Welcome to Part 1 of our Vaping and Vape Juice Series
Part 1 of the series is going to talk about what vape juice is, and how it is made.
Some people will simply go the route of buying ejuice already made, but for some people they like to make their own, and that's what Part 1 is all about.
Let's get started.
Believe it or not, figuring out how to make vape juice – real deal DIY ejuice – is a lot easier than most people make it out to be and can save you a mountain of money along the way, too.
Sure, you’re going to need to get your hands on a couple of very specialized ingredients (one of them will require you to be pretty careful with) as well as some specialized equipment, but after a very minimal investment you’ll be able to make as much custom ejuice as you like – tinkering and toying with different recipes until you find something that you are really happy with.
Learning how to make vape juice isn’t just going to be a lot of fun, either, but can actually save you quite a bit of money as well. Ordering the core ingredients for vape juice in bulk is a great way to save a couple of bucks, and you’ll be shocked at how you are able to save in the long haul when you make your own ejuice compared to ordering it from a supplier.
At the end of the day, the process is relatively simple, relatively straightforward, and easy enough to get started with that you shouldn’t feel at all overwhelmed even if this is your first time playing with these kinds of ingredients.
Use the inside information below to help you out and you won’t have anything to worry about!
Gather all of your essential ingredients
The very first thing you will need to do when you are getting ready to make DIY ejuice is to gather all of the essential ingredients that go into this concoction, and none of them are going to be available at your local grocery store.
This is going to require you to jump online (Amazon has everything you could hope for, unsurprisingly), but you’ll find that this online only method of shopping is going to save you quite a bit of money on these core ingredients as well. A local vaporizer or e-cigarette shop might have the ingredients you need to put together your own vape juice, but you’ll almost inevitably end up spending a lot more money locally then you would have on the web. VapeCraft,Inc also offers diy ejuice kits if you don't want to buy each ingredient separately.
The backbone of your vape juice concoction is going to be either a Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin, both of which are completely organic chemical compounds and oil like substances that provide the body, the mouth feel, and some of the flavor of the vape juice itself.
PG or VG (as they are known respectively) are going to be a fantastic choice regardless of which you decide to move forward with, though PG will impact the overall flavor of your finished product a little bit less than VG while VG provides a smoother draw and a smoother finish.
Diluted nicotine is going to be another of the core ingredients you want to purchase online, and this is the ingredient that you are going to need to be most careful with. Pure nicotine can be very, very dangerous and requires a ventilation hood and a special hazmat suit for a reason, and that’s why it isn’t ever going to be sold to the general public.
Diluted nicotine, on the other hand, is a lot safer to use – and the element you’ll want to use in your vape juice to begin with – but you’ll also want to treated with respect so that you don’t have any accidents or absorb too much nicotine through your body when you aren’t wearing gloves.
Finally, you’ll need to come up with your flavor ingredients. Food safe flavor elements are available all over the internet, and any of the most popular additives can be used in conjunction with the rest of the ingredients listed above. You’ll be able to create your own vape juice formulas when you go in this direction, tinkering and toying with different flavor additives in different combinations to get one that you are really happy with.
Gather all of your essential equipment
You are also going to want to get a handful of plastic drip bottles that can be cleaned and reused so that you can more effectively mix and match different flavor combinations together with different nicotine dilution levels, and you’ll want a couple of small containers to store larger quantities of vape juice in as well as syringes, pipettes, and plenty of safety gloves so you don’t have to worry about spills causing any trouble.
Get your hands on a proven recipe
The web is absolutely loaded with all kinds of custom and DIY ejuice solutions, recipes, and mixtures, and you won’t have any trouble at all finding one that you are interested in trying out. Proven recipes give you a blueprint to work off of when you’re figuring out how to make vape juice all on your own the first few times, and it’s a good idea to go through one of these recipes from start to finish so that you can rely on these “training wheels” to help give you a baseline education before you start to experiment with your own recipes later down the line.
Rock ‘n roll!
All things considered, the overall experience for figuring out how to make vape juice all on your own is really pretty simple and straightforward – as well as a lot of fun!
You’ll be in complete and total control over the nicotine levels, the flavor, and the mouth feel of your new vape juice concoctions, and you’ll also be able to save a tremendous amount of money that you would have big companies with even bigger profit margins.
The odds are pretty good that you’re going to have to tinker and toying with different recipes until you hit on something that you are really crazy about, but that’s part of the fun. Experimenting with different concoctions, different ingredients, and different levels of base ingredients and nicotine will give you different experiences. Since you are in the driver’s seat, you’ll be able to mix and match on until you find the kind of ejuice recipe that you have been dreaming about ever since you started with your vaporizer or e-cigarette.