Many people think that mixing e liquids is difficult or complicated. Nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is mixing them can be a very rewarding and fun experience, especially when you take advantage of cost-effective ingredients and tools. All you need to prepare are your favorite flavor, simple tools and your nicotine (unflavored) to become e liquid master mixer quickly.
The Key Ingredients Of An E Liquid
Remember that all of the juices in e cigarettes consist of three (3) major ingredients. They are as follows:
1. The first is the flavoring that you want.
2. The second is the nicotine which is unflavored.
3. The third is the vegetable glycerin (VG) and/or propylene glycol (PG).
The first important ingredient is the flavoring. You will experience some difficulties at first in mixing and combining e liquids. The reason is that unlike the nicotine and the vegetable glycerin (VG) and/or propylene glycol (PG) (where you can combine them in exact measurements), the amount of flavoring that you will use will depend largely on different factors. The first factor obviously is your personal preference. The second factor is the equipment type that is available to you. The third factor is the strength of the flavoring. Therefore, expect that you will do a lot of trial and error.
Generally speaking, it would be very beneficial to start at five percent flavor and work your way up. However, keep in mind that there are flavors that are really strong that even at five percent, they will overpower the entire mixture. In this case, it will be a good idea to mix the overpowering flavor with some lighter flavors. The usual practice with respect to the use of the flavoring is this: twenty to thirty drops per ml.
The second important ingredient is the unflavored nicotine. Another term for this is concentrated nicotine.In making use of this ingredient, make sure that the unflavored nicotine that you will use is appropriate for you.
Generally speaking, the nicotine intensity plays around six milligrams to twenty four milligrams. The usual practice among mixers of e liquids is to use stronger nicotine at the first instance. In this way, they will have the option to dilute the nicotine should they desire to make it less intense/strong.
However, you should exercise extreme caution when handling undiluted nicotine. Undiluted nicotine is found to be extremely poisonous when absorbed by the skin. As such, you must keep them out of reach of your kids and the rest of your family. In addition, use gloves for added protection.
The third important ingredient is the vegetable glycerin (VG) and/or propylene glycol (PG). The function of the VG and the PG is to dilute the unflavored nicotine when it is too strong or intense for your purpose. On one hand, the vegetable glycerin (VG) is the ingredient that makes the taste smooth with less ‘throat hit’. On the other hand, the propylene glycol (PG) is the ingredient that intensifies the ‘throat hit.’ What mixers of e liquids usually do is to create a mix of 50% vegetable glycerin (VG) and 50% propylene glycol (PG). Nevertheless, you can adopt an 80/20 VG to PG mix or 20/80 VG to PG mix.
Like any other food recipe that you know, you can adjust the quantity of flavoring, nicotine, and vegetable glycerin (VG) and/or propylene glycol (PG) in order to suit your preference.
Apart from the three important ingredients, you will also need the following tools:
1. A funnel;
2. A couple of index cards;
3. Latex gloves for protection;
4. Some empty bottles;
5. Graduated cylinder or measuring cup