Have you been looking into how to make your own e-liquid for vaping but aren’t sure where to start?
It’s hard to research the different types of bases for vapes that are going to give you the quality you’re looking for, while still being safe to consume.
That’s why we put together this comprehensive guide to teach you the differences between VG vs. PG.
What Is VG?
VG, or vegetable glycerin, is in more products than you’d think! You can find it in make-up, food, and even toiletries. VG is created from vegetable oils and is a pretty basic, clear solution.
Allergic reactions to VG are very rare, and their thick, yet malleable consistency makes them a great choice to use as a base for your e-liquid. VG is great for smoother smokes and can produce those huge clouds of smoke.
The downside to VG is that they are not great at holding onto flavor. If you do end up using just VG you’ll be missing out on those fruity flavors that many people associate with vaping.
What Is PG?
PG or propylene glycol is an odorless and colorless organic compound and is used in many consumable products. However, when you have too much PG, it creates a very harsh hit on your throat.
When using too much PG people often report that they have more dry mouths, and get more thirsty, which is to be expected when you’re smoking something that harsh. PG is extremely beneficial though because it can carry flavors really well, giving you a more flavorful smoke.
It’s important to note too that PG doesn’t create a cloud of smoke that VG does.
VG vs. PG: Which Should I Use?
The perfect blend is going to vary depending on the equipment you gave and the type of coils in your pen. To get the best of both worlds that PG and VG have to offer, we recommend a VG blend.
A VG blend of about 70% VG and 30% PG will give you a smooth smoke on your throat, but also give you the big clouds of smoke most vape users are looking for, and give you the flavor profile you’re looking for.
We think this is the best ratio because when we look at a PG vs. VG throat hit, there are stark differences. E-liquids that are higher in PG often hit much harder, whereas e-liquids higher in VG have a smoother hit. This is why any ratio you choose, you should always include more VG than PG.
Start Making Vape Juice Today
Now that you know the differences between VG vs. PG, start making vape juice today! Just remember, there can be dangers to smoking vapes so use caution when it comes to what you’re putting in your body.
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