Vapor Shop Direct - eLiquids

If the vape device is the appliance, then the e-liquid is a fuel that is essential to the efficiency of the device. In general, the liquid used inside an e-cigarette or vape device is considered vape juice, e-juice, or e-liquid.

E-liquids also contain PG (Propylene Glycol), VG (Vegetable Glycerin), nicotine, water, chemicals or flavours that give the vaper a pleasant vaping experience.

Overview of e-liquids

E-liquid plays a major role in the concept of vaping or e-cigarettes. In short and simple words, e-liquid is a liquid used inside any vape device. It is heated in a kit until it is converted into vapor which can then be inhaled by a vaper. The same concept has been implemented in each vaping device, but with variations in taste and flavour.

The main ingredients in any of these e-liquids are VG and PG which you will find in most food and medicine. VG acts as a thickener while PG contains nicotine and flavouring.

If you've recently quit smoking and started vaping, but none of the vape devices satisfies your desire to smoke, this is something that may initially affect vapers. They take this as a great challenge and may return to smoking.

But, e-liquids are available in tobacco flavour, fruit, mint, menthol and many other delicious flavours to match different taste requirements.

This is something that can affect many people when they quit smoking and start smoking. That's why it is important to give yourself some time while shifting from smoking to vaping. It is also important to consider the health benefits that vaping can provide.

Each e-liquid contains a mixture of VG and PG in a certain concentration ratio. Most of the time, the combination of PG and VG is 50% PG / 50% VG, 70% VG / 30% PG, and 60% VG / 40% PG.

The MHRA (Medicine and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) defines strict guidelines on e-liquid prior to purchase or sale in the UK. Ensuring e-liquid quality becomes easy through a process of testing and certification.

Even though you may get a brief about e-liquids, you are still questioning nicotine, VG, PG and many more.

Hence, we have come up with a complete e-liquid guide to answer all your questions.

E-liquids and Cigarettes 

Conventional cigarettes are loaded with harmful chemicals and carcinogens such as ammonia, carbon monoxide and hydrogen cyanide. On the other hand, e-liquids contain only 3 to 4 ingredients which are vegetable glycerin, propylene glycol, nicotine (0mg, 10mg, 20mg), and flavouring.


E-liquid ingredients



VG (Vegetable Glycerin) and PG (Propylene Glycol) are the main ingredients and both are widely used in food and medicine. Vegetable glycerin is a liquid made from palm oil, coconut and soybean. The liquid is odourless and sweet. Propylene glycol is another main ingredient in e-liquid and it is safe for consumption according to food safety officials.

Vegetable glycerin is used as a thinner that vaporizes and propylene glycol replenishes the nicotine and flavouring in the e-liquid.    


Contain a combination of natural and artificial flavours. Most e-liquid manufacturers use 'food grade' flavouring concentrates that are approved by the flavour Extracts Manufacturers Association. These flavours make e-liquid delicious, and without them, vape devices cannot have a distinct taste.

E-liquid makers do a lot of experiments to launch a mix of awesome flavours.


Nicotine is an optional ingredient in e-liquids. Since the substance is addictive, it is suggested to check the load of the nicotine in the e-liquid. However, nicotine in e-liquids is used to satisfy the urge to smoke or vape. It has been surveyed that vaping and e-liquids are 95% less harmful than cigarettes because it does not contain high amounts of nicotine, does not produce tar and does not contain carcinogens.

There are two types of nicotine, salt nicotine and freebase nicotine.

  • Freebase Nicotine 

Freebase nicotine is produced by converting nicotine to a naturally occurring form called salt nicotine. Since you are producing purely freebase nicotine, it may be possible to increase the potency without increasing the dosage. This can make cigarettes stronger and, thus, more addictive.

  • Salt Nicotine    

Salt nicotine or nicotine salt is a natural form of nicotine found in tobacco leaves. Nic salts may give the vaper a more satisfying feel because it is easier to inhale and may be suitable for a smooth throat hit. It doesn't harden like Freebase e-liquids, which is why most e-liquids contain nic salt.



So, above all are the key details that one needs to know before buying any e-liquids. Keep reading to find out more about e-liquids, vape devices, and more.