Making your own e-juice is something a vaping enthusiast considers time and again. This is because of the fact that you can control a lot of things that goes into what you vape. Aside from the flavor, you can also control the amount of nicotine that goes into your e-juice.
Some people call it e-liquid, others call it e-juice. Whatever the name, this is the liquid that you put in your vape, which then turns into vapor once the coils heat it up and make it evaporate. If you look online, you will find that there are numerous videos and recipes that you can use to make your own e-liquids with. You will also notice that almost all of these come with warnings.
The reason why making your own e-liquid or e-juice is not strongly encouraged is because of the fact that nicotine is harmful in large doses. If you are trying to make your own e-liquids without following tried and tested recipes accurately, you may find yourself in a heap of trouble. Nicotine, after all, is poisonous in concentrated doses. This is the reason why the recipes that you will find online usually have warnings and disclaimers, with notes telling users to follow recipes accurately for their safety.
One other reason why you may not want to make your own e-juice is the time it takes to make these. Contrary to popular belief, these cannot be made in a snap. These need to steep for at least a couple of weeks in order for the flavor to truly develop. If you are in a hurry to vape, it might be better if you go to your favorite vape supply store and buy yourself their premixed juices since these have been prepared ahead of time.
Of course, if you are looking to create flavors that are not on the list of your supplier’s catalog of e-liquids, you can try to create your own for future use. You simply need to practice extreme care since, as mentioned earlier, nicotine is rather toxic. It is even advised that you wear gloves when handling this and if you find your skin coming in contact with this substance, you need to wash this off immediately with running water.
Make sure that your nicotine is stored safely away from kids and pets when you are not mixing your e-liquids. Also, as much as possible, steer clear of any liquid nicotine that is higher than 36mg. Some people even find 24mg of nicotine to be too strong, so try to get some that is lower. Oh, and don’t forget to cut it down with the other liquids in your mix. Smoking high concentrations of this liquid can also be very harmful to you.
In the end, creating your own e-juice can be fun, if you know exactly what you are doing, are following the strict rules regarding the creation of such liquids, and if you practice safety at all times. These can be rather time consuming and takes a bit of chemistry knowledge to get right, so it is probably better for you to let the experts do the mixing and making, and you simply purchase your e-juices from reputable suppliers.