We begin our applied alchemy lessons for young vapers. Today we will tell you everything you need to know before mixing your own liquid. And will also share a couple of recipes along the way.
What you will need:
- a base (with or without nicotine);
- an empty bottle with a dropper or a narrow spout;
We also recommend buying a syringe to help you with precise dosages. A typical pharmacy type syringe without a needle will do. The base
The contents of the base are simple: glycerin, propylene glycol and some nicotine. However, nicotine is optional.
When choosing your base, pay attention to the strength and ratio of glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG). The more glycerin, the more massive the vapor clouds. The more propylene glycol, the brighter the taste, but the stronger the throat hit. You can choose BALANCE and OPTIMAL for an RTA, while CLOUD and EXTRA are more pleasant on an RDA.
If you're mixing your base yourself and not buying it ready - made, make sure that your VG and PG have the USP label: it means that the product doesn't contain any harmful impurities. It's best to buy components in specialized stores: the glycerin sold in pharmacies has a distinct taste of gauze and bandages, which is far from a crowd favorite. Flavors
To create any, even the most complex taste, conventional food flavors are used. The very same ones used in yoghurts, candy, and pretty much everywhere else. We have already covered at length their contents and specifics, so let's not linger and only talk about what's most important.
First, the flavors you buy should be based on propylene glycol. Some manufacturers use alcohol and essential oils — these should be avoided, otherwise the final liquid will act up, stain the coil and give you an unpleasant throat hit.
Second, we don't recommend skimping on flavors. Cheap flavors often give off an unnatural "soapy" taste. You can use them, but maybe don't start with them.