Your vaping experience depends a lot upon the quality of e-liquid. How you store e-liquids can alter its flavor and taste. Generally many first time vapers don't pay much attention to the proper storage technique of e-liquids and end up ruining its taste. It is extremely important to store hookah flavors in a proper way so that they don't lose their flavor, freshness and become stale. Let's have a look some of the useful tips to store e-juices the right way:
Avoid from heat and light
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The most basic rule for proper e-liquid storage is to understand from what you should keep your juice away. Heat, light and air are the enemies of vape flavor. If you want to keep your electronic hookah flavor tasting fresh and nice, preferably store liquid bottles in dark and cool room.
When exposed to heat and light, hookah flavors tend to lose their original taste and quality. Light and air cause nicotine to oxidize that eventually leads to the change in the color of the liquid. Oxidized e-juice turn darker in color and give a poorer taste.
Whereas keeping e-cigarette flavor in low temperature helps prevent the growth of bacteria and mold and slows down the oxidation process. Since direct heat is not a good idea for storing it, make sure to never ever expose your e-cig flavor to direct sunlight. Hence don't keep them on windows or other places which receive direct sunlight.
It is best keep bottles in the basement or medicine cabinet. These places are usually dark and cool and would keep the flavors of your liquid intact.
Plastic bottles or glass
While some manufacturers offer e-juices in plastic bottles, others offer in glass bottles. While plastic bottles are fine when it comes to short-term storage, they are not ideal for long-term storage (i.e. more than a couple of months). There is nothing wrong if you use e liquids stored in plastic containers on a monthly basis. But plastic is simply not good for long term storage.
It is recommended to use dark glass bottles for storing hookah flavors to increase their longevity. The dark shaded glass bottles prevent air and light from getting through the e-juice and keep the original flavors intact.
To refrigerate or not
Some people also keep vape flavors in the fridge for long-term storage as cold temperatures prevent the growth of bacteria. But one should keep in mind that e-juices tend to thicken up and lose a bit of flavor when stored in the fridge. If you have kept your vape flavor in the fridge, make sure to keep it in the room temperature for some time before filling it up for vaping your electronic hookah pen.
To opt for bulk orders or not?
For many vapers, ordering e-liquids in bulk is an economical option. However keep in mind to store them properly. E-juices do not last forever. They have a shelf life of around two years. It's best to initially purchase less quantity.
When stored properly, e-juices can last longer and yet retain its original taste and flavor. Following these simple, above mentioned tips will help retain the freshness of your e-juice for a longer time.