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My DIY Costs

Published by Mowgli in the blog Mowgli's blog. Views: 652

I mix 16ml or 32ml at a time and only single flavors.

When I first started DIY I made 60ml or 120ml of all my favorites.
It took a long time to vape those big bottles down.
DIY is exciting but be smart. You can always make more later :)


32 ml of 18mg 70/30 @ 12.5% flavoring costs me:

$1.12 with Flavor West flavoring
$1.49 with Mt Baker Vapor flavoring
$1.79 with Hawk Sauce, Moo Juice, Caramel Apple or Banana Cream Pie (MBV Signature Flavors)

$1.76 for Hangsen RY1 (from RTS Vapes) @ 2.8% flavoring

32ml of 0 nic FW costs me 22-27 cents!

250ml of HS costs me $13.97
250ml of RY1 costs me $13.78

FW juice costs me 3.51 cents per ml
MBV costs me 4.65 cents per ml
Hangsen RY1 costs me 5.51 cents per ml @ 2.8%
MBV Signature flavors cost me 5.59 cents per ml

That includes shipping when applicable.

I averaged the price of my FW flavors in my calculations - 15% off coupon (cyber)

I use eJuice Me Up - Best eJuice Calculator it's free and it's awesome :thumb:


1 Gallon of USP PG from Tractor Supply - $20

1 Quart of VG from Essential Depot - $14 w/free shipping
Vegetable Glycerin: Essential Depot

I've been getting 100mg RTS nic on sale or WL - I add enough glass bottles to get to the free shipping level

OOPS - RTS requires IE10 now. I have years of nic in cold storage so I don't care.

If I need more I'll get it from Nude Nicotine or Wizard Labs

I bought most of my glass bottles from Wizard Labs & RTS Vapes when buying nic.
I bought them from Specialty Bottle - Glass Bottles the first time though.
SB is only cheaper if you buy enough to average the exorbitant shipping cost down.

I get my plastic bottles for outgoing juice from Newfrog (the 50ml size is actually 64ml)
Squeezable Liquid Dropper Bottles Free Shipping at

dirtcheap Luer Lock Monoject Syringes from Drs. Foster & Smith - Syringe Only
CA, CT, DE, IL, MN, NJ, NH, and NY residents need a veterinarian's prescription though

Not only are polypropylene graduated cylinders cheaper but they're hydrophobic so they repel our sticky liquids better than glass.
I use 25ml, 50ml & 100ml plastic graduated cylinders when making larger amounts (>64ml)
EISCO Polypropylene Graduated Cylinder, Hexagonal Base, 25ml - Model CH0354B: Industrial & Scientific
Polypropylene Graduated Cylinder, Hexagonal Base, 50ml: Industrial & Scientific
EISCO Polypropylene Graduated Cylinder, Hexagonal Base, 100ml - Model CH0354D: Industrial & Scientific

$30 Harbor Freight UC - I run it for 30-45 minutes with the on button held down for 5-8 cycles
It's tolerated that kind of abuse since last May so yeah, I got my money's worth.

I'm thrifty. No problem. I vape for a month on less $$ than I smoked in 1 day.
A full month of tasty vape for the cost of 1 day of smoking. 1 day.

A few links about nicotine storage:

Bottle help with freezing nic juice
DOOMSDAY Prepping For the Possible FDA Restriction
Freezing 100mg nicotine base
Storing Nicotine
Nic exposure and breakdown
Question about frozen nicotine.
important to freeze nicotine?

I linked directly to great posts (IMO) but there's a lot of good info throughout those entire threads

saving some great blog links here for future reference

(9) Battery Basics for Mods: IMR or Protected ICR? | E-Cigarette Forum
Bottles and Cylinders and Vials and Flasks and HDPE and ... supplies | E-Cigarette Forum

Kurt doesn't have any blogs so I'm storing his "posts" page link here.
"Just the facts, ma'am."
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