Local pharmacy VG

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  1. bugalien

    bugalien Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    Besides price, is there a difference between the bulk VG from vape DIY online shop and what glycerin can be bought in a pharmacy or skin care area of a local shop? (USP and no other ingredients of course!)

    Just want to know if I can use a locally bought glycerin to dilute a juice that is nice but overpowering in flavor to me. I wouldn't mind if the nicotine is lower or even halved at all. I just have very acute olfactory and gustatory senses.
     
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    gakudzu Gold Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    My wife and I have been using VG, for that reason, from Walmart for a year. We're still alive. I've read that some brands have a faint flavor or sweetness to them, but ours is completely tasteless.
     
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    z man Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I do the same thing,I get a menthol juice, ZigZag brand and it only comes in 10 ml. at 18 mg. so I cut it by adding 30 ml. of pure V.G. and it works great!....Z
     
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    Can someone recommend the glycerin brands that they use?
     
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    z man Silver Contributor Member For 2 Years

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    I know there are good deals out there on V.G. and P.G. But I use a brand named,Now Solutions it is non GMO from palm,or coconut oil and I get it a My local Whole Foods store....Z
     
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    nightshard It's VG/PG not PG/VG VU Donator Gold Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    As long as it has USP/EP/JP cert., comes in a sealed container and has exp. date it should be fine, it's just that the small bottles you get at the pharmacy cost more, a lot more.
     
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    bugalien Bronze Contributor Member For 1 Year

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    I don't mind the price. I just want to be able to drive down the street and get some to try before I go buying gallons of the stuff.
     
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    Do you use the Humco? Do I need to heat it or let it sit after mixing the VG with the juice? It is pretty damn thick...
     
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    Yes, Humco. I just shake the heck out of it. I figure it's mixed well enough when I can no longer see the swirls in the juice. But if you aren't using a glass bottle, you may not know I mean, lol. Just give it a good shake when you mix it, and another after a few hours, or the next morning.
     
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    And how much you add will depend on how strong the flavor of your juice is, more than nic content. At least that's how I do it. I usually end up between 20 to 30% added vg.
     
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