How to clean a bong

Bongs can get notoriously dirty and stinky. The resin that builds up on the inside of your bong is a tarry mess and can be extremely difficult to clean. Some have turned to harsh chemicals (like carburetor cleaner) to remove the grime but this can leave a dangerous residue that is toxic when heated.

Instead, use some natural ingredients and a bit of elbow grease to get your bong spic and span clean.

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Cleaning a bong may seem like a daunting task. And in some respects, it is. It’s not like you can get your hand down in there to scrub out all the gooey mess. But just because it’s daunting doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.

In this section, we’ll tell you everything you need to know to get your bong spic-and-span clean like the day you bought it.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Hot water
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Salt
  • Cotton balls
  • Q-tips
  • Hand towels
  • Small Ziploc bags or tupperware containers with lids
  • Bottle brush or pipe cleaners (optional)

Now that you’ve assembled all your supplies, here’s a step-by-step guide for how to clean your bong.

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1) Dump Out The Dirty Bong Water

You’d think this would be a given and not worth mentioning, but the simplest thing can be overlooked when you’re flying in a blue dream. We want to be thorough so here’s your reminder:  dump out the bong water first.

2) Take Apart Your Bong

Separate the bowl and the stem from the bong proper. If your bowl and stem are two pieces, separate those as well. If your bong has any other movable or removable parts, guess what? You need to take those apart too. Your bong should now be completely disassembled.

3) Rinse Everything With Hot Water

Hot running water is a great way to start the cleansing process. It dislodges some of the surface resin that has built up with repeated use and starts to dissolve the bonds that bind the gunk in place.

Get the water as hot as you can tolerate and consider wearing dish-washing gloves (those ugly yellow things). The gloves allow you to make the water hotter which turbo-charges the process.

If you think about it while you’re rinsing, fill from the top and empty from the slide opening. This will minimize the chances of the loose residue getting caught anywhere else.

4) Put Each Loose Piece In Its Own Container

And no, you don’t want to use the same baggies your weed came in. We’re trying to clean things here folks. Tupperware containers with lids also make for a great reusable, earth-friendly alternative.

And, no, you don’t have to put the bong itself in a baggie or plastic container. We’ll clean that by itself in a later step.

After you’ve got each loose piece in its own baggie or tupperware container, pour in at least ¼ cup of your rubbing alcohol along with at least one tablespoon of salt.

For larger pieces, go with ½ cup rubbing alcohol and two tablespoons salt. The proportions aren’t really important, just so that both ingredients are there.

Chemistry Note

Rubbing alcohol is mildly acidic which helps to breakdown the sticky resin that builds up inside the bong.

Salt is an abrasive that works in concert with the acid to add scrubbing power to the solution.

As an alternative to the rubbing alcohol, you can use vinegar which is also a mild acid. As an alternative to the salt, you can use rice to help scrub the bong clean.

If you choose to use rice, don’t let it sit too long in the alcohol (or vinegar) because it will start to absorb the liquid and soften. This will decrease its abrasive power.

And if you do decide to use rice, don’t eat it no matter how hungry you get. Those pesky (or awesome) munchies can make you eat some really weird stuff. Resist the urge to make stir fry with the rice you use to clean your bong…no matter how delicious it looks

5) Shake

After you seal the baggies or plastic containers, shake them vigorously. This moves the alcohol and the salt through all the tiny curves and crevices and breaks up the marijuana resin that has gathered there.

When you think you’ve shaken enough, shake more. You may have to do this for at least five minutes to really dislodge the sticky mess.

If you’ve added enough alcohol to completely cover each piece, you can let them soak for 10 to 15 minutes, and then come back and shake some more. This is especially useful if you’ve built up layer upon layer of bong resin from years of use.

Once the small pieces are clean to your satisfaction, set them aside (still in their baggies) and turn your attention to the main event: the bong itself.

6) Pour Salt In The Bong

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Add at least two tablespoons of salt into your bong; three would be better. Depending on the size of the pipe you’re using, you may want to add four or five.

Remember, salt will dissolve in liquids, so put enough salt in the bong that some stays out of solution (not dissolved). This helps increase the abrasiveness of the solution you’re making.

7) Pour Alcohol In The Bong

Pour at least ½ cup of rubbing alcohol into your bong. Again, depending on the size of the pipe itself, you may need to add more. Don’t worry about the ratio of salt to alcohol. It really doesn’t make any difference as long as there’s enough of both to get a good swishing going.

8) Plug The Holes

Using the hand towels, plug all the holes in your bong. You can also use plastic wrap and rubber bands to seal the holes. If the holes are small enough, you could also use cotton balls. If you really wanted to get fancy, you could purchase a few beaker stoppers from your local beaker store.

If you live in an area with no beaker store (we feel sorry for you), just place one hand over the mouth and one hand over the hole where the stem goes. Don’t forget to put a finger over the carburetor hole.

9) Shake

Just like you did with the small pieces in their baggies, shake the bong vigorously so that the alcohol and salt solution gets moved around on all surfaces. Continue to shake the whole thing for at least five minutes. Then shake longer.

While you’re shaking the bong, you can be satisfied that you got your exercise for the day. Who knew shaking would be such hard work?

10) Rinse Everything With Hot Water

Remove the small pieces from their baggies and dump the alcohol/salt solution from the bong. Rinse everything with the hottest water you can get.

Rinsing helps to remove the residual resin, the salt, and the alcohol from the surfaces of your bong. If some stubborn pieces remain (particularly in the bowl or the stem), use a Q-tip or a bottle brush (probably available at your local beaker store) to pick away at the mass.

After you remove that last little piece, rinse again with hot water and let everything air dry before using again.

11) Repeat (Optional)

If it’s been years or since last you cleaned your bong (first, ewww), you may have to repeat the entire process again (or even several times). Eventually, the alcohol, the salt, and the repeated agitation will peel away the layers of goo to reveal the sparkling glass underneath.

Preventative Maintenance

The above process can take some time, especially if you’ve gone a while without cleaning. To avoid a difficult mess, clean your bong regularly (as in after every use) rather than once a month or longer.

And before you say, “No way,” cleaning after every use is as simple as rinsing with hot water because you don’t have all the gook built up from repeated use. Cleaning it like this will drastically reduce the time you spend on this activity.

Think about it this way: would you rather spend three minutes or less cleaning your bong after each use (you’re washing pizza plates anyway) or an hour or more after a few weeks of resin build-up? The answer seems obvious to us.

Here are some other tips to make keeping your bong an easy job.

1) Use Vinegar Or Lemon Juice For Hard Water Stains

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Hard water stains can be difficult to remove, especially from the inside of a bong. What’s more, they make your bong look dirty even when it’s not.

To combat the build up hard water stains, pour some vinegar into the bowl of your bong and swish for a minute or two. For added cleaning, let the bong sit with the vinegar in the bottom for a few minutes after you’re done swishing. Finally, rinse with hot water and let the whole thing air dry.

Another method for combating hard water stains is lemon juice and hot water. Combine the hot water and lemon juice in the bowl of your bong and then swish. Let it sit for a few minutes and then rinse with hot water.

2) Add Two Drops Of Lemon Juice To The Water While You Smoke

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Fresh lemon juice contains enzymes that break down the gooey resin that builds up on the inside of your bong. Adding just two drops to the water you use while smoking, prevents the gunky mess from forming. The lemon juice also helps kill the disgusting bong water smell and keeps things fresh.

It only takes a few drops to achieve the desired effect. In this case, more is not better. Too much lemon juice will start to overpower the flavors of your favorite strain. Two small drops is enough.

3) Store Your Bong Empty

Again, this may seem like common sense, but we want to be sure and cover all our bases. After you’ve come down from your date with Mary Jane, just empty your bong and rinse it out as outlined above. This will keep everything clean and tidy and ready for your next smoke.

1. Home Remedy

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What you need:

First, place the slide and bowl off to the side. Begin by running hot water through the bong for a couple minutes, as this will assist in loosening up the resin left from previous smoking sessions. After that, scoop 2-3 tablespoons of salt into the bong, followed by half a cup of rubbing alcohol. Cover all holes and gently shake the alcohol and salt mixture around, allowing the abrasive mixture to touch all sides of the glass. Let it sit for a few minutes to soak, and then run hot water through for a final rinse. If any residue is left, use the Q-Tips to clean the select areas that need the extra attention.

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Follow the same process for the slide and bowl to clean them as well. Be sure all alcohol is rinsed from each piece before using.

2. Denture Tablets

how to clean a bong

What you need:

  • Any brand of denture tablets
  • Ziploc Bags
  • Water Source
  • Pipe Cleaner

First, place the slide and bowl in separate Ziploc bags. Next, drop 1-3 denture tablets, depending on size, in the bong and fill with hot water. Allow the fizzing process to take place within the bong for about 15-30 minutes. The time will vary depending on how dirty the bong was to start. Also, add one denture tablet to each Ziploc bag in order to clean the slide and bowl. For whatever areas remain a bit resinous, use a pipe cleaner to wipe out the leftover build-up. Finally, rinse all the pieces with hot water and dry before using the bong.

3. Formula 420

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What you need:

  • A bottle of Formula 420
  • Water Source

As a product made for this task, 420 cleaner is a fast alternative to the other cleaning methods. It may be a bit pricier than simple rubbing alcohol, but it gets the job done efficiently.

Begin by shaking the bottle to mix up the crystals and liquid within. Next, add the cleaner to the bong through all holes (follow the bottle recommendations for amount to use) and shake. Repeat this step if there is residue left. Once finished with the cleaner, allow the bong to rinse in hot water until all Formula 420 cleaner has been rinsed out. Follow the same procedure to clean the slide and bowl.

Supplies

how to clean a bong

First, you’re going to want to make sure you have everything you need! You’ll need sea salt or rock salt, any salt that hasn’t been refined or purified (the bigger the better). You also need isopropyl alcohol (70% or higher). We recommend 91% alcohol for quicker and easier washes. All of these supplies can be found available at your local corner store or pharmacy.

Step 3: SHAKE!

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Plug the holes of your bong by folding up paper towels to cover the holes. Now shake it up! Shake as hard as you can, in every different direction, turning the bong sideways, upside down, above your head, anything you can think of.

Step 4: Rinse

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Dump the salt and alcohol mix out of your bong into the sink. Rinse with cold water (room temperature is fine too) until all of the salt residue is out of your bong.

*Repeat Steps 1-4 if your glass isn’t clean enough yet. If you’re still not satisfied with the cleanliness, try washing the bong thoroughly with hot water.

Step 5: Smoke the clean bong!

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Now that you’ve learned how to a clean bong, grab a lighter and spark up! Enjoy the fresh taste of your flower with the clean smoke. The process is exactly the same for any slides, downstems, hand pipes, or any other glass. Just put your pipe inside a plastic bag and pour everything into the sealed bag. Remember, clean glass is happy glass!

Check back for a similar how to: clean your pipe article!

Why it’s a Good Idea to Clean your Bongs

Bong water is nasty and is a breeding ground for shit I don’t want to think about. In my opinion bong water should be changed frequently, either after every bowl or every session. In reality, I will go a few sessions in between cleanings, but only a few. I don’t like the way a dirty bong looks, tastes, or makes me feel. And, a dirty bong is often the culprit behind those unattractive cough attacks that make you pee your pants. Not fun.

  • Glass that is regularly cleaned is easier to clean. Resin builds on resin, creating a coating that can be ridiculously difficult to get off. Think of it like an oven. Sometimes people go years without cleaning the oven, and when they finally get the courage to do so, it’s practically a lost cause. You need hardcore chemicals that burn your nose hairs when inhaled. But, when you clean an oven semi-regularly, it never gets the chance to get so far gone, making it a breeze to clean.
  • Dirty bong water is a not good for you. Resin covered pieces irritate our lungs and make us cough, and splash back with dirty bong water is just as gross as it sounds.
  • The natural pleasant aroma and flavor of cannabis is easily masked by a dirty piece. When you have a freshly clean bong, filled with cool water and an ice cube or two, you fully experience the subtle nuances of your flower.
  • Dirty bongs look bad. They certainly don’t look make the habit look healthy. If you care about changing the social stigma around cannabis use, then you may be very sensitive to this, I know I am! Ash covered paraphernalia is also like a beacon for curious kids and uncomfortable questions. An ashtray filled with butts and ash is far more noticeable to a child than one that is spotless and looks like a decoration. Bongs are the same, when they are spotlessly clean they look like chemistry instruments. Look kids! I’m a scientist!

Materials

  • 90+% isopropyl (rubbing alcohol)
  • Coarse salt: kosher, Epsom, sea salt, whatever
  • A way to plug openings so you can shake the bong clean. I have used paper towels, a sponge, rags, my hand, Saran Wrap, and aluminum foil. You can also find premade corks in sizes just right for many types of bongs. In the above video, I use Resolution Caps, and they are amazing! I highly recommend them.
  • Brush – bottle brushes, a bong brush, a trumpet brush (yes, we’ve used the brush from David’s trumpet case!), or pipe cleaners. Remember pipe cleaners? If you’ve got some kids in the house, chances are you’ve got some pipe cleaners laying around. You can also unwind a wire hanger, wrap one end in a paper towel, and use that! Bendy and free.
  • In the above video, I also use RezBlock – a resin preventer from 420 Science, worth every penny! You add this to the water of a clean bong and it makes your piece so easy to clean later.
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Directions

  1. Remove any separate components, like stems, bowls, and bangers. To clean these smaller items; put them in a plastic bag with rubbing alcohol and salt and let soak for a few minutes before cleaning under running water. Use pipe cleaners, toothpicks, paper towels, whatever, to get into the smaller crevices.
  2. Dump out any water from the bong and rinse.
  3. Add isopropyl and salt to the bong. Use enough that all areas of the bong will be contacted when you shake it.
  4. Either let the bong sit for a few minutes, or skip that step, cover openings, and shake it like a polaroid picture.
  5. Use your brush to manually scrape off any resiny sections you can reach. Focus the salt onto particularly dirty parts and shake gently to concentrate the abrasive onto them.
  6. Dump out the solution and rinse.
  7. Wash the mouthpiece with soap and hot water, especially if you share your bong with people!
  8. Rinse the entire bong thoroughly. Rinse until the rubbing alcohol and soap is completely gone, then add fresh, cool water for your next session, which hopefully will take place shortly.
  9. Finally, add RezBlock to make your next bong cleaning take half the time as this one did.

Regular Maintenance

  • Replace the water in your bong often, after every session if you can!
  • Keep extra stems and bowls on hand for the times you don’t want to clean but do want to get high.
  • Clean your bong collection often. Avoid letting resin and dirt build-up or they can be impossible to fully clean when you finally get around to it.
  • Avoid holding your bongs by their mouthpiece. Our hands are often carrying germs and bacteria, we don’t lick our fingers for a reason (at least that’s what I tell my children).

Cleaning your bong collection may be a smelly chore, but it’s a critical component to the responsible stoner’s regimen. A few simple household items will have your bong sparkly clean, leading to less coughing, a more positive outlook on smoking, and a better stoner session over all.

How to Clean a Bong

You need just a few things to clean a bong. First off, you’ll need a scrubber. Scrubbers of all shapes and sizes are useful depending on the size and design of your piece. Bongs can be scrubbed with a dish brush, pipe cleaner, q-tip sponge, really whatever gets in there and rubs the residue off the inside and outside of your piece.

After scrubbing your piece, use a cleaner to remove any built up residue. For any stubborn spots that don’t come clean, use your soak your scrubber in cleaner and scrub away. Once you’re satisfied with the cleanliness of the glass, rinse thoroughly with tap water and set it aside to dry.

Can I Use Rubbing Alcohol To Clean My Bong?

Does isopropyl alcohol get the glass clean? Sure. However, it’s also a caustic, explosive chemical listed by eight different government agencies as being toxic. In short, it’s definitely not something you want to inhale or ingest.

You choose to smoke cannabis because it’s a healthier alternative to consuming chemical pharmaceuticals. You use a bong because it filters some carcinogens from the smoke. Don’t add toxins to your smoke – Save the rubbing alcohol for your first aid kit and get your bong cleaners from us. At EnviResin, we only carry pipe cleaning products that are safe to use, non-toxic and environmentally friendly. If we wouldn’t trust a cleaner to scrub our glass pipes, we won’t sell it. Stop scrubbing your bong with hazardous chemicals and let EnviResin show you real cannabis clean.

Alcohol & Salt vs Orange Chronic Bong Cleaner

We got our filthy ash catcher and set out to end this debate once and for all. Alcohol and salt were used to clean the bottom half of the ash catcher. Orange Chronic Bong Cleaner was used to clean the top half. The three criteria being used to judge the cleaners: cleaning power and cleanliness.

Cleaning Power

Both cleaning agents did a pretty spectacular job melting away all the brown gunk built up in our bong. The Orange Bong Cleaner melted everything fairly instantly on the first try. The alcohol & salt combination melted away the gunk equally fast. I’m labeling this one a draw between the two.

Cleanliness

Which method produced the cleaner end result? The alcohol & salt combination cleaned everything except for a single spec. The Orange Chronic cleaned 100% of the buildup and left a fresh orange scent. For that reason, the Orange Chronic Cleaner was crowned the winner of our test.

How to Clean Your Bong Using Alcohol & Salt

  • Towel
  • Kosher Salt (table salt can be used if that’s all you have)
  • 91% Isopropyl Rubbing Alcohol
  • Sink, tub, or basin

Step 1 Run hot water through the bong, be careful not to make it too hot so you don’t burn your hand and accidentally drop the bong (Learned that one the hard way)

Step 2 Fill 25% of the bong up with rubbing alcohol

Step 3 Fill the bong with salt until the salt is roughly 1 inch in height

Step 4 Shake! Shake! Shake! Agitate the bong until all the grime and gunk has dissolved into the rubbing alcohol

Step 5 By now the rubbing alcohol should be brown/black. Dumping it out can be a little tricky because of how easily that shit stains surfaces. Try to avoid dumping this down sinks, if you have to dump it down the sink dump a lot of water after it. I personally prefer to dump the sludge down the toilet

**Be careful when dumping out the dirty rubbing alcohol, it will stain**

Step 6 If the bong isn’t 100% spotless after doing this, simply repeat steps 1-5 one more time

Step 7 Wipe down the bong, your hands, and anywhere else you might have spilled alcohol or salt

How to Clean Your Bong With Orange Chronic

  • Towel
  • Sink, tub, or basin
  • Orange Chronic Bong Cleaner

Step 1 Fill roughly a quarter of your bong with the Orange Chronic

Step 2 Shake! Shake! Shake!

Step 3 Dump it, rinse it, and wipe down any spills

HemperTech Cleaning Bundle

HemperTech Cleaning Bundle

If you are someone who is OCD about keeping their bongs and pipes clean then the cleaning bundle from HemperTech is a must have. At only $15.00 $12.99 (on sale!) it is a no-brainer. Here is the link to buy the bundle now.

You get alcohol fresh wipes for quickly cleaning mouthpieces and lightly used bowls. Snap alcohol swabs and regular swabs for keeping those quartz bangers nice and fresh. They can even be used to get hard to clean bowls and stems. The cleaning bristles are clutch because they can make cleaning a pipe or bong much easier (and faster!).

To top off all the cleaning tools you may need, they give you some hemp wick for lighting that next bowl. This bundle was also featured in our recent article Top 5 Stoner Essentials from Hemper Co.

Grab your HemperTech Cleaning Bundle and a bottle of some premium cleaner from the rest our list and your cleaning supplies are all taken care of!

kryptonite klear

This has become our favorite cleaner to use here at HotBox. Klear Kryptonite has multiple solutions they carry however this is the one we find that works the best. Its tough on old resin & oil globs but soft on your hands, which is very important. Many of the harsher cleaners can damage your hands, as I have dealt with myself. This solution is also pretty much scentless, it does not give your glass a “cleaning chemical” like smell once complete. I am also impressed with the application of the product. I get more uses from using Kryptonite Klear than I do with any other cleaner tested. Because it is more of a thicker liquid, it is easier to control the amount you use for each cleaning. Some other cleaners are a mix of salt and liquid, which can be difficult to apply evenly. A bonus is this product can be used to get rid of carbon burns on your quartz bangers, which turns your banger black. A more detailed review and videos are coming soon, stay tuned.

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This product is highly recommended by HotBox Magazine and can be purchased directly from Klear Kryptonite.

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When cleaning your bong or pipe, the hardest part is keeping your cleaner inside the glass while trying to shake it up so it reaches every inch of the piece. For years I struggled with this, typically wasting a lot of cleaners just from simple use. Not anymore, the Glass Grips are perfect for closing off all the openings in your bong or pipe. Each pack comes with 2 caps, large and small, to help cover your mouthpiece and bowl area. Made by Divider Pro, who specializes in medical grade silicone containers, these are the perfect accessory for that stoner who is OCD about keeping their glass clean. When using both soaking or fast acting cleaner, Glass Grips help ensure you reach every inch of your glass. You can turn your bong upside down and shake it all around without worry of the cleaner getting everywhere.

Grab your Glass Grip Cleaning Set directly from Divider Pro.

Piece Water

I already know what you’re thinking but hear us out. At first glance, Piece Water looks like a typical bottle of water and you are questioning our sanity as to why we recommend it. After heavy testing and long conversations with the Piece Water CEO, we are convinced this is a solid solution to resin build up in your bong and rigs. This is not just regular water yet a proprietary blend of safe-all-natural mineral, vegetable, and fruit extract. In other words, it is safe for you and the environment. Using this unique blend it helps prevent nasty build up from buds and oils. After we personally tested the product, we saw nearly 75% increase in time between each cleaning. Depending on the size of your bong or rig, this product can vary in how many fills you can get. For smaller rigs, which are pretty common, you can refill maybe 5-8x. For larger bongs with a large base, expect to refill 2-5x. This can be equated to nearly 1-2 months of more than average usage without having to clean your bong or rig. As heavy dabbers here at HotBox (5-8 dabs a day), we were able to go about 3.5 weeks without needing to clean the rig. This also made cleaning easier as there was less build up to remove.

Grab a few bottles directly from Piece Water and try it yourself we definitely recommend it.

Resolution Caps

A Colorado-based company, Resolution provides caps for cleaning sort of like Glass Grips however in this pack you actually get 3 caps, 1 large and 2 small. The design on these caps is a little bit different and more universal than Glass Grips in my opinion. The caps stretch easily but also have a middle section on each which allows for gripping smaller opening on your glass. These Resolution grips really do a great job of keeping all of your cleaner inside the pipe or bong. Since receiving the Resolution caps, I have used them every time I clean and I highly recommend them to anyone who likes to keep their bong clean.

You get your Resolution Cap Set directly from ResolutionColo.com

keep your bong clean

While caps and cleaners can help remove all the nasty resin build up, there are times when you need some scraping tools to clean your bowls or spots that just won’t come clean. Happy Daddy Products is known for making amazing dabbing tools from titanium and stainless steel. They have 3 tools specifically for cleaning your glass; the Grindson, the Bowl Buddy, and Pipe Pal. While the Grindson is meant for grinders, I have used it plenty of times on hard to reach spots because of its curved pick on one side, it allows you to get in tough spots around your bowl area. Both the Bowl Buddy and Pipe pal feature a 3 blade surface: a flat blade, convex blade and concave blade designed to clean the rims as well as the bowl. On the opposite side, one features a flat pick while the other has a more rounded pick. Happy Dady makes amazing products that are very reliable, we highly recommend their tools.

Jump over to their online store to grab your cleaning tool today.

Bong Fresh Cleaning Kit

Canadian based company Bong Fresh has a great cleaning kit available that we use often. It has convenient accessories like its Tiki Cleaning Tool and brush kits that come with their complete solution (also sold individually). The Tiki Cleaning Tool is eye-catching, as it looks like an island tiki god but has great functionality as well. You simply drop in one of the three magnets they provide (different sizes) and use the Tiki Tool to drag it around your bong to get any tough resin off. The magnet won’t scratch your piece as it comes with replaceable adhesive scrubbers. The solution itself is moderately strong but works best when used with the Tiki Cleaning Tool. You only need about 15ml of the Bong Fresh Solution for every 1 cup of water used. We prefer warm/hot water as it helps break up any loose resin. For those concerned, the Bong Fresh Cleaning Solution is 100% plant-based, non-toxic, and even has 100% recyclable packaging. They have taken many extra steps to make sure their solution is as safe for you and the environment as possible.

We recommend getting one of their Complete Cleaning Solutions since it comes with all the extra tools. The larger bottle package is a bit expensive for some but it will last a very long time with moderate use, plus the extra tools lasts pretty much forever. Grab it directly from Bong Fresh here.

Four20 Rod

The Four20 Rod from Four20 Essentials is a great cleaning companion for those of us who want to clean quickly and efficiently. Specifically, we tend to use our Four20 Rod when cleaning down-stems and bowls. The key is the reusable cloud sponges that come with the Four20 Rod that can be cut to fit any size bowl or down-stem. You simply place the cloud sponge on either the bowl side or stem side of the rod, apply some cleaner (we use Kryptonite Naked), and just scrub resin right off. The bowl side of the rod has a tapered design to help fit most bowl pieces, which is fantastic and works great. The Four20 Rod is also bendable, to help get in hard to reach places. This product solves a huge problem for us when cleaning bowls and down-stems because it can be hard to get the cleaner evenly around them. They both have openings on both sides so you end up wasting cleaners and making a mess. If you run into the same issues, we highly recommend this product.

Currently, their website is down but reach out on Instagram @four20essentials or find a local shop that carries Four20 Essentials near you.

Grunge Off

This cleaning product was recommended to me by a shop owner, he claimed it was the best cleaner for any high-end glass so I had to test it out. So far I am very impressed with using it. It is not a fast-acting solution however it is alcohol-free and reusable which was a huge plus. Grunge Off is more of a soaking type cleaner where you will want to let your glass pieces sit in it for an extended period of time. Typically, you can drop glass accessories, drop downs and bowls in a plastic bag and pour some of the Grunge Off in and let it sit for maybe 5-10 min. One thing I also noticed was the fresh smell of the Grunge Off solution, sort of smells like soapy bubbles. At this point, I have used half the bottle but have yet to dispose of any of it. I have been able to keep reusing the Grunge Off cleaner over and over by keeping it in a ziplock bag. This is perfect for those who would like to conserve their cleaner, as it is rather expensive.

You can grab a few bottles from Aqua Lab Technologies online.

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