How to Make Your Own eJuice: A DIY Guide
Vape juice or E juice is the fluid that is used in electronic cigarettes to create the vapor. Making vape juices your own includes mixing of many elements together. These elements are nicotine, flavors, glycerin, and so on.
You can also add some personal preferences as per your interest. This article will help you to know how to make own vape juice.
DIY Vape juice
The homemade version of the retail e-liquid is the DIY vape juice. The same ingredients are used, but with infinite flexibility and customization. DIY e-liquid is a creative and cost-saving solution to the growing uncertainty surrounding vaping.
There is no need for deep knowledge in chemistry. Anyone who is capable of making a cocktail can make their own vape juice. Making this vape juice can be simple or difficult, depending on how much you know the process or criteria.
How to mix DIY vape juice
By weight: with the use of a scale, each ingredient is introduced to the mix by weighing it and taking its specific gravity into account. Simply put, an mL of VG is heavier than an mL of PG or an mL of flavoring. Don’t fret about the science though.
By volume: this method involves measuring each ingredient’s volume with the use of a large set of syringes (ideally one per ingredient). It is the easiest to understand for a beginner since liquids are normally measured this way, but it’s also less accurate and requires more supplies and cleaning.
Flavor concentrates: These determine what your juice will ultimately taste like. Make sure you only use concentrates made specifically for vape juice and stay away from stuff like essential oils—and any type of oil in general. There are thousands of individual concentrates to choose from, which can be combined to make countless unique recipes.
E-juice bottles: For your early experiments, buy a selection of 10 mL plastic bottles for test recipes and some 60 mL bottles to make large amounts of your favorite homebrew e-liquid. PET and HDPE plastic are great choices for long-term storage, but LDPE should also do the trick.
Bottles to store: Store your base liquid in individual squeeze bottles with nozzle tips to make it easy to add to your homebrew. A couple of 100 mL condiment bottles should be ideal. If you use nicotine, store your nicotine in amber or cobalt bottles—the dark color and solid glass helps slow the degradation.
Nicotine: Nicotine is optional, of course. The strength of nicotine you choose to buy depends on your preferred nicotine level. A 100 mL bottle of 36 or 48 mg/mL nicotine should be enough for beginners.
Tips for making Vape juice
- Go online, there are several social portals for eliquid recipe sharing where you can learn from others and share your great recipes.
- Use flavorings made for inhaling instead of using the commonly used food flavorings.
- If you want a great throat hit, add more PG.
- If you want dense vapor clouds, but want a mild throat hit, add more VG.
- Handle nicotine safely. Make sure kids, as well as pets, don’t have access to your “laboratory”, because nicotine can be poisonous if ingested.
But let’s be realistic, learning how to make vape juice can be time-consuming, but fun. It requires a lot of testing before you create the perfect mix. Whereas once you find it, it’s easy to replicate. It also costs less overall, compared to buying e-juice over and over again.