How to make my own eliquid?

How to make my own eliquid?

June 20, 2019

How to make my own e-liquid?

 Today we are going to walk you through a recipe to make your own e-liquid. Precautions must be taken when handling materials like nicotine. We are going to spec based on 100mg for nicotine concentration. Let’s do a mix of one 60mL regular freebase and one 30mL salt nicotine version of the same flavor. That way we can look at the differences between them. To start here is the recipe we will follow.

Root beer Float 3mg 60mL

Root beer Float FW 13%

Root beer CAP 4%

Vanilla Whipped Cream CAP 2%

Vanilla Bean Ice Cream TFA 4%

Sweetener TFA 4%

EM 1% (optional)

VG 60%

PG 40%

Nicotine .3%

Total flavor percentage 27%-28% (if using optional)

 

The Codes are FW (Flavor West), CAP (Capella Flavors), TFA (The Flavor Apprentice), EM (ethyl maltol TFA Cotton Candy), VG (Vegetable Glycerin), PG (Propylene Glycol).


We will offer these flavors soon on the website for you to DIY

Let’s convert this recipe into an easy to understand format.

Rootbeer Float My Eliquid

Base Materials and Size

(One) 60mL Container
3mg/mL Nicotine
PG 40% - VG 60%

Nicotine (100mg)/mL [10/90]): 1.8mL / 2.23g
Propylene Glycol: 7.62mL / 7.89g
Vegetable Glycerin: 34.38mL / 43.36g

 

Flavorings - 27%

13% Rootbeer Float

Flavor West

7.8mL / 8.08g

4% Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

The Flavor Apprentice

2.4mL / 2.49g

4% Sweetener

The Flavor Apprentice

2.4mL / 2.49g

4% Rootbeer

Capella

2.4mL / 2.49g

2% Vanilla Whipped Cream

Capella

1.2mL / 1.24g

 

 

Now we can see these numbers make more sense. This converted all the flavorings and materials to grams or milliliters for easy mixing. Add all the ingredients into your 60ml bottle as follows:

  1. Rootbeer Float FW 7.8ml/8.08g
  2. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream TFA 2.4ml/2.49g
  3. Sweetener TFA 2.4ml/2.49g
  4. Rootbeer CAP 2.4ml/2.49g
  5. Vanilla Whipped Cream CAP 2.4ml/2.49g
  6. Nicotine 1.8ml/2.23g
  7. VG 34.38ml/43.36g
  8. PG 7.62ml/7.89g

 

Shake to mix and allow it to sit for a couple days and mellow out.  You can add the .6ml/.62g of EM as an optional.

This mix will deliver a basic root beer float that tastes good and has some creamy notes. We will dive into a much more complex flavor in the future. 

Now let’s look at a salt version of this. Remember to use 100mg/ml salt nicotine for this next recipe

Rootbeer Float My Eliquid

Base Material And Size

(One) 30mL Container
35mg/mL Nicotine
PG 50% - VG 50%

Nicotine (100mg)/mL [10/90]): 10.5mL / 13.01g
Propylene Glycol: 5.85mL / 6.06g
Vegetable Glycerin: 5.55mL / 7g

 

Flavorings - 27%

13% Rootbeer Float

Flavor West

3.9mL / 4.04g

4% Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

The Flavor Apprentice

1.2mL / 1.24g

4% Sweetener

The Flavor Apprentice

1.2mL / 1.24g

4% Rootbeer

Capella

1.2mL / 1.24g

2% Vanilla Whipped Cream

Capella

0.6mL / 0.62g

 

Add all the ingredients to your 30ml bottle as follows:

  1. Rootbeer float FW 3.9ml/4.04g
  2. Vanilla Bean Ice Cream TFA 1.2ml/1.24g
  3. Sweetener TFA 1.2ml/1.24g
  4. Rootbeer CAP 1.2ml/1.24g
  5. Vanilla Whipped Cream .6ml/.62g
  6. Nicotine 10.5ml/13.01g
  7. VG 5.5ml/7g
  8. PG 5.85ml/6.06g

 

Notice how the mix is 50vg/50pg as it needs to be thinner to wick in salt devices. Also note how much nicotine needs to be added to make salt nicotine. It uses up raw materials quickly however the product generally lasts longer when vaped.

Some interesting points to note about weight and mL mixing: Notice that VG and PG are very similar in mL to another in this mix however the weights are much different. This is because the specific gravity of the two liquids are different. This recipe takes those differences into account to make sure the mix is proper.

Try these out. We will offer this mix on the website for you to try in the future as well to see how a recipe translates into an actual mix. 

Later on we will try a more complex recipe.



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