CBD is a compound found in cannabis, more specifically hemp. Smoking CBD can be done by using a bong, a pipe, or a joint. No matter your preference on how to smoke CBD, it’s important that you take care of your smoking equipment — not only for the sake of its lifespan but also to ensure the quality and taste of your CBD is top-notch.
Cleaning your bong, pipe, or joint will remove the toxins that accumulate over time and cause bad tastes, making it fit for another round of smoking. To ensure you don’t damage your equipment any further than its lifespan, never use cleaning products with chemicals because these can break down the glass or resin that makes the equipment.
1. Cleaning your Bong
Cleaning your bong is probably easier than how you’ve been cleaning it so far: instead of using a harsh cleaner (which can break down the glass), use salt and hot water. The salt will clean out the glass tubing, cleaning out any resin within which has been collecting up toxins and have been making your smoking sesh less than satisfactory. A dab rig is a specialized type of bong designed to smoke dense concentrates via water vapor. Its notable part is the banger, which is made of glass or quartz. Just like the rest of the bong parts cleaning a quartz banger is easy with the right cleaning agents. Below are easy-to-follow procedures for cleaning your bong.
- Use coarse salt for a more thorough cleanse. This is preferable because it won’t make as much of a mess, as you can use it to scrub all parts of the bong, including the ones you won’t see.
- If your bong has a percolator, fill it with salt and scrub to clean out all the resin that’s been accumulating over time — if you don’t have coarse salt, this is where a toothbrush or Q-tips come in handy for those hard-to-reach places.
- Use hot water to rinse out the salt. You can also use plain old white vinegar, which will help remove any leftover salt residue. If you have a bong with removable parts, soak them in clean water and baking soda to ensure they’re sparkling clean.
2. Cleaning your Pipe
If you smoke CBD by using a pipe, you can clean your pipe in a similar way to how you would a bong: use coarse salt and hot water. Baking soda and isopropyl alcohol are alternative cleaning agents that are also effective in deep cleaning your pipe. Q-tips are useful for removing residues from hard-to-reach places. If your bowl is removable, soak it in warm water and baking soda for easy cleaning.
3. Cleaning your Joints
Cleaning joints (or blunts) is not as hard as cleaning a bong or pipe. All you need is salt and warm water, as well as the grinder that comes with your CBD smoking equipment.
- Fill it with salt and shake to remove any resin that’s been collected over time — if some of the pieces are too small to fit in the grinder, rub them against each other to get rid of any dirt.
- Add warm water to the grinder and shake, leaving the pieces in there for a few hours to let it soak — you can also use vinegar or soap if you don’t have access to salt or water. The next time you need your joint, just empty out the salt and grind away.
4. Proper Storage
If you’re not using your CBD smoking equipment for a while, you should clean and dry it before storing it away. This will prevent the resin from hardening and making your product harder to clean or ruining any surfaces that come into contact with it.
- Once everything has dried, store your bong in an area where children cannot reach, as it’s difficult to break if intact but can cause harm if not handled correctly.
- If you want to be extra safe, wrap the glass tubing in cloth or paper before storing it away.
5. Proper Equipment Use and Safety Precautions
CBD smoking is a mild experience that doesn’t require any recovery time after your session — however, keep yourself protected from injury by using a clean and smooth surface where you can place your smoking equipment. Also, be aware of the temperature before placing hot objects on surfaces, as it’ll get very hot if left there for a while.
It’s always best to have CBD smoking paraphernalia that lasts, which means being able to hold onto it for a few years. By cleaning your products after every use, you’ll have an easier time maintaining them — the more care taken of your equipment, the less money you’ll waste replacing them! Take care of your bong, pipe, or joint and they will be sure to take care of you.