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What Can You Do To Stop Smelling Like Weed?

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Here are some tips to get you to stop smelling like weed

As much as getting high on a joint can help you forget about your worries and transcendent to a state of complete relaxation, the body odor that comes with smoking weed can be a bit annoying. We all have reasons for not wanting to smell like a weed – and these reasons could range from wanting to smell fresh and clean or just not letting others know that you're high. 

No matter how fun smoking marijuana is, it's still important to respect other people's olfactory organs or not be caught red-handed by your parents, university, or work colleagues.

Here are some tips to get you to stop smelling like weed.

Tips To Stop Smelling Like Weed

1. Stash It Properly

There are a few measures you can take right now to reduce the smell of marijuana. You should always keep your weed stash in an airtight container, preferably made of glass or stainless steel, and keep it somewhere locked away. Also, keep your stash covered with odor repellant substances such as cedar shavings. Alternatively, limit yourself to edibles or use a vape pen. If you insist on smelling your cannabis, choose less odorous strains.

2. Deodorize Your Garments

Adding a quart of vinegar or a gallon of baking soda (not both) when washing clothes stinking like marijuana can de-stink your beloved T-shirt or pajamas you've been getting high in all summer. It will also make your garments softer. If you're in a hurry, putting your stinky pants in the freezer for a few hours can kill any bacteria lurking in the fabric.

3. Mask the Smell

It might be tough to disguise the scent of marijuana. The terpenes that give marijuana its characteristic aroma are distinctive, and people can smell the weed on you instantly. While burning incense or candles or spraying Febreze may not be ideal, they can help mask the odor for a little while.

If you're not using a vape pen and are blowing hot air, make a sploof (rubber band a few dryer sheets over the mouth of a cardboard tube and stuff it with toilet paper) to mask the odor. Activated charcoal might help you achieve even greater results.

4. Ventilate Your Smoking Zone

The best way to get the smell of weed out of a room or a confined space is by ventilation. Try not to smoke indoors or smoke in a well-ventilated location that prevents the odor-causing components lingering. However, if you're feeling particularly lazy, you can also crack a window open after a smoke session to let the smoke out.

If you smoke outside with a window open, you don't have to worry about the smell lingering on your clothes or hair.

5. Invest In a Carbon Filter Exhaust System

Homegrown companies use carbon filter exhaust systems to eliminate the smell of marijuana while also ventilating the surrounding area, which can help you smoke and not get caught in places where it is forbidden to smoke weed. While these carbon filler exhaust systems might be costly, it's a good investment if you want a quick solution to removing the smell of weed from a room.

6. Try To Vape Instead

We all enjoy the ritual of rolling our cigarettes and the rush of nicotine from smoking, but nowadays, you should try vaping. Vapor is about a third as smelly as smoke, and it evaporates more quickly due to its lower density.

7. Make a Sploof (Or Just Buy One)

Sploofs are portable devices that use a filter to reduce marijuana odor. Simply waft your smoke through the sploof's open end and let the filter do the rest.

A cardboard cylinder made from tissue paper, a dryer sheet, and a stretchable band is all you need. Fold the dryer sheet a few times (this will be your filter), then place it over the cardboard cylinder's one end. Fasten the dryer sheet with the rubber band, and voila! Your improvised sploof is complete.

Or you can make life easy and just buy a personal smoke filter. The Smoke Trap+ is a great personal filter system that has replaceable filter cartridges.

8. Smoke in the Shower

Turn on your shower and get it as hot as you can. The hot water's steam will combine with the smoke and aid in dispelling the odor. Ensure your exhaust fan is turned on, too, so the steam and smoke mixture is sucked up and out of the bathroom. A damp towel stuffed into the crack at the bottom of your bathroom door will also help keep the smoke out. You can also take a quick shower when you're done to help erase any remaining odors from your body!

9. Use Natural Incense, Scented Candles, or Essential Oils

Natural scents will not only help cover the smell of weed, but they will also make your space smell much nicer! We recommend utilizing essential oils in an air diffuser with aromas like lavender or eucalyptus or burning natural incense.

It's also a good idea to burn some delicately scented candles throughout the day to keep the cannabis smell from accumulating in your home. Remember that artificial deodorizers tend to blend in with the marijuana smell rather than masking it.

10. Sit In The Sun

UV rays from the sun can eliminate the smell of marijuana. Spend 30 minutes to an hour outside in bright sunlight if the weather is beautiful and sunny. This will help remove some of the excess odor from your body and clothes. 

11. Tie Your Hair Back

Smoke has a proclivity for clinging to objects, particularly your hair. If you can limit the amount of exposed hair, less smoke will adhere to it. Whenever you want to smoke a joint, put on an old hat or draw your hair back into a ponytail or a bun. Keeping such details in mind when smoking will help decrease the after-smoke odor.

12. Always Have a Spare Outfit in Your Bag

Taking a shower and changing your clothes is the quickest approach to get rid of the smell of cannabis. If you can plan, you will save a lot of time and aggravation that comes with reeking marijuana after a smoke session. Keep a set of clothes in your backpack or purse, and try to smoke at a friend's house, where you can use the shower or go to the gym's dressing room.


There are many reasons why it is critical to have healthy marijuana hygiene practices. If you're a frequent user, you might not realize if your space and presence smell like weed, but others will.

You can feel a little more at ease consuming cannabis in your home (and everywhere else) if you've used any of the methods mentioned above for getting pot odor out of your room, clothes, and just about everything else around you.


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