Introduction: How to Make E Liquid

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With more and more people getting into DIY e liquid making, here is a step by step guide on making your own e liquid from scratch.

Step 1: What You Will Need

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First of all you will need the following ingredients and some apparatus to get you started.

  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Nicotine (handle with caution)
  • Flavouring
  • A Measuring Jug
  • Syringes
  • Gloves (for handling Nicotine)
  • Empty bottles

A lot of e liquid vendors stock most of the equipment you will need to get you started.

Step 2: Warning

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Before we continue I want to make sure you understand that Nicotine needs to be handled with care. ALWAYS use gloves when handling nicotine and if you accidentally spill any on yourself, wash it off thoroughly and if you feel unwell seek medical advice straight away. If you are getting into vaping and have never been a smoker then I would also advise to leave the nicotine out of your mixes. There is no need to get a nicotine habit when you can vape without it.

That said, lets move on to the next step!

Step 3: Calculating the Ingredients

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Ok so you have all your ingredients and are ready to make a mix. Firstly lets go and get a calculator that we can use so we know how much of each ingredient we need. I always use the e liquid calculator here as I find it is the easiest to use but feel free to use your favorite one.

For this write up I am going to make 30ml with a nicotine strength of 36mg. I also want the mix to be a 70pg and 30vg blend using 5% flavouring.

Sound complicated? It really isnt, if you put those values into the calculator you will have an idea of how much of each ingredient you will need to put in.

In this example, you will need:

  • Nicotine juice 36 mg (100% PG) - 13.33ml

  • PG dilutant - 6.17ml

  • VG dilutant 9ml

  • Flavouring 1.5ml

Step 4: The Fun Part ... Making E Liquid

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Ok, we now know how much of each ingredient we need to use so lets get on some rubber gloves and mix it right up!

First of all, fill up your syringe and put the VG and PG into an empty bottle. Once these are in I put the flavouring and the nicotine in last. Once you have them all in the bottle. Put the lid on and give it a good shake. Some people vape their mixes straight away, however I like to leave them to settle in a warm place for a couple of weeks, this is known as steeping.

Step 5: Thats All There Is to Making E Liquid!

I have also added a video above that shows the process of making e liquid being done. Once you get the hang of it you will be making e liquid in no time at all! The tough part is coming up with flavours that actually taste nice!

I hope you all find this information useful and if you have any questions do let me know.

Comments

ShadowPatriot90 (author)2015-07-13

Very well put together! I also appreciate adding the warning in there.

Bongmaster (author)2015-07-13

Nice :) clearly explained and with relevant warnings.

tomatoskins (author)2015-07-13

Really cool! Thanks for sharing!

3anout (author)2015-07-13

it seems incongruent that anyone would inhale nicotine and not realize how unhealthy it is after such a stern warning about getting it on the skin. Nicotine contributes to atherosclerosis in the circulatory system, which contributes to heart disease and stroke.

I admire ingenuity and enterprise, however using capes and ecigarettes are not good for the healt.

MedusaJuice (author)3anout2015-07-14

As stated above, you can use electronic cigarettes without nicotine, you have to remember that the whole point of e-cigs is to stop people smoking and to do that. they need to contain nicotine so that the user is not craving it. The idea is to start on a high level of nicotine and ween yourself down to nothing. That is how I gave up smoking and I now vape without any nicotine.

3anout (author)MedusaJuice2015-07-14

I'm aware that e-cigs and vaping are being promoted to help people stop smoking, and I applaud you for being able to do exactly that. I'm also aware that the tobacco companies are behind these products and that they are REALLY using them as nicotine delivery systems in an effort to get more teenagers and young people to start smoking. Tobacco use is on the decline in the United States and the tobacco companies are losing money because fewer people are using tobacco products.

Please be aware that some of the other chemicals used in e-cigs and vapes when combined can create formaldehyde, which would then be inhaled by the user.

MedusaJuice (author)3anout2015-07-14

Im sorry but I do not agree with you there. The tobacco companies are getting in to the industry as there are less people smoking cigarettes now as you pointed out and they are jumping on the band wagon to increase profits. As for targeting teenagers and young people, that is media nonsense as is the whole formaldehyde thing.
The experiment that showed e-cigs producing formaldehyde was de-bunked months ago and was due to the experimenters "dry burning" an atomizer without any e liquid in it.
There is an awful lot of propaganda in the media at the moment about e-cigs but if you do the proper research you will see that they have the potential to save millions of lives. I will leave this conversation alone now as this is not the place for debate, if you take a look at the experiments that have been done and peer reviewed so far, I think you will change your mind about e cigs.

wheeljam (author)2015-07-13

What do you use for flavoring??

MedusaJuice (author)wheeljam2015-07-14

If you are just starting off, a lot of e liquid vendors will sell flavourings for their mixes as well as giving you a rough percentage of how much to use. There are loads of places online where people submit their recipes which is a good place to start. It can get costly sometimes experimenting as I have made some horrible mixes in the past that I have had to throw away!

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