How To Get Rid Of Weed Smell

Smoking weed is a time to unwind and forget about your worries, but when the session is over and your home or car still smells of weed, the panic starts to set in as you scramble to find ways to cover it.

How to Get Rid of Weed Smell

Whether it is because you are hiding your smoking habits from someone or don’t like the smell of weed in general, this article has all the ways that you can get rid of that troublesome weed smell. 

Getting Rid Of Weed Smell In Your Home

Smoking weed in the safety of your own home is one of the best places to do it because you can completely relax and have peace of mind that you are not breaking any rules (as long as it is legal in your state). 

However, you cannot escape the fact that if you smoke weed in your home regularly, people will be able to smell it as weed has quite a distinctive smell. 

One of the ways that you can get rid of this smell is by burning incense sticks as they are actually stronger than the smell of weed and will be able to mask it.

Incense is cheap, can be found in lots of different stores or online, and comes in a variety of lovely smells with jasmine sage being the most effective for this very job.

They are also able to burn for up to 40 minutes which is long enough to have a nice smoking session at the same time. If you prefer, you can light the incense after you have finished smoking instead. 

Similar to burning incense, using essential oils such as peppermint and lavender added to a diffuser will cover up the weed smell as well as make you feel more relaxed.

Another tip you can try is rolling up a towel or blanket and placing it at the bottom of the door to the room that you are smoking in.

This will prevent the smell from spreading further into the home and will also give you a bit of a hotboxing effect, making you feel the effects of weed at a faster rate. 

As well as soft fabrics such as bed covers, carpets, and curtains, the smell of weed can also penetrate hard surfaces so wiping them down regularly will remove more of the scent.

A cleaning spray that has a strong scent will work best that is also all-natural as it will provide the best results and the lack of harsh chemicals is a bonus. 

It’s simple but very effective and that is opening a window to allow the air to clean carry out the scent, you can even create a wind tunnel effect by opening two windows at a time.

Adding a fan to the equation that is pointing toward the window from the other end of the room will help flush the air from the inside of the room to the outside. 

An air purifier will both neutralize and eliminate the weed smell straight from the air, but it doesn’t stop there, an air purifier is a great investment because it also captures allergens in the air such as pet dander and pollen as well as getting rid of other odors that are floating around your home. 

Getting Weed Smell Out Of Your Car

When smoking weed in your car, the first thing you need to do is make sure that you are in a safe location such as outside your home and you should not drive your car for a few hours after smoking. 

If you don’t mind a temporary solution to getting rid of the weed smell in your car, then you can use something to cover up the scent for about four to six hours.

It may not last very long, but the effect is almost immediate so if you are looking for a quick fix, this might be the best choice for you. 

Masking the smell is temporary and sometimes you can still get the hint of weed so it might be best to eliminate the scent altogether.

One of these tricks involves baking soda as it has properties that absorb and neutralize odors. All you have to do is sprinkle a bit of it on the carpet and seats of the car and wait for about 20 minutes before vacuuming it up, it sounds strange but give it a go and find out!

Making Yourself Stop Smelling Of Weed

Even though your home or car no longer smells of weed, the chances are that you are still smelling of weed. It can linger on your breath, clothes, hair, and hands but there are things you can do to refresh yourself. 

A strong mouthwash such as Listerine will help freshen up your breath, pairing it with some mint gum will be even better.

Body spray is a good option for spraying over yourself after you smoke but make sure that it is strong enough to mask or even neutralize the odor for a few hours at a time.

How to Get Rid of Weed Smell

Washing the clothes that you smoke in regularly and practicing basic personal hygiene such as showering and washing your hair frequently will make you smell much fresher in exchange for the smell of weed.

Washing your hands after you smoke, especially if you were holding a joint will also help as the smell can get under your nails. 

Storing Your Weed To Prevent Smells

Even if it is only a little, having weed stored in your home can release scents that others will be able to pick up on – not great when you are trying to be discreet.

Worrying about this smell and constantly spraying Febreeze and burning incense is not sustainable, but luckily there is a way around this. 

By making edibles, you are able to have weed in your home without worrying about making the whole place smell.

However, it can be a bit of a hassle to bake them and the process itself is quite smelly, so your neighbors might not be too thrilled about it. 

Since edibles are not a sure-fire way of removing the smell of weed from your home, then you can try something else such as getting a box that was specially designed to store weed.

There are lots of different brands that make this kind of box, but they all work similarly, which is insulating the smell within the box to prevent it from leaking out into the home.

Depending on the kind of box you get, they can be very affordable to pretty expensive, so it is up to you on how much you are willing to spend on having this peace of mind. 


Weed is not the most pleasant smell, so luckily there are lots of different ways that you can get rid of it in your home, car, and own body that allows you to smoke without worrying about who might smell it afterward.

There are temporary solutions such as body sprays that will only mask the smell but will do it quickly, or you can follow a more permanent solution and open your window and flush the smell out with a fan. 

Thanks for reading!

David Lumis