For $150 US dollars I can get the concentrated nicotine VG and straight VG to last for three years and tools that last forever. I calculate at a pack a day that would have been at least 110 cartons! At $30 a carton that would have been close to $3000 US Dollars.
At 4milliliter (ml) per day e-Liquid consumption and 365 days in a year that is 1460ml per year.
At 20milligram (mg) per ml nicotine strength that is 29,200mg of nicotine per year.
A one liter (1000ml) bottle of 100mg/ml concentrated nicotine base contains 100,000mg of nicotine.
That one liter bottle lasted me for 3+ years.
I added non-nicotine (straight) VG to lower the nicotine concentration from 100mg/ml to 20mg/ml so bought 4 liters (4000ml) of USP grade straight VG.
So 1000ml of 100mg/ml concentrated nicotine VG base goes for $110 and one gallon (close to 4 liters) of USP grade straight VG goes for $25.
That is $135 US Dollars.
Add a $10 graduated cylinder which is the only tool I needed and $5 for a concentrated flavoring for a grand total of less than $150 US Dollars.
Compared to $3 GRAND in cigarettes.
There is my savings.
I can make my own e-Liquid for 3c a milliliter. Compare that to store bought at anywhere from 30c to 1 dollar per milliliter. A factor of 10 times or 1000% to 33 times or 33,000%.
This is no joke. This is why I call the e-Liquid business insanely lucrative! Yes they have to pay advertising, packaging, taxes, cost of doing business etc, but that does not equate to 1000%.
Now I did save $100s by just using pre-made store bought eLiquid initially. But the quicker I got into DIY eLiquid, the more money I saved in the long run.
A one stop shop for all I needed was Wizard Labs. There are other sources for the cylinder and straight VG e.g. from Amazon and concentrated base from VapingZone.com.
DIY eLiquid is something I needed to do to prepare for the vaporpocalypse anyways.
All the information contained in these pages are only the opinions of the author and the author is not an expert at anything.