How much could you save making your own e-liquid?

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This article is going to explore how much money you can save, by making your e-liquid, instead of buying it ready made. Saving money is not the only benefit of making your e-liquid, it also gives you more control over flavor and strength.

Do you realize that if you were to make 30ml of your DIY E liquid, you could save a lot of money? For example, 30ml of low strength 8mg e-liquid would only cost you £1.65. 30ml of medium strength 18mg e-liquid would only cost you £3.03. And 30ml of high strength 24mg e-liquid would only cost you £3.72. You can see how that is worked out by reading further.

First of all, I will list the ingredients you would require and the cost of each per bottle and per ml.

Propylene Glycol: A 250ml bottle of PG costs £5.95. That is approx 2p per ml
Aqueous Glycerine: A 100ml bottle of AG costs £3.50. That is 3.5p per ml
Elixir  (54mg/ml Nicotine base): A 100ml bottle of Elixir costs £24.95. That is approx 25p per ml
Flavour Concentrate: A 10ml bottle of flavor concentrate costs £3.50. That is 3.5p per ml

With the cost per ml, it is possible to work out the cost of making say 30mls of e-liquid, by looking at the quantity of various ingredients required to mix a certain amount. Let’s use 30mls as an example and compare that to the price of 30mls ready made e-liquid.

Cost of Making 30ml DIY Low Strength 8mg E Liquid

So let’s see how much it would cost to make 30ml of 8mg low strength e-liquid, using DIY ingredients from E Liquid Labs.

Nicotine base: 4ml @ 25p per/ml = £1
PG: 17ml @ 2p per/ml = 34p
AG: 6ml @ 3.5p per/ml = 21p
Flavour: 3ml @ 3.5p per/ml = 10.5p
TOTAL COST OF 30ml 8mg DIY E Liquid = £1.65

Cost of Making 30ml DIY Medium Strength 18mg E Liquid

Now lets see how much it would cost to make 30ml of 18mg high strength e liquid, using

Nicotine base: 10ml @ 25p per/ml = £2.50
PG: 11ml @ 2p per/ml = 22p
AG: 6ml @ 3.5p per/ml = 21p
Flavour: 3ml @ 3.5p per/ml = 10.5p
TOTAL COST OF 30ml 18mg DIY E Liquid = £3.03

Cost of Making 30ml DIY High Strength 24mg E Liquid

Now lets see how much it would cost to make 30ml of 24mg high strength e liquid, using

Nicotine base: 13ml @ 25p per/ml = £3.25
PG: 8ml @ 2p per/ml = 16p
AG: 6ml @ 3.5p per/ml = 21p
Flavour: 3ml @ 3.5p per/ml = 10.5p
TOTAL COST OF 30ml 24mg DIY E Liquid = £3.72

How Much Money Have You Saved

With 30ml ready made e liquid, costing between £8-15 at various stores, you can see how much money you can save by making your own DIY E Liquid. Over time these savings will add up. If you use say 30ml every 2 weeks, at 18mg strength, you will be saving between £6-£12 every 2 weeks. Over the course of a year, that will add up to £144-£288 savings. Enough to treat yourself to something nice for Christmas!

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