You can learn how to make your own e-liquid, but that is only half of the job when you want to ensure you are vaping the very best at all times. Another factor that affects the quality of your e-juice is storage. In this post, we’ll highlight some of the best practices to prolong the lifespan of your e-liquid.
Obviously, every product – including e-liquids – have an expiry date. However, it is important to note that a bottle of e-juice can last for up to a year or two after it has been opened, provided it is stored properly. MAX VG e-liquids may have a longer shelf life. Using high-grade ingredients can contribute to the shelf life of your vape juice. For example, since Flavorah e-juice flavor concentrates are made with top-shelf ingredients, they can last for a year at room temperature without any change in quality.
The general rule is to store your e-liquids in a cool, dark place. You can store them in a drawer, cupboard, or even a cardboard box. Now, the purpose of this is to prevent its exposure to sunlight. The ultraviolet rays and the heat of sunlight can degrade the quality of the nicotine and flavoring of your e-juice over a period of time. If you leave a bottle of e-liquid by the window for several weeks, you will notice that the color of the e-juice becomes darker. Also, the flavor intensity and nicotine buzz that you get will be reduced. It should be noted that steeping a vape juice can also result in a color change.
Dark glass bottles are best for storing e-liquids because they prevent its exposure to light. Some e-liquids react with plastic bottles, and this may affect the flavor. Therefore, to be safe, when you complete your DIY vape juice, ensure it is stored in an opaque glass bottle.
Just as you need to keep your e-juice from the heat of sunlight, you need to keep it from other sources of heat. This means your e-juice storage space should be nowhere near your kitchen burner or any other source of heat. Heat can affect the quality of the nicotine in your e-liquid. You can choose to store your vape juice in the fridge or freezer.
Another relatively easy way to prolong the life span of your vape juice flavor is to keep the cap on it at all times. Some people fail to replace the cap of their e-juice bottle when they use it. Although this may seem relatively harmless, the exposure to oxygen can contribute to degrading the nicotine in your e-juice.
Apart from all the storage tips highlighted above, it is equally important to keep your vape liquids away from your children and pets. The enticing aroma of e-liquids can make them attractive to children and pets. Now, it is not safe to drink an e-juice, and that is what is likely to happen if they happen to fall into the hands of your children. They may even accidentally break the bottle in a fit of curiosity – this is especially true if you have cats.