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Can you Clean a Pipe With Hydrogen Peroxide?

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It is easy to have your pipe or bong all covered in resin and tar if you don’t clean them once in a while, and honestly, who wants to smoke old, burnt herb?

While cleaning your pipe can be a hassle, there are some methods that will have it clean in just a few simple steps. You may know that isopropyl alcohol is a great cleaning agent for your bongs and pipes but, did you know you can clean a pipe with hydrogen peroxide? 

Hydrogen peroxide is a pretty potent chemical agent, since it will erode the build-up of resin within your smoking tool. For this reason, those who have let their smoking tool accumulate tar and resin prefer to use this agent to get rid of dirt. If you want to learn how to clean a pipe with hydrogen peroxide, there are some pretty easy steps to have your tool as good as new.

Cleaning a Bong with Hydrogen Peroxide

Bongs can accumulate a lot of resin and tar, which causes a terrible smoke. Moreover, if you don’t regularly change the water of your bong, it is more likely to smell pretty bad. However, you can clean your bong with hydrogen peroxide and have it ready for your next smoking session.

Steps for cleaning your bong with hydrogen peroxide:

  1. Remove all the loose parts such as the bowl and the stem (if you can remove it). 
  2. Put on rubber gloves before using the hydrogen peroxide, since it can burn the skin.
  3. Pour hydrogen peroxide in the bong. The bigger your tool is, the more you will have to use.
  4. Once you have your hydrogen peroxide in the bong, close all the openings with your hands and shake hard to remove all the stains. In case there is a lot of build-up resin, you can shake, then add Epsom salt or coarse salt, and shake again.
  5. If the steps above are not enough, it might be necessary to empty the hydrogen peroxide into a sink and fill the bong again with it. Then, let the cleaning agent sit for 12 hours.
  6. Once all the stains are removed, rinse with warm water thoroughly. Let it dry and use a Q-tip for those hidden parts of your bong to remove excess moisture.

Cleaning a Pipe with Hydrogen Peroxide

Cleaning a pipe with hydrogen peroxide might vary in difficulty depending on its size. However, it is easier for this kind of smoking tool to accumulate more resin, since the bowl and air channels are smaller than those of a bong.

To clean a pipe with hydrogen peroxide, follow these steps:

  1. Take a sealable bag or container and fill it with hydrogen peroxide. The quantity should be enough to fully submerge your pipe.
  2. You can either add a teaspoon of Epsom salt or coarse salt to the hydrogen peroxide. Salt acts as a scrubber, making it easier to take off the resin. 
  3. If you are using a container, let the pipe soak in it for at least 12 hours. This way, the hydrogen peroxide will dissolve all the dirt. You can also follow this step if you are using a sealable bag.
  4. Once the 12 hours have passed, shake the bag to remove the residual resin. Please do not follow this step is you are using a container, since it could break the pipe.
  5. After following the steps above, take your pipe and rinse it off thoroughly with warm water and some dish soap. Check if all the stains have been removed. If not, repeat the process with fresh salt and hydrogen peroxide. You can also use a Q-tip or a paperclip to remove any residual resin.
  6. Let your pipe dry and use it again for a fresh smoke. Remember to constantly rinse if after some uses to avoid resin from building up.

As you can see, you can clean a pipe with hydrogen peroxide with just a few simple steps. While cleaning a pipe is hassle for every smoker, it makes the difference between a fresh high and nasty-tasting smoke.

A sparkling KOL Pipe sits on a dish rack.

However, it doesn’t have to be that complicated. After a careful design process, we created the unique KØL. Inspired by the scales of the Mako shark, this aluminium pipe has everything you need for the perfect toke. Moreover, the design of this fabulous pipe will save you time cleaning. Simply snap open KØL, wipe it with dish soap, rinse, and leave to dry. You won’t need any pipe cleaners, heavy chemicals or a sealable bag. Doesn’t it sound way better than a long series of steps to have your pipe as good as new? It sure does to us.

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