Looking for affordable coconut or soy derived VG.

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  1. NikK

    NikK New Member

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    Hi everyone. After doing some research I have found that VG is either derived from palm, coconut, or soy, but that the vast majority of retail USP VG is derived from palm oil. Considering the devastating environmental and social effects of palm oil production ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_and_environmental_impact_of_palm_oil ) I would prefer to start using a VG derived from coconut or soy. Unfortunately every non-palm VG I’ve found has been much more expensive, like 10x as much for coconut, twice as much for soy. Does anybody know where I can get an affordable coconut or soy derived VG?

    Also, I know some people don’t use soy because it’s usually GMO, but I don’t care about that, also don’t care about kosher or organic as long as it’s USP, pharmaceutical/food grade and non-palm-derived. And by affordable I mean around $20-30 for a gallon.

    Thanks!
     
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    pulsevape Diamond Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    I don't know where you did your research,but I'd bet that most VG is derived from Soy since it is one of the most widely farmed crops in America, and is in nearly everything , whereas palm and coconut are not grown in anywhere near the quanities as soy....I go out of my way to ensure I get VG derived from Palm or coconut myself and avoid soy whenever possible...probabbly the cheapest and most common VG you are going to find is derived from soy.
     
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    HeadInClouds Platinum Contributor Member For 3 Years ECF Refugee Unlisted Vendor Vape Media

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    Essential Depot lets you choose either palm- or soy-derived. http://www.essentialdepot.com/category/glycerin-components.html
    RTSVapes used to offer coconut-derived, but I haven't seen others do so since they quit selling it (they later went out of business).
     
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    Train Silver Contributor Member For 3 Years

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    +1 for Essential Depot. You can buy direct or on Amazon...
     

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