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can i dilute my e-liquid with water to make it less potent?

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by FleetFoxes, Sep 27, 2012.

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  1. FleetFoxes

    FleetFoxes Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2012
    Boston, MA
    I bought some 24mg e-liquid and it is a little too strong. Could I add some water to dilute it and make it an 18mg solution? I'm sure I could figure out the math of how much to add I'm just wondering if that is possible. Thanks
     
  2. FleetFoxes

    FleetFoxes Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2012
    Boston, MA
    And if my math if correct I would add 7.5ml of water to dilute it down to 18mg. Idk maybe the concept is not correct but if someone could tell me if this is possible or if I would have to use a different liquid to dilute. I know the solution would still contain 24mg but using the same amount I was using before would be the same as me using an 18mg e-liquid, right?
     
  3. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    That would be too much water, probably (unless you have a tiny little bottle (4ml, say) of the 24mg liquid. You could dilute it with some VG or some PG (0 nic)....but it'll dilute the flavor, too. You could get some of the same flavor at 12mg and cut your 24mg stuff to 18mg by mixing it half and half. That way you won't dilute the flavor, too.
     
  4. JC Okie

    JC Okie REOnaut Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 2, 2010
    Tulsa, OK
    7.5ml of water would be too much....it won't make any (much, anyway) vapor. Better to dilute it with PG or VG.
     
  5. FleetFoxes

    FleetFoxes Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 27, 2012
    Boston, MA
    Yes good point, thank you. Would you recommend vg or pg? I think I will just add in small amounts and keep trying until iit still has a nice flavor and a little less intensity. Plus that would give me a tad more juice for my money.
     
  6. WallyO

    WallyO Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jun 26, 2012
    Cicero,IL
    Here's a simple way to look at diluting your nic levels. You can change the numbers to whatever you are using.
    3 parts 24 mg. 1 part 6 mg. Add the 3*24 + 1*6 = 78. divide 78 by the number of parts which is 4 = 19.5 mg. Parts can be any quantity you want. Even drops as long as the dropper is the same.
     
  7. LucentShadow

    LucentShadow Super Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 28, 2011
    Michigan, USA
    25% water would almost surely be way too much, unless your liquid is 100% VG, in which case it'd be likely too much.

    I'd recommend VG, if you'd prefer getting something a local store. Humco Glycerin USP is sold as a skin protectant at places like Walmart and drug stores. Using it with some distilled water works OK, too. VG will increase vapor, while water will reduce it.

    I use around 75% VG, 10% PG-based flavorings, and 15% distilled water on my thinnest mixes. I usually stick to 10% or less water.
     
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