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E-juice is now more diverse than ever before, what with so many different companies selling their own specialized flavors. But let’s face it, sometimes this bounty of blends simply doesn’t cut it and we crave a flavor that is truly unique and different.

For this, many fellow vapers turn to DIY e-juice. By mixing just a few ingredients together, it is possible to create the perfect blend that makes your taste buds sing. However, as many people discover, making your own e-juice is more complicated than you might expect.

The Equipment

Before you set out to make a DIY e-juice blend, you need to have all of the proper mixing gear. There are many different methods for creating custom e-juice, but here is a basic checklist of items you will likely need:

  • A plastic funnel
  • An eye dropper and several syringes
  • Empty bottles
  • 1 oz mix measuring cups
  • Labels
  • An e-liquid calculator
  • A pair of latex gloves and safety goggles

You should also have a clean and sanitary work area in order to avoid getting accidental ingredients like dust, dirt and anything else in your e-juice during the mixing process.

The Ingredients

Gathering the ingredients to make your own e-juice is the easiest part. E-cig juice is comprised of just 3-4 basic ingredients: unflavored liquid nicotine, flavoring, vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). Most of these can be found in at any local pharmacy.

The Mix

There are countless methods on how to mix the ingredients together and in what order to make the perfect DIY blend. We found this video to be one of the best step-by-step instructions on how to go about it—and in a British accent no less:

The Risks

When making DIY e-juice for the first time, there are bound to be some risks. For instance, it might take a couple tries before you get the hang of the process and create a juice that tastes right.

A much more serious risk though is working with pure liquid nicotine. Undiluted nicotine is highly toxic and requires careful precautions to avoid contact with human skin and/or accidental ingestion. Just like with e-juice, you should always keep nicotine liquid out of the reach of children or pets, and wear proper safety gear when handling the substance.

The Reality

In the end, the fact is that while you can create your own e-juice blend, it does entail some risk and a lot of effort.

One alternative for those who enjoy having control over their e-juice ingredients but don’t want to deal with the hassle of DIY is VaporFi’s custom blended e-juice.

It’s simple. Here’s how it works:

  1. You select from thousands of different combinations of flavors and nicotine strengths.
  2. One of our expert “vapetenders” makes your recipe and sends it right to your doorstep.
  3. You test your creation and go from there!

Check out our knowledge center article about finding the right e-juice flavor for more information.

Have any questions about our custom blending options? Feel free to contact us today.