What is E-liquid ?

March 03, 2018

What is E-liquid ?

Thinking about taking up vaping or e-cigarettes, but have some questions about what is e-liquid? Then this article is for you!

What is e-liquid? It’s a pretty common question for all new vapers. Vaping or e-cigarette use is growing rapidly around the world, but many new vapers still have a lot of questions about vaping and what e-liquid is. Once we explain what e-liquid is, you’ll be surprised at how basic and uncomplicated it really is. E-liquid is the liquid which is heated inside your e-cigarette or vaporizer and is turned into a vapor. This vapor is then inhaled and exhaled, much like a traditional cigarette.


E-liquid is made up of only four ingredients. Unlike traditional cigarettes which have over 600 ingredients, with almost 70 of them being carcinogenic and having direct links to cancer, e-liquid is much simpler. The four main ingredients found in e-liquid is:

  • Propylene Glycol (PG) – PG is what gives e-liquid that ‘throat hit’ feeling closely mirroring the effects of when you inhale on a traditional cigarette. PG has no taste and is a quite thin liquid. PG is also great for carrying flavoring. PG can be found in many common medications and household items. 
  • Vegetable Glycerin (VG) – VG is an all-natural product which is made from vegetable extracts. VG is much thicker than PG and has a sweet taste. VG is responsible for producing the ‘vapor’ in e-cigarettes and 100% VG e-liquids are great for vapers that are interested in cloud chasing or vaping tricks but doesn’t carry delicate flavors very well.


  • Nicotine – Nicotine in e-liquid is measured in mg, and available in a wide variety of different strengths. Many vapers who are looking to quit smoking start off with high levels of nicotine, and gradually transition down to zero nicotine and eventually quit vaping and smoking altogether. The nicotine in e-liquid is normally pharmaceutical grade nicotine specifically for use in e-liquid. 
  • Flavoring – This is where e-liquid gets really exciting! There are thousands of different flavors available for vapers to choose from. You can choose from simple drink and fruit flavors, all the way through to complicated desserts and cocktails. Flavors are only limited by your imagination!

Got any more questions about e-liquid? Then don’t hesitate to contact us at E-Life Shop or comment below! We love to read your comments and get feedback.





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