Stoner Hacks: How to Hide or Get Rid of the Smell of Weed

Even the biggest stoners don’t necessarily want their home, or themselves, smelling like weed. Admittedly, weed has a pretty pungent smell. While we may love the smell and can differentiate between good and bad weed based on the scent alone, not everybody is on the same page. 

 

With that being said, sometimes extra precautions must be taken to hide or get rid of the smell of weed, especially in certain circumstances. Do you really want to have lunch with your grandma smelling like weed? Or do you want the smell of ganja to overpower your guests’ senses as soon as they walk into your home? Probably not.

 

In this blog, we’ll discuss different methods that you can use before, during, and after your next smoke session to prevent that infamous flower smell from attaching itself to you or your home. 

 

How to Hide or Get Rid of the Smell of Weed BEFORE Smoking

 

Burn Incense

 

Most stoners will have a cone or incense stick laying around their house; it’s the OG air freshener and a smoker’s go-to. Natural incense scents have been used for as long as we can remember to release fragrant smoke into the air as a means to mask the other fragrant smoke we’ve all come to know and love. 

 

Some of the best natural scents to mask the smell of weed include Nag Champa, Patchouli, and Sandalwood. However, keep in mind that burning incense isn’t going to eliminate the smell of weed, but it will attempt to mask it. If burning incense for this purpose, you still run the risk of having a home that smells like incense AND weed. 

 

Light a Smoke Odor Eliminating Candle

 

They truly make everything in this day and age — even smoke odor eliminating candles! While some options are specific to cigarette smoke, we prefer the cannabis-specific options and always have a few lying around because they can easily, and naturally, eliminate the smell of flower. Given that most variations, such as our favorite Cannabolish candles, are soy-based and infused with natural, plant-based ingredients and scents, you can feel good about using them knowing that you’re not releasing toxicity into the air.

 

Prior to sparking up, light a smoke odor eliminating candle and allow it to burn before, during, and after your smoke session to ensure that your home won’t completely reek of weed. 

 

Invest in an Air Purifier

 

While this may seem like a pricey solution, investing in an air purifier is an effective way to eliminate the smell of weed in your home, especially if you’re a regular smoker who often sparks up indoors. Air purification systems became especially popular during the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, and a wide variety of new models were released during this time. In order to find options that are specifically tailored to your needs (i.e. eliminating smoke odor), we suggest only researching models that address that specific concern. 

 

Set Up Your Smoking Spot Outdoors

 

There are plenty of options to keep your indoors smoke-free and smelling fresh, but the ultimate solution to hiding or getting rid of the smell of weed in your home is to simply just move your smoke session to the great outdoors. 

 

Instead of trapping smoke and its accompanying smell in your home, exhale into the open air. This fool-proof method is absolutely guaranteed to work and keep you from a strong smelling, smoky home. 

 

Open Windows and Turn on Fans 

 

Maybe you’re in a cold location in the dead of winter or maybe you don’t have an outdoor space to smoke at any given time; whatever the case may be, opening the windows in your home and turning on fans will help to properly air out your smoke session. The much-needed ventilation will keep air circulating and provide a space for the smoke to release.

 

How to Hide or Get Rid of the Smell of Weed WHILE Smoking

 

Buy or Make a Sploof

 

If you’re unfamiliar, a sploof is a simple and effective way to eliminate weed odors while smoking. Sploofs are essentially just filters that trap terpenes to prevent the dissipation of the scent. To use a sploof, simply inhale the smoke from a bong or pipe before exhaling directly through the sploof. 

 

While some companies sell commercial sploofs that are bound to be more advanced, sploofs are incredibly easy to make with just a toilet paper roll, dryer sheets, and a rubber band — all of which are items that you most likely already have on hand. It’s tried, it’s true, and it’s effective — if you haven’t already, definitely give a DIY sploof a shot. 

 

Smoke in a Steamy Bathroom

 

Some of the options we’ve given you so far are fairly obvious or self explanatory. This option, however… not so much. Did you know that smoking in a steamy bathroom can prevent a strong, lingering weed smell?

 

To kickstart your smoke sesh, simply turn on the shower and set the faucet to the highest temperature possible in order to create steam. Next, turn on the bathroom fan. The marijuana smoke will mingle with the steam before being removed by the fan, allowing the smell to dissipate quickly and easily. If needed, place a damp towel over the crack under the door if you want to further prevent the smell from traveling throughout your home. 

 

Fair warning, this is a fairly damp and hot smoke experience, so keep that in mind if you decide to give it a shot. This is an especially ideal option if you’re in a smoke-free hotel room, but you didn’t hear that from us. 

 

Try to Avoid Smoking Near Carpet

 

Carpet and rugs tend to easily trap scents in the fibers. If possible, we highly recommend smoking away from any fibrous materials, and only partake over glass, marble, hardwood floors, etc. Another benefit to this is that in the case of loose ash, you’ll have an especially easy cleanup compared to carpet. 

 

Vape

 

While flower may be your preference, sometimes smoking just isn’t smart or convenient in certain situations; for example, if you have an event in the next few hours, you’re visiting with family, or you’re in a location that strictly prohibits smoking. So, the next best thing… pick up a vape!

 

Vaping doesn’t burn flower; instead, it heats oil or cannabis concentrates to a high enough temperature to vaporize them. This process produces a way less potent smell, and stoners can easily get away with a discreet, nearly scentless smoking experience. 

 

Place Odor Absorbing Gels in Your Home

 

And finally, to hide or get rid of the smell of weed during your smoke session, we suggest placing a few containers of odor absorbing gel around the house. As the gel evaporates, it releases odor removing molecules into the air; trapping the scents in order to prevent your home from smelling like a fresh hotbox. 

 

How to Hide or Get Rid of the Smell of Weed AFTER Smoking

 

Practice Good Personal Hygiene 

 

While this should definitely be standard practice at all times, whether you’ve just smoked or not, let this be your gently reminder to practice good personal hygiene after your latest smoke session. While smoking, the scent can easily attach to your skin, hair, and clothes, so opting to smoke flower at a time and location that makes a post session shower possible, is especially ideal. Additionally, be sure to brush your teeth (don’t forget your tongue), and maybe even chew some gum or pop a breath mint afterwards. Staying fresh is essential! You don’t want to be THAT stoner. 

 

PS—High showers are life changing, trust us on this one. 

 

Spray Perfume or Cologne Post Shower

 

We’ve all been those high school stoners that didn’t really know that dowsing oursleves in perfume or cologne isn’t going to make the smell of weed immediately disappear after a smoke session. Instead, you’re left smelling like your chosen perfume/cologne AND weed… not a great combo.

 

We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but even if you think you smell fresh after smoking, you probably don’t. But not to worry, simply follow the steps in our previous suggestion and then spray a small amount of perfume or cologne to guarantee that you’re stepping out especially fresh while still maintaining a steady high. 

 

Clean Your Smoking Area

 

After you’ve finished your smoke session, be sure to clean up after yourself and avoid leaving anything out for too long. Remove any dirty bongs, clear any ashtrays, wipe down surfaces, take out the trash, and vacuum if necessary. We understand that cleaning may not sound great immediately after a smoke session, but try to tidy the area as much as possible until your high wears off and you can deep clean.

 

Tightly Store Your Weed

 

If you store jars of flower inside of your home, chances are that the smell of fresh flower will escape at some time; however, we encourage you to take extra care to tightly store your weed. Not only will this prevent the lingering smell of weed from making its way throughout your house, but it will keep your flower fresher for longer, and even postpone expiration

 

Use Air and Fabric Fresheners 

 

And finally, using air and fabric fresheners after smoking will replace the weed smell with whatever scent you choose, while ensuring that your home smells fresh and clean. For best results, we strongly encourage you to open the windows, turn on the fans, use an air purifier, and thoroughly clean your smoking area before using air and fabric fresheners. This way, you’ve already prevented the scent and you’re not adding any contrasting scents in an effort to mask the smell — which almost never works. 

 

So there you have it, a list of tried and true methods that we use to hide or get rid of the smell of weed. Next time you place a weed delivery order on hyperwolf.com, be sure to plan your smoke session ahead of time and try them out for yourself!

 

Jenna is a California-based creative copywriter who’s been lucky enough to have worked with a diverse range of clients before settling into the cannabis industry to explore her two greatest passions: writing and weed.