How to Clean a Silicone Bong

A silicone bong is a great alternative to a glass bong, as it is more durable, flexible, and easy to store. However, like any other bong, it needs regular cleaning to maintain its functionality and hygiene. In this blog post, we will show you how to clean a silicone bong using two simple methods: soap and water, and freezer.

Method 1: Soap and Water

This method is best for cleaning your silicone bong right after use, when the resin is still soft and easy to remove. You will need the following items:

  • A baby bottle brush
  • Your favorite liquid dish soap
  • Running water

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Take out the herb slide and put it aside on a secure, safe place. Preferably on top of a thick hand towel or cloth to keep it from rolling over.
  2. Dump out the used bong water in the sink and let hot water run through the bong for a couple of minutes. Shake the bong to help loosen up the resin.
  3. Take your liquid soap and pour a generous amount around the inside of the smoke chamber as well as the base.
  4. Push the bottle brush inside the silicone bong and scrub the bong firmly but not too hard. Make sure to reach inside the deepest part of the bong to clear out the resin. Don’t be afraid to twist and bend your silicone bong as you clean it to ensure that the brush reaches hard-to-reach areas.
  5. You can also clean the joint using the same brush. However, do this very carefully. You don’t want to cause a tear on the joint.
  6. If your bong comes with a silicone downstem, you can use pipe cleaners to scrub the inside thoroughly.
  7. Rinse off the soap and residue thoroughly with warm water.
  8. Lay upside down on a dish rack to dry. Make sure there are no other plates beneath the bong in case you weren’t able to get rid of the smell of the resin.

Method 2: Freezer

This method is perfect for those who are too tired at the end of a good session to clean their bong. The procedure is pretty simple. You will need the following items:

  • Your freezer
  • A plastic bag or container

Here are the steps to follow:

  1. Take out the herb slide or downstem.
  2. Rinse the bong thoroughly with warm water to take out any ash and other residue.
  3. Shake out the water so that it’s wet but not holding in too much water that will solidify into a block of ice. What you need is a good film of water to coat around the inner walls of the bong.
  4. Put the bong in a plastic bag or container and seal it well.
  5. Place it in your freezer and let it sit overnight or for at least 12 hours.
  6. The next day, take out the bong from the freezer and remove it from the bag or container.
  7. The resin should have hardened and become brittle, making it easy to break off with your fingers or a blunt tool.
  8. Tap or shake out the resin pieces from the bong and rinse it with warm water.
  9. Lay upside down on a dish rack to dry.


Cleaning a silicone bong is not as hard as you might think. With these two methods, you can keep your silicone bong fresh and ready for your next session. Remember to clean your bong regularly to prevent resin buildup and bacteria growth. Enjoy your herb or tobacco with a clean silicone bong!