It’s finally here! The first day of autumn, where we can officially don our Ugg boots, flannel jackets, and comfy sweatpants once again. The tantalizing aromas of pumpkin spice lattes, freshly baked cinnamon apples, and gooey salted caramel waft through the air and bring a smile to your lips. And c’mon, who can really resist that crisp feeling in the air? Certainly not me! In honor of this epic day of the autumnal equinox, I thought I’d put together a list of DIY e-liquids to celebrate those spicy sweet scents we crave throughout the year. In our past blog posts on DIY e-liquids and End of Summer e-liquid flavors, we recapped what ingredients we need, where to find them, and how to read the recipes properly. Let’s go over that again before we dive into three delightful DIY e-liquids you won’t want to miss!
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE ALL THE INGREDIENTS
This might seem like a no-brainer, but it’s very easy to assume you already have all of your flavors and liquids in your cabinet. I can’t tell you how often I’ve made this mistake, even in regular kitchen recipes. Make sure you have enough VG, PG, Nicotine (if you’re like some throat hit at the end of your vape juice), and adequate flavorings. You can order more at Liquid Nicotine Wholesalers, one of my favorite sites for DIY e-liquid supplies. From VG and PG liquids, nicotine, and assorted DIY e-liquid tools (graduated cylinders, beakers, chubby gorilla bottles, and e-liquid mixers), this site is great for beginner and advanced mixologists alike. If you’re looking for e-liquid flavorings, this site has several great options, but I prefer to check out The Perfumer’s Apprentice site for a much greater selection of flavors.
USING E-LIQUID RECIPES
Alright, you’ve got your tools, you’ve got your e-liquid base liquids, and your e-liquid flavorings. Now it’s time to get your e-liquid recipes so you can make your very own vape juice at home! While you could very well experiment on your own until you’ve created an e-liquid you can be proud of, it’s a good idea to get comfortable with e-liquid recipes already available. Thankfully, there’s a few places you can get e-liquid recipes from. The website E-Liquid Recipes can be a great way to get started. It’s like a social media platform, but for DIY vape juice mixologists. You can post your own recipes, edit recipes that others have uploaded, and search for specific flavors based on what you’re looking for (vanilla, tobacco, cereal, etc.).
You can also use Google as a way to find e-liquid recipes or search vape juice forums. This is actually how I found the site mentioned previously, as well as a site called All The Flavors. I love how both websites list the specific flavors with their specific abbreviations: CAP, FLV, SA, PUR, and many others. We’ll go over what those abbreviations mean in the next paragraph. There are quite a few of these abbreviations, but you’ll become more familiar with them as you master the art of DIY e-liquids.
Of course, you can check back here at ejuice.deals for DIY recipes that look especially tasty. I’ll be uploading recipes throughout the week that match the theme of the week, so make sure to check back frequently! The theme of the week last week was The End of Summer. This week, I thought we’d take a look at some e-liquids that celebrate the Return of Autumn, filled with warm apple, spicy cinnamon, bold tobacco, smooth vanilla, and creamy custard flavors. But before we get to that, I’d like to go over how to read the recipes and how you can customize them.
HOW DO I READ THE E-LIQUID RECIPES?
If you’ve ever spent time baking or cooking in a kitchen, chances are pretty high that you used a recipe. A cup of these, a teaspoon of that, and recommended oven time. E-liquid recipes are very similar. You’ll need a specific amount of vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), nicotine (if your recipe calls for it), and very specific amounts of flavoring. The e-liquid recipes I’ve seen on the E-Liquid Recipes site have the option to add flavoring in grams or drops. Grams is certainly more scientific and exact, while drops may be a little easier for first timers, but more time-consuming. Crafting a recipe using drops can also turn into a disaster if you lose count, so try to use a separate beaker to avoid miscounting or second-guessing yourself. If you do plan on using grams, make sure you have a kitchen scale handy!
If you’ve read some of our articles before, you’ve noticed that certain flavors have abbreviations next to them. These abbreviations designate the brand name of those specific flavors. For examples, CAP = Capella, FLV = Flavorah , SA = Solubearome, PUR = Purilum, and so forth. These abbreviations are extremely useful when you’re trying to figure out which specific flavor you need to recreate that e-liquid. If you come across an abbreviation you haven't seen before, a quick google search should clear that right up!
One thing I love about using E-liquid Recipes is the the website has an integrated feature where you can customize the recipe to your liking. For example, if the recipe was originally posted as a 70/30 VG/PG ratio, you can change it to 60/40. If you want the nicotine level from 3mg to 12 mg (a big jump, I know), just click on the wrench icon next to the recipe and customize to your heart’s content!
Finally, you’ll need to let your e-juice steep for several days before you load it into your tank. Many of these recipes don’t include an exact time frame for steeping, but keep in mind that the longer you leave the e-liquid to steep, the better the flavor. You can scroll through the comments on the recipe post to see what other people have done, or sample the e-liquid sporadically to see what you prefer. Now that we’ve recapped how to make your own vape juice at home, let’s check out some recipes that will make you fall in love with autumn all over again!
DIY E-LIQUID RECIPES
I discovered this recipe purely by accident, called Fall Festival. This e-liquid does contain tobacco, so if that’s not something you’re a fan of, you can easily delete it by customizing the RY4 Double to 0%. This e-liquid is a 70/30 blend and yields 10mL in total, which is great for an experimental e-liquid. The use of Caramel Butter, Vanilla Custard, Maple Syrup, and Fuji Apple flavorings sounds absolutely delicious, so if any of you try this out, please let me know how you liked it by dropping a comment below!
For our next e-liquid recipe, I had to find something pumpkin flavored and I stumbled across a tasty looking recipe: Philly Pumpkin Cheesecake! I love pumpkin pie and cheesecake as the actual desserts, so I can only imagine how delicious this must taste in e-liquid form! Again, this is a 70/30 VG/PG ratio that is a 3mg nicotine content, but this e-liquid only produces 60mL of e-liquid. If you’re wanting to make more or less, you can always customize it to your preferences. But check out the ingredient list: Philadelphia buttercake, whipped cream, pumpkin, and eggnog? That’s a party in your mouth just waiting to happen!
Lastly, I found a unique autumnal recipe that you can practically imagine sinking your teeth into: Apple Bear Claw! This dessert features a warm and flaky crust, stuffed with soft cinnamon soaked apples and drizzled with a sweet and sticky cream cheese icing! The e-liquid looks so yummy that I’m begging you guys to try this and let me know your thoughts! This e-liquid was crafted with an 85/15 VG/PG ratio and utilizes a 3mg nicotine content. The 30mL e-liquid size actually has a suggested steep time of a week, so be prepared to be patient until the full-bodied flavor develops!
And that brings us to the end of our DIY flavors for the first day of autumn! Granted, these flavors might be a little more bold and daring than the flavors you usually puff on, but that’s the beauty of these DIY e-liquid articles. Take a leap of faith and experiment with flavor profiles you never knew existed! Even the most famous e-liquid companies had to start somewhere. And that’s all these big bottle companies really are: pre-made e-liquids that were crafted in a laboratory, exactly like what you’re doing! Who knows, you might discover the next popular flavor of the vape world!
What are some DIY recipes you’ve discovered and loved? Are there any fall flavors you’re particularly fond of? Let us know and share your thoughts in the comments below! DIY e-liquids are the gateway to a whole new world of vape juices. If you have any questions or thoughts, we’d love to hear from you via phone, email, or social media. Check back with us tomorrow for an exciting review of the intriguing PB & Jam Monster limited edition vape juice! As always, vape happy my friends. May your tank be overflowing with tasty e-liquid and may your clouds be stuffed full of delicious flavor for days!