What Is Vegetable Glycerin and How Is It Used?

December 30, 2016

capella flavorsWe use vegetable e liquid in our do-it-yourself e liquid kits. For many, this is a big selling point, and a part of our business that we are proud of. But what is vegetable glycerin anyway? And why does this matter to so many vapers?

Vegetable glycerin is a clear and odorless liquid produced in plant oils. Palm, soy, and coconut oils all share this same property, which has a number of valuable applications.

In addition to vegetable e liquid, this substance is used in cosmetics, food, as well as a replacement for alcohol in some cases.

Vegetable glycerin, or glycerol, is derived by putting the plant oils under a mix of pressure, water, and temperatures, in order to extract it from the fatty acids. Once separated, the glycerol is clear in color and has the consistency of a light syrup. In fact, it may taste like a simple syrup as well.

How Is it used?
Glycerol has a subtle sweetness to it, which makes it great for producing vape juice with nicotine. The sweetness is appealing to the vape user, and it is very pleasant upon inhalation.

Glycerol metabolizes differently than sugar does and is therefore a much healthier alternative. It is calorie-free and retains moisture, and unlike sugar, it does not cause tooth decay. It is completely safe for consumption and is used in average, everyday foods all the time. You may have even consumed vegetable glycerin this week without even realizing it.

Glycerol is also found in lotions, shampoos, and toothpastes, since it is a humectant. That means it attracts moisture. This is partly why our DIY e liquids produce such dense clouds when you exhale.

In botanical and herbal extracts, glycerol may be used in place of alcohol, which can cause adverse allergic reactions in many people. As a solvent, it functions similarly. It is also a great substitute for diabetics whose bodies cannot process sugars.

What Kind of Vegetable Glycerin Do We Use in Our Vegetable E Liquids?
Nicotine River stocks Musim Mas vegetable glycerin, which is a highly respected product in the industry. It has a purity of 99.7% and is preserved in HDPE plastic bottles that keep the vegetable glycerin pure and untainted when it is not in use.

All of our kits come stocked with this high-quality glycerol, as well as liquid nicotine and flavorings of your choice. There are over 250 flavor brands available today for vape users, but Nicotine River only carries the best. Build and order your DIY vaping kit today.

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