The development of electronic cigarettes has not been more than a decade, but the taste of cigarette oil has developed to more than 8,000 kinds, and you can think of food and drinks, from all kinds of fruits to coffee bread and toast, basically can find the corresponding cigarette oil. Compared with the dazzling taste, the composition of the cigarette oil is very simple, only four kinds: propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), nicotine, food flavor.
Propylene glycol is a common drug and food additive. It is hygroscopic, slightly sweet, colorless, odorless and transparent, and has good fluidity. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) defines PG as “generally safe for humans.” PG, as one of the basic components of e-cigarette oil, is mainly used as a carrier of flavor to enhance the taste of the liquid. After heating, a small amount of fog will be produced, and there is a certain sense of throttling.
Vegetable glycerin, like PG, is also a very widely used raw material in daily life. Careful friends look at the side of cosmetics, food, wine, sugar, these packaging marked on the ingredients have “propylene glycol, propylene glycol”. Especially those who like to eat sweets, the amount of VG ingested is also a lot. Because cakes, cookies and other sweet ingredients, most of them contain VG. The main role of VG in fume oil is to produce fog.
VG after heating will produce a lot of fog, generally use large smoke or drop oil atomizer friends should know, want to increase the amount of smoke, you need to use refined oil to add a lot of VG to produce the ideal smoke. VG is highly hygroscopic and very viscous. If the fluidity of a smoke oil is very poor, it must be a high VG ratio, such smoke fumes are very large, the flavor is slightly worse, and the feeling of hitting the throat is slightly weak.
Nicotine needless to say, in addition to easing the addiction to smoking, it can also produce a certain sense of throat. Because pure nicotine is toxic when it comes into contact with the skin, it is generally dissolved in VG first. The role of food flavor in the liquid is very important, can be said to be the soul of the liquid. The flavor of the liquid is determined by the essence. The combination of different flavor flavors and the proportion determine the flavor of a cigarette oil. And the general flavor of unique liquid, its flavor formula is also very complex.
The tool for making fume oil is also very simple, generally divided into two kinds, one is a measuring tool, the other is an electronic scale, the difference is only in capacity or weight as a unit. Today, we will introduce to you the method of using electronic scale to blend tobacco oil.
The second step
Pour essence, PG and VG into a container. As for the proportion of these four ingredients, in addition to trace amounts of nicotine, flavors generally account for 10% to 15%. The proportion of PG and VG is matched according to the actual needs, PG more will have a strong throat feeling and lighter smoke, VG is on the contrary, friends who like large smoke prefer VG more smoke, and small smoke will generally take 50:50 ratio, taking into account the throat feeling and smoke amount.
The third step
After all are good, we will find that because of the different proportions of these four components, the soot at this time will be clearly divided into four layers. That’s when you need to keep shaking them to make sure they fuse. Shaking alone is not enough, to make these four ingredients integrated, but also need to be placed for a certain amount of time. Or soak in warm water or use an ultrasonic cleaner to speed up fusion. At this point, a smoke oil is completed.
Although the production process is very simple, but to meet the needs of different taste, modulation of the appropriate flavor ratio is very complicated, the simplest liquid, the flavor is divided into the front and after the perfume. However, the complex taste of the liquid will have a variety of components of the flavor mixture, you must constantly try to match the right proportion. For example, the essence in the figure below is divided into seven categories: top key 1, top key 2, middle key, secondary key 1, secondary key 2, base tone 1 and base tone 2.
On the surface, it seems very simple, and the tools required are very common, but in the actual preparation process, the ratio of PG and VG, the shape of nicotine, the selection and ratio of flavor are the key to whether a cigarette oil is “suitable for smoke”, “good entrance”, “enough to hit the throat”, and “not a pungent nose”.
There are many professional considerations in the preparation of the liquid, so we do not recommend that you prepare your own liquid at home, let alone smoke your own DIY liquid.