New vapers who come across menthol vape juices might wonder what exactly the menthol does, which is why we put together this quick guide to explain menthol’s place in today’s vape juices.
Menthol & Vape Juice
E-liquids come in a world of flavours and many of them include menthol. Vape juices containing menthol and other flavours are often referred to as ice flavours or iced e-juices. The reason for this is that the menthol delivers a cooling sensation.
What Is Menthol?
Menthol is an organic compound that’s both found in mints like spearmint and synthesized in labs. It can either be extracted from plants like peppermint or created through a chemical process.
For a good spearmint e-juice, take a look at our personal favourite here.
Why Iced E-Liquids Are Popular
When menthol is added to an e-liquid, the vapour produced by that e-liquid has a cooling attribute that makes the vapour feel cool upon inhaling and exhaling. It also adds a sensation that can be felt in the back of the throat, which is called “throat hit” in the world of vaping.
Former menthol cigarette smokers like menthol e-liquids for obvious reasons, but they’re not the only ones. Because many smokers who switch to vaping are accustomed to feeling the smoke that they once inhaled hitting the back of their throat, some e-juices just don’t do it for them. They need to feel that sensation. This is where iced flavours come in, delivering that throat hit sensation while also delivering other enjoyable flavours along with it.
Here are just a couple of examples of ice vape juice flavours from Vaper Empire:
- Watermelon Mints
- Berry Crush
Watermelon Mints, as its name quite clearly implies, is a combination of watermelon and mint. As menthol is extracted from mint, it should not be all that surprising to find that it has a strong cooling sensation when vaped. Of course, it also tastes a lot like watermelon at the same time.
Berry Crush, similarly, tastes like berries and menthol. It’s cool and it’s sweet.
Many vape juices today take advantage of menthol’s cooling and throat hit properties and become quite popular with vapers in Australia and abroad.