How To Get Rid Of The Smell Of Weed
Although we are moving closer to federal legalization, depending on where you are, you may need to be discreet regarding cannabis consumption.
The smell is often a dead giveaway. This can be pretty bothersome when trying to enjoy the private ritual of smoking. While many states have decriminalized cannabis and even legalized adult use, it is still prohibited federally.
Your privacy is important. Your individual autonomy is essential. You should be able to do whatever you choose without other people interfering with your personal affairs, especially when consuming cannabis- a sacred plant medicine.
Here are some handy tips for concealing the scent of cannabis in your home or on your person.
How To Get Rid Of The Smell Of Weed After Smoking
Classic / Old School Approach: Nag Champa, Agarbatti, Sai Baba, Satya
Nag champa is a form of incense originating in India or the South East Asian Subcontinent. It is commonly burned in ashrams. While incense have potent spiritual and cleansing properties, they are also excellent at covering up the smell of cannabis.
Additionally, the scent is gender-neutral, meaning it is not masculine or feminine.
They usually contain a mixture of the following ingredients:
- Champa flower
- Benzoin resinoid (styrax tonkinensis)
- Indian Sandalwood (Santalum album)
- Henna (Lawsonia inermis)
- Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)
These classic scents made their debut in the west at the end of the hippie trail during the 1960s. Now, these scents are well known as staples in the meditative, yogic, and metaphysical spaces in the west. In addition, they are common go-tos for stoners trying to cover the scent of cannabis in their home.
While this should not be the primary use of incense because they have sacred benefits in their home countries, if you use them with intention, it is better than carelessly using them to cover up the smell of smoke.
How To Get Rid Of The Smell Of Weed: Patchouli Oil- The Hippie Approach
This essential oil is a hippie staple and doubles up as a way to hide weed smell. This oil comes from the small, pink-colored flowers of the patchouli plants. It has a pleasant, long-lasting scent and antidepressant and aphrodisiac properties. This makes sense. You can enjoy a doobie and rub some patchouli behind the ears.
Febreeze is not the end-all, be-all of reducing cannabis smell, but it can be a solid option. This is a household staple for many. Most people have this lying around their house, which can be great in a pinch.
Remember that it’s best to opt for natural room fresheners. Febreeze and other artificial room sprays contain harmful and toxic chemicals known as endocrine disruptors and can even cause cancer.
You can easily make your own strong room spray with naturally derived and organic essential oils in water and alcohol.
Bathroom Approach: The classic towel under the door
This is one of the sneakier moves on the list. However, it is tried and true. Using a damp or wet towel and placing it under the door helps to lock the smell in and prevent it from escaping.
Additionally, turning on the fan or opening the window also helps prevent stagnation and allows the smoke to move out.
Light some matches and let the overpowering sulfur smell takeover the room once you are finished.
Ozium: Classic Weed Smoke Eliminator
This one is a classic. If you consume cannabis regularly and have had to do it discreetly, odds are you have heard of this option. It essentially grabs smoke out of the air and transforms it. Similar to Febreeze, Ozium is highly toxic and not recommended.
A DIY air freshener is much safer and just as effective.
How To Get Rid Of The Smell Of Weed: Cleaning the house
Mopping with soap and essential oils is one of the fastest ways to clear any odors in your home. From personal experience, I can vouch that this option works very well when paired with opening the windows and some ventilation. Plus, you end up with a clean and refreshed home with a beautiful smell.
Last Resort: Burnt Popcorn
Few smells in this world linger in the air longer than burnt popcorn. However, proceed with caution!
Be mindful of the delicate balance between burnt for effect and scalding the popcorn. The room may no longer smell of cannabis. However, the fire alarm may go off, which is no fun.
How do I get rid of the smell of weed in my car?
Some disclaimers: It is illegal to drive when stoned or smoking cannabis. This applies whether you are parked or in motion.
However, let’s be real…
The smell of cannabis can linger on your body and carry into your car. So, here are some ways to get the scent of cannabis out of your car:
- Roll down all windows! Ventilation is the best way to clear any smell out of a space.
- Air fresheners opt for one made with natural ingredients to avoid the toxic chemicals found in synthetic scents and air fresheners.
- Natural room/furniture sprays
- Essential oils: Essential oils are easy to carry in your glove compartment and can be sprinkled on car seats or your body to hide the smell.
- Clean your car: If smelling like cannabis in your car is a constant for you, it may be a good idea to clean out your car regularly.
Side note: Transporting cannabis will also stink up your car depending on how it’s packaged. To avoid this, use an air-tight container for your cannabis.
How To Get Rid Of The Smell Of Weed: Preventing Weed Smell
Smoking in the shower
Another option is to smoke while the shower is running. The trick is to turn the heat up to create steam. The smoke will dissipate with the steam. This is known as a “hotbox.”
As we mentioned above, get you some airtight containers! This will drastically prevent the strong smell of cannabis.
DIY Sploof: Toilet paper roll + dryer sheet + rubber band
Get yourself a toilet paper roll; a paper towel works, too. Place a fabric softener sheet at one end, and strap it to the roll with a rubber band.
This is also known as a smoke buddy. The idea is to fill the roll with smoke, exhaling slowly to prevent smoke from shooting directly out the other end.
Keep in mind that smoke will escape either way. However, if done correctly, most of the odor will be diffused.
You can buy a “Sploofy” online or in person at our smoke shop and dispensary! The ones you can buy premade work much better than DIY ones.
While vape pens can still smell of cannabis, the process of vaporizing significantly reduces odors compared to smoking raw flower. Be sure to source from credible vendors, and always ask for third-party lab testing to ensure safety.
How To Get Rid Of The Smell of Weed From Your Hair and Body
A good chewing gum, mint, or lozenge will serve you right regarding cannabis breath. Essential oils, perfumes, and other fragrances are great for eliminating the weed smell on your body.
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