How to make vape juice?
Vape juice or as some know it as, e-juice or vapour liquid, is a mixture that includes: Water, food-grade flavouring, the level of nicotine or no nicotine at all, propylene glycol (PG) or vegetable glycerin (VG).
Why make your own vape juice? Well, the answer is quite simple.
• It tastes better because you can experiment with the flavours you enjoy and like the most.
• It is cheaper and will not cost you an arm and a leg.
• And lastly the quality is way better, due to you knowing what the liquid contains.
You do not have to be an Einstein or a science wiz to create your own juice. You just have to follow these steps and you are ready to go:
Some VG and PG. You will need approximately 100ml of each. Get a premade bases where the ratio of VG and PG is already mixed. Next, you will need some plastic bottles as well as pipettes. The best part is choosing the flavouring that you will enjoy.
Take your 50 ml empty plastic bottle and use the plastic pipettes to drip 10 to 20 droplets of flavouring. Fill the bottle halfway with PG and the rest with VG till the top. Now shake your mixture and let it sit for a few hours, giving the bubbles time to settle down.
Taste your mixture and enhance it till you are satisfied.
When making your own vape juice, there are 2 methods to choose from to mix your e-juice:
1. Mixing by weight
Taking each ingredient and weighing it, by using a scale and estimating its gravity.
2. Mixing by volume
Each ingredient’s volume is measured by using large syringes, one per ingredient. This is the easiest method but not as accurate. Using a calculator when mixing, will also simplify things by translating percentages to ml, but will tell you exactly the number of the nicotine base fill you need to satisfy you. When it comes to nicotine, never eyeball it, because it is poisonous on its own.
It does not matter which method you choose; you will need the following ingredients to make your ideal vape juice:
• Base liquid
You will need your VG and PG; these are the most important ingredients. The base liquid, which is zero nicotine, can also be bought premixed. But rather buy your own PG and VG ratio, so that you have flexibility over your final product.
Ensures that both the VG and the PG are pharmaceutical grade so that you know it is safe to use for your mixing.
- Vape flavour(concentrates)
This is how your juice will taste at the end of the day. Stay away from essential oils and rather use concentrates, that is specifically designed for vaping.
If you want a batch that is already mixed and being mysterious is your thing, you can always try the new vape wild mystery flavours. There are so many fun flavours to choose from like, Underboss, the streak and the sherbinator being just a few of them.
This part is up to you and the level of nicotine that you favour. Make sure to put safety measurements in place, when handling nicotine such as wearing gloves and keeping it out of the children’s reach.
You will need the following items:
- Storage bottles
A couple of 50- or 100-ml bottles will be perfect. When you decide to add nicotine and store it, make sure to use bottles that are made of amber or cobalt. This will make the slowing of the degradation possible, through the dark colour and the solid glass.
- E-juice bottles
You can use PET and HDPE- plastic for long-term use, but also LDPE. It is easy to find and does not hurt the pocket.
- Adding labels
Buy some sticky labels, to identify which of the creations are which.
- Lastly don’t forget to use gloves, when you are working with nicotine.
What to do after the juice is made?
The next step is the steeping process. This is the process where time is needed for flavours to mix and settle. Every mix differs from each other. Some need a few weeks to blend others don’t need to be steeped at all. Place the e-liquid in a dark place for 3 days and give it a shake once in the morning, and once at night. Your liquid will be ready in 2 days’ time.
Keep your juice in a dark cool place, because sunlight, oxygen and heat can impact your juice negatively.
Ingredients to avoid when making your own vape juice
- Any flavouring that is not designed for making your own vape juice.
- Any type of essential oils
- Very high levels of nicotine
- Any item you find in the house and think that you can use
- Diacetyl, it is a harmful substance and is not safe to consume. This substance is what gives popcorn its buttery flavour, but this does not mean it is save for inhaling purposes.
Vape juice starter kit
If you want to get all the supplies from the start, there are many kits for beginners that come with everything you need, for you to put your shoulder to the wheel. Most of the kits are for mixing by volume and you will also get a mixture of syringes with your ingredient.
A vape kit can include the following:
- Vegetable Glycerin
- Propylene Glycol
- Chubby gorilla bottles
- Leur lock syringes
You can buy a DIY liquid e-juice mixing accessory pack on Amazon, that contains the following:
- Refilling bottles
- Syringe needle
- Drip tip
- Funnel gloves
- Measuring cups.
If you want results that are accurate and want the same results repeatedly, you will need to acquire e-juice calculators. The calculator achieves the information you need and the amount of nicotine you need to create your favourite level of strongness, as well as how much from each ingredient. It does all these functions, effortlessly.
Devices for your vaping needs and materials:
Now that you have the juice, you need the device. There are so many different vaporizers you can choose from. Here are some examples:
- The Hippie Bee
This ultra-portable Pod system is ergonomically and designed by keeping simplicity and efficiency in mind. The best thing about this vaporizer is that it is an all-in-one pod, providing you with comfortability.
- Hippie Nano Plus
This is the world’s smallest vaporizer for liquid. It is designed for discretion and makes it convenient for you to throw in your purse or pocket and hit the road.
There is also a guide on how to purchase your first vape pen. Go check out our website hippievaporizer.com for more info.
Are you up for a challenge and want to try something new? Now is your chance to create your own homemade vape juice with the flavours of your choice. The process is easy and does not require a lot of ingredients.
All you need is 3 main ingredients that include, PG, VG and the flavouring of your choice and you will have your own vape juice to brag about to your friends.
Just always remember to keep your safety measurements in place. Like keeping your gloves on hand and your mixtures out of the reach of your munchkins.
Ready, set, vape!