What's the best way to clean my hookah? By Christophanes / May 25, 2008 share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Email Share... For the base, you can use warm water and a gentle dish soap. Wash your hookah regularly, using the appropriate brushes inside the shaft and base. Do not use any harsh chemical cleaners of polishers on your hookah, and rinse thoroughly after each cleaning. There are some cleaning solutions designed specifically for cleaning things like hookahs, we recommend Bling cleaning solution. Except for the Nammor and Washable hoses on our page, no hoses are guaranteed washable and we don't advise running water through them.