Make e-liquid cheap and safe

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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

make e-liquid safely

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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.

E-liquid production

e-liquid production

E-liquid in labs

E-liquid production is increasing to meet demand for this nicotine based product. New e-liquid labs are being built in order to cope with an influx of new vapers. The increasing amount of vapers is due to surpass that of traditional tobacco smokers in 2021. Most e-liquid production is done in a sterile environment, under controlled conditions. E-liquid is produced this way to guarantee the quality and safety of the product and to avoid contamination.

E-liquid at home

Some e-liquid is not manufactured under these strict conditions. E-liquid production is relatively simple. You can order the raw ingredients online and mix your own blend of e-liquid at home. You can set the strength and flavor of the e-liquid to suit your own needs. Buy enough of the raw ingredients and you can start to make and sell your own e-liquid.

It is worth noting that you can make e-liquid for a fraction of the cost that shops sell it for. If you make enough you can start supplying friends and family and make huge savings all round.

E-liquid safety and production

The mixing process is relatively simple and the raw ingredients are readily available online. E-liquid production and manufacture is something that you can do at home. So why buy e-liquid from a retailer?Convenience is a factor and quality another factor for sure. If you don’t have time to mix your own e-liquid it’s better to buy from a shop.

Safety is a big factor and knowing that you are buying a well made product gives you piece of mind. Also knowing the exact amount of nicotine inside helps. Although how do you really know how much nicotine is in at for sure, unless you test it yourself. Homemade e-liquid the nicotine content is often estimated and the % of nicotine in the juice can be misleading.

What happens if you are poisoned from homemade e-liquid that you have bought online? Does the e-liquid provider have public liability insurance or indemnity insurance? In most cases the answer will be no, leaving you liable for your own medical treatment. Or having to make a claim on your own insurance if you have any. All registered companies supplying e-liquid must have public liability insurance by law. If they supply a product that causes harm then they are liable. Then they will have to claim on their own insurance to cover the accident.

People that produce e-liquid for sale and have no insurance are technically breaking the law. They will be liable for prosecution if any product they supply causes harm or fatalities. Caution is required from both buyers and suppliers of e-liquid. It is important to thoroughly research who and where the e-liquid you are buying comes from.

Manufacturing e-liquid poses dangers from many angles. Nicotine is highly toxic and a very small amount can kill. That is why the amount of nicotine contained in e-liquid must be labeled clearly and be very accurate. It is important to have bottles labelled accurately to avoid over-dosing on nicotine. Serious Nicotine poisoning can occur and can be fatal if too much nicotine is vaped.

Cross contamination and impurities can happen on any production line. It could be it from human error or a bad batch of raw ingredients; the results can often be fatal. That is why in e-liquid labs the conditions are kept clean and sterile, to ensure the quality of the product. When e-liquid is made under less controlled circumstances the risk of contamination is much higher. Any number of contaminants can mix into the e-liquid either airborne contaminants or impurities. The result of this can be a serious health side effect.

Human error is a massive factor as well. It is quite easy to get confused when mixing e-liquid ingredients and miss-measure the liquids, resulting in harmful e-liquid production. In controlled labs computerized machines measure the exact amounts of chemicals and mix them to make the final e-liquid product. This ensuring the safety and quality of the e-liquid that is produced under these controlled circumstances.

Effects of bad e-liquid production

The effects of bad e-liquid production aren’t just measured on health. It will also have a direct effect on public opinion and views regarding the safety of electronic smoking. So potentially making products that could kill is worrying and there are calls for tighter regulations.

With any new industry a clean safety record is key to a successful future.  rogue e-liquid producers could damage this record, denting the public’s opinion on e-smoking. Both these could have a detrimental effect on the industry and leave it’s future uncertain.

Other effects on health are outlined in electronic smoking safety guidelines and information provided by e-liquid manufacturers.

If you get e-liquid in mouth it is important to know the exact strength of the e-liquid. Miss-labelled products and estimated amounts of nicotine cause toxicologists many problems when treating a patients. The strength of the e-liquid is very important, it helps to determine the amount of nicotine consumed and is a required factor in treating the symptoms and effects of nicotine poisoning. Ultimately all e-liquid should be labelled correctly with exact amounts of ingredients; no guess work or estimations should be involved as a matter of public interest and safety.