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What Are VG and PG and What’s the Best Ratio?

If you’re just getting into the world of CBD, you can be excused for not knowing details about every single product. Indeed, there are many brands, products, and talking heads within the industry, it’s hard to keep up. In this article, Hemp Bombs explores CBD E-Liquids and the specifics of VG and PG, or Vegetable Glycerine and Propylene Glycol, the two major ingredients with CBD in Hemp Bombs E Liquids.

What are VG and PG?

VG and PG are FDA-approved ingredients that help E-Liquids hold flavor. E-Liquids will usually favor one or the other (which we’ll talk about later), and there are subtle differences between the two. Before we jump into the ratio of VG to PG, let’s look at their individual profiles.


PG (Propylene Glycol) is clear and colorless petroleum by-product. With a faint sweet taste, PG is used in food and industrial products and is generally considered safe. PG also produces a ‘throat hit’ similar to the sensation smoking tobacco provides.


A natural chemical derived from vegetable oils, VG (Vegetable Glycerin) is often used in e-liquids to give a “thick” sensation to vapor. VG’s thickness makes it more suitable for sub-ohm vaping (cloud production). It is also sweeter and runnier than PG. Commonly, VG is used in cosmetics, food products, and E-Liquids.




PG (Propylene Glycol)


  • Has no impact on flavor

  • Less gunk and residue than VG

  • Produces a better "throat hit" and flavor

  • Thinner consistency than VG

  • Absorbed faster, less maintenance for device

E Liquids comparison chart between VG and PG



VG (Vegetable Glycerin)


  • Sweeter than PG and may impact flavor

  • More gunk and residue than PG

  • Produces a bigger vapor cloud

  • Thicker consistency than PG

  • Thickness may reduce life of vape device

While PG and VG have their differences, they each have their own value, which is why they are best used in a blend. The ratio of VG/PG all depends on what kind of vaping experience you are looking for whether it be smoothness, cloud production, or vaping on the low. In this section, we will examine the different ratios of VG/PG blends to help you determine which vaping experience suits you.

VG/PG Ratio


Many smaller vape shops recommend a 50/50 ratio because it allows cheap/synthetic flavors to disintegrate fully because of the less resistant Propylene Glycol.

E Liquids with a 50/50 ratio tend to last longer than higher VG iterations, but are left lacking when it comes to throat hit and overall quality.



For devices that range from 20W to 40W, 60/40 is a perfect blend. The throat hit isn’t overbearing, it’s smooth, and it’s viscous enough for coils to reach temperatures of up to 40W.

60/40 can also produce a great vapor concentration and distinguished flavor.


This blend is recommended for devices that are powered by coils above the 40W threshold. For these devices, the consistency of the E-Liquid keeps it from going through the coil opening as the heat of the tank rises.

With this level of VG, the plume of vapor becomes much denser, so it can be a much more rewarding blend visually.


Vape Smart

Whether it’s Sugar Cookie or Exotic Watermelon, VG or PG, whatever your preference, knowledge is power when it comes to CBD E-Liquids. At Hemp Bombs, our CBD E-LiquidsCBD Additives, and CBD Vape Tanks all boast 70/30 VG/PG split for maximum flavor, cloud production, and enjoyment. The contents of our vape products are also verified through third-party lab tests.

Knowing what you’re consuming, as well as how best you consume it, will determine the quality of your vaping experience. Make sure to check your e-juice labels before buying to confirm what ratio of VG/PG  they are using. If vape companies are not transparent about the contents in their e-liquids, be cautious.  With this article, Hemp Bombs hopes we have better prepared you to “vape smart.”

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