FAQs, for those curious and inquiring minds of the DIY vape juice world who prefer a FAQ page over calling us to chat it up. We get it. Sometimes we don’t like phones either. Hopefully this feeds your curious inquires, but if not, please feel free to contact us!
What is the intended use of your concentrated flavorings?
Flavorah is intended for further processing in the manufacture of eliquids. Flavorah is not intended for use with nicotine (see below). Our DIY flavoring concentrates cannot be used directly in an personal vaporizer without first adding a flavorless vapor base. Examples of a flavorless vapor base are propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerin (VG), or a mix of PG/VG.
Is Flavorah intended for use with Nicotine?
No, Flavorah flavorings are so good, you don’t need it. But if you do use nicotine, we recommend synthetic nicotine to keep your juice tobacco free.
What makes Flavorah different than other concentrated flavorings?
Our flavoring lineup is composed 100% of vapor flavorings specifically formulated for eliquid. Each flavoring has been built from the ground up to perform best for vapor – not beverage, not candy, not baking – that is why they taste better, mix stronger, and stand up to more rigorous standards of craft ejuice.
Why does Flavorah cost so much?
Concentration level. Flavorah is more concentrated than other flavorings that were used in the past because it is made for vapor. With our high concentration level, you will actually have more flavoring at your fingertips per dollar (or pound, or euro) than with a multi-purpose flavoring. This high concentration also unlocks max VG recipes that are unattainable with typical multi use flavorings.
What compounds are in Flavorah?
Generally Recognized as Safe (GRAS) food flavoring compounds. Additionally, Flavorah subtracts a proprietary list of over 39 eliminated compounds that may be unsafe for inhalation from these GRAS compounds. To our knowledge, independent studies have not been conducted documenting the safety of these flavors in a vaping environment. We expect these studies to be forthcoming. Until they are released, we make no representation or warranty as to the safety of vape flavors when used for ejuice, vaping, or in e-cigarettes. Further, there is no FDA approved list of flavorings or compounds certified for vapor and we make no claims as such.
Do your tobacco flavors contain tobacco or “Tobacco Absolute”?
No, they are compounded using food grade GRAS ingredients. Tobacco Absolute (TA) is an ingredient made for perfume and is derived from tobacco.
Are your flavorings a tobacco product?
No, our flavorings are a raw material used for further processing in the manufacture of vapor products. The Family Smoking Prevention And Tobacco Control Act, Section 101 defines tobacco product:
“(1) The term ‘tobacco product’ means any product made or derived from tobacco that is intended for human consumption, including any component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product (except for raw materials other than tobacco used in manufacturing a component, part, or accessory of a tobacco product). “
The FDA considers ejuice a “tobacco product component” due to the deeming rules set out on 8/8/2016. Therefore, products created with nicotine will require PMTAs. Although the FDA has argued in court that if ejuice does not contain nicotine it may not be a tobacco product component, requirements remain the same for now.
Our flavorings are packaged for use by manufacturers of eliquids, and we anticipate supporting our customers who embark down the US FDA’s Premarket Tobacco Application (PMTA) process over the next two years. We will submit tobacco product master files (TPMFs) for reference in PMTAs.
We encourage everyone with an ejuice business to stick with it…don’t quit just because big pharma lobbyists and the government is against you. Submit PMTAs.
Is Flavorah ejuice?
No, ejuice is the flavored liquid that creates vapor in an ecigarette. Flavorah is a raw material used to manufacture ejuice. Ejuice may contain nicotine; flavorah does not. Flavorah is:
- Not made or derived from tobacco
- Does not contain nicotine
- Not intended for direct use in an e-cigarette
- Further processing needed for intended use as a flavoring for manufacturing ejuice
- Not intended for use with nicotine (on all packaging since 8/8/16)
- A food grade flavoring
- Compounded from FEMA GRAS ingredients
- Compounded in a FDA-inspected facility
I am subject to EU TPD compliance. Can Flavorah provide ingredient lists?
How much of your flavor do I use?
Typical use rate is 1-4%. Thus, 1 part flavoring mixes with 25-100 parts of a flavorless base. Some flavors are so strong that they are best <1%
I need a COA for everything I use, can you provide this documentation?
Yes, for wholesale commercial requests.
Do your flavors contain any tobacco or nicotine?
No, Flavorah flavors are 100% tobacco free and 100% nicotine free.
Are your natural tobacco flavorings made from tobacco?
No, we do not use tobacco (extracted or otherwise) in the making of our vape juice flavoring concentrates. The creation of our flavorings – including tobacco flavorings – is a time intensive and rather interesting process. During the process, a chemist identifies the characteristic notes that make your brain think tobacco, and then mimics those concentrates from natural and/or artificial sources. Flavorah does not need real tobacco to create great tobacco flavorings. Hence, wonderful and concentrated tobacco flavorings without having to use tobacco in the extraction process.
Do you add Diacetyl? Do your flavors contain Diacetyl?
Flavorah does not add diacetyl to any of our flavors, however there are traces of natural diacetyl in some of our flavors. This trace occurs from the natural extraction processes. We have identified diacetyl down to 5ppm (parts per million) through GCMS testing. Please see the safety page for detailed analysis.
Do you add acetyl propionyl or 2,3-pentanedione?
No, Flavorah does not add this compound, nor have we found any traces after lab testing. Please see the safety page for more information including 3rd party analysis.
Do your flavors contain acetoin?
Some flavorings contain traces of acetoin and some are compounded with acetoin. Please see the safety page for a comprehensive listing and PPM.
My Flavorah has some particulate in it. Is that ok?
Yes, a few flavors compounded with natural ingredients will have a very fine particulate in them. We prefer to leave these particulates in the flavorings, due to the removal potentially effecting the flavor potency. When exposed to cold temperatures, chunky crystals can develop or the flavor may separate. While this may seem concerning, it is easy to fix by warming the flavors up and shaking well solves those issues.
I would like a wholesale account. How do I get one?
Please create an account and submit a ticket requesting one. A representative will upgrade your access to view our wholesale products and prices.
Can I re-bottle your flavors for resale online and in my store?
We are committed to the growth of the DIY vape community all around the world. So if your company shares this commitment, rebottling can be a great opportunity to serve your region and we would love to work with you provided you can meet certain quality and customer service requirements. Re-bottlers must agree to our re-bottling agreement and abide by certain policies to be authorized to distribute our flavorings. Your account representative will help you further the process.
I live outside of the United States. Can you ship to my country?
Yes, we ship by parcel, and by freight. In addition, if you have a freight forwarding agent in the US, we are happy to work with them to process your bulk shipments.
Where can I find recipes for your flavors?
There are great resources for Flavorah recipes on the internet. A few forums where you can find recipes:
What’s the starting percentage for mixing of your flavors?
2-5% is an average starting percentage. Below 1% is effective for some flavors. Many flavors will become distorted if used above 5%. Therefore, we recommend starting at 1% and moving up or down from there.
I order from an ejuice retailer online, can I request that they start carrying Flavorah?
Of course, perhaps they are waiting for their customers to request Flavorah! Therefore, ask them to start carrying Flavorah flavors and we’ll set them up.
Do you plan to offer PG, VG, or nicotine for your customers?
No, Flavorah is the flavoring for ejuice. We strictly sell flavorings. There are other companies, including some of our distribution partners, that serve as an excellent source for PG, VG, and other DIY components.