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How To Pick Vape Juice: A Guide for Vape Beginners

If you landed on this page, it means you have been looking to buy your very own vape juice but also that you’re relatively new to vaping. We guess that maybe you purchase disposables often but lately have been getting an itch to check out reusable vape devices and the world of flavors that stand-alone vape juices offer. 

In today’s blog, we tell exactly what you need to consider before buying your first vape juice bottle and why the flavor is the last thing you should consider when getting started. From nicotine salts to even tobacco-free nicotine, we’ll cover the basics quickly so you can get up to speed on everything you need to know to pick your first vape juice bottle. So, if you are ready, let’s get started. 

Table of Contents:

  1. Reasons Why Buying Your Own Vape Juice Could Be Better
  2. What Nicotine Level Should You Get?
  3. Will You Vape Nicotine Salts or Traditional Vape Juices?
  4. Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin: What They and Why Their Ratios Are Important
  5. Which Flavor Will You Get?
  6. Conclusion

Reasons Why Buying Your Own Vape Juice Could Be Better

There are many good reasons to buy your very own vape juice instead of buying a disposable vape that comes prefilled with vape juice. The flavor tends to be the number one reason most people switch to traditional vape juice bottles since they can pick from hundreds of flavors and get exactly the one they want. They are no longer constrained to the dozens of flavors that the disposable brands offer.

Another reason is that buying your very own vape juice bottle and reusable device is cheaper in the long run. Instead of constantly buying disposables, you can buy one device and the only recurrent purchases would be the ejuice, or vape juice. 

Finally, you get to control more aspects of your vaping experience. This is what we’ll spend the majority of this blog talking about, the different factors that affect vape juices and how small changes in these factors can completely change your vaping experience. 

What Nicotine Level Should You Get?

The first factor to consider is nicotine level. Every vape juice comes with a certain nicotine level and you’ll have to choose which nicotine level best suits your lifestyle and liking when buying your first vape juice. We have written a blog dedicated to this here, where you will find more information. 

But to simplify things, the most common nicotine levels you’ll find out in the wild are 0mg, 3mg, and 6mg. These three are the standard nicotine levels for traditional vape juices; 0mg obviously means there is no nicotine whatsoever in the vape juice, 3mg is recommended for people that smoke fewer than ten cigarettes a day, and 6mg is for people who smoke half a pack of cigarettes a day. Please keep in mind that these are approximations. 

The reality is that nicotine is absorbed differently by everyone, so believe it or not, it takes trial and error to find your perfect nicotine level. We suggest you start low and make your way up. 

Will You Vape Nicotine Salts or Traditional Vape Juices?

If you vape disposables regularly, then 0mg, 3mg, and 6mg nicotine levels will not cut it. This is because disposables use a type of vape juice called nicotine salts. In this blog, we explain the difference between nicotine salts and freebase traditional vape juice. 

In short, nicotine salts are more potent, smooth and come in strengths that include 25mg and e50mg, but they are altered chemically, so you don’t feel the harshness of the nicotine. If you use disposables regularly, then we suggest nicotine salts for your first vape juice. 

Keep in mind that if you plan on vaping nicotine salts, you’ll need special vaping devices called pod systems that are low-powered and perfect for nic salts. If you want traditional vape juices or freebase, then box mods or even pod mods will work perfectly. 

Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin: What They and Why Their Ratios Are Important

Now let’s move to another important factor: the amount of propylene glycol(PG) and vegetable glycerin(VG) found in your vape juice. For newbies, this might sound like some pretty strange names, but they are simply the main ingredients in vape juice. You can read more about them on this blog. In simple terms, PG carries flavor better but has more of a throat hit, and VG creates more clouds and tends to make the vape juice sweeter. 

Common ratios include 70VG/30PG, which tend to be sweeter and create more clouds, while nicotine salts will always be 50VG/50PG. However, there are also traditional freebase vape juices that are 50VG/50PG.

Which Flavor Will You Get

Once you figure out your nicotine level, whether you are going with nicotine salts or freebase vape juice and the perfect ratio, all you have to do is choose a flavor you love. With hundreds of companies and brands on our site, the sky's the limit. You can get bourbon, ice cream, and even cinnamon-flavored vape juices. In short, the options are endless. You can head over to our vape juice flavor page where we break down the most popular categories. 


And that’s it, the factors you should consider as a new vaper when picking your first bottle of vape juice. To summarize, remember to choose between nicotine salts and freebase vape juice, figure out an ideal nicotine level, and keep in mind VG/PG ratios. With these few tips you’ll have a head start when it comes to picking your first vape juice bottle. 

EjuiceDB articles and blogs are meant to entertain and educate. However, we are not medical professionals and do not intend to give medical advice through them. Furthermore, Vaping products and nicotine use are only meant for persons over the age of 21.

Children, breastfeeding and pregnant women, persons with risk of heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, or that take medications especially for depression or asthma should not use nicotine or vaping products. Always consult a licensed physician prior to use.

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