How To: Clean a Pipe

One question we're often asked is how to clean the pipes we carry at Leaff.

Whether your pipe is crystal, ceramic, glass or metal; we've rounded up the easiest way to keep your piece clean. Including pipe-specific instructions for the brands we carry: Stonedware, Laundry Day, Wandering Bud, Fumée Galante and INDA.

All of our pipes are designed to be pieces you can treasure for the long-term. Treat them with care to get the best from your cannabis, preserve their beauty and enjoy them for years to come. 

If we've missed any cleaning tips or tricks that are your personal favourites, drop them in the comments below.

Obsidian and Clear Quartz cannabis pipes.

What you'll need

The main tools you'll need when cleaning any pipe are:

  • Rubbing alcohol (also called Isopropyl alcohol) - found in your local drugstore
  • Cotton swabs
  • Salt
  • Paper towel
  • Pipe cleaners (optional)

How to clean a Leaff Crystal Pipe

  1. Pop the screen out of the pipe and sit it in bowl with a small amount of alcohol to soak
  2. Over a sink, plug bowl with fingers, pour rubbing alcohol into mouth piece
  3. Cover mouth piece and shake for a few moments and then empty. Repeat until resin is removed. You can also use a pipe cleaner to gently clean the inside of the pipe but go gently and don't use it on the outside of the pipe.
  4. Use cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol to clean bowl and pipe screen
  5. Rinse with warm water and air dry before use

 

Cream ceramic cannabis pipes with 22k gold accents.

How to clean a Stonedware Ceramic Pipe

Avoid using pipe cleaners on the GeoPipe and introduce some salt as an agitator to help remove resin from the inner chamber:

  1. Over a sink, plug bowl with fingers, pour rubbing alcohol into mouth piece and add about a pinch of salt. Cover mouth piece and shake for a few moments and then empty. Repeat until resin is removed 
  2. Use cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol to clean bowl
  3. Rinse with warm water and air dry before use

Ariel Zimman, founder of Stonedware, has created a great YouTube video showing how to clean your Stonedware pipe. 

 

Green and purple glass cannabis pipes.

How to clean a Laundry Day Glass Pipe

Laundry Day glass pipes respond well to a long soak in hot soapy water: 

  1. Use cotton swabs and rubbing alcohol to clean bowl
  2. Soak pipe in hot, soapy (dish soap) water for 20 minutes. Or longer if needed
  3. Using paper towel and cotton swabs clean any remaining residue
  4. Rinse with warm water and air dry before use

 

Ceramic Chillum One-Hitter Cannabis Pipes.

How to clean a Wandering Bud Ceramic Chillum

  1. Use a toothpick to loosen any large debris
  2. Place pipe in a zip lock bag and fill with rubbing alcohol and a tablespoon of salt
  3. Shake vigorously until clean. Repeat as needed
  4. Rinse with warm water and air dry before use

How to clean a Fumée Galante Ceramic One-Hitter

  1. Use a toothpick to loosen any large debris
  2. Place pipe in a bowl of warm water with a splash of vinegar and some baking soda
  3. Soak overnight
  4. Rinse with warm water and air dry before use

 

Metal Cannabis Pipe Necklace

How to clean an INDA Metal Pipe

  1. Remove the end caps from the pipe and use a toothpick or pipe cleaner to loosen and remove large debris
  2. Soak pipe and end caps in rubbing alcohol for at least 1 hour
  3. Use cotton swabs and pipe cleaner to remove any remaining residue
  4. Rinse with warm water and air dry
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