There’s quite a bit of a civil war going on in certain vaping circles. I know civil war seems a bit of a harsh label, it might even seem like an overreaction, but if you think about the range of emotions involved as well as the stark descriptions of the difference of opinion in certain vaping circles, it is actually quite an understatement.
There is quite a bit of a civil war, at least as far as differences of opinion are concerned. On the one end are people who are insisting on vegetable glycerin or all-natural e-juice components. In their minds, as long as an organic fruit or plant material is steeped in the right oils or compounds and introduced to a vaping formula, then the formula, in and of itself, is completely natural.
Now, keep in mind that just because something is natural, it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s healthy. After all, opium poppies are natural. And heroin, which a product of opium poppies, is anything but healthy.
In fact, most people would not disagree with this. Most people would concur. The only disagreement that you would have are probably from people who are strung out on heroin. Despite the opinion of heroin junkies, heroin is a bad product.
This is where the whole natural vaping movement breaks down because they are too quick to hype up the supposed benefits of purely organic or nature-based components that they often overlook the actual taste, smell and health impact of those components. In other words, we might be in the classic situation where we’re creating more problems than we’re solving.
Believe it or not, online Ejuice stores insisting on a purely organic and purely natural approach to vape juice might open a whole new can of worms. This is why it’s always a good idea to look at the distinct advantages of propylene glycol based e-juice.
Now, a lot of people start developing allergic reactions mentally when the word “propylene glycol” is mentioned. They think that it’s automatically some sort of nasty chemical. They automatically fear for their safety.
Some people might even think that this is a purely synthetic material. It isn’t. This is a food grade, naturally occurring compound approved by no other than the US Food and Drug Administration.
The main reason why a lot of otherwise green vaping purists prefer propylene glycol is that it gives you a tremendous amount of flexibility when it comes to flavors. You can steep a lot more stuff in it. It is also less viscous and has a thinner consistency. This makes it more versatile compared to vegetable glycerin.
Vegetable glycerin can be unwieldy if prepared improperly or formulated in the wrong way. It might even screw up your vaporizer. Now, I’m not saying your vaporizer would stop working, but you should at least invest quite a bit of time cleaning it up because vegetable glycerin can produce a residue.
So keep this comparison in mind when it comes to your next e-juice purchase. Things are not as black and white as some proponents would like to paint the situation to be. There’s a tremendous amount of advantages on each side of the equation.