- E-Cig FAQ
Buying E-Liquid Online FAQ
What is E-Juice?
E-Juice is the liquid put into an electronic cigarette or vapor product that delivers nicotine* to the electronic cigarette user.
*not all E-Juice contains nicotine
What is the Difference Between E-Juice and eLiquid?
Some people prefer to say E-Juice (or juice), others prefer to say eLiquid/E-Liquid but indeed they are the same thing. E-Juice has become the most commonly used term in recent years along with "Vape Juice". However, many in the community feel that the original term eLiquid is more appropriate, as it is less appealing to children.
What is E-juice's Ingredients?
E-Juice/eLiquid is made with four ingredients; PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin), flavoring, and nicotine (nicotine is optional).
Both propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin are non-toxic organic compounds and considered safe for consumption. In fact, they are widely used in a variety of commercially available foods.
What is Vegetable Glycerin (VG) & Propylene Glycol (PG)?
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) also known as Glycerol is a simple polyol compound. It is a colorless, unscented, viscous liquid that is sweet-tasting and non-toxic.
Propylene glycol (PG), also called propane-1,2-diol, is a synthetic organic compound. It is a viscous colorless liquid which is nearly odorless but possesses a faintly sweet taste.
Both PG and VG are found in everyday products we consume such as, toothpaste, ice cream, chap stick and even inhalers.
What VG/PG Ratio Should I Get?
The ratio of VG to PG will have an effect on the consistency of your eLiquid. VG is a thicker solution, compared to PG. The thicker the fluid, the larger the "clouds" one can produce, also known as vapor production. A solution that is 50% VG / 50% PG is going to be a thin fluid. A solution that is 80% VG / 20% PG is going to be a very thick fluid.
Higher PG solutions will deliver more of the "throat hit" experience that is similar to a cigarette. A 50% VG / 50% PG solution will deliver much more throat hit, than an 80% VG / 20% PG solution.
Most eLiquids on the market today are a 70% VG / 30% PG, and most of all vapers prefer a 70% VG / 30% PG blend or 65% VG / 35% PG.
VG/PG Ratios and Their Best Use
We offer three PG/VG ratios and each are great for different vaping needs. 50VG/50PG is great for smaller coils due to the liquid being thin enough to wick the little coils without leaking or dry hits. 65VG/35PG is the most popular, thanks to just enough VG to be thick for clouds and just enough PG for flavor. This is also popular because it is the perfect blend for bigger coils, not to thick not to thin just right to wick in your coils and keep them wet without leaks and dry hits. Lastly, Max VG, Max VG is the highest amount of VG we can fit into your bottle without losing the flavor you love. Our Max VG is perfect for all your dripping and RDA needs, you will get the clouds you are looking for and the flavor you desire.
What is Nicotine and is it Dangerous?
Nicotine is a potent parasympathomimetic stimulate and an alkaloid found in the nightshade family of plants*.
Nightshade family of plants include, tomatoes, potatoes, tobacco, eggplant, cauliflower and more.
Nicotine acts as a stimulant in mammals when absorbed in small doses while in high amounts (50-100mg) can be very harmful and dangerous*.
What Nicotine Strength Should I Vape?
For beginners new to vaping, using a common e-cig setup such as an eGo device, we generally recommend the following rule of thumb depending on your previous level of smoking:
The above guidelines are not exact, so don't be concerned if you fall outside of this range. If your e-liquid arrives and it's a little too harsh to you, then perhaps try a lower nicotine strength. Or if you find it's not giving you enough of a satisfying throat hit, then you can try increasing your nicotine strength on your next order. Over time we recommend trying to lower your nicotine levels for the best overall vaping experience, as your taste buds will adapt and flavors will become more vibrant to you at the lower nicotine levels.
What is Steeping?
Steeping in reference to e-liquid, is the natural oxidation process that occurs over time that allows it to reach its full flavor. Typically, this can be achieved just by playing the waiting game. The longer you wait to vape your e-juice, the more the flavor develops. This can take anywhere from a couple days (the time spent in the mail) to a couple months, depending on the flavor. A good rule of thumb is the lighter the flavor, the shorter the steep time. Rich creamy dessert or tobacco e-liquids may take longer to steep than a light and fruity juice. Tobacco flavors reach their full potential around the 1 to 2-month mark and get better with age.
Most of our eliquid is hand-crafted the day you order it, and typically the only steeping time most of our flavors have is on the short trip in the mail before it arrives at your door.
We recommend that you shake your e-juice upon receiving it (this helps with steeping as well), then sample the flavor. This way you can gauge your level of satisfaction immediately, and you can decide if the flavor is perfect as is, or if it needs more time to develop.
If you feel your flavor requires steeping time, then it's recommended that you tuck your e-liquid away in a dark cabinet for a few days and try it again later (remember to shake before every use, as flavors can separate). If you shake your e-liquid every couple days, open the cap and squeeze out any air to allow fresh air into the bottle, then recap the bottle, you will help accelerate the steeping process. If you do not feel like waiting check out VapeWild’s Pre-Steeped line!
What is Pre-Steeped?
If you do not wish to wait and steep your VapeWild eJuice you no longer have to wait. You can pick up some of the most popular VapeWild flavors with VapeWild’s Pre-Steeped Line.
Our Pre-Steeped Line has already been steeped for you with over 45 flavors to choose from.
What is DIY?
DIY regarding to vaping is making and creating your own liquids. When you DIY your own liquids, you open up an entire new world of vaping. You can create your own flavors or try and replicate your favorites.
You may have a lot of questions that pertain to DIY so we have posted a specific DIY FAQ within our Facebook DIY group. The group has the FAQ, charts, experts, and other DIYers that are ready to assist you with all your inquiries. Happy mixing!
DIY resources - https://www.facebook.com/groups/VWDIYGroup/files/
Does eJuice Damage Plastic Tanks?
Some juice flavors, commonly known as 'tank crackers', contain elements that can cause damage to certain plastic tanks. Although there are several different kinds of plastics used to make tanks, we recommend erring on the side of caution, even though some plastics will not crack. Damage to plastic tanks can range from etching the inside of the tank to causing it to crack completely in half. Common juice flavors that may cause this are as follows –
- Juices that contain lemon flavoring
- Juices that contain orange flavoring
- Juices that contain a high volume of citric acid (commonly found in lemon, orange, and the like)
- Juices that contain anise (black licorice flavor)
- Juices that contain cinnamon (the candy red hot kind, not bakery cinnamon)
But most importantly, Caveat Emptor!
What is Diacetyl?
Diacetyl is an organic compound that is a yellow or green liquid with an intensely buttery flavor. Diacetyl is also a chemical that was found to be a prominent volatile constituent in butter flavoring and air at the microwave popcorn plant initially investigated by NIOSH. Quite a few of the workers became sick with bronchiolitis and that is why some call it Popcorn Lung. As a result of the workers becoming very ill, the major popcorn manufacturers have removed Diacetyl from their products.
The knowledge on Diacetyl and Popcorn Lung become important in vaping because there could be Diacetyl in some flavoring used to make eLiquids. Most eLiquid companies will send their eLiquid to be tested for Diacetyl and you can see VapeWild’s Test Results Here!
Although there could be Diacetyl in some eLiquids, it is a known fact that cigarettes have more Diacetyl than most eLiquids.
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