What is ejuice?

What is e-Juice?

So now that you understand that vaping isn’t smoking, the next question most people have is whats in that liquid that’s being atomized into vapor?

e-Liquid or e-Juice is normally composed of up to 5 ingredients (not main ingredients with a giant list of other stuff, all ingredients) :

  1. VG (Vegetable Glycerin) The Base makes up 80-90% of e-juice and is composed of 100% VG or a mix with PG. Common ratios are 100% VG, 50/50 PG/VG, and 80/20 PG/VG. It is widely used in all types of food and personal care products like toothpaste. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glycerol
  2. PG (Propylene glycol) Commonly mixed with VG as the base for e-juice. This is a solvent that’s used in all sorts of things. Along with being a solvent, its mainly known for its use in fog machines.  A higher PG mix e-juice will produce thicker clouds of vapor. However PG can dry out your throat and even cause mild allergic reactions in some users. If you have any issues with PG, just use a 100% VG e-juice like those from Virgin Vapor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Propylene_glycol
  3. Flavor 10%-20%. All the e-juice I’ve seen uses Food grade flavorings originally intended for baking or candy making. Here is an excerpt from the LorAnn website: “All of our materials are food grade (where applicable) and adhere to standards set down in the USP, NF or FCC (U.S.Pharmacopoeia, National Formulary, and Food Chemical Codex).”
  4. Nicotine 0%-2.4% depending on strength. Any large supplier of e-juice is using pharmaceutical grade pure nicotine.
  5. Distilled water is sometimes used to dilute if needed.

That’s it. From as little as 2 ingredients (VG and flavor) to as many as 5, and theories on nicotine ingestion non withstanding, all used regularly in food products. Remember, the important thing is what e-juice doesn’t contain: the 4000+ chemicals in a cigarette.

36 Responses to What is ejuice?

  1. Thanks for writing this Its awesome!!!

  2. Thanks for writing this Its awesome!!!
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  3. i have been using e-liquid for a couple of days now and found its the only thing that works for me. i am diabetic though an since using it my sugar levels have been uncontrollable…i’m trying to find out if the e-liquid has enough sugar content to cause this?

    • greg says:

      From what I’ve read, propylene glycol is metabolized and turned into glucose. My friend (who is also diabetic) also noticed similar problems once he started vaping. Using VA based juice solved the trick.

    • colton says:

      vg metabolizes into sugar, I would lean towards more of a 50/50 pg-vg ratio, the higher the pg the better I would say for your case :)

    • DF says:

      There is no sugar in it, however, I did a little research and found that either the VG or the PG (I don’t remember exactly which one) metabolizes into sugar!! The other metabolizes into lactic acid.

  4. Bizz says:

    There are so many ejuice flavors to choose from, it’s often difficult to decide…

  5. Edmundo says:

    Thanks for the info! I shared it on my blog and added your site to our links.
    http://vapejunkie.blogspot.com/2014/01/what-is-ejuice-via-projectvapecom.html

  6. KD says:

    Vaping has made me a believer. My wife starting smoking cigarettes when she was 15 and is now 39 and tried everything to quit. Nothing and I mean nothing worked. Last year it only took her 6 weeks of vaping to ween her off of tobacco. I was tokin on cigars that were sweetish and found the flavor in a vape shop. Perfect! No nicotine for me cuz I have a bad heart and it’s VG for me. No solvents for me thanx. Why is that even an option offered?

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  8. Jeanette says:

    Hi!

    Can I copy this to my Facebook wall???

    So many people have so many “bad” opinions and this clears it nicely…

    Pretty please :)

  9. Vaper says:

    Vaping has been a life saver for me. I smoked for over 2 decades and nothing worked to get me to stop. Then one day a buddy showed me his new vaping device. At first I thought it was some fad since I had seen some awkward looking devices at the gas station. He explained that for a better vaping experience I needed something better than the cigarette look alikes. He took me to real a local vape shop that had an eliquid selection of nearly 100 flavors. I got my first real set up and have not smoked cigarettes since. It changed my life. My lungs work now, and I save so much money. I wish I could tell every smoker about Vaping and take them to a real vape store.

    • non smoker says:

      My story is almost identical to yours. A friend of mine had me try his device one day and I was sold! So, on my birthday, July 8, 2014, he took me to a real vale shop and introduced me to the staff. They got me all set up and I am happy to say that I haven’t had a cigarette since. I have almost a whole pack sitting in a drawer in the kitchen and I have had absolutely no desire to have one. Vamping works!!! Congratulations to you on quitting and I wish you the best!

    • Marlon B Hamilton says:

      I love vapeing very much smoked cigs for about 20 years i started about 7 months ago and have not smoked a cigs since. I stoped smokeing and save a lot of money and you can pull it out almost anywhere

    • Loey Love says:

      YOU tell my story! I’m full blown COPD. Since 8-3 2014 non smoker! SOMEBODY NEEDS TO START A PARADE FOR THIS. We got gay pride, breast cancer awareness…etc. THIS IS FOR REAL. Not to mention how much MORE fun it is!

  10. Vaper says:

    Vaping has been a life saver for me. I smoked for over 2 decades and nothing worked to get me to stop. Then one day a buddy showed me his new vaping device. At first I thought it was some fad since I had seen some awkward looking devices at the gas station. He explained that for a better vaping experience I needed something better than the cigarette look alikes. He took me to real a local vape shop that had an eliquid selection of nearly 100 flavors. I got my first real set up and have not smoked cigarettes since. It changed my life. My lungs work now, and I save so much money. I wish I could tell every smoker about Vaping and take them to a real vape store. I found this vape store directory website VapeStores.com I hope it helps people to find something near them.

  11. E-liquid says:

    Read your about us and you’ve got a great story… Glad to hear both you and your wife are off the analogs as it’s healthier for both you and your child… Nice site, you should continually update it.

  12. eva says:

    I started smokeing when I was 13 im 34 now. I have been vaping for 2 weeks and its working very good,only smokeing 1 cig a day cant wait to say im smoke free.thats not like smokeing 2 packs a day

  13. Eva Harwood says:

    I have been smokeing 2 packs a day,now I have been vaping for 2 weeks its working very good I now only smoke 1 cig a day,cant wait to say im smoke free

  14. adam says:

    I just read your article on horduck.com thank you its great, simple and down to the point. Now if you can recommend an e-juice mixed in the u.s. would be awesome.

  15. Some I did secretly, under a blanket on the airplane and in the hospital;
    others I did in the open. The electronic cigarette is making the new generation of smoking popular all over the world.
    Also referred to as the e-cigarette or the e-cig, these cigarettes have seen a current
    rise in reputation by people who find themselves making an attempt to kick the behavior of smoking tobacco cigarettes.

  16. Been smoking for twenty years.finally thought I’d give this vaping thing a shot.day one 4 cigs. Day two 2 cigs. I’m in day four and have been two days without a cig.I’m a believer now.thx for helping me make the switch.

  17. Bob says:

    After 55 years of smoking and quiting several times during those years and returning to smoking… Vaping is working for me… 3 wks now and no cigs or cigars… Started at 22mg of nicotine and no probs, feel better , breathe better, and smell better…lol.. Gonna drop level of nicotine to 18 mg next bottle.. Working for me…

  18. This vapor just consists of nicotine and several substances, but cigarettes
    include numeral threatening poisons.

  19. Aleta Bodine says:

    I love my vape I’ve been off cigarettes for 8 months and I smoked for 30 years. I tried everything I mean everything nothing worked, I also enjoyed that there s no smell no fire no ash no yellow color on everything anymore. I how to cut down on my nicotine level 2 and should be done in a year. thank you vape inventors.

  20. Brent Tanner says:

    Great write up! It’s so common for people to jump into vaping without even researching the facts. I quit smoking for 6 months now and constantly vape on the e juice brand Vape of Spades. They’re the ones in a gold bottle. Their ingredients are the purest and cleanest I have come across.

  21. mimi says:

    I agree… a friend told me about a vape shop in Baltimore. I starting vapping in July 2014 after being a 20 year smoker. I have not had a desire to smoke a cigarette since that time. I use 6 my of juice that last me more than a month. I can image that before long I will quit vaping by 7/ 2015…goal!

  22. mimi says:

    That is 6 milligrams (6 mg)

  23. Lana says:

    It is unbelieveable how well vaping works. I have been a smoker for 30yrs. I thought there was no way possible to quit reg cigarettes. I have been vaping for a week. I can’t believe my breathing is so much better, don’t wake up. Coughing/hacking. It is wonderful. I feel better everyday and have no desire to go back. Thanks.

  24. Pete Gray says:

    Great explanation of vaping benefits over the fags. I started cigs when I was 7 and stopped in March 2014 when I tried my first liquid vaper and have not had any tobacco products since, not even tempted. 52 years a slave to the coffin nails numerous failed attempts to stop during those years one magic moment changed it all.

  25. Melisa says:

    I’ve smoked for 20 years and decided to try vaping because I really hate how cigarettes smell.. My husband has smoked 20+ years… Together we switched and in 1 week went from me at 1 pack a day and him at 3 packs a day… To absolutely no cigarettes at all period!!! I have cut my nicotine down to lowest before 0 and he is at 12 now… Now 1 month in we have saved $637.55 by swapping and spent exactly $14.88 on e-liquid. Smell it’s gone, taste it’s back, no smokers cough, less allergies, and no more headaches from cigarettes. How can it get much better than that?!

  26. BIRD E-JUICE says:

    Great write-up to educate the uninformed majority that seem to think there are strange chemicals in e-juice.

    I would also like to point out that PG is best for tanks and lower wattage batteries (ego twist etc) and also ex-smokers who want to feel that throat hit. If you start getting into “dripping” and building your own coils, you’ll want high/max/100% VG to get the best vaping experience. PG will burn and produce an awful taste if you try to use it on a higher wattage setup whereas VG handles the heat well and actually brings out much more flavor on hotter setups.

    All of our juice is 100% VG based. Not only do you get bigger clouds, the vapor is much smoother on your throat and lungs. Some people claim that VG juice carries less flavor, but that is only true if you are vaping on a lower wattage device intended for high PG mixes.

  27. Kelita says:

    Loving vaping never thought I could smoke 1 cigarette a day almost done!!

  28. Tasha says:

    I love vaping!!!! I have been doing it for a couple of months and ive tried several times to kick the habit and i have with this new trend of smoking. Sometimes i will crave a cigarette and the two times Ive smoked one it tasted horrible and since then i havent picked up another cigarette and lets not mention the money i save.

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