Make DIY E-liquid with the ratios and ingredients of your choice
What Is DIY E Juice?
DIY E Juice is the practice of preparing your own vape-juice using a mix of PG (Propylene Glycol) and VG (Vegetable Glycerin) liquids, sweetener and flavouring. (Helvape flavour concentrate is both VG and PG based). You can mix and match these flavours and add your desired strength of nicotine juice to make your very own vape creation.
PG and VG
Most DIY e-juices call for a mixture of PG and VG, you can choose your own ratios when creating your DIY vape-juice.
Each of these two ingredients has good points and bad points, when you understand these you will be able to create your perfect DIY e-juice.
PG – Propylene Glycol
- Propylene glycol is naturally occurring, has practically no colour or smell.
- PG is a major ingredient in a lot of processes in the food, tobacco and pharmaceutical industries.
- PG is thinner and less sticky making it is easier to handle when filling tanks.
- PG is absorbed into wick quicker, so there is less time needed before you can vape.
- PG produces thinner clouds and is harsher on the throat, similar to that of a cigarette.
VG – Vegetable Glycerin
- VG is made of plant oils.
- VG is usually clear, has a mildly sweet flavour with hardly any smell.
- VG is safe and is widely used for the production of e-liquids.
- VG provides less of a throat hit.
- VG drains more power from your battery as it is thicker and takes longer to vaporise.
Balancing Pg & VG
100% VG (Max VG): Highest vapour production, with a hint of a throat hit & sweeter flavour
20/80 (PG/VG): Very strong vapour, with slight throat hit & moderate flavour
30/70 (PG/VG): Strong vapour output, with minimal throat hit & moderate flavour
40/60 (PG/VG): Larger vapour clouds, with lessened throat hit & moderate flavour
60/40 (PG/VG): Even more vapour, with noticeable throat hit & flavour
70/30 (PG/VG): More vapour, slightly less throat hit & flavour
80/20 (PG/VG): Strong throat hit and flavour, with minimal vapour output
50/50 (PG/VG): A perfect balance, offering quality vapour output & light throat hit
100% PG: Heavy throat hit, with minimal vapour output & robust flavours
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Nicotine Liquid For DIY eJuice
The vast majority of vapers are smokers of traditional cigarettes that are looking for an alternative, these users will have a dependency on nicotine. If you can switch from smoking to vaping without nicotine then all the better, if you can make your own DIY e-liquid without using it then it certainly reduces the risks. Nicotine is a poisonous substance.
Handling Nicotine liquid
Nicotine liquid should always be kept in a secure location away from everyone not experienced in handling it, as well as pets. Ideally, put both the nicotine and any equipment that comes into contact with it such as droppers under lock-and-key, yes, it really is that dangerous.
Important note: Liquid nicotine should be diluted before using.
Be safe when dealing with nicotine, avoid direct contact and follow any safety guidelines carefully.
Nicotine levels in e juices are usually available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 9mg, 12mg,16mg and 24mg, you can choose depending on your requirements.
A good DIY e-juice calculator can be found here to assist you in your quest for the perfect juice combo.
DIY E Juice Safety
What you need to keep yourself safe from any nicotine concentrates when mixing E juice.
Rubber gloves are essential to have when you are creating your own e juice. It helps keep your hands safe from Nicotine juice. This is a safety requirement, no gloves = don’t touch the nicotine.
Getting nicotine juice in your eyes can cause blindness. Mix your own juices with nicotine juice only if you have safety goggles on.
Polyethene aprons are essential to save your clothes from accidental spills.
Final Word On Nicotine – As a concentrate, it is extremely dangerous. If you can vape your DIY e-liquid without using it, please do so.
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