To many of us who actually use and Vape religiously, Vaping is just more than an occasional leisure. It is one of the hobbies we’ll subsequently pay more and more attention, time, money and enthusiasm.
As the Vaping industry progresses and evolves along the way especially with the development of electronic cigarettes and liquids, we become more engage and hands-on with them to such point of collecting new hardware and doing our own juices.
All these could be very demanding and expensive. It may all worth it but there’s another option where we could find enjoyment and fulfillment while saving a lot of money. D-I-Ying your own hardware and e-liquids is the answer to reduce your Vaping costs.
Let’s get on work and see how DIYing works! Let’s start with doing your own E-liquids.
Usually, DIY E-liquid Kit includes the following materials:
1*100ml USP VG,
1*100ml USP PG,
1*100ml 10%Nic90%PG diluted e-liquid
1 to 3 bottles different flavor with 10ml each
1*100ml PE Empty Bottle with Measurement
1 piece of Disposable Sterilized Mask
1 pair of Disposable Gloves
6 pieces of 3ML E-Liquid Drippers
6 pieces of 30ML E-Liquid Storage Bottles
These materials are good to go in order to create an e-liquid perfectly tailored to your taste. Just a simple note to remember: While DIYing E-liquids can be fulfilling, it could also be dangerous. Ample research and knowledge-gathering is a must.
So, how many E-liquids in quantity we can get from these materials? Let’s figure out!
Say, we’ll be doing 50ml with 50%VG 50%PG, 0.6% (6mg) nicotine and 10% (Medium Strength) flavor.
First we need to remember the mixing order:
Then, we should have our formulas and professional DIY Calculator:
Flavor Concentrate Formula
First focus: put your flavor concentrate. Depends on your desired Flavor intensity, you may want to start with 10% as the recommended flavor percent.
Second Focus: Dilute Nicotine 100mg/ml Base to make it 6mg/ml for your 50ML E-liquid Target.
A. The Nicotine 10% (100mg/ml) in PG base is from 10ML 99.9 Pure Nicotine (999mg/ml) diluted to PG USP Liquid base.
B. To make 6mg/ml nicotine density E-liquid, you need to put 0.3ML Pure Nicotine to your bottle.
E-Liquid Base Formula
VG / PG = ( 50ml – 5ml – 3ml ) ÷ 2 = 21ml
To sum it up, one set of a usual DIY E-liquid kit will give you at least 4 bottles 50ML freshly- mixed-by-you E-liquid or a total of 200ML just in the cost of $38.90. Comparing it to the ones you often buy in your retail B&M or online shop with at least $10.00 price per 10ML, you will be saving $161 for the 200ML combined cost alone.
This means you are just getting $0.19 per ML when you do your own E-liquids unlike when you buy the expensive pre-mixed ones with around $1.00 per ML.
Breaking it down to yearly savings, you can be able to save $511 a year supposing you only use a moderate 2ML per day (1ml = 120puffs). $511 is not bad for bank savings or for donation to lung cancer foundations, right?
Not only you were able to save but you were able to achieve freedom on putting your own preferred ratio of E-liquid base, density of your nicotine and strength of your flavors.
There you go! Have a wonderful DIY journey ahead!