What are the best bottles for e-juice?
We all have opinions, and everyone believes their opinion is the correct choice. This is no different when it comes to vapers and their preference in e-liquid bottles. Which type of e-juice bottle do you like? Do certain types of bottles show more class than others? Is the type of plastic a concern of yours because of a health aspect or the ease of the squeeze?
I will first take a second to address the matter of enclosures. Everyone should agree that all e-liquid bottles should come with child-resistant caps. Safety is the number one concern. This article will only discuss the bottles themselves and leave the lids out of it.
Plastic E-Juice Bottles or Glass Bottles w/ Droppers In Vape History
Low-Density Polyethylene (LDPE) bottles were the most common e-liquid bottle 7 to 8 years ago. You only saw glass bottles used with “premium” e-liquid companies that sold e-juice for upwards of $25 to $30 for a 30ml.
Now, plastic e-juice bottles come composed of 3 main plastic types. Let’s take an in-depth look at those.
LDPE (Low-Density Polyethylene) E-liquid Bottles
Although LDPE doesn’t contain BPA, it can leach estrogenic chemicals into the e-juice.
Great resistance to wear and can take a ton of abuse without breaking or leaking.
HDPE (High-Density Polyethylene) E-Liquid Bottles
BPA (Bisphenol A) can leak into e-liquid and can absorb into the body which can cause health problems. HDPE is at a higher risk of containing BPA than LDPE.
It is very durable.
PET (Polyethylene Terephthalate)
PET is not as flexible as LDPE, and therefore, has a little more resistance and is not as squeezable.
PET does not contain BPA or phthalates (plasticizers). Health organizations worldwide rate it safe for use in food and water containers. It is rated as safe by the FDA for use in medical applications.
Plastic Bottle Conclusion
When we look at the pros and cons presented in that way, we can easily see that PET bottles are the best choice. When safety comes up as a factor it makes it a pretty easy choice.
PET has made a move to be the standard in e-liquid bottling choices. The most well-known style of bottle that is PET is Chubby Gorilla. There is also another style of bottle that is PET that is used frequently in vaping.
Showdown: Chubby or Glass?
At Vape Juice Guru, we chose Chubby Gorilla PET Unicorn Bottles. It was a decision based on several factors. As any business would do, we took cost into consideration. We didn’t only like that the Chubby Gorilla bottles lowered material cost. We considered the extra weight of glass bottles. Since we charge no shipping fees for U.S. orders, it was more economical to use the lighter PET bottles.
Next, we looked at the durability factor. It was better for the customers to have a squeezable, impact friendly bottle. We liked Chubby Gorilla’s durability and how it factored into shipping loss.
The droppers of glass bottles are neither a plus or a minus – Or both a plus and a minus – It depends on your preference.
We believe that we made a good decision in the PET bottles and the dependability they offer.