DIY ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE LIQUID BASE WITH OR WITHOUT NICOTINE
In recent years, a product has been very successful in the field of electronic cigarettes, these are DIY products, the acronym for Do It Yourself. The principle is to carry out the homemade production of its e-liquid, in a very simple way and accessible to all.
So, what is DIY in the world of electronic cigarettes? How to explain the success of DIY products? And where can you buy high-quality DIY e-liquids? Our guide will answer all your questions.
The ingredients to make your DIY
To make your e-liquid, you need several components:
- The base: this is the first product of the composition. This base has no taste, it is completely neutral. The base is composed of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). It is possible to choose to have more Propylene Glycol than Vegetable Glycerin, or vice versa, but it is advisable to adopt the 50/50 ratio so that the base adapts perfectly to all materials.
For information, Propylene Glycol (PG) is used to fix aromas and flavours and brings the hit, the little tingle in the throat. Vegetable Glycerin (VG), is responsible for the vapour produced by electronic cigarettes during use.
- Nicotine is an essential e-liquid product for many vapers. It is possible to find nicotine under the term “booster”. These boosters are to be found in a 10 ml bottle at 20 mg/ml. These boosters also have a rate of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG), to harmonize with the base. Thus, it is advisable to take the same rate as that present in the database.
- The aroma is an essential product to have taste and flavours when vaping. It is possible to mix several flavours in its preparation to have a unique and personalized e-liquid. There are fruity, gourmet or even tobacco flavours to suit everyone’s tastes.
- To make these preparations, accessories are necessary. Indeed, it is necessary to bring graduated flasks, filling syringes and protective gloves.
How to make your DIY liquid?
The purpose of DIY is the homemade manufacture of its electronic cigarette e-liquid, oneself and with the different components.
Thus, it is up to the vaper to select his base, choose his aromas, the nicotine level that corresponds to him, and also the packaging to achieve the desired quantity.
For the dosage, the base has an amount that occupies about 80 or even 90% of the mixture. The dosage of aromas represents 5 to 20% of the constitution of the mixture. A percentage to be respected is specified on the label of the aroma bottle. The vaper can however add his personal touch by varying these rates in the dosage. For example, the stronger the base in Vegetable Glycerin (VG) for more vapour, the more flavours will have to be added.
To make its liquid, you have to take an empty bottle, add nicotine if you wish, then the aroma that will bring the taste to the preparation, then you have to complete it with the base, composed of Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG).
Thereafter, there is a maturation time to respect, also called the Step. This step will allow the aroma to evolve. The time is expressed in days on the sheet of each product.
For a simple, “mono-aroma” taste, it takes between 1 to 5 days. For a complex aroma, it will be between 3 and 7 days.
The last step is to shake well to mix the different components present in the e-liquid.
The success of homemade e-liquid DIY
The main reason for the success of DIY is the savings made by making your e-liquids, especially for vapers who use their electronic cigarette a lot. Indeed, the price of the components is more accessible than that of traditional liquids.
Another advantage that DIY offers are the pleasure of carrying out an activity, yourself and with your hands. A manufactured e-liquid is then created by the vaper, who can feel the satisfaction of having made it himself.
Finally, the pleasure of DIY lies in the fact that the vaper can vary the creations by choosing his ingredients, testing different aromas, different bases etc… The combinations of ingredients are almost infinite, which allows the vaper to express their creativity.
In conclusion, making your e-liquid yourself via DIY has several advantages: a lower price than traditional e-liquids, customization of your recipes, and choice of steam intensity.
At Smoke Vape Shop, we offer packs to make your e-liquids with quality components at a very affordable price.
Do not hesitate to find us in stores, or on our online site to find our choice of DIY products. You will also be able to consult the opinions of our customers on our services.