What is Nicotine Salt E-liquid?


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There are two basic types of nicotine used in e-liquids today, freebase nicotine (used in our Taste E-liquid, Silver Cloud, Summit, and Timberline e-liquids) and nicotine salts (used in our St. Helens Salt Co. and Rogue Wave e-liquids). Freebase nicotine has been the go-to standard for vaping liquids since they were first introduced into the market. Lately, with the introduction of “Pod” vaporizers, a new type of nicotine, nicotine salt, has appeared on the market. This does not mean that someone has added table salt to your e-liquid. It refers to the product that is formed when an acid is added to the alkaline freebase nicotine. The ultimate effect is to reduce the pH level of the nicotine solution.

Advantages of Nicotine Salts

Because of the lower pH level of Nicotine Salts and the fact that they vaporize at a lower temperature, nic-salt e-liquids produce a much smoother “hit” even at higher nicotine levels.

In addition to the smoother vaping experience, e-liquids made with nicotine salt tend to have much better flavor presence. This is because the nic-salt does not affect the flavor like freebase nicotine does. Instead, it provides for a richer, more flavorful, and more enjoyable vaping experience.

Nicotine salt e-liquid will enter the bloodstream faster than e-liquid made with freebase nicotine. This blood absorption rate is closer to what is produced by a cigarette. Because of this, people who are trying to quit smoking cigarettes find the use of nicotine salt e-liquid much more to their expectations.

Disadvantages of Nicotine Salts

There are some disadvantages to the use of nicotine salt e-liquid, however. Since nicotine salt e-liquids can be used at higher nicotine levels without the harshness caused by freebase nicotine, the temptation is to buy higher nicotine levels than what are needed or even desired. The end result is that it becomes harder to reduce your dependence on nicotine. Unfortunately, most nicotine salt e-liquid manufacturers only offer higher nicotine strengths. However, since we firmly believe that lowering the intake of nicotine is important, we offer lower nicotine levels that most nic-salt e-liquid manufacturers.

Another disadvantage is that nicotine salt e-liquids are best consumed in “Pod” devices. This means an additional purchase is necessary in order to switch to a better type of e-liquid. We currently do not offer any pod devices, but we are looking into carrying some.


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