How to Clean a Bong: A Proven Method


A bong is a popular device for smoking herb or tobacco, using water to cool and filter the smoke. However, over time, the bong can get dirty and clogged with resin, ash and bacteria, affecting the taste and quality of your smoke. Therefore, it is important to clean your bong regularly to keep it in good condition and enjoy a smooth and flavorful smoke.

In this blog post, we will show you a proven method to clean your bong using simple household items. This method works for any type of bong, whether it is glass, plastic, ceramic or metal. You will need the following supplies:

  • A sink or basin
  • Coarse salt, rice or baking soda
  • Rubbing alcohol, vinegar or another cleaner
  • Clean water
  • Latex gloves
  • A small brush or a pipe cleaner
  • Rubber stoppers or bong plugs
  • A towel

Follow these steps to clean your bong:

  1. Empty the bong and rinse and fill it with warm water. While wearing your latex gloves, empty out your bong as well as you can. Pour out old bong water and remove any spent herb. Then give it a good rinse with warm water to remove any remaining solid particles. Finally, fill the bong part way with some of the warm water you’re using.
  2. Disassemble your bong. Take it apart so that the individual pieces can be cleaned. Remove all movable parts, including the pipe and mouthpiece. As you take your bong apart, check for any damage such as chips or cracks. You’ll need to replace any damaged pieces before using your bong again.
  3. Add coarse salt and rubbing alcohol to your bong. Next, you’ll need to add an abrasive and a cleaner into the base of the bong so that they can work together to clean the inside. Coarse salt and isopropyl alcohol typically work best for this, but you can also use vinegar and rice or baking soda. The stronger the rubbing alcohol, the better. Ideally, you would use one over 90%.
  4. Plug the holes and shake it up. Use your hands, fingers, and thumbs to plug or block the open holes of the bong so that your abrasive and cleaner don’t cause a big mess. Shake it for about five minutes to get the best possible result.
  5. Rinse and repeat. Empty the cleaning solution into a sink and rinse it out completely with clean water. Repeat the cleaning process as many times as you need to, but once is usually enough.
  6. Clean the pipe and mouthpiece. To clean the pipe and mouthpiece, you can use the same method as above, but put them in a zipper storage bag with some salt and alcohol. Shake them well and rinse them thoroughly. You can also use a small brush or a pipe cleaner to scrub away stubborn resin from hard-to-reach areas.
  7. Dry your bong. Use a towel to dry your bong and its parts as much as you can. Then let them air dry completely before reassembling and using your bong again.

Congratulations! You have successfully cleaned your bong using a proven method. You can now enjoy a fresh and satisfying smoke from your sparkling clean bong.

To keep your bong clean for longer, remember to change the water after every smoke session and to rinse it with warm water occasionally. You should also deep clean your bong at least once a week or more often if you use it frequently.

Cleaning your bong is not only good for its appearance and performance, but also for your health. Dirty bong water can harbor harmful bacteria, fungi and toxins that can cause infections, allergies and other illnesses when inhaled. By keeping your bong clean, you are also protecting yourself from these potential risks.

We hope this blog post has been helpful and informative for you. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to leave them below. Happy smoking!