What is E-Liquid?

Wednesday, 20 April 2016  |  Admin

So, you're interested in the world of vaping, and want to give it a shot. You've had a look at some of the gear, but you're still not sure what exactly this 'e-liquid' stuff is, and how it differs from 'e-juice', 'vape juice' or 'vaping fluid'. Well, the good news is that it's not very complicated. All these terms refer to the same thing; the liquid that is heated within your vaporiser. 

What's in E-Liquid?

E-Liquid has a short and simple list of ingredients, unlike cigarettes which contain hundreds of toxic chemicals.

  • Vegetable Glycerine (VG) - a benign, sweet tasting substance used in a huge range of foods and cosmetics
  • Propylene Glycol (PG) - an organic compound that produces less vapour than VG, but more of a 'throat hit'
  • Nicotine - the infamous (but not cancer causing!) cigarette ingredient. Levels can be varied so you can choose whether you want a high level of nicotine, or none
  • Flavouring - food-grade flavourings are used in e-cigarettes to replicate all your favourite flavours, whether that's tobacco, fruit, menthol or...butter?
  • Dihydrogen monoxide - one of the most dangerous chemicals on the planet. Can cause death if accidentally inhaled, and for those who have become dependent, withdrawal means certain death. It's also known as water.

PG and VG?

Well, I've explained it before in this blog, but I don't mind going over things again for you. PG (Propylene Glycol) and VG (Vegetable Glycerin) are the main ingredients in your e-liquid, and are usually combined in a range of different ratios depending on your goal and personal preference.

PG

Propylene Glycol is an organic compound. It has no colour or odour, and is much thinner than VG. It is also more effective at providing a throat hit, which users claim is a sensation similar to smoking tobacco. PG's main benefit is that it carries flavour better than VG, allowing you to get the most out of your vaping. PG is found in inhalers, and also as a sanitising agent in hospitals. There's no evidence that PG can be carcinogenic. 

VG

Vegetable Glycerin is a natural chemical derived from vegetable oil. It is a thick, heavy liquid with a slightly sweet taste, and is often used to give a 'thick' sensation to vapour. The hit from e-juices high in VG is a lot smoother than PG. VG also produces large amounts of vapour, making it desirable for vapers who try to make the biggest clouds possible (cloud chasers). VG's main drawback is that it can clog up your equipment and make cleaning difficult. VG is found all over the place; in soap, cosmetic products, and a range of foods.

Where Can I Get E-Liquid?

This one's easy; get it here at Vape Mountain. We've got a great range of e-liquids by respected brands such as Five Pawns, Ruthless and Penguin to name a few. So whether you want light, fruity flavours or something more mature and oak-barrelled then we've got something for you!

See Our Trending E-Liquids!

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
Iceliqs Originals Double Apple E-Liquid

Iceliqs Originals Double Apple E-Liquid

£3.99
Available
  • Tingling green and red apple flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges Medium Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with medium nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
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
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
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
Element Dripper Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element Dripper Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.79
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Strawberries and cream flavoured
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the USA
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Tobacco 18mg Combination Pack

£29.99
Available
  • Polished stainless steel vape pen with e-liquid capsules
  • Pre-filled capsules allow for easy flavour changes
  • Powerful battery lets you vape all day long
  • Includes 18 x Tobacco Refill Capsules (18mg strength)
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
Simple Essentials Spearmint E-Liquid - Money Off!

Simple Essentials Spearmint E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.79
(RRP: £2.99)
Available
  • Spearmint flavoured e-liquid
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 9mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals USA Original E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.00
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Classic American tobacco flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France
Eco Vape Dripping Zombie Astaire E-Juice

Eco Vape Dripping Zombie Astaire E-Juice

£3.99
Available
  • Red berry and black grape flavour with eucalyptus and aniseed
  • Available with 3mg, 6mg, 12mg or 18mg nicotine strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom