Make Your Own Fog Juice

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Introduction: Make Your Own Fog Juice

Make your very own fog juice that is cheap and very effective!

All you need is a few things.

Supplies:

• Distilled Water
• Glycerin 
• Container (empty bottle)
• Fog Machine
• Measuring Cup

Step 1: Distilled Water

Distilled means that there are no minerals in the water. Those minerals build up in small pipes and tubes, such as in a fog machine.

Please buy distilled water for this.

Step 2: Mix Water & Glycerin

Very Thick Smoke:
30% Glycerin | 70% Water

Thick Smoke:
20% Glycerin | 80% Water

Less Thick Smoke:
15% Glycerin | 85% Water

Step 3: Store in a Container

Store your final solution into an empty, clean container. Make sure to store all unused fog juice is stored properly. Keeping fog juice in the fog machine can also cause impurities to grow in it, ruining it and potentially the machine.

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47 Discussions

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Beelight
Beelight

Question 4 months ago on Introduction

What steps can be used to make oil based haze fluid

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kimberliridgeway
kimberliridgeway

Answer 17 hours ago

I added essential oils to my juice and as long as you clean the head of the fog machine it works well.

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t-rayms
t-rayms

25 days ago

What if i want to convert a hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) solution into fog? Do i swap the water in your formula wtih H2O2?
for example:

Very Thick Smoke:
30% Glycerin | 70% H2O2 solution ?

will this work? My purpose is to disinfect rooms in my house against covid.

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saikatmagician
saikatmagician

Reply 2 days ago


Don't use hydrogen peroxide, mix liquid sanitizer 20% + 20%Glycerine + 60% Water. Don't use much glycerine for Sanitizing purpose.

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VICPETERS
VICPETERS

4 years ago

Is that vegetable glycerin or polypropelene glycol?

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JonDoenan
JonDoenan

Reply 10 months ago

Veg

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Munzermorrar
Munzermorrar

4 years ago

hello. would adding a food coloring or some sort of scent, change the color or smell of the fog. and also, would it be possible to take this liquid put it into a container, and then like drop in something redhot and have same effect?

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JonDoenan
JonDoenan

Reply 10 months ago

Scented oils would work for smell but for color. Do not add anything like food coloring. It will ruin your machine. You need to use light under the fog to produce an effect safely

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gategolden018
gategolden018

Question 1 year ago on Step 2

Hi how can you convert glycerin and distilled water into a thick fog? What element and cotton are you using

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JonDoenan
JonDoenan

Answer 10 months ago

This is not for vaping!

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gategolden018
gategolden018

Question 1 year ago on Step 2

What kind of glycerin is used for thick fog? Which smoke does not smell?

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JonDoenan
JonDoenan

Answer 10 months ago

Go to any pharmacy and ask the pharmacist. They will show you which one is safe. Its the glycerin thats good for chapped skin

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JonDoenan
JonDoenan

10 months ago

Probably not a good idea to put bleach in your mix if storing it. Just make more or store with a tight lid for reuse. Remember folks..It is cheap to make.

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JimC282
JimC282

1 year ago on Introduction

I realy appreciate this info. My wife and i own a burlesque dinner thester called the boom boom room stl in St Louis. I run lights and sound. I need a ton of fog. The place was a smoking bar and the ac units really move and vlean a lot of air. However. Humbly I say. This did not work for me. Considering it just Glycol and distilled water im thinking I may have got the wrongs stuff. I got the food grade kind. So. It smokes. But it disappears in a about 15 seconds like the quick disappearing kind for guisers.

Minerals do not cause water to become stagnant. You are confusing bacteria & minerals. The reason it's called diSTILLed water is that it is run thru a STILL as stated by wnnorton. boiling will only concentrate the minerals as the pure water escapes as steam. ( I work in the film industry & repair fog machines as well as many other types of equipment). Most of the fog fluid used in professional setups is based on a non-toxic substance similar to anti-freeze (glycol based). DO NOT use anti-freeze,it IS TOXIC !!
Other than that great instructable !!

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SiacriS
SiacriS

Reply 2 years ago

That steam from the boiling water is your distilled water...you just have to capture the steam and you have distilled water. Propylene Glycol can be used as well as glycerine..both of these are the same ingredients the vaping,/e-cig industry uses to carry the flavor and "smoke" effect of electronic cigarettes. I doubt adding food coloring would change the fog color or I'm sure you would see vapers blowing out blue and pink clouds..I have been told certain flavors from my e-cig smell good and occasionally I'm told one stinks so scented fog is something to play around with. I have used lavender oil at three or four drops per quart and this works great.

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SiacriS
SiacriS

2 years ago on Step 2

Dry ice in small bundles wrapped in silk or thin cotton and placed low will help keep the home made fog near the ground and slow dissipation.. we used it this way for our band effects.

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JohnP743
JohnP743

2 years ago

I’ve had an issue with bacteria forming in my fog machines. It says to add a small amount of bleach to the solution. Is that okay to do even though it’s being heated? Breathing bleach seems like a bad idea, but maybe if it’s a benign amount it’s not as bad?

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Tanker777
Tanker777

2 years ago

can you use VASELINE as glycerin?

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EboneezerG
EboneezerG

5 years ago on Introduction

Making distilled water.

Distilled water can be created as a by-product of other devices in your home...

a) The ice that builds up in your refrigerator - though this can be quite dirty and contaminated with bits of food etc. depending on how clean you keep your fridge.

b) Water from a dehumidifier - this seems quite good. I'd recommend filtering it either through filter paper or through several thicknesses of kitchen paper to remove any dust. We use a dehumidifier to assist clothes drying and we produce several litres of distilled water every week. For long term storage, adding a few millilitres of isopropanol per litre distilled water seems to prevent any bacterial build up.