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The Dos and Don’ts of Storing Your E-Liquid

If you’re looking to get the most out of every juice purchase, it’s important to think carefully about e-liquid storage. The rules of storing your e-liquid safely and without reducing the shelf-life of the juice are thankfully really straightforward. In a nutshell, you need to avoid heat and light as much as possible, use glass bottles and keep everything out of reach of kids and pets. There’s a lot more to think about than this, but as long as you get those basics right you’ll be able to store your e-juice without issues. Here are the dos and don’ts of storing your e-juice:

 

Don’t: Keep Your E-Juice in the Sun

 

Sunlight does two things to your e-juice: heats it up and bathes it in light. These are the worst two things for the shelf-life of e-liquid, because they oxidize the nicotine, which changes the nicotine’s color and can lead to it decreasing in strength. Although leaving your e-juice bottle in sunlight throughout a warm day won’t have a noticeable effect, if you’re storing long-term, keeping the e-juice in the sun will reduce both the strength and the flavor of the e-liquid.

 

Do: Keep Your E-Juice Somewhere Dark and Cool

 

As well as protecting your e-liquid against light, finding somewhere that stays relatively cool will maximize the shelf-life of the juice too. When something is hotter, its molecules have more energy, so they’re more likely to react and change the flavor of your e-juice. Generally speaking, flavor is more likely to be affected than the nicotine strength of your e-liquid, but both are possible over a long enough timescale. Keeping your e-juice somewhere cool gives it the best chance of maintaining its flavor for longer.

 

Don’t: Store Your E-Juice for a Long Time in Plastic Bottles

 

E-liquid often comes in plastic bottles, and while these are absolutely fine for short-term storage, these aren’t ideal over the long term. The plastic itself can interact with the e-liquid and cause changes to the flavor, but soft plastics (LDPE ones) are also permeable to air, which can interact with your e-liquid. Using glass bottles (like Black Note’s e-juice bottles) or PET plastic is a much better choice for long-term storage.

 

Do: Store Your E-Liquid Out of Reach of Kids and Pets

 

One of the most important but also easiest things to do is keep your e-liquid somewhere your kids or pets won’t be able to get to it. Keep it somewhere high up and you won’t have issues with either, but you can find a lockable box if that isn’t possible. Considering everything above, a wall-mounted cupboard doesn’t get a lot of direct sunlight is perfect for e-liquid.

 

Don’t: Keep Your E-Liquid With “Headspace” in the Bottle

 

Aside from heat and light, exposure to air can also lead to your e-juice degrading over time. This is hard to avoid in many cases, but if you’re storing your juice for a long time, one good tip is to change the bottles for your e-juice so there isn’t “headspace” (i.e. air above the liquid in the bottle) on most of the e-liquid you store. For example, if you have 20 ml left of a 30 ml bottle, the best approach for long-term storage would be to switch to a 15 ml bottle for most of the e-liquid and just leave the 5 ml in any bottle. The 5 ml leftover will be exposed to air, but the 15 ml in the full bottle will be optimally set up for long term storage. This still isn’t ideal because you can’t store it all, but it’s better to have 15 ml in good condition and 5 ml with a shorter shelf life than reducing the shelf life of the whole 20 ml.

 

 

Do: Get Creative With Storage Solutions (Especially if You DIY)

 

You can store your e-juice pretty much anywhere dark and cool, especially if you don’t have kids or pets, but that doesn’t mean you should just settle for a basic storage solution. If you have a lot of e-juice, and particularly if you mix your own e-liquid, it may be worth looking into some purpose-built or re-purposed e-juice storage systems. Many options from a basic plastic storage box with compartments, to nail polish or lipstick organizers and right through to higher-end, purpose-built storage solutions with numerous compartments can help with keeping things organized while in storage. Nobody really needs something like this, but if you have a lot of e-juice to store they are often well worth the investment.

 

Do: Sniff the Bottle Before You Vape

 

Even if you do everything right, if you’ve had your e-juice in storage for several months, it’s worth giving the bottle a cursory sniff before you fill up and vape. In the same way you’d check a possibly-bad carton of milk, just having a little smell from the mouth of the bottle can be enough to tip you off to an e-juice that has passed its prime.

 

How Long Does E-Juice Last?

 

If you follow all of the advice in this post, the answer to “how long does e-juice last?” is a bit harder to pin down. Generally speaking, flavors will start to degrade after about a year – shorter for fruity juices and longer for heavier, sweeter flavors and tobaccos – but this can be extended almost indefinitely with good storage. If your e-juice is kept away from heat and light and stored in full or near-full bottles, this could easily be increased to two years or even longer. The flavors are the main thing to consider, but it’s worth noting that in many cases even if the flavor changes it isn’t that the e-juice has gone “bad,” it just develops different characteristics as it ages, a little like a wine.

 

Conclusion

 

Storing your e-liquid is a crucial thing to consider for most vapers, but it shouldn’t cause you any problems as long as you think about safety and the longevity of your juice when making your decisions. Ideally, you’ll be able to keep your e-juice in a dark, cool place (or the refrigerator or freezer) well away from children or pets, with a storage rack or something else to keep everything well-organized. There are many different ways to tackle the issue, but the golden rules are to avoid heat, light and air when you’re storing, and to make sure your family is safe. As long as you keep those points in mind, you can be creative and find a storage solution that works for you.

Lee Johnson

Lee Johnson

Writer at Black Note
Lee Johnson is a writer and vaper from the UK. He started vaping in 2012, and since then has contributed to E-Cigarette Reviewed, E-Cigarette Direct’s Ashtray Blog and Vaping360. He strongly believes smokers need accurate information about vaping and other reduced-harm alternatives to smoking. He has a degree in physics from the Open University and a passion for all forms of science.
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What is Naturally Extracted Tobacco E-Liquid?

E-juice, also known as e-liquid or vaping liquid, is the liquid that’s placed in the vaping device and subsequently atomized into vapor. When you go to buy e-juice, you’ll notice it contains a mix of several ingredients. These typically include vegetable glycerin (VG), propylene glycol (PG), some type of flavoring, and nicotine.

VG and PG form the base of the e-liquid. VG is a component used in food and personal care products; its role in e-liquid is to create a thick, dense vapor. PG is another popular solvent used in a variety of everyday items. It carries the e-liquid flavor, provides the “throat hit,” and enhances the vaping liquid’s ability to soak into wicks or cartomizer materials.

Nicotine is an optional ingredient, often available in different levels. E-juice also contains some type of flavoring.

Black Note leads the pack of tobacco vaping liquid by using only natural flavoring – extract from real tobacco leaves to produce real tobacco taste. When you go to buy e-juice from other companies, you may find any number of chemicals used to create synthetic flavors that include fake strawberry, manufactured vanilla, and even man-made tobacco flavors.

If your aim when you buy e-liquid is to experience the subtle nuances, genuine flair and authentic taste of real tobacco, then you’ll be on the mark if you buy e-juice from the Black Note lineup.

Best E-Juice

When you’re going to buy e-liquid, it’s only natural you’ll want the best e-liquid. But what, exactly, does it “best e-juice” mean? We’ll tell you.

For starters, you’ll want an e-juice that doesn’t contain all kinds of strange chemicals and concoctions that you can’t even pronounce. True, even the best e-liquid will contain vegetable glycerin (VG) and proplene glycol (PG), which serve as the base of e-juice, but you don’t necessarily need a host of other chemical compounds.

The best e-juice will stick to natural ingredients, like real tobacco extract, rather than rely on synthetic flavorings, colorings and other additives. Diacetyl is one of those synthetic ingredients that has gotten a pretty bad rap, although its use is not all that uncommon for producing sweet e juice flavors.

Definitely read the ingredient list before you buy e-juice to ensure you recognize what’s on it. Better yet, see if the e-juice company offers a lab report to confirm what’s actually inside the e-liquid.

In addition to having as few chemical ingredients as possible, the best e-juice will have an amazing taste. For those who enjoy authenticity over imitation, the most amazing taste is the most natural taste, especially when it comes to tobacco. Since Black Note uses real extract from tobacco leaves, we not only avoid all those weird chemical flavorings, but we also produce the most authentic experience: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like tobacco.

Best E-Liquid on the Market

Anyone looking for the best e-liquid on the market need look no further than Black Note. Black Note tobacco vaping liquid ranks as the best e-juice across the board in every category, starting with the taste.

Black Note’s main claim to fame is producing a tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. That because we use real tobacco extract, not chemicals, to create the best e-juice tobacco flavor. Using extract from real tobacco leaves retains tobacco’s nuances and flavor notes, giving you the most authentic and multi-faceted tobacco experience.

In addition to being the best e-juice for tobacco taste, Black Note also has the best e-liquid manufacturing process. We spent years researching and testing various production methods, and finally landed on one that we believe is absolutely perfect.

It starts with growing carefully selected tobacco seeds, followed by an equally precise of steps that include an extensive natural extraction process. Even our bottling and packaging is done with the utmost care, using recycled and recyclable packaging materials to ensure our products are as earth-friendly as they are vapor-friendly.

One more category where Black Note ranks as the best e-liquid is with the value. Every order comes with free domestic shipping, one-to-three day domestic shipping guarantee, and a 90-day, money-back satisfaction guarantee. If you’re not happy for any reason, or don’t agree we’re the best e-juice on the market, send it back on us and we’ll refund your money.

Vape Juice Ingredients

Vape juice ingredients can be pretty straightforward – or not. At the very least, most vape juice contains propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), and some type of flavoring. Nicotine has largely become an optional ingredient that can be included at varying levels or left out altogether.

Vegetable glycerin (VG) and propylene glycol (PG) are usually the two main ingredients that make up the base of most vape juice.

VG is a plant-based substance with the ability to produce a dense, thick vapor. PG is an additive found in many food items and certain medicines. It carries the flavoring, provides the “throat hit” and enhances the vape juice’s ability to soak into the wicking materials.

Nicotine levels can vary, as can ingredients that make up the flavorings. The components that make up vape juice flavoring are where ingredients can get rather complicated.

Vape juice that relies on artificial flavorings can contain any number of extraneous chemicals and other additives, whatever it takes to recreate the flavor the ecig juice is going for.

Black Note uses only natural flavorings: extract from real tobacco leaves. That keeps our ingredient list incredibly simple, backed by a lab report to prove it. You won’t find any strange chemical concoctions used to produce our tobacco flavor, just real tobacco extract that delivers a real tobacco experience.

What is the Best Flavor for Ecig Juice?

From strawberry shortcake to banana rum, ecig juice comes in tons of flavors. While folks can debate and discuss all the fruity, sweet or food-like flavors all day long, the best flavor for e-cig liquid is straight-up tobacco.

Why? Vaping was originally created as an alternative for traditional cigarettes, mainly for those who enjoy the taste of tobacco. And when you can find an e-cig liquid that is able to recreate tobacco’s full-bodied yet delicate flavor notes and nuances, but without the harmful chemicals found in cigarettes, then you’ve found the best ecig juice.

Recreating tobacco’s complex flavor isn’t easy, especially when it’s attempted with artificial ingredients. That’s why Black Note sticks to the real thing, extracting the essence of real tobacco leaves to flavor our vaping liquid. Not only does this avoid the harmful chemicals in cigarettes, but it also eliminates the flavoring chemicals found in many ecig juices. The end result is real tobacco taste, an authentic tobacco experience and the best flavor for ecig juice you can find.

Notice also we said the best e-cig flavor was straight-up tobacco, not plain old tobacco. Black Note’s real tobacco vaping liquid happens to come in a variety of different blends, from the light and airy to the peppery and robust. Not all tobacco is created equal, and different blends capture the specialized subtleties that make each tobacco unique.

Best Sweet Tobacco E-Juice

When it comes to sweet tobacco e-juice, your options can be broken down into two categories.

The first category contains tobacco e-juice that overlays the tobacco flavor with artificial chocolate, caramel, vanilla, fruity or other dessert-like flavorings. We wouldn’t classify any such flavors as the best tobacco e liquid, simply because they typically use chemicals and other artificial ingredients to create the tobacco taste, the sweet taste, or both.

The second category of sweet tobacco e-juice is where you’ll find the best tobacco e-liquid, sweet or otherwise. This category contains vaping liquid created using only natural flavorings, which is exactly where Black Note fits in. Instead of concocting flavors using synthetic ingredients, Black Note uses an extensive extraction process that slowly and deliberately extracts the tobacco essence from real tobacco leaves.

The result is the best tobacco e-juice: tobacco vaping liquid that actually tastes like real tobacco. And if you’re going for the best sweet tobacco e liquid, we have a few tobacco blends that offer varying levels of sweetness.

Prelude is our sweetest tobacco e-liquid, containing golden Virginia tobacco. Made from fire-cured dark Virginia tobacco, Sonata is our Cavendish blend with a mildly sweet and nutty flavor. Solo is our menthol blend, giving you a semi-sweet minty taste created from natural menthol crystals extract from dried mint leaves.

For the best tobacco e-liquid that’s naturally sweet and remarkably delicious, Black Note is at your service.

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.

WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.