Let’s get one thing clear, when it comes to e-juice flavors and scents, it really all boils down to fruit. For most people, fruit is it. Whether you’re a big fan of avocados, mangoes, coconuts, watermelon, apples, or oranges, it doesn’t matter. Steeping e-juice with fruit compounds has been the tried and proven way of getting the right vaping hit each and every time.
In fact, a lot of people get so sold on the power of fruit that they’ve stopped exploring other feedstock. They’ve stopped considering other plant-based materials as feedstock for their e-juice. This really is too bad because you’re leaving a lot of stuff off the table.
Now, don’t get me wrong. Fruit is awesome, especially citrus fruits. They smell great, they pump you up, and they have this fresh scent to them that keeps you energized over the long haul. However, with that said, eventually, it gets old really quickly.
This is especially true if you are not really big on nicotine. If there is no addictive hook to your vaping formulation, you’re pretty much at the mercy of the flavor profile of the liquid that you are using for your vaporizer.
Now, this is like playing the blues without a backing band. You’re basically left playing the naked notes of the blues song and you better be skilled at it. You can easily tell somebody who’s just fumbling along or butchering a classic blues riff and somebody who actually knows what they’re doing.
The same applies to ejuice from Eliquid Depot. If you’re not mindful of the ingredients that you are using, it’s too easy to screw up. It’s too easy to come up with something that has some weird aftertaste that you really can’t quite put your finger on, but it eventually gets annoying.
To spare yourself of all this unnecessary drama, step away from the fruit. Understand that there are many other plant-based materials out there. There are aromatic leaves, there are all sorts of scent-producing pods, and there are even flavorful roots that have a nice smell to them.
The key here is to play around with all these different plant-based materials. Leave no stone unturned. Let your curiosity get the better of you. The more parts of a plant that you work with, the better.
For example, if you’ve only just been using orange peels for scent, you might want to try to orange seed or the bark of the orange tree. You might even want to experiment with different parts of the watermelon.
There are just so many ways to play this game. Don’t feel that you’re stuck using the actual fruit or a specific variety of plants. Look at the total plant, look at different species, and knock yourself out with experimentation. I think this, ultimately, is what makes the whole process fun.
It’s not so much that you’re going to end up at some sort of destination. It’s not so much that you’re going to end up with the right formulation that looks good, smells good and tastes good. It goes beyond that. It really all boils down to the anticipation and the sense of possibility and excitement of the journey itself.
In a way, formulating non-fruit e-juice for vaping is much like defining happiness. Happiness is not a destination. Instead, it’s the journey. The journey changes you. It changes your expectations, and it’s a lot of fun. Enjoy every moment.