- December 29, 2021
When you survey the landscape of today’s vaping industry, it becomes very obvious that menthol e-liquid has more fans than ever – and there are plenty of good reasons for that. The first reason will probably be obvious to you if you’ve paid attention to regulatory matters over the past few years: menthol cigarettes are now banned in the UK. Menthol e-liquids, on the other hand, have been allowed to remain on the market to encourage former menthol smokers to transition to a less risky form of nicotine consumption.
The second reason why menthol vape juice has been so popular in recent years is because the nature of menthol flavour has evolved and changed. In the past, menthol e-liquids generally tried to capture the experience of smoking a menthol cigarette, either by combining menthol with a tobacco base flavour or by using a very high amount of cold menthol to create a strong throat hit. Today, though, the latest menthol blends are using menthol in a subtler way, adding a bit of coolness without greatly altering the e-liquid’s base flavour.
In short, this is the perfect time to be a fan of menthol vape juice. With hundreds of flavours on the market today, the top menthol e-liquid brands have a wider array of options on the market than any one person could ever get around to trying. That’s why this article exists. Whether you’re already a committed fan of menthol’s icy blast or are just getting around to exploring the realm of menthol vape juice for the first time, we’re going to aid your search with this list of the 10 best menthol e-liquids on the market in 2022. First, though, let’s talk a little about the current landscape for menthol vape juice and discuss how to buy the best e-liquid for your needs.
What Are the Different Types of Menthol E-Liquid?
- November 29, 2021
When you shop for vape juice at Simply ELiquid and other vape shops, propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG) are two terms that you’re going to see constantly. They’re in the product descriptions that you read when looking at different e-liquids, and they’re even printed on the labels of most vape juices. There’s no way to escape PG and VG if you vape. What’s even more important is that they’re absolutely essential to the quality of your vaping experience – so you’d better know what they mean. So, what are VG and PG? They’re the two most plentiful ingredients in any bottle of vape juice, and you’re about to learn why it’s so important to keep PG and VG in mind when you buy e-liquid online.
What Are PG and VG?
Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine are two of the world’s most common – and useful – chemicals. Although they’re created in different ways, they have several similar properties and can be used interchangeably in many applications. That’s one reason why they’re both used as e-liquid ingredients.
On that note, PG and VG aren’t just any e-liquid ingredients; they’re actually most of what’s in a bottle of vape juice. While the nicotine and flavours are certainly important, those ingredients are extremely concentrated in their original forms. They have to be diluted with a carrier in order for you to have a usable e-liquid, and PG and VG function as those carriers. At the most, the nicotine and flavours in a bottle of vape juice comprise around 10 percent of the bottle. The rest is PG and VG.
What Is Propylene Glycol (PG)?
Propylene glycol is a synthetic chemical, and it’s possible to derive it from a number of different sources including propylene oxide and even vegetable glycerine. It’s slightly more viscous than water, and it has almost no scent or flavour. Here
- November 29, 2021
We’re going to begin this article with a statement that probably seems obvious: Your e-liquid should always taste good. If you don’t enjoy the flavour of your vape juice, that’s a problem – and one of the first things that you might do for help is to start looking for advice from fellow members of the vaping community. You’re going to scan the forums and blogs for tips about how to improve your vaping experience. When you do that, you’re likely to see one particular bit of advice over and over: You should learn how to steep e-juice.
That’s going to send you down a rabbit hole – and if that rabbit hole has taken you here, you’re in luck. You’re about to learn about the process of steeping e-juice in greater detail than ever before. More importantly, we’re going to keep things simple and succinct – and that’s going to help you get started right away. First, though, let’s learn more about what steeping vape juice actually is. Are you about to unlock a completely new world of flavour? Let’s dig in.
What Is Steeping Vape Juice?
Let’s begin by discussing what steeping e-juice actually is. What is steeping vape juice? It’s the process of allowing an e-liquid to age in a controlled fashion, thus encouraging flavour melding and development to take place at the molecular level.
You’re probably familiar with the term “steeping” already, and you’ve probably seen the term used most often in reference to things like tea. Steeping is the process of using a liquid as a solvent to extract the properties of a solid – like putting tea leaves in hot water, for instance. The process of steeping e-liquid isn’t quite the same thing because there are no solids involved. You aren’t actually creating an extract because the makers
- November 04, 2021
When you’re new to vaping, buying e-liquid for the first time is very likely to be one of the most confusing aspects of your transition away from smoking. The reason why buying e-liquid can be so intimidating for first timers is because of the wide range in the amount of nicotine a vape juice can contain. Many popular e-juices have nicotine strengths as low as 3 mg/ml, while other e-liquids have strengths up to 20 mg/ml. Nicotine-free vape juice is also available. That’s a tremendous variance in the level of nicotine an e-liquid can contain – and as you can probably imagine, your vaping experience won’t be great if the nicotine strength that you’re using isn’t right for your needs.
Here at Simply ELiquid, it’s our goal to make your switch from smoking to vaping as easy as it can be. With that in mind, this is our e-liquid strength guide. What strength e-liquid do you need? We’re going to explain exactly how it works. First, though, we’re going to start you off with a short answer that’s likely to be a perfect fit for most new vapers.
Short Answer: Which E-Liquid Strength Is Best for Quitting Smoking?
“What strength e-liquid should I use?”
We’ll begin this article with a quick answer to the question that most likely brought you here.
The most likely reason why you’ve decided to start vaping is because you’re currently a smoker, and you want to quit. When you shop our selection of vape starter kits, you’ll see a wide variety of different products. We suggest choosing a small and simple vape device such as a vape pen or pod-based system. You should then go the nic salts section of our website and choose a few flavours that appeal to you. For each flavour, you shou
- October 07, 2021
Whether you’re browsing the selection of vape juice here at Simply ELiquid or reading about vaping online, there’s no getting around the fact that nicotine salt e-liquid is an incredibly big deal these days. It’s such a big deal, in fact, that you might start to wonder if you’re doing something wrong – or if you aren’t having the best possible vaping experience – if you aren’t using nic salt e-liquid.
In this article, we’re going to set the record straight on nicotine salts. You’re going to learn what nicotine salt vape juice is and how it differs from regular e-liquid – and by the time you’re done reading, you’ll have a better understanding of whether nicotine salts are right for you.
Let’s begin with the simplest question of all. Exactly what is nicotine salt e-liquid?
What Is Nicotine Salt E-Liquid?
To understand what nicotine salt e-liquid is, the first thing you need to understand is that there are two different forms of nicotine. The nicotine molecule is naturally a salt before it’s extracted from the tobacco leaf. However, the process of extracting nicotine from tobacco – which involves the use of ammonia as a solvent – converts the molecule from a salt-based structure to a free base. Freebase nicotine is used for the vast majority of the nicotine products in the world, including vape juices and nicotine replacement products like gum and patches.
Nicotine salt vape juice starts out as freebase nicotine e-liquid, but it contains a mild acid – usually benzoic acid – that triggers a chemical reaction and changes the nicotine molecule from a free base back to a salt.
As you’re about to learn, though, the fact that nic salt e-liquid uses the salt form of nicotine isn’t really the most important aspect from a user experience standpoint. The truly important aspect of nicotine salt is that is has a
- September 29, 2021
During your time as a vaper, e-liquid is the one product that you’re going to buy more than anything else. While many vapers have favourite types of e-liquid that they’re happy purchasing again and again, others find that frequent experimentation is the thing that brings the most fun and excitement to the vaping experience. If you fall into the second group, you’re going to want to keep tabs on the most popular e-liquid flavours in the UK because that’s how you’re going to discover the latest and greatest e-liquid brands.
Here at Simply ELiquid, we’ve always considered it our mission to seek out the newest and most popular e-liquid flavours, ensuring that we always have something fresh and interesting to offer our customers. So, if you’re the type of person who loves the adventure of buying a new vape liquid, this is the buying guide for you.
We’re going to begin this article with a general guide explaining how to choose an e-liquid you’ll love. We’ll continue by discussing the general types of vape liquid flavours that UK vapers love. Finally, we’ll conclude the article by listing the top 10 best e-liquid flavours currently on the market. Let’s begin!
How to Identify the Best E-Liquid Flavours for Your Needs
The first thing you need to know about buying the best vape liquid flavour is that the flavour itself only represents one small part of the equation. You can’t simply buy the first vape juice with a flavour profile that appeals to you because different vape kits work best with different types of e-liquid. Follow this simple three-step process to ensure that you’ll end up with the right vape liquid every time.
- Choose the right nicotine strength and type for your equipment. Larger
- September 07, 2021
When you browse the selection of vape juice here at Simply ELiquid, you’re going to see a new type of product that might be unfamiliar to you. That product is short fill e-liquid, and it’s made it possible for vapers to buy vape juice in large bottles without violating the regulations set forth in the Tobacco Products Directive (TPD). If you’re tired of going through massive numbers of 10 ml bottles every week, short fill e-liquid makes vaping more convenient by allowing you to buy your vape juice in larger bottles instead. Reading this article, you’re going to learn how it works.
What Is Short Fill E-Liquid?
Short fill vape juice is a large bottle of e-liquid that’s sold without nicotine and isn’t quite filled to the top. Since a short fill bottle contains no nicotine, you’ll add the nicotine yourself after buying the e-liquid. The most common sizes are 50 ml and 100 ml short fill bottles. The nicotine is sold separately in the form of nicotine shots. Nic shots consist of flavourless e-liquid with nicotine. They’re sold in 10 ml bottles. Nic shots may use either freebase nicotine or nic salts. Because they’re 10 ml in size and typically have a nicotine strength of 18 mg/ml, they comply with the restrictions set forth in the TPD. Before using short fill e-liquid, you’ll add one or two nicotine shots to the bottle depending on the bottle’s size.
Why Were Short Fill E-Liquids Invented?
Short fill e-liquid was invented by the vaping industry in response to changing consumer demands. As you’re likely aware, TPD regulations specify that any e-liquid containing nicotine must be sold in bottles no larger than 10 ml.
The problem with that rule, however, is that it was put in place during a time in which people typically used lower-power electronic cigarettes and preferre
- August 05, 2020
Your Guide to the Smoothest Vape
One of the problems we hear about most often is the lack of smoothness to the vaping experience. When you reach for your vape first thing in the morning, or when you're out on your lunch break or perhaps cooking dinner you want to enjoy your vape and rightly so. It can be really infuriating to find that your vaping isn't as smooth as you would like it to be, so here's a few suggestions to see if you can get back on track.
What's Your Nicotine Content?
We know that some of you have a specific nicotine content perhaps because you are using vaping to quit smoking and still have that element of addiction but watching the nicotine content is quite important when it comes to having a smooth experience. Too much nicotine can make your vape feel quite rough so it can be worth trying to change down a little bit to a lower content, and we would suggest 6mg or less.
Experiment With PG/VG Ratios
Another factor to take into account is the PG/VG ratio of your chosen e-liquid. These two important numbers create a ratio that impacts on the performance of your vape. The PG value is where you get the hit from and this contributes to the taste of the juice. The VG number equates to the level of vapour your e-liquid will produce. So, if you're finding that your vape has a harsh side that you are not enjoying try experimenting with something that has a higher VG ratio than you are currently using as this should smooth the vape experience right out.
Check Your Airflow
With some vapes the amount of air flow you are getting is variable and something you need to be adjusting as the user. If the air flow is closed up, you will create a pressure within the kit, and this will lead to a
- March 25, 2020
E liquids are, obviously, the main thing that you should be smoking in your vape, but that doesn't stop people from wondering what else can be put in their vape. Here we answer a couple of frequently asked questions around what you can put in your vape.
Can You Put Water in a Vape?
So it’s pretty standard for people to do some very strange things with their devices, and some people choose to smoke water. A lot of people ask whether this is safe, whether there will be any residual damage to their devices when they do it, so let’s take a look at whether it is a good idea, or something you should just not do.
To answer the question, yes, yes you can smoke water, but why would you want to do that? All you’ll be doing is smoking really hot steam. That’s not particularly sensible. It can be quite dangerous, with scalding being potentially quite a considerable issue, and your device can make some pretty worrying sounds like it’s about to explode, so it’s not recommended. By all means, you can, but it’s really not something which is typically done, and instead could you set you up to injuring yourself.
Can You Vape Tobacco?
So, one of the questions which we do tend to get from experienced smokers is whether they can use their tobacco in their new electronic cigarettes. It makes sense to stick with what you know, but the reality is a little bit different.
If you are referring to the actual tobacco leaves or flakes that you put into cigarettes, no, you can’t smoke them. All you’d be doing is clogging up your device, which will then cause problems later on, so you can’t do that. What you can do is get a lot of different liquids which closely mirror the taste and feel of tobacco, so you have, in essence, the electronic cigarette variation. It’s a good idea for people who are ju