Sometimes there’s nothing better than breaking out your bong, loading up your favorite CBD herbs, and enjoying their multiple benefits. Once your smoke 💨 session finishes, there’s nothing left to do but put the bong back in its place and forget about it.
Wait just a minute! Unless cleaning fairies 🧚 arrive overnight at your house on the regular, you’re going to need to clean your bong. If it’s been a long time, you may be pretending you don’t even notice you’re smoking from a nasty bong.
“But I don’t know how to properly clean a bong!” you say, trying to look all innocent. No problem, because we know how, and it’s really not difficult to do.
Once you get in the habit, your bong will thank you by giving you clean hit after hit, the powerful effect you count on from your CBD flowers and provide you with a long life full of happy smoke sesh memories.
The first step is to disassemble the bong. Remove the bowl and slide and put them aside. Dump out the dirty bong water and rinse the chamber with clean water 🌊.
When putting water in the bong to clean it, fill it from the top and dump the water from the slide opening. This keeps the dirty water from leaving a gross water residue on the lip of the mouthpiece.
If your bong is on the short side, you can fill it directly from any sink faucet. If it stands taller, try using a measuring cup or something with a spout so you avoid water splashes and spills.
The Denture Tablet Method
Denture 🦷 tablets can provide a great cleaning for your bong. They are inexpensive and can be found at any grocery store or pharmacy. Depending on the size of your bong, put one to three tablets in the chamber and fill it with hot water.
Let it sit for 15-30 minutes, depending on the size of the bong and how dirty it got. Empty the fizzy water mixture and rinse the bong thoroughly with hot water.
The Salt and Water Method
This is a simple cleaning technique using two ingredients everyone has on hand. Put three or more tablespoons of salt 🧂 in the bong by dropping them through the mouthpiece.
Fill the bong with warm water almost to the shaft line. Cover the shaft hole and mouthpiece hole, and shake the glass piece for a few minutes.
Pour out the salty water. Rinse the bong with warm water until it’s free of any salt residue.
The Vinegar and Baking Soda Method
Fill the bong with vinegar and then add a few teaspoons of baking soda. Cover the bong holes while you shake the bong for a few minutes.
The bong should be clean once the vinegar has turned a brownish color. Empty the bong and rinse repeatedly with warm water until it’s completely cleansed of any vinegar and baking soda bits.
The Water and Lemon Method
Boil enough water to fill the bong and add lemon juice 🍋. You may want to use filtered water but it’s not mandatory.
Pour the water into the bong, cover all the holes, and shake it thoroughly. Let it sit for five minutes. Empty the lemon water solution and rinse the bong repeatedly with warm water.
Cleaning the Small Parts of the Bong
While your bong sits filled with whatever cleaning agents you are using, you can use this time to clean the small parts. Place the bowl and slide inside separate containers, such as a Ziploc baggie or Tupperware (do not put the parts together).
Soak them in whatever cleaning solution you chose for the bong, then shake the container several times. Let them sit for several minutes.
Remove the parts from their containers and examine them for any leftover residue. You can remove that with pipe cleaners, cotton swabs, or a narrow bottle brush. Rinse the parts well with hot water 💧and dry thoroughly.
Once you finish cleaning all your bong parts, dry them using paper towels or a towel, then reassemble the bong. You are now ready to enjoy the fruits of your labor. 😁
If you wonder about using dish soap and similar products to clean your bong, we advise against it. These can leave a nasty film or residue that will negatively affect how your hits taste.
As for choosing which of our recommended methods to use, it really is a matter of preference. They all work pretty much equally well, so choose based on which one you like the most or which ingredients you have on hand.