When you finally decide to get into DIY juice making, there’s a lot of info and concepts to understand to ensure that you have the best and safest possible experience. Here we’ll discuss some of those:
When it comes to juice, precision is key. You need to be able to measure components to within a tenth of a milliliter, and that requires some special (albeit inexpensive) equipment. To start getting your juice making gear together, head to your nearest pharmacy and get the following:
- 2x 1ml Syringes (1x for ingredients, 1x ONLY for Nicotine)
- 1x 5ml Syringe
- 1x 10ml Syringe
- 1x 50ml Syringe
- A pack of disposable latex gloves
Another thing which will make your life a lot easier is a small Erlenmeyer flask, which is a conical flat-bottomed laboratory flask used for mixing. It’s unique shape means that you can swirl liquids around it it without having the centrifugal force drive the liquid up and out the top. These unfortunately are not readily available at pharmacies, and might take some searching to find.
The last thing you’ll need is something to put your newly made juice into. Head out to a plastic or cosmetic supply store and get a few 30ml or 50ml dripper bottles. For personal consumption, these can be reused so you don’t need to get a million. You may also wish to get a few small 10ml ones for juice testing, seeing as you would not want to make large batches of test juice.
Nicotine is the shared substance found in cigarettes, cigars, pipe tobacco, chewing tobacco, hookah tobacco, and also vaping e-juice. It’s a highly addictive and highly poisonous substance and if used incorrectly, can lead to death. Nicotine has a lethal dosage in adults of 0.5-1.0mg/kg and as such extreme care should be taken when handling either the nicotine concentrate or pure nicotine used in making DIY e-juice.
For this reason, always use seperate equipment for dosing and cleaning any equipment that comes in contact with the nicotine concentrate. It’s also advised that latex gloves be worn throughout the juice making process, and that hands be washed thoroughly before and after. You are essentially making something that you’ll be introducing into a part of your body that both keeps you alive and is sensitive enough to be disturbed by dust, so every measure of caution should be taken to ensure that the juice making process is as sterile as possible.
The Next Step
Once you have assembled the required equipment and familiarized yourself with the do’s and don’ts, you’re ready to begin brewing! Next you’ll need a decent recipe to attempt…