Do you know what is in the liquid in your vape device? Whether you are a newbie or an experienced vaper is quite possible you can’t tell me what the main components of e-liquid are. I want to use this short piece to fill you in on all the necessary facts of vaping liquid which I hope you can use to further the enjoyment of your vaping journey.
Successful Aid to Quit
Vaping is now established as a viable nicotine replacement therapy to aid people in stopping smoking; part of this success is the e-liquid which is heated to form the vapour that is an excellent substitute for the more harmful cigarette smoke. E-liquid or vape juice comprises four main ingredients; it is possible to change the mixing ratios of three to produce an e liquid tailored to a particular way of vaping. The components are –
- Vegetable Glycerine (VG) – a clear, thick, odourless liquid produced from plant oils such as coconut or soy, it has been used in the cosmetics and food industries for some time.
- Propylene Glycol (PG) is an organic food additive that is a superb carrier for flavour; it has been used for over 60 years and is a fixture in medicines.
- Nicotine – The nicotine in e-liquid will be one of two different types – more on this shortly; it can be separate if you start mixing e-liquid.
- Food-Based Flavouring is the typical food industry flavouring used to create those tasty e-liquids you enjoy.
Different Types of Vape Liquid
Most e-liquid in disposable vapes and used by newer vapers are typically mixed to an even PG/VG ratio, referred to as 50/50 liquid; it suits most vapers with good flavour and vapour production. It is also possible to purchase e-liquids mixed to different levels which are more suited to specific ways of vaping, they are –
- 70/30 – is the term for e-liquid with a high VG content; the thicker liquid, when combined in a device with a sub-ohm coil, allows the production of super large clouds of vapour.
- 80/20 – this is the opposite and is an e-liquid higher in PG for vapers who prefer more flavour and a better throat hit (the feeling on the back of your throat).
Check out your regular vaping supplier; all good ones should stock all three types of e-liquid.
Different Nicotine Types
Nicotine in its natural form has the makeup of salt and is typically not easily absorbed by the body. The types of nicotine used in vaping are twofold; the more common type of nicotine, known as freebase nicotine, is created using a harsh chemical process developed by tobacco producers over 50 years ago. The other type of nicotine is Salt nic. It is becoming the preferred option as its production uses a more natural method; the outcome is a much smoother vaping experience with no decreased performance.
So, there you have it, your vape liquid basics; I hope you feel a bit better informed about your e-liquid and have given you some ideas on possibly changing your current vape juice. From there, you may even move on to mixing e-liquid yourself, but that’s a for another time – happy vaping!