Preparing your own e-liquid can be a rewarding and cost-effective experience. In this guide, we explain step by step how to prepare your own DIY e-liquid to customize your vaping experience.

Required equipment

  1. E-liquid base (PG/VG)
  2. Concentrated flavors
  3. Nicotine (optional)
  4. Empty bottles with droppers
  5. Syringes and latex gloves
  6. Labels

Preparation steps

1. Choose the e-liquid base

The e-liquid base is a mixture of propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). The PG/VG ratio influences the density of the vapor and the throat hit. A high PG ratio offers a stronger hit and a more intense flavor, while a high VG ratio produces more vapor and a smoother vape.

2. Choose concentrated flavors

Concentrated flavors give taste to your e-liquid. You can choose from a variety of flavors such as fruity, menthol, gourmand, etc. You can also mix several flavors to create a unique taste.

3. Add nicotine (optional)

If you want to add nicotine to your e-liquid, you can use nicotine boosters or salts. The amount of nicotine added will depend on your preference and usual consumption.

4. Mix the ingredients

Here are the steps to mix your DIY e-liquid:

  1. Put on your latex gloves to avoid any contact with nicotine.
  2. Using a syringe, measure and pour the e-liquid base into an empty bottle.
  3. Measure and add the concentrated flavors according to the manufacturer's recommendations (usually between 5% and 20% of the total volume).
  4. If adding nicotine, measure and pour the desired amount using another syringe.
  5. Close the bottle and shake vigorously to mix the ingredients well.

5. Let it steep

Steeping is the process that allows flavors to develop and balance. Let your e-liquid rest in a dark and cool place for 1 to 4 weeks, depending on the flavors used. Shake the bottle regularly and open it from time to time to let out air and facilitate oxidation.

6. Test and adjust

After the steeping period, test your e-liquid. If necessary, adjust the flavors, nicotine, or PG/VG ratio to achieve the desired taste and sensation.


Preparing your own DIY e-liquid allows you to customize your vaping experience and save money. By following this step-by-step guide, you will be able to create an e-liquid that suits your tastes and preferences. Don't hesitate to experiment with different flavors and concentrations to find the perfect combination.