What are Nic Salts?

What are Nic Salts?

Nicotine salt (or nic salt) is a type of naturally forming nicotine found in leaf tobacco and when blended with e-liquids, is the most efficient way to deliver nicotine to your body. It is blended with flavoured e-liquid in 10ml bottles for MTL (mouth-to-lung) kits.


If you are a smoker looking for the most effective way to make your switch to vaping stick, then nic salt vape juices are recommended. Nic salts provide high amounts of nicotine that deliver rapid and long-lasting craving satisfaction, with the benefit that you use less to get what you need. And unlike freebase nicotine, nic salts provide an enjoyably smooth throat hit and exceptional flavour production.


Conventional nicotine is also known as "freebase" nicotine. It has a higher pH and delivers an extremely strong throat hit in strengths above 12mg while also causing flavours to be somewhat muted. This may suit some, but if you want strong, rapid delivery with bold flavour then you’ll want nic salts.

Nic salt is the kind of nicotine found in the leaves of tobacco, it is extracted in its purest form and then blended with benzoic acid to lower the pH level, which allows for quick absorption and a mild throat hit.


  • Absorbs quickly & delivers long-lasting craving satisfaction.
  • Bold & complex flavours.
  • Mild throat hit.
  • Offers highest nicotine strengths available
  • Cheaper - you vape less to get your fix


The chemical structure of nic salts makes them more biologically available to our bodies and as a result, they are absorbed in seconds and keep your cravings at bay for longer. The feeling is identical to that of smoking tobacco which makes for a seamless and stress-free transition from smoking to vaping.


Nic salts deliver excellent flavour. Freebase nicotine will greatly impair the flavour of e-liquid, especially at higher strengths of 12mg and 18mg, where you will experience the peppery taste of the nicotine over the flavour. Whereas nicotine salt is flavourless and doesn't impact the flavours at all, no matter the strength, so you can enjoy exceptional flavours that also offer a much wider variety of choice and complexity.


The low pH of nic salts makes them extremely smooth when compared to freebase nicotine. The throat hit is mild yet present enough that you’ll know that you are vaping more than air.


Nic salts offer the highest amount of nicotine available in the UK. They are available in 5mg, 10mg or 20mg strengths, to match your smoking habit.


Short answer, yes! Their rapid and long-lasting delivery means that you will get your fix in a few quick puffs, meaning you’ll be using less e-liquid.


10ml flavoured nic salts are designed for MTL (mouth-to-lung) devices and work best on coils from 1.0ohm and upward. Sub-ohm devices kick out massive plumes of vapour and nic salts vaped on their own through a sub-ohm kit will be extremely harsh and deliver an overwhelming amount of nicotine. You can, however, can mix a flavourless nic shot with a high VG 50ml or 100ml shortfill bottle as this will dilute the nic shot with the more suitable thicker e-liquid.


You are spoilt for choice with the vast range of affordable products currently available for those wishing to experiment with nic salts. From disposable vapes such as the Elf Bar 600 or one of Lost Mary’s range of kits to the even more economical 10ml premixed bottles for refillable vape pod and pen starter kits.

With disposables available online for as low as £4 a device, you can try these to see if they are suitable before purchasing your own refillable beginner vape kit and a bottle of vape juice.


*Our Ultimate Beginner Vaping Guide will answer all your vaping questions and help you get the perfect vape kit and e-liquid setup.


Fans of Elf Bars' delectably sweet flavours can rejoice and enjoy the entire range of mouthwatering flavours in a super economical refillable vape kit. ELFLIQ are available in 10ml bottles of 10mg or 20mg strengths and deliver 3000 puffs (approx.) per bottle, so there has never been a better time to upgrade to a refillable MTL vape and save yourself some money without having to compromise on flavour.

With the 3 for £10 deal at Vape Superstore, you can net yourself nearly 10,000 puffs (approx.) for the price of two disposables!

Seriously Bar Salts

Seriously Bar Salts pack some serious flavour, with a range of super sweet fruit, soda and menthol treats on offer that will have your lips smacking for more. Tailor your nic salt intake to match your cravings with strengths of 5mg, 10mg or 20mg in convenient 10ml bottles and of course, at 3 for £10, they’re excellent value.

IVG bar Favourites

Vape great with the concentrated range of punchy flavours from vaping legends IVG. A huge range of complex and original flavours will tantalise those tired tastebuds while the blend of premium nic salts will deliver instant satisfaction in 10mg and 20mg strengths.

Try as many as you like with our mix and match 3 for £10 offer.

Vampire Bar Salts

Finally, Vampire Vapes' classic tried and true flavours have been ramped up to new heights and delivered in 10ml premium nic salt blends that will deliver smooth, bold flavours in your MTL kit.

Save big with our Mix & Match 3 for £10 deal.

Riot Bar SLT

Riot Bar delivers a volley of unique flavour infusions of astonishing complexity and sweetness that are blended with your choice of 5mg, 10mg or 20mg premium quality nic salts.

Vape Superstore’s 4 for £10 Mix & Match offer gets you 12,000 puffs (approx.) a deal that can’t be beat!


Mouth-to-lung kits are ideal for nic salts. They are low-maintenance devices that replicate the sensation of smoking while being designed so that first-time users can effortlessly get to grips with them and begin their vaping journey hassle-free.

Elfa Prefilled Pods

The halfway point between disposables and refillable vape kits, the Elfa prefilled pods by Elf Bar features a 500mAh battery device in the shape of the Elf Bar disposable that you can recharge instead of throwing away. An environmentally friendly option that utilises prefilled pods each containing 2ml of Elf Bars' delicious flavours and 20mg of smooth nic salts that clip into place and provide 600 puffs (approx.) per pod.

You get all the Elf Bar flavours you enjoy that are better for the environment and twice the value.


A stylish and versatile refillable pod kit that is an excellent option for beginners, the Xlim C houses a powerful 900mAH battery for all-day vaping and offers the benefit of being able to adjust your power and airflow to your liking. Easy side refilling of the 2ml mesh coil pod makes topping up hassle-free. The Xlim C pairs perfectly with nic salts and delivers excellent flavour and a discrete amount of vapour.

Feemax Galex Nano

Compact and pocket friendly, with a gorgeous futuristic design, the Galex Nano offers a fuss-free and intuitive vape experience with an 800mAh rechargeable battery and is perfect if you are just starting out or looking for a handy backup. The pods feature FM Leak-Resistant Tech and FM SaltCoilTECH 4.0 which will deliver superlative flavour from your favourite nic salts.

UWELL Caliburn G2

The ideal companion for your nic salt collection, the Caliburn G2 sets the standard that all other MTL pod kits try to live up to. Its user-friendly top-refill design and wide range of plug-and-play coils make the kit a joy to use. The Pro-FOCS technology of the coils ensures a pure and consistent flavour production while you can customise the tightness of your draw with the fully adjustable airflow wheel. Auto draw or button activation gives you added levels of control over your vape.

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David Phillips is the lead content writer at Vape Superstore, with a decade of involvement in the vaping industry. Armed with a journalism diploma, he has spent the past ten years exploring the world of vaping. David has a hands-on research approach and is committed to delivering fact-based content that is useful to readers. As a former smoker, he has personally experienced the advantages that switching to vaping has to offer, not only for well-being but also for cost savings. David is enthusiastic about raising awareness about vaping’s benefits and helping people make the switch away from tobacco.


Hi @Theresa – in the UK, the safety and quality of e-liquids containing nicotine are of utmost importance. All such e-liquids are mandated to undergo rigorous testing to ensure they meet the safety standards set by the authorities. This is to ensure that consumers are protected and are using products that are safe for consumption.

It’s true that there have been concerns raised in the media about the safety of certain vaping products, particularly disposable vapes. However, it’s crucial to differentiate between regulated products and those that are sold on the black market. The ingredients used in black market products are not the same as those in regulated vaping products. These unregulated products can pose potential risks due to the lack of oversight and quality control.

We want to assure you that all the products we offer at Vape Superstore are compliant with the regulations and have been tested by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) for safety. Our commitment is to provide our customers with products that are not only of high quality but also safe for use.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions!


I would like to know if anything has been done to make them safer


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