If you are new to vaping then you must have heard of these terms e-liquid, e-juice or e cigarette liquid and given the variety of the electronic cigarettes out there, one can easily assume all of these might mean different things. However, in reality they all mean the same thing. All of these terms refer to the liquid used in these devices or in other words refer to ‘electronic cigarette liquid’.
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What are the ingredients of an electronic cigarette liquid
Electronic cigarette liquids typically comprise of the following main ingredients:
- Basic ingredients: Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine and Nicotine
- Additional ingredients: Food Flavouring, EM (which is a sweetener), Flavour Enhancers
- Now let’s discuss the above ingredients in a little more detail.
Propylene Glycol is also commonly called PG in short. It is a water soluble organic compound with formula is C3H8O2. It does not have any color or taste and the major reason it’s used in eLiquid is mainly because it has properties to make it a good medium to carry flavour ingredients and nicotine. It also has a very low boiling point which helps in the vapour production when you smoke on electronic cigarettes. It would be important to mention here that some people might have allergy to Propylene Glycol and may get a soar throat, or muscular pain temporarily when vaping on ecigs, but it does not impose any extreme risks. Should anyone have allergy to PG, then they can opt to use e liquid based on VG or vegetable glycerine.
Vegetable Glycerine is commonly called VG in short. The main function of VG is to increase the vapour production and reduce the throat sensation which is often stronger on PG based liquids. It is also noted that using more VG in a liquid makes it thicker, sweeter and tones-down the harshness of flavour ingredients. However, the most popular reason for using VG is vapour production and we have found that using 30% to 40% VG brings out the best results, but this then again taste is subjective and it’s for you to experiment and find out what PG/VG ratio suits you best.
Nicotine is also used in most eliquids as most vapers happen to be ex-smokers, thus the need for nicotine sensation when they vape on electronic cigarettes. The level of nicotine commonly found can vary from 6mg to 24mg, depending entirely on the choice of the consumer and the provider. However, we have read on forums that people have even vaped on 36mg nicotine in their eliquids. We would consider 36mg to be an extremely harsh vape but then again its down to the consumer’s personal preference. Another noteworthy point is that the more nicotine an eliquid will have, the more throat-hit or harsh throat sensation it will have. However, there are also other ways throat-hit can be created which are discussed below.
EM (Ethyl Maltol), Malic Acid,Throat Hit and other flavour enhancers
Besides the main ingredients venders often use various additional ingredients to create e-liquid blends. These agents are used for making a liquid taste, sweeter, sourer or even bitter. There are also other enhancers available on the market such as ‘throat hit’ and ‘magic mask’ that can increase or decrease the throat sensation on an e-liquid.
A word of precaution
Either if you mix your own liquids, or if you buy from vendors, you must remember that these fluids are extremely toxic if swallowed by humans or pets. Please ensure that you keep them away from children and pets at all times and you seek medical help in case of an emergency.