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Feeling Creative? 5 Simple Steps for Making Your Own DIY Vape Juice

Posted by Courtney McElligott on

Simple Steps for Making Your Own DIY Vape Juice

Feeling Creative? 5 Simple Steps for Making Your Own DIY Vape Juice

Are you interested in creating your own custom e-cig liquids? It's easy once you learn how. Here are 5 simple steps for creating your own DIY vape juice.

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So, you hit up your local vape store to look through their products and notice that they don’t one vape juice that appeals to you or suits your purposes. You can leave and be disappointed or leave and DIY your own vape juice!

It’s not that hard to do and you end up getting a juice that is perfect for you. All you need is diluted nicotine, your base, flavors, bottles, syringes, and a pair of trusty gloves to get started.

Keep reading to find out how you can mix all of these things together to get the best DIY vape juice and never be disappointed by the limitations of the vape shop again.

1. What You Will Need

Before you get started with actually making your DIY juice you'll need to gather ingredients, something to transfer the ingredients, something to put the final product in, and safety gear.

Diluted Nicotine

Nicotine is a completely optional ingredient that you can pick up if you want. Take note that nicotine does have its own unique flavor so if you have a large concentration of it in your juice, it will alter it's flavor quite a bit. To find the right amount you can experiment a little or use a vape calculator.

Usually, 36 MG for a 100 ML bottle is more than enough to do the trick. Make sure you handle your nicotine with caution.

PG or VG

PG and VG work as the base for your juice. Which one you use all depends on what sort of vaping experience you want.

PG or propylene glycol is an organic substance that won't alter the flavor of your juice too much. It offers a larger throat hit than VG which could irritate your throat after you use it for a while.

VG or vegetable glycerine does alter the taste of the juice making it a bit sweeter so that could be good or bad depending on what you're going for. It offers a smoother throat hit than PG.


The last thing you'll need as far as ingredients go is the flavors. This is completely up to you and your tastes. There are thousands of ones that you can choose from that when combined all create a unique flavor.


You'll need something to put the ingredients in. The best bottles are the squeeze ones with nozzle tips because they allow you to easily transfer your ingredients. Pro tip, if you get dark colored bottles it will give your juice a longer shelf life because it stops too much light from shining through and degrading your brew.


Syringes are essential for measuring out your ingredients and transferring them to your bottles. Make sure that you use multiple syringes so you don't cross contaminate any of your ingredients.


Nicotine is actually a fairly dangerous substance. It can absorb into your skin and make you sick or even kill you at high concentrations so you have to be careful. To protect your skin wear gloves and long sleeves.

2. Extracting and Measuring the Nicotine

When creating your homebrew, the first step is measuring out your nicotine. Again, 36 MG is usually the right amount for a 100 ML bottle. Once you've measured it out, use the syringe to put it in your bottle.

Make sure you get just the right amount when extracting it from its container because if you use too much it can overpower your juice. Wear your gloves for this entire process!

3. Adding in the Flavor(s)

Next, you'll add in your flavorings. This can be any combination that you want just keep in mind that you can have too much of a good thing. You'll want to use about ten percent flavorings.

Any more than that and you'll start to taste chemicals rather than natural flavors. It usually takes a lot of experimenting to get your flavors right.

If it comes out wrong the first time don't try adding in a bunch of flavors to even it out. Sometimes just needs a small touch of something else.

4. Drop the Base

The last substance that you will be adding is your base so VG or PG. Keep in mind when making your choice that your juice will already have a lot of PG from the nicotine and flavors.

When you measure out your base and add it to the bottle make sure that you don't fill it all the way to the top. This will make it difficult when you're shaking it to mix everything together.

5. Shake, Steep, and Enjoy

Once you've finally gotten your juice done, you'll want to shake it for several minutes. This allows for all of the ingredients to mix together so one doesn't overpower the other. The ingredients will separate over time so it's actually a good idea to do this every time you use the juice.

It is highly recommended that you allow your mixture to seep for a few days before you use it. This means taking the cap off to allow it to breathe for a bit. Doing this will bring out the best in your flavors.

Don't Like What's in the Store? DIY Vape Juice

As much as you love your local vape shop, sometimes they just don't have what you want. In these cases, it's perfectly fine to DIY. So use this guide on DIY vape juice to gather your ingredients, your gear, and get to work!

Ready to get started on your juice but don't know where you can find the stuff to do it? Don't worry, we've got you covered! Visit our shop to check out our DIY products!

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