Four Banana DIY e-Liquids You Must Try!
Yesterday’s review of Banana Bread Pudding eJuice by Country Clouds left me wanting more banana flavored e-juices. You already know how rare such flavors are, so I decided to create a DIY e-liquid article on some of the most popular banana flavored e-liquids on my favorite DIY eLiquid website! I usually only post about three e-liquid recipes, but I’ll try to include a few more today just so you have some variety in both the fruit side of banana ejuices as well as the banana dessert e-liquids. Let’s get started with a recap of the basics and we’ll jump right into the e-liquid recipes.
MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TOOLS AND INGREDIENTS
The startup is usually the most time-consuming process of making your own e-liquid. But once you have the necessary ingredients, you can start mixing up several batches of e-liquid at the same time! To start off, you should have some vape mixing tools, like a graduated beaker, vape juice bottles, cylinders, and an e-liquid mixer. You’ll also need to make sure you have the required ingredients: Vegetable Glycerin (VG), Propylene Glycol (PG), nicotine (if you prefer a throat hit when you vape), and of course, your flavoring! You can get all of these at Liquid Nicotine Wholesalers, but I prefer to get the flavors at a website called The Perfumer’s Apprentice. Most of the recipes that I upload are from two different websites called E-Liquid Recipes and All The Flavors. These recipes are uploaded from actual users who can rate, review, and comment on their experience. I’ve noticed that many of the recipes on these two sites use very specific brands of flavorings, notated by three-letter abbreviations. Some of the more popular ones are CAP, FLV, SA, PUR, etc., and many of those are easily found on the Perfumer’s Apprentice website. Each of those flavorings are high quality and will help you achieve the exact replication of the e-liquid in the recipe.
READING & CUSTOMIZING E-LIQUID RECIPES
My favorite feature of the E-Liquid Recipes is the ability to customize each ingredient to your preference. I personally use 3mg of nicotine in my e-juice and I prefer a 70/30 ratio in my VG/PG combination. The small wrench icon at the top of all of the recipes allows me to set my preference, as well as customize if I want to measure out using drops or by weight. If you choose to create your e-liquid by weight, make sure you have a kitchen scale handy so you can accurately measure out each flavor and ingredient.
Another great feature about the E-Liquid Recipes website is you can search specifically for a flavor. For example, I wrote an article recently about all of the chocolate flavored e-liquids that had high reviews from other users. I simply typed “chocolate” into the search bar and was presented with an overwhelming number of e-liquids to try out. The recipes also have comments on steep time, flavor substitutions, and general reactions. The website is very simple, but it is wonderfully easy to navigate and browse without feeling overwhelmed. Think of it as the Reddit for DIY vape juice.
DIY E-LIQUID RECIPES
Now that we’ve briefly recapped what we need and how to read the e-liquid recipes, it’s time to roll up our sleeves and don our mad scientist lab coat! I’ll start with two banana fruit e-liquids and then list another two or three banana dessert recipes. Let’s begin!
This particular e-liquid called Blood Orange and Banana Smoothie caught my attention due to the use of blood orange. Blood orange is a very distinct fruit flavor that is sharp and tangy, but with the infusion of banana and a touch of sweetener, this may very well be your new favorite! This e-liquid is a 70/30 VG/PG ratio (my favorite), but it only uses 1mg of nicotine. This can be easily adjusted if you prefer, but if you’re looking to cut down on your nicotine intake, this might be just the e-liquid recipe for you! The recommended steep time is three days, so make sure that’s your minimum steep time before you try it. I noticed that this vape juice also had cream, yogurt, and vanilla in it, so you may get a sweet combination of fruit and dessert with this one! Let me know how you liked it!
Next, we have an e-liquid flavor that keeps with the smoothie theme. The most common fruit smoothie duo is strawberries and bananas, mostly due to the banana’s thickening agent. This recipe only has fruits and smoothie flavors, whereas the blood orange and banana recipe used some dessert elements to enhance the flavor. If you prefer a smooth and sweet fruit taste, say hellow to StrawNanShakes! This vape juice has a 3mg nicotine content and uses a 70/30 VG/PG ratio, which is extremely common in professionally made brand name e-juices. The suggested steep time is a week, but you can always experiment with that time frame and see what works best for you.
Now that we’ve dabbled in the smoothie and fruit section of our DIY banana e-liquids, let’s check out some of the banana dessert flavored vape juices. We’ll start off with a banana pudding cake. You’ll remember from my review yesterday that I was a little disappointed with the light flavor of the banana. This e-liquid recipe uses nearly identical parts banana and vanilla custard, so there should be a good mix of both creaminess and thick banana flavor. The VG/PG ratio is 70/30, and the nicotine strength is 3mg, but you can always adjust both of these to your preference. There isn’t a suggested steep time, but it’s always a good idea to let a new e-liquid steep for at least a week. I will say that the use of graham cracker crust has me insanely curious about the flavor, so if you try this one e-liquid, please let me know how you liked it!
Lastly, we have an incredibly unique dessert that fits in very well with the celebration of Mardi Gras, called Banana Moon Pie. Feel free to have your own cloud celebration of marshmallows and bananas! This particular recipes uses marshmallows, graham crackers, sugar cookies, and banana cream in the flavor section, along with a 80/20 VG/PG ratio and a 3mg nicotine strength. Again, there isn’t a suggested steep time, but several users commented that a week was an excellent amount of time to wait. This is our most unique recipe in the list and isn’t for the faint of heart. If you end up trying this, please share your thoughts in the comments below!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this banana frenzy of DIY e-liquids. As I mentioned before, I absolutely love this website for all of the user friendliness, advice, and customization available. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out for yourself, I highly encourage you to do so. I’ll post one DIY article a week with a sepcific theme, but that doesn’t mean you have to wait for me! If you have any suggestions on which flavors to do next week, I look forward to hearing from you!
DIY e-juice doesn’t have to be scary or intimidating. All of the brand names that you know and love had to start somewhere. Through many hours of trial and error, they produced your e-liquids that vapers across the country can enjoy. But if you’re wanting to experience new flavors and try an e-liquid that you came up with, by all means do it! As we get closer to the end of October, I’d look to do a halloween-themed DIY e-liquid article. What are some of your suggestions and requests? Let us know by reaching out via social media, phone, or email! Here at ejuice.deals, we look forward to answering your questions, providing answers for anything that might be unclear, or simply recommending some of our favorite flavors. Check back with us soon for another delightful e-liquid review, commonly asked vaping questions, or a DIY e-liquid article just like this one! Until then, may your tank be full of delicious flavor that you truly enjoy, whether it be store-bought or made with your own hands!