Best Practices for Storing Nicotine Liquid
Follow these simple steps for preserving the flavor and quality of your vape juice
Storing your vape juice properly is a no-brainer, so if you're a veteran vaper, you’re probably already taking the proper steps to preserve the lifespan of your nicotine liquid. However, if you’re fairly new to vaping, or are unsure about the best way to store your vape supplies, learning a few easy tips and tricks can help you tackle this simple task.
E-Liquid Storage Techniques
Every single one of the thousands of vape juices we carry is made with only the highest quality natural ingredients. However, like any other consumable product, it does have a shelf life. Properly handling and storing your liquid can go a long way in preserving its taste and preventing it from going stale prematurely. In fact, a bottle of e-liquid can last for up to two years –if you are following the right storage techniques.
Sensitivity to Light and Heat
The main rule of thumb to follow when storing your backup bottles is that vape juice should be kept someplace dark and cool. The nicotine in e-liquid is sensitive to light and heat, and the blend will lose its freshness and flavor faster when exposed to these elements for too long. Low temperatures delay the natural chemical processes in that breakdown vape juice and also slow down the growth of bacteria.
Some vapers choose to store their extra bottles of e-liquid in their refrigerator or freezer, but this can sometimes alter the taste and consistency of the blend. Keeping your liquid at or just below room temperature (65-72 degrees Fahrenheit) is ideal. If you do decide to store your juice in the fridge, allow it to sit out and return to room temperature before vaping.
Basements are typically darker and cooler than the rest of the house, and therefore make a great place to store vape juice. Cabinets and cupboards are also excellent places for long-term e-liquid storage since they also offer an easy way to keep your supplies from getting into the wrong hands by choosing a cabinet that is high up or locking the doors.
Now that you have some ideas on where to store nicotine liquid, it’s time to consider how to store it. The plastic bottles that most liquids come in are not meant for long-term storage, so if you like to buy your e-cig supplies in bulk (and you plan to store your e-juice for a month or longer), then we recommend transferring it to an air-tight bottle with tinted glass. These small vials are fairly cheap and easy to find – look online or go by your local general/health store. This small investment is well worth the longevity you'll get out of your nicotine quality and flavor.
Steeping: Yay or Nay?
By doing a quick online search, you will see that there is quite a debate on the technique known as "steeping," and whether it works. Steeping is the process of soaking vape juice in hot water for a specified amount of time to ripen certain flavors and intensify nicotine potency.
While some vapers may have experienced success in steeping other e-liquids, we don't recommend using this method on juices you buy from VaporFi. All of the flavors we create –and any of the brand name juices we stock– are already be perfectly mixed from the get-go.
Taste the VaporFi Difference
After you try one of the top-quality juices from VaporFi, you’ll never go back to wasting time or money on the lower-end, cheaply-made versions. Purchase one of our high quality vape juices or create your own today and taste the VaporFi difference for yourself!
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