The world of smokers is today in the age of the electronic cigarette. This new technology is starting to become a real alternative to traditional cigarettes. We know the multitude of range and varieties of tobacco cigarettes currently on the market. So it's a challenge for the e-cig to create a panel as wide as this one.
But the real decisive point of this new technology lies in its e-liquid. Several adaptations can be made on this e-liquid which provides the flavor and if necessary the nicotine delivered by the e-cigarette. It is on this idea that a company of the world of the vape was thus based in order to commercialize the DIY e-liquid.
The DIY is by definition the fact of composing its e-liquid by itself as it is said in English "Do It Yourself" in French, do it yourself. In this case, we will be able to produce our own e-liquid with ingredients specially designed for the vape. This will give some ease to the vaper in his choice of liquid.
Despite the multitude of e-liquids currently on the market, the DIY will be a plus in the optics where the vaper will compose itself all the ingredients it wants to contain in its e-liquid. These components are of course the same as those found in other e-liquids, but here it will just be a question of adapting this liquid as the vapoter.
If you have a consumption of only 10 ml per week and the idea of making your own e-liquid and spending time to concoct it, the e-liquid "do it yourself" is not not for you. As we have been able to point out, in the vape market there is already a huge choice of e-liquids where you will not have so much trouble finding what you need. Despite the possible customization on the DIY, in some cases and for some e-liquids, they are almost impossible to match given the great know-how of companies. But also, the fact that DIY manufacturing will not necessarily be equal to an industrial manufacturing.
The DIY is aimed at large consumers of e-cigarettes that generate significantly more than 10 ml of e-liquid a week and therefore wish to have a large reserve of e-liquid proportional to their budget. Indeed, with e-liquid DIY vapoteur can make a sudden several liters of its mixture. For people who like to do things by themselves and want to vapot their own e-liquid made by them, DIY represents a real boon for those consumers who can make the e-liquid according to their taste.
The question arises as to why we would ourselves produce our liquid while on the market we already have a panel of e-liquid that satisfies, at least most vapers. We will therefore state below the reasons why some users have started DIY.
Making your DIY is not a puzzle
The e-liquid DIY is basic very simple to manufacture, it will depend on your level of difficulty in the realization of your product. A simple e-liquid is one that already contains the basic components that melt it such as propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. The only choice that we will face is the addition or not of nicotine in this e-liquid. This base liquid to which we choose to add nicotine is available in 30, 60, 120 ml or even more. It is worth noting that for liquids that contain nicotine there is a certain limit to the amount of liquid that can be delivered to you, according to the limitations of PDT.
The nicotine present in the e-liquid is introduced through a "booster" which is a bottle that can not exceed 10ml dosed at 20 mg / ml of nicotine. In this way, the desired dose of booster is added to the base liquid to obtain a desired final nicotine level in the e-liquid. A practice which is of a certain precision but with a result often satisfactory.
We will now push the development of our DIY e-liquid. We can also buy a liquid with a neutral base where we will dose the desired proportions of PG and VG, we also add a concentrated aroma and optionally nicotine. These bases are sold in large quantities and so we can concoct several liters at a time of the desired liquid. If we are methodical we can see a cost price slightly lower thanks to this simple option to achieve.
The last way we can produce our own e-liquid is to buy food-grade flavors and make our own recipe instead of opting for a pre-made concentrate. The good points of this solution is the ability to make your own liquid with the flavors you like. This is of course not so easy to do as it looks. It requires some experience and time to find the mix and the proper proportions to achieve it. However, forums like E-liquide-recipes.com or Lediypourlesnuls.com where we offer recipes with pre-studied mixtures that will facilitate the adaptation to your tastes.
Once your mix is done it will be necessary to switch to steep, which is the ripening of your e-liquid. It must be allowed to ripen so that its aromas can fully express themselves.
If you lack inspiration, ready-to-use packs allow you to quickly make your own mix to introduce you to the world of DIY.
TPD is in charge of commonly describing the European directive on tobacco products. It imposes a maximum capacity of 10 ml for products containing nicotine. Large bottles up to 120 ml are not possible for these nicotine e-liquids. This new regulatory framework imposed by the European Union has helped to popularize the practice of DIY in vapers. With these large amounts of manufacturing, this will allow them to limit their e-liquid bills.
Savings thanks to DIY
The main disadvantage of the vaper is the cost of its liquid. The latter is normally refillable weekly if one uses a bottle of 10 ml to about 6 euros on average, 600 euros per liter. This is extremely expensive for large consumers who need a significant amount of e-liquid monthly. The industrial e-liquid is aimed at people who use a tight draft who consume less fluid or a 10 ml bottle can suffice for the week. This is not the case of vapers that are more focused on a direct inhalation, which consumes a lot of e-liquid, the case where a bottle will be insufficient.
For pre-made liquids, large consumers who are vaping a lot must provide about 18 euros per day for their needs. Thanks to the DIY their expenses will be divided by six with a price of 1 to 2 euros for 10 ml. This is a winning operation for the portfolio of big vapers.
Handling such chemicals, especially for nicotine-containing liquids, requires some protection such as gloves and goggles, but only a few people take the necessary precautions. Given the precautions that should be taken to handle such products, it is advisable to keep them out of the reach of children for safety reasons. Handling of these products should only be done by adults.
The flavors used in these e-liquids represent an important research focus in modern science. So that it represents a very accomplished version of this product. Following thermal degradation, these flavors may under certain conditions and depending on their nature produce aldehydes. As a result, the lack of aroma in an e-liquid reduces the risks associated with its handling. By reducing the amount of aroma present in your e-liquid that you could make through DIY it will prove to be a great way to improve the quality of your vape.
The composition of industrial e-liquids contain many additives and enhancers that contribute to the toxicity of the product. With DIY it is advisable not to follow these same components because of the difference that there is between an industrial handling of these products and artisanal that could harm the manipulator.
The wave is now at PG / VG concentrated in vegetable glycerine. If you opt for highly concentrated bases in VG make sure the clearomizer ensures a good supply of the wick in e-liquid to avoid dry hits.
Finally, be sure to buy your products in specialized shops to avoid obtaining products that are unreliable and therefore harm your health.