# A simple method to make the e-liquid base with a nicotine booster

## E-liquid bottles must no longer exceed 10ml. To continue making your DIY, you must now use a nicotine booster. And do the math.

The vape is great. Given the transposition of the TPD, the idea of the nicotine booster to continue doing DIY had already spread between manufacturers and vapers.

**Make a litre of the base at 6mg/ml with a nicotine booster**

I take a concrete example, but everyone just needs to replace the quantities and the rate using the same calculation method. I use a 0mg base of course and a 20mg/ml nicotine booster.

In this example, I want to make a litre of e-liquid base with a rate of 6:

- That means I need to get 6mg of nicotine per millilitre.
- 1 liter is 1000 ml, so we need 1000 X 6 mg of nicotine = 6000 mg .
- In a 10 ml booster bottle dosed at 20 mg/ml of nicotine, we have 10 X 20 = 200 mg of nicotine.
- To arrive at 6000 mg of nicotine, it is necessary to calculate 6000 / 200 = 30.
- So with 30 nicotine boosters, we have our 6,000 mg of nicotine.

Then, just take an empty 1-litre bottle to prepare the mixture:

- Pour the content of the 30 nicotine boosters into the bottle.
- Then complete with your neutral base.
- There you go, all you have to do is toss/shake…
- I don’t know if it’s necessary, but to ensure the homogeneity of the mixture, I let it sit for a fortnight, shaking once or twice a day.

No need to do the math, but for the record, you used 300 ml of the booster at 20 mg/ml + 700 ml of base 0.

### Less practical, more expensive and more polluting

Many congratulations to the legislator for this transposition of the TPD and this measure in particular which limits the capacity of e-liquid bottles which contain nicotine to 10 ml.

- The market is recovering, but from my first observations, the price of DIY has increased at least 60 and up to 150%.
- With the example above, we, therefore, find ourselves throwing 30 vials + nicotine booster caps in the trash.
- And instead of a simple base + aroma manipulation, it adds a step to do away with children.

We will see over the next few months what happens on the market. Whether the DIY will go downhill or not. It’s still more interesting. Will a black market develop for ultra-concentrated nicotine? Will shops lose their customers for other products because of this? Will the price of ready-made e-liquid go down to try to get closer to DIY prices?

If there hadn’t been this totally stupid regulation of 10ml e-liquid bottles, I am convinced that the prices of e-liquids would have ended up falling thanks to competition and much larger packaging, a solution for manufacturers to lower manufacturing costs while preserving their margins on their products.

The reduction in prices, the authorization of advertising and the promotion of the vape to smokers would also have made it possible to increase volumes and therefore the business of manufacturers and traders. This is called a virtuous circle.

For the economy + public health + the environment.

In short. The vape-sceptics are real strawberries, no logic, no depth of view, it’s hopeless…