SALT NICOTINE VS FREEBASE NICOTINE : WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES, AND HOW THEY SHOULD BE USED
Posted on 27 January 2022
When it comes to vaping, trying to figure out which products work best for you can be a formidable task. With how vaping has progressed, there are now so many new vaping-specific terms and different kinds of vape products out there.
When looking to purchase anything at any of our NYX ECIGS stores, the most likely question you will be met with is “what are you looking for?''; and we've got all the answers to your questions in this blog!
Before diving into the actual differences between salt nicotine and freebase nicotine, the first thing you will notice is the difference in bottle sizes: salt nicotine e-liquids come in smaller 30ML bottle sizes, while freebase nicotine liquids will typically come in larger 60ML bottle sizes.
Salt nicotine e-liquids are best paired with smaller, low-powered devices due to their thinner consistency (higher PG content) and higher nicotine content. Most of NYX ECIGS’ selection of salt nicotine e-liquids come in two different nicotine strengths: “12MG” and “20MG”.
When vaping salt nicotine e-liquid, you may notice that the vapor that’s produced is thinner and more discreet than when vaping freebase nicotine e-liquid. Because salt nicotine e-liquids have a much higher nicotine content than freebase nicotine e-liquids, the nicotine is able to enter and exit the bloodstream faster, giving vapers that faster “nic-fix” that they’re looking for.
Freebase nicotine e-liquids are best paired with bigger, high-powered devices. Because these e-liquids are usually of a thicker consistency (higher VG content), they will be more optimally vaporized with higher heat at higher wattage or temperature settings. Because of the higher VG content, vapers will notice that the vapor produced when vaping freebase nicotine e-liquids is of a thicker quality.
The nicotine strengths that freebase nicotine e-liquids come in are different from the strengths that salt nicotine e-liquids come in. These options are mainly: “0MG”, “3MG” and “6MG”, and for some select flavors, you may also find “12MG” and “18MG” available. Freebase nicotine enters the bloodstream slower than salt nicotine does.
Ultimately, knowing the kind of hit you prefer best from your vape will help you to make your decision between vaping salt nicotine e-liquids or freebase nicotine e-liquids. Individuals that prefer a harsh throat hit (similar to that of cigarettes) with larger clouds and denser vapor may find that freebase nicotine e-liquids suit their needs and preferences best. For those who enjoy a mouth-to-lung inhale that is more discreet, with a smoother throat hit, you may find that salt nicotine e-liquids will work best for you!