Getting to Know the “Cooler” Side of Menthol Flavors
Ah, there’s nothing like that first, big hit of a menthol flavor at the start of the day. Menthol is unique in that it is capable of refreshing us and cooling us down at the same time. Menthol is a compound that naturally occurs in plants belonging to the mint family, and it’s used for many medicinal purposes including relieving pain. But, when we vape it, it soothes us in ways that no other flavors can.
Why Do Some Menthol Flavors Seem Cooler Than Others?
Most menthol enthusiasts have noticed that some menthol-flavored e-liquids are cooler than others. We’re going to be explaining why this may be the case. This way, you’ll be able to ensure that you can get your fix of frost the next time you go vape juice shopping.
Reason #1: The Menthol’s Quality
Menthol, as we said, is a chemical compound belonging to the mint family. Now, most vape juice companies use pure, authentic menthol extract. However, some don’t. Sadly, there are cheap imitations of menthol out there that offer the flavor without the cooling sensation. If you’re really concerned about vaping an e-liquid that has a menthol replacement, call the company and ask them what they use.
Reason #2: Amount of Menthol Used in the E-Liquid
Of course, it’s also possible that your vape juice contains real menthol, but just not as much as you’re used to. Every e-liquid company has its own set of recipes, and some use less menthol than others. Needless to say, the less menthol, the less coolness you’ll feel. So, if that coolness is extremely important to you, check the list of ingredients on the label and make sure that it contains a high amount of menthol. Basically, the menthol should make up at least seven percent of the e-liquid recipe.
Reason #3: The Type of Device You’re Using
The intensity of the menthol may actually have to do with the device that you’re using rather than the e-liquid that you’ve purchased. As you know, the intensity of the flavor has a lot to do with the wattage level of your device. It’s believed that high-wattage devices produce a stronger menthol hit because of the fact that the high temperatures bring out the intensity of the menthol itself.
Reason #4: Salt Nic vs. Freebase Nic
Salt nic e-liquids might seem like they provide a cooler sensation because of the way in which they produce a strong hit to the back of the throat. If that punch of coolness to the back of your throat is important to you, you may want to go with a vape juice made with nicotine salts.
Reason #5: Those Other Ingredients
Certain flavoring additives may offset the intensity the menthol flavor. For instance, certain dessert flavors like chocolate and caramel can counteract that cooling sensation. Meanwhile, it’s believed that fruit flavors actually enhance the intensity of the menthol. And, of course, if you’re a real menthol fanatic, you can’t go wrong with a vape juice that contains no flavors other than menthol.
Now You Know Menthol’s Cooler Side
As you can see, there are several reasons why one menthol flavor might have a stronger cooling sensation than another. Luckily, if you’re an ice junkie, you’ll have no trouble making adjustments to your setup to get that nice blast of chilliness while you enjoy your menthol-flavored vape juice. After all, what’s the point of vaping a menthol flavor if you can’t feel that frosty sensation flow across your mouth?