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!

Vapour Tobacco E-Liquid - Money Off!

Vapour Tobacco E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Classic smooth tobacco flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 9mg, 18mg
  • VG: 30%; PG: 70%
  • Made in the UK
Simple Essentials Berry Ice E-Liquid

Simple Essentials Berry Ice E-Liquid

£2.99
Available
  • Berry and mint flavoured e-liquid
  • Strengths: 0mg, 6mg, 9mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the UK
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
Eco Vape Psycho Bunny Prism E-Liquid

Eco Vape Psycho Bunny Prism E-Liquid

£6.99
Available
  • Mixed fruit flavoured E-liquid
  • Strength: 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the UK
Element NS20 Nic Salt Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element NS20 Nic Salt Strawberry Whip E-Liquid - Money Off!

£6.29
(RRP: £8.99)
Available
  • Strawberry and cream flavoured
  • Strength: 20mg
  • VG: 65%, PG: 35%
  • Made in the USA
Humo Raz Cake E-Liquid - Money Off!

Humo Raz Cake E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.50
(RRP: £4.99)
Available
  • Rich cake with raspberry drizzle
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the USA
Element Limon E-Liquid - Money Off!

Element Limon E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.79
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Lemon and lime flavoured
  • Strength: 0mg, 6mg, 12mg, 18mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the USA
Vapour Virginia Tobacco E-Liquid - Money Off!

Vapour Virginia Tobacco E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.00
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Premium e-liquid great for most devices
  • Manufactured in UK laboratory to high standards
  • Made with pharmaceutical grade nicotine for quality
  • Mild and smooth tobacco flavour
Decadent Vapours Winter Gold E-Liquid - Money Off!

Decadent Vapours Winter Gold E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.40
(RRP: £5.99)
Available
  • Praline chocolate flavour with wafer and hazelnut notes
  • Available in 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 60%, PG: 40%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Vapour Apple E-Liquid - Money Off!

Vapour Apple E-Liquid - Money Off!

£1.60
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Crisp and juicy apple flavour
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 9mg, 18mg
  • VG: 30%; PG: 70%
  • Made in the UK
Eco Vape Psycho Bunny Well Baked E-Liquid

Eco Vape Psycho Bunny Well Baked E-Liquid

£6.99
Available
  • Cherry bakewell flavoured E-liquid
  • Strength: 3mg, 6mg
  • VG: 80%, PG: 20%
  • Made in the UK
Ruthless Ez Duz It E-Juice

Ruthless Ez Duz It E-Juice

£12.99
Available
  • Strawberry and watermelon flavoured
  • Strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg
  • VG: 90%, PG: 10%
  • Made in the USA