Vapers who are into vaping for a long time may get tired of buying vape juice regularly to refill their vape pens. Some might have plans to try a new flavor that they never use to date. For those planning to experience a new flavor, it is the time to learn the art of making your mouth-watering vape juice. Making an e-liquid of your preference is very simple. It involves mixing all the main ingredients – base liquid of PG and VG, nicotine, and flavor concentrates – together that make your dream vape juice. You don’t need to be a master of chemistry to learn how to make your own vape juice. If you are skilled enough to make a cocktail, you can make a vape juice of your preferred flavor.
1. Prepare Nicotine
Select the correct percentage of nicotine to achieve the desired result. Since the nicotine you have is in diluted form, use the strength in milligram and the overall volume of e-juice to calculate the actual volume of nicotine required. You can use a smartphone application to make the calculation much easier. If you are looking for more throat hit, add a few drops of vodka.
2. Prepare Flavor
You can either use a single flavor or mix different flavors and make a new flavor of your choice. However, for newbies, it is better to start with a blend of one or two flavors first. Start with mixing less flavor than recommended, rather than damaging the entire batch by adding too much flavor. Make sure you are not adding a flavoring agent not more than 10% of the total volume of the end product. Be careful while artificial flavors as it reacts differently when mixing with other flavors and chemical. Adding too much flavor also not good as it might damage the whole vape juice. Mixing the flavors need more attention because a small error makes the flavor tastes entirely different than what you expected.
Be careful while selecting flavors for vaping. All the flavors are not suitable for vaping even if it is food grade. Make sure you get flavor products from trusted brands like Flavorah.
3. Prepare Base
VG/PG blend should be determined based on your preference – either 50/50 or 80/20. Keep an eye on the volume of nicotine because diluted nicotine contains some levels of VG or PG.
4.Mix the Blend
Once you are ready with all the required ingredients. Mix all the ingredients in a bottle and shake it well. Most vape juices are very thick, so they need to shake well for a while to get the ingredients mixed.
This step is based on individual preferences. You can use the vape juice even without steeping, but most vape juices will taste well when steeped. You can try the vape juice you made, if it tastes as you expected then can avoid steeping. Steeping, oxidizing the elements in the vape juice, is the process of leaving the vape juice you made in a cool and dark place. There is no specific time mentioned like how long you have to keep the vape juice for steeping, you can keep it for a few days or even months. You have to shake the bottle once in a while to prevent settling down of denser components in the vape juice. The color and flavor of the vape juice will change after steeping because of nicotine getting oxidized. The change in color is the sign of vape juice being properly steeped.