DIY E Liquid

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DIY E Liquid is simply e-liquid that you make yourself at home. You can save money by making your own e-liquids and also experiment with various strengths and flavors without spending too much buying ready made solutions that might not be exactly as you want them to be.

First of all, making your own DIY E Liquids is not as scary or difficult as you might first think. After making a few batches you will find it very quick and easy and probably wonder why you did not do it sooner.

Precautions When Making DIY E-Liquid

There are of course safety considerations because in its undiluted state nicotine is a very toxic substance, however, the nicotine you will be handling is very diluted, it is not neat nicotine and so the dangers are limited. If you are using E Liquid Labs 54mg Elixir as your base nicotine solution, that contains just 54mg of nicotine per milliliter of Elixir. That is just 5.4% nicotine per ml or 0.054ml per 1ml, so you can see, it has been diluted already by a good amount of propylene glycol (which is non-toxic). The commonly quoted lethal dose of neat nicotine for an average adult is 60mg. Recently, however, this figure has been reviewed and recent research suggests that it is very inaccurate, based on unscientific observations made in previous centuries. The actual amount of nicotine that recent research suggests would be lethal to an average adult, is between 500-1000mg. More information regarding recent research into the lethal dose of nicotine can be found here. It should be remembered that nicotine passes readily through the skin, so spilling a high concentration of nicotine on the skin could be a problem. For this reason, we advise wearing nitrile gloves when preparing DIY E Liquid. If any does get on the skin, simply wash it off. The nicotine will not be instantly absorbed due to it being mixed with propylene glycol, but wash it off as soon as possible. Using our DIY e-liquid kits, the maximum concentration we sell is 54mg/ml. So there is no need to panic if it gets on your skin, but simply take sensible precautions and of course, keep well out of reach of children and pets. The symptoms of nicotine poisoning are:

  • Vomiting and nausea, diarrhea
  • Headaches
  • Syncope
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Pallor
  • Sweating
  • Palpitations
  • Lisps
  • Stomach pains/cramps/bloating
  • Seizures
  • Weakness
  • Drooling

If you or anyone who has been exposed to a high dose of nicotine, displays such symptoms, they should seek medical advice immediately. The prognosis is usually good when medical care is provided. It has been stated that if a patient survives nicotine poisoning during the first 4 hours, they usually recover completely.

To put the dangers into perspective, for those making their own DIY E Liquids, if you get Elixir on your skin, do not panic, it is not ideal, but unless you have bathed your hand in a bowl of it for some time, it is unlikely to cause a problem as the diluent makes the nicotine in the solution much less absorbable.

To give an idea of quantity, there are around 20drops in 1 ml. 1ml of Elixir contains 54mg of nicotine, so you would need to fully absorb 20drops of Elixir to be in serious danger. That would be possible if Elixir were put in the mouth, so obviously do not drink it, nor vape it without diluting. Always keep the bottle locked up and with the childproof cap on. Take the same precautions as you would with a household chemical such as bleach and other toxins that you would not want children or pets having access to.

When a nicotine solution gets onto the skin, it is slowly absorbed, but not all the nicotine from the solution would be absorbed because the diluent makes the nicotine less easily absorbed. It is also quite slow to be absorbed, so you have time to wash any area of skin that comes into contact with a nicotine solution. With that in mind, you would need to have plenty of 54mg strength E Mixing Liquid on your skin, for quite a time, in order to feel any effects. As effects can be cumulative we advise that any E Liquid that gets on your skin be washed off immediately. It is better to be safe than sorry. Also to reiterate, all E Liquids should be kept out of reach of children or anyone else who may accidentally ingest it or otherwise misuse it. All utensils used to mix E Liquids should be washed out thoroughly after use.

So simply stated, be sensible, take precautions such as wearing gloves when mixing, but do not be over-anxious, as the dangers are relative and the solutions of nicotine you will be using are the relatively low concentration that if applied to the skin, would take some time and some quantity to cause any harm.

  You must be over 18 to purchase any products that contain nicotine. Age verification checks are in place.


The e liquids we sell are not medicinal products. Electronic cigarettes are simply an alternative to traditional tobacco smoking. If you wish to overcome a dependence on nicotine, then please visit your GP to discuss NRT.

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