Learn to Mix E-Liquids – DIY
Have you ever thought about mixing your e-liquid on your own? Then this is the right guide for you. But before we start, let's talk about what e-liquid entails.
There are a lot of misconceptions about e-liquid, some people believe that e-liquid is different from e-juice and vape juice. No, they mean the same thing. Let's then get to the definition of e-liquid or whatever you wish to call it.
E-liquid, which is also known as e-juice and vape juice, is a liquid that is converted by an e-cig into vapor. There is a whole lot of e-liquid that there is a plus there are various vaping that requires a different type of vape juice. Now let's take a look at e-liquid ingredients.
So you might be thinking what the heck is an E-liquid ingredient or you might have heard people talk about vape pen flavours and vape concentrates. Any which way let’s talk about it.
Propylene Glycol: This is also referred to as PG in the vaping community. It is found in our everyday product, starting from toothpaste to shampoo to medication and lots more.
Vegetable Glycerin: It is also known as VG. VG is a thick viscous liquid that is extracted from palm plants. However, there are various ways to get vegetable glycerin, but the primary source is the palm plant.
E-liquid Flavors: These flavours are always food-grade. However, not all food-grade will work in vape concentrates, e.g. some ingredients are not suitable for vaporization.
Nicotine: They are considered to be an addictive substance, but this isn't necessary. You can add if you want to.
With that said, let's get into the details of mixing your e-liquid by yourself.
Steps by step process of mixing your e-liquid
With many people getting into the market of doing it yourself (DIY) e-liquid making, I will walk you through an easy step by step guide to make your e-liquid from scratch.
Step 1: What will you need
- Propylene Glycol
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Nicotine (handle with caution)
- A Measuring Jug
- Gloves (for handling Nicotine)
- Empty bottles
You can get all that’s listed above from e-liquid vendors.
Step 2: Caution
It should be noted that Nicotine has to be handled with utmost care. Please make sure you are on a glove when using Nicotine and if there is any spillage on your body, make sure you wash them thoroughly. If you feel unwell after this, make sure you visit a hospital.
Another thing I will love to add is that if you have never been a smoker, I will advise you to leave Nicotine out of your mixes, remember I said it isn't compulsory.
Step 3: Calculate your ingredients
Now you are ready to do it yourself,
- I will advise you to use this calculator so that you can know the number of ingredients needed.
- Various E liquids brands have their spec, but for this article, I will make a 30ml that has a nicotine strength of 36ml. PG and VG are 70% and 30% respectively, and 5% E-liquid flavour.
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So, in this example, you will need Nicotine juice of 36 mg, which is 100% PG and approximately 13ml, PG diluent of 6.17ml, VG diluent of 9ml and flavour of 1.5ml.
Step 4: Making your E-liquid
- Since we know the number of ingredients we are using now, let's get started.
- Put on your rubber gloves.
- Fill up your syringe and put the PG and VG into an empty bottle.
- Add the flavour and Nicotine (make sure these are added in last)
- Once you are done adding them in the bottle, put the lid and give it a thorough shake
Note: You can leave it for a while to cool, but some people vape their E-liquid instantly
You should know that your vaping devices range from E-cigarette which can be used for your E-cigarette liquid, vape pens and other advanced equipment. Vape pens flavours are numerous, and it depends on which one you are using.