What is Vape Liquid?
E-Liquid is the core component of an e-cigarette, when inhaled it produces clouds of vapour. In its simplest form, vape liquid consists of four main ingredients: nicotine, flavour, diluent and water. Let’s take a look at some of these e-liquid ingredients a little more closely below.
What is Nicotine?
What is E-liquid Strength?
Which Nicotine Strength do I Need?
What is Flavouring?
What is A Diluent?
The most common diluents used in our e-liquid products are:
Propylene Glycol (PG):
Our Propylene Glycol is high-quality pharmaceutical grade. Propylene Glycol helps to produce what we refer to as ‘throat hit’ in combination with nicotine and flavours. It is this diluent which helps to create the sensation of smoking.
Vegetable Glycerine (VG):
Glycerine is included to help produce more dense clouds of vapour and adds a complimentary sweetness and smoothness to the e-liquid.
Aqueous Glycerine (AG):
Our Aqueous Glycerine is high-quality pharmaceutical grade and is diluted with de-ionised water to keep the e-liquid viscous, which can help the electric vape coils more easily absorb the e-liquid through the wicking material.
The diluents found above can be present in e-liquids at different ratios, as a rough guide the higher the PG content the more throat hit, the higher the VG/AG content the more vapour is produced. Look for the PG:VG ratios on the e-liquid listings. In short, if you wish to prioritise the closest possible sensation to smoking, you would be better served using a higher PG liquid, whilst if you prefer to exhale large clouds of vapour, with less throat hit, then a higher VG e-liquid would be preferable. If you prefer something in between, then an equal amount of both PG and VG would be better suited.
Can You Mix Your Own E-liquid?
Our partner company Totally Wicked developed the concept of allowing vapers to create and mix their own fluids in order to satisfy an increasing demand for new flavours and customers preference for how their e-liquid performed. The Electronic Cigarette Company is proud to offer Totally Wicked's unique and internationally unrivalled ‘Mix Your Own’ products.
Mixing your own e-liquid is relatively simple and once you understand the component parts and their role in making the e-liquid, the rest is easy. The possibilities in terms of flavour and tailoring your e-liquid are endless and only limited by your imagination.