Mixing Your Own E-liquid
As vaping grows ever more popular, there's no shortage of flavours on the market to try - from the classic hit of tobacco to the warm taste of pastry, these days if you can dream it, you can do it.
If you've never quite managed to find that perfect e-juice, it might be time to mix your own. The same way vapers have found countless ways to customise their e-cig setup using hardware, more and more people are looking at how they can create their own signature blends, too.
You don't need to be a chemistry major to figure it out - mixing your own e-liquid is a matter of getting the right ingredients and finding a flavour you love.
Starting from scratch
All e-liquids are made from a combination of the same components; a PG (propylene glycol) or VG (vegetable glycerin) base, flavouring, and nicotine.
The majority of e-liquids on the market use combination of PG and VG as a base - 50/50 is a common concentration, but it varies depending on what you're looking for.
The higher the PG concentration, the stronger the flavour and throat hit will be. Vegetable glycerin on the other hand is what gives you plenty of thick, luscious cloud. It gives off a lighter throat hit and is a thicker, more viscous liquid.
The next two essential components are your flavouring and nicotine. Avoiding nicotine altogether can make the whole process of mixing e-liquids faster and more straightforward.
If you do want to use nicotine¹, you'll need to source some diluted liquid nicotine and the proper safety gear to use it - undiluted liquid nicotine is a poison that can cause sickness, blindness and even death. Read up carefully on how to use it and take every precaution when handling it and make sure it's kept under lock and key, away from pets and children and anyone who might mistakenly use it for something else.
The last thing to consider is flavour - you'll need to source food-grade additives and flavourings if you want to ensure great taste for your custom blend.
For a handful of enthusiasts, mixing e-liquids from scratch is a fun and satisfying pastime. But for the rest of us just on the hunt for the perfect blend, it can be a bit more effort than we're willing to put in.
One of the simplest ways to make your own flavour is to blend two juices together to create a new taste. Our Vapouriz Premium e-liquids are a great place to start - we have 65 individual flavours you can mix and match to create new combinations, and because they all have a 70/30 PG/VG mix you don't have to worry about balancing the volume of your bases. All you need to do is blend them together until you get just the right taste. If you're watching your nicotine intake, make sure you mix flavours of equal strength.
Next it's all down to your taste buds - flavours like vanilla and menthol blend really well with a whole range of flavours - menthol gives a refreshing twist, while vanilla blended with berry brings out the creamy taste of ice cream.
¹DISCLAIMER: Anything read in this article is for educational purposes only. Nicotine is a POISON which can cause sickness, blindness and even death if used incorrectly! If you decide to use nicotine in your own mixes you are doing so at your own risk. You are advised to read up fully on how to use it, including wear protive gear, and how to store it away safely to avoid misuse or accidental poisoning.