How to Calculate Nicotine Strength & How E-Liquids Are Made!
E-Liquid comes in two main types: VG and PG which stands for Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol which are the base matter of the e-liquid. Sometimes Nicotine is included unless the e-liquid is specified as 0mg nicotine strength.
What will I need?
Plastic drip bottles – These will be used to drip your liquid into your final e-liquid bottles.
Graduated cylinders or beakers – These will be used as your mixing containers.
Syringes and pipettes – These allow you to be very specific in the amount of PG/VG, nicotine or flavour you need to transfer into your mixing container.
Gloves – Did you know that Nicotine can be absorbed through the skin? Wear chemical resistant gloves to keep your skin safe.
How to calculate Nicotine strength?
“If you need to work out the total amount of nicotine in a bottle or in a tank, just multiply the strength in mg/mL by the number of millilitres of it you have. For example, if you fill up a 5 mL vape tank with 6 mg/mL e-liquid, you have 5 mL × 6 mg/mL = 30 mg of nicotine in your tank.” – Vaping360 . com
An alternative to doing it manually: here are websites and apps you can use to calculate Nicotine strength such as this Online Nicotine Shot Calculator or you could use the App: Nicotine Shot & E-Juice Mix Calculator on the Google Play Store or Apple App Store.
How is E-Liquid made?
First of all, flavourings are added to the PG or VG in the base of the e-liquid. Usually only a small amount of flavouring is needed to get the e-liquid to the most enjoyable combination. Distilled water is sometimes added to thin the e-liquid making it easier to vape, especially if the liquid has a lot of VG in it.
Then if nicotine is in the liquid, it is added and then shaken to make sure all of the ingredients blend together evenly. After this the e-liquid is steeped for a few days, left to sit like fine wine or fancy cheese to allow its flavour to fully develop before vaping.
It’s always good to give your juice a final shake, and then you’re ready to vape!