A Look at the E-liquids Used in Vaping
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electronic cigarettes collection isolated on whiteVaping has gained in popularity to be one of the hottest trends in today’s market. There are a wide variety of products available for the e-cigarette user. At the heart of the e-cigarette is the e-liquid. This is where all the flavors are stored.


There are only a few ingredients that make up the e-liquids composition. The three main ingredients include the base, the flavor, and any nicotine. The base is made up of two ingredients, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerin (VG). Propylene glycol is a liquid often used as a flavoring carrier in foods, ingredient in food coloring, and an additive to medicines. Vegetable glycerin is a thick, vegetable-based liquid. The vegetable glycerin is too thick to be used as a base alone and is mixed with propylene glycol to create a smooth base for vaping.


Nicotine levels in e-cigarettes vary depending on the amount in the e-liquid. The level can range from 0mg up to 24mg. Flavor is added using food grade natural, or artificial flavorings. The tastes of e-liquids can vary among suppliers due to manufacturing techniques. Buying new flavors in small batches ensure you don’t end up with large quantities of e-liquids you may not like. There seems to be an almost endless variety of flavors. The various flavors can range from fruity such as strawberry to savory such as double fudge brownies. For those who prefer a more traditional taste, e-liquids also come in flavors such as tobacco or menthol. There is also a caffeinated e-cigarette for the caffeine lover. 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 manufacturer. Generally there is about two milligrams of caffeine per e-cigarette.


E-liquid should be kept in a cool, dry place out of direct sunlight due to their sensitivity to light. To help reduce their exposure to light, many brands are sold in colored bottles. The expiration date and the manufacture date on the bottle can ensure the freshness of the product you purchase. An e-liquid cartridge should be checked for refill when the vapor being produced is less than normal. Be aware that this may also mean the battery is low. To prevent possible carry-over tastes, you should change the cartridge every time you change the flavor of the e-liquid.


Ready-to-use e-liquids are widely available, but there are some vape users who prefer to make their own. When making your own e-liquids be sure to buy quality products, and for best results get training from an expert. The base ingredients of propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are not considered toxic substances. Nicotine can be. Use caution when adding it to your e-liquid.


The availability of new flavors in the vaping market are quickly growing. When you need help with choosing come into our Euless Vapor Store. Our trained employees will help guide you 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