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    I was chatting with a friend yesterday, and we got on the topic of juice flavors, and from that came up with this idea for something like the cinnamon mint liqueur. I mixed it up today, and it turned out WAY better than I hoped.

    Here's the recipe for 6 ml, 24 mg strength:

    Add to syringe in this order:

    2.50 ml glycerin
    5 drops menthol base (instructions follow)
    0.10 ml cinnamon oil (Lorann's)
    1 drop spearmint essential oil
    0.40 ml PGA
    3.00 ml 48 mg unflavored base

    Shake and vape.

    If the mint flavor isn't *quite* strong enough for you, another drop of menthol base should do the trick.

    Before I get complaints/comments about the oils, I'd like to say that I've been blending juices using oils for about 15 months now, and I have yet to have an atty die on me. The single atty that's died on me since I started vaping about 18 months ago had nothing to do with vaping a blend with oil in it. There's not enough oil in my blends to cause a problem, so long as the vaper is willing to maintain those atties properly. ^shrug^ YMMV.

    I can't remember who posted instructions on making menthol base, but it was somewhere on ECF and is ridiculously easy to do. (Thanks to whoever came up with this.) Here's a brief refresher:

    Crush menthol crystals in a double plastic bag until powdery.
    Fill a dropper bottle with the crushed crystals.
    Add PGA into bottle until crystals dissolve and the bottle is full.
    Cap the bottle and shake while running under hot water. Shake until crystals are totally dissolved, about 2 min.

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    Wish I DIY'ed that sounds FANTASTIC!!!
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    Going to try this tonight, thanks!
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    You are Lucky Lulu...you DIY
    Let me know how it is, I may have to buy supplies and try this, this flavor sounds right up my ally!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thelook View Post
    You are Lucky Lulu...you DIY
    Let me know how it is, I may have to buy supplies and try this, this flavor sounds right up my ally!
    I try
    I actually prefer my own mixes to "store bought" now. I do not have spearmint (I have it on order from PA) but i'm going to try it with peppermint. If it's any good I'll send you some. I'll let you know!

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    Really???!!!!! You are so sweet!
    Thank you....crossing fingers!!
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    I hope you two like it as much as me. The spearmint essential oil is something I picked up at the local health food store (Whole Foods is a good example). It's one of the cheapest oils available.

    This recipe mutated from one where I just wanted to tweak the menthol a bit, and added a drop of the spearmint to the menthol blend.

    The proportions for that are 6 drops of menthol base to 1 drop of spearmint oil, with 0.50 ml of PGA instead of 0.40 ml. The other measurements stay the same.

    I'm considering trying wintergreen EO, and maybe combining the two with 5 drops of menthol to 1 drop of each of those oils.

    (Wintergreen oil is cheap too.)

    DIY is so much fun, and working in small batches means if one batch doesn't quite work out, it's not a huge loss. I've certainly dumped my share of hideously untasty batches.

    For further consideration, 1 drop of lavender EO adds a lovely dimension to many of the fruit-flavored DIY blends. My blog has more recipes.
    Last edited by Ariel; 08-28-2010 at 09:16 AM.

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    Slight update to the original recipe - it's tiny, but I tried it today and it made a HUGE difference. The blend is much tastier and really well balanced.

    To the above recipe, change the menthol drops from 5 to 6, and add a drop of wintergreen essential oil.

    The first batch was very yummy, but a bit heavy on the cinnamon.

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    Just tried a similar batch tonight. This is tasty. Now to keep the coworkers away...

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    I got a bottle of Fire and Ice from Vaporbomb.com and haven't been able to put it down yet. AWESOME TH and flavor. I will mix up your recipe tomorrow.
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