Electronic cigarette liquid is a combination of water, e-liquid base, flavorings and a fixed amount of genuine nicotine. You can prepare your own e-liquid effortlessly in order to save money as well as to have your unique taste. Here are some suggestions, tips and things required to make your own E-liquid.
Things needed to make E-liquid:
- E-liquid base: The main e-liquid bases you can use in your preparation are Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). The e-liquid base is the ingredient that creates the smoke or fog in the e-cigarette. Nicotine juice or nicotine liquid is included in PG and VG at a certain percentage. PG helps the e-cigarette to have a stronger throat hit while VG creates more vapor. According to your preference, you can use PG, VG or a mixture of both and o can also have this mixture without nicotine.
- Distilled water: You need to use potable purified water as other type of water contains lot of elements.
- Vape Liquid Flavours: You need to use a food grade, waste soluble and temperature resistant flavourings. For most flavours, you need to use approximately 5% to 20% and in case you are mixing flavours, then this percentage would be the total of all flavours. It is advisable to start with a low percentage of the flavour which you can gradually add to suit your taste.
Approximate Nicotine level for your e-liquid:
The milligram (mg) of nicotine is the amount of nicotine per milliliter (ml) of e-liquid. The standard levels of nicotine used in e-cigarettes are; 0mg to 10mg of nicotine is low, 11mg to 16mg is medium, 17mg to 24mg is high and 25mg to 36mg is extra high. You should never exceed the nicotine more than 36 mg as it is dangerous.
Procedure to make your own E-liquid:
Mixing: if you want to make 10 ml of E-liquid with 18 mg of nicotine per ml , 50%PG 50%VG with 10% flavoring and also you have unflavored nicotine liquid, 36 mg 50%PG 50%VG. You need to mix this well by putting these in a bottle and shake well. Blend 1 ml of the flavor, 2ml of PG and 2 ml of VG or 4ml of 50%PG 50%VG mixed liquid and 5ml of 36 mg 50%PG50%VG unflavored nicotine liquid. 1ml of E-liquid is 10% of 1 ml flavor, 2 ml of PG and 2 ml of VG, the total of flavor, PG and VG is 5 ml. This dilutes the 5 ml of nicotine to half its strength.
You can also use water, Vodka or PGA (pure gain alcohol) to dilute this e-liquid depending on individual preference.
Use E-liquid syringes and empty bottles: You can use 1 ml syringes with needles, for mixing flavors and 10 ml ones without needles, for nicotine liquid and PG/VG. Also you can use small 5ml or 10 ml plastic bottles with droppers also for mixing.
If you prefer to have a thicker smoke, then you can omit mixing water. Also you need to readjust the flavor intensities by using various e-liquid bases and distinctive nicotine concentrations according to your individual preference.