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E Liquids vs. Nic Salts: Which is better?

To fully understand these two products, we need to dig deeper and go down to the sub-atomic level.

First of all, we would like to make it clear that these two items do not have any significant differences. In other words, the things that keep them apart fundamentally differ but not in a substantial way. Let me explain the thought behind my meaning of this statement.


Eliquids, which is the short form for electronic liquids, is a term used to describe liquids in vaping devices.

Both regular nicotine (also known as the Freebase nicotine) and Nic salts come from the tobacco leaf.

There are different extraction processes of Eliquids and Nic Salts from the same tobacco leaf.

E Liquids usually comprise of 3 basic components:

  1. Nicotine
  2. Propylene glycol (Pg) and
  3. Vegetable glycerin (Vg)

Freebase is the purest form of nicotine that manufacturers like to use. By taking the three ingredients and mixing them along with the other flavors.

The companies create your typical E Liquids that are widely in use today.

Nic Salts

Nicotine salts are not a pinch of salt for nicotine. It is not like the table salt that you add to your food, and it will not make your e-juice salty.

The Nicotine salts creation process adds benzoic acid to nicotine to create the salts. The reason that you use benzoic acid is to lower the PH levels of the mixture. The main impact is a solution that you can vape at lower temperatures.

The salts will have about a 50/50 mix of vegetable glycerin (Vg) and propylene glycol (Pg). The rest will be any custom flavors that you add to the individual product.

Typically salts will also be made in different strengths of the nicotine. The leaves range from 25mg to 50mg. The 25mg being like a regular one pack of a standard cigarette


You can put regular e-juice in a pod mod vape such as the sourin air or rolo badge. Just remember, pod mod devices are low wattage mouth to lung devices.


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