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Pick the Perfect Ratio: A Vaping Guide to VG vs PG

Pick the Perfect Ratio: A Vaping Guide to VG vs PG
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Whether you're new to vaping or already an avid vaper, you've probably heard people talking about VG and PG.

But, what exactly is VG? PG? And what's the difference?

If you want to sound as smart as your friends when they're talking about their juices, then this article is for you. We'll go over all the details in this article on VG vs PG.

Read on to learn more.

VG vs PG

First things first: what is it?

VG is short for vegetable glycerol and PG is short of propylene glycol. VG and PG are used as the base ingredients in most vape juices. You can use VG only, PG only, or any ratio of the two.

Now that you know what they are, let's talk about the differences.


So, vegetable glycerol? What can you do with it?

Here's the history:

VG is naturally derived from vegetable oils.

Warning: it is not the same thing as the vegetable oil in your kitchen. Please do not try to substitute!

VG is an odorless and colorless liquid. VG is FDA approved and is completely safe for you, your kids, and even your pets (that's not to be said that your kids and pets should be using your vape!) The FDA classifies VG as "generally recognized as safe" and has a low potential for skin and eye irritation.


VG has little to no throat hit. Many people who use VG only juices will cut the juice with vodka in order to give it more of a throat hit.

Since VG doesn't have the greatest throat hit, it makes up for it with a nice vapor cloud. The higher concentration of VG, the thicker the vapor cloud. If you're looking to do some cool vape tricks, VG is the base for you.

FunFact: VG is not only used in vape juices. It is also used in things like soap, hand cream, toothpaste, pet food, and it's even used as a sweetener.


Propylene glycol, is it any better than VG? Let's take a look.

Here's the history:

Just like VG, PG is naturally derived as well. PG is a petroleum by-product.

Again, just like VG, PG is an odorless and colorless liquid and is FDA approved. PG is an organic compound that is used in other products such as shampoo, baby wipes, nicotine inhalers, and oral medical products.


PG is where you're going to find the best throat hit. Most juices will be a mixture of VG and PG because a PG only juice has a very strong throat hit.

If you're trying to be a stealth vaper, maybe your family doesn't know you vape or you're trying to get away with it indoors, then you'll want a high PG concentration.

What's Your Ratio?

In the world of vapers looking to answer the debate of VG vs PG, finding a good balance of VG and PG is gold. It may take a few tries of different vape juices before you find your pot of gold, but once you do, you won't let it go.

Check out our newest vape juices and get started searching for your perfect ratio.