Are you in the market looking for a new e-liquid, but cannot find the right juice of your choice?
Let’s Suppose you find your favorite juice, but the proportion of VG/PG is not according to your need? Maybe VG/PG is good, but the nicotine strength is not what you wanted? Are you tired of spending your hard-earned money on so-called premium E-juice? Do you live in a country or a place where you do not have a store to buy a new juice for you? You have come to the right place, because we have an answer for you.
Making your own E-juice is simple and easy. It will save you a lot of money, and you will be able to make a juice exactly the way you wanted. You can set your own nicotine strength, throat hit, PG/VG ratio whether you’re making a juice for cloud chasing or flavor chasing.
There are, basically, four main ingredients in your E-Liquid
1. Vegetable Glycerin – VG.
Vegetable Glycerin on its own is thick and sweet chemical. It is what provides the body to your Liquid. The more the ratio of Glycerin in E-Juice the denser and smoother the clouds will be.
2. Propylene Glycol – PG.
3. Diluted Nicotine (PG/VG Based).
Nicotine in E-juice comes in the form diluted with either PG or VG. Those who want to make the max VG juice so that they can chase bigger clouds, tend to use VG diluted nicotine. Those who want better throat hit and flavor tend to use PG Diluted nicotine.
As PG is the carrier of flavor there are many brands selling One-Shot Flavor Concentrates of your choice to make your own E-Juice. One Shot Concentrates comes in wide variety of range of whatever taste of flavor you’re into whether it be fruity, tobacco, soft drinks or desserts…etc.
Things to need for DIY E-Juice
- Vegetable Glycerin 99.9% USP Grade
- Propylene Glycol 99.9% USP Grade
- Diluted Nicotine
- Flavor Concentrate
- Empty Bottles
- Flask with ML markings
- Beaker for Shaking
- Syringes for Precision
- Surgical Hand Gloves
All things can be easily bought from your local superstore.
Once you get all the things, I want you to follow down these steps:
1. Open your web browser and Go to http://www.steam-engine.org/juice.html.
2. Here you will find a calculator for your E-Juice.
3. In the Calculator you will enter the Values as you desire. Here I have Given an example of 60ml liquid, of 6mg nicotine 50VG/50Pg E-Juice.
3.a. In the Batch Section as shown in “Step 1” of image enter total quantity. 3.b. In the Flavoring section “Step 2” Enter the percentage of Flavor. Best mix ratio is always mentioned by the manufacturer of One-shot concentrate 3.c. In “Step 3” enter the Diluted Nicotine Strength. Its always written on the bottle. 3.d. In “Step 4” enter the final nicotine strength you want in your juice. 3.e. Now you get the final Calculations of the mix.
4. Take your beaker and Syringes. Wear gloves. Draw the chemicals through a syringe and put in the beaker
5. Give a nice shake to your beaker.
6. Fill in your 60ml bottle from the beaker.
7. Now store it in a cool Dark Place for Steeping.
All of your juices requires Steeping. Steeping is the time when you store your juice in a dark place like your drawer away from light so they can chemically bond to each other. If the juices are not steeped well enough, you cannot experience the true flavor. Steeping time is always mentioned by the manufacturer of your one-shot concentrate. In general rule of thumb, 8 days are required for good steeping. If you want to speed up the steeping time, you can buy an ultrasonic steeper. After steeping is done, you can vape your own handcrafted Premium E-Juice.
Please share with us your experience in making your own juice, below in the comments.