Vape juice is not only one of the essential components of e-cigarettes, but also the most expensive part. It is also possible for vape juice to change flavor and state over time, just like food and wine. Therefore, storing vape juices properly and keeping them fresh can reduce vaping cost and ensure the best flavor for a longer period of time. How to properly store vape juice and why it spoils will be explained in this blog.
Does Vape Juice Go Bad?
For the straight answer to this question, yes, vape juice will go bad. The best tasting period of vape juice is usually 1 year. Over time, the nic-salt and VG in vape juice may gradually decompose or denature, which will affect the state, color and taste of vape juice. But luckily, you can extend this time by storing it properly.
There are many factors that can cause vape juice to spoil. In addition to being expired, improper storage can also cause your vape juice to go bad. For example, not sealing the container in which the vape juice is stored, or exposing the vape juice to strong light or high temperature, may cause the vape juice to deteriorate. Learning how to properly store vape juice is simple and doesn't take much time, but the immediate benefit is that it saves you cost on vaping effectively.
The Best Way to Store Vape Juice
The following three points should be avoided when storing vape juice in order to prolong its lifespan: light, air, and heat. To keep your vape juice out of light and heat, store it in a cool and dark place, just like you would when storing other products. VG and nic-salt in vape juice have a tendency to change state when exposed to high temperatures and strong light. Vape juice flavors and nicotine delivery can become distorted, causing your vaping experience to become unpleasant. Listed below are 3 recommended ways to properly store vape juice, but you should choose your method based on the actual situation.
- Store Your Vape Juice in Dark, Dry and Cool Place
Where do you usually store your vape juice? On your desk? In a cabinet or drawer? The best way to keep your vape juice is in a cool and dry place away from light. This will ensure that your vape juice stays in a relatively stable state without the worry that it will spoil quickly due to improper storage.
- Store Your Vape Juice in Refrigerator
Based on what was described in the last tip, storing vape juice in the refrigerator is a great option. Storing fruits, vegetables and beverages in the refrigerator will extend the shelf life and prevent spoilage, and this is also true for vape juice. However, it should be noted that PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glycerine) contained in vape juice may separate when the temperature is too low, which is why some people believe that vape juice should not be stored in the refrigerator. However, you can shake the vape juice before filling it into your device to mix the PG and VG and let it sit for a while to return to room temperature so it won't have any effect on your vaping.
- Use Glass Bottles
For short-term storage of vape juice, plastic bottles are a good choice. First of all, they are lighter and can be moved around at any time, and you don't have to worry about plastic bottles breaking easily, they are also stronger and cheaper. However, glass bottles are a widely accepted storage container, and they are no exception when it comes to vape juice storage. Because they do not change the flavor of the vape juice, and they are able to keep it as fresh as possible. Therefore, for long-term storage of e-liquid, glass is the best material. In addition, the glass bottle can be used and recycled several times. After your stored vape juice is run out, it only needs a simple cleaning and the glass bottle can be put back into use again. From an economic and environmental point of view, using glass bottles is also very cost-effective.
We hope this guide will help you learn how to properly store vape juice. Proper storage is an important practice for all vaping supplies, including vape juice and device.