Looking to make the switch to e-smoking? Then you might be thinking “what’s in this stuff?” Well, let me help you with that. Now, when it comes to vaping there are mainly two options available to you, these are PG (propylene glycol) and VG (vegetable glycerin).
Ingredients in E-liquid
Veppo premium e-liquids contain four main ingredients: a PG or VG base, nicotine, water and food grade flavourings. The base, aka carrier, holds the nicotine and flavour in suspension so your vaporizer can produce those nice clouds of smoke-like vapour we love to see.
PG and VG are non-toxic organic compounds and generally considered safe for consumption by the FDA. In fact, they are widely used as food additives in a variety of commercially available food and personal care products, ketchup is an example since it has propylene glycol in it.
Let’s tackle PG-based liquids first since it’s the most popular of the two. PG e-liquid is thinner and produces more of a “throat hit” than VG e-liquid does, which simulates the feel of smoking better than the VG. The two types of liquid have their differences and here are a few of them.
Thinner Consistency: Due to the fact that propylene glycol has a runny consistency, PG e-liquid is thinner than the VG variety, and this makes it easily absorbed by the polyfill and cotton fabric inside cartomizers and wick tanks.
Less Gunk: Because of the low density of the juice gunk doesn’t build up on the heating element of your vaporizer as fast as it does when thicker vegetable glycerin liquid is used. Depending on the type of vaping you’re interested in, this can be good.👍
Taste:👅 Propylene glycol is a tasteless odourless substance, so it doesn’t alter the flavour of the e-liquid in any way. This is kind of a bummer because there are some amazing flavours out there for you to try.
Stronger throat hit: (get your mind out of the gutter😑) It’s also a powerful humectant, so while it will dry your mouth and throat if used consistently, PG also produces a stronger throat hit, similar to that of tobacco cigarettes, so if you’re looking to switch to vaping from cigarettes but you like the feeling, then this might be your thing.
Have you seen images of vapers with large billowing stacks of vapour? They’re using a VG base for that effect. VG e-liquid is thick and a little sweet. It produces luscious clouds of vapour. VG e-liquid also imparts a sweeter taste to your liquid. They can come in two flavours being Tobacco and Menthol.
Thickness: Vegetable glycerin is a considerably thicker solution, compared to propylene glycol. It has a slower absorption rate for wicks and cartomizers.
More gunk: Because of its a thick consistency, VG tends to gunk up and clog vaporizers, requiring more cleaning, yeah this is a downside especially for someone like me.
Flavour: On its own, VG has a slightly sweet taste which also makes the e-liquid sweeter and the flavours a little difficult to detect.
Throat hit: Unlike PG, you’ll also get less of a throat hit when using VG.
More vapour: Now this is what I’m talking about. So, because of its thick consistency, VG e-liquids produce significantly more vapour and doesn’t cause allergic reactions or irritations as often as propylene glycol.
Choosing between PG and VG E-liquid😵
PG e-liquid tends to give you a better throat hit and a lot more flavour. Most of Veppo’s premium e-liquid is 100% PG based, while VG e-liquid allows your atomizer to produce a lot more vapour.
Honestly, neither is better since you will most likely need both to fully enjoy vaping and the vaping community is evenly divided between which is best. Some enjoy the intense throat hits more than flavour and , others enjoy the sweet, thick plumes of vapour.
Can they be mixed?🤔
Yes, they can! If you like, you can use a mixture of both PG and VG in particular ratios, such as 70 VG / 30 PG. This is the optimum ratio for because it provides a nice throw hit, good flavour as well as tons of vapour production.