Have you just started to vape? Got your first starter kit and now find yourself shopping for e juice? But there are so many to choose from! Where to start? E-liquid can come in such a wide range of price, flavors, and options that at first, the beginner vapers may find their heads swimming. Not to worry! Here are a few important tips to remember when shopping for ejuice online.
“Price can vary widely for e-juice, and sometimes it is true that you get what you pay for.”
Price can vary widely for ejuice, and sometimes it is true that you get what you pay for. But don’t be too swayed by claims of premium juice of superior quality. Since all ejuice is essentially made from the same ingredients, sometimes the high priced juices are no more than overblown marketing ploys. Look for e liquids that are made from USP grade Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin. Take note if the juice is produced in a clean room and professionally bottled. Another thing to look for is whether the company has had their juice tested for chemicals, is clearly labeled, and contains identifying batch, expiration dates, or lot numbers. While cheap eliquid can be a great buy, it is good to verify if at least some good manufacturing practices have been followed. Vapers can expect to find most 30ml bottles in the $15-$25 range, with some priced higher and lower. Savvy vapers will look for coupon codes and special deals to bring the cost of their eliquid even lower.
What is premium e-juice?
Premium e-juice is a common term used by both producers and reviewers, but it’s only the price which define premium from a non-premium. So don’t expect a better e-juice just because the producer has given it a higher price. If you are going for the more expensive selections, try the most famous premium brands first.
Popular brands have begun to emerge as leaders in the vapor liquid market. Names such as Space Jam, Cosmic Fog, I Love Donuts, Cuttwood, Five Pawns, and Johnson’s Creek are taking larger shares of the pie, with highly recognizable logos and big marketing campaigns. But there are so many more! Since ejuice is a consumable good, it is a fun part of the process to experiment with different brands and flavors. If you find one that doesn’t quite do it for you, you can always choose another next time you need a 30ml!
There’s plenty of video reviewers, but make sure their opinion is in fact independent. Some of the more famous YouTube vaping personalities are sent free e-juice, promotion and marketing material from the producers. And in some cases, they are payed for promoted content.
The other major components of eliquid are flavor, strength, and PG/VG ratio. Many of the premium blend brands have taken the ratio question out of the equation by offering their juices in one standard ratio. A good rule of thumb is that the more VG in the juice, the more clouds you can produce. If PG levels are higher, you will get more throat hit. With nicotine strength, it is always better to go lower than you think you need. Part of the gift of ecigs is that you can eventually step away from your nicotine habit. But if you choose not to, or if you find yourself vaping at every second, you can always increase nicotine strength to meet your own personal vaping needs. With most modern tanks offering coils at 0.5 ohms or lower, most vapers will be satisfied with nicotine levels no greater than 6MG. Now to the question of flavor. What to choose? That is only limited by your own personal tastes, as there are as many ejuice flavors. Many lean towards the fruity or dessert blends, but vapers can also find tobacco based flavors, coffee shop blends, and even savory type flavors. Cereal flavors are huge right now, and every juice brand has got their own perfect blend.
Choosing a vapor liquid can be the most fun part of the vaping process. With so many brands and flavors to choose from, vapers can be sure to find the perfect juice to suit their tastes!