How to Make DIY E-Liquid: A Beginner’s Guide

Learn how to create your own e-liquid. This guide simplifies the process, ensuring you craft the perfect homemade vape juice.

Mixing your own e-liquid is not only economical but also rewarding. With a bit of knowledge and the right tools, you’ll be on your way to creating a personalized vaping experience.

Starting Your DIY E-Liquid

For this tutorial, we’ll craft 10ml of a 50% PG / 50% VG mix with an 18mg strength, using 25% flavouring. Remember, flavor strengths can vary, so adjust as needed.

Essential Ingredients

An e-liquid primarily consists of four components. Adjust these ingredients based on your preferences:

  • Nicotine Base (either in PG or VG)
  • Propylene Glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable Glycerine (VG)
  • Flavourings

Recommended Tools & Equipment

Before diving in, ensure you have the following tools:

  • Mixing Calculator
  • Syringes (1ml, 2ml, 5ml, etc.) with blunt 18 gauge needles.
  • Clean, empty bottles
  • A safe workspace (away from kids and pets)
  • Spillage kit (paper towels, fresh water, etc.)
  • Protective gear: apron, nitrile gloves, and safety glasses.

For beginners, consider our Silver DIY Mixing Starter Kit or Gold DIY Mixing Starter Kit.

Understanding E-Liquid Components

Each ingredient plays a unique role in your DIY e-liquid:

Nicotine Base
Provides the “Throat Hit” sensation and satisfies nicotine cravings. Handle with care and always wear gloves when using it. Check out our Nicotine options.
Propylene Glycol (PG)
Carries the flavor and offers a cigarette-like “Throat Hit”. Learn more about PG.
Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Produces more vapor and offers a smoother experience. Discover our VG options.
Brings the taste to your e-liquid. Start with trusted brands like Capella.

Creating Your First DIY E-Liquid

Using our Mixing Calculator, input the following:

  1. Amount of e-liquid: Enter 10ml.
  2. VG/PG Ratio: Target PG ’50’ and VG ’50’.
  3. Nicotine Strength: Enter 18mg.
  4. E-liquid Flavour Concentrate: Choose ‘Capella Lemon & Lime‘ and set to 25%.

Your recipe will appear on the right. For a 10ml mix, you’ll need:

  • 2.5ml 72mg/ml Unflavoured Nicotine Base
  • 2.5ml PG
  • 2.5ml VG
  • 2.5ml flavourings

Adjusting Your Mix

Feel free to tweak the percentages in the calculator. Using a “VG Nic Base” offers more flexibility in adjusting PG/VG ratios.

Document Your Vape Juice Creation

Label your bottle with the mix details and date. Use syringes for precise measurements, and shake the bottle well. Allow it to steep to develop the flavors. After a week, enjoy your personalized e-liquid!

Further DIY Mixing Learning

This guide is a beginner’s introduction. For deeper insights, visit forums like All About E-Cigarettes.

Stay Safe and Enjoy!

Always prioritize safety. Happy vaping!


Use this guide responsibly. The Alchemist is not liable for any misuse or misunderstanding.