A Beginner's Guide to Vape Juice
When you first begin exploring the world of vape juice, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the choices out there. Here’s what you need to know about vape juice.
- What is Vape Juice?
- Different Types of Vape Juice
- Primary Ingredients in Vape Juice
- How Much Nicotine in Vape Juice?
- Nicotine in Vape Juice Compared to Cigarettes
- Does all Vape Juice Contain Nicotine?
What Is Vape Juice?
Also known as e-juice or vape liquid, vape juice is what you use to vape from a pod mod, vape pen or vape device.
If you’re using a refillable vape device, you must buy vape juice separately to fill your device and enjoy a flavored vape.
What Are the Different Types of Vape Juice?
There are hundreds of vape juice brands, but they all fit into these two specific types.
Freebase vape juice
This is the standard vape juice that you can use with any device. If you’re using a box mod or sub-ohm mod, it’s the only type you should use. Freebase liquids come in a vast variety of brands and flavors. They’re also the type you’re more likely to find in local vape shops.
Freebase juice also comes in a wide variety of nicotine levels. It’s the only juice that comes in 0mg nicotine, and you can also find it in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and up to 18mg. If you’re using a freebase juice in a pod mod, look for juices that have a 50-50 ratio of PG and VG. Most pod devices work best with a 50-50 or 70-30 PG to VG ratio.
Nicotine salts, sometimes called nic salts, were developed specifically to work in closed and open pod vape systems. They should never be used in a box mode or sub-ohm vaping setup.
What is salt nicotine? It is a natural form of nicotine derived from tobacco leaves. When making nicotine salt juice, juice makers add benzoic acid to lower the alkalinity of the nicotine. This results in a smooth, satisfying vape that still has high nicotine levels.
There are several benefits to using salt nicotine. One is that it allows the vape juice manufacturer to use higher nicotine levels without harshness. In regular freebase liquid, high nicotine levels can turn harsh and create a harsh, unpleasant throat hit. Nicotine salts are excellent for former smokers who are used to high nicotine levels.
Nicotine salt juices are also lower in VG content. Juices that are high in VG tend to produce less flavor and more clouds. Juices with more PG and lower VG are thinner, and they work better in small devices.
On the downside, they are more expensive than freebase juices, and they only come in high concentrations of nicotine.
However, you don’t have to use nicotine salts in your pod mod. You can stick to using freebase liquid, which is more affordable and comes in a wider selection of flavors and nicotine levels.
What Are the Primary Ingredients in Vape Juice?
Most vape juice is made from the same basic recipe:
• Propylene glycol (PG)
• Vegetable glycerin (VG)
Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are clear carrier liquids that allow the juice to be heated in a small cartridge, atomizer or pod. They are excellent at holding flavor without adding unwanted textures, flavors or other additives.
How Do They Add Flavor to Vape Juice?
Juice makers primarily use food flavorings to create vape juice flavors. These are culinary-grade flavors used to create artificial food flavors. A few specialty manufacturers use natural flavors, and some use pure tobacco plants to create tobacco flavors. They mix the flavor blend with the carriers and nicotine to make the juice you buy in a bottle.
How Much Nicotine Is in Vape Juice?
Most vape juices come in a full range of strengths from 0mg/ml to 20mg. Nicotine salts come in higher concentrations of 25mg, 30mg and even 36mg. When you shop for vape juice online, you can specify your nicotine levels, flavor choices and type of juice. It’s easy to get the exact combination of flavor and nicotine level you want.
How Much Nicotine Is in Vape Juice Compared to Cigarettes?
After choosing a flavor, choosing a nicotine level is the most important choice you’ll make when you buy vape juice. If you’re a smoker who’s trying to quit or a former smoker who wants to taper off high nicotine levels, it’s good to know how your juice levels compare to smoking cigarettes.
What kind of smoker were you?
If you smoked a pack a day of a full flavor cigarette, you should start with 16mg of freebase juice or 25mg of nicotine salts. If you smoked light cigarettes, start with 10mg or 12mg.
If you only smoked occasionally or only smoked extra-light cigarettes, you should stick to 8mg or 6mg.
What is your vaping style?
If you only vape during specific times of day, you may want a higher nicotine level to keep your nicotine levels steady. If you vape often, you’ll enjoy it more if you use a lower nicotine level. Frequent vaping will keep your nicotine levels high even if you’re using 6mg or 8mg of nicotine.
Are you trying to lower your nicotine levels?
If you want to reduce your nicotine intake, start by lowering the nicotine in your juice. Many former smokers are happy using 3mg nicotine all day. Some have even dropped to 0mg.
Does All Vape Juice Contain Nicotine?
No. You can buy Omg juice. If you want to enjoy flavors and clouds without nicotine, you can.
What Kind of Vape Juice Is Suitable For Pod Mods Like the New Suorin Drop 2?
As we said above, nicotine salt juice was developed specifically for pod mods. However, you can use any juice you like. Our suggestion is to try both. It’s always fun to experiment with assorted flavors and juice types.
If you want to get any Suorin products about Vape Juice, you can check them!
This pod works with the Air Pro. It holds 4.9 ml of juice. The pod has a built-in coil and an easy bottom-filling system.
This cartridge holds 3.5 ml of juice. It features silicone plugs to prevent leaking.
Fill your Suorin Air Mod with this pod that holds 2 ml of juice. It uses an easy filling system and silicone plugs.