What is unconventional … sucralose is a pretty common additive but if you get it in the form of a powder and make your own concentrate, is that conventional too? There are lots of threads about all sorts of sweeteners, you can pick up a few new ones there too.
Is vodka unconventional? Lots of people use this with DW and saline to thin out their MaxVG mixes. It is an alcohol, so a flavor carrier.
Vape Wizard, Sour, AP, … they’re all concentrates sold from regular manufacturers but are they really conventional ingredients?
I dunno, I’ll leave it out there. There are a couple older threads about additives that are packed with suggestions.
Well that would appear to pretty much include all vape ingredients. Flavorings are, with the exception of a small group of manufactures, marketed and sold as food/drink flavorings, VG and PG are used in pharmaceutical and cosmetics to a far greater degree than the vape industry. Nicotine has been used as an insecticide.
Those items You listed I wouldn’t consider to be unconventional because they have been used for quit sometime.
I’ll clarify… By unconventional I mean things found outside of the vape supply shops. Stuff you’d pick up at a grocery store or that folk who don’t DIY would use for everyday things… As I said in my examples: white vinegar, saline, etc.
I’m just trying to get some notes from you veteran DIY-ers so that I can fill the gaps in my mixing, before I begin.
I really hate hitting roadblocks at the beginning of DIY journeys and this is why I’m asking.
If you like menthol and prefer not paying through the nose it’s a lot cheaper to make your own.
Dilute menthol crystals in PG which is exactly what you would be buying if you buy the concentrate.
They can be bought from Amazon or pharmacies.
The only flavour I’ve known to actually impart any saltiness is FLV Beer Nuts.
Adding vinegar - Not sure about that myself and if it’s to add a “juicy” element specifically to fruits I’m pretty sure tiny amounts of distilled water is the norm.
TBH you’re entitled to add whatever you want to your recipies but bare in mind there are a lot of things out there that you would think are okay to add but the chemical compounds are altered during vapourisation.
Sugar for example is a known carcinogen when inhaled.
If its not available at a good DIY vape supply shop it’s probably not worth having.
I was using Lemon juice (Meyer Lemon) for a while, but I just kind of stopped. Make sure to filter the fresh squeezed juice through a coffee filter to remove any bits of pulp.
It was pretty early on my DIY timeline, so I don’t think I could really say if it improved my mixes or not. In theory, it will help boost the top notes in a fruity mix and maybe add a bit of juiciness. Just a drop or 2 would be advised.