Vaping has become a popular choice for those looking for a safer alternative to smoking. It involves inhaling an aerosol created by heating a liquid. But can you make vape juice with household items alone? Typically, vape juice contains ingredients like propylene glycol, vegetable glycerin, nicotine, and flavorings.
However, some vapers may find these ingredients inaccessible or expensive, particularly if they want to try different flavors and strengths. This article will guide you on making vape juice using common household items you may already have in your kitchen. Learn more about how to make a homemade vape in our recent blogs.
What Do You Need to Make the Vape Juice At Home?
If you want to make vape juice at home using items you already have, here’s what you’ll need:
● A clean glass or plastic bottle with a childproof cap to store your finished e-liquid
● A microwave oven or a kettle to heat your base liquid
● A kitchen scale or measuring spoons to measure your ingredients
● A syringe, pipette, or funnel to transfer your liquids
● Gloves and goggles to protect your skin and eyes from potential spills
● Tissue paper or cloth for wiping off any excess liquid
Things You Can Use to Make the Vape Juice
You’ll need a few main ingredients to make vape juice using household items.
Glycerin is a key component, a clear and sweet liquid commonly used in baking, cosmetics, and medicines. It’s responsible for producing vapor when heated in a vape device. You can easily find food-grade glycerin at your local pharmacy, grocery store, or online. Make sure to choose one without any additives or impurities.
Water is another ingredient used to dilute glycerin for vaping. For this, use tap, distilled, or filtered water. Just avoid using mineral water or sparkling water as they may contain salts or carbonation that could affect the quality of your vape juice.
Different flavorings are what give your vape juice its taste and aroma. You can use various food-safe flavorings that do not contain oils or alcohol. It’s important to avoid using flavorings that have oils, alcohols, sugars, or artificial sweeteners, as they may cause damage to your device or harm your health.
It is an optional ingredient that can be added to vape juice. It provides a throat hit and a stimulating effect. However, it’s important to note that nicotine is highly addictive and toxic, so it should be used with caution and in moderation.
If you choose to use nicotine in your vape juice, use pharmaceutical-grade nicotine that is pure and diluted in PG or VG. Avoid using nicotine that has been mixed with other chemicals or additives.
Ways to Make the Vape Juice At Home
Make vape juice with common ingredients following these simple techniques.
First, mix 80% glycerin and 20% water to prepare your base liquid. You can adjust this ratio based on your preferences and device compatibility. For more vapor production, you can increase the amount of glycerin, while for more intense flavor, reduce the amount of water.
Alternatively, if you have it at home, you can use PG instead of water. PG is a thinner ingredient commonly found in vape juice that enhances flavor better. A typical ratio is 70% PG and 30% glycerin.
Mix a little nicotine liquid into your base liquid. Nicotine liquid strength and desired nicotine level determine the amount you require. For e-liquid, the nicotine levels can vary. If you want to make 10 ml of e-liquid with a medium nicotine concentration using a 100 mg/ml nicotine liquid, you simply need to add approximately 0.12 ml.
Now, you must heat e-liquid in a microwave for 10 seconds. This will dissolve and combine components and improve e-liquid flavor and fluidity. Overheating or burning e-liquid can damage its quality and safety.
Transfer e-liquid to a bottle with a syringe, pipette, or funnel. Label your e-liquid bottle with its name, date, and components. Be sure to shake your bottle before using it to distribute components evenly.
Fill your tank or cartridge with homemade vape juice and vape as usual. Keep e-liquid cool, dark, and dry away from kids and pets. Use e-liquid within a month for optimal taste and quality.
Creating your own vape juice using household items can be a fun and affordable way to customize your e-liquid. However, it’s important to consider the potential risks and limitations of using non-commercial ingredients. Some household items may not be suitable or safe for vaping, and they may not offer the same level of quality and satisfaction as professionally made vape juice.
To ensure your safety, it’s recommended that you thoroughly research and exercise caution when making and using homemade vape juice. If you have any concerns or questions, it’s always a good idea to seek advice from an experienced vaper or professional before experimenting with new ingredients. Enjoy vaping responsibly!