Freebase Nicotine Vs Nic Salts


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Nicotine salts are becoming increasingly popular amongst vapers. Every day more people are trying Nic Salts and deciding whether they are going to switch or not. In this guide, we will compare Freebase Nicotine to Nic Salts and outline the advantages and disadvantages of the two.


What is Freebase Nicotine

The nicotine in your vape juice that you are familiar with is something called freebase nicotine. It is a method that tobacco companies have been using since the ’60s. Freebase means that the nicotine is in its purest form compared to the other nicotine delivery methods. In turn, the nicotine is much more potent when heated. Normal Nicotine Shots are an example where Freebase Nicotine is usually used.


What are Nicotine Salts?

Nicotine Salt is the kind of nicotine found in leaves of tobacco. The salts contain not only nicotine but various other organic components. Nic Salt is a compound where nicotine is bonded to other chemicals. Studies have been carried out which suggest nic salts were more efficient in delivering nicotine to users, including an experiment conducted by PAX Labs. The addition of benzoic acid to nic salts reduces the pH, which means vaping isn’t as harsh.


What are Nicotine Shots?

Nic shots are small, 10mL TPD compliant bottles of unflavoured nicotine liquid. Not intended to be vaped on their own, they’re made to be mixed with larger bottles of nicotine-free e-liquid.
Nicotine Shots can be added to nicotine-free e-liquids to make the liquid the strength that the user wants. Brands produce short-fill bottles, which are designed to work perfectly with nicotine shots, for example, EcoVape ranges such as PsychoBunny, Dainty’s, and Dripping Range produce 50ml shortfills in 60ml bottles leaving space for a 10ml nicotine shot. Adding an 18mg Nicotine Shot to a 50ml short fill would make the liquid 3mg in nicotine strength.


Freebase Nicotine vs Nicotine Salts

How Freebase Nicotine and Nicotine Salts differ is a matter of how it affects your vaping experience. They are made in different ways and both perform differently from one another in a vape. Nicotine Salts result in better and faster nicotine fixes than Freebase Nicotine, they deliver in 6-7 seconds. While nic salts themselves are pricier, your vape will deliver nicotine more efficiently, which means less vaping, consuming less juice, and ultimately, saving you money. Compared to Freebase, Salts don’t give you the harsh throat hit from the nicotine, smooth hits and an instant nic rush is the reason why more and more people are switching to salts.

Our advice is to try both of them, and decide for yourself which is best for you. Some people prefer freebase, some prefer salts, it’s all down to personal preference.

Read below to find out about the Nicotine solutions that EcoVape offers!


EcoVape Nicotine Shots

We stock 7 different Nicotine Shots from the PsychoBunny Range here at EcoVape.

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EcoVape Nicotine Salts

We stock 19 different Nic Salts from the PsychoBunny and Dainty’s Range’s here at EcoVape.

Click here to look at our Nicotine Salt selection