How many bottles of e-juice do you have right now? If your answer is just one, then you can count yourself as one of the exceptions. A majority of advanced vapers like to make sure they won’t accidentally run out of vaping supplies by planning ahead. Plus, if you get your vaporizers and nicotine liquid from an online retailer, then ordering more batteries, atomizers and e-juice bottles at one time just makes more sense.
Not to mention, VaporFi’s custom blending allows users to choose from over 30,000 e-juice flavors, which means you can quickly accumulate more bottles of nicotine liquid then you know what to do with.
As your repertoire of vaping supplies grows, there may come a point where you need to start considering how to store your e-cig backups if you haven’t already.
Can e-juice go bad? This is a common vaping question and the short answer is yes.
Nicotine liquid is made up of three basic elements: nicotine, added flavors, and a vapor producing agent (either PG, VG, or a mixture of both). PG is resistant to bacteria, but nicotine and flavors are natural compounds and thus susceptible to becoming stale.
The main enemies of nicotine liquid are light, heat, moisture and air. Together, these factors speed up the rate of decomposition and make your e-juice go bad sooner.
Some nicotine liquids have been known to remain perfectly smoke-able up to 2 years if stored properly. Certain flavors though are naturally more prone to decay than others—such as fruit flavored liquids. You’ll know this has occurred if the e-juice smells bad and tastes soured when vaped.
If you want to get the maximum flavor and freshness out of your nicotine liquid, we recommend storing them at room temperature (65-72 degrees). Some vapers opt to store their extra e-juice in their refrigerator or freezer, but others have reported bad experiences in doing so. If you do decide to refrigerate your e-juice, then let it sit out for a while until it returns to room temperature and becomes less thick.
Basements tend to be the best environments for storing nicotine liquid, as they are usually dark and colder than the rest of the house. If you don’t have a basement (which is likely if you live in South Florida), cabinets and cupboards work great too.
Also, if your nicotine liquid will be stored for a month or more, it is advised that you put it in an air-tight vial made with tinted glass. Most e-juices come in plastic bottles, which aren’t good for long-term storage. Small vials like these can usually be purchased online or at local craft shops and health stores for a dollar or less.
The quality of your nicotine liquid is perhaps the single most crucial factor in having a satisfying vape. No matter how great a flavor sounds, if it’s stale e-juice then it just won’t taste good.
By taking these storage tips to heart, you can get the most out of your nicotine liquid and vaping experience as a whole.
Gianna Del Monte is the Brand Manager at VaporFi. She has been in the vaping industry since June 2015 and has extensive experience in successfully managing and marketing a variety of new vapor product launches. Originally from New Jersey, Gianna has lived in the Miami area for the last 5 years.