How to mix e-liquid by weight.

Posted by Make My Vape 11/04/2017 5 Comment(s) DIY Lifestyle,Guides & How-to's,

So, you’ve finally found your perfect All Day Vape, you’ve cracked the recipe, ordered all of the ingredients and now you’re ready to make a litre of your favourite juice. All you need now is the correct amounts of each of the liquids. You can do this two ways, by volume or by weight. Either way, you will get the exact results by using our E-liquid Calculator. Using mixing scales can be a good idea, whether you’re looking to make bigger batches and small syringes won’t work, or you want to avoid contamination. So far it is the easiest way to measure liquids, and for sure it is the cleanest way too.


It’s very simple. All you have to do is follow the steps I’ll share below.


When making my e-liquids, I’m always starting with preparing the bottles and cups I’ll use, and placing all the ingredients in the correct order. Therefore, bases first, then nicotine and then the flavour concentrates, so that they are lined up in the same order you’ll get in the e-liquid calculator results. Good preparation before starting mixing will help you to make sure you haven’t missed any of the ingredients, and it would also make the whole process much quicker. The scales available in our shop, come with a ‘tare’ button, that you will have to press every time when placing a bottle or cup on the scale, as it would basically take off the weight of the container. Turn on your scale set the bottle, container (or whatever else you want to mix into) on the scale and press the tare button.

                                                                   DIY e-liquid mixing by weight.

Mixing by weight will save you a lot of time, it is also the easiest method and would not involve much equipment. However, there are few things you will need to start mixing by weight, that I’ve listed below:

  • A few paper tissues and gloves

Even though mixing by weight is far less messy than mixing by volume, it is always good to have some paper towels or napkins prepared. If you are using nicotine – gloves are a ‘must’!

  • E-liquid Calculator

Set the recipe, adjust all the sliders and check twice if it is correct. Have the e-calculator results in front of you, so you can read it easily. You can use our e-liquid calculator here; Make My Vape E-calculator

This are calculations to make 30PG/70VG ratio 50ml e-liquid at 3mg nicotine strenght. I will be using 50mg nicotine strenght based in PG. 

  • E-recipe

Find the e-liquid recipe that you think you might like. There are plenty of handy forums and blogs!

I will be making The Dragons Milk. You can find this and more recipes hereDragon fruit e-liquid recipe.

  • Scale!

Obviously. The more precise the better. No matter if you’re planning to buy one from us, Amazon, or a local charity shop, your scale needs to have a ‘tare’ option, as you will be using it a lot.

  • Bottles, containers, mixing cups, spare plastic cups. Mugs?

Whatever you like! I’ll be using a plastic 100ml mixing cup. I only want to make 50ml of e-juice, but I simply like to have more space in mixing cup to stir liquids very well.  I will than pour it into 30ml glass dropper bottles. I prefer glass bottles over plastic, not only for steeping but I also like to keep my e-liquids in nice stylish dropper bottles and to customize the labels.


Once you set up your mixing station and have all from the above in place, you’re ready to start mixing! And trust me, it will take only a fraction of the time it took to mix by volume.






5 Comment(s)

27/05/2017, 02:17:25 PM

Hi Guys,Can you tell me how to dilute my e-liquid? Do you reckon sweetners will help? I bought everything from you and made several recipes but I still think they're quite thick.Thanks

21/11/2017, 10:55:00 AM

Hi Costin - You can dilute your e-liquid using water or in some cases, people have used alcohol like vodka. VG is quite thick so if you possibly adjust your mixture to include more of the PG base it should level it out.

Kerry Jones:
30/05/2017, 11:28:20 PM

Hi. I should be receiving my 1st order tomorrow and have read lots of recipes. Was just wondering if it is safe to vape straight after mixing it or do you have to leave (steep I think everyone's calling it) for days? Sorry if this is a daft question but I've never made my own before.

Paul Mallam:
21/11/2017, 11:06:30 AM

Hi Kerry - We would strongly suggest letting the liquid steep for a few days. This allows the flavour to thoroughly mix through and give you the best flavour experience.

Janet Try:
23/06/2017, 10:07:57 PM

Hi I'm new to making my own just got my kit and been experimenting. I bought the mini scales from you but it shuts down on me while I'm still weighing....what am I doing wrong.

Paul Mallam:
21/11/2017, 11:08:29 AM

Hi Janet - I am sorry to hear that your scales are not staying on while measuring the items. Please can you give the customer service team on 01707566056 and they will be able to help you.

18/07/2017, 11:14:50 PM

Hi. Im new to mixing by weight. Can you explain why the total weight (when you add up all the ingredients) doesn't add up to what the total displayed is on the calculator?

21/11/2017, 11:02:18 AM

Hi Pete - The weight difference is due to the fact that VG is heavier than PG and the figures are slightly different. Unless they are way off and then I would suggest that the mixture went wrong from the outset.

Blake Bailey:
02/12/2017, 10:36:07 PM

Hi sorry if this seems laim but I am looking to switch from being a smoker to being a Vaper. I currently smoke menthol roll ups but when I tried in the past when all this was new (ish) I was sent straight into an athsma attack. So 2 questions what do PG and VG stand for? And would it be wise for me to mix my own? I was thinking of a. Keeping costs down and b.being able to tweak the recipe to suit.

Make My Vape:
03/01/2018, 02:20:15 PM

Hi Blake,PG stands for Propylene Glycol and VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin.Mixing your own e-liquid definitely keeps the costs down plus you are able to mix it to your exact prefered strength. If you use the e-liquid calculator you will not go wrong -

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