DIY Ejuice has seen a significant rise in the past few years and for good reason. Consumers do not want to pay a high price for most commercially made e-juice. Prices range between 15-30 dollars for a 30ml of e-juice and 40-80 dollars for 120ml and 60ml.
The cost to make DIY E-juice at home is merely a fraction of that cost, so it makes sense to venture into the craft. It is not hard and only requires proper guidance to get started. Stick around to discover the potential of DIY E-juice and how it can save you a great deal of money.
Why Make DIY Ejuice?
There are many reasons to make E-Juice at home. Cost is one of them, but another is customization. Many vapers have found themselves searching for specific flavors or profiles and have not succeeded in finding them. DIY E-juice allows the vaper to purchase the ingredients to make their own preferred flavors just the way they want them. This allows the vaper to dial into that exact taste and profile they love the most while experimenting with new possibilities. With DIY E-Juice the maker is in full control of the end results and the experience overall will be much more positive.
DIY Ejuice Shopping List
When considering what to purchase there are only a few items to consider.
The bases required for e-juice making are; VG, PG and liquid nicotine. Be sure to search for reviews of whatever liquid nicotine is being considered. Bad nicotine ruins a recipe in a hurry and does not have a positive overall effect.
VG and PG are low-cost items and will last the longest.
Flavoring is essential to making any DIY E-juice recipe unless the maker wants unflavored e-juice. It can be found in many places across the internet by simply searching google for DIY-Ejuice stores. Cost of flavoring varies depending on the manufacturer. The more realistic, more concentrated flavorings will carry a price tag of 2x or more of the mainstream flavors.
Scales are not required but in terms of ease of use, a scale makes a tremendous difference when it comes to hassle-free mixing. If a scale is not used then syringes can be used for mixing by volume or by counting drops which is a very painful task.
Search for the American Weigh-Scale LB501. This is the standard scale for DIY E-juice mixers and remains a very accurate and reliable method of mixing by weight.
Other things that are required to make DIY Ejuice are bottles. They can be found on most DIY E-juice resellers websites as well as places like Amazon, eBay, Fasttech, DH-Gate and many other places.
Sizes to order would be 10ml for sample mixing as well as 30ml and 60m for larger batches of clones or original recipes.
Syringes can be purchased for transferring nicotine or flavoring from bottles without dropper tops.
When mixing the e-juice, it is simple if you have the required equipment listed above. Deciding where to get started can be a challenge but there are many resources out there to assist new DIY Makers to find already tried and tested favorite recipes.
DIY Ejuice Recipes is one of the largest recipe websites on the internet and the information available is unlimited. Deep within their forums is a thread designed for beginners looking for a great recipe.
A Note On Original Recipe Development
Designing original recipes is exciting and rewarding when met with success. Hard work and many revisions go into recipes developed from scratch. We would advise that prior to developing recipes, each individual flavoring is first tested to familiarize one’s self with the characteristics of that flavor and how it will taste within a mix. Blindly inserting flavors into a recipe results in poor experiences.
Starting small with recipes will lead to the most success. One to three flavors is best to start. After the e-juice has steeped, if it requires adjustments or additional flavoring to achieve ideal profiles, then it can be managed much easier than starting a new recipe with ten flavors.
DIY E-juice can be very simple but also complicated when venturing into personal recipe creation. It is very fun and can save a great deal of money in the long term. We recommend that anyone considering taking the jump, to research as much as possible beforehand to ensure they purchase the right items.
I am John Pietersma, a 30-year-old husband and father of three children who lives in Nova Scotia, Canada. Having vaped and built coils for four years, I am very passionate about vaping and writing product reviews for everyone to read.