What Types Of E-liquid Are There?

What Types Of E-liquid Are There?

January 8, 2023 Off By VapeGeezer

There are several types of e-liquid available on the market, and the right choice will depend on the individual preferences of the user. To help you figure it out, I’ve broken down the main elements below:

Type of Nicotine In E-liquid

When talking about nicotine content, there are three main categories of e-liquid to choose from.

Freebase Nicotine

Freebase nicotine is commonly used in e-liquids for vaping. It is called “freebase” because it is the base form of nicotine, as opposed to the salt form. Freebase nicotine is the form of nicotine that is found naturally in tobacco leaves and traditional cigarettes.

When vaporized, freebase nicotine produces a strong throat hit, which is the sensation of the vapor hitting the back of the throat.

It is available in different strengths, which allows users to choose the nicotine strength that best suits their needs and preferences. For example, a user who is looking to switch from traditional cigarettes to vaping may choose a higher nicotine strength to help satisfy their nicotine cravings.

Nicotine salts

Nic-salt is a more concentrated form of nicotine that is smoother and less harsh than traditional nicotine, making it a good choice for users who want to vape higher nicotine strengths without the harsh throat hit.

Just like freebase nicotine, e-liquids containing nic-salts are available at different strengths, allowing users to choose one to suit their needs.

Zero-nicotine e-liquid

This type of e-liquid does not contain nicotine and is designed for users who want to enjoy the flavours and aromas of e-liquid without the effects of nicotine.

VG vs PG

VG (vegetable glycerine) and PG (propylene glycol), make up the majority of what’s in an e-liquid. Each has it’s own qualities that help to define the vaping experience, and as such E-liquids are available in a range of different VG/PG ratios.

High VG

This type of e-liquid has a higher VG (vegetable glycerine) content than PG (propylene glycol), which makes it thicker and produces more vapor. High VG e-liquids are popular among users who want a smooth, flavourful vaping experience. They are also a good choice for users who are sensitive to the throat hit of high PG e-liquids.

High PG

This type of e-liquid has a higher PG content than VG, which makes it thinner and produces a stronger throat hit. High PG e-liquids are popular among users who want a more intense vaping experience. They are also a good choice for users who want to use their vape devices at lower wattages, as high VG e-liquids may be too thick to vape at lower wattages.

50:50 e-liquid

E-liquids with a 50:50 ratio of VG and PG give users a balanced vaping experience. They carry plenty of flavour whilst also providing a fairly smooth experience.

E-liquid Flavours and CBD


Almost all e-liquids are flavoured in some way, even if it’s made to taste like a traditional cigarette. They are available in a wide range of flavours, from fruity and sweet to savoury and, oddly enough, spicy. Some common flavours include fruits, desserts, popular beverages, and menthol.

CBD e-liquid

This type of e-liquid contains cannabidiol (CBD), which is a chemical compound found in cannabis plants. CBD e-liquid is used for its potential health and wellness benefits, and it is available in different concentrations and flavour options.

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