Where do nicotine salts come from?
Nicotine salts occur naturally in tobacco plants. The product most e-juice makers use in their e-juice is pure, isolated nicotine, free from any other molecule. E-juice makers that make salt varieties of vape juice re-introduce acids into the nicotine base to stabilize it. This process makes the e-juice: smoother, lasts longer, allows for purer flavors to be added.
Are nicotine salts addictive?
Any product containing nicotine is addictive. It takes only ten seconds for the body to absorb the addictive stimulant. Vapers who are making the transition from smoking should start with a high nicotine dose to replicate their intake from cigarettes. Afterward, they should begin to lower their consumption, so they eventually take no nicotine at all.
Do nicotine salts have diacetyl?
Salts do not contain diacetyl. Diacetyl is the chemical responsible for “popcorn lung” when it is heated and inhaled. There were fears that vapers were using e-juice that included diacetyl, but the industry has moved away from its use. Nicotine salts are no different. Diacetyl is an organic substance, but it, like VG or PG, needs to be added to juice. It does not occur naturally, and e-juice makers have replaced it with other, safer ingredients, or have stopped using it altogether.
Can I use nicotine salts in my vape?
Depends on what a person means by “vape.” Salt-e-juices are especially useful when they work with low-power pod devices, which is how most all-in-one devices intended them to be used when they came up with the formula. Sub-ohm tanks and mods can vape nic salts, but only if the content is lower than average.
A 3-5mg nic salt juice would be suitable for a sub-ohm device. Any higher would result in an unpleasant nicotine high, as the amount of vapor produced by a high-wattage unit would deliver too much of the stimulant.
Where to get nicotine salts?
Nic salts are everywhere now. Vapers can buy them online, or they can buy them in stores, where an expert can choose an ideal strength.
Every major e-juice maker has either a dedicated salt line or has added new nic formulations to their existing products. There are also brands that sell only nic salt e-juices, like Beard Salts. Not only that, vape companies have flooded the market with salt-friendly devices that match the precision and small size factor of the Juul.
Can I make nic salts e-juice?
It is possible to make salt e-juice at home, although there are risks involved. It will be difficult to replicate a formula that tastes and feels like something the Juul offers. There are pre-mixed nic salt liquids available to mix with flavorings, PG and VG.
Making a nicotine salt formula from scratch will be difficult unless someone has the right tools and background in chemistry.