Today IHAVE VAPING talked to you about how vape juice is made. The development of electronic cigarettes has only been more than ten years, but the flavors of e-liquids have developed to more than 8,000 kinds. You can find corresponding e-liquids for food and beverages you can think of, from all kinds of fruits to coffee, bread, and toast.
Compared with the dazzling flavors, the composition of e-liquid is very simple, with only four kinds: propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine, and edible flavor.
Propylene glycol is a common drug and food additive. It is hygroscopic, slightly sweet, colorless, odorless, and transparent, with good fluidity. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines PG as "generally safe for humans." As one of the basic components of e-liquid, PG's main function is to act as a carrier of flavors to enhance the taste of e-liquid. After heating, it will generate a small amount of mist and have a certain throat hit.
Vegetable glycerin, like PG, is also a very widely used raw material in daily life. Careful friends take a look at the cosmetics, food, wine, and sugar around them. The ingredients marked on these packages are all "propylene glycol and glycerol". Especially those who like to eat sweets have a lot of VG intake. Because the ingredients of sweets such as cakes and biscuits mostly contain VG. The main role of VG in e-liquid is to generate mist.
VG will generate a large amount of mist after heating. Generally, friends who use too large mist or drop oil atomizers should know that if you want to increase the amount of mist, you need to use refined oil to add a lot of VG to generate the ideal mist. VG is highly hygroscopic and very viscous. If the fluidity of an e-juice is poor, it must have a high VG ratio. Such e-juice has a lot of smoke, a slightly worse flavor, and a slightly weaker throat hit.
Needless to say, nicotine can not only relieve smoking addiction but also produce a certain throat hit. Since pure nicotine is toxic when it comes into contact with the skin, it is generally dissolved in VG first.
The role of edible flavors in e-liquid is very important, and it can be said to be the soul of e-liquid. The flavor of e-liquid is determined by the flavor. The combination of different flavors determines the flavor of an e-liquid. The general flavor of e-liquid with unique flavor is also very complex.
The tools for making e-liquid are also very simple. They are generally divided into two types, one is a measuring tool, and the other is an electronic scale. The difference is only in the unit of capacity or weight. Today, we will introduce to you how to use electronic scales to prepare e-liquids.
First, the e-liquid dispenser will wear rubber gloves.
The first step is to add the nicotine VG solution to the vessel. Since nicotine is very viscous, it is easy to sink to the bottom when preparing e-liquid, so it needs to be shaken for a while before adding it.
Then, pour essence, PG, and VG into the vessel in sequence.
As for the proportion of these four ingredients, in addition to trace nicotine, flavors generally account for 10%-15%. The ratio of PG and VG is matched according to actual needs. If there is more PG, there will be a stronger throat hit and lighter smoke. On the contrary, VG will be the opposite. Friends who like big smoke prefer more VG e-liquid and generally take a 50:50 ratio, taking into account the throat hit and the amount of smoke.
After everything is poured out, we will find that due to the different proportions of these four components, the e-liquid at this time will be divided into four layers.
At this time, it is necessary to keep shaking to ensure that they are fully integrated.
Shaking isn't enough, it also needs to sit for a certain amount of time for the four ingredients to blend.
Or soak in warm water, ultrasonic cleaner to speed up fusion.
At this point, a smoke oil has been produced.
Although the production process of e-liquid is very simple, it is very complicated to prepare the appropriate flavor ratio to meet the needs of different tastes.
However, the complex taste of e-liquid will have a mixture of flavors of various ingredients, and it must be constantly tried to match the appropriate ratio.
E-liquid preparation seems to be simple on the surface, and the tools required are also very common, but in the actual preparation process, the ratio of PG and VG, the form of nicotine, the choice and ratio of flavors are all factors of whether an e-liquid is used. The key to "suitable smoke", "good entrance", "enough to hit the throat" and "not choking the nose". Each of MOTI's e-liquids is formulated by professional blenders and has undergone multiple tests such as negative pressure test and viscosity test, striving to achieve stable performance and allow smokers to enjoy it with peace of mind.
There are many professional considerations in the preparation of e-liquid, therefore, we do not recommend that you prepare e-liquid at home.