Vaping 101: DIY Vape Juice
Do you remember that old saying that goes “if you want something done right, do it yourself?” Well, thanks to the availability of resources and ingredients, now you can make your own vape juice at home. If you have ever vaped before, chances are that you have asked yourself if it was possible to get something more unique. You are not alone because vapers nowadays are more concerned about their individuality and personalization, even down to how they want to enjoy their vape juice.
We all know that taste is subjective, just as you have preferences for your food. Vape juice is no different. This is why there are numerous vape liquids on the market to satisfy the conflicting needs and preferences of the vaping community. This is why DIY vaping has continued to increase in popularity. You can even find resources online including vape juice recipes.
If it is your first time attempting DIY, do not be afraid. DIY vape juice is simple and all you really need is a bit of experience. So starting today is not a bad idea at all. Before you blink, you will be making vape juice like a pro.
What is DIY Vape Juice?
Just in case you are still asking this question, DIY vape juice is just a fancy way to say you are going to make your own e-liquid. Vape juice contains four major ingredients: propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), flavor concentrates, and nicotine.
It really is that simple, there is no rocket science to it. You do not need a state-of-the-art laboratory to get it done. You only need a few things to turn your home into your very own mini vape juice factory.
DIY Vape Juice
Remember we said making your own vape juice is not a daunting task. Although to achieve perfection, you need to follow a few simple guidelines. Once you have mastered them, you will be able to substitute one for another and make unique, complex vape juice flavors. Let’s get down to the guidelines we said earlier:
- Finding and Understanding an Existing Vape Juice Recipe
Before you begin on your DIY vape juice journey, you need to find an e-juice recipe that suits your preferences. This is especially important if you are a beginner at DIY. Like we said earlier, you will be able to find resources online. Just select a simple vape juice recipe that you love.
Once you find a suitable vape juice recipe, pay keen attention to the ratios and percentages of all the ingredients.
Now, you have your vape juice recipe, you have all the ingredients and their percentages. What you want to do next is write down the measurements as they were used in the sample vape juice recipe. For a start, you will need to follow the sample vape juice recipe as it is. Once you perfect it, you can try tweaking the measurements of the ingredients. Just make sure to be careful and experiment.
- Making Your Vape Juice
This is where the magic happens. Clean up the place you will transform into your mini vape lab. Make sure you will be working away from children. Clean up all the equipment you will be using. Before you begin arranging your ingredients, put on your safety equipment. It will save you a trip to the doctor.
Always make sure you are working with top-quality ingredients.
Manufacturers like Flavorah create flavor concentrates for e-liquids. These ones are made for vaping which is different from the ones used in baking and beverages. Now, there are two methods to use when mixing vape juice:
- By Volume: When mixing by volume, you will need to have syringes around. At least one for each ingredient you will be using in your blend. With the syringes, you will be taking out measurements using ml and filling your e-juice bottle until you get the desired measurement.
- By Weight: When mixing by weight, you will be using scales. You will be mixing each element by grams and adding to your e-juice bottle until you get the desired measurement.
All you need is a little time and you will be a pro at DIY vape juice. There are numerous vape juice flavor profiles out there so when you are done with one, you can try out another.