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What’s Actually in Your Vape Juices?

Sweeteners, flavors, nicotine, tobacco … You of course know that these words are associated with your e-liquids and vape juices, but what actually are they? What else is there that you might not know of? Are those ingredients safe? And if the ingredients are okay to consume, is it okay to vape?

You have questions. We have answers. So to start, all e-liquids and vape juices generally have two main components: propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin. What makes each different are the ingredients that are added to get a specific flavor. And to take that even further, different brands use different ingredients — even if it’s the same flavor.

Some ingredients used to add flavor to e-liquids may be natural but some might be artificial, too — and since some can be more harmful than others, paying attention to the additives used in your e-liquids and vape juices is vital before making your purchase.

That’s why we’ve listed the most commonly used ingredients below, to equip you with the knowledge you need to make the best decision when purchasing e-liquids:

Common General E-Juice Ingredients

Simply enough, most e-liquids and vape juices are made of these core ingredients across the board.

Propylene glycol (PG): The main ingredient in asthma inhalers, PG is used primarily to produce a smoking-like sensation on your throat when you inhale, and its use largely comes down to ease of vaporization.

Vegetable glycerin (VG): Used to boost vapor production, VG provides a smoother throat hit and imparts some hints of sweetness into the mix. It’s what helps you achieve large clouds of vapor, too.

Generally, PG and VG make up 90 percent of all e-liquids and vape juices. The other 10 percent comes from nicotine and/or flavorings.

Nicotine: The component of almost all tobacco e-liquids is nicotine, the core addictive component of tobacco. However, vape juices and e-liquids come in a variety of strengths that can help smokers quit and there are several that don’t contain nicotine at all.

    At Black Note, e-liquids are available in these levels of nicotine:

  • 0 mg/mL
  • 3 mg/mL
  • 6 mg/mL
  • 12 mg/mL
  • 18 mg/mL

Learn more about the nicotine levels in Black Note e-liquids >

Common Flavoring E-Juice Ingredients

A combination of artificial and natural flavoring chemicals produces the taste of most e-liquids and vape juices — and again, each brand uses different ingredients to achieve a variety of unique flavors.

Generally, these common flavorings used in e-liquids have no known risks and most are actually used in foods, too:

Tobacco absolute: Also known as “tobacco extract,” tobacco absolute is a concentrated extract of tobacco flavor that’s commonly used in the perfume industry. When used sparingly, this imparts a somewhat realistic, smoky component to tobacco juices.

Vanillin: The primary component of vanilla bean extract, Vanillin is what helps achieve a vanilla flavor. Known to be a respiratory irritant, some researchers suggest that a high exposure to vanillin might actually put one over the recommended exposure limit.

Linalool: Active in many essential oils, fruits, flowers and plants, Linalool is a component that brings out an herbal flavor.

Ethyl maltol: A common flavor in some sweets and candies, ethyl maltol is an organic compound that gives a sweet, bakery-like flavor.

Acetyl pyrazine: Found in seeds and nuts, acetyl pyrazine is an organic compound that provides a graham cracker-like flavor.

Malic acid: The active ingredient in many sour and tart foods, malic acid is an organic compound that occurs naturally in all fruits and many vegetables, and is the reason for the sour and fruity flavors in many e-liquids.

Natural E-Juice Ingredients

From the tobacco seed to the natural extracts, many e-juice companies are looking at natural alternatives to artificial ingredients. That’s what we do here at Black Note. Our e-liquids are naturally extracted and cold-macerated and have no characterizing flavors or additives.

Non-GMO tobacco seeds: Many brands use non-GMO tobacco seeds as they’re free from chemicals like pesticides and herbicides that can lead to illnesses. And for those companies’ e-liquids and vape juices, the taste can ultimately be boiled down to those non-GMO tobacco seeds — which is what kicks off the e-liquid process. At Black Note, for example, the seeds mature into leaves. Then, they’re harvested, cured, dried, moistened, blended and aged before its liquid is naturally extracted and filtered into one of the purest e-liquids on the market.

Naturally extracted tobacco: Also known as “NET e-liquid,” naturally extracted tobacco is used in the main type of tobacco vape juices. To make it, the process involves “steeping” high-quality, genuine tobacco leaves in PG and VG, extracting the flavor to form the base of the e-liquid.

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Additive-free flavors: All Black Note e-liquids are free of artificial flavors, colors, sweeteners and chemical additives. So just like when you’re looking the very best foods to eat, it’s the same principle for these e-liquids, too: There’s nothing that you can’t pronounce.

As an important rule of thumb, remember that just because it’s used in foods it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s natural or safe to inhale. The main example of this is a group of chemicals called “diketones,” which consists of diacetyl, acetyl propionyl and acetoin.

Diacetyl: Used to create the buttery flavor in microwaveable popcorn, diacetyl is an additive that became well known to lead to bronchiolitis — or “popcorn lung.” Diacetyl is noted to be the most harmful offender out of the three, but it will more than likely never be found in any e-liquids.

Acetyl propionyl and acetoin: Because acetyl propionyl and acetoin were created as alternatives to diacetyl, these two diketones can cause a chemical reaction if there’s even a small trace of diacetyl. At Black Note, no e-liquids include these ingredients.

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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.