The Complete Guide on How to Make Your Own Vape Juice
Making your own e-liquid gives complete freedom to design your perfect vape juice. In this guide will we go through each step of creating your own e-liquid. We will also list the ingredients you’ll need and provide examples of the correct measurements to use to create the right nicotine strength.
Benefits of DIY E-Liquid
At first DIY e-liquid can seem complicated. However, once you master the mixing process and find the right blend for you it can become a convenient way of vaping. Batches can be made in larger quantities so vapers will only have to think about making more every few months rather than buying every week.
One of the fun parts of DIY vape juice is the endless flavour combinations that can be created. The freedom to mix unusual flavours that even the most edgy vape brands wouldn’t try allows you to discover hidden masterpieces.
Whether you are a direct-lung or mouth-to-lung vaper, DIY e-liquid allows you to control the PG/VG ratio to deliver a completely customised vape. Create a thick vape juice that offers huge clouds of vapour or a e-liquid with a strong throat hit for MTL vaping.
Make Sure to Have all the Materials
Here are all the ingredients you’ll need to get started.
VG and PG
PG and VG are the diluents within the e-liquid that make up the majority of the mixture. They provide different properties to the vape liquid that combined deliver the desired vaping experience depending on the PG/VG ratio. Propylene glycol (PG) carries the flavour and throat hit to provide the sensation of smoking. Vegetable glycerine (VG) is a thicker substance which is designed to create vapour when heated, producing larger clouds the higher the VG content.
Technically this ingredient is optional as some vapers don’t want to taste anything, they just require the nicotine from vaping. Most vapers prefer e-liquid with flavours and when making your own juice there is an endless possibility of combinations to make a bespoke flavour to suite you. For inspiration check out the Best Dessert E-Liquids for 2021.
This is also optional as many vapers over time lower their nicotine requirements and continue to vape to get the sensation of smoking without using cigarettes. When making DIY e-liquid with nicotine the strength can be customised to suit any requirement.
Other Additional Materials to Consider
It is not just the ingredients you will need to create your of vape juice, it is important to have the tools to make it accurately measure and safely mixed without the risk of contamination. E-liquid bottles, syringes, measuring cylinders, scales, gloves and tissue are all things you may need, depending how you are going to mix your e-liquid.
How to Mix E-Liquid Step by Step
- Choose a mixing bottle and add the required volume of flavour concentrate using a pipette or syringe.
- Insert the diluent using a syringe or blunt needle, into a measuring cylinder (a needle will be too narrow for VG so a wider syringe is the best option).
- Add the required volume of nicotine using the 10 ml syringe & blunt needle, or into a measuring cylinder.
- Replace dropper & cap on e-liquid mixing bottle.
- Shake well.
Know Your Numbers
It is important to use the right measurements when mixing e-liquid to ensure the right strength and consistency. Using a 30ml bottle as an example, 4.5ml of flavouring should be added.
- To create a 3mg vape juice add 5ml of VG based nic shot, plus 7.5ml of PG and 18ml of VG.
- For a 6mg e-liquid add a full bottle of VG nicotine (10ml nic shot) with 7.5ml of PG and 13ml vegetable glycerine.
- A 12mg vape liquid requires two bottles of vegetable glycerine-based nicotine (2 x 10ml nic shot) with 5.5ml of propylene glycol.
Steeping Your Vape Juice
Steeping is the process of storing e-liquid over a long period to enhance the flavour. The purpose of this is to mature the flavour and create an overall better taste. When steeping it is important to not leave it for too long as this can result in over-steeping the e-liquid. This can either make the taste too strong and unpleasant to vape, or weaken it and offer little to no flavour.
Some e-liquid flavours take longer than others to steep so it can be hard to work out when it is ready. Fruit flavours can take 1 or 2 days whereas a tobacco or sugary dessert flavours require over 2 weeks to reach their best.
Make it Easier with a DIY Kit
This was our guide to make your own e-liquid. At the Electronic Cigarette Company we stock all the ingredients you’ll need to create your own vape juice including the best quality diluents and flavour concentrates. If you want to find out more about e-liquid then check out the rest of our support page for guides and FAQs. We also post regular articles on our Blog including reviews about the latest releases from top brands.
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