This is a very popular question that people ask, how long does e-liquid last before it goes bad? Can you vape expired juice? Does vape juice actually go bad? Today I will answer these questions and stop you from worrying that your old e-liquid might kill you.
How Long Does E-Liquid Last?
Like food, e-liquids have best before dates to inform you when the vape juice will no longer be of the same quality. The expiry date is dependant on the ingredients used.
The shelf life of PG (Propylene Glycol) is 2 years, while the shelf life of VG (Vegetable Glycerin) is 4 to 6 years. Flavours can last for up to one year, but PG and VG (which are preservatives) help the flavour last longer. The expiry date depends on the shelf life of the PG, so e-liquids last 2 years. This is the same for all e-liquids, including Max VG, because they still contain a very little amount of PG.
The date of expiry may also depend on the production of the e-liquid. If it was created in a science laboratory by qualified chemists (like Moreish Puff is), it will last longer than one produced in someone's garage, and it will also be better and safer.
How Should You Store Your E-Liquids?
So long as the cap is tightly secured and the bottle is properly stored, E-Liquid can still last up to 2 years once opened. The best way to make the e-liquid last the full two years is to store in in a cool, dark place, out of the sun, as the sun can break down the ingredients. The best place to store it is in an opaque container in a cupboard or on a shelf, away from the reach of children.
How Can You Tell If An E-Liquid Has Expired?
Sometimes in an e-liquid, the heavy elements may fall to the bottom of thebottle. Simply shake them to mix it agan. If the e-liquid is not mixed, the e-liquid is likely to have expired and you should throw it out.
You can also tell by the smell whether or not the e-liquid has expired. Like milk, when it expires, the smell of the e-liquid will change. If the e-liquid smells bad, throw it away.
Can You Vape Expired E-Liquid?
The expiration date of e-liquid, like with other foods, is simply a recommendation when to finish the vape juice by. Vaping expired e-liquid is not dangerous or bad for your health.
When the e-juice expires, several things can happen: the taste may dissipate, the smell and colour may change, and the bottle may get tinted. Also the nicotine may disappear, which is bad news for any former smokers who want to get their nicotine. If this occurs, you should probably throw it away.
How Do You Dispose Of Expired E-Liquid?
When your e-liquid has expired, there are many ways to get rid of it. Do not pour it into a drain without diluting it significantly as the nicotine ends up in the watershed. One way to get rid of it is to pour it into a suitable, absorbent material such as coffee grounds or kitty litter. For gardeners, you can mix the e-liquid in water and spray it over the plants as a pesticide, since pests don't like the nicotine.
Now you should know how long your e-liquid is going to last, so you can continue vaping without worrying about expiring or running out of e-liquid. Stay Moreish!