What are e-liquids and how are they used?
E-liquid, also referred to as vape juice, is simply the flavoured liquid used in e-cigarettes and is advised to be purchased form an established Vape Shop. There are only 4 chemicals used in e-liquids as opposed to more than 7,000 chemicals found in a single traditional cigarette when combusted (Smoked).
How are e-liquids made?
E-liquids are made from three main components. Namely: (PG) Propylene Glycol, (VG) Vegetable Glycerine and Flavouring. Nicotine is optional. The ratios vary depending on which type of e-liquid you want:
Freebase NicotineMost e-liquids ranging in nicotine variants of 0mg, 3mg and 6mg has a ratio of 30% PG, 70% VG. A relatively smooth throat hit is provided as the nicotine amounts aren’t as high. The ratio results in more vapour for those who enjoy their vape clouds.
Mouth to Lung (MTL)These e-liquids normally range between 12mg-18mg, freebase nicotine is used and the ratio is usually 50% VG, 50% PG. A harsher throat hit is provided as the nicotine amounts are higher within these vape juices.
Salt Nicotine / Nic SaltsThese e-liquids normally range between 20mg-50mg, the ratio is usually 50% VG, 50% PG. A smooth throat hit is by the salt nicotine and a quick nicotine relief is provided through the quick absorption rate.
Salts vs freebase
The main difference between freebase nicotine and salt nicotine is that salt nicotine contains benzoic acid which allows for the nicotine to vaporize at a lower temperature. The benzoic acid lowers the pH levels which results in a smoother throat hit, this means you can comfortably vape high levels of nicotine such as 50mg and makes it easier to absorb into your body.
Freebase nicotine has a higher alkalinity which makes for a harsher throat hit once you start adding more and more nicotine. The absorption into your body isn’t done as easily.
If you can think of your favourite dessert, chances are there’s probably an e-liquid that tastes just like it! Some of the popular flavours you can get are: crème brule, peanut butter custard, cream cakes, cinnamon buns, cookies all the way to lemon tarts. Dessert flavours can easily hit your sweet spot, best part is, you can satisfy your taste buds without even gaining the calories!
What are the differences between flavour profiles of e-liquids?
Besides vaping being a healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes, cigarette smokers have a very limited choice in terms of flavour, those who vape however, have a whole world of variety in terms of vape juice flavours that are accessible in most vape shops.
While having such a variety, this very perk can be daunting: choosing an e-liquid you like most out of the thousands of options made available to you.
Luckily these thousands of flavours can be put into a few different categories which will make it easier to choose the perfect e-liquid for you. E-liquids can be separated roughly into 5 categories. These are: desserts, fruits, candies, tobaccos and menthols.
Usually the “go to” for cigarette smokers who want that tobacco taste without all those chemicals! From creamy cigars, roasted tobacco to vanilla and caramel cigars, e-liquids have you covered!
Sweet tooth cures without all that sugar intake? Yes please! Candy flavours range from your favourite lollipops growing up to that candy floss you could never finish all at once but really wanted to! Most popular candy flavours are usually sour watermelons, cotton candy and all flavoured bubblegum!
These are usually the most liked flavours, mainly because of the burst of flavour you get. These flavours are usually very refreshing to vape. The fruity flavours range in a variety of mixed and separate fruits. Most popular fruit flavours are mango, strawberry, litchi, pineapple, raspberry, apple, blueberry, watermelon, grape and kiwi.
Use to smoke menthol cigarettes? Just love that cooling sensation you could easily get from a halls sweet? Then menthol flavours are just for you! Menthol flavoured e-liquid ranges from clean menthol to fruity menthols that give you that fresh minty exhale.
Where to buy e-liquids at the best price?
There are plenty vape shops in various areas, Vaperite has a wide variety of e-liquids made readily available to you. These e-liquids range in flavours – from decadent desserts, fresh fruits, confectionary treats to creamy tobacco and the iciest delights for all menthol lovers!
The most value for your money is Vaperite’s range of premium e-liquids, made specifically to satisfy your taste buds. These e-liquids have a wide variety of flavours suited to make your vaping experience tastefully satisfying. The prices of these premium e-liquids range from only R120 for 30ml, R220 for all 60ml to R300 for all 100ml.
The premium e-liquids are currently on a running special, when you purchase three e-liquids of your choice, you are given the cheapest one completely free! Vaperite is always giving you a variety of specials to help you get more value for less. This vape shop is always ready to go the extra mile to ensure you have the greatest vaping experience.