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How To Choose An E-Liquid

How To Choose An E-Liquid

With vaping becoming a common, safe and preferred activity over cigarette smoking, more and more brands are launching new and exciting e-liquids to vape with. In fact, it is estimated there are more than 7000 vape liquids to choose from, all of which have their unique flavour blend, nicotine content and PG/VG quantities.

So, the question is, where to begin? How do you know which e-liquid is best for you and where do you start when selecting one? In this article you will learn:

  • What an e-liquid is and how it works
  • What e-liquid contains
  • How to find the right e-liquid for you

What is an e-liquid?

E-liquid is the liquid found inside your tank (also known as atomiser) and its purpose is to be heated by the coil so that it turns into vapour. You then inhale the vapour through your mouth piece. E-liquid contains 3 or 4 ingredients depending on which one you select. These are:

  1. Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
  2. Propylene Glycol (PG)
  3. Flavouring
  4. Nicotine (optional)

VG and PG are natural and consumable products found in many industries. It is very likely you have come across them many times in your life. They are safe to vape with.

How do you find the right e-liquid?

There are a few things to think about when choosing an e-liquid. For the most part these elements are:

  • Throat hit
  • Flavour
  • Cloud quantities
  • Aftertaste

Much of this depends on both your device and the PG/VG levels within your e-liquid, which we will explain now.

Choosing the Right VG/PG Quantities

When you look at our e-liquid range, you will notice that they mention the percentage ratio between VG and PG. The main thing you need to know about VG and PG are that, when mixed together in different quantities, you’ll end up having different vaping experiences. For example, when you increase the amount of VG in the liquid, and bring down the PG, you can expect a smoother throat hit (referring to the sensation at the back of your throat), as well as thicker clouds and a stronger flavour. Conversely, when you increase the PG and decrease the VG, you can find a sharper throat hit, smaller clouds and a more subtle taste. Most people go for a 50/50 blend as this brings a nice sense of balance - but you might want to experiment with different e-liquid VG/PG quantities.

Examples of higher VG / lower PG e-liquids:

Examples of higher PG / lower VG e-liquids

Choosing a Flavour

As already mentioned, there are quite literally thousands of flavours you can choose from. Any preference you have, we’ll be able to find for you here at JM Wholesale. Here are some popular choices:

  • Minty / Refreshing and uplifting flavours

Some people enjoy the cool menthol hit they get from a minty refreshing e-liquid. It can leave a pleasant aftertaste too, like you’ve been chewing on gum or just brushed your teeth. It can also remind people of menthol cigarettes.

One of our favourite minty refreshing e-liquids is the menthol king range.

  • Sweet, fruity and juicy flavours

If you prefer a sweet, strong, floral finish, we recommend going for something that packs a fruit punch. We particularly like the Wow Thats What I Call Tropical range.

  • Tangy, fizzy, sour flavours

For a seriously sharp taste and a buzzing aftertaste, we recommend going for something along the lines of the Get Sherbert Range.

  • CBD

CBD is the medicinal properties of cannabis and can be used safely and legally within vape juices. It does not contain any THC, which is the psychoactive part of cannabis, therefore you cannot get high from vaping CBD. CBD is flavourless in itself but can be mixed with various flavours in the same way nicotine can. If you are interested in trying the CBD juice, you can go for the King CBD which has multiple flavours to choose from. You can read more about vaping with CBD by clicking here.

Nicotine Content

The nicotine content in vape juice can vary, just like the ratio of PG and VG can vary. As a basic rule here, if you are not currently addicted to nicotine, we strongly recommend you opt for a nicotine free e-juice. There are plenty of these to choose from!

For those of you who require nicotine in your e-liquid, there are varying quantities you can enjoy. Most of the time, you will find 10ml nicotine salts in an e-liquid. You can also purchase a nicotine top up shot to add more nicotine to your supply. In the disposable range, you can also get a higher strength nicotine product with the Kandy Nurdz range which has 15mg.

If you are unsure how much nicotine you need, begin with 10mg and see how you go.

Once you find a brand you like, you might want to experiment with different flavours or just stick to the one that works. Make sure that you enjoy the initial throat hit too. If it is too harsh, you can find another e-liquid with a higher VG level. If it is too smooth, find another liquid with a higher PG level. Remember vaping is supposed to be pleasurable and if something isn’t working, there will always be another juice to replace it with.

Store E-Liquids Safely

While vaping e-liquids is safe, they should always be kept out of reach of children in a dry, cool place. If something smells or tastes off about your e-liquid, please discard. All e-liquids should be purchased through a reputable supplier and should have gone through approved testing before purchase (which you can expect from JM Distro).

Get in touch with us if you have any questions about buying e-liquids in bulk, or if you wish to find the best e-liquids for yourself or your customer based on your preferences or vaping device.

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