Halo’s E-Liquid Test Results

Halo’s E-Liquid Test Results

Recently, among vendors and vape enthusiasts alike, there has been a call to the producers of E-liquid to post their product test results. In particular, people want to know whether they are inhaling diacetyl or acetyl propionyl.

Halo welcomes this. Since our founding in 2009, we have taken great pride in doing things the right way. That’s why we’re happy to pull the curtain back a bit and provide you with some insight into our production process, as well as posting our test results.

Our Production Processes

From the outset of our production process, the emphasis is on safety, quality and consistency—regardless of the time it takes. We refrain from setting launch deadlines so that we can better focus on finding the perfect combination of flavor and performance. The process includes intensive testing for a range of inhalation hazards—diacetyl and acetyl propionyl included. Sometimes that can take months. In other cases, it can take well over a year. The priority is to get the product right, not to push it to market as quickly as we can.

Once a formula has been perfected, tested by independent labs and finalized for production, the E-liquid is blended by trained chemists in a clean room environment—now housed in our state-of-the-art Gainesville, Fla., production facility.

Our nicotine base is prepared to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and is tested for nicotine concentration via High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) to ensure the safety of our customers. We use only the highest quality United States Pharmacopeia (USP)–Grade nicotine, propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin.  Our flavorings consist of flavor and Extract Manufacturing Association (FEMA/GRAS)–approved food additives, which are further screened to exclude known inhalation hazards including diacetyl and acetyl propionyl.

We use precision mixing and filling equipment, in conjunction with our proprietary steeping process, to maintain consistent taste and quality in each and every batch. After our E-liquids are steeped, they are bottled in our iconic cobalt blue bottles. Beyond looking sleek, these glass bottles serve the dual purpose of protecting your E-liquid from light that can degrade nicotine and adversely affect the flavor profile.

All of our E-liquids come standard with child-resistant caps. In addition to this, our packaging contains lot numbers, which allow full traceability of each bottle; best-by dating and the E-liquid’s nicotine level.

What are Diacetyl and Acetyl Propionyl?

Diacetyl and acetyl propionyl are flavoring components that have been known to cause serious lung issues when inhaled. Halo does not produce E-liquids that include either of these two substances.

Originally, diacetyl, also known as 2,3-butanedione, was used to accomplish buttery flavors in food products. It was most commonly used in the production of microwavable popcorn. Inhalation of diacetyl damages lung function through obliterative bronchiolitis. Per the Center for Disease Control, it can cause lung disease, chronic scarring and severe narrowing of the bronchiole airways. With enough exposure, a lung transplant may even be required to avoid suffocation.

Acetyl propionyl, a.k.a. 2,3-pentanedione, is a flavoring similar to diacetyl that is commonly found in vanilla, custard and buttery flavor profiles. It is also used as a solvent for paints, inks and lacquers. When heated and inhaled, acetyl propionyl can damage the lining of the respiratory tract and cause fibrosis, the formation of excess connective tissue, in the lungs. The CDC has also found that the inhalation of acetyl propionyl changes gene expression in the brain.

Again, we do not use either of these ingredients in our flavorings. Before we ever even mix a flavor into our base E-liquid, it is sent out for testing via gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. This assures us that our flavorings do not include either diacetyl or acetyl propionyl. We don’t even allow our own employees to test an E-liquid until it comes back from the labs clean. And if we’re not going to risk it, we sure don’t want you to do the same either.

That’s why we’re happy to share our test results with you:

Halo’s Testing Results

Halo E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Belgian Cocoa
Description: Chocolate Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Belgian Cocoa Analysis Report
Black Calico E-liquid - Halo Blog Name: Black Calico
Description: 
Tobacco Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Black Calico Analysis Report
Cafe Mocha E-liquid Test Result - Halo Blog Name: Café Mocha
Description: Coffee Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Cafe Mocha Analysis Report
Captain Jack E-liquid - Halo Blog Name: Captain Jack
Description: Pipe Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Captain Jack Analysis Report
CoolMist E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Cool Mist
Description: Menthol Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
CoolMist Analysis Report
Cordoba E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Cordoba
Description: Cigar Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Cordoba Analysis Report
Devlin E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Devlin
Description: 
Robust Tobacco
Diacetyl: 
None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: 
None Detected
Devlin Analysis Report
Freedom Juice E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Freedom Juice
Description: Robust Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Freedom Juice Analysis Report
Fusion E-liquid - Halo Blog Name: Fusion
Description: Unflavored Base E-liquid
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Fusion Analysis Report
HX3 E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: HX3
Description: Menthol Hybrid
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
HX3 Analysis Report
Kringle's Curse E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Kringle’s Curse
Description: Peppermint Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Kringle’s Curse Analysis Report
Longhorn E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Longhorn
Description: Robust Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Longhorn Analysis Report
 Malibu E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Malibu
Description: Tropical Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Malibu Analysis Report
 Menthol ICE E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Menthol ICE
Description: Smooth Menthol
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Menthol ICE Analysis Report
 Midnight E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Midnight Apple
Description: Sweet Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Midnight Apple Analysis Report
Mystic E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Mystic
Description: Menthol Blend
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Mystic Analysis Report
Prime 15 E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Prime 15
Description: Nutty Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Prime 15 Analysis Report
Shamrock E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Shamrock
Description: Mint Chocolate
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Shamrock Analysis Report
Southern Classic E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Southern Classic
Description: Sweet Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Southern Classic Analysis Report
SubZero E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: SubZero
Description: X-Strength Menthol
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
SubZero Analysis Report
Tiki Juice E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Tiki Juice
Description: Tropical Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Tiki Juice Analysis Report
 Torque 56 E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Torque 56
Description: Robust Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Torque 56 Analysis Report
 Tribeca E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Tribeca
Description: Smooth Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Tribeca Analysis Report
Turkish Tobacco E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Turkish Tobacco
Description: Robust Tobacco
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Turkish Tobacco Analysis Report
Voodoo E-liquid Test Results - Halo Blog Name: Voodoo
Description: Sugar and Spice
Diacetyl: None Detected
Acetyl Propionyl: None Detected
Voodoo Analysis Report

The opinions and other information contained in these blog posts and comments do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of Nicopure Labs LLC, owner of the Halo and HaloCigs marks.

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Patrick Nohe is the Content Manager/Editor at Halo. Before Halo, he spent four years as a sports writer covering Florida State University for the Miami Herald. An Atlanta native, he attended FSU for creative writing.

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  • Joe peters

    Will be using halo products exclusively.

  • William

    Good to know information, thanks for looking out for us! It does show in your products and especially in your eLiquid!

  • DAVID

    AWESOME EJUICE

  • AngiBe

    Way to go Halo!!!! Hopefully Vapors will understand how important these results are and if a vendor does not disclose, they shouldn’t buy their ejuice from them. Halo has just raised the bar even higher and I doubt many vendors can follow suit.

  • L

    Thanks so much for having your liquid independently tested for these chemicals. Every bottle of eliquid I’ve bought over the last 8 months, except for two, have been by Halo. I’ve appreciated the taste and consistency and am very happy to see that your products tested clean.

  • Justin Lilienthal

    Not only has halo e cigs helped me quit smoking within the past year, this company continues to impress me. Thank you so much for the dedication and consistancy I look for in halo products. Halo has given me a peace of mind that they are truly committed in providing quality products with full disclosure for their costumers.

  • AngiBe

    These results need to be posted where it is easier for people to find! It’s “hidden” in a blog? Why not have each ejuice flavor have a link to the results when people are shopping for liquid??

    Halo is one a very few that have tested and should make it known and show the results.

    • Chris

      All their test results can be found on each e-liquid’s product page in the description tab towards the bottom of the page.

  • Daniel Dittmar

    Do you have test results for your eVo line?

    • Yes, you can find them on the product pages for each eVo E-liquid.