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Shake well before use

Black Note Vaping Tip: Shake Well Before Use

Whether it’s with various temperature settings, mod features or battery power levels, you’ve heard tons of tips for making the most of your vaping experience. But one of the most important tips for making the most of Black Note also happens to be one of the easiest:

Shake well before use.

How You Shake It

Shaking well is pretty straightforward, but we’ll give you a quick rundown anyway:

  1. Make sure vaping liquid bottle’s lid is securely in place.
  2. Hold bottle right-side up, with your fingers wrapped around the body and thumb over the lid for extra security.
  3. Shake vigorously, using rapid wrist or arm movement, for at least 10 seconds.
  4. Uncap and use immediately.

Once the vaping liquid is in your device, the movements you use during vaping are sufficient to keep the components mixed. It’s only in an untouched bottle that they tend to settle.

Why You Shake It

The reason behind the shaking is also pretty straightforward, and we’ll give you both the short answer and the long answer that contains the nitty-gritty details.

The short answer says shaking well is necessary because the components in Black Note vaping liquid are going to separate during storage. Shaking well ensures they’re thoroughly mixed together before use for maximum vaping satisfaction.

The long answer dives into the details. Ready?

Our vaping liquids consist of separate components that create an emulsion, or a blend of different liquids that don’t normally fully dissolve into each other. The components include:

  • VG, or vegetable glycerin 
  • PG, or propylene glycol
  • Small percentage of water
  • Natural extract from tobacco, officially known as Nicotiana tabaccum

While the PG, VG and water may mix and mingle like old friends, the tobacco extract contains various natural substances that don’t. Natural substances found in the tobacco leaf range from heavy to light aromatic oils, along with volatile substances and water-soluble particles, some of which are not 100-percent soluble in VG and PG.

Because the components have different molecular weights, gravity starts to do its thing when the vaping liquid is left to rest, pulling the heaviest molecules toward the bottom of the bottle during a slow process of sedimentation.

The sediment, which is layered with particles based on their specific weights, is proof of a natural product.

Isn’t There a Way to Avoid This?

Sure, we could add chemical emulsifiers or dispersants that would ensure the components stayed mixed together. But that would go against our philosophy of keeping our liquids pure, natural and as close to the original tobacco taste as possible.

We’d much rather stay true to natural tobacco – and simply shake well before use. 

Michael Grey
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Michael Grey

With a passion to educate through my writings and a passion to help others, I found my place here at Black Note. Being that I am a former smoker who quit smoking because of vaping, I knew I could help others do the same. Working for Black Note is a true blessing. Not only do I help educate vapers on a daily basis through my writings, but I am also enjoying the benefits of working with an amazing team and sharing an authentic tobacco solution with the vaping community.
Michael Grey
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WARNING: Black Note products are not smoking cessation products and have not been tested as such. Black Note products are intended for use by adults of legal smoking age (21 or older in California), and not by children or women who are pregnant or breastfeeding. Black Note products contain nicotine, a chemical known to the State of California to cause birth defects or other reproductive harm. Ingestion of the non-vaporized concentrated ingredients can be poisonous. Keep out of reach of children and pets. For immediate advice, contact poison control center: (800) 222-1222