What is E liquid?
Everything you need to know about e liquid, freebased nicotine vs nicotine salts, shortfill mixing guide and more.
E liquid/E Juice explained.
There are several names for E liquid such as E juice, Vape Juice, Vape Liquid however they all refer to the liquid that you vape through an electronic cigarette.
Eliquid can differ massively and the ingredients are almost never the same. Firstly, The basic principle is that eliquid contains Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerin (VG), nicotine and other flavourings. As such, PG and VG is one of the most common factors, after taste of course, when it comes to choosing a liquid. Secondly, the higher the VG percentage the smoother and more cloudy your vape; if your PG percentage is higher then you will get a bigger throat hit similar to smoking. Most e liquids have a mixture of both but more experienced vapers will generally have a higher VG.
We recommend either 50/50 ratio or 70/30 for a cloudier and smoother vape.
Premium quality liquids will avoid unnecessary ingredients and try and keep the e liquid as ‘pure’ as possible. This is by using quality made food flavourings, VG/PG and water. This make them kinder to your ecig and more importantly, safer for you. You can then make a decision on the amount of nicotine you would like to vape.
There are a lot of myths out there that say Vaping is just as dangerous as smoking however research as shown that vaping is much safer and is currently recommended by the National Health Service (NHS in the United Kingdom) as ‘vaping is around 95% less harmful than smoking.’
Freebase Nicotine vs Nicotine salts.
There are two types of nicotine currently on the market. These are freebased nicotine (the most commonly found nicotine type in eliquid) and Nicotine salts. Nicotine is added, or can be added, to eliquids to help you transition from smoking to vaping and is usually started on the higher dosage for heavier smokers.
As a guide we have produced the following Nicotine Calculator:
- 0mg – No nicotine at all.
- 3mg – The most popular choice for vapers
- 6mg – Full flavour e liquid with a higher nicotine percent
- 12mg – The mid range for ex casual smokers
- 18mg – Very high for those who were a heavy smoker
Nicotine salts have been created to better mimic the traditional hit of a cigarette. This is caused by releasing the nicotine faster and stronger compared to freebased nicotine and is widely considered the best liquid to use to help quit cigarettes.
Why choose Shortfill Eliquid?
There are two types of e liquid bottles on the market. One is e liquid that is premixed with nicotine and the other has no nicotine and requires you to add as much as you like. This is the manufacturers solution to reduce packaging but stay compliant with the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD) regulation that restrict the maximum volume of nicotine-containing e-liquid for sale in one refill container to 10ml.
We produce both 10ml premixed nicotine liquid and up to 120ml bottles that are nicotine free that come with separate nicotine shots. This is so that you can have the convenience of a ready to go bottle or save money by choosing shortfill and ‘shake and vape’.
When purchasing our shortfill liquid you have the option to add, free of charge, your strength of nicotine. These will be delivered with the shortfill bottle and separate nicotine shots.
Shortfill guide with nicotine shots
- Open the tamper proof shortfill bottle
- Pop off the nozzle found under the cap
- Squeeze the nicotine shot(s) into the shortfill bottle
- Shake and Vape!
That’s everything you need to know!
If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to get in contact.
Always read the warning label before use and seek medical advice if you have any pre-existing conditions.