What is eLiquid:eLiquid is a vapable solution made up of propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG), pharmaceutical grade nicotine and artificial or natural flavouring. Propylene glycol is a common liquid that is used in many items that the average person consumes every day like, ready meals, aspirins and vitamins. Some people can have an allergy to this solution but it is very rare and only affects 1 in 100,000 people. Some e-liquids do not even contain propylene glycol and use only 100% VG. Vegetable glycerine is a natural solution that we consume and use every day as well, it can be found in cough syrup / medicine, inhalers, and is sold in 100% purity as a natural as a remedy for sore throats which is orally ingested. Not as scary as you may have thought.
Now we move on to the nicotine. In its purest form nicotine is a poison and is highly addictive. The bad news is that if you are reading this article you are already hooked on this from smoking traditional cigarettes. The good news is you have now found a more manageable and in our personal opinion, healthier way of consuming your nicotine intake. Vaping has over 4000 less chemicals than cigarettes. Although e-cigarettes are still being tested it is now becoming law for eliquids to be tested to government standards to make sure you are receiving a product that has what it says it has in it, more good news.
eLiquid comes in many flavours and strengths for example a tobacco flavoured vape liquid will come in strengths of 0mg (nicotine free) 1.5mg (0.15%) 3mg (0.3%) 6mg (0.6%) 12mg (1.2%) and 18mg (1.8%). The 1.8% maximum amount of nicotine in eliquid will become law as of may 2016. These amounts are based on weight by volume as a percentage or milligrammes per millilitres. So a 3mg eliquid will have 3mg of nicotine per ml of eliquid and will be sold at a maximum of 10ml per bottle under new regulations. The flavours of eliquid can range from fruit flavours to dessert flavours to aniseeds and herbal flavours. here is a small list of the many flavours you can find on the market today :-
- Strawberry and custard
- Apple pie
- Red Bull
- Peanut Butter
- Tropical fruit
- Vanilla and Cinnamon
- Menthol Fruit Mix
- Banana Nut
- Iced Mint
- Mint Chocolate
The list is endless. This is why we are trying our best to pick and provide the best of the bunch throughout our eliquid selections in store and online. We try to give our customers a wide range of flavours with all the information they need and should be aware of for them to make the right decision when choosing an eLiquid.
There are many eLiquid mixes on the market today and not all of them are the same, as we spoke about before you can have a different VG : PG ratio. Some may be high in PG and some high in VG for example Cuttwood Sauce an eliquid brand manufactured in the U.S.A has a ratio of 60 : 40 that's 60% VG and 40% PG. Whereas truvape a UK brand manufactured in the E.U has a 50 : 50 VG : PG ratio 50% VG and 50% PG. Then we have other mixes like 70 : 30, 85 : 15, or 100% VG. Why? is the question you are probably asking. The answer to this is... (Coming Soon)