As a beginner vaper, you may find buying premade ejuice to be a costly endeavor. DIY-ing your ejuice not only gives you an opportunity to create your preferred flavors but also saves you a substantial amount of money in the long term. In this article, we will delve into the process of DIY-ing your ejuice while keeping your budget low.
Before you start creating your ejuice, you will need to gather the necessary ingredients that go into an ejuice. They include:
- Vegetable Glycerin (VG) - usually sourced from plants
- Propylene Glycol (PG) - sourced from petroleum
- Flavor Concentrates - sweeteners, fruits, menthol, tobacco, and so on
- Nicotine Liquid - this is only for those who prefer vaping with nicotine
You can buy these ingredients from various online shops or local stores near you. Buying in bulk is often cheaper compared to buying smaller quantities of these ingredients.
Tools You Will Need
- Safety goggles
- Syringes of various sizes
- Beakers or bottles to hold and mix your ejuices
- Stirring rods, spoons, or pipettes to mix the ingredients
- Labels - to mark the ingredients and date of mixing
Steps to make Ejuice
Preparing the Mixing Area and Ingredients
First and foremost, it is crucial to have a neat and clean mixing area. Clean your work table and all your tools with a disinfectant and let them dry. Once dry, put on gloves and safety goggles. You must also make sure to prepare your ingredients before you start mixing them.
The Nicotine Concentrate
If you choose to add nicotine to your ejuice, ensure that you are following the instructions that you find on the nicotine bottle. Most bottles of nicotine contain different strengths that you have to adhere to. That means you have to measure and add nicotine first before adding other ingredients.
The Flavour Concentrates
When you are making your ejuice, choose your flavoring concentrates from a credible source since low-quality flavoring could impact the flavor, which may not be what you want. After selecting your preferred flavor concentrate, measure the necessary amount and add in the mixing bottle or beaker.
The PG and VG
Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin may have different ratios depending on your preference. Nevertheless, you must measure the same amount of VG and PG into the mixing container or bottle. Afterwards, transfer the measured VG and PG into a mixture bottle or container that is labeled appropriately.
Shake and Mix
Once you have all your ingredients in the mixing container, stir or shake well. When you mix the ingredients well, you can begin to steep the mixture. Steeping is the process of permitting the flavors to mix thoroughly over time and to ensure that each component mixtures smoothly. You can do this by shaking the mixing container and holding it in a cool, dark spot for the flavor to impregnate.
Labeling the Ejuice
After mixing, you should label the container with the date, ingredients, and any vital notes you feel are necessary, like the steeping time required. Proper labeling ensures that you know the correct vaping and steeping timings.
DIY Ejuice is a bit of science and much art. But once you discover your favorite flavor, ratio mix, and the perfect steeping timing, it is only a matter of time before you realize how beneficial and cost-effective DIY ejuice can be. With the right tools, high-quality flavor concentrates, good hygiene, and a good understanding of the process, you can DIY your ejuice cheaply and to your liking.