Nic Shots are designed to add a custom amount of nicotine to your Shortfill E-liquids. They exist because in the UK, ready mixed nicotine e-liquids are only allowed to be sold in 10ml sizes. Nic Shots allow you to customise how strong in nicotine content you want your vape juice to be.
As a guidance, we advise that a 10ml, 18mg bottle of nicotine added to 50ml E-liquid makes a 60ml bottle of liquid with 3mg strength. Still Confused? Get in touch with us here.
A nicotine shot (or nic shot for short) is 10ml bottle of e-liquid which usually contains 15mg, 18mg or 20mg or freebase nicotine within the bottle. Nic shots are flavourless and have been designed to be added to a shortfill E-liquid.
Most commonly nic shots are used to make a 3mg nicotine mix. This comes from adding 1 18mg 10ml bottle nic shot to a 50ml shortfill and giving it a good shake, like you’re some kind of mixologist at a fancy bar.
If you’re someone who has just quit smoking and has no idea how on earth to navigate the sometimes overly complex word of vaping, here’s a quick table that will help you decide what nicotine strength you should go for:
If you’re someone who’s looking for a slightly stronger e-liquid, you’ll want to go for nic salts. Our range of nic salts can be found here. (don’t worry, we’ll explain what they are too!).
To confuse us all even more, nicotine shots come in slightly different variations (and no I’m not talking about the strength). We’re talking about the VG/PG of the e-liquid; which essentially is how thick or thin the liquid is. For the simplest answer, I’d always recommend trying to match your Nic shot VG/PG with your shortfill VG/PG.
“What are nic salts?” I hear you murmur at your screen. Nic salts work in the same way as standard nic shots, but they provide a smoother throat hit and the nicotine in the liquid is absorbed into the body faster – therefore even more closely replicating the nicotine hit from a cigarette.
A nic salt shot can be used if you want to go for a lower nicotine nic salt. Stick to as close to a 50/50 e-liquid as possible as this will help with all things flavour & coil life.