Make your DIY e-liquid
Retrouvez tout le nécessaire à la fabrication de votre e-liquide pour cigarette électronique. Arômes et Liquides vous propose un grand choix d'arômes concentrés, de bases nicotinées, mais aussi de matériel pour le DIY. Vous trouverez en effet des seringues, des flacons de type PET ou Unicorn de différentes tailles et avec différents embouts pour remplir votre cigarette électronique et stocker le e-liquide que vous aurez fabriqué.
Making your own e-liquid is an economical and creative way of getting a vaping product that suits your exact tastes and needs.
By mixing three simple ingredients, namely a base liquid, some flavours, and a bit of nicotine if you wish, you’ll obtain a liquid that can be vapourised with ease!
You’ll be able to choose its composition and viscosity, and you’ll be carrying it in a glass or plastic bottle.
Switching to an electronic cigarette has already saved you some money, no doubt. Well, you can save more by making your own DIY e-liquid. Indeed, a homemade eliquid can be up to 10 times cheaper than a ready-made juice!
In addition to being a cheaper alternative, it’s a great way of experimenting and finding THE vaping blend that’ll keep you away from tobacco forever!
Endless customisation awaits, and a few basic notions will turn you into a juice-making specialist in no time!
Are you tired of the same old ready-made liquids? Fed up of all these plastic bottles you’re throwing away each time? Well, DIYing is for you!
When you make your own e-liquid, you have total control over its composition. For example, you can adjust the PG/VG ratio, which determines how much vapour your juice will produce. However, the main appeal of DIYing is the plethora of flavours that are available to you. Gourmet blends, fruity mixtures, all sorts of combinations are here on A&L’s website. You’re free to mix and match the flavours to your heart’s content!
When making your own eliquid, the only limit is your imagination! And if you do find a recipe you like and don’t intend to change it anytime soon, then there's nothing stopping you from making 1 litre of juice in advance if you wish! If you change your equipment and can’t taste the flavours any more, simply add a bit more flavouring to your mix.
Why make your own e-liquid?
There are several good reasons for making your own e-liquid.
The first one is obviously the cost, since self-made liquids are cheaper. Companies make you pay quite a bit for their mixture, but buying the ingredients separately will definitely save you some money in the long run!
Another benefit of DIYing is that you can make a large amount of juice in one go. Indeed, European ready-made e-liquids with nicotine in them can only be sold in bottles of 10ml or less, due to the TPD enforced in May 2016. But DIYing allows you to prepare a whole litre of your favourite recipe if you wish! You can mix a big batch in advance!
The ability to customise your vape down to the last detail is also a major advantage of DIYing. You get to pick and choose the flavours you like and make your own blend, thus creating the perfect e-liquid. You can adjust the amount of flavouring that goes into your recipe. If you feel it’s a bit lacking, simply add a few drops of flavour concentrate. Conversely, if you want your juice to have a more mellow taste, lower the flavour’s dosage.
You can even adjust the amount of vapour your e-cigarette produces! Indeed, it’s influenced by two parameters:
- The equipment you use: the power sent to your clearomiser or atomiser will change the vapour output.
- The vegetable glycerin (VG) content of your e-liquid. You’re the one who determines this when DIYing, as opposed to the set PG/VG ratio of ready-made e-liquids!
Making your own DIY e-liquid also allows you to precisely select its nicotine content. Ready-made juices are usually available with a 3, 6, 12, or 18mg/ml nicotine dosage. If you switch from 6mg/ml to 3mg/ml in one go, for example, that’s half the nicotine you used to inhale! Therefore, a homemade e-liquid allows you to opt for an intermediate dosage that could make your smoking withdrawal smoother. You can, for example, make an e-liquid with 2, 5, or even 1 mg/ml of nicotine in it. Transitioning from one nicotine level to the next is often an obstacle in the fight against nicotine addiction, and DIYing can definitely help you out.
Finally, DIYing allows you to mix all sorts of flavours, without any limitations. You can create a unique eliquid that suits you perfectly and doesn’t exist anywhere else.
As you can see, DIYing has many advantages. It would be a shame not to make the most of it!
Which base liquid to use for DIY e-liquid making?
The base is an essential part of any DIY e-liquid. It allows you to make your own home-made e-liquid, once it’s combined with a flavour concentrate and maybe some nicotine if you wish. It’s made from vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol, and both ingredients play a specific role. The ratio of PG (propylene glycol) to VG (vegetable glycerin) varies. You’ll find bases with a 50/50 or a 30/70 mix, for example. This ratio is always expressed as PG/VG on our website, so if a base liquid is listed as ‘30/70’, it means that it contains 30% propylene glycol and 70% vegetable glycerin.
Being able to decipher a base’s PG/VG ratio is important, but understanding what it implies is also key to DIYing.
A base liquid doesn’t have any real flavour. Only the vegetable glycerin has a slightly sweet taste. This base is made up of two compounds:
- PG, or propylene glycol, which serves as a flavour enhancer. It’s also responsible for the muscular contraction you feel in your throat, known as the ‘hit’. This particular feeling is sought after by many vapers. It doesn’t produce much vapour and is very fluid.
- VG, or vegetable glycerin, is not as good a flavour enhancer as propylene glycol, but helps produce a dense and smooth vapour. It’s very thick.
Here are the most common types of base liquids:
- 80% Propylene Glycol / 20% Vegetable Glycerin: this type of base results in an e-liquid that produces little vapour, but with a strong taste. The ‘hit’ is quite strong.
- 50% Propylene Glycol / 50% Vegetable Glycerin: this type of base offers balanced e-liquid flavours. It’s an excellent mix of flavours and vapour.
- 30% Propylene Glycol / 70% Vegetable Glycerin: this base produces a lot of vapour. Its higher glycerin content makes it more viscous, so it should only be used in powerful e-cigarettes.