E-Juice 101: A Beginner's Guide
Posted on December 13 2019
What Is E-Juice?
E-juice/E-liquid is the liquid used with vape products. E-liquids can contain nicotine or can also be found without nicotine. They come in a variety of flavors ranging from tobacco to candy to even desert flavors. The vape device used heats up the e-juice to turn to vapor. That vapor is then inhaled.
What Are The Ingredients Used To Make E-Juice?
The main ingredients found in e-juice are; Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Flavoring/Extracts, and Nicotine. Not all e-juice has the same ratio of vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. Some flavors only have one type of flavouring while others may have two or more. Some juices even have different flavours between the inhale and exhale vapor.
How Do You Know If An E-Juice Is A Premium Juice?
When purchasing an e-juice for your vape or any vape product in that matter you should only purchase from a store that has reliable and safe products like The Vape Company. You don't want to be purchasing any bootleg product that may bring you any harm. All e-juices are 90% vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol. The other 10% of the e-liquid is the flavoring. Economy E-juices usually use food grade flavoring. Premium juices, on the other hand usually contain multiple flavor extracts and are sold in better packaging. A premium package can be inside a glass bottle, or a fancy plastic bottle, and many times the bottle itself is placed inside another box for better presentation. The quality of the nicotine, the number of different flavors, and the type of packaging will help you know whether or not you are purchasing a premium E-juice.
What Does Steeping Your E-Juice Mean?
You may have heard of steeping your e-liquid from a number of people and wondered what it meant. A simple way to understand this is to compare a bottle of e-juice with a bottle of wine. An aged wine usually has a deeper and smoother flavor than compared to how it was when it was first made. To steep your e-juice make sure the e-juice is mixed well by shaking the bottle before steeping it. If you feel that the flavor you purchased is too strong then remove the cap off your e-juice bottle and let it sit to smoothen out the flavor. Now if you feel that your juice is not strong in flavor… Keep the bottle cap on and place your e-juice bottle in a dark cool place for a couple days to even a week.
Why Your E-Juice Is Dark In Color
Naturally, the color of a vape liquid will change over time to become darker. This is normal and is because of the oxidation of nicotine. The amount of nicotine in your e-juice can affect how dark your e-juice will become. The type of flavor you purchase will also affect how the color changes. Usually e-juices that are desert flavored or sweet will change color much faster than other liquids. If you find your e-juice changing color while in your tank there is no need to worry! The e-juice is changing color because of the coil and wick being heated.
Where Should You Store Your E-Juice?
Knowing how to store your e-juice is important to preserve the original condition of your e-juice. E-juice is very sensitive to heat and light. Storing your e-juice in a cool dark place will help to keep your juice from losing flavor or changing from its original form. Avoid leaving your vape liquid in the car on very cold or very hot days. The high or low temperature will affect your e-juice in a negative way. To store your liquid for a long period of time in case you bought extra and won’t need to vape it right away, just place the bottle in the fridge and take it out whenever you are ready to use it. Another tip is to try storing your e-juice in glass bottles instead of plastic bottles, this can help to preserve the flavor.
What Nicotine Level Is Right For You?
If you don't already smoke and want to take up vaping there are many e-juices available without any nicotine. If you are a heavy smoker who smokes a pack or more of cigarettes a day, the recommended nicotine level is 35mg-50mg in salt nic e-liquid. If you are a smoker who smokes half a pack or so the recommended nicotine level for you would be 20mg-35mg in salt nic e-juices. If you smoke less than that you may use 10mg-12mg of salt nicotine. The type of vape device you use will also affect what level of nicotine you should be using and whether you should use salt nic or freebase nicotine. To learn more about the differences between salt nicotine and freebase nicotine click here. Visit The Vape Company locations to have our associates find you the right level of nicotine for you. The levels of nicotine mentioned above are only recommendations, each person is different and you may have to try a few different levels to find the perfect one for you. Over time your level of nicotine may change if you are looking to quit, you will most likely lower the level of nicotine slowly to cut down.
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