5 Easy Ways to Hide Your Cannabis Smoke
You can pick a cannabis strain with a sweet or fruity aroma. But, that won’t hide the smell of your ganga smoke.
Cannabis smokers have tried forever to fool their parents and dorm assistants. But, cannabis will find its way into the air and fabric of your hideaway.
Smoke is made of debris that disburses to contaminate the air and everything nearby. So, you’ll want to do your best to minimize smoke and its effects
5 Easy Ways to Hide Your Cannabis Smoke:
You are pretty much fooling yourself if you think you can totally eliminate cannabis odors. (This also goes for tobacco smoking.) With regular use, cannabis smoke odors will embed fabrics, wallpapers, furniture, and carpets. And, if you are using cannabis enough that you just notice the smell, it probably doesn’t matter to you. Still, you might find these easy methods to follow:
1. Sploof — Many smokers prepare and use a sploof or sploofy. Easy as one is to make, it seems to be a simple overreach. It’s a sort of homemade muffler for your smoke.
You take a dryer fabric softener sheet and attach it to a toilet paper roll with a rubber band. You then, push some crumpled toilet paper — with or without some charcoal granules — into the toilet paper roll until it pushes against the dryer sheet.
Then, after you inhale your smoke you exhale through the filtering tube. The idea has been around a while and has many variations, but the whole idea is neither convenient, adult, or truly effective. You might have better luck purchasing a ready-made sploof unit from SmokeBuddy.
2. Odor Eliminators — Readily available sprays like Febreze, Glade, and Lysol really don’t do the trick. They just mix their smells with the cannabis aroma, and sometimes the combination of scents is annoying.
However, many users recommend Ozium® made with triethylene glycol and propylene glycol to kill bacteria and smoke odors. Ozium® is very strong and may damage skin and fabrics.
Neutron No Smoke Odor Eliminator works on odors at their source even after fire damage. It claims to work on fabrics, carpets, and upholstery to break up odor-causing molecules.
And, a new 420 Odor Eliminator is marketed as a dry aerosol with a clean linen scent that leaves no residue on fabrics or surfaces.
3. Scented Covers — Smokers have spent money on scented covers forever, but they really only present an olfactory distraction rather than eliminate odors.
Scented candles, for example, add a nice visual touch at home, especially in the event of a social gathering. But, if you go that route, choose a candle scent that complements your cannabis strain. You don’t want too many odors mingling, but you might select an apple-scented candle to blend with a woody aroma. Beamer markets a candle claiming the scent kills cannabis odors.
Incense is designed for its aromatic smoke, so it offers an accent for your cannabis smoke. Incense can be a dead giveaway to non-smokers because it has been used for centuries to disguise smells. But, it has also long played a role in spiritual rituals which can suit many smoking occasions like meditation or smoking circles.
Perfumes and colognes are probably a poor choice. Applied to skin and clothes, they may fool you into thinking you have solved the problem of odor on your skin and in your hair, but they only turn off others. You would do better to wash your hands and face thoroughly.
Plug-in air fresheners are convenient, easily purchased, and low-cost. They are unobtrusive, subtle, and work throughout the day and night. They may not kill odors directly, but they will reduce the smell over time.
4. Open Windows — Smoking cannabis begs you to invite clean air. You should always open windows before, during, and after smoking — weather permitting. Few things dispel odors the way fresh air does. Using fans to direct smoke toward an open window beats air conditioning. Or, you might invest in a whole room air purifier that some in various sizes and with different features to capture odors, allergens, and air-borne bacteria.
Where- and whenever possible, you should smoke outdoors. You will enjoy a social smoking circle much more in the evening around an outdoor fire where the night will accept the smoke. And, whatever you can do to bring the outdoors in might help. For example, there are plants and foliage, like eucalyptus or evergreens, that counter or absorb odors.
5. Stop Smoking — There are options to smoking cannabis joints. There are edibles and oils, of course, but if you switch to vaping, you can reduce or eliminate much of the problem. You can vape indoors or outdoors without annoying smoke odors.
The volume of the “smoke” from vaping may give you away, but that depends on the e-liquid and the vaper you use. Many e-liquids contain no nicotine, and they have been helpful to those wanting to wean off cigarettes. They satisfy the oral fixation involved in smoking, but they still produce a large cloud of vapor that can be pleasantly aromatic.
Pipes and bongs offer another option because you can manage the smoke and aroma volume. It is important, for lots of reasons, to keep your pipes and bongs clean, so they do not add even more pollutants to the smoke.
You should want to eliminate cannabis odors for several reasons:
- Where smoking is still illegal, the skunky smell of cannabis will give you away.
- Legal or not, the odor will seep into porous surfaces and stick to your hair, skin, and clothing.
- It can be lurking in corners when your house or apartment is checked by potential owners or renters.
- And, the odor is made up of lingering molecules that can hurt you and others as secondary smoke.
But, if you smoke heavily and have little concern for the odor, you may be smoking too much too frequently. If smoking cannabis has isolated you because others are offended by the odor, you may have a stoner problem that’s affecting other parts of your life.
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The Most Effective Ways to Hide the Smell of Weed
Saturday August 20, 2016
F or some, the smell of marijuana is gloriously comforting and tinged with the possibility of an exciting adventure, but for others, the smell may be unpleasant or a tell-tale sign of a stoner in the midst – which may or may not be a good thing depending on the company.
Whether it’s a dinner date with the in-laws, a trip to the grocery store, or a shift at work, the need to hide the smell of weed is an issue every consumer has faced before.
The next time you need a toke, but find yourself fearing the dreaded pungent weed cloud, try some of these tips to reduce the smell.
Marijuana in the Air
Catching a whiff of marijuana in the air at a concert can be a great thing (it means there’s a potential new friend nearby), but catching a nose-full while staying at your conservative parents’ home may not have a great outcome. When traditional fixes like candles and air fresheners don’t cut it, consider the following:
Use a doob tube:
A doob tube (aka a “sploof”) is a home-made device designed to make the smell of weed turn into the smell of fresh laundry. Just stuff a toilet paper or paper towel roll with dryer sheets or fabric lightly soaked in Febreze, then simply exhale the weed smoke through it.
Invest in an air purifier:
Air purifiers are an easy way to eliminate smoke as soon as it is produced. This is especially important for those who smoke indoors as the smell of stale smoke can accumulate quickly on carpet, walls and upholstery.
Vaporizer pens offer the ultimate cannabis experience because they deliver cannabinoids directly to the brain within seconds without the carcinogens or lingering scent. You can find affordable vape pens online and in dispensaries for as low as $30-$50, as well as multi-use vape pens for around $200.
Choose a good location:
When possible, opt for a well-ventilated area. This will give the smoke somewhere to escape to instead of lingering in the area and on clothing.
Marijuana on Your Skin, Hair or Clothing
Though a shower and change of clothing is the best option for ridding the body of any stinky smell, it’s not always possible to achieve. In a pinch, you can remove the smell of weed from clothes, hair and skin with lotion, body spray or essential oils. You can also chew gum or brush your teeth directly afterward which will both take the smell of weed off of your breath and help reduce the occurrence of gum disease, an issue especially prominent in pot-smokers. Here are a few other ideas to keep in mind:
Be mindful of your hair:
Keep long hair pulled back when smoking to reduce the surface area on which smoke can attach, then let it down after you’re done to allow more air to reach individual strands.
UV rays neutralize odors so get out in the sun for 30-45 minutes after your next smoke sesh to burn off excess weed residue on the body and clothes.
Cooking with Cannabis
When cooking with cannabis, the kitchen – and every other room of the home – may become filled with the scent of sweet sensimilla. Though you can cut the potent scent down in a similar manner as listed above (candles, air purifiers and what-not), you can take it a step farther by ensuring your cannabis is covered during the cooking process.
If you can turn your whole day into a cook-off, all the better. Pungent foods like onions and garlic can quickly over-power the strong scent of cannabis allowing for a covert cannabis simmer – and some tasty munchie food, too!
When the green is dank, it doesn’t have to be burned to be pungent. If you need to hide the smell of your dank stash, store it in smell-proof prescription bottles, baggies or odor-absorbing stash containers. STASHLOGIX offers a great option for this complete with your choice of sizes, customizable inserts and a combination lock to keep your stash protected.
There are many reasons to hide the smell of weed. No matter what yours is, try these tips to make the effort more successful.
The smell of marijuana is easily recognized, so we've all had to cover it up at some point. Here are the best ways to hide the scent of weed when you're smoking, cooking and storing your cannabis.