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When you buy e-liquid, where do you keep it? On the counter? Forgotten about in a drawer? Left in the car? Usually, we have a habit of wherever we go, our e-liquid goes. However, not much though tis often put into the best way to store e-liquid to get the most out of it, especially when you’re first starting out. Where you keep your liquids will make a huge difference to the longevity of the fluids and doing it properly will ultimately save you money and get the most out of your favourite flavours.
The arch nemesis of any e-liquid is the natural elements. Heat, light and air will break down the molecular make up of your liquids and can cause them to turn, changing the flavour and the colour of the liquid.
Without a doubt the best place for liquids is a cool, dark space. One that will prevent any light from interacting with it, away from any heat sources. Doing this will prolong your favourite flavours, this is especially true if you have a DIY liquid and is something we call steeping, this is the process of allowing the flavours to blend together to give your liquid the punch you’re after.
All e-liquids have a best before date of around two years, this is true mainly when nicotine is present as that’s the ingredient that will break down first, therefore, nicotine free e-liquids can last longer but is down to a case-by-case basis. Expiration dates are an estimation and over a long period of time there’s no guarantee the e-liquid will have the same quality as that of a new bottle.
There are a few tell tale signs of an expired or bad liquid, however, keep an eye out for the following to make sure you’re only vaping the highest quality liquids:
Look after your liquids!