Site Information

WARNING: This product contains nicotine. Nicotine is an addictive chemical.
 Loading... Please wait...

The Vape Mall Blog

2019 DIY Vaping Question Still Going On: Plastic or Glass?

Posted by David on

If you’ve recently gotten into the world of DIY vaping, you’re likely feeling a little overwhelmed by how many new products you have to purchase in order to successfully create your own vape juices from scratch. Besides the variety of ingredients required to create an e-liquid formula, you need measuring equipment, safety equipment, syringes and, of course, bottles.

When it comes to those DIY e-liquid bottles, knowing what to buy is essential. The truth is that some bottles are just better than others, and if you take your DIY vaping hobby seriously, it’s important to invest in ones that will best protect your e-liquid while it’s stored away for later use.

Bottles are More Important Than You Think

There are lots of different empty bottles on the market today, and the main types of bottles are plastic and glass. Choosing the best one for your needs is essential if you want to be able to store your e-liquid properly. Cheaply made bottles are going to increase the risk of oxidization, which is a process in which heat and light negatively alter the flavor of your e-liquid while reducing its nicotine content.


Plastic bottles are undoubtedly the more affordable choice. After all, plastic is cheaper to produce than glass, so you can stock up on a whole lot of plastic bottles without paying nearly as much money. And, as you know, you need a whole lot of bottles, so costs really do add up.

But, that’s about where the advantages end. Plastic is fine, and a lot of top-selling vape juice companies sell their products in plastic bottles, so clearly they’re not bad, per se. However, plastic bottles are more likely to expose your precious DIY vape juice to harsh conditions such as heat and light that can, over time, break down those compounds and ruin your e-liquid.

Additionally, plastic bottles are a lot harder to reuse. Plastic material is more likely to absorb the aroma and flavor of your e-liquid if it’s been sitting in there long enough. This means that even after you rinse it out several times, it’s still going to alter the flavor of your new vape juice batch.


Glass bottles are a bit pricier without a doubt. Also, glass, as we know, is much more fragile than plastic, which means that you have to be more careful when using them. However, most DIY vapers find that glass is superior to plastic for several reasons. For one thing, glass bottles are less likely to expose your vape juice to extreme conditions like light and heat. Therefore, if you like to store your vape juices for long periods of time before using them, glass bottles are most certainly better than plastic ones.

Also, glass bottles are easier to reuse. Glass doesn’t absorb as much of your vape juice as plastic, which means that a good washing can usually get rid of any residual smell and taste. Therefore, in a way, glass may actually be more affordable over time because you don’t have to keep buying new bottles.

Which is Better?

Here’s the thing: DIY vaping is all about finding what works for you. Many DIY vapers argue that glass is better, but a lot of juice-makers are perfectly content using plastic bottles exclusively. Therefore, there’s no one that’s objectively superior, as vaping is all about preference. We do believe that glass bottles have more advantages. However, if you’re trying to save money, or you’re particularly clumsy, you can use plastic.

The Case for Amber Glass

There’s one last thing to mention. If you’re going to use glass bottles, we highly recommend going with amber glass. Amber glass bottles are better at preventing over-oxidization from occurring, because the amber color can block both light and heat.

Plastic and Glass Bottles Both Have Their Pros and Cons…

But it’s safe to say that glass is a bit better in many ways. So, if you wanna take your DIY vaping game to a whole new level, upgrade from plastic to glass. There’s a good chance that your batches will last longer and stay fresher.

View Comments

Different Drip Tip Materials

The drip tip is often the most overlooked component of a vaping setup. However, the material from which your drip tip is made can affect many factors of your vaping experience. Here are the different drip tip materials that are commonly used:TeflonTeflon is a high-quality, heat-resistant plastic material that is also known as thermoplastic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE). Many people associate Teflon [...]

Read More »

DIY Vaping Bottle Choices: Plastic or Glass?

The "plastic vs glass e-liquid bottle" debate is still very common in the vaping world. Today’s vapers like to be involved on a deeper level. Many steep their vape juices , some make their own juice , while others are setting out to build an e-juice empire. The options are virtually limitless with this new style, because after all, vaping can’t be called [...]

Read More »

3 Ways to Tell How Your E-Juice Might Be Affecting Your Tank

There are tonsand tons of e-juices to choose from these days, and one of the top aspects ofvaping is being able to experience as many flavors as you can. However, not all of them are so great, as a competitive market drives companies to focus on quantity over quality, resulting in hastily formulated poorly executed mixes. Cheaper [...]

Read More »

When Should You Consider Using A Glass Vape Tank?

When putting together your vapingdevice, there are a number of different options to choose. From  atomizers,clearomizers, tanks, batteries, coils, etc. It is essentially a mix and match hobby. Tanks alone have a number of different options, with size and material being taken into consideration. We'll be covering what you should consider when trying out a glass tank, and what the benefits and [...]

Read More »

What Causes Some E-Liquids to Damage Tanks?

One day you may wake up, eat breakfast, and head to your morning vape session—only to find that your device’s tank is cracked and completely useless. What could’ve happened? Could it have been that new e-liquid you put in your device last night? Well, it turns out that could certainly be the case. Vapers, creators, and technicians alike have discovered [...]

Read More »

A Vaping Rule: Don’t Forget to Recycle

One of the most critical actions you can take after using vaping products is that of recycling. While most people may disregard packaging and warnings to just throw parts in the trash, this is actually not allowed due to the contents of rechargeable (or non-rechargeable) batteries for instance. A more energy-efficient and safe for the environment [...]

Read More »