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Elf Bar: The Ultimate Guide

Elf Bar: The Ultimate Guide

Elf Bars have surged in popularity across the UK, with a whopping +280% increase in disposable vape sales during 2021/2022. They are often regarded as the king of disposable vape products, with demand increasing by the day. Their exquisite flavours available alongside wide availability has made Elf Bar a household name. But what should you know about Elf Bar? Which flavours should you choose? What are Elf Bars made from?

Why is Elf Bar popular?

Elf Bar devices are the latest craze in the vaping world, and they're taking the market by storm. Demand for Elf’s disposable vapes has grown rapidly, with massive popularity amongst vapers who want stylish devices. 

But why are Elf Bar disposable vapes so popular beyond their attractive stylish design? What specific features make Elf Bar disposables so attractive?

Convenience and Portability

The number one reason why Elf Bar disposable vapes are so popular is because of their convenience and portability. These devices are incredibly small and lightweight, making them easy to carry around with you wherever you go. In terms of weight, an Elf Bar is only a fraction the weight of a large vape containing a sub-ohm atomiser, large tank and high-capacity batteries. This portability has made Elf Bar attractive to customers who otherwise might find a vape too bulky.

They don't require any additional equipment or maintenance, so you can simply take them out of the packaging and start vaping right away. This makes them perfect for people who are always on the go and don't have time to fuss around with traditional vaping equipment.

Wide Range of Flavors

Another reason why Elf Bar disposable vapes are so popular is because of their wide range of flavours. These devices come in a variety of delicious flavours, including fruity, menthol, and tobacco. This means that there's a flavour for everyone, no matter what your preferences are. Plus, with the variety of flavours available, you'll never get bored with your vaping experience.

Ease of Use

Elf Bar disposable vapes are also incredibly easy to use. All you have to do is take the device out of the packaging, remove the rubber stopper from the mouthpiece, and start vaping. There are no buttons or complicated settings to worry about, making Elf Bar disposable vapes a great option for beginners.


Compared to other vaping devices, Elf Bar disposable vapes are also very affordable. You can find them at most vape shops and online retailers for a fraction of the cost of other devices. This makes them a great option for people who are on a budget or for those who want to try out vaping without investing too much money upfront.

High-Quality Materials

Despite their low price, Elf Bar disposable vapes are made with high-quality materials. These devices are designed to provide a smooth and consistent vaping experience, and they're made with top-of-the-line components. This ensures that you get the best possible vaping experience every time you use an Elf Bar disposable vape.

Rainbow Coloured Elf Bar disposable vapes

What Elf Bar flavours are best?

The taste of the flavour can vary depending on personal preference, but here are some of the most popular Elf Bar flavours:

  1. Triple Mango: An exotic fruity flavour that captures the tropical notes of sweet mango. It has a sweet, tropical taste with subtly fragrant notes that come through in each puff.
  2. Blue Razz Lemonade: Offers a delightful taste of sweet raspberries combined with a tinge of zesty fizz to replicate a sweet lemonade soda. It features a perfectly balanced blend of sweet and sharp notes, with the juicy taste of berries capped off by a classic sparkling lemonade.
  3. Strawberry Banana: A smooth and creamy blend of fresh strawberries and ripe bananas - very similar to a freshly made strawberry and banana smoothie.
  4. Pineapple Ice: A sweet taste of delicious pineapple with a kick of fresh menthol inhale. It has an irresistible sugary flavour that will have your sweet tooth hooked.
  5. Cotton Candy Ice: A classic carnival flavour with an icy twist. The sugary notes of cotton candy are cooled down on exhale by a burst of menthol. Some people describe it as a sweet treat for your taste buds with sweet hand-spun cotton candy topped off with notes of cooling ice throughout.
  6. Pink Lemonade: Hits with a sweet and fizzy lemonade with hints of strawberry and raspberry. It combines the tangy taste of lemonade with the sweetness of summer berries. It creates a vape with a real balance that never verges into being too sweet or too sour

Ultimately, the best Elf Bar flavour is subjective and depends on personal preference. Some people prefer fruity and sweet flavours, while others prefer more refreshing and minty flavours. It's always best to try out a few different flavours to find the one that suits you best.

What are Elf Bars made of?

The liquids inside Elf Bars are very similar to any other vape e-liquids, containing just a few key ingredients. Let's take a closer look at each of the main ingredients:

  1. Vegetable glycerin: This is a natural, organic substance that is commonly used in food and cosmetic products. It is a clear, odourless liquid that is derived from vegetable oils. In Elf Bars, it is used as a base for the e-liquid and helps to produce the vapour.
  2. Propylene glycol: This is a synthetic liquid that is used in a variety of food and medical products. In Elf Bars, it is used as a thinner for the e-liquid and helps to produce a stronger throat hit.
  3. Flavourings: Elf Bars come in a variety of flavours, such as Blue Razz, Banana Ice, and Lush Ice. These flavours are achieved through the use of artificial and natural flavourings.

The device itself is simply constructed, containing just a few parts:

  1. 550mAh battery, used to power the Elf Bar’s atomizer and LED.
  2. The tank and atomizer, which holds the juice and slowly releases it into a piece of cotton, which is then heated to generate vapour.
  3. The LED on the bottom of the device. This LED lights up when the Elf Bar is being used, or will flash if the device has run out of battery.
  4. Inhale detector. This determines when a person is inhaling on the devices. When the device detects inhalation, it will power on and produce vapour.
  5. Plastic case. Usually brightly coloured, the Elf Bar’s plastic cases hold everything together while looking stylish and attractive.
Multicoloured Elf Bar disposable vapes

What are the types of Elf Bar?

Elf offers a range of different vape devices and products, which vary in flavour, size, and nicotine strength. Some of the most popular Elf Bars are:

  1. Elf Bar 600: This is one of the best-selling devices from Elf, offering a 550mAh battery and 2ml of e-liquid. The Elf Bar 600 is a disposable vape kit that offers the user an average of 600 puffs. It comes in a choice of 27 premium vape liquid flavours with each device colour-coded according to the flavour.
  2. Lost Mary BM600: This device is similar to the Elf Bar 600, but with a shorter, stockier body. It also comes in a range of flavours, including peach, banana, and grape, and is one of the best-selling vapes in the UK.
  3. Lost Mary QM600: This premium offering from Elf Bar has a sleek crystal design, and a range of flavours that includes Cherry Ice, Triple Mango, and Pineapple Ice. It also has a 550mAh battery and 2ml of e-liquid.
  4. Lost Mary AM600: This Lost Mary device is more of a traditional disposable vape pen design, but includes the same 600 puffs you’d expect with other Elf Bar devices.
  5. Elf Bar Lux 600: This device is very similar to the Elf Bar 600, but includes a range of attractive and stylish designs on the exterior of the device.

How do I use an Elf Bar?

While there are some small differences between Elf Bars, nearly all of their disposable vapes can be opened and used in the same way.

  1. Start by removing the outer packaging. Inside you’ll find your Elf Bar sealed inside a plastic wrapper. Rip the top of the wrapper and remove your Elf Bar.
  2. Next, you’ll need to remove the plastic mouthpiece cap (on the top of the Elf Bar) and the airflow seal on the button of the device (which should simply peel away).
  3. Now your device is ready to use. Simply inhale on the mouthpiece of the Elf Bar. 
  4. Enjoy your Elf bar and dispose of it safely once empty!

Are Elf Bars safe?

Provided you’ve bought a genuine product, Elf Bars are as safe as any other kind of disposable vape kit and are built, then tested, to a very high standard.

Your greatest risk is buying fake Elf Bar vapes. Fake devices may not comply with the same high standards which official devices are subject to. In order to avoid fake devices, be sure to use the included certification information. This is easily spotted by the holographic sticker on the side of the cardboard packaging. By entering the certification information on the Elf Bar website, you can instantly check the authenticity of your Elf Bar.

Check out our complete guide on how to spot a fake Elf Bar.

How do I set up an Elf Bar? 

Unlike many vape kits, Elf Bar’s disposable vapes are ready to use right out of the packaging. This means you can simply buy an Elf Bar and start vaping immediately, with no setup required!

What E-Liquid is in an Elf Bar?

Elf Bars use nic salts rather than freebase nicotine, and each device contains around 2ml of e-liquid. When vaped, nic salt e-liquid produces a much softer throat impact, which can make the transition to vaping Elf Bars smoother for ex-smokers.


Purple Elf Bar disposable vapes


Can I refill an Elf Bar?

No. Elf Bars are disposable vape devices. This means they are intended to be purchased, opened, vaped, then thrown away. Elf also offer pod kits, which are designed to be reused and recharged, though these are much less sought-after than Elf disposables.

Are Elf Bars rechargeable?

No. Elf Bar disposables come with a fully charged battery that is not designed to be recharged. Once the battery is depleted, the LED on the button of your Elf Bar will flash, indicating that the users should dispose of the device and purchase a new one.

Which Elf Bar lasts the longest?

Nearly all Elf Bar disposable vapes are designed to last for approximately 600 puffs, with the exception of Elf’s Ciaglike disposable, which is designed to provide 400 puffs. Fans of Elf who are looking for higher-capacity devices should explore Elf’s pod-based devices like the FB1000 or Elf Mate 500.

Do Elf Bars contain nicotine?

Yes, most Elf Bars contain nicotine. A 2% Elf Bar will contain 2% of nicotine which is roughly equivalent to 20mg of nicotine. There are also nicotine-free varieties available for many types of Elf Bar. 

How many cigarettes does an Elf Bar equal?

A standard 2% (20mg) Elf bar contains the equivalent nicotine of 48 cigarettes, spread over 600 puffs. Elf bar also offers 10mg and 0mg devices, which have half the nicotine content, or no nicotine at-all.

How long does an Elf Bar last?

Most Elf Bars are designed to last for 600 puffs, which will be displayed on the device’s packaging. This is an approximation, meaning that it may last slightly less or more than advertised. This variance can happen for a range of reasons, including battery condition, e-liquid age and how the device is used.

Why does my Elf Bar taste burnt?

There could be several reasons why your Elf Bar vape tastes burnt. One reason could be that you have been “chain vaping” for a long time which can cause certain chemicals in your e-juice to burn and produce an unpleasant taste. Another reason could be that your vapes wicking system is dry or malfunctioning. As the vape juice in your Elf Bar runs out, the wick doesn’t get enough juice yet the heating element gets enough power from the battery resulting in a burnt taste.

Why is my Elf Bar leaking?

A leaking Elf Bar is likely faulty, with damage extending to the tank where the e-liquid is held. There is very little that can be done to fix leaking Elf Bars. Instead of trying to fix the issue yourself, please get in touch with the seller who you bought the device from, as you have a legal right to refund or replacement for faulty goods.

Man using an Elf Bar vape

Why is my Elf Bar not powering?

If the LED on the button of the device is flashing when you attempt to inhale, this means that the Elf Bar is out of battery. There’s nothing to do but to throw it away and buy a new device.

If your device’s LED is not flashing or lighting at all there is likely something else wrong such as a loose connection or other malfunction. In these circumstances, you should contact the seller of the product.

Can an Elf Bar make me dizzy? 

If you are not a regular user of nicotine, vaping an Elf Bar may cause you to feel light-headed or dizzy. This is called a nicotine rush and it is very common for inexperienced nicotine users. This effect is present with all nicotine products and devices and is not just something that happens with Elf Bars.

How much do Elf Bars cost?

The cost of Elf Bars varies, depending on the quantity, location, and the shop itself, though Elf Bar disposables usually retail for around £5 in the UK. This low cost is part of the reason for Elf Bar’s success - they are ideal impulse buys in many newsagents, pharmacies and grocery stores.

For businesses who buy Elf Bar products in bulk, the wholesale price for most Elf Bar disposables is around £2.50, with further discounts usually available for very large orders. This makes Elf Bars very attractive for retailers, as their profit margin is very healthy. 

Do Elf Bars expire? 

Yes, Elf Bars do expire, with a typical shelf life of around 2 years.

This is because the e-liquid in the device will slowly degrade over time, meaning older devices may produce thinner, less flavourful vapour.

Proper storage conditions for optimal shelf life

Elf Bars will last longer if they are stored in a cool, dark, sealed container, but even with perfect storage conditions, they are unlikely to stay fresh for more than a few years.

What is Lost Mary?

Lost Mary isn’t a vape brand, but is instead a type of Elf Bar. The Elf’s Lost Mary range includes the BM600QM600 and AM600. These disposable devices are all slightly different in size and shape, but have a some key features in common:

  • 550mAh battery.
  • 2ml e-liquid capacity.
  • Approximately 600 puffs.

Lost Mary devices also share the same e-liquid flavours, like Cola, Marybull Ice and Double Apple, meaning you can always enjoy your favourite flavour, regardless of which Lost Mary you pick up.

What is the age requirement for buying an Elf Bar?

Only people over the age of 18 are permitted to purchase and consume Elf Bar disposable vapes in the UK. In this respect, Elf Bar should be treated the same as any other vaping or smoking device. Anyone under the age of 18 cannot be sold nicotine smoking and vaping goods under UK law.

Can I recycle an ELF Bar? 

Contrary to popular beliefs, yes, ELF Bars can be recycled... but it's not always straightforward.

An ELF Bar disposable vape is built from several parts, each of which can be recycled or disposed of in different ways. By disassembling a depleted device, each piece can disposed of most appropriately - minimising waste from the device. Simply throwing the entire device into the bin is not advised and can be avoided with a few careful steps:

Before starting disassembly, understand that the battery is the most critical part. Lithium batteries can be hazardous and shouldn't be thrown in the bin. Removing the battery before disposing of the device is essential.

Begin by removing the heater cartridge and air-activated switch with pliers or a screwdriver from the top of the device. Pull and push gently to remove. This will expose the battery and juice pod.

To remove the juice pod, use wire cutters or sharp kitchen scissors. Being careful not to puncture the battery, next remove the clear tape on the battery, but leaving the blue tape intact. Next, cut the wires near the battery. Once all wires are cut, the battery can be removed - it must be disposed of at a recycling centre or waste collection point. Place plastic parts in a plastic recycling bin.

Disassembled Lost Mary BM600 by ELF Bar

1. Upper case & mouthpiece - this must be removed to start disassembly.

2. Lower case - this contains the battery and juice pod.

3. Juice pod - carries the e-liquid and a small atomiser.

4. Non-rechargeable lithium ion battery (take care)

5. Inhale/airflow sensor - used to activate the device.

Note: Disassembling an Elf Bar can be dangerous due to the lithium battery. Take precautions, wear gloves and consult a professional if unsure.

Where can I find the cheapest ELF Bars? 

We guarantee that our wholesale prices on ELF Bars are the lowest and most competitive in the UK, through our Price Beating Service. This means that our prices are unmatched and we will always offer the maximum possible value on ELF Bars to our wholesale customers.

From time-to-time, you'll also find discounted ELF Bar products in our clearance range. This gives you an opportunity to pickup ELF Bars at an even cheaper price than normal. 

Where is ELF Bar made?

Elf Bars disposable vape devices are manufactured in the city of Shenzhen, in China. They use numerous automated robots and processes to make assembly as quick, safe and efficient as possible. You can learn more about ELF Bar facilities and manufacturing on their official YouTube channel. 

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