How To Hide The Smell Of Weed

Weed has one of the most beautiful, strong and recognizable smell there is. Some of you are lucky enough to freely fill your rooms up with the wonderful aroma of cannabis as much as you please. However, others have no choice but to hide it. There are many reasons to hide the smell of weed. No matter what yours is, try these tips to make the effort more successful.


Catching a whiff of marijuana in the air at a concert can be a great thing (it means there’s a potential new friend nearby), but catching a nose-full while staying at your conservative parents’ home may not have a great outcome. When traditional fixes like candles and air fresheners don’t cut it, consider the following:

Use a doob tube:

A doob tube (aka a “sploof”) is a home-made device designed to make the smell of weed turn into the smell of fresh laundry. Just stuff a toilet paper or paper towel roll with dryer sheets or fabric lightly soaked in Febreze, then simply exhale the weed smoke through it.

Invest in an air purifier:

Air purifiers are an easy way to eliminate smoke as soon as it is produced. This is especially important for those who smoke indoors as the smell of stale smoke can accumulate quickly on carpet, walls and upholstery. Of course, if you smoke in your room a lot, the scent will stick around for quite awhile, even on days that you don’t smoke. Because air purifiers can also reduce and eliminate second-hand tobacco smoke, then they will not doubt help with the smell of ganja.

Try vaping:

Vaporizer pens offer the ultimate cannabis experience because they deliver cannabinoids directly to the brain within seconds without the carcinogens or lingering scent. You can find affordable vape pens online and in dispensaries for as low as $30-$50, as well as multi-use vape pens for around $200.

Choose a good location:

When possible, opt for a well-ventilated area. This will give the smoke somewhere to escape to instead of lingering in the area and on clothing. In other words, find out which direction the air is going. First, hold a lighter to the bottom of your bedroom door. Then, watch and see which way the flame blows. If the fire goes towards the door, then air is escaping. But if it goes towards the window, then that means air is coming in. Nevertheless, each can be controlled by either laying a towel at the bottom of the door and taping the other cracks. Or, by placing a fan in your window, which also helps circulate the air in general. If you happen to have a central air system, then that makes it harder for someone to pinpoint where the “funny” smell is coming from, but still, cover the vents just in case.

If all else fails, you can always purchase a filter of some sorts.

Skin, Hair or Clothing

Though a shower and change of clothing is the best option for ridding the body of any stinky smell, it’s not always possible to achieve. In a pinch, you can remove the smell of weed from clothes, hair and skin with lotion, body spray or essential oils. You can also chew gum or brush your teeth directly afterward which will both take the smell of weed off of your breath and help reduce the occurrence of gum disease, an issue especially prominent in pot-smokers. Here are a few other ideas to keep in mind:

Be mindful of your hair:

Keep long hair pulled back when smoking to reduce the surface area on which smoke can attach, then let it down after you’re done to allow more air to reach individual strands.

Get outside:

UV rays neutralize odors so get out in the sun for 30-45 minutes after your next smoke sesh to burn off excess weed residue on the body and clothes. Smoking outdoors versus indoors will obviously decrease the smell. Strong air flow and breezes assist in circulating the air and distributing the smell. Opening the windows, and turning on fans works great, but going outside always works best. Hot boxing is especially a bad idea if you’re worried about the smell, so just don’t do it.

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Cooking with Cannabis

When cooking with cannabis, the kitchen – and every other room of the home – may become filled with the scent of sweet sensimilla. Though you can cut the potent scent down in a similar manner as listed above (candles, air purifiers and what-not), you can take it a step farther by ensuring your cannabis is covered during the cooking process.

If you can turn your whole day into a cook-off, all the better. Pungent foods like onions and garlic can quickly over-power the strong scent of cannabis allowing for a covert cannabis simmer – and some tasty munchie food, too!

Smell-Proof Storage

When the green is dank, it doesn’t have to be burned to be pungent. If you need to hide the smell of your dank stash, store it in smell-proof prescription bottles, baggies or odor-absorbing stash containers. It’s important to hide it in a place where its scent it less obvious. For example, inside of a speaker or tightly sealed Tupperware. Of course, it’s always best to purchase a top notch stash container that will not only preserve your buds but also mask the smell.

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