What are the main ingredients?
E-liquid contains 4 main ingredients. Propylene Glycol (PG), Vegetable Glycerine (VG), flavourings and nicotine. When purchasing your e-liquid you will have the option to choose your ratio. Each ratio available will offer a slightly different taste and vapour production. The options are 50:50 which tends to be the most popular one, 70:30 and then we have 80:20.
Due to the TPD (Tobacco Product Directive) nicotine can no longer be sold in bottles larger than 10ml. When you purchase a Shortfill you will find there is an option to add a nicotine shot to achieve the nicotine strength you desire.Shortfill bottles have just become a popular choice for many vapers due to the size and having the benefit of creating the strength you require. An e-liquid that contains a blend of 50:50 ratio provides you with 50% PG and 50% VG. This gives you the perfect balance of vapour and taste. A blend of 70:30 ratio has slightly more VG in the mix than PG, 70& VG and 30% PG, the liquid is a slightly thicker substance. An 80/20 blend provides 80% VG and 20% PG this option has an extremely thick liquid base.
Food grade flavouring is added to e-liquid which provides a variety of flavours that you see in the shops and online and there are thousands to choose from sometimes too many. PG is a bi product petroleum, and while this may sound scary, it is found in everyday items such as food additives, toothpaste and even asthma inhalers. In very few instances, some people can be allergic to PG or find that it irritates the back of the throat. If you experience any problems like then it would be advisable to choose a more VG based liquid. VG is a plant-based oil, also known as Glycerol. These oils are extracted from plants such as coconuts and have a slightly sweet flavour. It is found in a wide variety of foods, especially those that are low fat, as it is used as a sweetener. It can even be found in cough medicines! There are no known allergies to VG, making it a great choice for those who suffer from a sore throat from higher based PG liquids.