One need not have to tell you how much e-cigarettes and e-juices are trending these days. Apart from the fact that they are available in stores and online platform, people are also trying to make their own e-cigars and especially e-juices. The e-cigars and e-juices are made in houses, and it requires minimal laboratory environment. Many people think that e-juices are made under severe laboratory conditions. Yes, they are. But that is not the only way to make them. All you have to know is the right proportion, and you can simply make them anywhere.
So here we are going help you understand one of the primary components, or in fact, the most important of all components used in an e-juice and that is the VG and PG ratio. Understanding this will help you make your e-juice with less difficulty. With no further delay let us head to the discussion.
What is an e-juice?
To get the doubts out of the way, if any, we will first see what an e-juice is, only then you will be able to understand the role of the VG and PG in it. The electronic cigarettes have created quite a stir in the market. Instead of using the regular combinations of the harmful chemicals and nicotine, a liquid is prepared and filled inside these e-cigars. These e-juices create the vapour inside the cigar, and they are used as the fillers in every cigarette. But due to the fact that these cigars are trying to be homemade these days, it is important that such enthusiasts understand the importance of the VG and PG ratios. Let us get to that.
What are VG and PG ratios?
The VG and the PG ratios are the major components used in the making of the e-juice and e-cigars. The terms VG and PG stand for Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol. Apart from this, there are only a couple of other ingredients that you have to add to make your e-cigars come to life. However, when it comes to importance, all the others take a back seat and VG, and PG gets the prime focus.
Propylene Glycol doesn’t have a proper colour. It is a colourless chemical component that isn’t physically harmful both externally and internally. However, when they used for internal consumption even in the vapour form, it has to be made sure that they are consumed in proper quantity. The best part about consuming Propylene Glycol as a part of your e-juices is that they contain a tainted sweet taste and makes you feel great about what you are consuming. Not just for the taste, but all for the viscosity of the liquid it is used in e-juices to create the vapour.
Again Vegetable Glycerin is quite similar to the nature and texture of PG but for the fact that it is an oil-like substance that is extracted from plant oils. It is again a colourless and an odourless liquid, but again it has quite a similar taste as to that of the Propylene Glycol. Vegetable Glycerin has a lot of fatty acids. It helps us maintain body balance and is useful in umpteen ways.