Have you ever taken a hit that just tastes like something that should belong in the toilet? Just know even the water that’s in your toilet isn’t as dirty as your waterpipe when you haven’t cleaned it for a week. I know, gross!!
But as scary as that can be there is a solution, Isopropyl Alcohol. Yes, the same stuff they use at the doctor or what you find in sanitizers to disinfect.
Thinking about something that touches your mouth, like your waterpipe, why wouldn’t you want it to be as clean as possible?
Now while the generic 70-91% alcohol you can buy in stores will work it will go much slower and take more work than what 99% Isopropyl Alcohol can offer.
Unlike other cleaners Isopropyl Alcohol is a multi-functional cleaner. While providing a fast and easy clean it will also have a natural disinfecting property .
It can also be used on many different surfaces unlike most of the other pre-made cleaners on the market.
99% Iso can be reused; you just clean your piece like normal and then store the used Alcohol in a separate, closed lid, container. You can also leave things in it, soaking, for a deeper clean without damage to the piece or accessories.
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Studies have shown that waterpipes are a natural breeding ground for all type of unwanted bacteria.
Within just 24 hours of water staying stagnate in a waterpipe, or even a glass of water, a biofilm will form.
The biofilm is that clear filmy layer on top of the water, providing an ideal spot for bacteria such as E. coli, staphylococcus, streptococcus, ETC. to flourish.
Lingering plant materials pulled down from the bowl only make this bacteria situation worse by providing nutrients for all those bacteria to multiply.
While stagnant water is a danger to you and your health, it doesn’t stop there. The dirty waterpipe also extends to affect your overall experience of smoking.
When a waterpipe is crusted with tar all the way up to the bowl only to be combined with stale water, you will lose so much of the flavor and terpene profile from your hit. That change not only blocks taste, but also the effect of each strain you use by negating terpenes.
Overall uses of Isopropyl Alcohol doesn’t only stop at fully cleaning a hand or waterpipe, they do expand to your daily use of your rigs as well. Concentrates are a very sticky and sometimes very messy situation, but Isopropyl Alcohol gives you the easiest and fastest clean.
Partnered with a specially made dab swab; like Glob Mops or Dab Nation Swabs you can use the Isopropyl Alcohol to clean your banger between each use to maintain the quality of the glass and your next hit.
As mentioned earlier, it is a great disinfectant. This means iso can be used to wipe down the outside of the pipe in-between different people using it. Doing this will lessen the overall spread of germs during a smoke session. Simply wipe and wait for it to quickly air dry.
Please note while some may recommend warmed Isopropyl Alcohol to help with faster cleaning, we do not recommend exposing any container of Isopropyl Alcohol to an open or direct flame.
This product can also be very harmful to ingest so we recommend safe storage away from children and pets.
Always be sure to use Isopropyl Alcohol in a well-ventilated area during cleaning as the fumes can cause unwanted side effects.
Now that you have a better understanding of the benefit’s Isopropyl Alcohol you can enjoy your smoking experience much more. Still have questions? Leave us a comment below. Don’t forget to subscribe to our email list to stay up to date on our latest blog posts!