Can Vape Juice Expire?

Some vapers may realize that they’ve bought more e-liquid than their actual need or they simply forgot the extra e-juice bottles. They might be worried that if vape liquid can go bad ?                                                                                                                                            

The Expiration Date of Vape Juice

The answer is yes that vape juice can expire.

Most eliquid will have an expiration date printed on the bottle, usually the expiration date for e-liquid is around 2 years, if they are stored properly.

If exposed to direct sunlight or not been well sealed, the components in the juice can react and break down more faster, as most of the changes in eliquid are due to the oxidation of the nicotine and the degradation of the flavorings.

The expiration date is an estimate of how long the vape juice will last under normal conditions, but the quality of it is likely to get poorer over time, generally, older e juices will have weaker tastes and less nicotine.

What Happens When Vape Juice Goes Bad ?

The natural process starts slowly and keeps on progressing.

Generally, there are a couple of changes that you will notice whether or not the e-juice has gone bad, if any of these things happen, it would be a warning sign of expiration.

Darken Color – The color of vape juice will darken over time, as it reacts with oxygen. Oxidation is a natural process that happens every time, you can’t prevent that from happening.

Nicotine Fades – The nicotine might also fade away and the strength will get weaker. You may won’t be able to get the same hit or satisfaction of nicotine level.

Separation – The ingredients begin to separate and you might notice the sediment on the bottom of the bottle. If you’re shaking up the bottle and the sediment on the bottom doesn’t merge back together, that’s a warning sign for you. 

Weird Smells and Tastes – Vape juices should taste and smell good when they are fresh, but if you notice a weird smell or taste, or of nothing at all, that is an indicator that the ejuice probably past its best.

How to Store E-liquids Properly ?

Storing your e-liquids properly would be the best way to keep them as fresh as possible throughout its lifespan. Make sure that the bottles are sealed well, and keep it in a dark, cool place.

Well Sealed – Make sure it is sealed well when not in use. Once you’ve opened your e-juice, you should try to use it ASAP to get the best vaping experience before the expiration.

Darkness & Low Temperature – Keep your e-juices in a dark, dry and below room temperature place is ideal, that will make the perfect conditions to keep them fresh. And if you want, you can keep it in the fridge (but never freeze it). 

Vape juice can go bad if don’t store it properly, even before its expiration date. So do remember to keep them well if you want them fresh to get the best vaping experience.

The End

So now you know that e-juice can expire, and you also know the ways to store them properly in order to keep them fresh.

It is not advisable to vape expired e-cig juice, it will probably ruin your vaping experience, and there’s currently no evidence to prove that it is safe to vape expired e juice.


Thanks for reading.



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