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Where to Buy ECig E-Liquids That Are Diacetyl, Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl Free

Last updated on January 14th, 2018

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E-liquids that meet new FDA Regulations tested for safetyOnly a Few Top Vapor E-Liquid Companies Are Prepared for FDA Regulations with Guaranteed Diacetyl, Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl Free Formulas

is your e-liquid Diacetyl Free?

Are you a vaper who’s concerned about dangerous chemicals like Diacetyl in your ecigarette e-liquids? There have been scientific reports from even the most pro-ecig scientists, including Dr. Konstantinos Farsalinos warning vapers that some compound flavors such as vanilla custard (my absolute favorite) may contain minute amounts of Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl, or even Diacetyl. These are substances which may be hazardous when heated and inhaled over a long period.

Fear not! The best e-cigarette ejuice companies are aware that their flavor supplier’s tests are not good enough for today’s rigorous purity and safety standards. They’re a step ahead of FDA regulations; ready to present detailed independent reports on the safety and purity of their products’ ingredients. I stress the word independent because it means testing was performed outside the company, not within their own laboratories.

Are Vapor Companies Keeping Products Safe?

I contacted popular e-liquid companies Vaporfi, Kai’s Virgin Vapor, DirectVapor,  Firebrand, Halo Cigs, and Mt. Baker Vapor voicing my concerns about e-liquid ingredients that may one day prove to be harmful.

It didn’t take long before I received an explicit response from each company on how they were addressing the safety issue and I’m happy to pass them along to you. 

E-liquid Companies That Use Independent Labs to Test Their E-liquids

Kai's Virgin Vapor eliquids - best e-cigarette guide

#1 – Kai’s Virgin Vapor’s  Customer Service Team confirmed there is no Diacetyl, diacetyl analogs, Acetoin, Acetyl Propionyl, 2, 3-Pentanedione, Diethylene Glycol, Ketone, Aldehyde, or Hexane in any of Virgin Vapor’s pure organic e-liquids. Neither are there any heavy metals, mercury, lead, chromium and cadmium.

Virgin Vapor, (now called Kai’s Virgin Vapor) has prepared third-party certified lab reports and they are fully certified by AEMSA.

According to Angel, a Virgin Vapor representative, 100% organic e-liquids means there are no chemical flavorings, which may be why their tobacco flavor “Black Velvet” is so true to taste. 

“The flavor IS the plant, flower, fruit, etc… Virgin Vapor flavors are steam extracted so there is no chemical residue left behind from the extraction process.”

The ingredients are very simple:

  • pharmaceutical grade Kosher nicotine
  • organic pharmaceutical grade vegetable glycerin
  • pure, distilled water
  • certified organic flavors

VV’s most recent statement says ” We have Certificates of Analysis showing all of our flavors to be free of these compounds with a detection limit of 0.1 parts per million.


 

VaporFi eliquids#2 VaporFi  VaporFi spokesperson, Andres Gomez verified that their Premium, Reserve and GRND RSRV lines are 100% clean with lab reports published on their website to show all results. 

“We think that it’s an important to combat [these] reports that paint the Ecig industry in a negative light with positive information about companies that are self-regulating and making sure they are producing e-juice that is clean, 100% free of Diacetyl and AP. VaporFi, e-liquids are among the cleanest juices out there and produced under the highest operating standards.”

Want proof? Check out VaporFi’s e-juice reports:

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  #3 – Halo Cigs

Halo Diacetyl free eliquids on Best-e-cigarette-guide

Award-winning Halo Cigs, makers of the awesome Triton Tank System conducts third party testing for all of their e-liquids.

Company spokesperson, Jason Del Giudice told me Halo tests not only for Diacetyl and Acetyl Propionyl, but also Acetoin, Arsenic, Cadmium, Diethylene Glycol and Nitrosamines.

“We run our e-liquids through third party testing every 3-6 months to ensure there are no changes on our suppliers side.”

Halo has a growing line of e-liquids including a great selection of excellent dessert flavors such as Belgian Cocoa, Malibu and Shamrock (a mint chocolate chip flavor). 

 

#4 – Firebrand American –

Firebrand Logo

 

This is the e-liquid company famous for their high tech labs, certified 99.9%+ ultra-pure nicotine and three-tier filtration system.

Firebrand’s exhaustive 3rd party lab testing has audited all their product lines. This includes their excellent Liquitine and Sub-OHM e-liquids (80% VG for perfect clouds that won’t clog up your coils). Tests confirmed the safety of all Firebrand eliquids. Testing was conducted at the meticulous level of “parts per billion”.

Last year, only a few flavors came back with slightly positive levels. Those not able to be reformulated were pulled from the lineup, while others with extremely minute levels will soon contain warning labels so consumers can make the choice for themselves.

Firebrand’s best selling flavors – Carnivale, Apple Pie, Emperor’s Blend, Peppermint Patty, Snow Cat, Tobacco Royale, MRX, and Penguin Corps 99 tested 100% of Diacetyl & AP free.

#5 – DirectVapor –

DirectVapor Cheap ecigs and Diacetyl free eliquids on best-ecigarette-guide

Discount company DirectVapor carries a huge selection of e-liquids from some of the most popular ejuice companies including Motley Brew, Cosmic Fog and Space Jam. The DirectVapor website is extremely transparent when it comes to e-liquid safety. DirectVapor now carries such a wide variety of e-liquid brands they have recently revised their website to indicate which brands and flavors are Diacetyl and AP free. You can now search by “diacetyl and AP free”; “diacetyl free”; and “AP free”. 48 e-liquids are AP and Diacetyl-Free, 37 are Diacetyl-Free and 1 is AP free.

#5 – Mt. Baker Vapor

Mt. Baker Diacetyl free eliquids on Best-e-cigarette-guide

MBV’s representative Michael Sullivan confirmed that their Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) reports show no Diacetyl, Acetoin, or Acetyl Propionyl in Mt. Baker’s quality, US made eliquids including the Custard and Vanilla e-liquids.

Mt. Baker Vapor has addressed the overwhelming task (and costs) of submitting their enormous flavor inventory for independent testing. Although product selection may soon be reduced to make the job viable, the process has begun and all results will be published publicly.

E-liquids tested for safety on best-e-cigarette-guide

All the e-liquid companies mentioned in this post use pharmaceutical grade vegetable glycerin (VG) or a 50/50 mix of pharmaceutical grade propylene glycol (PG) as a base. The nicotine used (if ordered by the vaper) is also guaranteed pure.

With e-cigarette safety and consumer awareness as our mission, the entire review staff at Best E-Cigarette Guide is happy to recommend all of the above quality e-liquid companies.

If you want to learn more about the safety practices at popular ecigarette companies V2 and Vaporfi, check out the following links:

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    • Marianne on February 7, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    Thank you for this information. Does anyone have info about Slims e-juice?

    • Claire on February 4, 2018 at 8:40 pm
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    I’m almost positive VapeCraft is free of Diacetyl. Great flavors and cheap ☺

    • Kathleen Conrad on February 2, 2018 at 12:52 pm
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    Do you know if Vapor Springs is safe e liquid? I use zero nicotine in blueberry and pomegranate. It stays 100 natural, but ingredients include 15%purified water
    24% vegetable glycerin
    10.1% organic fruit
    and or tobacco
    extract
    0.9% sodium with or
    without nicotine
    Is the fruit flavored free of the Tobacco extract?
    What is your opinion of this product? Just because it is organic fruit extract dies that guarantee no harmful chemicals such as diacetyl?
    Thank you
    K.

    1. Hi Kathleen,

      Please see my response to Mike.

      Thank you!

      Hillary, editor

    • Mike on January 18, 2018 at 1:20 pm
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    I buy from vap4life. Do their ejuice contain these bad ingredients?

    1. Hi Mike,
      Sorry we do not provide the research you are seeking as we have posted only those companies who we know have placed important ingredient or testing reports on their website, or they have given us a statement of verification. As you probably know there are thousands of e-liquid companies. You should still be able to call or email vap4life to get the information you are seeking.

    • Eva on January 12, 2018 at 2:26 pm
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    What about Freedom Smoke USA. I don’t see anything on their website.

    • TMB on November 27, 2017 at 10:49 pm
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    directvapor does NOT claim to only offer diacetyl products. They say that they note which products ARE diacetyl and AP free. From their FAQ

    “We currently carry liquids with Acetyl Propionyl (AP) and Diacetyl, but we identify which liquids are free of these contents so you can make informed desicions.”

    Buyer beware

    1. Hi TMB,

      DirectVapor now carries a wider variety of e-liquid brands and they have recently revised their website to indicate which brands and flavors are Diacetyl and AP free. You can now search by “diacetyl and AP free”; “diacetyl free”; and “AP free”. We will be updating our post to indicate that they sell 48 e-liquids that are AP and Diacetyl-Free, 37 that are Diacetyl-Free and 1 that is AP free. Thanks!

      Hillary, Editor

    • wes hawkins on November 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm
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    does anyone know if Naked e juice has these harmful ingredients?

    • Vickie on November 15, 2017 at 8:16 pm
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    I have been using Moon Mountain. I can’t find anything I’m their website that states anything about their ingredients. Are u familiar with this company?

    • Kimmy on November 9, 2017 at 5:40 pm
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    Hi Hillary,

    First, thank you so much for taking your time to research and share your information. I would like to know if the e-liquids produced by Indigo vapor are Diacetyl, Acetoin, and/or Acetyl Propionyl Free. I do not find that information on their website. Thanks!

    1. Hi Kimmy,

      Sorry we do not know about this company, and we do not provide the research you are seeking. That said, if the company does not place that important information on their website, they probably don’t have proof their e-liquids meet those standards. If they have decent customer service, you should be able to call or email them.

    • Skalantos on August 19, 2017 at 11:18 pm
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    There is one more that I know about it is a texas local the shops name is Viking vapor in new braunfels and the have several brands of juice including Alan cake

    • aknur on August 18, 2017 at 12:11 am
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    Mt’ Bakers website states (at the bottom of the website) that their liquids contain CHEMICALS that are very harmful for health and are prohibited in California State. Why this company is in this FREE of diacetyl, acetyl, acetoin list?

    Thanks

    1. Hi aknur. That’s a great question! The disclaimer you are citing at the bottom of the Mt.BakerVapor website refers to nicotine, not diacetyl. If you go to the site and enter the question “Do your flavorings contain Diacetyl?” you will get this reply:

      “The answer is no. The SDS’ (Safety Data Sheets) supplied to us from the manufacturer’s of our flavor compounds do not declare Diacetyl in their ingredient lists. To ensure this was accurate, we sent out our flavor profiles to an independent company to perform a detailed analysis of the components and to have our own SDS’ created based on the findings. The SDS’ we received from this independent company has reaffirmed that there is no Diacetyl present in any of the flavorings we offer. To add increased transparency between us and our customers, we are in the process of creating an online database of our SDS’ that everyone will have access to”

    • Meredith on July 26, 2017 at 6:01 pm
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    As far as The Dollar E-Juice Club goes, I have contacted them and this is the response:

    “We are currently working on getting lab tests done on all our flavorings to ensure there are no diketones. Although there are none added, we want to be 100% sure. These results will be posted when available. Thanks.”

    Customer Support
    The Dollar E-Juice Club

    • Kim on July 19, 2017 at 3:18 pm
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    Hi, what about Dollar Ejuice club?

    1. I have heard of them and reviews are mixed on Reddit. I prefer eliquid companies that publicly mention that they are 3rd party tested and free of diacetyl. They do not. Just my opinion.

    • tammie on June 28, 2017 at 10:33 am
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    hi does vuse vibe contain diacetyl

    1. Hi Tammie,
      There are plenty of other compact, refillable, affordable ecigs and vape devices that are comparable or a price better than a VUSE and not backed by Big Tobacco! The VUSE website promises “quality” but there are no details. Other quality vape retailers (and we have a reviewed many on this website) know that vapers are concerned about e-liquid ingredients so they make a point of saying their liquids are diacetyl and acetyl propionyl free.

    • Zack on May 16, 2017 at 8:35 pm
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    Hi I started vaping Naked juce 70vg 30pg and was wondering if they are free off the bad stuff .
    thanks .
    Zack

    1. Hi Zack,
      We have not reviewed Naked juice, but if their website does not provide this information I suggest you call or email them.

    • Owen on March 27, 2017 at 11:05 pm
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    hi, UK vaper here, I have bought some eliquids from my local vape shop.
    the bottle is the lab dinky donut and under further inspection it says made by the ciggie shop. Just wondering if this is free from any nasties? thanks.

    1. Same here in the US, Owen. Many (or most) vape shops offer a wide range of flavors that they will mix up for you while you wait. Not in a lab, or even a kitchen that gets inspected by the authorities, as in restaurants. They usually use ingredients sent to them from larger suppliers, but the problem is sanitary quality control. I suspect this will change here after FDA regulations go into effect here later this year…(unless they are once again delayed). My advice is to purchase your e-juice from retailers who are not afraid to post the use safety precautions on their website. This article lists some of the better ones. Thanks for your comment 🙂

  1. Thanks for the guide. We need more humans to care for one another! <3

    • Kevin on January 20, 2017 at 2:24 am
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    Hi there,

    I just bought a 60ml Kilo White Series Cinnamon Roll.. Was wondering if this flavour contains diacetyl or acetoin..?

    Thanks very much..

    Kevin..

    1. I always recommend getting in touch with Customer Service. Kilo is located in the U.S.and takes all inquiries -1.855.698.7110 / M-F 8 am – 5 pm PST
      support@ejuices.com

        • Kevin on January 24, 2017 at 9:51 pm
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        Thanks for that.. Will give their CS a go… thanks again…

    • Ashley on January 17, 2017 at 2:51 pm
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    Hi Hillary, i have found out about this super super cheap wholesale supplier and straight away rang alarm bells. Are they a safe supplier i wonder. I am in the UK and the company is called Bluestar, they claim they are covered by regulations and laws (full CHIP/CLP Compliant) on there website and are lab tested.
    How can i be assured all they have stated is true?

    1. Hi Ashley,

      Thanks for your comment, You are smart to inquire and do your homework. I did some research and the reviews in ecig forums are mixed regarding taste and value for dollar/pound. As for quality, many reputable eliquid companies have no problem posting independent third party testing reports on their website. With the diacetyl scare, the best companies make a point of saying “diacetyl free”. In the US all vape products will need to submit their product ingredients the FDA by August 2017 so the top companies are already on top of it 🙂

      On the upside, Bluestar indicates that they use pure ingredients that are “expertly mixed” and “batch controlled”. On the downside, they are self-regulated and they do not have a phone number, just an e-mail address.

      The most disconcerting piece of information I found was from a customer who stated they were a Chinese company claiming to manufacture in U.K. There was a thread on UKVapers where someone who lived close to their ‘factory’ visited and found it to be just an office. Sorry, I don’t have a link to the actual posting on UKVapers. Good luck and happy vaping!

    • Chia on January 2, 2017 at 10:02 pm
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    Can you tell me if Juis brand and Vaperz (Chrome?) brand are free of these nasties?
    Thank you!

    1. Hi Chia,

      I am not familiar with Juis and Vaperz, but I suggest you contact their customer service department. If they cannot give you an ingredient disclosure list I would shop elsewhere.

        • Chia on January 4, 2017 at 1:02 am
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        Thanks so much. I found Vaperz but can’t find the JUis people. Will keep looking. I appreciate your input!

    • Scayde on November 1, 2016 at 5:27 am
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    No requests, only a thank you for all of your hard work developing this resource. I have found your site to be one of the most helpful on the web.

    1. Thank you so much Scayde for your kind words and support. BECG is committed to the promotion of ecigs and THR and we are always available to answer your questions if needed 🙂 Happy vaping!

    • Diane on September 29, 2016 at 11:29 am
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    Do you mix your own? The shop I used closed for good and I always got the No-flavor. I don’t like the flavors and I am desperate to find someone who sells it. I don’t like the tabacco flavors either. please help!!

    1. Hi Diane,
      I recommend Halo’s flavorless e-liquids which come in both regular and High VG blends. They are great for the DIY crowd. Just use the link above and navigate to Halo’s e-liquid page. Good luck!

    • Jeff on August 24, 2016 at 5:33 am
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    Hi, I’m really loving my cookies & cream by FRYD a company that I’m starting to see pop up on many store shelves for PG problematic peeps like me.

    I just ordered VV 2 120 mil bottles of DBC and Van kiss. I’m just concerned now after reading reviews about possable long steep times for VV and Wana mare sure the FRYD is safe for my waiting times for the VV lines.

    1. I don’t enjoy ejuice that needs a lot of steeping and I much prefer high VG. Try Firebrand or Halo’s high VG line. Both are pre-steeped.

    • Tom on August 16, 2016 at 10:45 am
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    Hillary, hi

    I’m enquiring about the British-based company, Vapology. Their prices are below market price and I seem to be the only one who is cautious of this. Do you know of Vapology.co.uk and if not, do you think you could enquire about their practises? Their tobacco liquids are amazing, but I’m concerned this is all too good to be true. I’ve tried emailing them with the following letter, but have yet to receive a reply.

    “Good afternoon,

    I hope this email finds you well.

    I’m writing today as a customer and, on the advice of the FDA, to ask you a few questions about the quality of your e-liquids.

    Could you please tell me, are you a ‘producer’?

    If so, do you use your own lab or a third-party one to test the quality of your e-liquids?

    Do you use pharma-grade PG & VG?

    Do you use any colouring, stabilisers or preservatives in your e-liquids? If so, which ones? Diacetyl?

    What grade/purity of nicotine are inside your e-liquids?

    Finally, do you possess any certificates (that I can see) that backs up your responses to the above questions?

    Thank you for taking the time to answer these questions. This email is not related to a complaint in any way.

    Kind regards,

    Tom”

    Thanks in advance for your journalistic prowess.

    1. Hi Tom,
      Although I have not tried their products, I would be surprised if they did not respond to your inquiry as they do make claims of purity and safety on their website and invite inquiries by email and phone.

    • Nancy on June 15, 2016 at 2:16 am
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    Hi,
    Myself, I am not good at pouring liquids, I still use prefilled cartridges.

    So I read V2 cartridges should be safe.
    Do you have any idea if the following brands are diketone and formaldehyde free:

    vaporfi pre filled cartridges (so not the liquid bottles)
    easy puff cartridges
    atlantic vapor cartridges
    JUUL cartridges

    I live in Belgium but mostly order in in the UK, since I was informed that vendors in the UK cannot sell ecigs with diketone any more, is this correct?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Nancy,
      I know for sure that all Vaporfi eliquids (in bottles) as well as their cartridges are diketone free and formaldehyde levels are so low, if they were any lower they could not be measured.
      I am not familiar with the other brands but if you speak to their customer service or email them they may give you the answer.

    • Curious on June 12, 2016 at 3:46 pm
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    Hi Hillary,

    Do you have any info on Indigo Vapor’s liquids? I wrote to them and got an odd response, saying just “no” to my question of “do any of your liquids contain diacetyl and or acetyl propionyl and if so, how much”. They further added “part of the FDAs wisdom is that we’re no longer allowed to discuss those details with customers”. Is this true, that vendors can no longer discuss these details??? Seems very odd to me.

    Thanks for any light you can shed on this … Forever curious

    1. Hi Curious,

      Thanks for commenting!

      The FDA has current guidelines for sellers of ecigs and E-liquids (all ENDS products actually). They do not include forbidding sellers to discuss ingredients with customers. Most of the sellers recommended on Best E-cigarette Guide are happy to list ingredients or say “no diacetyl” in flavor descriptions.

    • aisha Hirani on June 8, 2016 at 4:43 am
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    hi hilary,

    i am still confused about Vaporfi’s reports because looking at their test labs it still says they have formaldehyde. lol

    1. Hi aisha,
      I agree, Vaporfi’s Analytical Report is very difficult to understand, but if you look at the first Narrative Summary, in QC Notes it reads, “Acetaldehyde, acrolein, formaldehyde, and crotonaldehyde were not detected in the blank at levels above the minimum detection limit (MDL).

      The acronym MDL represents the Minimum Detection Limit. Below this value the laboratory cannot determine the presence of the analyte of interest reliably.

      In essence, that means it is present in very very minute amounts, and if it were any lower it could not be detected by their testing instruments.
      It’s important to keep things in perspective. The World Health Organization says there are small amounts of formaldehyde in drinking water and in many foods and cosmetics.

    • Charlie on May 28, 2016 at 1:24 pm
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    The Virgin Vapor response is a little misleading. Referring to organic as meaning there are no chemical flavourings is incorrect, as all flavours are chemicals. Also, diacetyl is a naturally occurring chemical that is present in, amongst other things, apples, blackcurrants and blueberries, so if these fruits were “steam extracted” it would most likely contain diacetyl, because it is a water soluble compound.

    1. Hi Charlie,
      Virgin Vapor has responded to concerns in their latest blog post which can be found at http://www.virginvapor.com/blogs/news/115274308-diacetyl-testing-at-virgin-vapor. They say, ” We have Certificates of Analysis showing all of our flavors to be free of these compounds with a detection limit of 0.1 parts per million.”

      Thanks for your comment!

    • Blazed21 on April 26, 2016 at 4:52 pm
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    Any information on Marina Vape e-juice?

    • David grubbs on April 16, 2016 at 3:33 pm
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    What about Aqua smoke? My dad is new to Vaping and trying to fully switch in hopes it is healthier than cigarettes. Thank you for your info.

    1. Hi David,

      I’m unfamiliar with Aqua smoke, but all the brands listed in this post carry diacetyl acetoin and acetyl propionyl free eliquids. All ecigs are about 95% healthier than cigarettes as you are not breathing in tar or the over 400 dangerous chemicals in tobacco cigs.

    • jc in hb on March 25, 2016 at 10:40 pm
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    Thanks Hillary for showing that the vape industry is being proactive about being as safe as possible. I have been going to Mt Baker for 6 months and their products are pretty good especially for the price. I got tired of spending $20+/week for a store bought brand, like Cutwood etc., they are better quality/flavor but at 3 times the price, Mt Baker has my business.

    1. Thank you jc in hb!

    • D.M. on March 25, 2016 at 3:33 am
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    Hello. Hillary, I do not envy you. It appears that most of the folks on the forum/blog cannot figure out how to use e-mail! Why can these folks NOT contact the company themselves, as has been suggested by about a million people? Come on guys, get up!

    1. Clearly D.M! Of course, I’m happy to assist, but I was wondering when someone would mention that anyone can contact a manufacturer 🙂 Getting them to respond is the hard part!

    • Josh on March 18, 2016 at 6:47 pm
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    Hillary, Ive done a great deal of research and I cannot determine if vaporblunt e-juice is diacetyl free. Could you tell me if it is? It states that it uses 100% food grade PG, is FDA approved, and is made in the US.

    1. Hi Josh,
      Vaperblunt is very hard to contact. I have not even been able to find their home page although they do sell through other online distributors who claim they use 100% food grade PG, are FDA approved and are made in the US. That’s true of most e-liquids today. Too many excellent ejuice companies are far more transparent about their products’ ingredients. I recommend you shop somewhere else.
      Best of luck!

    • Jessica on March 2, 2016 at 3:08 am
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    Do you know if kind juice e nectar jungle juice has any diacetyl or any of the other bad ingredients. .their site says that it can have natural diacety in it do to fermentation is that just as bad?

    1. Hi Jessica,

      The company says their eliquids are diacetyl free.

    • Jonny, London on February 21, 2016 at 4:28 pm
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    Hi there!
    Thanks for putting together your research in an article. I use e-lites both regular and menthol in the UK and have tried to get any info on diacetyl but have had no luck. They mention ‘flavourings’ in their list of ingredients on the website but don’t go into detail. There are a big brand in the UK and I wondered if you had any more info on them?

    Thanks

    1. Hello Jonny,
      Glad you found this helpful.

      I’m not familiar with e-lites, but I will check it out too and will certainly post any information I receive in a repy to your comment. If I don’t reply, it just means the owners have not responded to my inquiries. 🙂

    • Jay on February 19, 2016 at 1:30 pm
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    I have to point out that Mt.Baker’s Thug Juice was tested by Dash Vapes (in Canada) and found to have 8.03ug/ml of Diacetyl. So I think the point is that perhaps it is not the juice mfg’s that should be asked or believed regarding levels of these chemicals in their products. After all, they are highly motivated to tell the consumer what they want to hear. IMO find a vendor that it willing to test the juice they sell and publish the results for their customers. I will only buy juice that tests at zero, and I won’t buy juice that has no testing results at all. I just want to keep vaping as ‘healthy’ as it can be. It sucks to find out now that several of my favotite (and even ‘premium’) juices that I have vaped for years are now shown to have Diacetyl and AP, but now we can all expect to make informed decisions. Kudos to distributors that take it upon themselves to inform their customers!

    • Erica Mitchell on February 2, 2016 at 4:38 pm
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    Hi, do you know if Cashmere Millionaire’s juice is Diacetyl, Acetoin and Acetyl Propionyl free? I can’t find anywhere online anything about it. Thanks for your help!

    1. Hi Erica,
      I’m not familiar with this brand, but I made an inquiry to their owners. If I receive a repy, I will post it here.

      Thanks for commenting!

    2. Hi Erica,

      I just received an email from Cashmere Millionaire and they say their products are Diacetyl free.

  2. The best way for anyone to learn about a particular company’s safety practices or whether an eliquid contains diacetyl is to email them. There is usually a contact link on the website. If they do not reply ….as do so many I try to contact do, then I would choose a more reliable company. You’ll also find several eliquid reviews and recommendations right here at best e-cigarette guide.

    • Robert on January 21, 2016 at 4:10 pm
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    Hillary, do you know whether or not Vape Wild has any of the bad stuff in their product?

    • sam on January 21, 2016 at 10:04 am
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    Can you please check VAPE WILD ?
    I buy my juice from there but im scared they use the bad chemicals.
    Can you please email me your findings if possible
    I would be forever greatful

    • Wayne on January 17, 2016 at 10:35 pm
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    I would like to know if Uncle Junks Genius Juices have disputes in them. Thanks for any info on this.

    1. I will post answer, should I receive any information.

    • Paul on January 15, 2016 at 4:28 am
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    Hi Hillary i am from the UK and have recently started vaping a US brand called element and was hoping you might have some info on there liquid. I did try to contact them twice asking if it contained any of the chemicals you mentioned above but got no reply. Seems they dont want to answer me. Thanks for this article very usefull info.

    1. Hi Paul,
      They do not seem to be very cooperative with these kind of inquiries. With so many great, safety minded e-liquid companies out there I choose to steer away from those who don’t respond with the answers I need. Good luck!

    • adam on January 14, 2016 at 9:08 pm
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    Hi Hillary
    Would you know if the Starbuzz E Juice flavours are safe and have no bad chemicals?

    1. Hello Adam,

      I am still waiting for them to reply to those questions. Will post a response if I get one 🙂

    • den on January 12, 2016 at 2:30 am
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    Are there any British companies that are diacetyl free? Thank you

    1. Hi den – I’m sure there are loads since so many companies have started third party testing ahead of upcoming regulations. Our site has quite a few articles that recommend quality eliquid companies that deliver to the UK, but you’ll also find Reddit’s forums are helpful too. The best companies will list their safety precautions and/or list of ingredients and/or test results.

    • Michael Daniel on January 8, 2016 at 10:21 pm
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    Hi Hilary I was curious if you have any information on Freedom Smoke USA. I can’t seem to find out one way or another.

    1. Hi Michael,
      Sometimes you just have to call cs or email them. I’m always surprised when a supplier of vaping products is less than transparent about the purity, testing methods, ect. of the e-liquid they sell. That said, sometimes you’ll only see purity ratings on the site, but you get the specific information about diacetyl-free content when you view the brand’s “creamy” flavored e-liquid, (like Firebrand’s Carnivale).

      Thanks for visiting our site!

    • George on January 5, 2016 at 12:10 pm
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    Hi Hillary,

    Do you know if Rips E-Juice contain these chemicals? They are a UK based company, struggling to find info, its the only one I use but considering switching since the new info coming out about all of this. Cheers

    1. Hi George,
      I have contacted them and will report back here asap 😉 Thanks for visiting our review site and Happy New Year.

      Cheers,
      Hillary

    2. I have just heard back from RIPS e-juice representative Paul Gorman. He said, “All our E-juices manufactured in the UK have been third party tested and contain no diacetyl, acetoin or acetyl propionyl.”

    • Mikki on December 29, 2015 at 7:20 pm
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    Hi Hillary, Do you know if Modfuel specifically Redstone contains any of those ingredients? Thanks 🙂 Happy New Year 🙂

    1. They provide no information about their ingredients on their website, which by today’s standards is unusual. Not very transparent. You can contact them, but you have to fill out a form.

    • Marcellina on December 29, 2015 at 5:42 pm
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    Thank-you for the info! 🙂

    • Cristian on December 22, 2015 at 2:09 pm
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    Thank you so much for your help, I will be buying from MBV. Keep up the good work. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    1. Happy Holidays to you too 🙂

    • Cristian on December 22, 2015 at 3:16 am
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    Hello and thank you for this helpful information, I do not live in USA, but I am about to place a large order of Dr. Crimmy’s V-Liquid, is there any report of them having any of this harmful chemicals in their e liquid?

    1. Hi Cristian,
      I do NOT recommend Dr. Crimmy’s as they have been cited for their highly unsanitary e-liquid labs. Only buy from companies that are accredited by a reputable safety standard organization. In the US there’s AEMSA, (Firebrand e-liquids is a member), and SFATA to mention a few. Make sure the manufacturer’s website says their e-liquids are prepared to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). The best companies have a webpage that addresses safety and purity issues. Check out the HaloCigs Purity Page and the VaporFi page. BTW most companies ship internationally.

    • K.H. on December 21, 2015 at 2:52 am
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    Thanks for the time you put into this article Hillary, I have been a MBV customer for a long time but have decided that I won’t use their juice and ordered from 2 other companies including MOUNTAIN OAK VAPORS, I’ve used them in the past and they are certifying all their juice to be free of the chemicals in the study. I however see no study results from Mount Baker Vapor and I don’t think they should be in this article. They have only claimed to have submitted for testing but have zero results back yet? Sounds like a crock to me. I think they spent all the profits they had on moving from DC to AZ to keep their doors open and when it came out they needed to get testing done ut oh no funds for that big of a project. This article may mislead consumers after all in your report he simply claimed to have submitted for testing, still nobody should be routed to that site until results are provided. They aren’t even addressing the concerns on the site as of ten minutes prior to me writing this comment anyway. Thanks again for the info!
    K. H.

    1. Hello Kelly,

      Thanks for contributing to this important topic.

      I just re-contacted Mt.Baker Vapor and received the reply posted below. If you are still concerned about the overblown diacetyl scare, I recommend Firebrand or Halo E-Liquids as well. Also check out the truth about diacetyl from tobacco/ecig scientist and researcher Dr. Konstantin E. Farsalinos.

      Aubrey B (Mt Baker Vapor)
      Dec 21, 08:00

      Hello,

      Thank you for contacting Mt Baker Vapor. Our MSDS (Manufacturers Declaration) from the manufacturer who produces the base flavor compounds that we use in our flavoring does not declare Diacetyl, Acetoin or Acetyl Propionyl, or other known variations thereof, in it’s construction. In the interest of full disclosure, we are currently having our flavors tested to ensure quality and consistency throughout the manufacturing process. As it stands, the flavor supplier who provides our flavoring base has not included Diacetyl, Acetyl Propionyl or Acetoin in the construction of our flavorings.

      We value complete transparency with our customers and if, during the course of testing, we find any of these ingredients, we will ensure that our customers are notified and we will take the necessary measures to continue to provide safe and quality e liquids. In the meantime, I would recommend getting caught up to speed with the most recent studies regarding the Diacetyl content in ejuice. For more information on this please visit our blog post here: http://blog.mtbakervapor.com/the-truth-about-diacetyl/ Please let us know if you have any other questions, comments, or concerns.

      Sincerely,
      Aubrey MBV CSR

    • Ben on December 20, 2015 at 10:10 pm
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    I don’t know if you actually read the reports provided on VaporFi’s website, but it clearly states that they use Diacetyl in their formulas. They also report to use Acetaldehyde, Crotonaldehyde, and Formaldehyde. Look on page 6 of the “Glycerin Report” and you will see the results of the content of these chemicals.

    1. Ben,

      Vaporfi states on their website that their e-liquids are “diacetyl free”.(see last entry).

      The Vaporfi chemical analysis of each compound shows “0.00 % present” on all those samples. You may be misled by the the MS (Matrix Spike) which refers to the control sample they prepare as a measure to assess the control of the laboratory’s analytical system. MS, the use of duplicate matrix spikes allows further confirmation of laboratory quality by showing the consistency of results gained by performing the same steps multiple times.

      It’s interesting to note that a tobacco cigarette contains 100 times more diacetyl than the absolute worst e-cig (750 times the average one). Why do we never see any sensational reports about that in the news? The answer is of course that we are in the throes of a monumental ecig war. Big tobacco and big pharma are the enemy who fear a revolutionary smoking cession product that is destroying their profits.

    • Linda on December 20, 2015 at 6:36 am
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    Any information on Mountain Oak Vapors products?

    1. Hi Linda,
      Mountain Oak Vapors does not use Diacetyl, Acetoin or Acetyl Proionyl. We have found that the e-liquid industry has been very quick to address the recent concerns about these ingredients. These days it’s harder to find a company that includes them as ingredients :).

      Happy vaping!

  3. Hi
    We at Best4ecigs sell Hangsen e-liquids that contain neither diacetyl or acetoin.

    • Peter Schatz on December 10, 2015 at 3:42 pm
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    What about Mister-E-Liquid? Do their e liquid varieties contain Acetoin or 2,3-pentanedione? Their web site claims Diacetyl and Accetyl Propionyl were not detected in an independent study.

    Thank you

    • Greg L. on July 29, 2015 at 11:34 am
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    Hi BECG,

    I just learned that HaloCigs re-tested all their e-liquids and they confirm all are both Diacetyl and Acetyl Propionyl free.

    • Ahmed Wael on May 18, 2015 at 7:31 am
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    Hi Hillary,

    First thank you so much for the great work, second i wanted to confirm as i don’t live in the US, i got an order from MT Baker couple of weeks ago, 50% of the order are creamy type of products so wanted to confirm according to their message it is Diacetyl, Acetoin, or Acetyl Propionyl Free.

    thank you again for your help.

    Ahmed.

    1. Thanks for the kind words Ahmed and for visiting our website. I spoke with MBV’s representative Michael Sullivan directly and he confirmed that Mt. Baker Vapor sends their eliquids out for third party testing. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) reports show no Diacetyl, Acetoin, or Acetyl Propionyl in their creamy flavored eliquids. MBV is one of the largest US eliquid manufacturers and has the funds to cover the costs of testing all their flavors. That’s a lot as they bring out new flavors regularly.

    • James Duvalle on March 22, 2015 at 11:31 pm
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    You shoud also inquire larger companies like V2cigs, blucigs, etc and even those luxury ones like suicide bunny, five pawn, etc

    1. Thanks James. We are keeping up with those larger companies and will add to our post when all information is confirmed. V2 has confirmed that all their e-liquids contain no diacetyl, acetoin or acetyl propionyl. I’m not sure how an eliquid company reaches “luxury” status, but we will make inquiries into those you suggested. As you know there are now thousands of ejuice manufacturers around the world.

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