What is PG/VG? < Go Back July 19, 2016 – Posted in: Beginner's Information, General Information

WHAT IS PG/VG?

E-liquids consist of four main ingredients; nicotine, propylene glycol (PG), vegetable glycerine (VG) and flavourings.



Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol or PG is commonly used in the food industry and is a colourless liquid with a slightly sweet taste. It is primarily used as a ‘base’ in e-liquids.

Vegetable Glycerine

Vegetable Glycerine or VG is also a colourless liquid used in the food industry, mainly as a sweetener. It can either be synthetic or derived from plants or animals and acts as a flavouring and thickener in e liquids.

SO WHAT DO THE PG/VG PERCENTAGES IN E LIQUIDS MEAN?

E-liquids are produced with different levels of PG & VG, with different mixes producing a different throat hit, strength of flavour and amount of ‘cloud’. These mixes are displayed in percentages as 80/20 VG/PG (for example).

See the chart below for an idea of what effect the different ingredient levels have.

PG/VG MIX

THROAT HIT

FLAVOUR

 CLOUD PRODUCTION 

HIGH PG (USUALLY 80/20)

STRONG

STRONG

LOW

50/50

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

HIGH VG

LOW

MEDIUM-LOW

HIGH

 

Both Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerine are required to produce an effective e-liquid and therefore even high or ‘Max VG’ juices tend to contain at least 20% PG, and vice versa.

Our e-liquid range has been manufactured based on offering our customers a high quality product at affordable prices. We know there is a lot of choice out there and it can be a little overwhelming, so we have carried out extensive research to offer our delicious e liquid flavours in the most popular PG/VG mix and nicotine strengths.

Our e-liquids vary in PG/VG mix but each one has been crafted to offer a perfect balance of throat hit for authenticity, great flavour, and enough cloud production for a truly satisfying vape. Click here to check out our full range of e liquid flavours.