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?

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Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Menthol Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Menthol Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for new Nicocig Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Eco Vape Premium Tutti Fruity V2 E-Juice

Eco Vape Premium Tutti Fruity V2 E-Juice

£3.99
Available
  • Sweet tutti frutti fruit flavour blend
  • Available in 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid

Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid

£4.99
Available
  • Mint and menthol flavour blend
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France
Djinni New York 60 E-Liquid - Money Off!

Djinni New York 60 E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.40
(RRP: £5.99)
Available
  • Caramel and vanilla flavour mix with coffee and biscuit notes
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 60%, PG: 40%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Originals Blueberry Blast E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals Blueberry Blast E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Sweet blueberry flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
JAC Vapour Real Vanilla UK Made PG E-Liquid - Money Off!

JAC Vapour Real Vanilla UK Made PG E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.50
(RRP: £4.99)
Available
  • Authentic creamy and sweet vanilla flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in the UK
DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

DOT Strawberry Refill Pods

£5.99
Available
  • Delicate, sweet strawberry flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Originals Purity E-Liquid

Iceliqs Originals Purity E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Flavourless - great for mixing and balancing flavours
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
DOT Tobacco Refill Pods

DOT Tobacco Refill Pods

£5.99
Available
  • Leafy, full-bodied tobacco flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Bryn's Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet E-Liquid

Bryn's Special Sauce Sour Blue Sorbet E-Liquid

£6.99
Available
  • Sour blue raspberry flavoured
  • Strengths: 3mg and 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid

Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Classic American tobacco flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Element Dripper Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element Dripper Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Strawberries and cream flavoured
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the USA