WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
We recommend doing a lot of personal research on the topic. We cannot advise you on how to exactly mix your liquid, mainly because everyone has different tastes. Check out the ECF’s DIY Mixing page and find yourself a good eLiquid Calculator on Google to get yourself started
Look at your eLiquid as if it is a soup you made. If you have some that night, it’s going to be pretty good, but it is always better the next day, right? Same thing with your liquid; we recommend letting your mix steep for about 3 days (shaking it every so often) for the flavor to fully come out!
Mg is short for Milligram. Most people start out between 18mg and 24mg if they have been smoking for a long time, 6mg and 12mg if you were a social or light smoker. We recommend starting at 18mg and moving up or down for your taste.
Nicotine can oxidize, which means it can turn a dark brown color and look like it has gone bad. Your nicotine has not gone bad, it just “looks” bad now. The way to prevent that is to keep it away from sunlight, heat and excess oxygen. People will store their nicotine in the fridge or freezer for long term storage.
The liquid used in electronic cigarettes, often called E-Liquid, is usually a base mixture of Propylene Glycol (PG) and/or Vegetable Glycerin (VG) with flavoring and/or nicotine added according to preference. As the vapor is inhaled by the user they are able to both taste the flavoring and absorb the nicotine that is diluted in the E-liquid, if any.
Both PG and VG are considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA and EPA. They are common ingredients found in many of the foods we eat, cosmetics we use, medications we take, and common household items such as toothpaste, mouthwash, and soap. They are also used in the fog machines used in theaters and night clubs.
PG is a very thin liquid that dilutes and carries flavors very well, making it the optimal base for mixing, but when thinned out even further by the addition of flavoring and nicotine it may produce less vapor. PG based liquids are recommended with standard tanks like CE4s, Kanger Protanks, Aspire Tanks, iClear tanks, etc. Also, a very small percentage of the population experiences a sensitivity to PG that may present itself in a number of ways from throat irritation to skin irritation. However, most people with this sensitivity are still able to use liquids that contain a lower amount of PG without any negative effects.
VG is a slightly sweet and very thick liquid in its pure form, which results in much higher vapor production than PG. However, the downside to this thickness is that it may cause wicking, clogging, or burning issues in some devices if the VG concentration in the liquid is too high, which is why VG based liquids are not recommended to be used with regular tanks; this VG based liquid is what is required for Drippers and Subtanks. Also, due to the inherent sweetness of VG it tends to alter or dull the flavor slightly and reduce the amount of throat hit experienced by the user.
Ultimately, the E-Liquid mixture percentages of each user are merely personal preference based on the tradeoff between flavor, throat hit, and vapor production. However, it is recommended for most standard devices that no more than 15-20% VG be used in the E-Liquid to provide a boost in vapor production without the negative effects of higher VG concentrations; in SubOhm systems at least an 80% VG is recommended, though some Premium eLiquid brands that manufacture 50/50 blends that work well in both drippers and standard tank systems.
Your eLiquids are going to be ready to vape. All you have to do is open the cap, fill your clearomizer and vape.
The Nicotine / Flavorings section is for the Do-It-Yourselfers; a lot of people go this route as a hobby for them. There is a good bit of information you must obtain first in order to properly mix your eLiquids. You need to know about your nicotine strength, the amount of flavoring to use and how much PG / VG is going to go in it.
You will also need to have pleanty of mixing supplies handy and to make sure that you do not use the same mixing supplies that were used in your nicotine base with your pure PG / VG.
We also suggest visiting ECF's DIY E-Liquid Forum for helpful info.
No. This myth was created by a 2009 FDA press statement regarding electronic cigarettes. The FDA tested 18 cartridges from 2 companies. Of those 18 cartridges, 1 tested positive for a non-toxic amount of diethylene glycol (approximately 1%). While diethylene glycol is occasionally used in anti-freeze, the chemical is not a standard ingredient in e-cigarette liquid and it has not been found in any other samples tested to date.
The base liquid for e-cigarette liquid is usually propylene glycol. Propylene glycol is considered GRAS (Generally Recognized As Safe) by the FDA and EPA. While it is also sometimes found in anti-freeze, it is actually added to make the anti-freeze less toxic and safer for small children and pets. Propylene glycol is a common ingredient found in many of the foods we eat, cosmetics we use and medications we take. It is also used in the fog machines used in theaters and night clubs.