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I’m sure that most of you will have heard of DIY E-Liquid before. If not, you are in for a huge treat because the benefits and savings of picking up DIY E-Liquid as a hobby are well worth it. If you don’t believe me, then believe the numbers: a 10ml bottle of e-liquid will cost you as little as 28p if you DIY, so even if you are lucky enough to find a standard 10ml bottle for £2.99, you’ll still be spending ten times less by making it yourself.
If you were to buy a 10ml bottle of e-liquid every two days (that's about as fast as I go through it) then you would be spending around the £100 mark monthly. That's a lot of money! Comparing that to mixology, you are looking at reducing that number to around £10 per month. Does that make it sound like a good idea? I know one thing that holds a lot of people back from mixology, which is the belief that it is difficult and confusing to get into. There are a lot of numbers to think about when mixing, but if numbers aren't your thing then that's cool; there are e-juice calculators online which will do all of the work for you and simply give you a recipe to follow. After doing this a few times, you'll be able to pick up exactly how the process works and you'll have no troubles with it whatsoever. You might also simply prefer the convenience of buying standard e-liquid. I do occasionally buy standard bottles if I don't feel like mixing one day, or if I want to try someone else's creation and maybe recreate it (we'll talk about this later). Yet, It only takes me around ten to fifteen minutes to make some juice before I leave it in the drawer to steep. Ten minutes to save ten times the money is something I would definitely recommend to anyone.
So where's the fun in it? We have already seen the tremendous money that we can save, but we want to have fun too, right? Well, remember when I said about recreating other people's e-juice? This is called 'cloning' and it's one of the most talked about topics in the mixology community. Often times, people will collaborate and work on each others recipes to create their interpretation of the juice in question. It's great fun, and you can learn a lot about mixing by interacting with the other hobbyists. If you haven't considered saving money and making your own e-liquid before, then I hope this article has given you some inspiration. When it comes to mixology, the more the merrier! So share this article with your friends on twitter, facebook and wherever else you like to chat! If you have any other questions, as always, leave a comment below and I'll get back to you asap!