So you want to start making vape juice. One thing you should know is that making vape juice is not as complicated as you may think. This is why we have compiled this easy step-by-step guide to get you started to making vape juice like a pro.
If you are a beginner in DIY vape juice, you are in the right place. Making vape juice is not rocket science or some Ph.D. level chemical equation. It’s a simple plus and minus. We will get to that right away so you can see how easy it is. You can even start making vape juice today.
Now, let’s get to the five simple steps to make your own e-liquid.
STEP 1: Your Supplies and Ingredients
Before you start to think about mixing your e-liquid, you need to know the things you need to get started.
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Propylene Glycol
- Gloves and goggles
- Empty bottles
- A measuring jug
Note that not all flavors are suitable for vaping. Make sure you get from a trusted brand like Flavorah. The company sells PG solvent flavors because oil-soluble flavors are not suitable for vaping.
STEP 2: Be Safe
You are working with chemicals so you want to make sure you handle them with care. Nicotine, for example, needs to be handled with maximum care. Hence the need for protection like gloves and goggles. Put them on before you even begin setting your workstation i.e. where you will be doing all the mixing.
If you accidentally spill any chemical, especially nicotine on yourself, immediately go and wash it off. If you feel any irritation, or you feel unwell, seek medical help immediately. Your safety is more important than completing that batch of e-liquid.
STEP 3: Measure Your Ingredients
Now you have everything all set, so what’s next? If you are a beginner, it is advisable to follow a simple already-made e-liquid recipe so you can get used to the process. You can search from a variety of resources online till you find a suitable one. Get your syringes handy because you will be using them to measure the ingredients.
Once you find a suitable recipe, next you will need to grab a calculator. Don’t worry you will not be doing any statistics here. Next, you want to measure the vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), nicotine (if you will be using it in your mix), and flavoring according to the recipe you choose to work with.
STEP 4: Mixing All Your Ingredients
The part we have all been waiting for. Once you have measured all the ingredients, start by dripping the flavoring into a bottle. Add in your nicotine (if you are using it). When adding nicotine, make sure to avoid any spills. Now, add your base i.e. vegetable glycerine and propylene glycol. Once you are done, cover the bottle and shake it vigorously so all the ingredients mix perfectly.
STEP 5: Steeping and Cleaning Up
Now you are done. You can either vape your e-liquid right away or steep it. Steeping allows all the ingredients to mix well and improve the overall flavor.
Now, make sure to rinse off all the utensils you used and clean up your workstation. Store any unused ingredients as they will come in handy next time.
So you see, DIY vape juice is not so much of a big deal. Once you get the hang of it, you will be making vape juice flavors that will blow your friends away.