Within Australia nicotine is classified as a "Schedule 7" substance by the Federal Poisons Act which prohibits it's retail sale in any concentration. Which is why all of the juices sold by Vapourholics are 0mg and why we are unable to sell liquid nicotine to our customers (please do not ask).

Vaping legislation differs from each state and territory and we recommend vapers to be up to date with the laws that govern their state/ territory as well as areas they intend to travel to.

Nicotine can be imported in many states and in the NT for personal use and is covered by the Personal Importation Scheme.

Unflavoured Nicotine can be purchased from New Zealand at Mixology Vapes  and from Nude Nicotine in America. 

Please click the links on this page to find out more information on E Cigarettes & Nicotine Legislation in Australian.

E- Cigarettes and the Law in Australia by the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners


All vapers should be aware of the current legislation governing their state or territory. We suggest using credible sites to ensure the legislation you reference is valid and current.


When mixing with concentrated Nicotine solution, it will only make up a percentage of your overall mix. The percentage used will depend upon the final nicotine strength you want to achieve.

Nicotine Vaping Levels:

0mg/mL Nicotine: This means that there is no nicotine in your E-Liquid mixture.
Zero nicotine levels are usually used by people who have quit smoking but still have an oral fixation and use an electronic cigarette to satisfy it.

6mg/mL Nicotine: This is a light level of nicotine. Recommended for people who wish to enjoy a low nicotine level while still enjoying a full E-liquid taste.
This is commonly the last level in "stepping."

12mg/mL Nicotine: On the lower end of the spectrum, 12mg/ml is a comfortable level for people who prefer nicotine, but aren't heavy vapers.
This level is also common for people who used to smoke light cigarettes.

18mg/ml Nicotine: This is the middle of the road in terms of nicotine.
Most vapers who were former smokers enjoy this level because it delivers the perfect amount of nicotine in each vape.

24mg/ml Nicotine: This is on the high side of nicotine levels and is commonly preferred by people who were formally heavy smokers (about a pack per day).
It has a noticeable nicotine level that many former smokers enjoy.

36mg/ml Nicotine: This is the highest concentration of nicotine. People who prefer this level are usually former smokers with a serious addiction, usually meaning more than two packs per day.

Once you have determined your vaping nicotine level use the formulae below to calculate how much nicotine to add to either your pre-made e-juice or your DIY e-juice :)

Keep in mind that the nicotine level will effect the taste of you e-juice. Some e juices taste best on lower nicotine levels (but you will work out your preferences on your journey)


If using 100mg NICOTINE base to aquire target mg% please see below
6mg = add 0.60ml nic to each 10ml juice
5mg = add 0.50ml nic to each 10ml juice
4mg = add 0.40ml nic to each 10ml juice
3mg = add 0.30ml nic to each 10ml juice

If you are not using 100mg Nicotine base the easiest way to work out how much nicotine should be in your overall mix is to first determine:

  1. The nicotine strength you want your e-liquid to be. For example 18mg.
  2. The strength of the concentrated nicotine. For example 72mg.
  3. And finally the amount of e-liquid you are mixing. For example 10ml.

The way to work out how much of the nicotine to use is to take the nicotine strength you want your e-liquid to be and divide it by the strength of your concentrated nicotine and then times that by the amount of liquid you are making. The result will be the amount in millilitres to add to the overall mix.


(Desired Strength / Concentrated Nicotine Strength) x Bottle size (in milliliters) = Amount needed (in milliliters).

So if you were using a 72mg nicotine concentrate and wanted 10ml of 18mg eliquid, the formula would look like this:

(18/72) x 10 = 2.5ml

If you were using a 48mg nicotine concentrate and wanted 100ml of 3mg eliquid, the formula would look like this:

(3/48) x 100 = 6.25ml

For different e-liquid strengths or quantities just change the relevant parts of the formula.

How to Dilute Nicotine for Vaping By Nicotine Lab

E-Liquid Calculator 

You can use the above links to double check your calculations and create your own ejuice recipes.

It is recommended to double check your calculations to ensure they are correct.

Concentrated nicotine can harm or kill children, pets, or even adults. Please inform yourself of how to mitigate the dangers before you try mixing your own e-liquid. Mix at your own risk.

Vapourholics will not be held responsible for any injuries arising from incorrect nicotine usage and strongly advises vapers to educate themselves in Nicotine safety and be responsible for the Nicotine storage, dosage and usage. 

If you want to be a hundred percent certain about your calculations we suggest that you should double check your results using a couple of different methods.