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VG non-palm alternatives

Discussion in 'DIY E-Liquid' started by WingnutSmells, Feb 17, 2018.

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  1. WingnutSmells

    WingnutSmells New Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    Hi all, thanks for having me on your forum. I’ve been vaping 6 years, and making my own juice for 3 since I went sub ohm.

    As someone passionate about the environment, I am concerned about the origins of palm oil used in ejuice, and the environmental impact of the raw palm VG that I buy for DIY.

    Can anybody recommend an alternative source of VG? I have heard of coconut glycerine (not oil) being used. But I don’t know if there are any health concerns here or if the mixing process would be different. It’s also hard to find raw coconut glycerine here in the U.K. to buy in bulk.

    Any advice or contacts for supply would be much appreciated, TIA :)
     
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  2. dc99

    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
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  3. WingnutSmells

    WingnutSmells New Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    Thanks dc99. Have you ever used it?
     
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    dc99 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 17, 2014
    earth
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  5. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Sunnyvale,CA,USA
    From my notes:
    "Vegetable Glycerin Glycerol also called glycerine or glycerin regardless of the source whether it be olives, palm trees,coconut oil, or soy products."
    in part, re: Vegetable Glycerin Explaines
     
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  6. r77r7r

    r77r7r ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Feb 15, 2011
    Pa,LandOfTaxes
    I only ever found one source and it wasn't convincing enough, for me. Not sure they sell enough vg to us vapers to make a difference, but I do understand you making the effort.
     
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  7. WingnutSmells

    WingnutSmells New Member

    Feb 17, 2018
    Thanks all for your advice and help, much appreciated. I’ve found a UK supplier of rapeseed glycerine - going to give it a try.
     
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