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EARTHMED BLOG

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, and strains of cannabis give off a very potent odor. 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. Incense: 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. Scented Candles: Less of a mess than incense and still give off a good aroma that will cover up the smell of marijuana. 
  3. Essential Oils: 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. Air Fresheners: 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. Lysol or Other Cleaning Products: These will help make the smell of weed go away on any surface since smoke from marijuana can linger on all types of surfaces. 
  6. Carpet Cleaner: 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. Ozium: 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. Smoke 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. Vinegar: 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. 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. Perfume, cologne, or body spray: Use a minimal amount 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: 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. Vape Pen: 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. Edibles: Use marijuana and add it to butter to make homemade treats or purchase edibles from dispensaries. 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. Use Pipes to Smoke Weed: Smoking with a pipe produces less marijuana smoke than a bong or a joint. 
  21. Use a Vaporizer: This device vaporizes weed’s most potent odors to hide the smell of weed from the get-go. 
  22. One-Hitter: This reusable cigarette look-alike allows you to smoke weed that doesn’t smell as pungent as some other products.  
  23. Carbon Filter: If you grow marijuana inside your home, a carbon filter can keep the scent down.
  24. Air Purifier: 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. Odor Absorbing Gels: 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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