PG & VG: Two Odorless Liquids Joined in Vaping Matrimony

Let’s just say, when Propylene Glycol laid eyes on Vegetable Glycerin, what billowed out was thick, beautiful, sweet smelling vapors.

All terrible jokes aside, PG and VG are two liquids, which play important roles in creating some of your favorite vape juice flavors. When it comes to PG and VG, there is no one-size fits all. Depending on what one personally prefers will determine what ratio of PG and VG will most likely be used.

What exactly is PG:

  • → PG stands for Propylene Glycol, a synthetic organic compound.
  • → Odorless and colorless, PG is a viscous petroleum by product that is generally recognized as safe by the FDA.
  • → PG is a member of the alcohol chemical class, but is not liable to cause intoxication.
  • → PG is the partner that does the better job at holding flavor, which is why it is the routinely used suspension fluid for flavor extracts and nicotine.
  • → PG has a thinner consistency which means less build up on your coil.
  • → If you are a vaper who enjoys a sharper Throat Hit – then higher PG vape is what you’ll be looking for.
  • → Many former smokers enjoy the kick sensation at the back of the throat.

What is VG?

  • → VG stands for Vegetable Glycerin. The other half in this beautiful match made in the clouds.
  • → VG is a natural chemical, derived from vegetable oil, which means it’s vegetarian approved.
  • → VG adds that ‘thick’ sensation to your vapor.
  • → Slightly sweet taste.
  • → Believe it or not, VG is used in/as:
    1. → → Pet food
    2. → → Hand cream
    3. → → Sugar replacement
    4. → → Toothpaste
    5. → → Baked goods
    6. → → For jellies
  • → Light hit compared to PG, which makes VG a better fit for sub-ohm vaping.
  • → VG increases vapor output at the expense of throat hit and taste.

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Andrew Figgs

Photography Major from Western Washington University . I joined MBV back in December 2014 and am happy to be working in an industry focused on helping others.

  • Tara says:

    I am so happy to see this post about PG vs VG. I have been posting all over your site about it. In your post you stated “When it comes to PG and VG, there is no one-size fits all.” So I am asking why, when you put out your unflavored PG/VG 240ml bottles, did you only provide 2 options for purchase? Only max VG or 50/50. Please make your unflavored mix available in 70/30 options. Otherwise your blogs simply mean nothing. Btw I posted a question about this on the page for the unflavored bottles. You guys have been great to respond, but really I just want to see you go back to providing customers with a product that isn’t “one size fits all”

    • You’re absolutely not wrong. We are working on it. The Unflavored Juice is new to our line and is a work in progress but receiving feedback like this is exactly what we are looking for. Thank you for voicing your opinion and letting us know! 🙂

      • anon says:

        What? I’ve been buying unflavored juice for several years. Just because it was removed for a short time then reintroduced does NOT mean it is “new”. I also used to buy it in 60/40 concentration, as well.

  • John Cleaver says:

    I have to agree with Tara. I have noticed that any option other than 50/50 or Max VG has disappeared from your offerings. 50/50 is way too much VG for me, but it is the only option if I want to continue using your excellent flavors.

  • Robert says:

    Great info.

  • John Holland says:

    I started with heavy pg for the throat hit but as I’ve gone down in nic level and started using sub ohm mods I usually do 50/50 or maybe even a little more vg. Also I’ve gone to vg because I feel it is the more “natural” of the two ingredients. I would like an article on health/which is better for you to vape?

  • Alex Simone says:

    Interesting information. Thanks!

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