A brief guide to choosing the right e-liquid

E-cigarettes have quickly become one of the most popular forms of recreational vaping in our society and they aren’t showing and signs of slowing down. However, e-cigs are nothing without the wide variety of flavourful e-liquids that people choose to experiment with.

If you’re looking to buy e-liquid in Australia then you would naturally want to find a flavour that suits your preferences and you won’t get sick of easily. With such an immense range of options available to you, it can be difficult to begin to try and find the perfect e-liquid to suit you.

Luckily, this article will take a brief look at some factors you should consider when choosing an e-liquid. Let’s take a look.

Flavour comes first

The first and most crucial factor to consider when purchasing e-liquids is flavour. Even if every other element – such a nicotine strength and vapour production – is ideal, you won’t use the e-cigarette if you aren’t a fan of the flavour.

Luckily, e-liquids are available in practically every kind of flavour you could imagine: food imitations, fruit infusions and tobacco blends are all yours to choose from. Many new users will opt for flavours that mimic the blends of their favourite cigarette brands.

Eventually, vapers will begin to experiment with new blends that they wouldn’t have considered trying before. Some people like sweet flavours like chocolate and strawberry while others prefer something a little more savoury. There are also many mixed blends that combine the best food a fruit flavours with tobacco ones.

With all of this mixing and matching, there are basically an infinite amount of blends that you can try. Nowadays there are even many alcohol inspired blends being created to mimic the flavour of wine, brandy and beer.

When you start out, choose flavours that you know you will enjoy. After you have built up a good stock of reliable flavours, you can begin experimenting with new ones.

Choose your nicotine strength

Once you have decided on a flavour, the next thing to do is determine the level of nicotine strength you desire.

It’s important to get nicotine strength correct as too little will leave you vaping more to make up for it while having too much will start giving you headaches. It’s a good idea to start with something medium strength and then adjust if you feel you need to.

Test and evaluate

The huge amount of options for mixing e-liquids can seem too much to handle for many new vapers. If possible, try and test as many flavours as you can before making a final purchase.

Testing is really important as it gives you a fist-hand trial of what’s on offer. Remember; not all e-liquids are made equally and many similar flavours will be vastly different between brands.

For example, one watermelon flavour from one brand may taste entirely different to another brand’s watermelon. The nicotine strength can also vary greatly between different brands.

When buying from a physical store, you will usually get an opportunity to try out a flavour before you buy it. When buying from online stores, it’s a different story, as you will be unable to try out a flavour before it is shipped to you.

Some online stores will sell testing kits that come with small bottles of several different flavours for you to sample.

Wrapping up

It may take a while before you land on the perfect mix of flavour and nicotine strength to suit you. Don’t just settle for the first adequate option you come across as there is a huge range of choice that you should carefully consider before making any final purchases.

While it may take some experimentation, your palate will become more sophisticated over time and you will likely find new favourite flavours. Eventually you’ll develop the rhythm of an experienced e-cigarette user.

Christian Woods
Christian Woods
Christian is a morning reporter and technology columnist for Best in Australia. Christian has worked in the media since 2000, in a range of locations. He joined Best in Australia in 2018, and began working in Melbourne in 2019.
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