It goes without saying that the most popular vape device in the U.S from 2017-2020 comes from the brand “Juul”. Afterall, in 2015, Juul (which was still Pax Labs) changed the game when they introduced their proprietary blend of liquid creating what we know now as salt nicotine ejuice.
Once the formula made its way to the mass of ejuice makers, bottles of every flavor imaginable began taking over shelf space at every vape shop. With more eliquid flavors to choose from and Juul stopping its production of their own flavors, swaths of people loyal to their Juul have taken up the task of finding a way to get more use out of their pods.
There are a ton of videos and blogs on the web about how to refill the disposable Juul pods and which refillable juul pods are the best. Instead of taking sides as to which option we think would be best for you, this article was written to explain both ways of getting your favorite salt nic eliquid into your Juul pod. Long story short, choose what works best for you.
Buying refillable Juul pods
If you prefer to take the easy route, this option is the best for you. The OVNS brand has the W01 and JC01 refillable Juul compatible pods with different coil resistance options that will give you a more tailored vape experience. Fill these with your favorite salt nic and go! A 4-pack of these pods is very inexpensive compared to a box of prefilled Juul pods. Sure, a box of Juul pods are prefilled but each of the refillable Juul pods will last you more refills.
Refilling the disposable Juul pods
Yes, this is possible and you don’t have to be a handyman to do this. You do, however, need to be somewhat gentle. Once you have just the empty pod in-hand, perform the following steps.
- Remove the plastic mouthpiece cover. Be aware that this piece is snap-fit, so if you just yank it off you could break it. It’s recommended that you use a very small flat head screwdriver (like the ones that come in eye glass repair kits)
- Take off the silicone cap
- Fill each side of the pod, but just the line that reveals itself after removing the silicone cap
- Reassemble the pod (silicone cap, then mouthpiece cover) and you’re done.
Why doesn’t everyone just refill Juul pods?
Doesn’t sound so crazy, right? That’s because it’s not and it’ll save you some money. The next question is, if it’s so easy to refill the prefilled Juul pods, then why doesn’t everybody just do that? There are a couple of reasons; one of them being that many people will break that mouthpiece cover when trying to take it off. Once you destroy the clasp, you’ll have an uncomfortable vaping experience. Also, it’s important that you do not lose or damage the silicone cap or else it’s a wrap for that pod – you’ll just be drinking ejuice.
What many videos and blogs will neglect to mention about refilling the disposable Juul pods, are the small cotton pads located inside the mouthpiece. These cotton pads are there to absorb spit-back and over time, they will be so saturated with ejuice they won’t absorb anything. From time to time you will need to take these cotton pads out and dry them or replace the cotton. One last bit to consider is that it is very difficult to rewick a Juul pod so unless you have the time to mess with really, really small objects, you will have to eventually buy a new pod once the coil is done.
Hopefully this post gave you all the information you need to make a decision on whether you feel it’s best to just buy some refillable Juul pods or if you want to get more use out of your prefilled ones.