Last Updated on November 17, 2019 by

There are many vapers that make their own juice. Always have, always will. The current bans on flavored e-liquid in certain states just may bring some folks to the DIY market. And you know, this could be a great idea. I know I would rather make my own e-Juice before going back to smoking.

I wouldn’t smoke cigarettes again for two reasons. One, cigarettes are deadly. If you smoke, you can be absolutely sure that you will die earlier and it will be from cigarettes. The second reason; I wouldn’t give my government the satisfaction, or the tax dollars.

The alternative is DIY (Do It Yourself) E-Liquid.

DIY E-Juice Might Work - But Be Careful

From the Texarkana Gazette

Danielle Jones sits at her dining room table, studying the recipe for Nerd Lyfe (v2) vape juice. The supplies she’s ordered online are arrayed before her: a plastic jug of unflavored liquid nicotine, a baking scale and bottles of artificial flavors that, combined, promise to re-create the fruity taste of Nerds Rope candy in vapor form. This is Jones’ first attempt to make her own e-liquid after buying it for the past five years. Jones, 32, wants to be prepared for the worst-case scenario: a ban on the sale of the e-liquids she depends on to avoid cigarettes.

That’s funny, the reporter didn’t mention the two most important ingredients. Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. Wonder why? Don’t try making e-Juice with just pure nicotine and flavorings. You’ll die… badly.


But Dr. Michael Siegel, a professor of community health sciences at Boston University, said many people are able to make vaping liquids safely at home, by seeking advice from other vapers and following a few safety measures, such as wearing gloves and goggles.

Siegel worries, however, about the risk of contaminated products as some people use the bans as an opportunity to make their own concoctions cheaply and sell them on the black market.

Here’s the Bottom Line

Making your own e-liquids isn’t the easiest thing in the world, but it’s not that hard. You’ll want to be careful, as with anything. You need to take it slow, and you must be willing to put in the work. If your state gets hit with this nonsensical flavor ban, you don’t have to return to smoking, or suffer in any way. Make your own e-Juice, you can do it.