But maybe you’re now looking for a more intense flavour experience and bigger clouds. Perhaps you’re trying to reduce your waste, or want to find a more cost-effective way to keep vaping instead of buying new vapes every few weeks.
If this sounds like you, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we’ll be explaining why trying nic salts is a great next step after disposable vapes. We’ll list some of the best nicotine salts that you need to try, and at the end we’ll give some tips about the best vape kits to vape them with. Let’s get started by taking a closer look at nic salts.
What are nicotine salts?
There are two main types of e-liquid that vapers use.
Shortfills: these are nicotine-free e-liquids that a vaper will often mix with a freebase nicotine shot. Freebase nicotine is a strong form of nicotine created from the compound nicotine salt which is found in tobacco leaves.
Nicotine salts: these vape juices contain the nicotine salt which is found in tobacco leaves in its original form. While nicotine salts are not as strong as freebase nicotine, they are more rapidly absorbed into the body, meaning that vapers can get a faster nicotine hit.
Nic salts are a relatively new addition to the vaping world, but they’re already favoured by many vapers who use pod kits and a mouth to lung vape style (the same way that you vape a disposable e-cigarette).
Why choose nic salts?
There are a number of reasons that nicotine salts have become highly popular with vapers since they were first introduced a few years ago.
Better nicotine absorption
Nic salt e-liquid is popular among ex-smokers because nic salts provide super fast nicotine hits. With rapid nicotine absorption in just a few seconds after taking a puff, nic salts are perfect for satisfying cravings quickly and effectively.
Plus, because of the almost instant satisfaction achieved from vaping nicotine salt e-liquid, vapers find that they don’t have to vape as often to get the nicotine content they need.
In contrast, freebase nicotine takes longer to absorb and therefore is less effective at satisfying cravings.
Milder throat hit
Because nicotine salts have benzoic acid or citric acid in them, this neutralises the alkaline e-liquid. As a result, the lower pH means that nic salts provide a milder and more pleasant throat hit than freebase nicotine.
Because of the more pleasant throat hit, it’s easier for vapers to consume even high-nicotine e-liquids more frequently. This makes salt nicotine appealing to many vape enthusiasts and former smokers who want to vape frequently more comfortably.
Easier to use
Another reason that we love nic salts is that they’re incredibly easy to use. E-liquid shortfills can be confusing: you have to figure out how many nicotine shots to add to the vape juice to get your desired nicotine strength.
With nic salts, no calculations are necessary because the nicotine e-liquid is pre-mixed. You just have to choose your nicotine strength, which usually is in 5mg, 10mg, or 20mg strengths in 10ml nic salts.
The best nicotine salts to try after disposable vapes
Gems Nic Salts by Dr Vapes
Some of our favourite nic salt e-liquids, the boutique Gems range by Dr Vapes is a great place to start. With three incredible fruity flavours – super strawberry Ruby, lemon and lime ice Emerald, and mag mango Topaz, you can’t go wrong. They’re available in nicotine strengths of 5mg, 10mg, and 20mg, so you can get the one that’s right for you.
You may have already tried Dr Vapes flavours in the Dr Vapes Geek Bar disposable vape pods created in collaboration with Geekvape. If you liked the e-liquid flavours in these disposable vapes, you can buy the Blue Panther or multiple award winning Black Panther salt nic to vape in a kit.
Dinner Lady Nic Salts
From the bestselling e-liquid creators Dinner Lady, this salt nic range is a must-try for any vapers who are graduating from disposable vapes. Try the bestselling Lemon Tart flavour for a sweet and tart dessert-inspired flavour e-liquid, available as a 20mg nicotine salt e-liquid. Or, try their Fruits nic salt e-liquid range for scrumptious Melon Twist, Berry Blast, Purple Rain and Pink Wave flavours – we can’t get enough!
Yeti Nic Salts by Prohibition Vapes
If you gravitated towards refreshing, menthol filled flavours for your disposable vapes, Yeti nic salt e-liquids will be perfect for you. Available in ten flavours, each with a frosty blast, these are some of the most cooling and tasty nic salts on the market.
Not sure which flavour e-juice to try? We highly recommend the Yeti Cherry, a juicy and fruit filled e-liquid with an intense menthol blast. The Yeti Watermelon is another winner, with its thirst-quenching watermelon and mint blend on every puff. Available in 5mg, 10mg, or 20mg varieties, it’s easy to find the nicotine salt e-juice that’s right for you.
Ohm Brew Nicotine Salts
For bold, innovative flavours, we highly recommend Ohm Brew nic salts. We love the blueberry and raspberry ice slush flavours of Blue Slush, and the strong liquorice candy flavour of Black Jacked. For lovers of a tobacco flavoured vape juice, The Cuban is a perfect full-bodied Havana tobacco blend in a 10ml bottle.
Ohm Brew nic salt e-liquids are available in nicotine strengths of 6mg, 12mg, or 18mg. Order now and you won’t be disappointed!
Bazooka Sour Straws Nic Salt E-liquid
Love a sour vape? You’ll love the Bazooka Sour Straws range. Available in 20mg and 10mg nicotine strengths, these 10ml bottles of salt nic are packed with flavour. Try Mango Tango for a sweet and sour candy shop inspired flavour, or enjoy Green Apple for a fruity taste complemented by sour sweets. These are bold, crazy flavours and we can’t get enough of them.
Punx Nic Salts by Riot Squad
Fusing juicy fruit flavours in unexpected combinations, the Punx nic salt e-liquids are a must-try for any vapers who like fruit flavours. We’re partial to the Apple, Cucumber, Mint and Aniseed flavour that tastes like a refreshing beverage on a summer day, and the Guava Passionfruit and Pineapple vape juice that transports you instantly to the Caribbean. Or, for a real explosion of flavour, try the Raspberry Grenade, a fizzy lemonade blend topped off with fresh raspberries.
Available in 5mg, 10mg, or 20mg nicotine strengths, these UK-made nicotine salt e-liquids are perfect for former disposable vapers who want to get maximum flavour from their new setup.
IVG Mixer Nicotine Salts
If you liked the IVG disposable vapes, you’ll love their Mixer nicotine salt e-liquid range. With incredible flavours not available in their disposable versions, these vape juices are a real treat. Try Honeydew Lemonade for a fresh and juicy flavour pairing, or Riberry Lemonade which blends crushed blackcurrants with wild berries and icy lemonade. In this mouth-watering range of 10mg/20mg nicotine salt e-liquids, there’s something for everyone!
Best vape kits to use with nic salts
Tempted by any of these amazing salt nic e-liquid flavours? The next step is to choose a vape kit to get the best flavours from them.
For nic salt e-liquid, the best vape kits are smaller devices which allow the vape to deliver nicotine at a better rate. Pod systems are a good choice for use with salt nic e-liquids, and so are other smaller MTL vaping devices.
Uwell Caliburn G2 Pod Vape Kit
One of our favourite vape kits for vaping nicotine salt e-liquids is the Uwell Caliburn G2. This pod system is great for salt nicotine because it’s a beginner-friendly MTL kit that features a powerful battery and refillable 2ml pods, so it’s easy for you to add the e-liquid. It also features an e-liquid window so that you can see the exact amount of e-liquid left in the pod, giving you more control over refilling.
Aspire PockeX Kit
A perfect starter kit for beginner vapers, this is a fabulous all in one e-cig. With an 18-23W battery, it can provide impressive flavour from your e-liquid and last all day. It’s simple to use with a single fire button and is super pocket-friendly, which makes the Aspire PockeX a great step up from disposable vapes.
SMOK Nord 2 Kit
For vapers looking to get the most out of nicotine salt e-liquid without too much hassle, the SMOK Nord 2 Kit is a great choice. It has a powerful battery, a gorgeous and sleek exterior design, and a comfortable curved mouthpiece which makes this vape a delight to use. With adjustable wattage up to 40W and a 0.69 inch OLED display, this is a slightly more complicated vape kit, but for new vapers wanting to get the best clouds and flavours from their nic salt e-liquid it’s a winner.