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Is it safe to use e-liquids for other purposes?

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  1. Charlotteson7thcloud

    Charlotteson7thcloud Full Member

    Oct 20, 2019
    Hi all,

    I've only started vaping recently and have started to do DIYs for my e-liquid as well. I was wondering that because i really like the smell of the e-liquids, would it be ok if it was used for other purposes such as a car freshener?
    As im assuming the liquid will evaporate over time when i use the AC of the car and wondered if it was safe to inhale it.

    I either plan to buy an empty air freshener then put e-liquid there and stick that on the air vents of the car or use will a small ziplock bag with small holes and cotton to absorb the liquid and hopefully release the eliquid over time when i turn on the AC.

    *side note, i wont be using any liquid with nicotine if that helps.

    Many Thanks
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  2. daleron

    daleron ECF Guru - TWR Co-Mod Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Arkansas, USA
    Can’t imagine why not, might become sticky after a while :unsure:
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  3. Diver9543

    Diver9543 Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 26, 2015
    Oklahoma City, OK, USA
    I do it in my Jeep, however, I filter it through my ecig first.:unsure:
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  4. Charlotteson7thcloud

    Charlotteson7thcloud Full Member

    Oct 20, 2019
    Did you mean that overtime the evaporated eliquid will build up somewhere and made the surface sticky? or just if i accidentally spill it somewhere? If it's the latter then that's a risk i'm willing to take lol.
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  5. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    Interesting approach to air fresheners, but if it works for you then I say run with it! Only issue I can see is if you have pet(s). It is said cats are particularly sensitive to PG which could make them sick. And you do not want a sick cat cause you know he/she will just barf up in one of your shoes.
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  6. daleron

    daleron ECF Guru - TWR Co-Mod Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 16, 2013
    Arkansas, USA
    Yes over time as it dries up. Punk In Drublic has a good point too about pets.
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  7. Punk In Drublic

    Punk In Drublic Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 28, 2018
    Toronto, ON
    Don’t believe dogs are as susceptible to PG as cats. But I wouldn’t know. Given the master of my house is a furry feline, I am forbidden to look up information on dogs. She checks my internet browsing history regularly.
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  8. stols001

    stols001 Mistress of the Dark Nicotinic Arts Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    May 30, 2017
    Tucson, AZ
    No nic, do what you want. .Wash the dog. Deodorize the fridge.

    I will not be held responsible for any of these suggestions.

    I do use some VG for shaving. Makes life easier.

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  9. DaveP

    DaveP PV Master & Musician ECF Veteran

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    May 22, 2010
    Central GA
    Over a long period of time a haze will form from exhaling vapor in your vehicle. Windex takes it off quickly. I leave my driver side window cracked and the HVAC fan running and that helps exhaust the vapor and slow down window fog.

    You won't get a vapor accumulation on the windows using it as a deodorizer on a cloth since it's in liquid form and not vaporized.
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  10. Letitia

    Letitia Citrus Junkie ECF Veteran

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    Apr 2, 2017
    West Frankfort, IL
    Personally I think you might be better served using oils for air freshers. Put some on a cotton ball or pad and should last weeks. Just add a drop or two to the pad now and then. I do use my flavors in water regularly and love FA lemon sicily added to yogurt. I don't use it in my mixes due to fade but doesn't seem to fade in food/beverage products. Have tried a few in coffee as well.
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  11. Skunk!

    Skunk! Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 25, 2014
    Las Vegas
    I think @Letitia was right
    Oil would probably work best. Also maybe make it stronger than you normally would.
    As for me, I use these.:) 20191119_084102.jpg
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  12. Sugar_and_Spice

    Sugar_and_Spice ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Sep 11, 2010
    between here and there
    VG can also be added to shampoo or conditioner for your hair. Doesn't take much but your hair feels thicker, softer and has more shine....

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  13. ppeeble

    ppeeble Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 9, 2013
    Poole UK
    I often raid the DIY cupboard when i'm cooking.... Who knew adding a few drops of Capella strawberry to custard would make it taste like apple pie ?! Adding Capella vanilla custard to cakes gives them a fudge(y) hint.
    Probably wouldn't bother with air fresheners though, can't see the aroma lasting too long :|
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