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What are the best ways to get rid of the smell of cannabis?

Published on Sep 23, 2021

Cannabis is a flower, as we all know. Among the primary functions of flowers is production of terpenes, odoriferous chemicals that attract pollinators and repel predators. It can be both good and bad to enjoy cannabis with these pungent compounds. It can be intoxicating to smell the fresh, sticky scent of weed as it is to smell it freshly cut.

How to get rid of weed smell in your house after smoking

The smell of your weed can also alert others to your private ritual, which is unfortunate. However, federal prohibition continues to control public perception, which can still be negative, even though cannabis is available for medicinal and adult-use purposes across the country. If you want to respect your neighbors or just keep your marijuana habits under the radar, you can keep your privacy by hiding the smell of cannabis in your house or on your person with a few handy tricks.

The classic approach: Sai baba, satya, nag champa, agarbatti incense

Nag Champa is an incense commonly burned in ashrams. The scent is neither masculine nor feminine and usually consists of the following ingredients:

· Champa flower

· Benzoin resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis)

· Henna (Lawsonia inermis)

· Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens)

· Indian sandalwood (Santalum album)

· Vanilla

· Honey

Classic aromas were transplanted to the west at the end of the hippie trail and have remained a welcome scent for practitioners of yoga, meditation, and cannabis usage.

Additionally, if the smell of drug smoke is still lingering, the incense smoke can also work as a visual mask.

The hippie approach: Patchouli oil

This aromatic oil is a hippie hallmark, as well as a great way to mask the smell of weed. Patchouli oil, derived from the small pink and white flowers of the patchouli plant, is known for its pleasant, lasting fragrance and antidepressant and aphrodisiac properties. Having a doobie, dabbing some patchouli behind the ears, smelling nice, and making love rather than war makes sense to me.

The homemaker approach: Febreeze

Febreeze is a trigger-action odor eliminator that is a household staple for many Americans living with gassy pets and gassier spouses or roommates. It's not the end-all and be-all of cannabis smell reduction, but if you want a fresh scent in a pinch, this is a good option.

The toilet bowl approach: Matches with the bathroom fan on

A toilet bowl is one of the sneakier means on the list of ways to avoid the weed smell. If you can't go outside, you can't eat inside; no matter how you slice it, it's a risky move. In any case, bring along a stick match (preferably) and flip the switch on the fan if you have to. Unless something goes wrong, the combusting sulfur of the stick matches and the wood smoke of the fan should cover the hits.

The smoke eliminator approach: Ozium

Every cannabis enthusiast can use Ozium as a classic smoke eliminator. This air freshener has a vanilla and lemon-type scent that gets rid of smoke and blasts it into space. The scent won't be completely masked, but it provides an excellent backdrop for all the scents you plan on throwing in.

The air freshener approach: Black Ice Little Trees Car Freshener

A scent as overwhelming as Black Ice is known to man (and woman). Similarly, in Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, if someone had Black Ice on them, they would have had no chance to catch Blue—because you can seriously smell it from like, eight miles away.

Make sure to place them strategically around the area where you need to eradicate nug-odors, and together with your other scents of choice, it will be the nail in the coffin for remaining odors of cannabis.

The last resort: Burnt popcorn

A house fire could smell like another movie night gone wrong if popcorn is burning. Microwavable popcorn, when accidentally burned, masks other odors well and lingers in the air for quite some time.

Beware, however! Be careful that you don't just burn for effect, but also don't burn it too much. However, even if there is no smell of cannabis in the room, the fire alarm is literally the loudest sign of domestic failure, and that's not the impression marijuana would like to have.

Preventing weed smell before and during smoking

Smoking in the shower

Another way to consume cannabis in the bathroom is to smoke it while the shower is running. The aim is to create steam in the shower so the smoke smell will dissipate along with the steam being drawn into the bathroom fan. For some added scent-masking, place a towel at the bottom of the door or spray some smell-good shower toiletries to mask the odor.

Airtight containers are not hard to come by

Those Tupperware containers, mason jars, or Ziploc bags inside Ziploc bags will do just fine in a pinch. Similarly, you can also buy vacuum-sealed containers, like OXO food storage containers, to store your pungent cannabis. Maintain the quality of your cannabis by storing it in an airtight container and keeping it out of both direct and indirect sunlight.

Paper towel or toilet paper roll + rubber band + dryer sheet

Put a fabric softener sheet at the end of a toilet paper or paper towel roll, and tie a rubber band around it. In order to avoid shooting smoke directly out the other end, you should exhale slowly, filling up the roll. Although cannabis smoke will escape regardless of how it is handled, you can diffuse some of the smell by doing it correctly.

Buy a smoke filter

Manufacturers are starting to produce smoke filters. Try Sploofy-you can conceal your presence in public with this portable carbon filter. The Sploofy can serve both as an interior and outdoor camouflage with its filter system that can remove enormous amounts of smoke.

You can also try creating your own "Sploof."

Use a vape pen

Smoking with a vaporizer will significantly diminish odors associated with smoking, even if a vape pen cannot completely eliminate the smell of weed. Vape pens are slightly more expensive than air fresheners or popcorn, but they provide a more permanent solution for minimizing the smell of weed wherever you smoke.

There are a variety of vape pens and vaporizer products available online, with options offered at a variety of price points.

Using vape pens, you can smoke virtually anywhere in your home without having to use air fresheners, turn all of your fans on, or burn a microwave popcorn bag that was, frankly, never worth it.

There are some differences between vape pens and a joint. Making sure your vape pen battery is charged and ready for use is a critical step in learning how to use a vape pen correctly. Additionally, vape pen cartridges containing cannabis oil are typically more expensive than flowers.

How to get rid of weed smell in your hair and on your body

It is likely that you don't want your breath, hair, or body to smell like cannabis either if you don't want your house or apartment to smell like weed. The good news is that there are plenty of products available in just about every grocery store that can mask the smell. A pungent chewing gum, perhaps something mint-flavored, is the best choice for breathing. Alternatively, you can brush your teeth or gargle mouthwash to freshen your breath. When it comes to perfume, cologne, and body spray, a little goes a long way when it comes to both options.

This article was initially published on March 14, 2017. The most recent update was on March 17, 2020.

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What are the best ways to get rid of the smell of cannabis?

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