The Difference between Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol

Propylene Glycol and Vegetable Glycerin In E Cig Juice

If you’re interested in learning how to make your own e cig juice, refer back to this site later. We are in the process of making a tutorial on DIY e juice. 

Video Summary: E Cigarette juice is made up of four main components: Vegetable Glycerin, Propylene Glycol, Water, Flavoring, Nicotine. Some American E Cigarette Juices are made from extracting the essence out of pure tobacco, and mixing it with vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol.  Vegetable Glycerin and Propylene Glycol usually make up over 95% of  Dragonfly eCigsE Cigarette Juice.


All e cigarettes (even disposables and prefilled) contain vegetable glycerin and flavoring. Most e cigarettes contain propylene glycol and nicotine. The empirical difference between vegetable glycerin and propylene glycol in e cigarettes is VG provides more vapor while PG produces more of a throat hit. VG is also more viscus and sweet than PG.

You can purchase 100% VG e liquids, and we’ve even made our own, but in our experience we recommend a vegetable glycerin, and propylene glycol e liquid. Throat hit is actually desirable in e cigarettes, plus PG weakens the viscosity of the vegetable glycerin, allowing the e liquid to evaporate faster.

In essence, the kinds of e cigarettes and e cigarette liquids we vape are completely rated subjectively. E liquids are commonly made of 70% PG and 30% VG. Some of the best e cigarette liquids we’ve found are below:

Tobacco Flavors:

Dragon Juice Desert Ship – (70% PG, 30%VG) A very mild flavor, a lot like at of a light cigarette. Great for mixing with stronger flavors and suggested to all beginners.

Dragon Juice USA Mix – (70%PG, 30%VG) A strong flavor, much like your ‘cowboy killer’ blend.

Halo Freedom Juice – ( 60%PG,40%VG*) A must have. Freedom Juice offers great throat hit and vapor with a smokey tobacco flavor.

Menthol Flavors:

Halo Menthol Ice - (60%PG,40%VG*) If you like a really smooth menthol flavor get this one. Halo really makes the best menthol flavors.

Halo TruePure Menthol – (60%PG,40%VG*) For the vaper who wants little flavor difference between e cigs and the real thing. This and the menthol ice can be mixed with Dragon Juice Desert ship to further mimic the flavor of a  real cigarette.


Dragon Juice Dragon Fruit - (70%PG, 30%VG) This is just a current favorite. It has the perfect throat hit, vapor combination. It’s flavor is really mellow, and not too sweet.

*=best guess

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