November 29, 2018

Vaping has become very popular over the past few years. There are so many flavors and concoctions on the market that it can be difficult to choose the ones that you like. Fortunately, most retailers also provide you with the option to mix your own juices at home.

You have a couple of options for mixing your own e-juices at home. Today we’ll be walking you through the different retail options available for consumers. Additionally, we’ll provide some bonus tips to create your own flavors and so forth.

But first, let’s take a closer look at options when it comes to Homemade E-Liquids

What Homemade E-Liquid Options Are Available for Consumers Right Now?

Depending on where you live, you’ll probably have a host of homemade e-liquid recipes available. Commonly, consumers simply head over to their local headshop and ask retailers for a Home kit. These home kits range from $10-$30 and will provide you with all the necessary tools and juices.

What can you expect in these home kits?

  • Propylene Glycol
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Flavoring Oils (essential oils)
  • Liquid Nicotine or similar products

For those who want to get down to the barebones home e-liquid cooking, you’ll probably just want to get your hands on the two most necessary ingredients: Propylene Glycol (PG) and Vegetable Glycerin (VG). Most e-liquid recipes have a combination of these two liquids.

The ratios are also depending on the flavor profile you’ll want. Some common ratios include; 70% (PG) – 30% (VG), 50% (PG) - 50% (VG) and 30% (PG) – 70% (VG).

Is there a right ratio? Well, that is entirely up to the consumer. We find that making experimental batches is the best way to hone in on your preferred flavor profile.

These two substances are essentially what e-liquids are made off. Retailers add in nicotine or cannabis or any other solvent within the mix to make it “Vapable”.

In terms of flavors, you have a wide range to choose from. You can essentially choose any essential oils from any apothecary or order them online. Many people also like to make cannabis infusions with their e-liquids to turn their regular vaping device into a cannabis-vaping device.

Other equipment you’ll need for flawless infusions include;

  • Droppers
  • A vile

Measuring Equipment (usual droppers come with markings on it, if not you’ll have to get one that does)

What are common infusions I can do with my Homemade E-Liquid?

Now let’s turn our attention to different recipes you can make at home. Before we continue, let’s look at the most common infusions people do.

  • Nicotine Infusion
  • Essential Oil Infusion
  • Cannabis Infusion (THC)
  • Cannabis Infusion (CBD)

These are the four most common type of infusions you’ll find on the market. They all serve a different purpose.

For instance, a nicotine infusion will help you handle nicotine cravings if you quit smoking. This is one of the main reasons why people turn to vape, as an alternative to smoking tobacco.

Essential Oil infusions can be used for a wide range of medical conditions. For instance, infusing your vape with rosemary and Aloe Vera can help you with respiratory issues and so forth. With a bit more research, you can find unique combinations that can help for a wide range of issues.

Cannabis infusions are also becoming popular these days. People, who have legal access to it, infuse THC with their e-liquids to have a portable solution to get high. CBD, on the other hand, can be used for stress management, concentration, and the likes and is more widespread.

Understanding the purpose of your infusion is key to finding the right ingredients to make your homemade e-liquid perfectly. Some people even make cross-infusions such as mixing nicotine and cannabis in their juice.

This is entirely up to the consumer.

Now that you know the purpose of your infusion, let’s walk through a few “flavor hacks” to increase the enjoyability of your e-juice.

A Few Flavor Combinations

Depending on your personal preference you can lean towards more “dairy-flavor profiles” or “fruit-flavor profiles”. These are the two most common divisions within the e-liquid market.

For instance, Dairy-Flavor profiles include;

  • Cereal tastes (lucky charms, Captain Crunch etc)
  • Milkshakes
  • Ice creams
  • Etc.

For instance, “Unicorn Milk” leans towards the Dairy-Flavor profile. However, when we’re talking about “Fruit-Flavor profiles” we’re considering;

  • Lime
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Etc.

We have found that some of our favorite combinations are;

  • Blueberry Lemonade 
  • Banana Cream
  • Peppermint Menthol
  • Berries (any berry infusion is awesome…ALWAYS!)

When you’re mixing these, we recommend that you experiment with the ratios. You’ll either infuse the flavor into either the Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin. Pre-mix your PG/VG infusions and then respect the earlier ratios we spoke about in this article.

The beauty of making your own infusions at home is that you have the creativity to make anything you want. We’d love to see what you come up with. Let us know what recipe worked for you!

About the author

Douglas Pate is an electronic cigarette and vaping expert working in the industry since 2010. Co-founder and President of White Label Juice Company, an industry-leading manufacturer ofquality e-liquids and vapor products, Douglas and his company are passionate about vaping as a means of harm reduction and helping people switch and stay off analog tobacco products.




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