What is in my e-liquid?
E-liquids are primarily made up of a VG/PG base mix, with the addition of flavourings, sweeteners, and occasionally colourings, all of which are food grade. Depending on your preference, they can also contain nicotine at various strengths.
VG stands for vegetable glycerine, which is a viscous liquid with a mildly sweet flavour. It is derived from plant oils and is responsible for the vapour production in e-cigarettes. Vegetable glycerine is found in products like toothpaste, frozen foods, and cough mixture.
PG is an abbreviation for Propylene Glycol, which is a clear liquid with a syrupy consistency, and alone is practically tasteless. It is the part of e-liquids that gives the ‘throat hit’ and holds the flavourings. It is widely used as a food additive in things like cake mix, dairy products, and soft drinks, as well as being used in cosmetics and medicines.
If you want more about e-liquids, take a look at our blog 'What's inside my e-liquid?'