E Liquid Purity
Do you have any idea what you are inhaling and putting into your body when you pick up an E-Liquid in a rush, from the local garage and start vaping? Well generally the answer is no, the e-liquid industry is highly unregulated and there is no Law in the UK or Europe obliging vendors to inform users what’s in their product.
E Liquid Ingredients
Generally speaking the most common e-liquid ingredients are Propylene Glycol, Vegetable Glycerine, Flavourings, Nicotine & water. For more info on e-liquid ingredients check out TBEC’s post on PG vs VG.
However that being said, you will notice on packets generally they will just state “flavourings” and give you no clue as to what those flavourings are made up of. As for the quality of the ingredients, it’s anyone’s guess.
“Hang on my E-Liquid packet looks legitimate, surely there is nothing nasty here?”
The majority of e-liquid, regardless of brand, is produced in the same handful of factories in China and India. To really know what’s going into your liquid you need to look at or at least know people have looked at a batch test – this is liquid produced with the same batch as the exact one you are vaping.
So where is my E Liquid made? And why could it potentially be harmful or impure?
It is generally made in China, the places it’s made are not even owned by the liquid sellers themselves. Many big brands are all made in the same warehouse. For the first batch of liquid, a batch test is produced to say it’s safe, and detail the ingredients exactly. However the same batch test is produced for every single subsequent batch made, who says the stuff from batch 1 is the same as the stuff in batch 189? Can we trust these people to maintain high standards, without checking them, and assume they are not going to try and cut costs by changing the way it’s made to make it cheaper. There is no guarantee these manufacturers will be considerate of your health.
How can I be sure my liquid is pure?
The purest E Liquid I know of is Platinum E Liquid, Closely followed by Eco-Pure – This is largely because with Platinum, every single bottle has a number on it, you can check this number online and view the results. Further to this they use food grade and pharmaceutical grade ingredients. Why take the risk? You can find these liquids on https://pure-eliquids.com/