I decided to make my own e-liquid for a few reasons. 1: it should be cheaper in the long run. 2: I have been really disappointed with the crap I have been getting from local shops recently, and am a little tired of ordering blind. 3: I want more control over what goes into the e-liquid.

I received my Wizard Labs package today and have started mixing, so I figured this would be as good a time as any to start logging how much this actually costs. Most of the expenses will be up front in hardware, solutions, and flavorings. Ongoing expenses will be additional flavors, more nicotine solution, and base liquids.

7/26/14: Tractor Supply Company: $36.70, running total $36.70

1 gallon USP Propylene Glycol $22.99

Box of 100 Nitrile Gloves $8.00

6x 3cc Luer Lok Syringes $1.74

3x 12cc Luer Lok Syringes $1.47

Approx Taxes (Wen got some horrible candy as well) $2.50

7/27/14: CVS Pharmacy: $5.69, running total $42.39

6oz USP Vegetable Glycerine incl tax $5.69

7/27/14 Ax-Man Surplus: $11.69, running total $54.08

Not sure what each thing cost but they were all super cheap individually. Ax-Man FTW.

Small Steel Funnel

7x 60ml Amber Glass Bottles with Polypropylene Caps

10x 8ml Glass Vials with Polypropylene Caps (NOTE: These are the same vials WL ships flavorings in, and chosen for test batches and additive solutions)

2 Test Tube Brushes

2 Wide-Mouth Glasses for Mixing and Aeration (Poor Man’s Griffin Beakers)

7/28/14 Wizard Labs: $76.71, running total $130.78

1ml Luer Lock Syringe – Quantity Discounts S-LL-1ML 5 $0.72 $3.60  
14ga Blunt Tip Luer-Lock Needle 1.5" – Quantity Discounts BTN-14GA 3 $0.63 $1.89  
18ga Blunt Tip Luer-Lock Needle 1.5" – Discount Discounts BTN-18GA 10 $0.59 $5.90  
30ml Cobalt Blue Glass Bottle w/ Glass Dropper Top CBB-GDT-30ML 5 $0.99 $4.95  
48mg Nicotine solution – 250ml 
  - Carrier Base Liquid: 100% USP Propylene G..
NS-48MG-250ML 1 $18.69 $18.69  
Menthol Crystals – 15 grams (WL) FL-WL-MENTHL-CRYSTALS 1 $2.89 $2.89  
Absinthe Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-ABSINTHE 2 $1.49 $2.98  
Acetyl Pyrazine 5% PG Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-ACETYLPYR 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Banana Nut Bread Flavor (TFA) FL-TFA-BANA-NUT-BREAD 2 $1.49 $2.98  
Caramel Flavor (TFA) FL-TFA-CARAMEL 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Caramel Cappuccino Flavor (TFA) FL-TFA-CARAMEL-CAPPUCINO 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Clove Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-CLOVE 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Horehound Flavor (TFA) FL-TFA-HOREHOUND 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Koolada 10% PG Flavor (TFA) FL-TFA-KOOLADA-10PG 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Pina Colada Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-PINA-COLADA 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Ripe Banana Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-RIPE-BANANA 1 $1.49 $1.49  
RY4 Asian Flavor Concentrate ( TFA) FL-TFA-RY4-ASIAN 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Smooth Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-SMOOTH 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Sour – Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-SOUR 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Strawberry Ripe Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-STRAWBERRY_RIPE 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Tiramisu Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-TIRAMISU 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Vanilla Swirl Flavor (TFA) FL-TFA-VANILA-SWIRL 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Wintergreen Flavor Concentrate (TFA) FL-TFA-WINTRGREEN 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Ethyl Maltol Crystals (TFA) FL-TFA-ETHYL-M-CRYTLS 1 $1.49 $1.49  
Nicotine Test Kit NTK-01 1 $8.99 $8.99

8/1/14 Ikea: $9.11, running total $139.89

2 Cheapo Milk Frothers

2 Taller Glasses for Aerating Larger Batches

8/2/14 Staples: $12.31, running total $152.20

Return address labels for small bottles

 

Assuming I spend relatively little on my e-liquid (about $9 per 30ml from Mt. Baker on average) the up-front capital will take a while to make back in value. But first, some test batches.

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