Most vapers out there live with this question forever in their mind but hardly do anything to find an answer. So, here we are putting together some useful information about e-liquid used in electronic cigarette for you. We are really glad to have you here, but before we begin, we would like you to make a promise to us to share this article as much as you can and enlighten your other vaper fellas, as sharing is caring.
Let’s get started then.
What is an e-liquid?
As you may know, regardless of what e-cig or pod you have, it is worth nothing without an e-liquid. In simpler terms, it is a liquid without which you can’t vape. While you can obviously vape other materials such as dry herbs, oils, etc., vaping and e-liquid are pretty much inseparable in most parts of the world.
It goes by many different names such as e-juices or simply juices and liquids. While e-juices are heated and converted into vapours, vaping is all about inhaling and exhaling these vapours.
What is your e-juice made of?
A lot of e-juices are made of a handful of common ingredients. They are Propylene Glycol (PG) and/or Vegetable Glycerin (VG), food-grade flavourings and nicotine. The most popular of all these ingredients is nicotine. In fact, e-juices exist in the e-cig world as a fancy word of nicotine mixed with flavours. Even though, the point is that juices come in every possible combination of all four ingredients. The nicotine strength may vary from juice to juice. While some may contain 0%, others can have moderate to high nicotine strength. The food-grade flavourings that juices take can be the traditional ones such as tobacco and mint, or the contemporary, fruity ones. PG and VG are used as suspension agents for the other two ingredients.
What ingredients of the juices should you be wary of?
There is simply no bound on the numbers of new e-juices that are formulated and introduced in the market every day, further expanding vapers’ shopping basket. So, it is very likely that some may fail to meet the best standards. We suggest you stay clear of the juices that are made of ingredients like diacetyl, acetyl propionyl and acetoin. They have been there on the market in buttery, creamy and vanilla-esque flavours. They may taste good, but they have garnered a bad reputation for giving people a condition called popcorn lung. We won’t be surprised if you find their names mouth-watering; there’s no denying that. But now that you know how they can mess up with your lungs, you should take this piece of advice seriously.
The bottom line
Your vaping experience is shaped as much by e-liquids as by e-cigs. The good news is that juices are available in a myriad of flavours and a selection of nicotine strength to keep you from hitting monotony in your vaping journey. You can customise them or even, formulate a whole new flavour using DIY e-juice kits. Taste is a subjective matter. What may taste delightful to one can taste awful to someone else, which is why customising and preparing a new e-juice altogether can work for every vaper out there. We hope this guide will help you understand your vape juices better, so you can make an informed buying decision.