So, What’s In E-Juice Exactly?

You vape. Lots of people vape, and use e-juice in their pens, but have you or they ever done the research to find out what goes into e-juice? In this article we will discuss what goes into the production of e-juice, so that you have a better understanding of the process and ingredients contained within the magical e-juice.

So, What’s In It?

When we think of vapor, the first thing that comes to mind is water, however, there’s more to water and nicotine, inside of e-juice. Water is an essential item in most e-juice products, but it is not the only ingredient. These are some of the most common ingredients found in e-juice. They are in no particular order:

  • Water
  • Vegetable Glycerin
  • Propylene Glycol
  • Nicotine
  • Undisclosed Flavors

Now, lets discuss each individual ingredient to get a better understanding of its purpose inside of the e-juice.

Water is commonly found in most of your e-juice flavors. Its main purpose, and the purpose of any other liquid used in vaping, is to turn into droplets that are small enough to inhale. If this does not happen, the liquid may be deadly, or it will not be inhaled properly. For this to happen, there must be a process for the liquid to transform into its particulate form.

This is created by the process that makes vaping possible. 1) There must be a liquid reservoir, to contain the liquid, even when not being used. 2) There must be a wicking material, such as cotton to pull the liquid towards the heating coil 3) There must be a heating coil, to turn the liquid into a proper vaping state.

Next, Vegetable glycerin is a sugar alcohol. Vegetable glycerin is most commonly used as a sweetener, preservative, and as a thickening ingredient. Propylene Glycol, on the other hand, is an alcohol that can most commonly be found in antifreeze. It is tasteless, colorless, and odourless.

Nicotine comes in liquid form, and right before vaping, it turns into its particulate form. In its liquid form, it can make you vomit, have seizures, and may even kill you.

The final ingredient, is not an actual ingredient, but it’s just the name given to the “trade secret” ingredients that give the e-juice its specific flavor. Some of these names are outrageous such as “Pony on Acid”, but their ingredients are undisclosed, even if they are “safe”.

Now, you may be asking yourself, what’s the main difference between Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol? Well, according to, these two ingredients are regularly used to create e-juice. They are mixed in with the right amounts of water, and/or nicotine, as well as the right amount of food grade flavoring to make the perfect blend of e-juice. The main difference between the two is the thickness of the liquid and therefore the thickness or smoothness of the vapor. When vaping with e-juice containing Propylene Glycol, you will notice a smoother hit and less thick vapor. When vaping with e-juice containing Vegetable Glycerin, you will notice a thicker hit and thicker vapor.



In conclusion, we are often so involved in a task, that we don’t care about its details. For example, when we eat a burger from a drive-thru menu, we rarely think about how it became that burger, what process transformed the cow into a juicy burger. The same can be said for e-juice and vaping. Hopefully, through this article, you have a better understanding of the ingredients you are inhaling when you vape. To learn more about this topic, and to see a wide variety of vaping products, please visit Vapor Authority, where you can find Lost Art Liquids E-Juice, in addition to other starter kits, batteries, tanks, e-liquid, mods, and heating coils.