Shelf Life of Vegetable Oils and Butters
Weights and Measures Conversion guide

 Note! You are advised to double-check the formulation of all recipes before making any of them. Recipes using sodium or potassium hydroxide should be run through a lye calculator before use.

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This chart should be used as a helpful guide, please ask your supplier for more information or to find out the type of oil you are buying.
Shelf life can vary greatly depending on storage containers, location, opened, etc.
Most oils can successfully be frozen for longer may also add natural anti-oxidants or preservatives
(I prefer to refer to them as extenders) to increase your shelf life, some examples are mixed tocopherols, ROE, wheat germ oil.....

Short Shelf Life Oils-
under 3 months, * denotes those thatmay
last up to 6 months if kept cool, unopened.
3-6 month Shelf Life, *denotes possibly longer shelf life
if kept cool and unopened, usually 12 months.
9-12 month Shelf Life or longer, denoted
 with * and kept cool,unopened.
Flax  Soy  Safflower(high oleic)
Grapeseed* Hazelnut* Corn
Sunflower Almond* Sunflower (high oleic)
Walnut* Apricot Kernel* Olive oil *
Aloe Vera Oil Canola
Evening Primrose Avocado oil (refined) *
Borage Jojoba*
Hemp Fractionated Coconut*
Macadamia Castor*
Peanut Cocoa Butter
Pecan Coconut*
 Pistachio Palm*
Rice Bran Oil* Wheat Germ
Sesame* Emu
Safflower Kukui Nut
Cottonseed* Shea Butter
Lanolin* Kokum Butter
Sal Butter


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Weights and Measures Conversion guide *note: conversions are approximates, for example,
 there is no one answer for the amount of drops in 1 ounce. The amount varies
depending on consistency, orifice size, temperatures, etc.

cup = .25 qts.
cup = .5 pint
cup = 16 Tablespoons
cup = 48 teaspoons
cup = 8 fl. ounces
Dram = .125 ounce
Gallon = 128 fluid ounces
Gallon = 231 cu. inches (liquid)
Gallon = 3,785 millileters
Grains = .0648 grams
Grams= 15.43 grains
Grams = 1,000 milligrams
Grams = .0353 ounces
Kilogram = 1,000 grams
Kilogram = 2.2046 pounds
Lb. water = .016 cubic ft.
Lb. water = 27.68 cubic in.
Liter = 2.1 pints (liquid)
Liter = 1.06 quarts (liquid)
Ounces = 2 Tablespoons (liquid)
Ounces = 6 teaspoons (liquid)


      10 drops =  0.5 ml
      15 drops =  0.75 ml
      20 drops =  1.0 ml
      40 drops =  2.0 ml
      60 drops =  3.0 ml
      80 drops =  4.0 ml
      100 drops =   5.0 ml =  1 teaspoon
      300 drops =  15.0 ml = 1 tablespoon
      600 drops =  30.0 ml = 1 ounce
     120.0 ml = 4 ounces

Grams to Ounces/Ounces to Grams

Divide grams by 28.4 to get ounces.
Multiply ounces by 28.4 to get grams.