After only a few years since they first came out in the market, electronic cigarettes are fast becoming a popular alternative to the regular tobacco cigarettes. One reason for the product’s popularity is that smokers of electronic cigarettes can control the level of nicotine they want in their smoke.
Electronic cigarettes allow users to buy E-Liquid to refill their cartridges instead of always having to buy prefilled cartridges. Some smokers go even a step further by making their own E-Liquid to have more control over the nicotine level and flavor, and also to save money.
The basic ingredients of E-Liquid include water, vegetable glycerine (VG), propylene glycol, and flavoring. Some of E-Liquid ingredients are also used as ingredients in food coloring, medicines, additives, toothpaste, cosmetics, and smoke machines. When used in E-Liquid, these ingredients are responsible for the “smoke” that is produced when you vape an electronic cigarette. You have to consult your doctor to see if you will no develop allergic reactions to any of the ingredients mentioned above.
If you want to make your own E-Liquid for your electronic cigarettes, prepare the following ingredients:
Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin. Buy them in their food grade version, otherwise don’t use them. You can buy these in stores or online in sizes that range from six to sixty ml. They don’t come with nicotine or flavoring.
Flavoring. Capella Flavor drops and Lorann oils produce flavourings that don’t have oil content, allowing your electronic cigarette atomizer to last long.
Distilled Water. Avoid using tap water because it contains additives. You may use filtered water, although distilled water is always the most preferable.
Various Additives. Herbs and other additives help augment your E-Liquid’s flavor.
Nicotine Liquid: Commercial nicotine liquid is available both in store and online. Some smokers make try making their own, but instructions on how to are difficult to find. Your safest option is to buy commercial nicotine liquid.
Composition of E-Liquid. Check out this list if you want to make E-Liquid without nicotine:
- Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin - 70 percent
- Water – 15 percent
- Flavoring – 15 percent
If you include nicotine, use these ratios:
- Propylene Glycol or Vegetable Glycerin – 60 percent
- Nicotine Liquid (50 mg) – 20 percent
- Water – 10 percent
- Flavoring – 10 percent
In mixing your own E-Liquid for your electronic cigarettes, be aware that nicotine poisoning is highly possible if you are not careful. Nicotine is poisonous and toxic. Use protective goggles and gloves when handling nicotine and keep it away from the reach of children and pets.