What is Vaping Liquid?

Friday, 15 April 2016  |  Admin

It’s anything you want it to be! From fruit to spice to uh...penguin, vaping liquids not only cover just about every flavour under the sun – and Vape Mountain are happy to stock a whole lot of them – they’re also mixable so you can make your own signature blend (penguin and peanut butter, anyone?). 

Vaping fluid, e-cigarette liquid, e-juice, e-liquid, vape juice, there are almost as many names for the tasty, liquid part of your vaping device as there are flavours available, but they are all essentially the same thing, and are made up of a surprisingly tiny amount of ingredients.

Flavoursome Fluids

Forget cigarettes and their long list of over 200 toxins, vaping fluid requires just five basic ingredients to give you a much tastier, far healthier smoke:

  1. Vegetable Glycerine (VG) is a 100% natural ingredient made from, surprise, surprise, vegetables. Totally harmless, sweet to the taste, and used in a huge range of foods and cosmetics and serves as a base for your e-cigarette. 
  2. Propylene Glycol (PG) is an organic compound  and a popular alternative to VG. Commonly seen in fog machines, PG produces smaller, thinner amounts of vapour. 
  3. Nicotine, the well-known cigarette ingredient is also present in vaping liquid, but only if you want it to be. E-juice can be made using high levels of nicotine to suit those more accustomed to strong smokes, made with absolutely no nicotine at all, or somewhere in between, so you’re sure to find a level that suits you.
  4. Flavouring is where the magic happens! Food-grade flavourings are used in e-cigarettes to give a strong, realistic taste whether you’re craving caramel, strawberry, or a flightless bird.
  5. Distilled Water is used to dilute the liquid to give a smoother viscosity and make for better vapour.

PG or Not PG?

You’ll be forgiven for not knowing if you’re for VG or PG, and in many cases you may not even have to decide as a large number of e-liquid manufacturers like to blend the two for the perfectly balanced vapour, but knowledge is power, so here are the facts to strengthen you up:

VG PG
100% Natural Organic compound
Responsible for lovely big clouds! Creates less vapour
Requires more dilution than PG Thinner than VG
Naturally sweet flavour Flavourless/ odourless
Smooth "throat hit" Strong "throat hit"
  Can cause allergic reactions

PG is especially favoured by those who enjoy higher levels of nicotine in their liquids as it provides a stronger “throat hit” not unlike a cigarette, while VG is the better choice if you like creating some serious clouds. PG is also favoured by those who want a purer flavour from their liquids, as the naturally sweet taste of VG may affect your taste of choice. Adverse reactions to PG include irritation on the throat and/or nostrils, but don’t need to spell the end of your vaping days, 100% VG solutions are just as wide in range and availability.

Loading Your Liquids

For pre-loaded e-cigarettes you don’t need to worry about a thing, your flavoured liquid will be sealed in the cartridge, ready to go right out of the packet. For those of you who prefer buying liquids separately, enjoy the feeling of being a mad scientist because these little dropper bottles hold the key to flavour! 

Vapouriser models vary but all of them feature a tank, easily identified as it is usually clear to show your liquid’s level. It’s simply a matter of unscrewing the tank, loading it up with your liquid drip by precious drip and screwing it back on. Do NOT clean off spillage with water or over-fill your tank and you're good to go!

Liquid Spirit

Wherever your tastes run to, we're sure there's an e-liquid to suit you perfectly, check out our range and check outta here with a whole new world of flavour to explore!   

See Our Trending E-Liquids!

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
Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

Nicocig Refill Cartridges High Strength Tobacco Cartomisers

£4.75
Available
  • Refill cartomisers for Nicocig and Nicolites Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes
  • Tobacco flavoured cartridges with high nicotine strength
  • Available in packs of 5, 10, 20, 30 and 40 boxes
  • Also compatible with Nicolites electronic cigarettes
Decadent Vapours Cafe Brasiliano E-Liquid - Money Off!

Decadent Vapours Cafe Brasiliano E-Liquid - Money Off!

£3.00
(RRP: £5.99)
Available
  • Rich brazilian coffee flavour with cream
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg, 12mg and 18mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in the United Kingdom
Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Underground Series Euston E-Liquid - Money Off!

£2.50
(RRP: £4.99)
Available
  • Mint and menthol flavour blend
  • Available in 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg strengths
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France
Iceliqs Underground Series Bank E-Liquid (30ml)

Iceliqs Underground Series Bank E-Liquid (30ml)

£10.99
Available
  • Tobacco with sweet caramel and vanilla notes
  • Nicotine strengths: 0mg, 3mg, 6mg and 12mg
  • VG: 50%, PG: 50%
  • Made in France
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
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
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
Logic PRO E-Cigarette Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

Logic PRO E-Cigarette Refill Capsules Menthol 6mg

£4.49
Available
  • A classic and refreshing minty menthol flavour
  • Includes three UK-made 1.5ml e-liquid capsules
  • Nicotine strength of 6mg per ml
  • Bulk offers available at a reduced price per pack
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 - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals Purity E-Liquid - Money Off!

£3.19
(RRP: £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 Blueberry Blast E-Liquid - Money Off!

Iceliqs Originals Blueberry Blast E-Liquid - Money Off!

£3.19
(RRP: £3.99)
Available
  • Sweet blueberry flavour
  • Available in 0mg, 6mg, 11mg and 16mg strengths
  • VG: 30%, PG: 70%
  • Made in France