You ever look at a bottle of vape juice and wonder how it’s made? It seems so simple...just a little bit of VG, some PG, a dash of flavoring, and a couple of drops of nicotine, and voila! A brand new flavor is ready to be dumped into your tank. And think of the possibilities...sweet and ripe fruits flavors, warm and rich dessert vape juices, and icy breathy menthols! If you can think of it, you can make it! But instead of just thinking of it, let’s dive right in and make our homemade vape juice dreams a reality!
When I first started researching ways to make my own juice, Google was my best friend. I discovered sites with tried-and-true vape juice recipes, a site to get tons of flavorings, starter kits, equipment, and so much more. Let’s dive right in and see what we need to start our very own vape laboratory!
One of the first sites I discovered was called Liquid Barn. They literally sell everything to start you off on making your own e-juice. The Base Kit starts you off with pre-mixed VG/PG e-liquid, your choice of five flavors, and five ejuice bottles for you to hold your new vape juice. This kit is simple because all you have to do is add in the flavoring, and that’s it! If you want more control over your VG/PG ratio, their DIY Starter Kit is quite a bit more advanced. This kit offers two separate bottles of VG and PG, 10 different flavors of your choice, an entire mixologist kit, and a starter manual.
If you’d like to customize your nicotine levels, you can buy that separately as well. There’s also merchandise, assorted labware, and quite a few other vaping supplies. If you’re wanting to start out with making your own liquid, click here to get started! Granted, there are other sites to get your supplies from (such as NicVape, DIY Vapor Supply, & Liquid Nicotine Wholesalers), but Liquid Barn is by far the easiest site in terms of navigation and simplicity. Now that we’ve got our equipment, let’s check out the heart of e-liquid: the flavors!
Although the flavors from Liquid Barn were good for the first few puffs, I got bored with the singular flavors very quickly. I started looking into sites that sold more advanced flavors with more specific options.
I quickly found several sites that you can check out for your flavorings, such as Flavor Art (FA), Capella Flavors (CAP), Inawera Flavors (INW), Flavorah (FLV), and Flavor West (FW). You’ll notice that each of these sites have abbreviations next to them, which you’ll often see in DIY ejuice recipes.
But my favorite site, as well as one of the most popular one, is called The Flavor Apprentice, or TFA. The Flavor Apprentice offers premium flavors of nearly everything you can think of, as well as varieties of the same flavor. For example, instead of just an apple flavor, now you have Granny Smith apple, tart green apple, regular apple, apple pie, and apple candy! It’s quite easy to get lost in browsing the site for tasty flavors, so be prepared to spend a few hours checking out their varieties.
There’s also an herb flavoring section called The Flavored Herb that offers strain blends, concentrates, terpenes, and much more. The site has several How-To guides and a Contact Us tab in case you don’t understand the terminology of anything, or have general questions about anything on the site.
Check out the entire site here and discover the delicious world of DIY vape juice flavorings!
Now that we’ve got all the equipment and flavors set up for our home vape laboratory, we need to know how to properly craft our DIY e-liquid. You could certainly experiment and come up with vape recipes through trial and error, but the internet is packed with vape juice recipes. Vapers who have already gone through countless DIY e-liquid trying to perfect the ultimate flavor for their fellow cloud-chasers.
There’s also quite a few forums where vapers can chat about their favorite vape juice or their current mishaps with trying to recreate a specific flavor. All The Flavors is a great website with over 8,000 recipes, as well as vaper comments on their experiences making the flavors. You can check that out here and browse the site like your personal vape juice cookbook. There’s also eLiquid Recipes, another fantastic source of DIY receipes that you can check out here: . And lastly, DIY Vape Recipes, which you can check out here.
I’ll leave you with 3 scrumptious-sounding recipes and you can try them out for yourself! This first one is actually an imitation of the famous Blueberry eJuice from Jam Monster. Although it does say “Leak” it’s possible someone just recreated the recipe and named it “Leak” as clickbait. Only one way to find out!
Jam Monster Blueberry (Leak)
This next one is more of a Cinnabon dessert e-liquid. You’ll almost feel like you’re baking the real treat with all the similar flavors like fresh cream and baked cinnamon!
Cinnamon Creme eJuice
This is our final DIY recipe, and as you can see, it’s a little more complicated in that it uses four types of fruits, three types of sweetner, and a shot of Jamaican rum! I’m extremely curious to see how this one comes out. If anyone tries this one, please let me know!
And that concludes our article on how to make your own vape juice! You can see how much variety exists in the vaping world that isn’t always available in mass-marketed brands. You don’t have to be super experienced in the vape realm; you just have to be able to follow directions. I’d also recommend keeping a journal to take notes and keep track of your progress. With all the recipes out there, it’s easy to get confused and wonder if you did something wrong. But don’t let your fear of trying something new dissuade you from taking the next step in your vape journey. Think you’re ready to tackle the strange and wonderful world of DIY e-liquids? No time like the present! If you end up trying any of the three recipes I posted above, let me know how you did! If you tried another one of the many recipes on the sites I’ve mentioned, drop a comment below and share your experiences. Who knows…maybe one day, eJuice.Deals will be buying from you!