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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Iceliqs Originals Blueberry Blast E-Liquid

Iceliqs Originals Blueberry Blast E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Sweet blueberry flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

Blu Pro E-Cigarette Clearomiser

£4.49
Available
  • Ergonomic mouthpiece for consistent vapour
  • Top-filling design makes refills quick and easy
  • Clear window shows how much e-liquid is left
  • Designed exclusively for Blu Pro to ensure compatibility
DOT Tobacco Vape Kit

DOT Tobacco Vape Kit

£14.99
Available
  • Leafy, full-bodied tobacco flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Simple Essentials Spearmint E-Liquid

Simple Essentials Spearmint E-Liquid

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

Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Option of buying multiple boxes in combo packs
  • Free battery or cartridge offer included for particular pack sizes
Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Golden Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicolites Refill Cartridges High Strength Golden Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Golden tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Option of buying multiple boxes in combo packs
  • Free battery or cartridge offer included for particular pack sizes
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
Vampire Vape Ice Menthol E-Liquid

Vampire Vape Ice Menthol E-Liquid

£4.00
Available
  • Simple and powerful minty menthol flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50% and VG: 40%, PG: 60%
  • Made in the UK
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
Eco Vape Dripping Toffee Liquid Do-Nuts V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

Eco Vape Dripping Toffee Liquid Do-Nuts V2 E-Juice - Money Off!

£2.79
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Fresh doughnut flavour with a toffee filling
  • Available with 3mg, 6mg, 12mg or 18mg nicotine strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Originals Vanilla Surprise E-Liquid

Iceliqs Originals Vanilla Surprise E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Pure vanilla flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
DOT Menthol Refill Pods

DOT Menthol Refill Pods

£5.99
Available
  • Bold, distinctive menthol flavour
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom