1. Washing the vase.
Pour in hot water and add baking soda (add lemon juice if heavily soiled). Wait 10-15 minutes. Without spilling the solution, wash the vasa from the inside with a special brush. Rinse with clean water. Both baking soda and citric acid are great ways to clean your pipe without the smell! Unlike dishwashing detergents, which only make it smell worse. In case you don't have a suitable puddle, throw a rag or sponge into the vase.
2. Pipe cleaners or how to clean the body and hose.
The best way to clean the pipe shaft is with a long, fine-bristled pipe brush. It's also a good idea to put some baking soda inside. Clean the shaft well on both sides (don't forget the valve holes) and then simply rinse it with water.
It's much easier with a hose if it's silicone: pour water inside with your finger on one end, rinse it out and then pour it out. You can simply rinse it with a stream of running water. Leather hoses are treated more gently, cleaned by blowing or dry brushing.
Mouthpieces, hubs, caps, mouthpieces and other small parts of the hookah can be washed without any tricks - soak, clean (without using household chemicals) and dry before you start smoking again. The main thing to keep in mind is what materials the parts are made of. So you can wash your personal silicone and glass mouthpieces with water with peace of mind. If you prefer a wooden mouthpiece, it's best to simply clean it.
This also applies to vases, hoses and the like. Check whether your pipe is inlaid with precious stones, whether there are silver or gold pieces somewhere, whether the hose is covered with velvet or silk - then the cleaning method will be different. We have looked at the generally accepted and, above all, effective methods. However, as many hookah users as there are, there are as many opinions.