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Comparing Bottle Sizes with Different Measuring Systems

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Do you get confused with all the different measuring systems for bottle sizes? Some bottles are measured by millileters, others by ounces, and some by drams. Wouldn’t it be nice to just have a standard measuring system that could be applied to all bottles? Unfortunately, this isn’t possible with all bottles. Even if you measured them all by drops (which can change based on the liquid the bottle contains), it would just be too impractical to call a 2 oz. bottle a 1,182-drop bottle instead. Try remembering that one!

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Since there isn’t a good way to have just one measuring system, we’ve put together a chart to help you compare the sizes a little better. First, let’s define what each of these measurements mean.

  • Milliliter (ml): Milliliters are used in the metric measurement system to measure units of liquid volume. One milliliter is equal to 1 cubic centimeter or 1/1000 of a liter.
  • Dram (fl. dr.): Drams come from the old English apothecary system and are used to measure units of liquid volume. One dram is equal to 1/8 of an ounce, or 3.697 milliliters.
  • Ounce (fl. oz.): Fluid ounces are used in the imperial measurement system to measure units of liquid volume. One fluid ounce is equal to 1/8 of a cup, or 29.574 milliliters.
  • Drop: Actual drop sizes can vary significantly, depending on the thickness of the oil and the size of the dropper. For purposes of this chart, we are using the pharmaceutical standard drop, or 0.05 milliliters. This is the approximate size of a drop of water.

Container Size Comparison Chart

Container Size = drams milli-
liters
ounces cups table-
spoons
tea-
spoons
drops

‘0’ Capsule

=

a. .135

a. .5

a. 1/64

a. 1/512

a. 1/32

a. 1/11

a. 10

’00’ Capsule

=

a. .189

a. .7

a. 1/40

a. 1/320

a. 1/20

a. 1/7

a. 14

1/6 dram

=

1/6

.62

1/48

1/384

1/24

1/8

a. 12

1/4 dram

=

1/4

.93

1/32

1/256

1/16

3/16

a. 18

1/2 dram

=

1/2

1.85

1/16

1/128

1/8

3/8

a. 37

5/8 dram

=

5/8

2.31

5/64

5/512

5/32

15/32

a. 46

1 dram

=

1

3.7

1/8

1/64

1/4

3/4

a. 74

2 dram

=

2

7.39

1/4

1/32

1/2

1-1/2

a. 147

4 dram

=

4

14.79

1/2

1/16

1

3

a. 295

5 ml

=

1.35

5

a. 1/6

a. 1/48

a. 1/3

a. 1

a. 100

10 ml

=

2.71

10

a. 1/3

a. 1/24

a. 2/3

a. 2

a. 200

15 ml

=

4.06

15

a. 1/2

a. 1/16

a. 1

a. 3

a. 300

30 ml

=

8.12

30

a. 1

a. 1/8

a. 2

a. 6

a. 600

1 oz.

=

8

a. 30

1

1/8

2

6

a. 591

2 oz.

=

16

a. 60

2

1/4

4

12

a. 1,182

4 oz.

=

32

a. 120

4

1/2

8

24

a. 2,365

6 oz.

=

48

a. 180

6

3/4

12

36

a. 3,548

8 oz.

=

64

a. 240

8

1

16

48

a. 4,731

12 oz.

=

96

a. 360

12

1.5

24

72

a. 7,097

16 oz.

=

128

a. 480

16

2

32

96

a. 9,463

32 oz.

=

256

a. 960

32

4

64

192

a. 18,927

64 oz.

=

512

a. 1,920

64

8

128

384

a. 37,854

*a. indicates approximate measurements. All other measurements are exact.

For more images comparing bottle sizes and other information, please visit the Bottle Size Information page on our website, AbundantHealth4u.com.

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