First of all, by reading any further you are agreeing to release me, and all of my heirs and assigns from any liability or responsibility for anything you do with this material. This material is presented for informational purposes only. With that out of the way let us begin. We will start mixing with a pretty simple, one flavor e-liquid. We want a big cloud and not much throat hit, we will make a high VG e-liquid (let’s use 80VG/20PG for this recipe), also since it is high season for strawberries we will make our first e-liquid a strawberry one.
Choose ingredients for your e-liquid
When choosing flavorings for your e-liquid, remember that not all flavorings are safe to vape. First thing you need to take notice of is whether the flavoring contains any sugars, oils, or Diketones (diacetyl, acetylpropionyl or acetoin). Avoid these at all cost, if not sure choose a different flavor, do not take any risks. The easiest way to avoid risk when choosing your flavorings is to choose a brand of flavorings dedicated to vaping (like Molinberry e-liquid flavorings for example) and carefully study the label.
What ingredients we have chosen for our first recipe:
We also have a couple of syringes with blunt needles (10ml and 1ml), few 10ml PET bottles and a 30ml glass bottle with pipette for storing the finished e-liquid.
Let’s use 20mg/ml nicotine base since after the introduction of the Tobacco Products Directive any nicotine base with a higher nicotine content will not be available for purchase for the consumer. We use both VG and PG to dilute the 50/50 VPG base in order to achieve a 20PG/80VG ratio. To help you with calculating the amounts of ingredients you will need to achieve the desired e-liquid you may use one of many e juice recipe calculators available online, here are a few to choose from:
and probably dozens of other e-juice recipe calculators available online. Some calculators also feature a database of e-liquid recipes created by the users, browse it for ideas, inspirations or to find some really good, tested recipes.
Use DIY e-liquid calculator
First of all we will use the e-liquid recipe calculator and figure out what amount of which liquid will be required to achieve the end result we want. We will use www.ecigvape.com, the “DIY E-Liquid (E-Juice) Recipe Mixing Calculator Ten Flavors with PG/VG Adjusting” does everything we need, it allows you to choose the PG/VG ratio you would like to achieve which most calculators do not offer. Now to the recipe! – we start off with a 50/50 VPG base, strength of 20mg/ml and want to receive a 20/80 VPG nicotine base with nicotine content of 3mg/ml.