Electronic Cigarettes have become a very popular alternative to smoking, with many continuing to make the life changing switch today. The vast range of electronic cigarettes available continues to grow, as does the choice of e liquids. However, one problem with e juice, especially the more premium ranges, is the cost. Depending on your choice of e cig, you could burn through 10ml of e liquid very quickly, particularly if you use a sub-ohm device. Don’t be disheartened, there is one vaping craze in particular that has become increasingly more popular: DIY e juice. DIY e juice is, effectively, making your own, bespoke e liquid to suit your exact tastes and needs. Making your own allows you to determine the flavour, the nicotine strength and most importantly, how to spread the costs of vaping effectively.
What Ingredients Do You Need to Make E Juice? The basic ingredients that you need to make your own e juice are: 1. VG or PG. This can be bought from many high street stores such as boots, but make sure you buy USP grade (ask at the counter if you are unsure of which one to buy). Note: If you want to make e juice with nicotine, we suggest you buy PG unflavoured 100mg from Mixology Vapes in NZ. 2. E juice Flavouring: VapeOz sells plenty of ejuice flavouring online and instore, a simple search on TFA should bring up a lot of choice. 3. Distilled Water: This is used the thin out the e juice, make sure you don’t use tap water because it may contain unwanted additives. Here’s where it gets a little technical.. but don’t worry, we’ve got you covered with this easy-to-follow guide on how to make your own e juice:
1. Bottles Bottles come in a variety of sizes, from 10ml and 120ml bottles which can be used for measuring and mixing up tester flavours, to 10, 30, 50, 60 and 120ml bottles which you can use to keep your favourite flavours safe. Most vendors do sell empty bottles, but it’s a good idea to keep any empty bottles from pre-mixed e liquids that you buy, this will save money for future DIY mixes – just make sure you wash them out well.
2. Containers Using a container is not necessary for your average DIY vaper, however, if you want to make large batches of e liquids, you might want to invest in some beakers to allow for larger quantities.
3. Syringes Syringes and pipettes are essential for getting the right quantity of each liquid into your DIY mix. Using these precise tools allow you to extract the exact amount of nicotine, PG, VG, and flavour concentrate needed, and makes transferring it to your mixing container safe, quick and easy.
4. Latex/non latex gloves Gloves are an invaluable part of the DIY process as they protect your skin from spillages. Nicotine can be absorbed through the skin, so always protect your hands. They are also important for keeping your hands clean as you mix different flavours. Make sure you get a powder-free glove to ensure your mix stays pure and avoid any unwanted contamination.
5. Kitchen roll Always keep some kitchen roll handy. It’s great for mopping up any spillages, wiping clean any blunt dripper needles, cleaning up bottle tops and generally keeping your vape kit dry during your experiments.