We’re going to show you what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to vape juice storage.
Why Store E-Liquid At All?
Firstly, even if you only own one single bottle of vape juice, it’s important to follow the tips we share below to make sure you’re getting the best experience possible from your juice.
Secondly, there are plenty of vapers that choose to stock up on multiple bottles of E-Liquid when they do a vape shop. This is because vape stores (like RED Box Vape) offer multi-buy discounts, larger bottles or free delivery over a certain spend (£25 for us!) which can make your E-Liquids a lot cheaper.
However, to make sure you don’t end up wasting money, you need somewhere safe to properly store your vape juice haul, and we’re here to show you how it’s done!
Why Do You Need to Store E-Liquid Properly?
What Happens If E-Liquid Goes Off?
How to Store E-Liquid Properly
Simply put, leaving your E-Liquid in a place where sunlight can reach it is bad, so keep your bottles somewhere dark!
Make sure that you tighten the lids of your E-Liquid bottles properly when you are finished with them to keep the bottle airtight.
Where to Keep E-Liquid
Can You Keep E-Liquid in the Fridge?
Firstly, keeping E-Liquid in the fridge will cause the VG and PG in the juice to separate, as they cool at different rates. When you want to vape that juice, you need to let it return to room temperature and shake up the bottle to remix the two ingredients.
Secondly, you need to consider the safety of keeping E-Liquid in the fridge if you have children, as you won’t want them to have access to the bottles. When storing vape juice in the fridge, ensure that it is secure and out of reach.
Can You Keep E-Liquid in the Freezer?
In theory, keeping E-Liquid in the freezer should help it stay fresher for longer as it prevents air, light and heat from impacting the juice. However, freezing E-Liquids can have mixed results.
VG and PG cool and freeze at a different temperature to water, and to each other. A typical home freezer is not cold enough to make the E-Liquid freeze, but it is cold enough to make the VG and PG separate. This can make the liquid more thick and viscous and may impact the flavour of the vape juice.
It is recommended that you allow the juice to thaw and return to room temperature before you attempt to use it again.
It is best to avoid freezing menthol E-Liquids, as the cold will cause the menthol to crystallize. To be able to vape the liquid again, you’d need to heat it up to dissolve the crystals; as we have learnt - heat will damage the flavour of the E-Liquid.
How Much E-Liquid Should You Buy At Once?
If you’d like to save money, you can check out shortfills, which are larger bottles of nicotine-free E-Liquid that are mixed with nic shots (10ml bottles of pure nicotine).
You can also buy E-Liquid bottles in bulk - take a look at our E-Liquid deals in the UK to discover our offers.