With the legalization of marijuana both medicinally and recreationally in a number of states, smoking is becoming easier to do without the paranoia of being caught. For those of you without legalized marijuana, you may have to continue looking over your shoulder. If you cannot give up smoking marijuana prior to your state’s legalization, there are ways to eliminate the odor from your home. Lucky for you, there are techniques to get rid of weed odor before, during, and after.
Sometimes, the overwhelming marijuana smell in your home is because of how you store it. While you may think that the plastic bag you bought it in will mask the odor, it won’t. In fact, the bag dries the weed and has poor odor-control. A better solution is to use a jar to store your marijuana. Some companies sell stash jars that keep your marijuana fresh for up to six months as well as contain the smell altogether.
Scent Masking Techniques
Masking marijuana smells while smoking is also recommended. If you have candles or incense, these can help mask the smell in the air with a more pleasant smell. Prior to lighting your marijuana, let your lit candle scent linger for a bit.
Doing this will not exactly throw off the dogs, however, it will get rid of the smells’ potency. This, in conjunction with a sploof (a handmade filter) is a great way to tackle weed odor. Simply take an empty tissue paper or towel roll and stuff dryer sheets into the end or place a scented cloth over the end.
When you blow the smoke through, the smoke smell will be overtaken by the Febreeze or dryer sheet smell. You can either let the candle burn for a while longer or follow your smoke session with some air freshener to get rid of weed odor the filter didn’t eliminate.
Getting Rid of Lingering Odor
You may realize some remaining weed scent depending on where you smoked. For instance, if you hot boxed your car and you have fabric seats or your living room has carpet, your party scent may not go away simply with a sploof and candle. In those cases, you can sprinkle baking soda on the areas and vacuum. Baking soda is great for deodorizing fabric. If possible, wash your furniture covers and drapery as often as possible.
These surfaces tend to hold onto smoke scent for a while. Cleaning them often will also drastically help to get rid of weed odor. If you’ve hot boxed your car, take a drive with the windows down and spray whatever air freshener you have on hand. If possible, store some of those new car smell tress for days you plan on smoking in your car.
Be sure to also mask smells that can linger on you. Showering and washing your hair will eliminate odors. If inconvenient, lotions, scented oils and body sprays will also work wonders.