Food coloring, is it ok to use in DIY E-juice?

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  1. Icon

    Icon Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    North Carolina
    I have some cool looking food colors and was wanting to know if using some in my E-juice would hurt?
     
  2. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    Short answer... the less you put in your juice the better. Food colouring is not a requirement and is never recommended.
     
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  3. Icon

    Icon Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    North Carolina
    Do you know if it would hurt? The only ingredients is: PG, water, color and propylparaben. Not sure if it's safe or if people do it and it's ok.
     
  4. Fiamma

    Fiamma Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 9, 2012
    So Calif
    PROPYLPARABEN || Skin Deep® Cosmetics Database | Environmental Working Group

    About PROPYLPARABEN: Propylparaben is in the paraben family of preservatives used by the food, pharmaceutical, and personal care product industries. Parabens mimic estrogen and can act as potential hormone (endocrine) system disruptors.

    Not something I'd care to inhale. I avoid all flavorings that contain any food coloring at all.
     
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  5. Icon

    Icon Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 24, 2012
    North Carolina
    Gotcha, thanks!
     
  6. Yves

    Yves Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 23, 2012
    Matamata, New Zealand
    Why do you wish to colour your juice it would do nothing to the flavour?
     
  7. AzPlumber

    AzPlumber Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2011
    Arizona
    I don't think adding something to your juice that is not a required ingredient is a good idea. The long term effects of vaping are not known, why add something that is not necessary?
     
  8. thinkingaboutit

    thinkingaboutit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2012
    mn
    It wouldn't produce a colored vapor, right? Other than that, I see no reason to even consider it.
     
  9. salemgold

    salemgold ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 5, 2010
    South Carolina
    Actually, I think that the vapor would be colored. I recall something from a few years ago where folks were coloring their ejuice to get colored vapor. I would not do it and avoid flavors with coloring.
     
  10. thinkingaboutit

    thinkingaboutit Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 13, 2012
    mn
    Ok, I'm way too old to say it....but it sounds cool. If there was no question on the risks I might try it. As is, my goal is to get away from the extra chemicals, not add.
     
  11. salemgold

    salemgold ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 5, 2010
    South Carolina
    Exactly! It was weird. Everyone was saying it was cool back then but I had no interest. The less I add to my juice, the better that I feel about it.
     
  12. anavidfan

    anavidfan Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 14, 2012
    U.S.
    Not that I'm recommending, it but colored juice would "look" cool in a glass tank. What about the natural color found in fruits, like in pomegranates, cherries, blackberries, etc? Pluid is a very good juice, and not cheap, but it is a cool green. I see that some of the gourmet organic/ natural juices have pinkish, reddish tones. There must be some organic/natural food colorings?
     
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  13. salemgold

    salemgold ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Jul 5, 2010
    South Carolina
    We don't even have a clue of what if any, harm the flavoring itself will do. Why risk the inhaltion of colors if we do not have to?
     
  14. kingvitaman

    kingvitaman Full Member Verified Member

    Jun 14, 2012
    Fort Worth Texas
    Just about everything you put in your mouth that is processed has some sort of artificial color or flavors why would you want to add to it. If you really want to add color use Beet juice, Annatto or Turmeric a least those are natural and heck you never know they might make a hole new flavor experience. LOL!
     
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  15. Baditude

    Baditude ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Apr 8, 2012
    Ridgeway, Ohio
    First time for everything (and last time). I had some grape flavored ejuice in a tank. The juice itself was pretty clear and colorless, and I got the bright idea to add some purple food coloring (water based), thinking it would look cool in the tank. Well, the coloring actually tuned the juice green, obviously unexpected. To top it all off, it ruined the polyfill in the cartomizer.

    FAIL !! :facepalm:
     
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  16. Dougiestyle

    Dougiestyle Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2011
    Knoxville, TN USA
    No coloring will turn your vapor "colors". Vapor is white, because light is reflected in each of the microscopic water droplets as full-spectrum (white) light. The only way to turn vapor to a color would be to blow it at a colored light.

    I see no reason to add coloring to nicquid, except to distinguish flavors. Then again, labels do a pretty good job of that around my neck-o-da-woods.
     
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  17. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    Indiana
    Thanks Dougiestyle...

    I don't know if I would have put it so nicely today.
     
  18. martinc

    martinc Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 12, 2011
    Montreal,Quebec,Canada
    All that and I think coloring is the 1st to go foul and ruin your juice anyways....and prett fast too.

    I had some raspberry from flavourart I think (lil glass bottle,very much dark red stuff) that turned my juice dark pink (ah the glamour) but would taste foul after only a couple weeks.
     
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  19. favor1

    favor1 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2011
    traveling about
    No point really. Better to keep it as simple as possible. Would you rather drink pure water or colored water?
     
  20. Switched

    Switched ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 18, 2010
    Dartmouth, NS Canada
    I believe you meant Lorans. Flavour Art doesn't come in little glass bottles.
     
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