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What is E-Juice?

Wednesday, 27 April 2016  |  Admin

If you're thinking of getting into vaping, learning about e-juice is one of the first things you'll need to do. E-liquid, vape juice, vaping fluid, all these terms might be confusing to someone who's new to the vaping world, but the good news is that it's not that complicated. E-juice, as well as all of these other terms, simply refer to the liquid that you heat up in your vaporiser and inhale. Want to know more? Then read on.

What's in E-Juice?

The health-conscious amongst you might be worried about what's going into your e-juice. You may even have heard stories in the news claiming that there are all sorts of dangerous chemicals lurking inside. The truth is that there aren't many ingredients, which, when compared with regular cigarettes, can only be a good thing. Here are the main components of e-liquid:

  • Propylene glycol (PG) - this is an organic compound, and forms the main part of the e-juice along with VG. It has no colour or odour and has a thinner consistency than VG
  • Vegetable glycerin (VG) - this is a natural chemical derived from vegetable oil. It is a thick, heavy liquid with a sweet taste and is effective at creating large vapour clouds
  • Flavouring - food-grade flavourings are used in e-cigarettes to replicate all your favourite flavours, whether that's tobacco, fruit, menthol or absinthe
  • Water - no explanation needed (I hope...)
  • Nicotine - the infamous (but misunderstood) cigarette ingredient. Levels can vary, allowing you to choose a high level of nicotine or a nicotine-free e-juice

What About Nicotine?

E-juice comes in a range of nicotine levels, and since most vapers are ex- (or current) smokers the level of nicotine often corresponds to how heavy your smoking habit is/was. E-liquids range from nicotine-free to 36mg and even higher, with a 'light strength' e-liquid considered 6mg, a 'medium' around 12mg and a 'strong' anything from 18mg upwards. Heavy smokers will probably be best starting with stronger concentrations, and gradually weaning themselves off while lowering the dose. 

You may have heard some bad things about nicotine, and while its reputation isn't completely unjustified, it has been exaggerated. Nicotine is certainly addictive, but without the toxins in cigarette smoke, vaping seems to be a much healthier alternative. Nicotine itself just acts as a stimulant in small doses, much like coffee, and doesn't have the cancer-causing properties of other cigarette ingredients.

What are PG/VG Ratios?

This simply refers to the level of PG and VG in your e-liquid. PG and VG have different properties, and nearly all e-juices are made up of a combination of the two. PG gives a 'throat hit' comparable to smoking, and carries flavour better, while VG gives a smoother feel and produces bigger clouds. The PG/VG ratio you choose will be based on personal preference, and there are a wide range of options on offer from e-juice manufacturers.

I Want Some!

Well, you've come to the right place, then. Here at Vape Mountain we've got a great selection of e-juices, so why not have a browse and get started?

See Our Trending E-Liquids!

Liberty Flights XO Pink Lemonade E-Liquid - Money Off!

Liberty Flights XO Pink Lemonade E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.00
(RRP: £4.99)
Available
  • Tangy lemonade with strawberry and raspberry notes
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg nicotine strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Shoreditch Percy Peanut VG E-Liquid - Money Off!

Shoreditch Percy Peanut VG E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.00
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • ​Milk chocolate and peanut butter flavoured
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg,  6mg
  • VG: 80%; PG: 20%
  • Made in the UK
Vype ePen Caps Blended Tobacco Refill Pack

Vype ePen Caps Blended Tobacco Refill Pack

£6.99
Available
  • Smooth roasted tobacco flavour
  • Available with 0mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg nicotine strengths
  • Includes three refill caps - combo packs available
  • For the Vype ePen only
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with low nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Simple Essentials Spearmint E-Liquid

Simple Essentials Spearmint E-Liquid

£2.99
Available
  • Spearmint flavoured e-liquid
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 9mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Berry Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Berry Cartomisers

£4.95
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Cherry flavoured cartridges with medium nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes with three refills per box
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Liberty Flights XO Rhuberry Custard E-Liquid

Liberty Flights XO Rhuberry Custard E-Liquid

£4.99
Available
  • Rhubarb, raspberries and vanilla custard flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg nicotine strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Simple Essentials Vanilla Custard E-Liquid

Simple Essentials Vanilla Custard E-Liquid

£2.99
Available
  • Vanilla custard flavoured e-liquid
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 9mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Vapour Passion Fruit E-Liquid - Money Off!

Vapour Passion Fruit E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.39
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Sharp fruity passion fruit flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 9mg, 18mg
  • VG: 30%; PG: 70%
  • Made in the UK
Eco Vape Premium Dragon Fruit V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

Eco Vape Premium Dragon Fruit V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

£2.00
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Exotic dragon fruit flavour
  • Available in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

Eco Vape Dripping Pinkberg Max VG E-Juice

£6.99
Available
  • Zingy flavour mix of citrus and blackcurrant
  • Available with a 3mg or 6mg nicotine strength
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Vivid Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Menthol Cartomisers

Vivid Nicocig Refill Cartridges Low Strength Menthol Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Vivid Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Menthol flavoured cartridges with low nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes