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VG at Wal mart...whats it called ?

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by Thunderball, Oct 22, 2013.

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  1. erinarthur222

    erinarthur222 Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2013
    The VG I found at Wal-mart was in the first aid section. but I took it back and got a bigger bottle of 100% off amazon.
  2. X6X8

    X6X8 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 7, 2013
    Paris, Tx, USA
    Over the last few months I've used 4 oz out of a 6 oz bottle of CVS USP Pure Glycerin. I'm still alive. :)
  3. Hoosier

    Hoosier Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jan 26, 2010
    99.5% is the minimum purity for USP and it's usually stated that way even if it is higher.

    Something is either 100% Kosher, or not Kosher. There are no degrees of Kosher.

    The two are not related. Stuff can be Kosher, but not USP and visa versa.
  4. Blkwdw86

    Blkwdw86 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 6, 2013
    Gladewater, TX
    They keep it in the aisle with the band-aids.
  5. yzer

    yzer Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Nov 23, 2011
    Northern California
    VG (vegetable glycerin) is a marketing name that means nothing.

    Glycerin USP is US pharmaceutical grade glycerol. Call it VG if you want to.

    The Glycerin USP sold by Walmart and CVS are both made by Humco. Both are the highest quality pharmaceutical grade sold in the USA. Both have the highest quality bottles, caps and airtight seals and will maintain USP specifications even if stored unopened at room temperature for up to five years.

    IMPORTANT. The words Glycerin USP appear on the bottle. The wording and spelling must be exact to be Glycerin USP. Other words may not appear between the words Glycerin and USP on the label, if they do it's not Glycerin USP. The word pure also appears on the CVS bottles, but in this case the word is meaningless.

    The minimal purity for Glycerin USP is 99.5% The remaining .5% percentage is water: not gasoline, arsenic or orange juice. In practice the Humco Glycerin USP is produced at a higher level of purity than 99.5% in order to assure high quality control of the product.

    The Humco Glycerin USP has a lot number and an expiration date printed on every bottle. If your VG doesn't, it isn't Glycerin USP. The unopened expiration date can be as long as five years for the Humco product due to superior bottling methods.

    Anyone can buy a tank car or a 55 gallon drum of Glycerin USP and run off a lot of gallon bottles of the stuff for sale cheap. Unless the repackaging is done in a clean room with hermetically sealed equipment and sealed containers the repackaged product can not be sold as Glycerin USP. It can't have the five year expiration date either because it's been exposed to open air. However, the seller can claim the contents were Glycerin USP at the time the bottle was filled. This type of product is often sold as food grade and should be used up within 12 to 18 months whether opened or not, just like any Glycerin USP that has been exposed to open air. These products are usually sold in plastic jugs with cheap caps. I suspect this product is fine for vaping so long as it's all used up within a year or stored with minimal exposure to air/oxygen in a freezer.

    For my Glycerin USP, I just buy the CVS (Humco) product and store it unopened in the cupboard for up to five years. I keep the opened bottle in the refrigerator or freezer and use it up within one year. The high quality nicotine base I get from Xtreme Vaping is made with Glycerin USP base. I store nicotine base in the freezer in amounts that I'll use up within 18 months.


    In the CVS stores I shop at Glycerin USP is found on the skin care aisle.
  6. Bryan lord

    Bryan lord Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jul 18, 2013
    Pretty sure we are increasing the sale of glycerin 1000%. No one knows what the heck it is if you ask for help in cvs/walmart.

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