How To Create Your Flavor Vape Juice?


How To Create Your Flavor Vape Juice

More and more vapers enthusiasts are exploring the joys of DIY, which has become a growing segment of the vapers industry. 

Whether you are a novice or an experienced smoker, making DIY juice at home offers many benefits.

Making your juice not only meets the need for personalized flavors but also effectively reduces costs. 

Don't worry, DIY juice is not as complicated as you think. 

All you need is a recipe, some basic equipment, and four basic ingredients to start your DIY journey. 

Once you get started, you are free to experiment, tweak recipes, and mix flavors to your heart's content. 

We'll provide you with the tools you need, the necessary knowledge, and the steps to get started making delicious juice.

Safety Precautions when Making Vape Juice at Home

Protective clothing and eyewear are recommended, especially when working with nicotine.

Only use supplies designed for vape juice mixing. 

Having the necessary vaping DIY supplies on hand will stop you from taking shortcuts that can affect the production of safe e-liquid.

You must ensure that the ingredients you plan to use are designed to be vaped. 

Only food-grade ingredients should be used, and all types of oil should be avoided.

Storing DIY e-liquids and ingredients correctly is essential. 

Keeping them in a cool, dark place out of direct sunlight should prolong their potential expiration dates.

Step 1: Preparation

Vape Juice

The following equipment is required to make vape juice:

1. Bottles

You’ll need bottles to mix and store your juice in. Using a soft plastic bottle makes it much easier to use.

2. Sticky Labels

Labeling your plastic or glass bottles of e-liquids is advisable. Use sticky labels to clearly explain the contents and production dates.

3. Syringes

If you are measuring your e-liquid ingredients by volume, using a selection of 10 to 30-mL syringes is useful. 

14-gauge needles are great for working with thicker concentrations of base liquids.

4. Scales

If you plan to measure your ingredients by weight, invest in an electronic scale for accurate results.

5. Gloves

Gloves are an invaluable part of the DIY process as they protect your skin from spillages. 

Nicotine can be absorbed through the skin, so always protect your hands.

6. Kitchen roll

Always keep some kitchen rolls handy when working with large quantities of vape juice. 

It’s great for mopping up spillages, wiping clean blunt dripper needles, cleaning up bottle tops, and generally keeping your vape kit dry during your experiments.

7. Base Liquid

The base liquid of your vape juice is a mixture of vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). 

The ratio used will determine the type of vaping experience you have.

Homemade vape juice with a high VG ratio gives a smoother throat hit and high cloud production. 

The liquid will be thicker and is better suited to sub-ohm systems and DTL vaping.

A high PG ratio will have less cloud production. However, it will have a stronger throat hit and flavor. 

These e-liquids are better used in pod kits and low-powered starter kits.

Investing in a good supply of VG and PG base mix when you make homemade e-liquid will ensure you always have the essential components at hand. Note: these bottles contain only VG OR PG, so you’ll need to buy one of each.

8. Nicotine

Nicotine is an optional ingredient of e-juice. 

UK regulations limit the nicotine strength to 20 mg per ml for pre-made e-liquids. 

Making your own allows you more freedom in deciding how much nicotine you want to add. 

However, it’s important to remember that 20mg is already quite a high amount, so be careful that you don’t add more nicotine than your body can handle!

To get your desired nicotine content, you can buy either a nicotine e-liquid base or a nicotine-free base liquid and then add nicotine shots to achieve your preferred strength.

Freebase nicotine nic shots typically deliver a harsher nicotine hit. 

Nic salt shots are a great option for people looking for a smoother vaping experience.

9. Flavour Concentrate

You’ve got the nicotine and the VG/PG to carry it, now we need to think about flavor. 

Flavor concentrates are of course sold for several reasons, most of them not homebrew vaping, so it’s best to source yours from a reputable vape retailer.

There are a mindblowing number of flavor concentrates available, and many can be mixed, paired, and blended to create desired vape juice flavors. 

Just use some common sense; blueberry and cherry are likely to work well together. 

Pipe tobacco and raspberry? Ehh…

Now, with the equipment and ingredients listed above, you’re ready to get started making your vape juice.

Step 2: E-Juice Calculators

How much vape fluid are you looking to make today? 

How strong do you want it to be in terms of nicotine? 

Are you hoping for a thin PG vape juice or a thicker VG one?

First things first you’re going to want to have a vape juice calculator open. 

There are many available both for download and browser-based.

They will have fields for all kinds of information; just insert things like your intended volume, the nicotine strength, the VG/PG ratio, etc. 

It will take all these figures and instantly tell you exactly how much of each fluid you’ll need.

Step 3: Base Mixture

Here we are, laying the foundation stone of what might be the next big vape juice. 

Time to get those gloves on!

Based on the results of the calculations you just made, use appropriately sized syringes to extract the PG and VG amounts you determined to add to the beaker you’ll be using for your blend.

Be sure to give each syringe you use a good rinse afterward to prevent any kind of buildup or future contamination.

Step 4: Vape Fluid Measurements

After creating your base liquid, you will need to add the flavoring. 

Use a vape calculator to determine how much flavor to add.

Vape juice with 5% flavoring will be relatively subtle. 

20% is about as strong as you should go before it gets too sweet or strong.

Step 5: Labeling

Label your mixes with the following: VG/PG ratio, nicotine level, flavor percentages, and date created. 

Do this immediately. 

You’d be surprised how many beginners don’t, only to be stumped when they find a perfect blend but with no way of recreating it. 

Save your recipes in a notebook or spreadsheet.

Step 6: Steeping

This often confounds newcomers to the DIY e-juice world. 

Most homemade e-juice containing more than one concentrate needs a certain amount of time to let the flavors blend and settle. 

This varies with every mix, but you’ll often find multi-layered dessert or cream-based mixes need up to four weeks to reach their best, while simple fruit recipes might not need to steep at all. 

Most recipes come with a recommended steeping time. 

Various methods aim to speed up the steeping process—but these are a subject of much controversy in the DIY e-juice community.

Step 7: Testing

Once your e-juice has steeped, it’s time to test it out. 

It’s best to use a good quality dripper or rebuildable atomizer rather than a tank. 

This will give you a better idea of how your juice tastes, save you from wasting coils on failed experiments and allow you to sample different juices quickly. 

Be aware that resistance and temperature can greatly affect the taste—juice that tastes great at 80 watts on a 0.3-ohm RDA vape is likely to taste very different in a 1.8-ohm tank at 15 watts.

Step 8: Storage

Sunlight, heat, and oxygen can hurt e-juice so keep your homemade juice in a cool dark place. 

And make sure they’re safely out of reach of pets and children.


Learning how to make vape juice offers the freedom to explore different flavors and strengths. 

It can be a lot of fun and a great way to tailor your vaping experience to your preferences.

However, you must always follow safety precautions while making your e-liquid for your safety and to guarantee a successful blend.