It is clear that vaping it`s not only about using a mod to vape, but it is also about personalization and how people make their vaping richer in taste and flavor.
Even though there is an extremely wide range of flavors available on the market, for sure any person who vapes had always thought about a certain special flavor that would be amazing to have it and taste it. So we have good news for all of you! Here you will be able to find information on how to make your own e-liquid at home.
From the very beginning, it is important to know that doing a liquid is as interesting as cooking a nice meal. There are some ingredients that need to be considered, some tools and of course the “cooking book” with the precious instructions included. Vaping means also fun so you will have the chance to do experiments while making the flavor very personal. Let`s start with the precious ingredients first.
Three main ingredients you will need for your DIY E-liquid
First of all, you will need the following ingredients and some apparatus to get you started.
Diluted Nicotine is the first very important ingredient in your recipe for e-liquid. Nicotine has its own flavor, so it will depend on how much or little you will put in your liquid. This is the reason why many people buy from the very beginning Diluted Nicotine with VG, just to make sure that the Nicotine will not interfere with the good taste of the liquid. When it comes to industry, specialists consider an amount of 100mg/mL for their liquids. But do not forget that Nicotine is a dangerous substance when it comes to a high concentration for skin and inhalation. So make sure you are using it correctly or simply use a smaller amount of it from the very beginning.
PG and VG
The second important ingredient is the Propylene glycol (PG) or the Vegetable glycerin. (VG) Both of these ingredients will help in diluting the nicotine. Also, in most of the cases, the two are combined and they are presented under the form of ratios. The ratios that are widely used are 70/30, 50/50 or 50/40/10 water.
The third ingredient is, of course, the flavor of your choice. There are many flavors on the wide market that you can buy. You can also combine them and have some fun while experimenting.
Equipment: Bottles, Containers, Pipettes and Gloves
Equipment will help you have the optimal environment for conducting the creation of the liquid. Also, equipment helps you work safely.
You will need some bottles where you will create the liquid. Consider some plastic bottles for your experiments and choose small bottles that will help you work more accurately when it comes to measurements.
Containers are important, as you can choose the ones that also have a graduation. This means you will be able to measure the right quantity of ingredients.
Pipettes are a good choice when working with small amounts of ingredients. Syringes are a pretty good option too.
Remember there are some ingredients that can be dangerous for your skin. So make sure you will be well protected while working.
The recipe instructions!
These instructions can help you create the liquid with the wanted flavor. Just pay attention to details and for sure you will do a good job!
Step 1: Determine the level of nicotine
The strength of nicotine is very important for your liquid to have a nice flavor. Of course, a little bit of math can help here and there is a formula you can easily follow.
So the Strength in mg/mL multiplied with the Volume in mL will give you the milligrams of nicotine you will need. For instance, if you want a 50 mL of 8 mg/mL of diluted nicotine, this means that the 50×8 will result in 400 milligrams of nicotine for a formula of 50 mL.
With these 400 milligrams, you will determine the volume of nicotine needed by the help of the second formula of (amount needed)/( strength of nicotine). Therefore, you have 100mg/mL Nicotine which means you will need the 400mg/(100mg/mL) which is equal to 4mL. The same formula applies if you have 25 mg/mL nicotine as 400mg/(25mg/mL)=16mL.
Step 2: Transfer nicotine to bottle
Just put on your gloves and take with a pipette the 16mL nicotine from the container and place it in the bottle. It won`t be that easy to extract the correct amount so there are different methods you can try.
One of them is to take more nicotine in the pipette and just depress it easy until you arrive at the wanted amount. The second option is to split the amount into smaller amounts. So if you need 16 mL nicotine, just put 5mL at once.
Step 3: Put the flavor in
The next step is to get the wanted flavor or the wanted combination of flavors and place it in the same bottle with nicotine. The proper dilution for an e-liquid is 10%. This means that if you want to make 50mL liquid you will need 5mL of flavor.
Use a clean pipette and get the correct amount of flavor. This is the moment when you can also play with the intensity of the flavor. You can stick to the recipe or just put more or less flavor. But a lot of flavors can have a bad chemical taste, while a mix of different flavors can have a different taste than you expected.
A good advice is to simply taste flavor just with some PG or VG before adding it to the recipe. This is how you can get a more accurate idea regarding the taste of the flavor that you will add your liquid.
Step 4: You`ll need some PG or VG as well
Considering the fact that you will have at the end 50mL of flavor, you have by far 16mLs of nicotine and the 5 mLs of flavor. This means that the rest of 29 will be the VG of the PG. Take another clean pipette and choose a method for placing the PG or the VG in the bottle.
Step 5: Shake well the bottle and let it rest!
Now that you have all the ingredients in the bottle, just secure the cap and shake it. Remember you will need to shake the bottle really well for a few minutes to some weeks as this is the only way for the ingredients to blend very well. The amount of wait time is determined by the type of flavor and his components.
In the end
So now you`ve got the basics for your own flavor. You are free to experiment and have fun. Remember that the flavor may not be so amazing at the very beginning. But by trying and gaining experience you will become a master in liquids and flavors. There are also kits on the market that will help you create your own liquids.
They include all the needed tools and ingredients for making the wanted flavor easier than ever. However you can choose your own way of doing it, just remember to stay safe and to have fun!