Introduction to mixing your own eLiquid - DIY
The following guide was made to help you understand the concepts of mixing and measuring your own eLiquid. You can find online calculators to do the math for you, but it is advised to understand the concepts before starting to mix. If you are unfamiliar with the terms used within the vaping community, you can start by reviewing our glossary of terms below.
What is eLiquid?
eLiquid - The nicotine or non-nicotine solution used in electronic cigarettes. This solution predominately consists of two compounds:
Propylene Glycol (PG)
Most commonly used as a base carrier for nicotine and flavor solutions for electronic cigarettes.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
A natural alternative to Propylene Glycol and is sometimes used as the majority base in eLiquid.
PG and VG also serve as the base liquid for Blended Nicotine and Flavor Concentrates. When mixing your eLiquid you will want to know the overall ratio between your PG and VG. The ratio between the two bases can have a profound effect on your final eLiquid. When deciding on the PG / VG ratio of your eLiquid, you will want to weigh out the pros and cons of each base liquid.
Think of you batch size as a whole, or 100%, and your PG / VG percentages are what will make up this 100%. Since your nicotine and flavoring are also composed of PG and/or VG, your nicotine and flavoring will be accounted for in either your PG Ratio or VG Ratio depending on the dominant base of that liquid.
Base RatiosIf you don’t already have a preferred PG to VG ratio, start off using 50/50.
Higher PG Ratio
Easier to work with
Higher VG Ratio
Higher vapor production