How to make your e-liquid: all about DIY!
What is a DIY e-liquid? It means “ do it yourself ”, a DIY e-liquid is none other than the possibility of creating your tailor-made e-liquid and controlling its creation from A to Z.
With the advantage of being personalized, the aspect of the DIY seduces more than one: you have the possibility of choosing the flavours you want with the level of nicotine you want, and incorporating them into a base. In addition to the satisfaction of creating your e-liquid, you will be proud of it!
Boosters, flavours and base
To create your e-liquid, three elements are to be mixed: boosters, aromas and a base. We will explain what they are used for and what variants are offered.
What is a base used for?
A base allows a balance between flavours and vapours. In the base, there are two elements: propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. The PG ( propylene glycol ) will thin the liquid, better transmit the flavours and protect your resistance while the VG ( vegetable glycerin ) will allow you to make steam. You can choose a 70PG/30VG base for a vapour that contains a lot of flavours, 70VG/30PG for more vapour than flavours and for a flavour/vapour balance we recommend a 50/50 base.
What is an aroma used for?
An aroma or concentrate gives flavour to your e-liquids!
There are hundreds of different aromas that all have their subtleties. The advantage of DIY is that you can create your flavours by mixing several flavours, such as a mint flavour and a tobacco flavour. There are also concentrates which are a mix of flavours already made such as Ragnarok which is a mix of fresh red fruits.
What are boosters used for?
The boosters are nicotine bases in 20mg/ml. They allow you to nicotine a base without nicotine. Since 2017, the regulations prohibit the sale of e-liquids or nicotine bases of more than 10ml.
Preparing e-liquids requires a bit of equipment to get started.
You’ll need :
- A bottle intended to receive the final preparation.
- From the base.
- Nicotine boosters.
- A graduated syringe to dose your aroma (optional).
Advice before preparation
Keep your products away from light and prepare your e-liquid on a flat surface and out of reach of children. Remember to shake your aroma bottle before incorporating it into the base.
First, be sure to work on a clean surface, away from children and pets.
Pour your base into the empty bottle and add the nicotine.
For less classic volumes, you can do this little calculation: (Desired dosage x desired volume) / 20
Example: (6mg * 140ml) / 20 = 42ml of boosters , so 4.2 boosters
Then comes the turn of the aroma that is added. In general, we put between 10 and 20% of aroma in preparation. To be sure not to make a mistake, refer to the description of the aroma, the recommended dosage is mentioned there.
To find out how much aroma you need, you just have to do the following calculation:
(Desired aroma dosage x desired volume) / 100
Example: (15 (% of flavors) * 140ml) / 100 = 21ml of flavors
All you have to do is close your bottle, mix for two minutes and wait.
Store the product away from light.
DIY is a matter of patience, count between 5 and 15 days of maturation time for a fruity aroma, and 2 weeks minimum for a gourmet or tobacco aroma.