Monday, August 1, 2011

What is a Pipette?

In making your own bath and body products, you may use an eye dropper to assist in the dispensing your essential oils to your products. But did you know that there is another mode of transferring these ingredients? There is an item called a pipette. Never heard of it? According to, "a pipette is a type of chemical dropper used in laboratory experiments to measure and transport fixed volumes of chemicals. There are several designs of pipettes but they all function in the same way. The pipette is inserted into a liquid-filled container, where it creates a vacuum. The vacuum suction draws up a designated amount of liquid and dispenses it into another. Pipettes are made with either borosilicate, aluminosilicate or quartz." Most of the pipettes I have seen for use of bath and body products have been made of some sort of plastic but since pipettes can be used for other industries such as chemistry they might be made of other types of materials. If you are interested in the full article on What is a Pipette?, then check out Wisegeek's article.


Anne-Marie said...

Pipettes are SO helpful when making bath and body products! My favorite use is for measuring fragrance and essential oils =)

accumaximum said...

Great post, I hope the voyage will be successful.
In the life sciences laboratory environment, there are few pieces of equipment which see more use than a multichannel Pipette and along with it, pipette tips.

Soap Crafter said...

Thamx Accumaximum!