Marijuana has an array of wonderful scents, among others that should be considered a crime on the senses. Weed can smell like citrus fruits, berries, diesel, wood, pine, stale piss, and body odor. However, to those with little knowledge of the herb, the smell of cannabis is quite distinct from everything else they inhale. They are not sure precisely what is in the weed; they just know it is the herb.
We have read all manner of comments about the aroma of marijuana. These range from panegyrics on its sweet and alluring scents, to admonitions lamenting the potent aroma which surely marks the downfall of civilized society.
Basically, not everyone likes the smell of weed, and some downright loathe it. Whether you want to avoid the denunciation of your habit by your parents, or don’t want to get kicked out of your apartment by your Jeff Sessions look alike landlord, there are times when it is essential to get rid of that weed smell.
In this article, we offer five excellent ways to kill the herb scent. As a result, you can continue to indulge even in the knowledge that your parents are only minutes away from inspecting your room!
Here are 5 Brilliant Ways to Kill Weed Smell and Fast:
1. Invest in Scented Products
The most obvious method of covering your tracks is to replace the smell of weed with a more commonplace odor. Here are a few options.
I always knew my sister had used weed when I got the smell of incense burning in her room. My mother suspected, but couldn’t find hard evidence. Incense sticks consist of an aromatic material that creates a scent, along with a combustible binding material that keeps it all together.
Incense has been used for thousands of years for a variety of purposes; ranging from repelling evil spirits to counteracting noxious odors. The specific ingredients in incense vary but can include frankincense, myrrh, sandalwood, cinnamon, and musk. One of the great things about incense is that it extinguishes itself when finished burning.
Nag Champa incense has become popular and includes ingredients such as honey, vanilla, Henna, Geranium, and Champa flower. As well as getting rid of the smell of weed, Nag Champa masks the scent of the smoke if it still lingers.
This is a clichéd method of eliminating the smell of cannabis, but let’s be honest; it works! You can purchase these candles in most grocery stores. Rather than spending a bundle on a fancy brand such as Yankee Candle, a few bucks will get you whatever candle you need.
Remember, scented candles do the same thing, so there is no point spending far too much cash that could be used on top-shelf herb. Nowadays, there are candles on the market that burn for up to 100 hours and only cost you around $10.
Stoners everywhere would be screwed without air fresheners. They are often seen as a last resort, but there are some pretty effective products in this range. Ozium has a classic smoke eliminator for under $10 that does an incredible job of removing the odor of marijuana smoke.
These days, even the air fresheners you buy in your local store work by physically removing odors rather than merely covering them up. We’ve heard pot users swear by Black Ice car fresheners! Buy a packet and place them around your smoking room. If you have seconds to get rid of the smell, grab a can of Febreze, and then spray and pray! It may be suspicious as hell, but it does the job in an emergency.
There is no point investing in clever methods of eliminating weed odors from a room if you smell like an ashtray with two dozen blunts. Brush your teeth and use a breath mint to at least try not to give off a whiff of joints. If you’re a heavy user, a shower with a rigorous scrub is in order, along with a fresh change of clothes. We’ve heard that spraying vodka on your hair can help mask the scent, but we’re not sure that smelling like a brewery will help your case!
2 – Sensible Marijuana Storage
It isn’t enough to come up with creative ways to mask the smell of burning weed. If you leave your marijuana out in the open, the scent of it will linger. The longer the cannabis remains like this, the harder it is to get rid of the odor. A quick and easy way to deal with this issue is to place the herb in a Ziploc bag with ground coffee. An alternative is an airtight glass mason jar.
However, experienced users believe that a stash jar is the only way to go. From personal experience, we can tell you that plastic baggies do a terrible job of keeping the smell of weed under control; they also dry it excessively. A stash jar is specifically designed to keep your cannabis fresh while ensuring your room is safe from the potent scent.
The main issue with stash jars is that many of them only have a capacity of an ounce or two; so, you need to buy a few if you’re a heavy user, grower, or seller. On the plus side, these jars usually keep your marijuana fresh for up to six months.
3 – Ventilation is Key
The ‘classic’ method of ventilation is to use weed with the windows open and blow the smoke outside. While it works to a slight degree, it isn’t going to fool too many people. You can make the process more effective by purchasing a fan, but there are new-fangled ways to ventilate a smoking room that are worth considering.
There are brands with air purifiers designed to trap allergens and purify the air. The GermGuardian is one such device. It has a HEPA air filter and traps 99.7% of all allergens. The product will purify your air with Titanium Dioxide and UV-C technology. The GermGuardian also removes mold that measures 3+ microns.
If you can’t afford $80+, the Smoke Buddy is a cheaper way to keep your air fresh. All you need to do is blow your smoke into the Smoke Buddy and place the cap on the open end. It is said to get rid of around 95% of smoke and costs little more than ten bucks.
4 – Consider Other Consumption Methods
If you love joints, blunts, and bongs, this option may seem alien to you but hear us out! Let’s face it: The stinkiest part of smoking weed is the smoke! You can still get damned high when using a vaporizer, and you’ll produce a far less obvious weed odor. If you want to activate the cannabinoids in your weed, you need to heat it to at least 250 degrees Fahrenheit.
There are vaporizers ranging from basic disposable options to sophisticated devices that allow you to use flower and concentrate. Disposable vape pens are available for under $50. You’ll need to pay $300+ for a top of the range vaporizer, however.
It may also be worth exploring edibles. They are rather expensive to purchase online or from a dispensary, so it might be worth making your own. Cannabutter is as the name suggests: Butter infused with marijuana. The Magical Butter Botanical Extractor allows you to dump in butter and weed, press a button, and it does the rest. You can then use your cannabutter to create all manner of treats; without the associated smell of marijuana.
5 – Why Not Try to Make a Sploof?
A Sploof is a DIY creation that requires minimal equipment and skill to make. It is a tube with a filter on one end. When you take a hit from a joint or bong, exhale into the open end of the tube. The filtered smoke doesn’t fill your room with the telltale signs of a smoking session. Here’s how to make your own sploof.
You Will Need
- A sharp knife or pair of scissors.
- A piece of string, rubber band, or tape.
- Scented dryer sheets.
- A plastic bottle or a cardboard toilet roll holder.
- If you’re using the toilet roll, you don’t need to do anything. If you are using the plastic bottle, cut off the top one-third, and dump the rest.
- Place the scented dryer sheets into your holder of choice. Three or four sheets should be enough.
- Wrap a dryer sheet over one end of your Sploof, and use a string, piece of tape, or elastic band to hold it in place. If you are using the bottle, it is best to place the final dryer sheet over the wider end, and exhale the smoke into the mouthpiece. You can also cut away any dryer sheet edges hanging out to make the Sploof look better.
- By now, your Sploof is ready to use. Exhale the marijuana smoke into it and marvel at its effectiveness. You also have the option of decorating it!
If you have money to waste, you can spend it on Sploofy; a Sploof with a HEPA filtration system. The Smoke Buddy we mentioned earlier works on the same principle.
How to Kill Weed Smell: Final Thoughts & Bonus Tips
There is no reason why you should suffer just because others don’t like the smell of weed smoke. Use the tips above to allow you to continue indulging without your parents, landlord, or neighbors finding out. Here are a few more quick methods of killing the smell of weed:
- ‘Accidentally’ burn a packet of microwave popcorn. This unique scent does a great job of masking the scent of herb. Make sure you don’t overdo it and get the fire brigade involved!
- Smoke weed while the shower is running. Known as a ‘Hawaiian Hotbox,’ the smoke should dissipate along with the steam that gets sucked into the bathroom fan.
- Dab some patchouli oil behind the ears to disguise any odor on your person.
- Clean your bong glass regularly to reduce the odor emanating from it.
- When all else fails, just smoke your joint outside. The main downside here is that the entire neighborhood will get the smell!