How to Hide the Smell of Marijuana

by Johnny Hash 3 years ago in list / how to / industry

If you want to smoke without upsetting the neighbors, learn how to hide the smell of marijuana.

How to Hide the Smell of Marijuana

The smell of marijuana smoke is unmistakeable. Your first encounter with it may have been at your first concert or a party. If you’re a regular smoker, there’s probably been a time where you could smell weed smoke but couldn’t see the source. Which just goes to show the extent to which marijuana smoke can travel. There are still several anti-weed states in America and the stigma of marijuana is still strong. Furthermore, even in states with legalized marijuana, there are those who oppose the use of marijuana. As a result, neighbors and roommates may not approve of your smelly habit.

Fortunately, there are several ways to smoke your pot without getting caught. There are devices and smoking methods that will minimize the smell of marijuana smoke.

For 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.

Whether it’s a dinner date with the in-laws, a trip to the grocery store, or a shift at work, the need to know how to hide the smell of marijuana 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.

Use a Doob Tube

A doob tube, aka a “sploof,” is a homemade device designed to mask the smell of marijuana. When taking a hit, exhale the smoke into a sploof to prevent a smell from developing. These can be made with common household items.

To make a basic sploof, wrap a dryer sheet over one end of a toilet paper roll, securing it with a rubber band. Stuff the tube halfway with toilet paper. With repeated use, the dryer sheet will turn brown with residue, so it’s handy to store a couple extra dryer sheets with your stash. Another way to make a sploof is to place 10 to 15 dryer sheets inside your paper towel roll. Put some marijuana inside a sock and stuff this inside the roll. Use the tube as a pipe to smoke. The smell will be muffled by the sock and the dryer sheets, lessening the odor of marijuana.

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 carpets, walls, and upholstery.

The Dyson Pure Cool Link Air Purifier automatically removes 99.97 percent of allergens and pollutants as small as 0.3 microns from your home. It also has intelligent purification, which automatically monitors, reacts and purifies—then reports to your Dyson link app.


A vaporizer is a small, portable device that vaporizes the active ingredients of marijuana. It allows you to inhale the plant without having to light anything, reducing the amount of odor caused by smoking. Investing in a quality vaporizer can greatly minimize odor when smoking. You can purchase a vaporizer online. If you live in a state where marijuana is legal for recreational or medicinal purposes, you may be able to purchase a vaporizer at a marijuana dispensary.

You can use a vaporizer anywhere in your home and the smell of marijuana will be very much diluted. Air fresheners, odor removers, and other smell-removing techniques may be unnecessary when using vaporizers. One downside is that vaporizers often need to charge before use, so make sure to plug in your vaporizer for a bit before you want to smoke. Want the best? Buy a Pax.


A one-hitter is another portable device you use to smoke marijuana. A one-hitter is a mechanical, reusable device designed to look something like a cigarette. You fill the device with a small amount of marijuana and then smoke it like a cigarette. One-hitters, like vaporizers, produce less smell than other methods of smoking.

As with a vaporizer, you can purchase a one-hitter online. If you live in a state where marijuana is legal for recreational medicinal purposes, you may be able to buy a one-hitter at a a marijuana dispensary.

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.

Get Outside

UV rays neutralize odors so get out in the sun for 30 to 45 minutes after your next smoke seth to burn off excess weed residue on the body and clothes.

Cooking with Cannabis

When cooking with marijuana, the kitchen—and every other room of the home—may become filled with the scent of sweet sensimilla. Though you can cut the potent smell down in a similar manner as listed above (candles, air purifiers and what-not), you can take it a step further by ensuring your marijuana 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 overpower the strong scent of cannabis, allowing for a covert marijuana simmer, and some tasty munchie food, too!


Marijuana can be cooked into butter and then made into a variety of baked goods. If you live in a state where marijuana is legal for medicinal or recreational purposes, you can buy a wide variety of edibles at a local dispensary. Edibles virtually eliminate odor, as no smell is produced via smoking or storage. If you want to eliminate odor, consider purchasing edibles over smoking.

Smell-Proof Storage

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. STBSHLOGIX 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.

Eliminate Weed Smoke Odor

We don’t recommend relying on Febreeze. To eliminate the odors created during your smoke session, utilize smoke odor eliminating candles. Most sprays aren’t robust enough to eliminate marijuana odors. People use them to mask the smell of smoke but anyone who has smelled pot will know what you’re up to.

This is why you’re better off using a smoke odor eliminating candle like Malin + Goetz Cannabis Votive Candle. They’re less intense smelling than sprays like Ozium which may disturb neighbors or roommates. Additionally, they have been found to be effective in eliminating the smell of marijuana. Light a smoke odor exterminating candle before you start your smoke session. The longer the candle is active, the quicker it will eliminate smells. After the session, leave the candle lit for about 30 minutes to ensure the smell of cannabis has completely left. To further decrease the smell, you can utilize a sploof.

Utilizing Pipes

When using a bowl or bong, only pack enough weed for one hit. The goal is to smoke all the weed you packed without leaving a cherry. If there is no cherry, there will be no smoke leaving the bowl. Then, you can exhale all the smoke into a sploof. If you use this method throughout your smoke session, it shouldn’t be hard to get rid of or contain the smell.

Steer Clear of Papers and Cigar Wraps

Unless you intend on having your head and joint completely outside of a window during your entire smoke session, we don’t recommend rolling up. If you want to be stealthy, it’s best to use a bowl, bong, or one hitter.

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Johnny Hash

Born in Kingsland, Arkansas. Spent way too much time watching TV. Daily toker. Still in Kingsland, Arkansas.

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