While DIY vaping can be a whole lot of fun, it can also be fairly expensive. Between all of those ingredients that must be restocked and all of that equipment, this hobby can end up costing as much money as standard vaping if you’re not careful.
One of the easiest ways to spend more money than necessary is using too much flavoring. Flavoring agents vary in cost, but typically, they are pricier than the other ingredients that go into vape juice. Therefore, it’s important to know how to maximize your flavor without having to overdo it with the flavoring agents themselves.
We’re going to be explaining how you can stretch out the flavoring in your e-liquid batches so that you can simultaneously save money and guarantee a flawless taste experience. As you’ll see, there are many ways that you can use less flavoring without compromising your end product.
Know How Different Types of Flavors Affect the Overall Taste Experience
If you want a strong flavor, you don’t necessarily have to use a ton of flavoring concentrate to reach your DIY juice-making goals. You can simply use flavoring concentrates that are naturally bold. This way, you’re using just as much flavoring as you usually do but the flavor itself will be more intense.
Know that there are certain flavors that are more intense than others. These include sour, vanilla, watermelon, strawberry, tobacco and caramel. So, consider adding one of these flavors to your e-liquid recipe to intensify the taste without having to use a ton of concentrate.
Go with High-Quality Flavoring Agents Whenever Possible
There’s also something to be said about using high quality ingredients as frequently as possible. Sure, high-quality flavoring concentrates will cost more, but, because they’re typically much stronger and complex, you’ll end up saving money in the long run.
Cheap flavoring ingredients are cheap for a reason. Often, they’re made with artificial chemicals that don’t translate well when vaped. So, usually, cheap flavoring concentrates won’t give you the bold flavor that you want, so you’ll end up using way more just to have a satisfying vape.
Increase the Sweetener
One tried-and-true trick for stretching out your e-liquid’s flavoring is adding more sweetener. If you’re into sweet flavors, you really can’t go wrong by increasing the sugar level. More sweetness means you can get away with dialing it back with the other flavoring agents.
Let it Steep
Of course, letting a flavor steep will intensify its flavor. This means that you can use less flavoring when making your DIY vape juice batch. Steeping is a process that allows the e-liquid to oxidize so that its flavor molecules intensify while other molecules evaporate. Steeping is known for making vape juice taste bolder, richer and more complex.
If you’re not in the habit of steeping your batches of e-liquid after mixing them, you’re really doing yourself a disservice. Besides, it’s a very easy practice. The most popular steeping method involves placing your closed bottles of vape juice in a cool, dark place like a cabinet or closet and leaving them there for up to two weeks. Typically, shaking each bottle gently once each day helps move the process along. What you’ll end up with is a deeply intense and robust flavor as well as a more potent nicotine experience.
Flavor is Everything in More DIY Ways than One
For so many vapers, flavor is everything, but if you’re a DIY vaper, that can be a pretty expensive priority. Luckily, there are some very simple ways to stretch out those flavoring ingredients so that you can save money without losing out on an exceptional taste.