Salt nicotine, also known as nicotine salt, is a newer variation of nicotine and has become an extremely popular choice for vapers. It is a naturally occurring form of nicotine that occurs in the tobacco leaf with the addition of acid, such as benzoic acid to lower the pH level. Nicotine salt provides a reduced throat hit and is absorbed fast into the body, making it a popular choice in recent times. We recommend it to smokers who need a strong hit of nicotine but are averse to the more harsh throat hit of freebase nicotine.
Why Choose Nic Salts?
Nicotine salts are the ideal e-liquid for vapers who are looking to vape higher nicotine strengths but don't enjoy the strong throat hit that comes with freebase e-liquids. Our stock of nicotine salts are sold in 10ml bottles at varying strengths and wonderful flavours, ensuring that there is an e-juice for everyone. You will also find nic salt e-liquid in the wide range of disposable vapes that we stock from brands such as Geek Bar and Elf Bar. All of our nic salt e-liquids are TPD compliant under UK/EU regulations.
How are nic salts made?
Nic salt e-liquid is created when nicotine that has been extracted from the tobacco plant is then bonded with an acid. This acid is typically benzoic acid, though some companies do use other acids such as salicylic acid.
When the nicotine is initially extracted from the plant, it is in a state that is hard for the human body to absorb. Cigarette manufacturers in the late 20th century started countering this problem by adding ammonia to create 'freebase' nicotine which is still found in some e-liquids today. Nic salts add an acid instead of ammonia to balance the pH level, thus providing the smoother throat hit.
Nicotine salts are becoming increasingly popular in the vaping community, as they provide a more authentic vaping experience. If you're looking for a smoother, more satisfying nicotine hit, nic salt e-liquids are definitely worth trying out.
What's the difference between nicotine salts and freebase nicotine?
Whether you're new to vaping or have been around a while, you might be wondering exactly what the difference is between nicotine salts and freebase nicotine. There are some very key differences between these two e-liquids, and knowing the differences can help you to figure out exactly what one is best for you.
Starting with the way that these e-liquids are absorbed, nicotine salts are absorbed much faster into the bloodstream when compared to freebase nicotine. It takes just 6 seconds (roughly) for nicotine salt to be absorbed into the bloodstream, which is extremely fast acting and is great for those who need to curb their nicotine cravings. In contrast, freebase nicotine is absorbed a lot slower into the body and the feeling builds up gradually.
Check out our blog: Nic Salts vs. Freebase Nicotine to find out more.
What are nic salt boosters?
Nic salt boosters, otherwise known as nic salt shots, are intended to be used in the same way as regular nicotine shots, the main difference being that the nicotine is in salt form in these boosters rather than freebase. Some vapers prefer nic salt shots because of the smoother throat hit which allows them to vape more frequently without discomfort.
If nic salt shots aren't for you, explore our range of other nic shots to pair with one of your shortfills.
What vape device do you use with nic salts?
Nicotine salts are a type of e-liquid that are best used with MTL (mouth-to-lung) vape kits. These vapes are low powered devices which are designed to provide discrete amounts of vapour but excellent flavour.
Nic salts are suited to MTL vaping because they have a balanced VG and PG ratio and a higher concentration of nicotine, which can be too overwhelming for sub-ohm devices. Nic salts also provide a smoother throat hit, making them a good choice for those who are just starting out with vaping.
If you're looking for a device to pair with your nic salts, we recommend checking out the Caliburn G2 Pod Kit, a bestseller in the Caliburn series of vapes.
What strength of nic salt should I use?
Using an e-liquid with the right nicotine strength is essential to ensuring you have as pleasurable a vaping experience as possible. Using the wrong strength can result in an unpleasant experience that can even be enough to put some people off vaping altogether.
For the casual ex-smokers who may have 2 or 3 cigarettes a day, a lower nicotine strength such as 3mg or 6mg should be ideal for you. If you were a heavy smoker who smoked more than 20 cigarettes a day and just made the transition to vaping, we recommend using a nic salt with a higher nicotine strength such as 18mg or 20mg. If you smoke around 10 cigarettes a day up to 20, then a 10mg nicotine salt may be right for you.