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E Liquid FAQ

Is there a difference between e-juice and e-liquid?


The vaping industry is overrun with terminology and lingo – e-liquid, e-juice and vape liquid are just some of them!

There are so many different names for the popular liquid used in an e-cig device that it can easily become confusing. So allow us to clear things up – they are all the same thing.

Call it what you want, e-liquid/e-juice is the fluid that’s heated up to create a vapour that is inhaled by the user. Depending on the type of e-liquid you opt for, you can expect huge vapour clouds or a strong throat hit.

All e-juices consist of vegetable glycerine (VG), propylene glycol (PG), and other flavourings. Some flavours contain nicotine, whilst others are nicotine-free.

Typically, high VG e-liquids are best for cloud chasers who want to produce big plumes of vapour, whilst PG provides a more flavourful vape and stronger throat hit.

For more information about the different e-juices we provide at Cloudstix, get in touch


Can any e-liquid be used in any vape device?


With over 100 different types of e-liquid available, it can be daunting trying to get your head around which is designed for which kit.

While some sources advise you can vape any type of e-liquid using the same device, this isn’t the case.

Certain devices are designed to operate with thicker liquids, whilst others will become damaged by a high VG e-liquid that is viscous in consistency.

Take vape pens, for instance. These are an excellent choice for smokers who are venturing into the vape world for the first time or those who are after a simple device to satisfy their nicotine cravings. When compared to other e-cigarettes, vape pens tend to have less surface area and heat the e-juice at a lower temperature. With that in mind, an e-liquid with less than a 50/50 ratio could potentially burn the coils faster. Therefore, we recommend an 80/20 PG e-liquid for such devices.

For those who use high-powered devices to blow large clouds, such as a sub-ohm mod kit, an e-liquid with a high VG content is ideal. Mods often heat liquid at higher temperatures and using a high PG e-liquid can lead to over-heated juice, which is less satisfying to vape.

To summarise, most e-juices aren’t universally compatible with any vape. Make sure you use a product that is designed for your vape hardware or vice versa.

If you’re unsure which e-liquids you should be using, the team at Cloudstix will be more than happy to advise you. Just give us a call on 0345 257 6544.


What are the different types of e-liquid?


A quick online search for “e-liquids” will reveal that there are several different types available – including PG e-juices, VG e-juices, and shortfills, to name just a few.

To help ensure you’re matching your vape device with your e-liquid correctly, it’s a good idea to have a full understanding of the different e-liquids on offer.

These include:

  • 50/50 e-liquids – perfectly balanced PG:VG ratios mean you can use this type of vape juice in virtually any device.

  • Shortfill e-liquids – nicotine-free, this VG liquid comes in smaller quantities and is designed to be topped up with nicotine for a more customised experience. Nicotine shots are available to buy online at Cloudstix, too.

  • VG e-liquids – thick and fantastic for producing high levels of vapour, VG e-liquids are ideal for cloud chasers and can be used only with sub-ohm vaping devices.

  • PG e-liquids – high quantities of PG mean high levels of flavour. They are much more satisfying on the throat, making them ideal if you’re looking to quit smoking by switching to vaping.

  • Nicotine salts – usually sold in a 50/50 PG:VG mix, nic salts are designed to deliver more nicotine without being overly harsh. Great for pod devices.

  • Liquid pods – pre-filled with the correct e-liquid, liquid pods make it easy for you to change flavours on your device.

For more information about the different vape liquids we stock, here at Cloudstix, or for advice on what type of e-liquid you should be using, don’t hesitate to contact us.


What are the different flavours of e-liquid on offer?


When it comes to e-liquid flavour, the sky is the limit. Everything from strictly tobacco to refreshing mint is on offer, and we cater for every flavour profile here at Cloudstix.

Whether you’re someone who enjoys the tarty taste of raspberry, icy fresh menthol flavours, or the tangy sensation of a sherbet-flavoured e-liquid, we’re confident we have an e-liquid with your name on it!

Our collection also consists of deliciously sweet flavours – such as Cherry Bakewell, chocolate, cotton candy, custard, and rhubarb – that make for the perfect after-dinner vape. 

Most of the e-juice flavours we sell can also be mixed with other tastes to tantalise your taste buds even more so. For instance, fruity e-juices can be paired with menthol to provide a refreshing kick, whilst caramel works nicely with rich tobacco e-liquid blends.

Some of our most popular e-liquid flavour categories include:

  • Menthol
  • Fruit
  • Dessert
  • Tobacco

Take a look through our full range of e-liquid flavours here and find the right one to tickle your taste buds.


What is e-liquid made of?


Perhaps one of our most frequently asked questions – but also one of the most important for you to know the answer to if you’re thinking about buying e-liquid online – pertains to the ingredients it contains.

Any e-liquid should only contain the following 4 ingredients:

  • Nicotine
  • Propylene glycol (PG)
  • Vegetable glycerine (VG)
  • Flavourings

Most e-liquids contain nicotine, the addictive drug found in conventional cigarettes and electronic cigarettes. Though it gets a lot of negative publicity, nicotine is a lot less harmful than tobacco smoke and isn’t a carcinogen (cancer-causing substance).

We supply a selection of high, medium, and low strength e-liquids, in addition to nicotine-free options for non-smokers and those who prefer to customise their shortfill with a nic shot or two.

Propylene glycol and vegetable glycerine are commonly used as additives in foods, such as biscuits and ice cream. PG and VG both help to preserve ingredients and can also be used to dilute the nicotine in e-liquids.

Whist e-liquids with a high VG content are best for vapers wanting to create huge plumes of vapour every time they puff on their e-cigarette, PG is better suited to those who prefer a flavoursome vape and strong throat hit.

As for flavourings, there are thousands of possibilities – from cherry and apple to cinnamon, mint, and tobacco, to name just a few.

Some e-liquid may not necessarily contain all four ingredients, but it shouldn’t have any other chemicals included. It’s important to always check the ingredients of a product before making a purchase and using it, and always buy from a reputable supplier, like us at Cloudstix. At least this way, you can be confident of no hidden nasties.