Make e-liquid it is very simple, there is no need to pay inflated prices from shops or online retailers. E-liquid prices vary depending on where you buy it from, prices range from $3 to $10 or more for a 10ml bottle. The mark up on e-liquid production is huge.
Buy e-liquid raw ingredients
Here is what you need to make e-liquid, you can buy 1 liter of food grade propylene glycol for under $15 on amazon, 1 liter of food grade glycerol is $12 on amazon and pure nicotine from various outlets, prices of pure nicotine vary; $109 for 250 ml of pure nicotine may sound like a lot but it’s enough for about 250 bottles of juice, this product will last you ages!
E-liquid mix ratio
So lets say around $130 for all the required ingredients to make e-liquid on an industrial scale. 1 liter is 1000ml of liquid and the proportion of propylene glycol and glycerol mix is down to personal choice and depends on vaping preference.
Lets say that you make e-liquid at a 50/50 ratio, 50% propylene glycol and 50% glycerol. Say you mix your liquid to these specifications then you have enough to make 200 bottles of 10 ml e-liquid. If you want to quit nicotine and vape nicotine free this is all you would have to pay making huge savings on shop bought, nicotine free e-liquid.
If you are nicotine dependent and want to add nicotine to your juice only a very small quantity is required to be diluted into the propylene glycol/glycerine mix, you can find out how much here with this handy e-liquid calculator.
An example: if you wanted to make 10mg strength liquid from the products bought above, then each 10ml bottle would only require 1ml of the pure nicotine base. This means that the 250 ml bottle of nicotine that was bought for $109, would be enough to make 250 bottles of 10 mg /10 ml bottles of vaping juice.
Maths behind making your own vaping juice
To make e-liquid is not only beneficial financially, it also breaks down the monopolization of the smoking industry. It will see the profits made from vaping spread out among the people, so it’s vital to share this knowledge and open e-liquid production to everyone. Open sourcing it will put the power firmly with the people. Ok, so the maths, you have spent around $130 on e-liquid ingredients and mixed 200 bottles of 10ml e-juice, the total cost per bottle is around 65 cents to you, a huge saving!
Now it’s quite easy to see how much profit is being made on e-liquid, larger e-liquid manufacturers will be buying the raw ingredients in bigger quantities, so the price they pay will be lower and therefore further increasing their profit margins. Lets say for example that larger producers of e-juice have got their costs down to 50 cents a bottle. Then selling it for $5 as an average is a huge mark up and one that people should be aware of when purchasing the product.
Tobacco is expensive in some countries; a packet of cigarettes will cost over $15, so quitting tobacco and switching to vaping is the way forward. It will save you money and it is better for your health. Vaping is a cheaper alternative and with more people starting to make e-liquid. Making e-liquid could force companies to lower the retail price. Pass on this knowledge and start making your own juice. Start supplying your friends and family with your own blends of juice and flavors. You could even make a job out of it. People would pay you to make the juice. This still saving them money compared to buying the liquid through shops or inflated internet prices.
Make e-liquid safely
It is key to note that nicotine is highly toxic! A very small amount can kill! It’s very important when using e-liquid and even more so the pure nicotine, you take safety precautions. Always wear protective gloves and goggles, make sure your work space is clear and clean to avoid any contamination.
Make sure that you have equipment ready to clean up any spill or accidental leakages. When mixing the ingredients, it is highly advisable that you use syringes and or pipettes. These measure the exact quantities of ingredients. This ensures that you make e-liquid the correct strength.
Always keep the raw ingredients in a safe locked up place away from children. Never mix juice in front of young children, you should be at least 18 y/o to vape. It will only take a few cases of nicotine poisoning to spoil things. Especially if children died, governing bodies would regulate this industry in a much harsher way. This could see the raw ingredients being banned from sale to the public. So remember, be responsible, and take all the necessary precautions to ensure the safety of you and others. Don’t ruin things for other people, make e-liquid safe! Work tidy and be smart!
Any information in this post is acted upon at your own discretion. Vaporizing times recommends that you pay the inflated prices for your e-liquid and remain safe.