How to Clean a Silicone Bong

If you enjoy smoking herb or tobacco from a bong, you might want to consider getting a silicone bong. Silicone bongs are durable, flexible, affordable, and come in a variety of colors and styles. But, like any other bong, they need to be cleaned regularly to ensure optimal performance and flavor. In this blog post, we will show you how to clean a silicone bong in three simple steps.

Why You Should Clean Your Silicone Bong

Cleaning your silicone bong is not only hygienic, but also beneficial for your smoking experience. Here are some reasons why you should clean your silicone bong regularly:

  • Improves airflow: Each time you smoke from your bong, some ash and resin will stick to the inner walls of the bong. Over time, this can clog the airflow channels and make it harder to draw smoke from the bong. Cleaning your bong will remove this buildup and allow the smoke to flow smoothly.
  • Improves flavor: The ash and resin that accumulate in your bong can also affect the taste of your smoke. They can give it a stale or burnt flavor that can ruin your enjoyment. Cleaning your bong will get rid of these impurities and restore the natural flavor of your herb or tobacco.
  • Improves appearance: A dirty bong is not a pleasant sight to behold. It can look grimy, smelly, and unappealing. Cleaning your bong will make it look shiny, fresh, and inviting.

How Often Should You Clean Your Silicone Bong?

The frequency of cleaning your silicone bong depends on how often you use it. But even if you use it rarely, you should still clean it once in a while to prevent dust and bacteria from accumulating in it. Ideally, if you are a regular bong user, you should clean your bong once a week or at least once every two weeks.

How to Clean Your Silicone Bong

Cleaning your silicone bong is easy and only takes a few minutes. You will need the following items:

  • A silicone bong
  • A bowl and downstem (if removable)
  • Warm water
  • Dish soap
  • White vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • Cotton swabs, pipe cleaners, bottle brushes, paper towels, or dry cloths

Follow these steps to clean your silicone bong:

  1. Remove the bowl and downstem from the bong: If your silicone bong has a removable bowl and downstem, take them out and set them aside. You will clean them separately later.
  2. Rinse the bong with warm water: Fill the bong with warm water and swirl it around to loosen any dirt or debris inside. Then pour out the water and repeat until the water runs clear.
  3. Fill the bong with water and a cleaning agent: Fill the bong with warm water again and add a few drops of dish soap and a few teaspoons of white vinegar or apple cider vinegar. These ingredients will help dissolve any stubborn resin or stains in your bong. Let the solution sit in the bong for 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Clean the bowl and downstem: While the solution is soaking in the bong, you can clean the bowl and downstem with the same method. Fill a small container with warm water, dish soap, and vinegar and submerge the bowl and downstem in it. Let them soak for 10 to 15 minutes as well.
  5. Scrub the bong parts with tools: After soaking, use cotton swabs, pipe cleaners, bottle brushes, paper towels, or dry cloths to scrub any remaining residue from the bong parts. You can twist and bend the silicone to reach every nook and cranny. Rinse well with clean water.
  6. Dry the bong parts: Use paper towels or dry cloths to wipe off any excess water from the bong parts. You can also let them air dry on a rack or a towel.
  7. Reassemble the bong: Once everything is dry, put the bowl and downstem back into the bong and secure them in place. Your silicone bong is now clean and ready to use.


As you can see, cleaning your silicone bong is not a difficult task. It only takes a few minutes and some common household items to make your bong look and taste like new. By cleaning your bong regularly, you can enjoy smoother, fresher, and more satisfying hits from your herb or tobacco. So, don’t neglect your silicone bong and keep it clean and happy.