What is the E-liquid in Vaping
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electronic cigarettes collection isolated on whiteVaping is considered to be one of the hottest trends today. There are a vast many types of products and flavors available for the e-cigarette user. At the heart of the e-cigarette is the e-liquid. This is where the flavor of the e-cigarette is stored.


There are several basic ingredients that e-liquids are composed of. These ingredients include the base, flavor, and if included nicotine. The base is made up of propylene glycol (PG) mixed with vegetable glycerin (VG). Propylene glycol is a liquid that is often used as a flavor carrier in foods, ingredient in food coloring, and an additive to medicines. Vegetable glycerin is a thick, vegetable-based liquid. Vegetable glycerin is extremely thick substance. Too thick to be used as a base alone, vegetable glycerin is mixed with propylene glycol to create a smooth base for e-liquids.


Nicotine levels in e-cigarettes can range from 0mg up to 24mg depending on the amount in the e-liquid. The flavor of the e-liquid is created by adding food grade natural, or artificial flavorings. The flavor can vary among brands due to different manufacturing techniques. For new vape users buying flavors in small batches ensure you won’t end up with large quantities of e-liquids you may not like. The variety of flavors is endless. Flavors can range from fruity such as strawberry to savory such as double fudge brownies. For a more traditional taste e-liquids also come in flavors such as tobacco or menthol. There is also a caffeinated e-cigarette for those wanting a bit of a kick with their e-cigarette. According to Vape Magazine the three main ingredients in addition to the base are ginseng, taurine, and guarana. The levels of caffeine vary depending on the type of e-cigarette. In general there are about two milligrams of caffeine in each e-cigarette.


E-liquids are sensitive to sunlight. They should be kept in a cool, dry, dark place. Due to this many brands are sold in colored bottles. Checking the expiration date and the manufacture date on the bottle can help ensure the freshness of the product you purchase. An e-liquid should be refilled when the vapor being produced is less than normal. This may also mean the battery is low. Also, when changing flavors of your e-liquid it’s best to change the cartridge to avoid any carry-over tastes from the prior flavor.


Although ready-to-use e-liquids are widely available, there are some vape users who prefer to make their own. For best results when making your own e-liquids buy quality products, and get training and advice from an expert. Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, the base ingredients in an e-liquid, are not considered toxic substances. Nicotine can be. Use caution when adding it to your e-liquid.


The variety of new flavors available in the vaping market are growing quickly. For help in choosing flavors come visit our Tarrant Vapor Store. Our knowledgeable staff will help you sort through the variety of flavors to find the ones that best suit your tastes and needs.



  1. Vape Magazine. “Is Vaping Caffeine The Next Big Trend?”

3 May 2016