Squeezing your own juice

Preamble

Making your own eJuice…

Commercially available eJuice is expensive, so why not DIY?

Resources and links

Supplies

Method 1

From How to Make E-Juice – Welcome to your DIY adventure

100 ml

You want to make 100 ml, let’s say

Nicotine

You have 72mg/100 ml nicotine

You want to make 3mg eJuice

So you need 100 x 3 = 300 mg of nicotine

300/72 = 4.167 ml of 72mg/100ml diluted nicotine

450 ml

You want to make 450 ml, let’s say

Nicotine

You have 72mg/100 ml nicotine

You want to make 3mg eJuice

So you need 450 x 3 = 1350 mg of nicotine

1350/72 = 18.75 ml of 72mg/100ml diluted nicotine

500 ml

You want to make 500 ml, let’s say

Nicotine

You have 72mg/100 ml nicotine

You want to make 3mg eJuice

So you need 500 x 3 = 1500 mg of nicotine

1500/72 = 20.83 ml of 72mg/100ml diluted nicotine

Flavour

5-10% flavour should be used, so for 500 ml, you need 25 – 50 ml of flavour. 20% will require 100 ml

150 ml

Let’s say you want to make 150 ml

Nicotine

You have 72mg/100 ml nicotine

You want to make 3mg eJuice

So you need 150 x 3 = 450 mg of nicotine

450/72 = 6.25 ml of 72mg/100ml diluted nicotine

Flavour

5-10% flavour should be used, so for 150 ml, you need 7.5 – 15 ml of flavour, so let’s say 10 ml

PG/VG

We already have 16.25 ml , so we need 133.75 ml, that is 132 of each pG and VG for a 50/50

or for 70/30 VG/PG then that is 94 ml of VG and 40 ml of PG

Don’t forget though that 6 ml is already VG, as the nicotine was in VG. So the ratio will not be exactly 70/30 but more like XXXX????

Results

This mix tasted awful. Reasons why:

  • Apparently, after contacting the supplier, 20% flavouring should be used, so 30 ml and not 8 ml. The flavouring that I used was this Bakewell tart from thisseason_online. I have purchased 30 ml more, and will add an extra 20 ml of that when it arrives and see how the flavour improves.
    • I also added 2ml of Gummy Bear, for the same supplier, to 8-10 ml of some 50/50 3 mg mix and the flavour could be sensed, also, it still was not strong – also I vaped it immediately after mixing, no steeping occurred. However, after leaving for a while, the flavour had improved, and whilst still not strong, was pleasurable. I now go with the 20% rule for the gummy bear and custard (new custard link) flavourings from this supplier.
  • I had not let it steep. Before adding extra flavouring I left the mix steeping for a couple of days. The smell had definitely appeared to improve over night. I did not try it again at this strength. However, once more flavouring had arrived, I added 10 ml more of bakewell tart (not 20 ml) and the taste of the resulting mix, again, whilst not strong, was pleasantly tinged with bakewell tart flavour.
  • As I had put 20 ml in 150 ml, this gives a ratio of 13.33%, therefore 33.33 ml in 250 ml should be sufficient. Following this guide, I made another mix, 250 ml, into which I put 30 ml of Bakewell Tart mixture – so I added, roughly, 220 ml of 70/30 VG/PG 3 mg liquid.

Other flavourings suppliers

Now, while the Bakewell tart additive probably is a lovely flavour, it maybe not as strong, or concentrated, as others. Reading this thread, Will any old food flavouring do?,  it suggests Liberty Flight, and their FlavourArt flavourings, which are £3.29 for 10 ml and only 2 to 5% use is suggested, so they could be cheaper. However, shipping is £1.49

Direct from FlavourArt, £5 (offer, normally ) for 50 ml, but with £4.12 shipping, although at £9 (£1.8/10ml) still cheaper than Liberty Flight, as £9 worth, from Liberty Flight, would only give 30 ml (£3/10ml). Buying three 50 ml bottles on offer, brings the price down even further to £19.12 (£1.27/10ml)

Compared with the flavourings from thisseason_online, which is £5.99 for 30 ml + Free shipping (£2/10ml), FlavourArt directly is cheaper. Also, after having tried the UP and Apricot flavourings, once my order had arrived, I found them to be ridiculously concentrated (in a good way) and only one or two drops were required, as opposed to 2 ml, for a 10 ml mix.

Again with the FlavourArt flavourings, I made a couple of 150 ml mixes:

  1. With the Tiramisu I added enough to just cover the ring of glass at the bottom of the bottle, maybe 2%?
  2. With the apricot, I added more, enough to come up to 1 cm from the bottom base of the bottle which is about 10 cm high, so allowing for the thickness of the bottle base, I would say just under, or around, 5%
  3. With the UP, I added enough to cover the ring of glass at the bottom of the bottle.

Making repairs

If you have make a mix that isn’t quite right, how do you fix that?

Assuming that you have 3 mg, 50/50 VG/PG, then for 100 ml:

  • adding 20 ml of VG gives 60/40 VG/PG
  • adding 40 ml of VG gives 65/35 VG/PG
  • adding 50 ml of VG gives 66/33 VG/PG
  • adding 75 ml of VG gives 71/29 VG/PG
  • adding 100 ml of VG makes 75/25 VG/PG

However, this will obviously reduce the nicotine. So, for:

  • 25 ml of 3mg 50/50 mix, with an added 25 ml of VG, you will need to add 1 ml of 72mg/100ml nicotine, to maintain the 3 mg/100ml nicotine content. Results in 50ml 75/25 VG/PG.
  • 50 ml of 3mg 50/50 mix, with an added 50 ml of VG, you will need to add 2 ml of 72mg/100ml nicotine, to maintain the 3 mg/100ml nicotine content.
  • 100 ml of 3mg 50/50 mix, with an added 100 ml of VG, you will need to add 4 ml of 72mg/100ml nicotine, to maintain the 3 mg/100ml nicotine content.
  • 225 ml of 3mg 50/50 mix, with an added 225 ml of VG, you will need to add 9 ml of 72mg/100ml nicotine, to maintain the 3 mg/100ml nicotine content. Results in 450ml 75/25 VG/PG.
  • 250 ml of 3mg 50/50 mix, with an added 250 ml of VG, you will need to add 10 ml of 72mg/100ml nicotine, to maintain the 3 mg/100ml nicotine content.. Results in 500ml 75/25 VG/PG.

Costs

from thisseason_online, which is:

  • £2.99 for 10 ml + Free shipping (£2.99/10ml)
  • £5.99 for 30 ml + Free shipping (£2/10ml)
  • £29.99 for 250 ml + Free shipping (£1.20/10ml)

From FlavourArt

  • £5 (offer, normally ) for 50 ml + £4.12 shipping = £9 (£1.8/10ml)
  • 3 bottles, £15 for 150 ml + £4.12 shipping = £19.12 (£1.27/10ml)
  • £9 for 100 ml

Not offer:

  • £8 for 50 ml
  • £15 for 100 ml

More Mixes and other flavour/hit enhancers

  • £12 for 50 ml
  • £20 for 100 ml

Polar Blast

  • £14 for 50 ml
  • £22 for 100 ml

From Liberty Flight,

  • £3.29 for 10 ml + £1.49 shipping (£4.78/10ml)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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