It’s not necessarily a new concept and a lot of people have been doing it, but you might have been afraid to try it yourself. Don’t fret though, it really isn’t rocket science and there is a ton of recipes online you can give a go before you brave mixing a bunch of random flavours. The best part is, if you do find a recipe that suits you, you can add and subtract flavours as you please. Once you get the feel of it, you will definitely be making and mixing your own recipes.
Another pro to mixing your own juice is that the possibilities are endless. For example, the website e-liquid-recipes.com have over 110 000 recipes to test, uploaded from DIY mixers all over the world. Majority of vapers have more than one favourite juice and if you do come across a recipe you like that might have a steeping time, there are thousands of shake and vape recipes that might interest you in the meantime.
The website, ScienceDirect published a study that was done on 41 European and US based exclusive users of e-cigarettes. Each person was individually interviewed. It was structured interviews focused on motivations for home-mixing, practices, buying habits and broader themes around reasons for long-term vaping.
It further reads “We also measured nicotine and solvent concentrations and analysed 33 DIY e-liquids collected from 16 participants for nicotine, solvents, flavourings, and potentially harmful chemicals.”
The results conclude as per the website: “There were four main reasons for DIY: 1) economical (financial savings), 2) self-control over manufacturing process, 3) novelty, fun and 4) higher nicotine concentrations. Twelve out of 16 participants achieved nicotine concentration within 20% of their intended limit. Samples from five participants were above the EU Tobacco Products Directive's (TPD) 20 mg/ml nicotine concentration upper limit. Most samples contained more vegetable glycerine (VG) than propylene glycol (PG) and the most commonly used flavourings were dessert, e.g., vanilla and caramel.”
Now, having asked at least 3 DIY mixers from our side, every single one said that it is, without a doubt, more budget-friendly in the long run.
You control your own nicotine strengths, that is, of course, if you want to add nicotine.
There are thousands of flavours to choose from, including our very own range with amazing South African tastes like Milktart, Malva pudding and Amarula, to name a few.
Also on offer, is what we call one-shots. Premixed flavours that only needs Vegetable Glycerine, Propylene Glycol and, if you like, nicotine. A great way to start mixing to get the feel of it or to just stick to a flavour you already love.
If you get stuck, you can always give us a shout and we will assist you in the best way possible.
Give it a go and remember to #GetItAll on #TheFlavourMill