With the wide range of vape juices out there, both for pod mods and for e cig tanks, you might be surprised to find out that many regular vapers make their own juices. Why? You might ask, aren’t juices sold at our Docklands vape shop enough for you?
Whilst there are plenty of e liquids on the market to suit almost any taste out there, it’s still a fact that vapers are often attracted to methods that mean they can do it their own way. The everyday, seasoned vaper is an independent minded enthusiast, who knows what taste they like and will attain it by any means necessary. The opposite might also be true, those new to e cigs might have no idea what sort of flavour hits the spot for them, and what better way to explore the wide variety of nicotine concentrations, flavours and PG/VG ratios than learning how to mix your own e liquid?
<h2><strong>How do you mix e liquid?</strong></h2>
If you know where to find the ingredients, E liquid is surprisingly easy to mix. With nicotine shots, propylene glycol mix, vegetable glycerine and flavourings all available to buy from quality vape shops, the key is finding the right measurement of each of the five ingredients. With a wide range of flavours and balances available, there is an almost infinite number combinations, providing slightly different tastes and ensuring a different vaping experience each time you mix. It is for this reason that it’s important you write down each of your mixes. Imagine finding your perfect flavour, only to forget the balance of PG, VG nicotine and flavourings!
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<h2><strong>Find your nicotine sweet spot</strong></h2>
Everybody has different nicotine tolerances. If you were a heavy smoker before you started vaping, then you may be most satisfied with anywhere up to 20 mg of nicotine per 10 ml. With a wide range of nicotine shots available, you can choose the right balance for your own tastes and furthermore, when DIY mixing, you needn’t worry about the TPD cap of 20 mg per 10 ml set by the UK government on pre filled e liquids.
<h2><strong>PG and VG are key</strong></h2>
Propylene glycol is the organic compound responsible for carrying the nicotine and flavour of an e liquid. Vegetable glycerine is responsible for the density of the clouds you’ll be exhaling, and thus the thickness of the e liquid mix. If you are looking for low vapour, high nicotine throat hits, then a higher ratio of propylene glycol will be beneficial. If you are a cloud chaser looking for lower nicotine hits but dense clouds of vapour, then go for a higher VG ratio. If you’re a first time DIY’er, we recommend starting with a 50/50 ratio and then experimenting either side.
<h2><strong>Use a vaping calculator </strong></h2>
There are plenty of websites online which will help you calculate the exact measurements you want for your e liquid. Precision is key when vape liquid mixing, so ensure that your <a href=”https://www.vapelagoon.com/product-category/100-vg/”>organic e-liquid</a> has been measured as accurately as possible, otherwise you risk an underwhelming vape flavour.
<h2><strong>Try flavour combinations</strong></h2>
You know when you just feel like something is <em>missing </em>from your vape flavour? Experimenting with different flavour combinations will help you explore the outer reaches of DIY vaping. That’s part of the fun of the vaping community, swapping stories about the weird and wacky combinations you’ve experimented with.
<h2><strong>Let it set</strong></h2>
Like with a good wine or gin, letting the flavours settle and infuse after mixing is key for a richer taste. Sometimes you may need to leave a juice for a month, sometimes just a few days. It completely depends on your mix and the quality of your ingredients. If you have more questions about DIY vaping, then ask in store at Vape Lagoon, your London <a href=”https://www.vapelagoon.com”>Docklands vape shop</a>.