Nicotine Salt E-Liquid
Enhance your overall vaping experience with our premium range of VSAVI, Solace and Pod Salt nicotine salts e-liquid. Reduce your nicotine cravings with fast-acting nicotine salt e-liquid which delivers a rich vapour and an intense taste and smooth throat hit.
Nicotine salts can also help you save by vaping less e-liquid overall as you may need to take fewer puffs to feel satisfied. This type of e-liquid is suitable to use with most of our devices, the 50:50 PG:VG blend makes VSAVI nicotine salts a perfect versatile e-liquid.
Why is Nicotine Salt E-Liquid Different?
Nicotine is absorbed more quickly helping to reduce cravings quicker. This can be especially helpful for heavier smokers/roll-up smokers who are new to vaping. Nicotine salts give a smoother vape, the nicotine does not overpower the e-liquid flavour, and is best for vapers who don't like a harsh throat catch and want to experience the full flavour of the e-liquid.
What Are Nicotine Salts?
Nicotine salts are a type of e-liquid designed to give users a stronger and more intense nicotine rush in a more concentrated formula, without the rough throat hit sensation that is commonly associated with stronger freebase nicotine e-liquids.
How Are Nicotine Salt E-Liquids Made?
Nicotine salts are made when a nicotine base is combined with an acid, usually benzoic acid, but sometimes citric acid or a combination of the two, which creates a salt nicotine solution. This doesn’t contain any actual salt or form salt crystals as you might think, but instead refers to the scientific definition of a salt - the result of an acid reacting with a base (in this case, the base is nicotine in its purest form). This reduces the pH of the nicotine, resulting in faster absorption, a more intense experience and reduced throat hit at high concentrations, which occurs in freebase formulas due to the high alkalinity of the solution.
How Are Nicotine Salts Different From Freebase Nicotine?
Freebase nicotine is the purest and most widely-used form of nicotine in consumer products today. It has been standard in cigarettes since Marlboro began using it in their cigarettes in the 1960s. Freebase nicotine strips excess chemicals and protons from the naturally occurring nicotine as it is found in the tobacco plant, to give a more concentrated nicotine hit, without increasing the dosage. It was found that freebase nicotine could achieve a much stronger, more intense nicotine hit, and that larger amounts of nicotine could be comfortably inhaled, which helped to keep customers addicted. Since then, freebase nicotine has been the standard form of nicotine in cigarettes, as well as in nicotine replacement products like nicotine gum, sprays, lozenges and patches. As it is the purest form of nicotine, a high concentration dosage and strong hit are key elements of the freebase nicotine experience, whether that is through vaping, smoking cigarettes or any other nicotine replacement therapies. When used in e-liquids, the nicotine solution is added to a mixture of vegetable glycerin (known as VG) and propylene glycol (known as PG). Then, when the mixture is heated by the vape coil, a vapour is created and you get the white clouds that vapers both new and experienced will recognise.
Freebase nicotine is a very alkaline solution, which can cause an intense throat hit in stronger concentrations.
Nicotine Salts, on the other hand, are the form of nicotine that is chemically the closest to naturally occurring nicotine in the tobacco plant. While freebase nicotine is the purest form of nicotine, nicotine salts are the least modified. However, in their purest form, nicotine salts would need to be heated to very high temperatures to become a comfortably inhalable vapour, which isn’t possible if you want a vape device that is actually portable in any meaningful way. For that reason, nicotine salts also contain benzoic acid, or less commonly, citric acid, to help reduce the temperature needed to produce vapour. This reaction lowers the pH of the nicotine solution, which not only reduces the temperatures needed to vape, but also results in a much smoother throat hit, and creates a chemical structure that allows the body to absorb the nicotine much more quickly and efficiently. This lower, more acidic pH reduces the intense and sometimes painful throat hit that comes with highly concentrated freebase nicotine solutions. All of this results in a vaping experience that delivers a smoother, more intense nicotine rush.
As well as their respective nicotine compounds, both freebase nicotine and nicotine salts come in solutions containing VG and PG, the main ingredients in most e-liquids. Vegetable Glycerin, or VG, is the substance that creates the thick, while, pillowy vapour clouds that some users love, and also gives the vape a slightly sweet taste, though almost all e-liquids, whether freebase or nicotine salt, will have other flavourings added as well. Propylene Glycol, or PG, is thinner, tasteless and is the substance that creates the “throat hit” sensation that many ex-smokers enjoy in a vape, as it is very similar to the experience of smoking a cigarette. Most beginner vapers will try 50/50 PG/VG liquids to start with, and then can move into different concentrations depending on their personal preferences over time. Our VSAVI Nicotine salts e-liquids come in a 50/50 PG/VG formula, to offer you a balanced vaping experience.
Advantages of Nicotine Salts E-Liquid
Nicotine salts, or nic-salts, as they are sometimes known, have a variety of advantages, and can really enhance your vape experience, however, they aren’t right for everyone.
The lower pH value of nicotine salts provides a smoother, less harsh vaping experience when compared to freebase nicotine formulas that offer the same strength and nicotine levels as nic salts. Freebase formulas can give an incredibly harsh, uncomfortable and offputting throat hit, which can deter some users. Nic salts allow for a similarly intense hit, without this same rough, uncomfortable throat hit. This means that freebase vapers may have to switch to a lower nicotine level in their e-liquid, which makes each puff less satisfying, and doesn’t reduce nicotine cravings. For new vapers and ex-smokers, they might be more likely to turn back to cigarettes, or have to vape considerably more e-liquid at a time, and more regularly, making their habit far less economical in the long run as they go through higher volumes of e-liquid. For these individuals, nic salts are ideal, as they offer the strong nicotine rush, without the uncomfortable burn or scratch of the throat hit.
Nicotine salts are ideal for new vapers coming from a history of heavy smoking, as they allow for strong, satisfying nicotine consumption, without any harshness. This means new users are less likely to revert back to cigarettes to satisfy their cravings. They are also good for mixed users looking to cut down on their cigarette consumption for the same reason. Nic salts are also very well suited to use in pod vapes and lower-power devices, as they aren’t made for creating large vapour clouds, and can be vaped easily and discreetly in a smaller, more portable device, making it ideal for users on the go. These devices are ideal for beginner and new vapers as they are small, portable, simple to use and convenient, without compromising on power or performance. Nic salts also work well in smaller devices, as you don’t need large volumes of e-liquid for a comparable hit, so they won’t need refilling as often as the same devices using freebase nicotine e-liquids. Nicotine salts are also the best option for mouth-to-lung vapers, which is the style of inhaling that new vapers and ex-smokers are most commonly used to already.
Nicotine salts are also slower to oxidise than their freebase counterparts, meaning a longer shelf life and better chemical stability over time. If you forget about a bottle of nic-salts vape juice in the back of the cupboard, chances are, it will still be okay to use, especially when compared to freebase nicotine solutions. While it’s different for all solutions, as a rule of thumb, nicotine salts will last around twice as long as freebase vape juice when kept in proper conditions.
When people use freebase nicotine e-liquids, especially ones with stronger nicotine levels, they often notice a marked impact on the flavour of the e-liquid. This is because freebase nicotine has a flavour of its own, and can impact on the other flavours in the liquid and change the overall taste of your vape, especially when compared to nicotine-free versions of the same flavour. This isn’t a concern with nic salt e-liquids, as they are completely flavourless, so many people who find the flavour of freebase nicotine offputting find that nic salt e-liquids are ideal, and give a richer, smoother, unadulterated vaping experience.
Disadvantages of Nicotine Salts E-Liquid
However, like all products in the vaping world, it often comes down to personal preference whether nicotine salts are right for you.
Nicotine salts can’t handle very complex flavour profiles, making them unsuitable for some e-liquids and flavourings. If you love to experiment with flavours of e-liquid, then you might be best sticking to freebase solutions to get your vaping fix, but for users who prefer simple, more authentic flavours like tobacco or other common vape flavours. This isn’t to say that nic salt e-liquids don’t have a wide variety of enjoyable flavours, but that using freebase nicotine, users can try a more extensive range of more complex flavours for their vape.
If you like to vape to create large, thick clouds of vapour, you might want to stick with freebase e-liquids, as nic salts aren’t made with this kind of vaper in mind. However, this does make nicotine salts ideal for vapers who want to vape more discreetly when out and about, or who don’t particularly mind how much vapour is produced. For cloud chasers, a high VG/PG freebase formula is better for creating strong vapour clouds, while a higher PG/VG solution will give a stronger throat hit and less obtrusive vapour clouds. Most nic salt e-liquids are around a 50/50 PG/VG solution for a balanced, comfortable vaping experience.
Nicotine salts are also more expensive by volume than freebase nicotine e-liquids. However, it’s worth noting that as nic salts give users a more concentrated nicotine rush and therefore feel stronger and more satisfying to many users. This means that a smaller amount of liquid is actually needed to satisfy the same nicotine cravings, resulting in less liquid being consumed per vaping session compared to freebase nicotine. Overall, the long-term costs are fairly similar for freebase nicotine and nicotine salt formulas, both of which are far more economical than smoking cigarettes.
How Do I Use Nicotine Salts E-Liquids?
Nicotine salts e-liquids are used in exactly the same way as regular e-liquid, all you need is your vape device and a refillable tank or pod, depending on the kind of device you have. It couldn’t be easier to refill your nic salt e-liquids, especially with pod systems, which are often very well suited to nic salt e-liquids due to the smaller batteries and lower power of these devices.
VSAVI Nicotine Salts
At V2 Cigs, we stock VSAVI nicotine salt e-liquids, which can be used with a wide variety of different devices for the ultimate, smooth vaping experience. VSAVI nicotine salts get their smooth hit and fast absorption capabilities from the addition of Benzoic acid to create the salt form. Our VSAVI liquids come in 10ml bottles, at 20mg nicotine per ml strength, though this feels stronger and more intense per puff than most freebase liquids. This addition allows the body to absorb the nicotine more effectively via the body’s receptors. VSAVI nic salts e-liquids come in five fantastic flavours - Grape Divine, Coffee Latte, Strawberry Milk, Juicy Lemonade and Smooth Tobacco, so it’s easy to get the perfect flavour for you. You can purchase VSAVI nicotine salts e-liquids in 10ml bottles. We offer packs of one and 3 bottles to keep your habit affordable and economical.
Some of the main advantages of VSAVI premium nicotine salts are:
- The vaping experience isn’t as harsh as it is with pure or freebase nicotine e-liquids.
- Nicotine salts enhance the flavour of your e-liquid, rather than changing the flavour with high levels of nicotine like some freebase liquids can.
- You get more nicotine per puff than freebase liquids, meaning you don’t have to vape as often, saving you time and money as less e-liquid is consumed.
- They are perfect for ex-smokers or mixed vapers, as the concentrated nicotine hit means you get a strong rush without having to vape as much or as often, satisfying your nicotine craving effectively.
- Our VSAVI e-liquids vaporise at lower temperatures, so they are perfect for smaller and less powerful devices - we don’t recommend them for use with high-powered vape devices.
The Best Vape Devices To Use With Nicotine Salts E-Liquids
At V2Cigs, we offer a wide variety of different devices to suit all tastes and needs, giving you the best possible vape experience with your nicotine salt e-liquids. Nic salts are better for use with smaller or lower-powered devices, and aren’t suitable for high-power, sub-ohm vaping in more versatile, high-end models.
For beginner vapers, we recommend a device like the V2 E-Liquid Starter Pack, as it provides you with everything you need to get started in a simple, accessible way. It gives you a discreet, portable and simple way to get started on your vape journey, while also giving you plenty of flexibility in the kind of vape liquid you want to use. It’s a light and portable device measuring 130mm x 85mm, and weighing only 18g! It has a surprisingly powerful 4.2 volt battery device (the majority of comparable devices run at 3.7 volts), and can be used with a wide variety of different e-liquids. The small size of the V2 E-Liquid Starter Device means that while it packs a punch compared to other similar devices, it isn’t overpowered, and will work highly effectively with nicotine salt e-liquids. It is one of the most versatile beginner devices on the market, and is designed to give you the best, smoothest vape experience from a small, discreet package. In the kit, you’ll get a Vapour2 Classic 4.2 Volt rechargeable battery device, a VSAVI Ex-Blank refillable e-liquid tank, designed perfectly for use with the VSAVI nic salt e-liquids, or with any of the freebase VSAVI liquids available. You’ll also get an in-depth manual and an express USB charger for fast, effective and efficient charging, so you’re never stuck without your vape when you need it. If it turns out you prefer the convenience of pod vaping, the V2 Starter device is also compatible with our V2 Classic cartridges as well as the refillable chambers.
Another great option for beginner vapers is the iQ Air Vapers Kit, which has everything you need to get started. It comes with pre-filled nicotine salt e-liquid pods for the simplest and most efficient vaping experience. This kit includes 2 iQ Air devices with an effective 400mAh battery in each. It also comes with two magnetic USB chargers so you can charge your devices wherever you are for ultimate convenience, ensuring you’re never caught without your vape when you have cravings. The iQ Air is a slim, discreet and lightweight vape device, which is only 6.5mm wide, so you can carry it with you wherever you go. The starter kit comes with two tobacco flavoured nicotine salt pods that you can click in, and you simply throw them away when you’re done! As well as two tobacco flavoured pods, you’ll also get three iQ Air nic salt pods in one of the following flavours: tobacco; menthol; strawberry; USA mix; or a variety pack. This kind of device is perfect for new vapers and ex-smokers at is the most hassle-free, easy-to-use form of vaping. It’s perfectly designed for a seamless, leak-free experience with your vape, making it perfect for anyone looking to move away from cigarettes and towards vaping to help kick their habit.
For experienced vapers looking for a device with a few more options, or new vapers wanting a slimline device that’s easy to use, the new VOOPOO VMate E is the perfect option. The user-friendly VOOPOO VMate E, which is ideally set up for mouth to lung vaping and with former smokers in mind looks and feels compact, portable and functional. The ergonomic design makes it comfortable to hold and the advanced battery technology creates quick charging. It has a compact 900mAh capacity for more than enough for most of the day vaping plus a fast type-C USB charger, as well as two fixed wattage settings for minimal fuss of 12W or 17W.
This device is draw activated, making it perfect for beginner and more experienced vapers alike. It comes with next-gen mesh coils and 2ml refillable pods to give you flexibility to use whichever nic salt e-liquid you like while also being easy to refill on a regular basis. The VOOPOO VMate Kit comes with the device, a 0.7 Ohm pod, a fast-charging cable and in-depth user manual. The VOOPOO device is ideal for use with nicotine salts as it is small and compact, and offers customisable wattage so you can get the low-powered vape experience that works perfectly with nic salts, for the ultimate high-concentration nicotine rush.
For convenience, power and style all combined into one device, you can’t beat the Voom Pod Starter Kit. This device is smart, sleek and aesthetically pleasing, without having to compromise on quality or performance in your vape. This device has a 320mAh battery, making it a fantastic, moderately-powered device that works incredibly well with nic salt e-liquids. The VOOM weighs just 16.2g and has a 110mm x 7.2mm x 21mm casing, so is simple and portable. It is also draw-activated, making it great for new vapers and ex-smokers. When air is drawn through the device, it starts up automatically, giving users an intuitive vape experience without the need to mess around with settings, modes or buttons - simply inhale and go! This vape uses a nic salt pod-system, meaning it’s incredibly easy to refill when you’re out of vape juice - you simply remove the pod or chamber, fill it up and slot it back in, for ease of use and to make sure you don’t end up with any unfortunate leaks! You can also purchase refillables to add your own e-liquid if you prefer that route. The Voom also comes with a fast-charging USB cable and LED battery indicator, so you don’t ever find yourself without your vape when you need it.
Nicotine salt e-liquids are a brilliant choice of e-liquid for all kinds of vapers - they give users a swift, exciting nicotine rush without the harsh, uncomfortable throat hit that is common with traditional e-liquid, which are usually based on freebase nicotine formulas. Whether you prefer freedom to choose your e-liquid, or the convenience of a pod system, we have an option that is right for you! We also stock the range of high-quality VSAVI nicotine salt e-liquids, which are the gold-standard of nic salt liquids, and give our customers the best possible vaping experience.