A few months ago I put together an article highlighting some of the top “craft” e-juice makers in the industry, focusing on companies that produce unique, high-quality products that definitely stand out from the crowd. There’s no doubt that these companies produce some of the best and most interesting e-liquid on the market – but they’re also the most expensive. Many vapers cannot afford to pay $20+ for a 30ml bottle of e-liquid, but the good news is you don’t have to spend an arm-and-a-leg to satisfy your needs. Although it may require a bit of experimentation to find the perfect blend, there are plenty of cheap e-juice companies that will provide you with safe, high-quality options that are both flavorful and affordable.
High-Priced Vs. Low-Cost E-Liquid
As I mentioned already, there’s a long list of “premium” e-juice companies that will charge you a HEFTY PREMIUM for their products. The biggest advantage to paying extra for “craft e-juice” is that it’s been finely tuned over time; mixed with the highest-quality ingredients to create the best overall flavor, performance and experience. They’re rich, complex, well-balanced and often pre-steeped so they taste excellent right out of the bottle. These flavors can take months to develop, and although there are certainly exceptions to the rule, they tend to be more consistent, layered and flavorful than the cheap e-liquid alternatives.
But that’s not to say you can’t find an affordable e-juice you enjoy just as much, if not more. One thing you’ll notice is that low-cost e-liquid tends to be more simplified; with just one or two flavors mixed together vs. three, four or more. You may have to choose the PG/VG level – or even the amount of flavoring; meaning the fine-tuning is left completely up to you. More than likely, cheap e-juice will need to be steeped for several weeks and it won’t include fancy packaging. Quality is also a concern, so it’s important to choose reputable, US-based suppliers.
Cheapest U.S. E-Juice Companies
There are plenty of low-cost e-juice companies to choose from, but these are a few of the most well-known and trusted resources for cheap e-liquid in the US:
Not only are they the cheapest, but Mt. Baker Vapor is undoubtedly the most popular e-juice vendor on our list. Established in 2009, they’ve rapidly grown in to one of the largest and most trusted resources for low-cost e-juice in the country, with prices starting at $3.99 for 15ml. They have a huge selection of over 100 flavors and their products are 100% American-made with only quality, US-sourced ingredients. You choose nicotine level and PG/VG ratio, along with up to 5 extra flavor shots. Although it costs extra ($0.25 each), we recommend at least 2 extra shots – unless you’re OK with a light, muted taste. Mixed fresh per order, 1-2 weeks of steeping is highly recommended. Large 236ml bottles are also available, and Mt. Baker offers a full range of do-it-yourself supplies as well. See our full review →
Not quite as well-known as Mt. Baker Vapor, but just as reputable, Vista Vapors is another affordable e-juice maker with a huge selection of over 100 U.S. made flavors. At first glance Mt. Baker’s prices may appear lower, but many of their best options are priced at a slight premium – right inline with Vista Vapors’ prices. Choose from your basic tobacco, menthol, fruit and dessert flavors, along with a nice selection of slightly more complex options. MBV has five PG/VG levels, while Vista Vapors has just three – 70/30, 50/50 and Max VG. They also offer extra flavor shots and a full range of nicotine strengths, along with 52ml and 102ml bottles. Each batch is mixed fresh, so 1-2 weeks of steeping is suggested.
Producing quality, US-made e-juice since 2013, Vape Craft Inc. doesn’t offer quite as many options as Vista Vapors or MBV, but their pricing is just as attractive and their products are certainly worth mentioning. Choose from the standard Vape Craft line, which is the most affordable and consists of about 20 traditional, dessert and fruit flavors at 70/30 PG/VG. 15ml bottles start at just $3, while large 120ml bottles are only $15 – available in a full range of nicotine strengths. They also offer the Vapors Anonymous line, which is a “premium” e-juice collection consisting of a dozen unique and complex blends that are reasonably priced as well – just $5 per 15ml or $27 per 200ml. Unlike the companies we’ve mentioned so far, they don’t offer 30ml bottle sizes, but you can experiment with their 15ml samplers before you commit to a large bottle – which is undoubedly the cheapest way go.
The Vape Mall isn’t quite as well-known as the other e-juice companies I’ve listed, but they offer excellent pricing and an huge selection of products. Pick from over 250 flavors: you choose the PG/VG blend (7 options), nicotine strength (up to 30mg) and select from a variety of bottle sizes (glass or plastic) – up to 500ml. 100% USA made with only USP food grade ingredients, each order is mixed fresh and usually ships the same-day. No flashy bottles or colorful packaging, you’re paying for what really matters – the e-liquid. As with any freshly mixed product, several weeks of steeping may be required.
More Mid / Low-Priced E-Liquid
There are literally hundreds of different companies I could mention, but I’ve limited the cheapest e-juice providers (above) to reputable companies that sell 30ml bottles of e-liquid for $10 or less. Below I’ve gathered a list of other affordable e-liquid options priced at $15 per 30ml or lower.
- Apollo E-Liquid ($11 for 30ml w/ coupon “CIGBUYER15”)
- Central Vapors ($14.39 for 30ml w/ coupon “E-Liquid”)
- EC Blends ($8.99 for 30ml)
- Heather’s Heavenly Vapes ($13.00 for 30ml)
- Highbrow Vapor ($13.50 for 30ml w/ coupon “HIGHBROW”)
- ITC Vapes ($7.99 for 30ml)
- JVapes E-Liquid ($10.80 for 30ml w/ coupon “CIGBUYER10”)
Keep in mind, flavor preferences vary and there will certainly be some tasty (and not-so tasty) options at each one of these companies. Obviously, when you buy in bulk the price will drop, so you’ll get the biggest savings when you buy in larger quantities. It’s also important to note that I’ve only experimented with a handful of the e-juice vendors listed above, so by no means am I recommending them – this is simply a list based upon reputation and pricing.
What are your favorite affordable / cheap e-liquid suppliers? Please share below.