There’s a lot to love about cannabis. While many find the smell of cannabis comforting and tinged with adventure, there are some who find the smell rather bothersome. Smell is a subjective thing, and though we don’t think cannabis smells bad per se, its fragrance has a tendency of sticking around.
If you or anything around you has been marked by the smell of weed this could trigger some pretty serious consequences, depending on where you live. So, just how can you cover the smell of cannabis so that it isn’t easily recognizable? If you find yourself feeling concerned or nervous during or after a session, here are several tips to help you enjoy your cannabis discreetly and fearlessly.
5 Tips to Cover The Smell of Cannabis
Properly Store Your Bud
As canna-enthusiasts, we know that cannabis doesn’t necessarily need to be sparked up and smoked to give off a potent smell. We recommend that you store your green in an airtight container that won’t allow its smell to stick to your belongings, nor compromise its quality. Using smell-proof or odor-absorbing containers are ideal, but to preserve your green’s prized cannabinoids, store in a tint mason jar. Keep your jar out of direct sunlight and in a place with low-humidity to protect it from the development of mold — which also prevents the smell from escaping.
Mask The Air Particles
Dousing the air with different sprays such as room sprays are great for some situations, but only work temporarily to prevent any unwanted smells. When it comes to cannabis, whatever scent they claim to imitate mixes with the smell of weed creating a funky weed blend.
Aside from these, an air purifier might prove effective as they have the ability to quickly eliminate the scent of weed (and other allergens in the air) that tend to seep into the carpets, walls, and furniture. They might be costly, but are a worthwhile investment for the consistent toker. Before your session, just plug up and power on this little life-saver and get ready for take off.
Alternatively, if you’re looking for a more natural option (other than outside) you could opt for diffusible essential oils, candles, incense, or potpourri. You can also try the old “wet-towel-under-the-door” trick or use a door draft stopper. These methods may not completely repel the smell of cannabis, but should at the very least be able to keep the smell in.
One of our favorite, and only product we’ve found to truly work to cover the smell of cannabis is the Veil OG Spray. This innovative and eco-friendly product is the ultimate post-smoke session odor eliminator. This spray in particular is made to actually eliminate the scent of cannabis after a smoking session.
Cook Something Fragrant
You may find this tip rather odd or unique but this smell prevention method could help you cover the smell of cannabis in a pinch. You don’t need to be a master chef or anything. All you need is a recipe full of aromatic herbs and spices to make the smell of cannabis. Try adding spices with protein, some veggies, or grains in a pan and give it a nice saute or in a big pot for stew and allow the smell to ruminate throughout your house. Although this is temporary, you get one flavorful, delicious meal out of the deal — certainly, a win, win in our book!
Have Good Ventilation
Smell is typically most noticeable in stagnant conditions so having proper ventilation in place is a must. This is especially true when smoking indoors with little to no windows. Making sure you have an adequate amount of fresh air flowing through your home is one of the best ways to rid the scent of weed. Using an air filtration device such as an HVAC system (heating cooling and ventilation) is one way to do it.
If you don’t own one of those and aren’t looking to purchase one anytime soon, you can minimize the aroma of cannabis by opening a few windows or utilizing a fan. Here’s a little hack: fix your box fan into your window, facing outside the sill and set it on high. This will not only invite more fresh air in from the outdoors, but gives the opportunity to create an abundance of some natural airflow.
Try “Smoke-Free” Methods
The smell produced by the smoke from burning cannabis with a lighter often enhances the pungent smell. Joints, blunts, pioes, and bongs are all likely to leave a familiar, unpleasant scent.
There are plenty of ways to consume cannabis without producing uncontrollable smoke-smell. We recommend looking into trying vaporizers as a convenient “smoke-free method.”
Keep A Clean Environment
This may seem like common knowledge but frequently cleaning rugs, bed sheets even clothes can really help cover the smell of cannabis overtime. Stagnant smells linger and can sometimes live in a room for longer than expected. This goes for the scents on jackets as well, just because you brought your smoking outside doesn’t mean the scent is entirely removed from you.
Keeping The Smell of Cannabis On The DL
Now that you know the top 5 tips to cover the smell of cannabis, you’re on your way to becoming a scent masking pro! While most of the tips on this list are great to incorporate long term, we know that you’ll want something to work in a pinch. Our quick and effective go-to method: windows open, sprintz of Veil and keeping our linens clean.