When it comes to making e-liquids, there are several things that you need. You need to get a DIY e-juice starter kit. You need a complete kit and know how to use it so you can make your own vape juice. Here are the things that make the e-juice starter kit.
In addition to the DIY e-juice kit, you will need some ingredients for you to make your e-juice. They are PG or VG, Flavors and nicotine. Once you have all of these in your possession, you can follow this step by step DIY process to making your vape juice and tweak it as you improve.
- Determine the strength of the nicotine
The amount of nicotine can be measured using the formula below.
(strength in ml/mg) (volume in ml) = nicotine amount in mg
For instance, 50ml of 8mg/ml e-liquid will need 400mgs of nicotine.
(amount needed) / (strength of diluted nicotine) = Volume to use
Using the same example: With 100mg/ml of diluted nicotine and needing 400mg
400/100 = 4ml
- Extract nicotine from the container
Put on your gloves to avoid any accidental spills on your skin and to avoid contaminating the nicotine.
Since you are making a 100ml of 8ml/mg e-liquid, you will need to extract 4ml from your nicotine bottle.
Drawing the right amount can be tedious. The easiest way you can do this is by drawing up slightly more than 4ml then carefully remove the excess until you reach the 4ml mark. To prevent wastage, keep the syringe pointed into the nicotine container. While drawing the nicotine, beware of air bubbles that can throw off your measurements.
- Transfer the nicotine to the bottle
Once you have obtained the right amount, transfer it to the 100ml plastic bottle.
- Measure and add your flavors
Choose your preferred flavor combination. The recommended dilution is 10% of the entire volume. Since you are making 100ml, you will need 10% which is 10ml. If this is your first time, you can try one flavor then gradually mix it with other flavors.
- Measure and add your PG /VG
PG and VG is the base used for the e-liquid. The E-liquid already has a lot of PG from the nicotine and flavoring so in this case, it’s best to use VG. Deduct the nicotine and flavor volume from 100ml and add the VG. Use a clean syringe to transfer the VG to the bottle. However, you should not have a bottle that fills to the brim to allow for additional space for mixing.
If you want a PG and VG ratio that has more PG, you can use diluted nicotine of a higher strength.
- Secure the bottle
Secure the bottle with a drip tip and a child-resistant cap.
- Shake the bottle well
Shake the bottle thoroughly to ensure everything spreads out evenly. You can use an e-juice mixing kit to make things easier for you. Over time, the components might separate so you will need to shake the bottle regularly. If you find your arm getting tired, you can get yourself DIY e-liquid mixing kits.
- Steep for a while then enjoy
Steeping involves giving the e-juice time to rest and air. During this process, the chemicals mix and react with each other in the presence of air. Giving the e-juice time to breathe can make a big difference in the taste of different flavors.
Steeping for a few days is advised for vanillas, creams, custards and fruit flavors.