As I've mentioned before, tobacco and cigarette mixes often require some additional help in the form of additives and extra flavouring. Whilst many tobacco flavours offer a great starting point or base, adding these extras can offer your mixes that additional layer of depth and character.
Additives and additional flavours that are used in cigarettes, can help make a tobacco mix a little more satisfying. Especially for those new to vaping.
Please read this introductory post first - Additives for Cigarette & Tobacco Mixes
Why do we need to dilute an additive or flavour?
A number of these ingredients / flavours are simply too strong to use in smaller 10 or even 20 ml mixes. If we were mixing all of our e liquids in larger batches, then we could use regular drops from the original concentrate bottles.
Obviously, personal preference comes into play, but generally we're looking for some subtlety when using these ingredients. Cigarettes all have a touch of nuts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee and bakery notes, just to name a few. Adding even a standard drop of some of these concentrates can overpower a tobacco mix.
Making bottles of diluted additives / flavours
After much experimenting, I've found that a 20 % diluted solution is about perfect for many of these ingredients. I use 10 ml bottles but only have 5 ml total in fluid. Use a graduated cylinder, syringe or pipette for measuring.
- Pour 4 mls of PG into the bottle
- Add 1 ml = 20 drops of Additive / Flavour
- Label the bottle
You now have a workable solution for those extra strong additives/flavours.