Unfortunately, one of the downsides of using weed is that it produces a distinctive odor.
Whether you’re simply storing your weed and want to disguise its smell, or if you wish to remove the telltale signs of your smoking in the house or car, there are quite a few things that you can try to reduce the odor.
Here is some helpful advice.
When it comes to storing your stash, you don’t necessarily want to draw attention to it by allowing its smell to permeate through your home. Instead, use an airtight container for storage such as a Ziploc bag as this will lessen the smell and make it less noticeable.
Air fresheners are one of the quickest and easiest ways to combat the troublesome odor of weed in your home or car. A plug in the device in the rooms where you use or store your pot is a simple cover-up solution which pumps out a pleasant scent all day long.
If you’re smoking weed, try burning a scented candle at the same time. They can mask the smell of cannabis smoke and may even neutralize and remove the odor if you buy the right type of candle. Natural scents are best as they will attract less attention.
Spray Odor Removers
These useful sprays can not only be used to freshen up the air in the room where you have been smoking, but they can also be used on your furniture, carpet or the inside of your vehicle to remove any set-in odors. Always choose a product that is labeled as an odor neutralizer or odor remove as these will remove the smell rather than just masking it. Make sure to check that your chosen product works on furniture and carpets without discoloring them.
If you’re worried that your breath still smells of weed, this can easily be rectified by chewing some strong mint-flavored chewing gum or by brushing your teeth well and then rinsing with a powerful mouthwash.
If your clothes still smell of weed and you need to go somewhere urgently and don’t have time to put them in the washing machine, spray some scented perfume or body spray on your outfit. Be careful not to use too much as this will be a giveaway. Try to choose a natural, mild scent and make sure before spraying it on your clothing that it will not damage or discolor them.
Open A Window
Ventilation is one of the best ways to remove the smell of weed after smoking. Open up your window and smoke near it, and if you can, use a fan which is turned on and turned towards the window to blow the smoke outside.
Do Some Cooking
Cooking smells can cover the odor of weed if you use the correct ingredients. Foods that contain garlic and onion are ideal for this.
If you are growing cannabis plants in your home, you may find that the odor becomes pretty strong after a while. However you can help to remove the bothersome smell by using a carbon filter. A 6” exhaust filter is ideal, and it can be installed wherever you are growing your plants. You will need to choose a fan with a lower CFM rating than your filter to work with it.
Burning some incense before you smoke weed is a quick, easy and inexpensive way of masking the odor. Choose a natural and mild scent and light it around five minutes before you begin smoking.
Switch To Vaping
Using a vaporizer instead of smoking weed is a great way of reducing the telltale smell. Vaporizers work by vaporizing the marijuana’s active ingredients and enables you to inhale without combustion, hugely cutting down the odor.
Use A One-Hitter
One hitter is reusable mechanical devices which look a little like a regular cigarette. These portable devices are filled with a small amount of weed and then smoked. They produce a lot less odor than a normal joint.
If weed is legal where you live, consider smoking outside of your home. Using marijuana in the open air creates a lot less odor since the smell disperses in the air. This will prevent your car or home from lingering weed odors.
Switch To Edibles
It’s possible to either buy edibles ready-made or to cook your own by baking marijuana into foods like cookies or brownies. Edibles eradicate virtually all of the odor of weed since there is no smell produced during its storage and no combustion takes place. Edibles can be consumed anywhere, whether outdoors, in your home or your car, completely discreetly.
Choose Low Odor Strains
There are many different strains of cannabis, and some produce a much less strong odor than others. Indica varieties like Rockstar, Granddaddy Purple and Northern Lights are known to produce buds that have a less noticeable scent, and these would be a good choice if the smell is going to be a problem for you.
Using a sploof is an easy, homemade way of masking the smell of smoking weed. When you take a hit, you exhale the smoke into it, and this helps to stop the smell from escaping into the room. It is easy and quick to make a sploof with items that you have in your home.
Just wrap a tumble dryer sheet over the end of an empty toilet roll and secure it using a rubber band. Stuff toilet paper into the tube halfway and then exhales your smoke into it. Eventually, the dryer sheet will start to go brown with the weed residue, so make sure to keep a few extra dryer sheets to hand.
You can also make a sploof by placing around 10-15 dryer sheets in a paper towel roll, put some weed inside a sock and the stuff it into the roll. Use the tube as a pipe for smoking your weed and the smell will
Hey there :) I’m Kylie, a part of THC Detox team. I have smoked marijuana for more than eight years. While I really enjoy it, I don’t want to lose my job because of a failed drug test. So I enjoy researching and sharing information on the methods that have worked for me, my friends, and clients.