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how do i effectively use homemade extracts in DIY E-Liquid

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  1. jbalet666

    jbalet666 Full Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    dinuba california
    since my first attempt at this thread never got posted or was taken down......here it goes again
    So ive been toying around with using home made extracts in e liquid recently and ive decided to take the plunge finally. ive done quite a bit or research but some of the information i have found has raised more questions than answers.
    Ive decided to try doing a calamansi (calamodin, phillipine lime) extract first since its not readily available anywhere and in being filipino, i am very familiiar with how it SHOULD taste since it is a common ingrediant in filipino cuisine. Which brings up my first concern. While researching the fruit or extracts of the fruit online for toxins and general health concerns. i found that it it contains limonene Limonene - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia which apparently can be a respitory irratant.
    This further worried me as i found a thread on reddit (im not well versed on reddit i never use it, and have since lost where the thread is, so im sorry if my terminology is off) concerning someone also using home made extracts in E-liquid. In the thread a user stated his concern with using homemade extracts because of the danger of them not being effectively bonded to a base with a higher heat tolerence which could lead to toxins etc. being released. I understand that it maybe just a worry wort on reddit, but they might be correct just trying to find the facts to make this liquid as correct and clean and healthy as possible.
    Ive researched all of the other ingrediants that i need, and want to use in my E-liquid with the help of other ECF threads and others who i know and are doing DIY liquids effectively (none of which use their own flavoring unofrtunately). so this unfortunately is my last piece of the puzzle for me.
    If any of you have answers or know of other threads, articles, blogs etc that can help or more importantly know the answer to any of my concerns or questions please leave any constructive help you can i would really appreciate it
     
  2. RocketPuppy

    RocketPuppy Veteran Puppy ECF Veteran

  3. rowdyplace

    rowdyplace Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Birmingham, Alabama
    Several us us have used pg and fresh ground coffee to make a flavoring. There are a couple of recent threads about coffee that contain the process. It's pretty easy.

    Other things...I don't know.
     
  4. rowdyplace

    rowdyplace Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 31, 2013
    Birmingham, Alabama
    RocketPuppy?

    How do you do it? You find a good thread of data on every subject you chase... This one is interesting for us vodka drinkers.
    Keep up the good work!
     
  5. RocketPuppy

    RocketPuppy Veteran Puppy ECF Veteran

    Haha I'm obviously amazing. Jk =)
     
  6. jbalet666

    jbalet666 Full Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    dinuba california
    i think im going to try to emmulate the taste with tangerine, lime, and lemon extracts seperately and see if i can get something similar until i can figure out this limonene issue definately
     
  7. jbalet666

    jbalet666 Full Member

    Jan 17, 2014
    dinuba california
    i was contemplating doing that as well ive seen other citrus flavorings being sold like this but im pretty sure they were artificial and idk how a natural extraction would go with all the citric acid
     
  8. RocketPuppy

    RocketPuppy Veteran Puppy ECF Veteran

    Please let us know the results. I'm very curious if it's worth the wait.
     
  9. buffaloguy

    buffaloguy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 22, 2012
    Buffalo NY
    If you search the forums you will find several threads here with the information you seek on how to make them. What will work and what wont work. You wont find much scientific info however and that might best be answered by one of our chemists around here.

    Long story short. Homemade extracts can be done with herbs, teas, coffees. Nuts contain too many natural oils. Fruits contain too many sugars and must be distilled. Even dried fruits cannot be used (sugars even more concentrated).

    I myself have researched this extensively and while I get great results with coffee, herbs, and teas.... fruit i have tried every homebrew way under the sun and short of making a distiller.... Im not going there. You are welcome to try and I hope you devise a way, but you are in for a long road unless you intend to distill any fruit to make flavoring for vaping.

    Making an extract for cooking is a different beast. Those are great but not always suitable for the purposes of vaping. Sugars and oils arent things you want in vaping.
     
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