A Look at the Eliquid Types

PG or VG; that is the question when buying eliquids. Here we will take a look at each of the types of eliquid and provide important details that you can use when making your purchase.

PG Liquid

This type of eliquid is the most commonly used of the two as well as the type that most people prefer. It is thinner than VG liquid, with almost a runny consistency. There is less build-up with the use of PG, and since it is both tasteless and odorless, it won’t affect the flavor experience that you enjoy. The liquid also provides a stronger throat hit than VG liquids. Expect a bit of a dry mouth with regular use.

VG Liquid

The second type of liquid used for an e-cig is VG. VG, or vegetable glycerin, is thicker than PG and has a lower absorption rate. It will clog your vaporizer with gunk fairly quickly so do keep this in mind. The liquid has a sweet taste, so it affects the overall flavor of the liquids that you choose, making them sweeter than usual. There is more vapor produced with VG liquid, but the throat hit isn’t as strong.

Which is Right for my Needs?

PG liquid is more expensive than VG. Many of the products on the market today contain a mixture of both PG and VG. It is a good idea to search for a product containing higher amounts of PG than VG should you wish to purchase a combo-liquid.


For most people, PG liquid is the better of the two options, but since we are all human with different likes and interests, it is a good idea to try them both out for size to determine which is your personal preference, with the cost considerations also kept in mind.