VG vs PG

Understanding the difference between VG and PG is important in DIY e liquid. VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin and PG stands for Propylene Glycol. These are the two base substances used to make vape juice. In this post, you'll learn about VG vs PG.

Propylene Glycol

Many e-cigarette users assume that nicotine strength is actually what determines how much of a throat hit you get from e-liquid, which is partially correct. However, Propylene Glycol, commonly referred to as PG, is also an important contributing factor in determining an e-liquids throat hit. PG is also known to integrate more effectively with flavor concentrates than other substances, which can produce more robust e-liquid flavors. PG has a similar viscosity to water and is much thinner than Vegetable Glycerin. E-cigarette users specifically looking to replace the sensation they get when smoking analog cigarettes will want to use e-liquids with a significant concentration of PG.

Vegetable Glycerin

Vegetable Glycerin, commonly referred to as VG, has a higher viscosity than Propylene Glycol, and it also has a sweeter flavor. VG generally produces a smoother throat hit. VG is also responsible for producing the vapor clouds that your electronic cigarette emits. E-cigarette users who enjoy a smoother throat hit and making large clouds should use an e-liquid with a high concentration of VG.

Mixes Available

All of ecigExpress's unflavored liquid nicotine bases come with customizable PG and VG levels. We offer four primary VG/PG mixes: • 70% VG / 30% PG – This is our most popular mix. Many DIY mixers enjoy the large clouds the VG produces while still receiving a satisfying throat hit. • 50% PG / 50% VG – This mix will give you some throat hit and a considerable amount of vapors. • 100% PG – A pure propylene glycol base will give a harsh throat hit and minimal vapor clouds. • 100% VG – E-liquid with a pure vegetable glycerin base will be incredibly smooth to vape and will produce large clouds. PG and VG at 100% are great for customizing the VG/PG ratios in your base. You can also purchase pure VG and PG bases from us to fully customize your DIY e-juice. You can learn more about how to do this from our guide, how to make e-liquid.
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