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E-juice with PG/VG


E-liquid is a mixture of varying amounts of about 4 different ingredients: nicotine, PG (propylene glycol), VG (vegetable glycerin) and flavoring.  Some liquids can have additional ingredients, but for the most part, these are the main ingredients to all e-liquids.

The amount of nicotine is dependent on the strength of nicotine in your e-liquid, but let’s say it is around 10% nicotine.  Somewhere around 10% of your e-liquid will be flavoring.  That leaves 80% of the liquid in your bottle for fillers, which dilute the flavoring and the nicotine.  This is where PG and VG come in, and depending on how you like your vape, that determines the percentage of PG and VG in your e-liquid.

Vegetable Glycerin (VG) is a thick, sweet liquid.  VG produces luscious clouds of vapor.  VG also imparts a sweeter taste to your liquid.
Simplified, VG gives more vapor and is sweeter. The more percentage of VG, the thicker the e-juice.

Propylene Glycol (PG) is a much thinner tasteless liquid.  PG produces more of a “throat hit” (TH) than VG does, which simulates the feel of smoking better.  PG also has a higher rate of sensitivity for some people, meaning that some people just can’t use PG in their vape.  The more percentage of VP, the thinner the e-juice.

So, the difference between PG and VG is really simple. PG creates a good clear flavor and VG produces good thick clouds of vapor when you exhale.  So, you have to have both.  Just understand if you get rid of PG, you have absolutely no flavor. If you get rid of VG completely, when you exhale, no vapor cloud comes out of your mouth.

So, 50/50 PG/VG is an equal mix of flavor and vapor.

Now, take a look at this poll results regarding the PG/VG preferred ratio:

PG_VG ratio

If you aren’t getting enough flavor or throat hit to satisfy you, then next time try a 70/30  PG/VG mix.  If you want more clouds of vapor, then maybe a 70/30 VG/PG mix is for you.