Beginners Guide to DIY E-Liquid Mixing
Mixing your own e-liquid can be a daunting prospect but it isn’t as difficult as it seems, however a lot of trial and error can be involved.
WHY BOTHER MIXING E-LIQUID YOURSELF?
The benefits of mixing your own e-liquid are numerous, including:
- Huge financial savings when compared to buying e-liquid.
- Create the exact flavour you want to vape - you are no longer restricted by your shop's range of e-liquid.
- Ability to mix large batches at a time - no more last-minute, emergency dashes to your local vape shop.
There are many other benefits not listed, but who wouldn't love being able to create your own recipes and discover new flavours - all for a fraction of the cost.
WHAT'S IN E-LIQUID?
You may be surprised to know that E-Liquid generally contains only 4 elements:
- Propylene Glycol
- Vegetable Glycerine
Arguably the most important element of your e-liquid.
Different e-liquids will, by definition, have different flavourings in them.
E-liquid flavourings come in concentrated form, either as individual flavours (e.g. strawberry), or as a 'one-shot' concentrate (a mix of flavour concentrates that have been made according to a recipe. e.g. strawberries & cream).
The nicotine strength of your e-liquids is of course down to your personal vaping preferences. It can also, of course, be omitted entirely.
3) Vegetable Glycerine (VG)
Vegetable Glycerine is a viscous, clear and odourless liquid.
E-liquids that are high in VG are very smooth, and produce dense, thick vapour clouds.
4) Propylene Glycol (PG)
Propylene Glycol is a clear and odourless liquid, with a consistency similar to water.
E-liquids that are high in PG have a strong throat hit, with minimal vapour production.