When we’re having a great sale here at Vapekit – or you’re just in the mood to stock up on vape juice– you might end up finding yourself in possession of more e-liquid than you can actually use in a short time frame. That may leave you feeling a bit concerned about whether your supply of vape juice is secure for the future. How long does vape juice last? Does e-liquid ever go bad? Reading this article, you’re going to learn how long you can expect your e-liquid to last – and more importantly, you’re going to discover how to store your vape juice for maximum shelf life. Let’s begin!
We’ll start by answering the questions that brought you to this page. How long can you expect vape juice to last, and when does e-liquid expire? In general, vape juice lasts for about one year after the date of manufacture. Once a bottle of vape juice becomes older than that, the quality begins to degrade. If you’ve had a bottle of e-liquid for more than a year, the fact that the vape juice is “expired” doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t use it. However, you can expect two changes to take place when vape juice is stored for a long period of time.
When you buy a large quantity of e-liquid for long-term storage, you may find it helpful to note the date of purchase. Once you’ve reached the point where the e-liquid has been in storage for several months, it’s time to start thinking about using it before the quality begins to suffer. These days, it’s very common for vape juice manufacturers to put expiration dates on their products’ labels. If you have a bottle of e-liquid with an expiration date, you can defer to that when trying to figure out how long the e-liquid will last. In general, vape juice makers agree with the notion that a bottle of e-liquid maintains peak quality for about one year after it’s manufactured.
As we’ve just described, the flavours and the nicotine in a bottle of e-liquid will both start to degrade in long-term storage. The degradation happens because the various compounds in the vape juice oxidise, evaporate and intermingle with one another to form new compounds. It’s interesting to note, however, that some people actually store their e-liquids in a way that actively encourages those processes to happen. Storing e-liquid with the intent of accelerating the aging process is called steeping, and you might want to steep vape juiceif you’re unhappy with the initial flavour when you first purchase it. During the steeping process, you’ll repeatedly open the bottle to expose it to oxygen, and you’ll also shake the bottle periodically to encourage the compounds to mingle. Steeping e-liquid has two primary effects that may be beneficial.
It’s important to remember that, because steeping accelerates the aging process, it’ll also shorten an e-liquid’s shelf life. Once a bottle of vape juice reaches the point at which you’re happy with its flavour, you should use it right away because the flavour will only degrade once it’s reached its peak.
If you’re thinking about buying vape juice in bulk, you need to have a plan for how you’re going to store your e-liquid for maximum shelf life. In general, your goal when storing vape juice should be to minimise the e-liquid’s exposure to heat and oxygen, as those are the two factors that primarily influence the rate at which an e-liquid’s quality degrades. Follow these tips to ensure that your vape juice will be as tasty several months down the road as it is right now.