Nicotine shot mixing guide

Nicotine shots or nic shots for short are the new TPD compliant way of obtaining nicotine for DIY mixing. They come in a variety of ratios from 100% PG or VG to 70/30 & 50/50 mixes. Nicotine shots are usually 18mg in nicotine strength and are unflavoured, ready to add into any DIY mix. Below is a breakdown of how to use these to get your desired mg strength.

The main advantage of using an 18mg nicotine shot is when mixing in a 30ml Bottle at strengths of 3mg, 6mg and 12mg. It makes it very easy to measure how much nicotine to add to your mix as follows:

    • To make a 30ml bottle of 3mg E-Liquid – 5ml of an 18mg Nic Shot is required (half a bottle)
    • To make a 30ml bottle of 6mg E-Liquid – 10ml of an 18mg Nic Shot is required (a full bottle)
    • To make a 30ml bottle of 12mg E-Liquid – 20ml of an 18mg Nic Shot is required (two bottles)

The measurements shown below are round numbers therefore adding the right amount of nicotine to your mix is fairly straightforward. Please refer to the table below referring to the nicotine solution measurements for different bottle sizes.

nicotine shot mixing chart