It’s no surprise that vaping has become a culture and lifestyle, influencing people to join in now and then. Though there are various reasons behind such massive popularity, we can’t rule out the delicious and exquisite flavours adding more to the perfection.
But while there are already popular categories you can try, like menthol, fruits and berries, and classic tobacco, there is a lot more to explore, and we bet this discussion will elevate your excitement as well. So, without waiting anymore, let’s get to the tasty part of this blog guide!
Vaping Flavour Potions: What’s The Secret?
Since e-flavours are the most important part of vaping and a vaping device, here’s our insight into the main ingredients of these liquids to help you understand the overall process better;
The base ingredients of e-liquids include colourless and odourless propylene glycol (PG), used to enhance flavour and produce strong throat hits, and vegetable glycerine (VG), a thicker and mildly sweeter substance to help with cloud production.
Now, e-liquids also have flavourings, which can be natural and artificial. Most companies use various food-grade notes to create similar tastes. Flavours like fruits, desserts, menthol, and berries are common examples of such a process. Other than this, complex blends are usually made by combining various notes and profiles.
While not all e-liquids contain nicotine, it is a common additive for those who wish to simulate the experience of smoking traditional cigarettes. Nicotine is available in various concentrations to cater to different preferences and needs.
Steeping, or the maturation process, is when e-liquids are left to age. This allows the flavours to meld and intensify, resulting in a more well-rounded and balanced taste. However, steeping can vary based on the specific e-liquid and personal preferences.
PG & VG: The Flavoured Science Of Ratios
As propylene glycol (PG) and vegetable glycerine (VG) are the important ingredients in an e-liquid, they further help with flavour enhancement and preferences. Though most beginners and ex-smokers prefer a 50/50 blend as it balances flavour notes and nicotine hits, there are more options.
For example, if someone prefers inhaling flavour more, they can level up the PG ratio and opt for a 70/30 or even 80/20 blend. Similarly, if someone wants vapour production more, they can level up the VG ratio and opt for similar 70/30 or 80/20 blends.
Already Popular Vape Juice Categories
Before diving into the unique vape flavours, here’s the list of sorted popular categories you can try if you haven’t yet;
Tropical fruit flavours are vibrant and exotic, often combining notes of pineapple, mango, guava, passion fruit, and other tropical delights. These flavours provide a refreshing and sweet vaping experience that many users find enjoyable, especially in warmer weather.
Berry flavours are another widely loved category, offering a mix of sweet and tart notes. Popular berry choices include strawberry, blueberry, raspberry, and blackberry. Berry blends either have their own notes or are combined with other fruit or dessert flavours.
Menthol e-liquids provide a calm and minty sensation, usually needed after a long, hectic day and are an ideal choice for ex-smokers as well.
Dessert flavours mimic the taste of various sweet treats, ranging from cakes and cookies to custards and ice creams. Vanilla, chocolate, caramel, and pastry flavours are commonly used to create delicious and indulgent vaping experiences.
For users who are transitioning from traditional smoking, there are e-liquids that replicate the flavour of classic tobacco. These can range from light and mild to rich and robust, providing a familiar taste without the combustion and smoke associated with traditional cigarettes.
Unique Blends To Try ASAP
Now, if you’re bored of the usually popular categories and want to elevate your experience to newer and better heights, check out the list below;
Spices & Herbs
This e-flavour category focuses on e-liquids incorporating various spices and herbs, such as cinnamon, cardamom, and ginger. The blends aim to provide a warm and aromatic vaping sensation, offering a departure from traditional sweet profiles.
If you’re looking for a citrus-refreshing kick, this category encourages vapers to explore unique blends like yuzu, bergamot, or kumquat. These citrus combinations provide a zesty and refreshing twist to the vaping experience, offering a departure from more conventional citrus options.
Nuts & Seeds
This category enlists flavours like almonds, pistachios, or sunflower seeds. These blends add a subtle nuttiness to vaping, providing a unique and flavourful alternative to more standard profiles.
Savoury e-flavours include options like bacon, popcorn, or pizza. These e-liquids offer a distinctive vaping experience by introducing savoury elements, contrasting the prevalent sweetness in many vape juices.
Instead of traditional creamy flavours, this category suggests blends with unexpected elements like coconut milk, matcha, or latte. These combinations aim to provide a creamy and comforting vaping experience, enhanced by the unique twist of unconventional ingredients.
Seasonal & Limited Editions
Besides these, you should also try season-special e-flavours. For example, a puff of eggnog would be perfect since it’s the holiday and Xmas season! Similarly, you can explore and try blends from other seasons and elevate your vaping experience.
A Short Brief On DIY E-Juices
DIY or do-it-yourself e-liquids refer to homemade vape juices. Making your own e-liquid allows you to customise the flavour, nicotine strength, and VG/PG ratio according to your preferences. Now, here’s how to make one;
The usual base ingredients will include PG, VG, and nicotine, as discussed earlier in the blog. However, nicotine concentration should be mindful and avoid adding excessive amounts to your e-liquid. Also, use a calculator while measuring the ratios, flavour percentages, and nicotine concentrations.
Choose high-quality, concentrated flavourings specifically designed for e-liquids. Since there are many flavours available, you can even create a combination on your own.
When selecting the equipment, use bottles with secure caps for mixing and storing your e-liquids. Further, use syringes, pipettes, or graduated cylinders for precise measurements. And don’t forget to wear gloves and safety gear if you’re working with nicotine.
First, mix the base liquids by combining the desired amounts of VG and PG, then add the nicotine and mix thoroughly. Now, add a small amount of your flavour and adjust the taste by mixing the mixture evenly. Though steeping is optional, it can enhance flavour, so test the e-liquid and adjust as needed.
Finally, label the product with ingredients, nicotine strength, and date and store it in a cool and dry place.
Common DIY E-Juice Flavours
Though you can try various recipes out there, the most common flavour picks have such ingredients and ratios;
Blueberry (extra): 8%
Vanilla Custard: 6%
Bavarian Cream: 4%
Passion Fruit: 2%
While vaping is a flavoursome experience, you don’t have to stick to the usual categories. As there are countless possibilities and e-flavours to try, we suggest trying new tastes every once in a while. It will elevate your experience, and you won’t be getting bored of this lifestyle any time soon. And with our brief on the topic, we’re sure you will have fun enjoying the unique blends or trying DIY e-liquids. Good luck!