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27 Ways to Mask that Weed Smell When You Smoke Marijuana

Posted by Canna Randa on Apr 15, 2021

Even though the majority of states have legalized marijuana for medical or recreational use, cannabis users may still have many reasons for wanting to cover up the smell of weed after smoking. 

Marijuana plants have terpenes that cause the scents weed gives off. While there are some low-odor cannabis strains, most can be quite potent. This powerful scent can seep into your clothes, furniture, carpets, you name it. Weed users may want to mask the smell of weed in a room if they have company drop by unexpectedly -- or if they have parents, neighbors, or landlords who don’t approve of their recreational marijuana use. 

Whatever the reason for needing to mask the enticing aroma of cannabis, here are some quick tips on how to stop smelling of weed before, during, and after smoking -- or preventing the smell altogether. Try one or more of these tips when you want to smoke your weed undercover -- experiment to see what works best for covering up that marijuana smoke smell from your favorite sticky strain.

Mask the Weed Smell before, during, and after Smoking Marijuana

If you are in a pinch, try a few of these tips to hide the scent of your smoke session.

  1. Does Incense Get Rid of Weed Smells? Yes; try a natural aroma if you don’t want to be too obvious that you are trying to cover up the scent of weed. If you burn incense before smoking, you can prevent the marijuana smell from taking over. Bonus: incense smoke may act as camouflage if there is cannabis smoke still lingering in the air. 
  2. Are There Any Candles That Get Rid of Weed Smells? Scented candles will cause less of a mess than incense and still give off a good aroma that will cover up the smell of marijuana. 
  3. Use Essential Oils to Get Rid of the Smell of Weed. Patchouli oil is a common one that isn’t terribly strong or overpowering but will still hide the smell of weed. Other good choices are peppermint, lavender, and lemongrass. 
  4. What’s the Best Air Freshener to Kill Weed Smells? Plug-in air fresheners give off aromatic scents throughout the day, while spray air fresheners can help mask the weed smell on demand. Odor eliminators like Febreeze you probably already have lying around at home. Try both air freshener varieties and see which combination works best to get rid of the weed smell in your house.
  5. Does Lysol Get Rid of Weed Smells? Lysol and other cleaning products will help make the smell of weed go away on any surface since smoke from marijuana can linger on all types of surfaces. 
  6. Does Carpet Cleaner Reduce the Smell of Cannabis? Yes, it will remove odors that have seeped into the carpet. You can also invest in a carpet shampoo which will help get rid of the smell of weed in your home, as opposed to just covering the smell of weed temporarily. 
  7. Use Ozium Spray for the Weed Smell. Invest in a smoke eliminator to get rid of lingering marijuana smoke. Since it comes in many different sizes, Ozium is a great choice for traveling.
  8. Cook Some Type of Strong Smelling Food: Food that has garlic, spices, or onions can give off a strong scent and mask the smell of weed. If you don’t have time to cook something, throwing a bag of microwave popcorn in the microwave for a bit too long will surely do the trick. Keep in mind that the smell of burnt popcorn can take days to get rid of. 
  9. Hide the Smell of Weed in the Bathroom. Turn on the shower, and let the water reach a hot temperature creating steam, and turn on the bathroom fan. This will help the smoke from weed evaporate. This is a good trick to use if you are in a non-smoking hotel room, too.
  10. Open Windows and Turn on Fans. If you have portable fans such as standing or box fans, pointing them out the window can help ventilate the room you got lifted. 
  11. Boil Vinegar to Mask the Smell of Marijuana. Pour some into a shallow dish and let it evaporate in a well-ventilated area to make a room not smell like weed. 
  12. Get It out of the House. Empty any used ashtrays, bong water, and take the trash out. Getting rid of marijuana will help ease the smell faster than if you were to leave it sitting around. 
  13. Create Your Own Homemade Sploof. A sploof uses household objects to filter the smoke when you exhale your weed. If you have a washcloth, paper towel, or toilet paper around as well as a dryer sheet and a rubber band, you can easily make one. 
  14. Keep up with Personal Hygiene. Remember that smoking weed can make your breath smell like marijuana. Brush your teeth, use mouthwash, breath strips, or chew mint-flavored gum shortly after smoking cannabis. Also, if you have time, take a shower -- your hair and skin can absorb smoke from weed. 
  15. Does Body Spray to Cover Up the Weed Smell? Use a minimal amount of perfume, cologne, or body spray for a quick fix if you can’t change your clothes. The aroma of weed can permeate your clothes, and a good-smelling scent can mask the smell. 
  16. Marijuana Storage with No Smell. When deciding what to put weed in so it doesn’t smell, try an airtight sealed container so that smell doesn’t linger. Things like vacuum-sealed bags, Ziploc bags, mason jars, or Rubbermaid containers are great for storing marijuana and keeping the odors from escaping. 
  17. Do Vape Pens Smell Like Cannabis? Using vape pens with cannabis oil or dry herbs doesn’t give off much smoke, and the odor is significantly less pungent than smoking weed. 
  18. Do Edibles Smell Like Smoking Weed? Use marijuana and add it to butter to make homemade treats or purchase edibles from dispensaries, like our EarthMed dispensary near O'Hare airport. Edible weed does not produce smoke, and therefore, there is no unpleasant odor associated with edibles. 
  19. Smoke Indica Strains of Marijuana. Indica is a strain of weed that doesn't smell as bad as others. Since indica strains flower with fewer buds, they also typically give off tame odors when smoked. Some types of indica include Granddaddy Purple, Northern Lights, and Rockstar. 
  20. Do Weed Pipes Make You Smell? Smoking with a pipe produces less marijuana smoke than a bong or a joint. 
  21. Does Vaporizing Weed Smell Like Smoking it? Using this device vaporizes weed’s most potent odors to hide the smell of weed from the get-go. 
  22. Are One-Hitters Smell Proof? This reusable cigarette look-alike allows you to smoke weed that doesn’t smell as pungent as some other products.  
  23. Does a Carbon Filter Remove the Weed Smell? If you grow marijuana inside your home, a carbon filter can keep the scent down.
  24. Do Air Purifiers Help with the Weed Smell? Invest in a quality air purifier or filter for your home. A good quality air purification system can neutralize and eliminate any weed odor in your home. 
  25. Do Odor Absorbing Gels Work on Cannabis? Place these around the room you are smoking in. They should help take care of the smoke produced from marijuana use and ultimately cover the smell of weed. 
  26. Use a Smoke Neutralizer. Lots of stores sell marijuana smoke-related products that can help eliminate or prevent odors from weed use. 
  27. Smoke Outdoors Where Legal. The easiest way to prevent the smell of weed in your house is to not smoke marijuana in your house. However, since most states that have legalized marijuana for use still have some laws against smoking outdoors and in public, it’s safest to smoke in the comfort of your home.  

While this list is not exhaustive, it does give you a pretty idea of where to start when you want to hide the smell of your blazing. Keep these tips in mind the next time you want to spark up on the DL. Do you know how to get rid of weed smells in a room? Be sure to let us know your secret remedies in the comments.

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