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Introduction to Mixing Your Own DIY eLiquid


The following guide was made to help you understand the concepts of mixing and measuring your own eLiquid. This can be much simpler than you might think, but it is important to fully 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.

Glossary of Terms

What is eLiquid?

The nicotine or non-nicotine solution used in electronic cigarettes. This solution predominately consists of two compounds:

Propylene Glycol

Most commonly used as a base carrier for nicotine and flavor solutions for electronic cigarettes.

Vegetable Glycerin

A natural alternative to Propylene Glycol and is sometimes used as the majority base in eLiquid.

PG and VG also serve as the base liquids for Nicotine Solutions and Flavor Concentrates (more on those later). When mixing your eLiquid you will want to decide 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 the pros and cons of each base liquid.

Think of your batch size as a whole, or 100%, and your PG/VG percentages as 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 Ratios

Higher PG Ratio

Stronger throat-hit
Easier to work with
Thinner eLiquid

Higher VG Ratio

Higher vapor production
Smoother hit
Thicker eLiquid

Our BASIC eLiquid (without flavor) has a PG to VG ratio of 20/80

If you don’t already have a preferred PG to VG ratio, start off using 50/50.

30ml Example Batch

Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin Base Ratio for eLiquid and eJuice - Liquid Barn