Ichor DIY E Liquid Calculator 2024

Craft Your Perfect Vape Juice Blend with Our Effortless E-Liquid Calculator! Input your preferences, and effortlessly determine the precise amounts of flavour, PG, VG, and nicotine for your ideal vape juice blend.

For detailed instructions on utilising this calculator effectively, refer to the 'How to Use the E-Liquid Calculator' section below.

Recipe Details

Amount to Make:

Select Your Desired Final Mix Outcome

50% PG / 50% VG

Select Your Nicotine Strength

50% PG / 50% VG

0 mg/ml

Add Your Flavourings

Your Recipe
Recipe Name: Named Recipe
Component ml Grams (g) Percentages
PG -- ml -- g -- %
VG -- ml -- g -- %
Nicotine -- -- --
Diluent -- ml -- g -- %
Totals -- ml -- g 100 %

For refined control over Short Fill or Long Fill E Liquids check out our Short Fill Calculator or Long Fill Calculator.

Instructions for Use

Getting Started: Introduction

Welcome to the DIY e-liquid mixing tool, designed to help you create your own e-liquid recipes with precision and ease. This tool is your first step into the world of custom e-liquid creation, allowing you to experiment with different flavours, nicotine strengths, and PG/VG ratios to find your perfect vape.

Why Precision Matters

Creating e-liquid is much like following a recipe for your favourite dish. Just as you measure ingredients carefully to ensure your food tastes delicious, precise measurements in e-liquid mixing are crucial for achieving the desired flavour, throat hit, and vapour production. This tool will guide you through each step, ensuring every ingredient is perfectly balanced for an optimal vaping experience.

Stay tuned for the next steps, where we'll dive into naming your e-liquid, determining the amount to make, and customising your mix with a variety of ingredients.

Creating Your Recipe

Naming Your E-Liquid

When you start crafting your e-liquid, the first step is to give it a unique name. This isn't just for fun—though it certainly can be! Naming your e-liquid makes it easier to remember and replicate in the future. Think of it as naming a masterpiece; your creation deserves recognition. So, whether you're inspired by the flavours you're using (like "Strawberry Bliss") or you want to give it a name that reflects your mood or the day you made it ("Summer Breeze"), the choice is yours. Just type the name into the designated field to personalise your recipe.

Determining the Amount to Make

Next, you'll decide how much e-liquid you want to make. This is measured in millilitres (ml), and it's important to consider how much you vape and how often you want to mix. If you're experimenting with a new recipe, you might start with a smaller amount, like 10ml or 30ml. For recipes you're confident in, you might go for larger batches—60ml, 120ml, or even more.

To set the volume, look for the "Amount to make (ml)" field. Here's where the "+" and "-" buttons come into play. These buttons allow you to adjust the volume of your e-liquid easily. Want to make more? Click the "+" button. Decided you need less? The "-" button will decrease the amount. It's a simple yet effective way to precisely control how much e-liquid you'll end up with.

Remember, the amount you choose affects how much of each ingredient you'll need, so decide wisely based on your needs and preferences. Once you've named your e-liquid and decided on the amount, you're ready to move on to the exciting part—customising your mix!

Customising Your Mix

Setting Your Desired PG/VG Ratio

The PG (Propylene Glycol) and VG (Vegetable Glycerin) ratio is a crucial aspect of your e-liquid, influencing everything from the throat hit to the vapour production and the overall smoothness of the vape. Here's a quick guide:

  • Higher PG Ratio: Offers a stronger throat hit, sharper flavour delivery, and is thinner in consistency, which is less likely to clog your vaping device.
  • Higher VG Ratio: Produces more vapour, provides a smoother throat hit, and carries a slightly sweet taste, making it ideal for cloud chasers and those with a sensitivity to PG.

To select your preferred PG/VG balance, use the slider provided in the tool. Moving the slider left or right will increase the percentage of PG or VG, respectively. This allows you to tailor your vaping experience to your exact preferences, whether you're after flavour, throat hit, or cloud production.

Adding Nicotine

Nicotine is an optional ingredient in your e-liquid mix, and here's how you can add it precisely:

  1. Selecting Nicotine Base Ratio (PG/VG): Nicotine can be suspended in either PG or VG, and the choice affects your overall PG/VG ratio. Use the slider to select the nicotine base ratio. If you prefer a throat hit, you might opt for a higher PG base. For smoother vapour, a VG base might be your choice.

  2. Choosing Nicotine Strength: Nicotine strength is measured in mg/ml and determines the potency of your e-liquid. You can select the nicotine strength using pre-set buttons for common strengths (such as 3mg, 6mg, 12mg, etc.) or use the slider for more precise control. This allows you to fine-tune the strength to your liking, whether you're reducing your nicotine intake or require a stronger hit.

  3. Entering Your Desired Nicotine Strength: For an even more tailored experience, you can enter your desired nicotine strength directly in mg/ml. This is particularly useful if you're following a specific recipe or aiming for a nicotine level not covered by the pre-set buttons.

By adjusting these settings, you can create an e-liquid that not only tastes great but also meets your nicotine preferences and vaping style.

Incorporating Flavours

Adding Flavours

Flavours are the heart of your e-liquid, giving it its unique character and taste. Here’s how to infuse your mix with the essence of your choice:

  1. Introduce a New Flavour: Begin by clicking the "Add Flavour" button. This action creates a new entry field specifically for your chosen flavour.
  2. Name Each Flavour: For each flavour you add, provide a name in the designated input field. Naming helps with easy identification, especially if you're experimenting with multiple flavours in one recipe.
  3. Adjust the Concentration: Next to the flavour percentage input, you'll find "+" and "-" buttons. Use these to fine-tune the concentration of each flavour. The percentage you choose will affect the overall taste of your e-liquid, so start with smaller amounts and adjust as needed.
  4. Select the Base: Each flavour can be based in either PG (Propylene Glycol) or VG (Vegetable Glycerin). Select the base for your flavour to match your preference or the specific requirements of the flavour concentrate. This choice impacts both the flavour intensity and the vapour production of your e-liquid.
  5. Repeat for Multiple Flavours: If your recipe calls for more than one flavour, repeat the process for each new flavour you wish to add. This allows for complex and layered taste profiles in your e-liquid.

Adjusting Flavour Percentages

Balancing the flavour percentages is key to achieving the perfect taste profile. Here are a few tips:

  • Start Low: It's easier to add more flavour than to remove it. Begin with lower percentages and gradually increase until you reach the desired taste.
  • Consider Overlap: When using multiple flavours, consider how they might overlap or blend. Some flavours may be stronger than others and require a lower percentage to balance the overall profile.
  • Taste Test: If possible, test your e-liquid after mixing. This can help you decide if you need to adjust the flavour percentages further.

Removing Flavours

If you find that a flavour doesn't work in your mix or you've added too many, here’s how to remove it:

  • Locate the Flavour Entry: Find the flavour entry you wish to remove from your recipe.
  • Use the Remove Option: Each flavour entry should have a "Remove" or "Delete" button associated with it. Clicking this button will remove the flavour from your recipe.
  • Adjust Your Recipe: After removing a flavour, you may need to adjust the percentages of the remaining flavours or other ingredients to maintain the balance of your e-liquid.

By carefully selecting, adjusting, and, if necessary, removing flavours, you can craft an e-liquid that perfectly suits your taste preferences.

Advanced Options

Using Extra Diluents

In the world of DIY e-liquid mixing, diluents play a crucial role in adjusting the viscosity and volume of your e-liquid without altering its flavour or nicotine strength. Here's a brief on when and why you might consider adding extra diluents to your mix:

  • Adjusting Viscosity: If your e-liquid is too thick for your vaping device, adding a diluent can help thin it out, making it easier to wick and reducing the risk of coil damage.
  • Increasing Volume: Want more e-liquid without changing its flavour intensity or nicotine strength? Diluents increase the volume of your mix, making it last longer.
  • Balancing Flavours: Sometimes, flavours can be too intense. Adding a diluent can mellow out the flavour profile, making it more palatable.

Finalising Your Recipe

Reviewing Your Recipe

Once you've added all your ingredients, it's time to review your recipe. This crucial step ensures that everything is just right before you mix. Here's how to do it:

  • Check the Summary: Your mixing tool will provide a summary of your recipe, listing all components, including flavours, nicotine, PG/VG ratio, and any diluents. This summary will show the quantities of each ingredient in millilitres (ml), grams (g), and their percentages (%) of the total mix.
  • Verify Quantities: Ensure the amounts of each component are correct. Look at the ml to see the volume, grams for the weight (especially useful if you're mixing by weight), and percentages to understand the proportion of each ingredient in your mix.
  • Confirm Ratios: Double-check the PG/VG ratio and nicotine strength. These are key to your vaping experience, affecting the throat hit, flavour, and vapour production.

Adjusting Your Recipe

After reviewing your recipe, you might find that some adjustments are needed. Here's how to fine-tune your mix for the best results:

  • Tweak Flavour Percentages: If the flavour profile isn't quite what you were aiming for, adjust the percentages of your flavourings. Remember, it's easier to add more flavour than to remove it, so make small adjustments.
  • Modify Nicotine Strength: If the nicotine strength isn't right, you can adjust it up or down. Use the nicotine strength setting to fine-tune the potency of your e-liquid to your liking.
  • Alter PG/VG Ratio: For a thicker or thinner e-liquid, or to change the vapour production and throat hit, modify the PG/VG ratio. Adjusting this ratio can also affect how well your e-liquid works with your vaping device.

Troubleshooting and Tips

Common Issues

Total Mix Percentage Exceeding 100% One common issue you might encounter is your total mix percentage exceeding 100%. This usually happens when the combined quantities of PG, VG, nicotine, and flavourings surpass the intended volume of your e-liquid.

  • Solution: Review each component's percentage and reduce where necessary. Often, flavour percentages can be slightly lowered without significantly impacting the overall taste. Ensure your nicotine strength is correctly calculated as well. Adjusting these elements should help bring your total mix percentage back to 100%.

Tips for Success

Measuring and Mixing Accurately Accuracy is key in DIY e-liquid mixing. Here are some best practices:

  • Use Precision Scales: When mixing by weight, use a precision scale that can measure to at least 0.1 grams. This ensures accurate measurements of all components.
  • Syringes for Volume: If measuring by volume, use syringes of various sizes for different ingredients. This allows for precise measurement, especially for smaller quantities.
  • Keep It Clean: Always use clean equipment to avoid cross-contamination between flavours or nicotine strengths.


Final Thoughts

As we wrap up this guide, I want to encourage you to embrace the spirit of experimentation that lies at the heart of DIY e-liquid mixing. The journey you're embarking on is not just about following recipes but also about discovering the unique combinations and ratios that delight your palate. Each mix you create is a step towards mastering the art of e-liquid crafting, with every success and setback equally valuable in sharpening your skills.

Remember, the world of DIY e-liquid is vast and varied, offering endless possibilities for creativity. Don't hesitate to try new flavours, adjust your PG/VG ratios, and experiment with different nicotine strengths. The perfect vape juice might just be your next mix away.

However, amidst all the excitement and experimentation, it's crucial to always prioritise safety, especially when handling nicotine. Nicotine is a potent substance that must be treated with respect and caution. Always use protective gear, such as gloves and goggles, when mixing your e-liquid, and ensure that your mixing area is well-ventilated and out of reach of children and pets.

This guide has been designed to walk you through each step of the e-liquid mixing process, from selecting your ingredients to fine-tuning your recipe. By paying close attention to adding, adjusting, and removing flavours, you'll gain a comprehensive understanding of how to create custom e-liquid recipes that are not just safe but also perfectly suited to your taste.

The journey of DIY e-liquid mixing is one of discovery, creativity, and personal satisfaction. As you continue to explore and experiment, remember that every mixer started as a beginner, and every expert has a tale of their first failed mix. What matters most is your willingness to learn, adapt, and enjoy the process.

Happy mixing, and may your DIY e-liquid adventures bring you endless enjoyment and satisfaction!