Is it Okay to Create Your own Homemade E-Juice Blend?

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DIY e-juice blends are a big thing in the world of vaping today. If you are new to vaping and you are wondering whether it is a wise decision to create your own e-liquid blend and how to go about it, this article will provide you with some helpful tips.

There are many advantages of creating your own e-juice blend. Not only does it allow you save some money, but you can also customize what you vape. The possibilities of tweaking your blend are endless.

If you have never vaped before, it may not be the best idea to start off with a homemade e-juice blend. You need to try out different ready made e-juice flavors on the market so that you would know if your blend is good or bad. Without this basis for comparison, there is no way to tell if you’ve struck gold or the mix was bad.

With that said, creating your own e-juice blend is not very difficult. Many vapers across the world are doing it, and you can find loads of e-liquid recipes online. The main ingredients of e-juices are vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), natural or artificial flavor, and nicotine. Of course, it is optional to add nicotine to your e-juice blend. There are other ingredients that can be added to e-juices to boost the flavor and taste such as ethyl maltol and malic acid. Some people also add distilled water or pure alcohol to their e-liquid.

It is important to combine the right proportion of each component, or you may not end up with the desired flavor and strength for your e-juice. Each ingredient needs to be measured carefully. It goes without saying that you must use the proper protective gear while handling the ingredients of your e-liquid. Nicotine can cause irritation if it touches your skin. The level of nicotine in an e-liquid is measured in milligrams. Try to start with a lower concentration of nicotine and increase it if it is not what you desire. Trust me; it is better to have less than more when it comes to the level of nicotine in your DIY e-juice.

If you are making a mix that does not include nicotine, you can add PG to enhance the throat hit. VG is known to produce more vapor and makes e-juices smooth. It is also okay to add both PG and VG to your blend. However, you need to measure them accurately as it could determine the outcome of your e-liquid.

You will find e-juice recipes on many vaping forums online. Most people do not get the correct blend when they first try to mix an e-liquid by themselves. The key is to learn from your mistakes a give it another shot.

One way to improve the outcome of your homemade e-juice mix is to steep it. Steeping involves maturing the blend so that the ingredients would mix properly. There are several ways of steeping. The most simple method involves leaving the e-juice in a dark, cool place for about 7 to 14 days. It is recommended that the mix is shaken every other day or once every day if possible. When an e-juice has steeped, it will have a noticeable darker color.

It is crucial that you only use pure ingredients for your DIY e-juice. Failure to use top quality materials could endanger you and the people around you. Make sure your nicotine is of pharmaceutical quality, and your flavors are good enough to be vaped.

Above all, you need to do your research before you attempt to make a mix. Find out what mistakes others have made so that you can avoid them.