A 10ML bottle in DIY for vaping costs approximately between 0.80cts and 1.10€. However, it is not a question of mixing ML with PG / VG or of dosing a homemade e-liquid at random, especially with the aromas. We will therefore approach the steps of the DIY e-liquid.
Indeed, it is very important to handle nicotine bases with care via the recommended proportions. For beginners, we offer bases that are already ready to be mixed to avoid any risk of overdosing: PG + VG + Nicotine Booster.
When making a DIY e-liquid, it is strongly recommended to use gloves and goggles to protect yourself during manipulations, nicotine or concentrated DIY aromas can be dangerous in contact with the skin.
Bu this DIY e-liquid guide, you will be able to make homemade e-liquid step by step:
Choose a PG / VG nicotine base (or not)
The PG (Propylene Glycol) allows to accentuates the HIT (contraction of the larynx in the throat) and expresses the aromas very well while the V G (Vegetable Glycerin) brings the volume of vape to the expiration, it also offers a sensation creamier in the mouth but tends to clog vape atomisers. You are free to choose the right compromise for your DIY dosage.
Finally, you will have to select the nicotine level of your bases between 0 mg, 2 mg, 4 mg, 6 mg and 12MG.
If you start with the dosage of a homemade e-liquid, we advise you to start with 1 or maximum 2 DIY flavours such as peach/melon for example. Otherwise, you risk not finding any of your aromas in your mouth. Note that there are pre-mixed complex aromas, if they are badly associated with another DIY aroma you can then obtain a rather unpleasant flavour. The dosage of flavours for e-liquid is complex, to obtain the perfect mix.
Diyists more experienced in the field compose precise and perfectly dosed recipes that can go up to 8 flavours or more. Most of the time, we can distinguish each aroma, whether on inspiration or expiration.
There are flavours for all taste buds, so you can choose between a tobacco flavour, fruity flavour, gourmet flavour, mint flavour or drink flavour.
Choose your DIY electronic cigarette additives
DIY additives have no particular smell but play an essential role in your recipes. For example, the “sweetener” will allow you to sweeten your juice or the “Koolada” will add a note of freshness in the mouth that can last up to several minutes. It is important to read the descriptions carefully to associate them with the right aromas, and above all to use the recommended DIY dosages.
To minimize the risks mentioned above, we strongly advise you to use gloves and goggles during your manipulations. Equip yourself with a graduated filling syringe to transfer your bases. Finally, bring blank bottles and DIY labels to write the name of your recipes on the bottles. It would be nerd, not to have rated it if you get an insane taste.
Now you know how to make homemade e-liquid, so get to work! You now have everything you need to start DIY e-liquid with this Tutorial, but before leaving with your head down, it is best to follow certain recommendations:
In the field of electronic cigarettes and DIY, we assume that 1 ml of aroma equals approximately 30 drops. If you’re new to dosing, it’s not easy to know how many drops to add to your mixture. It depends on the power of each aroma. Only the tests will allow you to increase or decrease the concentration. During the 1st test, it is recommended to read the technical sheet of the DIY aroma in question, and if nothing is indicated you can carry out the first test with 30 drops (all aromas combined). On a 10ML bottle, the concentration will then be 10% aromas, i.e. 1 ml or 30 drops, plus 9 ml of PG/VG base.
Example for a DIY Kiwi – Banana e-liquid:
5% Kiwi aroma, i.e. 0.5 ml or 15 drops
5% Banana aroma, i.e. 0.5 ml or 15 drops
90% PG/VG base, i.e. 9 ml or 270 drops
The steep is a key phase for the success of your creation. Indeed, this step will allow the aromas to bind their molecules to your PG / VG base. And of course to release as much of their capacity as possible.
Making a DIY e-liquid steeper consists of letting your liquids rest in (total) darkness:
For the fresh ones, it takes around 1 to 2 days of steeping, for the fruity ones 3 to 4 days, for tobacco and gourmands 7 to 10 days and finally 10 to 15 days for complex blends.
Now that you are up to speed with this DIY E-Liquid Tutorial, you can try to reproduce the best e-liquids or simply let your imagination run wild.