Thursday, September 19, 2019

DIY 101 - Making e-Liquids

With all the bans on flavors destroying the adult right to buy flavored eliquids, many people are left with no choice but to start making their own products.  I hope this guide will help you get started.  If you have any questions, please contact me personally and I'll do my best to help.  If I don't know the answer I'll find someone that does. You can email me at authormichellehughes @ please put Re:  Diy Help in the subject line.

So.  How do I get started in this wonderful world of DIY?    The first thing you need are the tools to get you started.  We could debate over whether or not you need a starter kit for days, but instead, let's give you two different ways to go. You can buy the starter kit with the essentials to get you going, or you can purchase them individually. That decision is completely up to you.  What you're going to needs follows:

  • A Scale (One that measures by grams)
  • Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
  • Nicotine (I highly suggest starting with 36 mg or lower) 
  • Flavor Concentrates
  • Syringes Or Droppers 
  • An E-Liquid Calculator (I use for this it's free and stores recipes)
  • Gloves (Please be very cautious when handling nicotine)

Now that you know what you must have let’s talk about how to get them.   My suggestion for a scale is American Weigh Scales LB-501 Digital Kitchen Scale and you can pick it up on Amazon here:

So, a starter kit, let’s start with that option.  What this does is gives you a base of tools that you can use to begin your DIY e-liquid journey.  Think of it as DIY for Dummies (not that you’re dumb but sometimes easy is better in the beginning).  There are a few different options and each of them has their merits and drawbacks.  Whatever you start with, flavors are going to become an addiction if you enjoy DIY and you’ll need to find the ones that make your vaping experience worthwhile.  I suggest finding recipes you think look good and buying those flavor concentrates in the beginning.  Here’s a handy list of DIY Starter Kits:

Liquid Barn $59.99 (No Nicotine)

Nic Vape $69.99 (With Nic)

Heartland Vape $44.99 (With Nic)

For many people, it’s more cost-efficient (or they want to pick and choose each item they are going to begin mixing with) to purchase only what you need to get started.  With that thought process in mind here’s where you can pick up these items individually.  Here's a great resource to purchase the items you need with discounts but you will have to search through each website to see what they offer.  The links below are just a few of the many, but hopefully, they'll get you started in the right direction.


Flavors:  Taken from Eliquid Recipes

EcigExpress has a HUGE stock many flavor brands! For 10% off most items, use code: ELRECIPES
DIY Vapor Supply has a GIGANTIC selection of DIY supplies! For 10% off use code: ELRECIPES
DIY E-Liquid Supplies has everything for your DIY needs. For 15% off first order use code: ELRECIPES
Bull City Vapor is an American DIY-store with great prices. Discount: 6%, discount code: ELRECIPES
One Stop DIY Shop is an American DIY-store with great prices. Discount: 11% off. Not for specials or artisan mixing kits. Discount code: ELR
One on One Flavors - American flavoring company. Get 25% off using the code: eliquidrecipes-25
Flavorah - Flavoring company with excellent, strong flavorings. Discount: 20%, discount code: ELRECIPES20
ChemNic has everything DIY. For 10% off on orders >$15 (except nicotine - nicotine gives you free shipping!). Use: ELR10OFF
For a free sample of their nicotine use the code FREENIC. It will give you app. 4ml of 100mg/ml nicotine.
Flavor West manufacturer of very popular flavorings. Discount code soon!
Liquid Barn has their own flavorings, nicotine, starter kits and more! For 15% off use discount code: ELRECIPES
Nicotine River sells most things DIY! Get 20% off Purilum with code: PURILUM
Customize the $#@% Out of Your e-Juice with!
ProVape is the maker of the awesome quality tube mods ProVari!
Gremlin DIY has everything DIY! For 5% discount use code: ELRECIPES
EuroFlavor are flavor manufacturers selling in the USA.
RealFlavors makes VG-based flavorings. Their flavorings are also known as NorthWest Flavoring. Link gives you 10% off.
Liquid Nicotine Wholesalers deal in high quality nicotine. For 15% off use code: ELRECIPES
HighClassVapeCo sells their own brand, made in the US. Get 25% off with the code: E25
Vape Craft Inc. custom juices, and DIY-supplies - in fact everything vape related.
Central Vapors sells e-liquid, but also DIY-supplies. sells bottles and other things - For 10% off use the code: DIY


Now that you have everything you need to begin to mix, let's figure out how to do it.  This youtube video has a great tutorial!  

So now that you've seen how it's done, and you're ready to get started on your DIY adventure.  Head on over to and look through the recipes to get an idea on which flavors you want to make.  Once you purchase what you need, you can put the flavors in what's called "My Flavor Stash" and it will give you more recipes that you can make.  


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