Homemade Vape Juice

DiY e liquid is making e-cigarette liquids yourself.
It allows you to choose ingredients, flavors and compose personal recipes instead of buying ready-to-use vape juices.

Make a homemade e liquid is mixing propylene glycol, glycerin, nicotine and flavor
The vaper adapts his nicotine level so as not to regret tobacco
Then he composes his DIY recipe in line with his tastes
To succeed, he must know what to use and what not to use, master his equipment and respect conservation rules.

How to make vape juice at home?

Making your own e-liquid is quite simple. You just have to mix the four ingredients that make e-juice: PG, VG base, nicotine and flavor.
And more, you can forget nicotine and flavor if you want to make a nicotine-free or unflavored liquid.

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          What is in vape liquid ?

Experienced vapers who kindly advise newbies to the forums frequently mention DIY vape juice to satisfy personal tastes and save on recurring purchases of ready-to-use e juices.

If you're wondering how to make your own vape juice, it's time to learn the easy way to make DiY e-juice.

Preparing your own electronic cigarette eliquid can be so fun for some or so frustrating for others.

But this is related to the degree of experience.

Whether it's your first time or you already have a limited experience of DIY e juice, here's a simple step-by-step method to make e liquid easily:

  1.  What is vape juice?
  2.  How to calculate nicotine dose?
  3. Electronic cigarette base
  4. E-liquid flavors
  5. How to make e liquid ?
  6. How to make vape juice nicotine free ?
  7. Can I use all food flavors ?
  8. Can I use essential oils in e liquid ?
  9. The best e liquid formula
  10. Tips to make a perfect e juice
  11. Where to find e liquid recipes ?
  12. How to make your own e juice

Are you ready ? Here we go !

How to make home made vape juice?

Some people will make you believe that making your own e juice requires a mastery of DIY vape, chemistry skills, exceptional know-how coupled with an over-equipped laboratory.

The truth is quite different !

Anyone can do this simple mix!

Start with simple recipes and end with more complex mix.

So here's how to make your own e juice.

What is in vape juice?

There are just 4 vape ingredients.

They are called PG, VG, flavor and liquid nicotine.

And you can even remove nicotine and use a 50 50 PG VG base.

It only takes 2 ingredients to make a flavored cigarette liquid!

  • What are the levels of nicotine in e juice?

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 - How to calculate nicotine in eliquid?

To obtain a nicotine base, you will have to dilute liquid nicotine in your PG and / or VG base according to the level you want.

For beginners, it is desirable to use nicotine levels between 8 and 20mg and then adjust it according to the felt perceived over the weeks.

Below we give you an estimate of the amount of nicotine needed in equivalence with nicotine in tobacco cigarettes.

How much nicotine is in a cigarette and the liquid nicotine equivalence?

      - Ultra light 8mg/ml
      - Light 11mg/ml
      - Normal 16mg/ml
      - Strong 20mg/ml
      - Without Filter >20mg/ml

Note that some nicotine bases have a taste.

Depending on the dosage, it will also have an impact on the flavor.

Make sure you follow the recommended measures in the handling of nicotine.

Dosage e juice nicotine

Since January 2017, French legislation requires the delivery of nicotine only in 10ml bottle.

The nicotine booster contains a propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine solution, preservatives of nicotine diluted to 20 mg/ml.

To calculate nicotine strength, feel free to try our DIY e liquid calculator

Propylene Glycol vs Vegetable Glycerin

  • What is the best PG VG ratio for vaping ?

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Propylene glycol and/or vegetable glycerin will thinners your diy e liquid preparations.

Nicotine and flavors are very concentrated and should be diluted to get a nice mix.

Note that the PG is also a conservative.

  • How to calculate PG percentage?

There are differences between PG and VG.

They have a different taste, a different viscosity that impacts on vaping sensations.

Most e-liquids available on the market have a PG / VG ratio. The most common are 70/30, 50/50 or 30/70 e liquid base mix.

Most e juice flavors are in PG.

1- How to make vape juice with PG?

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Propylene glycol is a diol, an organic chemical compound, for use in the food industry, tobacco, care products.

It is used in topical, oral, injectable and inhaled by the pharmaceutical industry.

The PG does not alter the flavor unlike vegetable glycerin.

It further provides a more consistent "throat hit" (contraction of the throat), which for some can turn into a real irritation.

This phenomenon is rare but some users have developed an allergy to PG and now favor a larger ratio in VG.

Content in most of the vaping liquids, PG is a clear, fluid, tasteless and odorless preservative.

2- How to make homemade vape juice with glycerin?

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Vegetable glycerin, often derived from vegetable oils, coconut, soy..., is soft, sweet but more viscous than PG.

A high rate of VG permeate less quickly atomizer wick and will tend to alter the flavors.

That's why we recommend increasing the dosage of flavor if you use a basic high VG ratio.

However, the VG is now adopted by many vapers especially by users of dripper (without atomizer tank), fans of pretty clouds.

How to flavor vape juice at home?

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There are many varieties of food flavorings that are easily found in commerce.

Nevertheless, it is important to select the right flavor concentrates to vaporize.

Most flavors are not intended to be inhaled and present potential risks to the vaper.

We therefore advise you to buy specific flavors for vaping.

The average dosage of a liquid flavor is 10 to 20%.

You just have to follow the recommendations of the manufacturers.

Most of those flavors are free of diacetyl and for many, acetyl propionyl and acetoin to ensure safe use.

Furthermore, we make sure to keep us informed of product developments and studies to ensure appropriate flavors.

How to make vape liquid at home?

  - Prepare nicotine

Nicotine boosters in a 10ml bottle really simplified the calculations for making vape juice.

It is now sufficient to dump the corresponding number of nicotine bottles into a neutral base to make a nicotine base at the desired level.

Simply follow this chart if your product contains nicotine:

E liquid Mixing Calculator

DiY e liquid nicotine

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  - Prepare the flavors

In fact, this is the most complicated step to make homemade vape juice.

The percentage must be very controlled to obtain a satisfying result.

Not enough flavour will deceive you, an overload of flavors destroys the harmony of a recipe.

As a beginner, we advise you to start this experiment by handling only one or two flavors and do not make large amounts.

Stick to a 10ml bottle for your first eliquid.

  - Preparing the neutral base

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You can choose any PG / VG ratio. The most common are 50/50 and 70/30 - the first number is glycol.

Propylene glycol allergy forces some users to increase the proportion of glycerin, sometimes even to use a pure VG base, also called full VG base.

How to make vape juice without nicotine?

Make e-liquid without nicotine? The method is the same.

You just need to choose a nicotine-free base in the ratio of your choice (50/50, full VG ...) then add the flavor(s) of your recipe.

You will thus obtain a no nicotine vape juice.

How to make e juice taste better?

Steeping which means let the liquid rest.
In fact, steep is a preference for some but it is true that just like a good wine, some mixtures improve with time.

Of course you can taste your e-liquid just after creating it.
If it satisfies you, the steeping time is no longer necessary.

If this is not the case, you can wait for the oxidation of its components by storing it away from light in a cool place.
- How to steep ejuice ?

There is no definite period of time, but for some blends it takes months of steeping for the flavors to reach harmony.

Over time, the densest components settle to the bottom of the bottle. It is necessary to shake it regularly.

You can also remove the cap of the bottle and let the air play its role, allow the evaporation of all that is volatile and in particular the alcohol contained in some flavors.

Some diyers even use stirrers and other ultrasonic cleaners to speed up the steeping time.
To each his method.

After this rest period, the color of the liquid may also change due to the oxidation of nicotine.

If at the end of your preparation, your liquid was clear, you may find it brownish a few times later and it will be normal.

In fact, this color change is a sign that your liquid has normally aged.

In terms of steeping, nothing can be perfectly controlled. It just takes patience and patience!

The process is long. But the steeped e liquid is often worth the effort.

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 Why does vape juice turn brown?

Note that fruit or mint flavors don't require a step time.
On the other hand, gourmet flavors or tobacco flavors need a long maturation.

E liquid test

After the steeping time, come to meet your recipe.

We advise to use a dripper (a tankless atomizer) rather than a tank for a better perception of the flavors.

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        Best dripper for flavor

Also note that the power of your electronic mod, the ohms that it delivers and the temperature reached according to the setting can distort the e cig juice flavors.

An acceptable 10 watts vape will sometimes be detestable at 30 watts.

How to store my e-juice?

Sun, heat and air can negatively impact your liquid.
It is therefore recommended to store them away from light and in a cool place but not necessarily a fridge.

Why my vape juice tastes bad?

In the same way that the setting of your electronic mod influences your felt, the maintenance of the material also has a direct impact on the perception of your e liquid.

Too old atomizer resistance that has not been replaced for a long time will produce an altered taste, diminishing the flavors.

Pushing the watts to their maximum without you noticing it destroys the flavors and denatures the liquid, bringing a burnt taste.

Remember that any abnormal perception of flavors must interrupt your vape.

A resistance must be changed very regularly as much for hygiene as for safety.

Finally, remains a crucial detail, the vaper himself.

If you have stopped smoking recently, your taste buds are always altered.

Also, a liquid that seems tasteless today will be very different in a few weeks when your taste buds have recovered.

Why can't I taste the flavor in my vape?


This medical term refers to the loss of taste.

There is also dysgeusia which results in an alteration of the taste that leads the vaper to a wrong perception.

And finally, hypogeusia, which results in a very diminished perception of taste.

These disorders are often transient and related to smoking cessation.

Time improves this sensation without any special treatment.

The confirmed vaper is also likely to notice a change in his perception of the flavors due to a saturation of the taste buds.

It should be noted that some juices or concentrates are too rich in flavors and that the power of vaporization can also trigger this symptom.

If you suffer from ageusia, dysgeusia or hypogeusia by saturation, use for a few days an unflavoured base or just lemon or mint, always prefer a single flavor.

How to make your own vape juice without nicotine?

With or without nicotine, the method remains the same.

Simply choose a neutral base with the ratio of your choice (50/50, full VG ...) then add the flavors to make your homemade e cig juice.

This will give you an e juice without nicotine.

Can I use food flavoring for e liquid?

There is a huge difference between the food flavor and the flavor for electronic cigarette.

Manufacturers have adapted their products to this specific use, removing many potentially harmful compounds by inhalation.

It is dangerous to introduce the conventional food flavorings available in many shops and supermarkets in the atomizer of e-cigs, their composition is not intended to be vaporized.

Conversely, using e-liquid flavors in food is no problem.

Can essential oils be used for flavoring?

Essential oils are not indicated for vaping.

We could give in to temptation when we know their healing properties but we also know that the heat degrades their aromatic compounds.

In addition, some substances may be irritating if not caustic for the lungs in direct inhalation.

The precautionary principle is to apply in regard to essential oils and vaping but nothing prevents you from enjoying their benefits in diffusion.

What is the best percentage of flavoring?

From one flavor to another, the percentage of flavors differs enormously.

Nevertheless, everyone's taste buds have a different perception.

It is sometimes difficult to indicate the right dosage.

We used to recommend a 10% percentage to never overdose a diy flavor.

It will often suffice for a fruity or gourmet flavor.

As for tobacco flavors, the percentage should be even lighter and according to the brand starts at tiny proportions like 2 or 3%.

We offer you this easy recipe as an example:

Strawberry e juice recipe

- Sweet strawberry:      5%
- Milk flavor:                  5%
- Cream flavoring :             5%

To prepare this recipe in a 10ml bottle, start by creating your nicotine base depending on the desired nicotine level then spill 5% of each flavour.

The simple calculation of these 5% is done in this way:

10ml x 5 (%) divided by 100, or 0.5ml of each flavoring.

So you will have to add a total of 1.5ml of the three blended flavors.

All you have to do is add 8.5ml of nicotine base (or not) to get a 10ml eliquid.

Tips for Making a Good E juice

  - The first tip to remember here is to write down everything you prepare.

What a disappointment if you create your own vape liquid you can not do without and do not know what you put in!

  - Browse the net and forums dedicated to vape.

You will always learn from "old vapers" even in DIY.

You will also find an incalculable number of e liquid recipes.

  - Use only flavor concentrates intended for vaping and not any potentially dangerous food flavoring.

  - For your first tests, do not make large quantities.

Remember that if you are disappointed with your recipe, you risk losing 100ml of nicotine base!

  - If you want to feel a pronounced "throat hit", add more propylene glycol

  - If you want big clouds - but a smaller hit - add vegetable glycerin

  - High proportion eliquids in VG are recommended for the sub-ohm (use of a very low resistance to obtain an intense heating of the liquid) because they are thicker and require more heat to be vaporized.

  - Always store your ejuices out of the reach of children and animals.

Where can I find inspiring e juice recipes?

By scooping the net, you will see that it is easy to find DIY e liquid tips

Eliquid Recipes or 99 Juices are specialized sites in the field, bringing together a community of vapers exchanging their ideas and tips

Reddit is also a very active forum for DIY eliquid

ECF also contains many recipes, including eliquid clones

And even Arom-Team dedicates its Pinterest page to all kinds of illustrated DIY ejuices and offers you a guide to make the best easy ejuice recipes !

Make your own vape juice

DiY is not intended for all vapers. This is a game of patience.

But the enthusiast will find the satisfaction of mixing e juice while learning associations of tastes to make more and more complex recipes .

And in a moment of smoking cessation, DiY is fun and allows to distract yourself while discovering a new universe very far from the smoke.

There are not only economic reasons for making ejuice. There is also and above all a lot of fun.

So what are you waiting for to try the adventure and make your homemade vape?

How to make homemade vape juice?

The final advice we can give you is to start with simple e liquid recipes and do not overdose flavors.

Indeed, an overdosed flavour will lead you to an immediate sickness, mistaking you for the product quality.

Dosing wisely, you will avoid disappointment and save your money.

An under-dosed flavor is editable. An overdosed flavor is lost.

Your turn now to create your own e juice or the best dessert recipe!

Read more :

Flavor Percentages List

The 10 best e-liquid recipes in 2021

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