You’re probably familiar with the old saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.” This isn’t necessarily the case when it comes to finding the ideal price for e-liquid. Refilling the cartridges and cartomizers for your vaporizer is an inexpensive way to keep your e-cig full. It’s just a matter of personal preference and the price you’re willing to pay.
So how do you decide which e-liquid is right for you?
E-juice is a key ingredient to electronic cigarettes. It creates the vapour you inhale, which has been shown to be a healthier alternative to burners. Health Canada has deemed that any risk relating to e-cigarette use is likely to be considerably less than smoking.
The rising trend of electronic cigarettes means a growth in demand. This brings with it a surge in competition, making the product less expensive. And in the case of e-juice, low price doesn’t always mean low quality.
There are, however, cheap e-juice choices that aren’t to everyone’s preference. However, as competition in the market continues to build, vendors are looking for better ways to maintain cost-effective liquids while improving the quality of their product.
E-liquids are made up of three main ingredients:
1. Propylene Glycol (PG) and/or Vegetable Glycerin (VG)
Always check that the vendor has specified the base. There are different variations, percentage wise, of PG & VG. The content of these two ingredients affects several factors when vaping: cloud production (how big do you want your vape clouds?), throat hit (a stronger throat hit emulates the feel of smoking a cigarette), flavour strength (a higher PG ratio will produce more flavour), and thickness (a lot of mid to lower end tanks & coils have difficulties with thicker juices — if you’re not sub-ohming I recommend staying away from thicker juices such as Dr. Fog). Typical blends are 70PG/30VG, 50/50, and 100VG. Again, your choice will depend on what you prefer.
There are so many flavours in the market now, that this alone can be an arduous task to undertake. To start, some vendors offer sample bottles at good prices. Find a flavour you like and roll with it. From there, you can build yourself up to trying other colourful types of taste that you might enjoy.
When it comes to your choice, budget and taste in e-juice, there is – literally – something for everyone.