PG VS VG – DIFFERENCES AT VARIOUS RATIOS EXPLAINED

*** First though - what is PG - and – VG ?

VG is an organic compound commonly used in foods, medications, soaps, and cosmetic products. If you’ve washed your hands with soap and/or ate any food containing corn syrup, you’ve already had some interactions with VG. PG is an organic compound that’s colorless, almost completely tasteless, used as a preservative, and can be found in a lot of FDA approved oral and topical medications.

What’s the difference between having a PG vs VG base solution for your e juice flavor?

The things that are affected by PG vs VG in e juice mixes are throat hit, vapor and consistency.   PG and VG usually do not affect flavor.

However, flavors can cause changes in throat hit causing very little in a flavor,  such as apricot to a large of throat hit with a flavor like pure menthol.

PG vs VG Ratios 

  • The more PG you add to a mix the thinner the liquid.  More PG also produces more throat hit and less vapor.
  • The more VG in the base mix the thicker the liquid.  More VG also results in less throat hit but more vapor.
  • At 100% PG there is no VG in the mix. This creates very little or no vapor, but does provide a lot of throat hit.
  • At 100 % VG there is no PG in the solution. This creates little to no throat hit, and a lot of vapor (the exact opposite of a purely PG solution).
  • At 80% PG / 20% VG you get a small vapor cloud but a lot of throat hit.
  • At 70% PG / 30% VG  you get a small to medium vapor cloud, and above-average throat hit.
  • At 60% PG / 40% VG you get a moderate amount of both vapor cloud and throat hit.
  • At 50% PG / 50% VG you get a moderate amount of both vapor cloud and throat hit.
  • At 40% PG / 60% VG  you get a moderate amount of both vapor cloud and throat hit.
  • At 30% PG / 70% VG you get a medium vapor cloud, and smaller throat hit.
  • At 20% PG / 80% VG  you get a large vapor cloud, and little throat hit.

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