Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin explained
PG – Propylene Glycol
PG solution is an important factor in electronic cigarette juice flavoring. Mt. Baker Vapor uses USP grade Propylene Glycol which is FDA approved for uses such as: candy, manufacturing, dairy products, beverages and even pharmaceuticals. Propylene Glycol is commonly shown in the media as being used in products such as antifreeze, is this true?
The short answer is yes, glycol is a component found in generally “environmentally friendly” cooling equipment as it does have many purposes. The truth is, antifreeze is NOT a component whatsoever in electronic cigarette juice though. However, the media may portray this to distort the perception of the electronic cigarette industry.
USP and FDA approved propylene glycol can be purchased in large volumes to make ice blocks, manufacture ice cream and is used globally at wineries, distilleries and other beverages manufacturing companies. It is odorless, colorless, flavorless, and in our own federal governments’ terms, “harmless”, as it is safe for use in medications per the Food and Drug Administration.
At Mt. Baker Vapor, we use the same USP, FDA approved “food grade” Propylene Glycol as a base solution with other FDA approved food flavoring concentrates to create nicotine juice.
Our house blend consists of VG as well, or Vegetable Glycerin and you can also use 100% VG as base for e-juice.
Let’s also examine Vegetable Glycerin, another FDA approved solution found in electronic cigarette juice. In a further topic we can discuss the reasons why we recommend our proprietary house blend of 80% PG to 20% VG in our e-juices. But for now, we just want to get some facts out about what is our great e-juices.
VG – Vegetable Glycerin