Understanding the Basic Components of E-Liquid

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Understanding the Basic Components of E-Liquid
When you vape, you are inhaling the heated up vapour of e-liquid. Also known as vape juice or e-cig liquid, e-liquid is made up of a few basic ingredients.

  • Propylene Glycol (PG): This is one of two carriers in e-liquid. Transparent, it is thinner than its VG counterpart, making it flow and absorb better. It’s often referred to as the ‘flavour carrier’ because of how well it holds flavouring and nicotine. It also is responsible for that satisfying throat hit you get when vaping.
  • Vegetable Glycerine (VG): Abbreviated as VG, vegetable glycerine is the other basic carrier in e-juice. It is a thicker, more viscous substance that balances out PG to keep it from being too harsh on your throat. VG has a slightly sweet taste and is responsible for creating big clouds of vapour.
  • Nicotine: Even though you may love the taste of your vapour, without the nicotine you won’t be able to curb your cravings. Any vape juice that has nicotine added in will list its strength by mg and usually ranges from 0mg to 20mg.
  • Flavouring: The limitless flavours of e-liquid is one of the aspects that make it so enjoyable to vape. Vape flavourings can make up anywhere from 2%-20% of your e-liquid. Depending on the brand, the e-liquid may use food-grade flavourings or specially designed e-liquid flavours.

VG/PG Ratio
You’ll often see VG PG ratios mentioned when it comes to e-liquid types. The balance of these two ingredients can change the way your vapour tastes and behaves. Even if you like deep throat hits, having a vape juice with too much PG is uncomfortably harsh. Most e-liquids will have a 50/50 ratio of PG and VG, but some come in a higher VG ratio. The higher the VG, the more impressive the clouds of vapour will be.

If you like producing big clouds, also known as sub-ohm vaping, you’ll want an e-liquid with more VG in it. Common ratios you’ll find are 70VG/30PG and 80VG/20PG.

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