Ultimate Beginner's Guide to E-liquids

Ultimate Beginner's Guide to E-liquids

October 05, 2017

Are you new to vaping and curious to find out more about e-liquids? You're in the right place. This beginner's guide will cover all the bases. From what ingredients goes into e-liquids, to nicotine strength levels, safety info, and important facts you need to know. E-liquids are also commonly called, juices, ejuice, ecig juice, or vape juice.

What are E-liquids made of?

The main ingredient present in all e-liquids is nicotine, Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG) and assorted flavourings. Don't let those big names scare you away, PG and VG are extremely common and harmless. Some food items you can find these ingredients in are dairy products, ice cream, and coffee products. E-liquids are bought in bottles which typically come in 10ml - 60ml (unless it's a sample size of 5ml) and are used to fill the vapes. 

Closer Look at PG and VG

Propylene Glycol is very thin and provides more of a throat hit than VG does. PG also provides a more intense flavor, but produces less vapor and weaker clouds than VG. PG has great preservation qualities enabling vape juices to have a longer shelf life.

Vegetable Glygerin is thicker and sweeter, and provides a more dense cloud and thicker vapor experience than PG. It's derived from vegetable oil, and 100% hypoallergenic making it the perfect option for those with allergy issues.

A combination of these two produced, creates a unique type of vape experience. Combination levels can vary between each e-liquid.

Nicotine Strength

Nicotine comes in a variety of levels. For many vapers it's the most critical part in choosing their perfect e-liquid. Although, some choose to leave nicotine completely out. It's a personal preference and varies user to user.

0mg is no nicotine, 6mg is low density nicotine, 12mg is medium density nicotine, 18mg is high density nicotine, and 24mg is the extremely high density.

Any levels higher than that are considered maximum nicotine levels and are very dangerous.

How is it Vaporized?

So you have your juice, you're ready to vape! First step is to fill your device "tank" to the appropriate level and wait 15 minutes. This will allow the cotton to soak up the juice, it's important not to rush this step. You'll end up with a very bad taste of burning cotton. After you've been patient, push the button and this will activate the coil heating element that atomizes the e-liquid. It must reach 100-250 degrees C to create the vapor. 

Where to Store My E-liquids?

You have your precious new e-liquids in your hands, so where's the ideal place to store them? Juices are extremely sensitive to heat and light. If they come in contact with either of these for too long it can speed up the process of nicotine oxidation. Extreme temperature changes will also have a negative effect, so be sure to not leave them in your car on hot or cold days. The best place for storing your e-liquids is in a dark, cool, dry place. This will ensure the original flavor lasts longer. Also, always remember to store them where pets and children cannot grant access.

If you need to store them for long-term, a refrigerator is your safest option. Leave them in there until you're ready to vape. Glass bottles are also better than plastic for long-term storage.

Are E-liquids Safe?

Vaping technology has helped so many people to stop smoking, it's becoming a rapidly huge movement in making strides towards a healthier society. Official research has yet to conclude that e-liquids are safe or hazardous, however it's fair to assume that whenever you're exposed to less chemicals, the better it is for you. Since vape juices do not contain any tar, produce carbon monoxide or have the other 4,000 chemicals included (like cigarettes have), it's definitely safe to say e-liquids are safer and healthier for you than any other smoking alternative.

Always read labels, do your research, and buy the highest-quality products for your ultimate vaping experience. VCT ensures our customers receive the best of the best. Visit us today for all of your e-liquid needs! 



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