How to make vape juice at home
It’s all right when you wonder how to make vape juice and imagine an Einstein-like old scientist (who has seen better days), mixing some explosive chemicals in a dark laboratory, surrounded by truckloads of exotic laboratory apparatuses, with a loud sound of something boiling in the background. But that’s far from the fact because it’s easy to make e-juice, but the outcome can range from a fluid you immediately want to throw down the drain to the finest e-juice ever, or something in between. You can get to know how to make e-juice anywhere, in your kitchen or garage, depending on the desired quantity, but you’ll need some specific ingredients and equipment.
Items you will need include:
Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin, Nicotine (handle with caution), Flavouring, A Measuring Jug, Syringes, Gloves (for handling Nicotine), Empty bottles
Many e-liquid vendors sell most of the equipment that you’ll need to get started. Yeah!, now you’ve got all of the ingredients and you’re ready to make a mix. First, let’s go and find a calculator that we can use so we know how much we need for each ingredient. I still use the e-liquid calculator here because I find it easy to use, but please use your favorite calculator.
I will be making 30ml with a nicotine power of 36 mg for this write-up. I would also like the mix to be a combination of 70pg and 30vg using 5 percent flavoring. Sound complicated? It’s not until you put those values in the calculator that you’ll get an idea of how much of each ingredient you’ll have to put in.
For this example, we will need:
- Nicotine juice 36 mg (100% PG) – 13.33ml
- PG dilutant – 6.17ml
- VG dilutant 9ml
- Flavoring 1.5ml
Yes, we now know how much of every ingredient we need to use so let’s get on some rubber gloves and mix it up!
Fill your syringe first and put the VG and PG in an empty jar. I like to put the flavoring and nicotine in last. When you’ve put all these in the bottle. Put the lid on, and shake it well. Some people vaporize their mixes instantly but I prefer to leave them to settle for a couple of weeks in a warm spot, this is known as steeping
I highly recommend a natural steeping method, called “breathing.” Just remove the cap, and allow the juice to breathe. It also helps the alcohol used to evaporate away in certain flavors. Your juice would need to steep anywhere from a few days to a week or more, depending on your ratio and flavoring. A helpful thumb rule for steeping is that the “heavier” the taste of the drink, the longer it has to steep. A white chocolate mocha with a touch of chai would take significantly more time than a strawberry or menthol to achieve peak flavor. That’s all for DIY vape juice.
https://flavorah.com is a great place to get flavorings. Flavorah is a well-known manufacturer of quality flavor concentrates and vape juice supplies.