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Full Reasons to Never Blend a Salt-Based E-Liquid with a Freebase E-Liquid

Full Reasons to Never Blend a Salt-Based E-Liquid with a Freebase E-Liquid

If you’re new to the world of flavor blending, you’re probably considering mixing a salt nic vape juice with a freebase e-juice to see what happens.  But, before you try out that experiment, know that it’s basically impossible to vape an e-liquid that contains both types of nicotine.  Basically, if you attempt to mix these two together, you’ll end up with a batch of vape juice that might as well go into the garbage.

The reason why these two types of nicotine are incompatible with each other has to do with the unique needs that each one has.  While freebase nicotine is used with a sub-ohm setup, salt-based nic is made for a pod mod system.  We’re going to break down the reasons why you should never attempt to combine these two types of nicotine.  While the results won’t be dangerous, they won’t be pleasant either.

Can You Blend a Salt Nic with a Freebase Nic Vape Juice?

For those who don’t know, flavor blending is a process that involves combining two or more e-liquids together in order to create a more complex, layered flavor profile.  It’s quite a fun hobby that isn’t nearly as much of an investment as making e-liquid from scratch.  Plus, it allows you to get creative and be in charge of your flavor experience.

However, when flavor blending, it’s important to stick to one type of nicotine at a time.  If you’re trying to combine freebase nic and salt nic vape juices together, you’ll only end up disappointed.

Coil Incompatibility

One reason why these two types of nicotine can’t be blended together is because they each require different coil resistance levels.  While freebase e-liquids need to be vaped at lower resistance levels, nic salts need higher ones.  That’s because freebase nicotine must be vaped at a higher wattage, and the higher the wattage, the lower the resistance level of the coil.  Meanwhile, salt-based nicotine is mixed with benzoic acid so that it can work with low-wattage devices that utilize coils with higher resistance levels.

Device Incompatibility

Vape juices made with nicotine salts can only be used with pod mod systems.  These low-wattage devices are specially designed to preserve the chemical integrity of the nicotine salts.  Their output settings prevent the nicotine from becoming unpleasantly harsh thanks to their technological design.

Meanwhile, vape juices made with freebase nicotine need more robust box mod systems.  Otherwise, they won’t produce enough vapor to satisfy. 

So, combining a salt nic e-juice with a freebase nic e-juice is going to be quite an issue as one type of nicotine makes your juice incompatible with the device that you’re using.

Poor Nicotine Experience

Many of us go to great lengths to determine the type and strength of nicotine that we need in order to feel satisfied.  Salt-based and freebase nicotine are so incredibly different from each other on a chemical level that you’re not going to feel satisfied after vaping a blend of the two.  One is going to prevent the other from giving you the dose of nicotine that you crave.

Incompatible VG/PG Ratio

Another problem with combining these two types of nicotine is that their ratios will clash with each other.  Your vaping setup has output settings that best accommodate the VG/PG ratio that you prefer.  Most freebase nic e-liquids have a 70/30, 80/20 or MAX VG ratio.  However, practically every salt nic vape juice has a 50/50 ratio because this base seems to best support salt-based nicotine.

Mixing the two nicotine types together means that you’re changing the ratio of your e-liquid.  Therefore, you won’t have the vaping experience that you want.  For instance, if you’re a cloud chaser, a max VG e-juice is best.  Adding a nic salt juice with a 50/50 ratio into the mix will basically eliminate your cloud-chasing abilities.

These Two Just Won’t Work Well Together

Mixing salt-based and freebased nicotine e-liquids is essentially a waste of time and money as the two just aren’t compatible with each other.


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  • I mixed 3mg Naked e juice with 35mg salts (both Naked brand) at 50/50 ratio for years. I was using a Vaporesso Aurora Play vape with the 1.3 pods. Absolutely perfect! No sore throat & good flavor. Perfect hit for an ex heavy smoker. The vape I used is no longer made. I now use a Smok Nova X. This vape’s pods just won’t hack it. So, YES!, it can be done, but the newer pods aren’t as forgiving. It’s all in the pods you’re using. Probably coil related. Now I’m after a vape with pods & coils that can handle the mix I always used. I’ll get it sorted soon enough. Hype is a huge part of the industry. Smok vapes are so praised these days, but my old Vaporesso was infinitely better. Those pods lasted 2 weeks & I smoke alot. My Smok pods last about 4 days & can’t handle the salt/juice mix. Of course you can mix the salts & juices. This article was very misleading. But be careful about the pods you’re using. That’s the only drawback I’ve found. Smok vapes only seem to work well with salts. That’s too much nicotine for me (35mg).

  • The amount of guys here looking for an ego stroke is amazing lmao. I can sit here and make stuff up to guys, using non salt on MTL does burn up faster and uses coils quicker, difference with me is I don’t lie and hope to make friends on the net like the other 12 guys here 🤣

    Nick Cottrell
  • Your article is horribly misleading and incorrect. I see every other comment agrees. Are you a reputable site? Obviously not. This company should be boycotted it’s people like you guys spreading incorrect information in hopes to make more of a profit.

  • This article is…mostly misleading. The reason you might want to avoid mixing the two is because if you’re sub-ohming and the nic salt concentration is too high, you could end up poisoning yourself by taking in too much nicotine too quickly. A sub ohm coil vaporizes far more e-liquid in one pass than a higher ohm coil is physically able to do. So one puff on a pod device or higher resistance coil is going to give you a much SMALLER dose of nicotine than a lungful from a sub ohm tank. Conversely, using freebase in a high ohm set up is going to give you only the barest little sprinkle of nicotine per hit, potentially leading to dissatisfaction and frustration if you’re looking for a quick nicotine rush. But if the two are mixed properly, and in the correct ratios, you end up with a juice that can provide both immediate nicotine delivery with a smooth “afterglow,” as the freebase takes longer to enter your bloodstream and metabolize. You just have to be careful not to overdo it. I tend to mix right in the tank, filling it nearly completely with my desired freebase strength juice, and then adding in a couple of carefully calculated DROPS of nic salt juice to bring the total nicotine level of the tank higher, while ensuring there’s no way to OD even if I vape the whole tank in one sitting. Mixing up higher quantities at a time is certainly possible, but I’m just so fickle that I prefer to mix up only what I want at the moment, as needed.

  • Pure BS.


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