E-Liquid is a flavored solution added to your e-cigarette. Add the mixture to the kit’s vape tank assembly, and when heated, the liquid evaporates, producing a water-based vapor that you can inhale and exhale.
Everything You Need To Know
When browsing to buy your latest disposable or eliquid, the terms vape juice, e-liquid or flavours probably automatically appear in your head. But if you’re vaping for the first time these terms may be a bit alien to you, so what is actually inside of E-Liquid
Propylene Glycol (PG) – Sounds super fancy, but it’s not. Propylene glycol is a clear, syrupy liquid with no odor, color, or taste. You can find it in many everyday products such as deodorants, cosmetics and dyes, glues and antifreeze. In e-liquids, PG acts as flavor carrier and source of sore throat
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) – Sounds like another tipping point, but it’s not. Vegetable glycerin is a colorless, odorless, sweet liquid and a chemical. It’s thicker and stickier than PG – that’s probably the reason for the high amount of clouds you can make from the level of VG in your liquid. You can find VG in cough syrups, food flavors, ointments, as well as in aftershave and toothpaste.
Aroma or flavorings (as it’s more commonly referred to) – It maybe cherry or even tobacco, the flavor you get in e-liquid is made from a fairly simple recipe. That means taking the two basic ingredients, PG and VG, and adding some flavor to them. If they don’t think about taste, they probably won’t have many customers.
Are The Ingredients Safe?
The long-term effects of vaping won’t be known for a while. Medical research will need a good few decades to study the outcomes, but from what we know, the ingredients in your eliquid have the green light from many organizations.
PG is “generally recognized as safe” for use in food by the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA). With a likewise “mostly safe” status (plus some interesting skin and digestive benefits), VG is also recognized as ok, although applying it to skin can cause allergic reactions. Bear in mind though, that these indications are for oral or topical consumption/application. Vape juice isn’t something you swallow.
To know how nicotine affects your vaping experience you can read our article on nicotine here