How to Get Rid of The Smell of Weed

Lighting candles, spraying linen and air fresheners, brushing your teeth... These are all tried and true techniques for diminishing the scent of weed but is there a better way? 

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Photo by Artem Beliaikin from Pexels

Preventative measures

Let's do our best to try to prevent becoming stinky in the first place so that its easier to rid ourselves of the unwanted smell later. With that in mind, our first tip is to not engage in hotboxing if you want to be discreet about your high later. Sitting - well, marinating - in a room filled with pungent pot smoke is going to create a situation that's hard to hide.

Try to get outside in the fresh air for your session and sit or stand downwind of the smoke. Another benefit of being out in nature? UV Rays can help neutralize odours, so sit in the sun for 30 minutes and enjoy your high. 

Dress appropriately. Wear a light coat or hoodie that you can take off afterwards. If you have longer hair, tie it up beforehand and let it down afterwards to get some air flow through those strands. 

After the Session

Kill two birds with one stone and make yourself a nice little snack. Cooking using ingredients with strong odours will help mask any lingering smokey scent you're giving off or that is in the room plus when the munchies hit you're ready to roll with a homemade snack. 

Nag Champa is the calling card of hippies, yogis and stoners. Its the most soothing, non-offending, not overly masculine nor feminine mixture of Champa flower, Benzoin resinoid (Styrax tonkinensis), Henna (Lawsonia inermis), Geranium (Pelargonium graveolens), Indian sandalwood (Santalum album), Vanilla, and Honey. Light a stick of Nag Champa incense and allow the fragrance to wash over you, covering up the scent of your weed. 

Use some hand sanitizer or better yet, spend a minute or two soaping and rinsing your hands. If you just smoked a  joint, your fingers are going to be dead giveaways. Hand sanitizer, while incredibly drying to your skin will work in a pinch but if you can go the extra mile and actually lather, rinse, repeat you'll have cleaner and less smelly paws overall. 

Spraying a scent or odour killer is still a popular go-to option and we don't disagree with it although we caution against spraying yourself or your clothes with any products high in toxic chemicals. A lot of the commercial odour destroying sprays on the market today don't really kill odours so much as they use "nerve-deadening chemicals that coat your nasal passages and temporarily block your sense of smell" according to National Geographic's The Green Guide. For our own peace of mind, we have to recommend that you only douse yourself in products made with all-natural ingredients.