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How to DIY E-Liquid

Electronic Cigarette Liquid is just water, E-Liquid Base, flavorings and some percentage of pure nicotine or some other optional additives. You can make yourself your own E – Liquid easily with the following E – Liquid Materials to save your money and to have your own unique flavors.

Make Your Own Electronic Cigarette Liquid (Vape)

  1. For making your own electronic cigarette liquid, what you need are the followings: E-Liquid Base: such as Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerin . You need to have FOOD GRADE Propylene Glycol (PG) or Vegetable Glycerin (VG) as we provide here. The E-Liquid Base are the ingredients that creates the visible smoke/fog/vape. In fact, this is the ingredient in smoke machine fluid that creates the smoke/fog/vape.
  2. E-Liquid Flavorings: You need to have FOOD GRADE, high temperature resistance and water soluble flavorings as we provide here. Other flavorings which have only room temperature resistance and contains either oil or sugars may not be suitable for smoking in a personal vaporizer.
  3. Optional additives: such as E-Liquid Nicotine, herbs, or whatever additives for tobacco and herbal recipes.
  4. (Optional) Distilled Water: Filtered drinkable water is OK. Other water, such as tap water has too many chemicals to make it healthy to vaporize into your lungs.

You can put about 10%-20% of the flavor concentrate in your E-Liquid Base, depending on the followings:

  • The E-Liquid Base.
  • The Nicotine density.
  • Your personal flavoring intensity.

For your convenience, here we provide you the E-Liquid Calculator for you to DIY your own E-Liquid to save your money and to have your own unique flavor, according to the different nicotine density.

With the Empty Bottles and E-Liquid Syrings you can easily control the composition and make you own E-Liquid according to your personal requirement.

For thicker smoke use less water. While you are using vapor in higher temperature environment or hot season, use less water. If making a solution with additives, then leave out the water and use either a few drops of additive solution or more depending on strength and taste. You will have to experiment !

The flavor strength will be variable with the different E-Liquid Bases and the different nicotine densities. You need to adjust the flavor strength with the different E – Liquid Bases and the different nicotine densities with your personal preference. Normally you just need to put in 6%-8% of the flavoring concentrate in your E – Liquid depending on your personal strength of the flavor and the Nicotine density. For higher nicotine density, use a little more flavoring concentrate.

Remember that the nicotine density listed for e-liquid is the number of milligrams of nicotine per milliliter in the E – Liquid. That means a 10ml bottle of 24mg nicotine e-liquid would have 240mg of nicotine in it (24mg x 10ml). Likewise, a 30ml bottle of 24mg e – liquid would have 720mg of nicotine in it (24mg x 30ml).

Remember successful mixing at home relies on some understanding of the basic principles when mixing your own E – Liquid recipe.

You should never mix in large batches unless you know for certain that you’re going to like the result. It is all too easy to over dilute your e – liquid if you work on the whole bunch at once, and ruin it. It is much safer (and cheaper,) to mix up small batches, so if it goes wrong, you can strengthen it with a few more drops, or mix it into a more palatable flavored juice to use it up. You will also be able to try a lot more flavors with a single bottle if you make small batches.

Unless you like you flavors very strong, you will want to add some inert liquids to dilute your mixtures (these substances are called diluent). You may use the E – Liquid Base, alcohol and/or distilled/deionised water, according to preference (though more than a drop or 2 of water is not advised, if the liquid is too runny, there is a greater risk of it leaking into batteries and it will produce little vapor.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are making a nicotine based liquid, there are some things you need to keep in mind. Nicotine is a poison. Too much can be very toxic. Nicotine is an alkaloid found in certain plants, predominantly tobacco, and in much lower quantities in tomatoes, potatoes, eggplant and green peppers. When absorbed in small amounts, whether from cigarettes, cigars or E-Cig, nicotine can cause stimulation, a feeling of relaxation, calmness, and alertness. The effects of nicotine can last from minutes to hours. The carcinogenic properties of nicotine in a standalone form (i.e., separated from smoking or chewing tobacco) have not been evaluated by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, However current available literature indicates that nicotine in standalone form does not promote the development of cancer in healthy tissue and has no mutagenic properties.

HAVE FUN WHILE MAKING YOUR OWN E-LIQUID!

 

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Density of Nicotine

Density of Nicotine

E-Liquid vs Cigarette

One of the most common questions about an electronic cig relates to which e-liquid nicotine strength is equivalent to a particular kind of cigarette that a person smokes. To better answer this question, it is better to understand how much nicotine is contained in the E-Liquid you are inhaling.

We define the density of nicotine inside E-Liquid as follows:

  • Non nicotine: 0 mg nicotine, which equivalents to No Nicotine.
  • Very Low Density:  3 mg nicotine, Hint of  Strength Cigarettes.
  • Low density: 6 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Ultra Light Strength Cigarettes.
  • Medium density: 12 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Medium Strength Cigarettes.
  • High density: 18 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Regular Strength Cigarettes.
  • XHigh density: 24 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Strong Cigarettes.
  • XXHigh density: 36 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Very Strong Cigarettes.
  • XXXHigh density: 48 mg nicotine, which equivalents to Super Strong Cigarettes.

The nicotine density listed for e-liquid is the number of milligrams of nicotine per milliliter in the E-Liquid. That means a 10ml bottle of 24mg nicotine, e-liquid would have 240mg of nicotine in it (24mg x 10ml). Likewise, a 30ml bottle of 24mg e-liquid would have 720mg of nicotine in it (24mg x 30ml).

Different brands of cigarettes vary in terms of their nicotine content. Normally nicotine constitutes approximately 0.6-3.0% of dry weight of tobacco in a cigarette. Obviously a longer 100ml cigarette has more nicotine in it than a standard or king size 84ml cigarette. For the most part, though, here is, for example, the amount of nicotine that is in a typical 84ml tobacco cigarette:

If you smoke Regular cigarettes, like a Marlboro Red, for instance, there are approximately 1.2mg of nicotine in each cigarette, or 24mg of nicotine per pack (1.2mg x 20 cigarettes).

If you smoke Light cigarettes, like a Marlboro Light, for instance, there are approximately 0.7mg of nicotine in each cigarette, or 14mg of nicotine per pack (0.7mg x 20 cigarettes).

If you smoke Ultra Light cigarettes, like a Marlboro Ultra Light, for instance, there are approximately 0.5mg of nicotine in each cigarette, or 10mg of nicotine per pack (0.5mg x 20 cigarettes).

When you refill your e-cartridges with e-liquid, you may need to know how much nicotine is contained in your refilling e-liquid. There are approximately 20 drops of e-liquid per milliliter. So, using our 24mg nicotine e-liquid once again as an example, there would be 1.2mg of nicotine per drop (24mg/20 drops). So, if you put three drops of e-liquid onto a e-cartridge (or directly onto the atomizer for those of you that direct-drip), that means you will be taking in 3.6mg of nicotine from the time you start vaping until you top off again.

The amount as well as the feeling of the nicotine absorbed by the body from electronic cigarette smoking depends on many factors, including the density of the nicotine in e-liquid, the electronic cigarette vaporing quantity, the smoking frequency and timing, and the smoking inhaling respiration.

Actually the nicotine in the E-Liquid can not be absorbed completely by the smoker. For instance, if you inhale 1 ml of E-Liquid which contains 24 mg of nicotine, that does not mean that you absorb all the 24 mg of nicotine. You may only absorb about 40-65% of the nicotine according to your personal smoking habit.

It should be noted that, although it is highly addictive, no studies have shown nicotine to be a carcinogen. It is simply the fix that cigarette smokers crave. It is recommended that those who have a demonstrated sensitivity to nicotine, are pregnant or breastfeeding or who have unstable heart conditions, should discuss the use of any E-Liquid with a doctor before using.