How to remove the smell after smoking weed

How to remove the smell after smoking weed

Erase the cannabis aromas from your room by following these tips and tricks. Check out the best methods to eliminate ganja fumes, fast!

For all you old-school smokers who haven't caught on to the vaping craze, continue reading. Weed smoke smells great. However, if you wish to smoke your weed in a stealthy manner, it’s imperative to cover the scent. It’s hard to sense the presence of marijuana aromas occupying the room when one’s baked and is accustomed to the smell.

There are plenty of reasons why concealing the weed aroma can be the right move. Here, we provide a guide on how to do it like a boss. All of the following scenarios are based on indoor smoking sessions.


This is a no-brainer. Smoking weed under a solid ventilation system will help to remove the weed smoke. The classic method is smoking under a kitchen vent and turning it up to the most powerful setting. Think of the kitchen vent as the mouth of the house, smoking your exhaled weed and spewing it out into the open air or neutralizing it with a filter.

One could, of course, use the ancient ventilation system of simply opening the window and exhaling the smoke outside. This may not be desired in block apartments, however, where the smoke travels into neighbors' homes. But it’s definitely worth considering.



Incense are a great way to cover the weed smell. Nag champa is a legendary variety that is used for meditative practices and to cover awkward aromas in the house. There are plenty of different incense sticks to choose between; they come in almost every fragrance imaginable.

One thing to consider is that randomly lighting incense can be quite suspicious, especially when they're rarely lit in that environment. The best way to approach this is to systematically light incense over a period of time. This will lower suspicions and cover the weed smell.


Air fresheners are advertised to cover unwanted toilet smells and to make taxis feel like limousines. However, they can also be used to cover the smell of weed. Just purchase whichever air freshener you like and spray it around the room once the smoke session is complete.

The previous warning also applies here; if you randomly spray air fresheners in your room, that’s considered suspicious behavior. You could find a novelty weed-scented air freshener and simply blame the smell on that, making you, by definition, a smooth operator.



Incinerate food! The previous methods are better than nothing, but they don’t completely remove the weed scents, which can be detected by a trained nose. To truly remove any weed aromas from the smoke spot, one should burn popcorn or cheese.

These two products are very often burnt, so the suspicion of burning hummus in a pot goes away. Burnt popcorn and cheese stay in the house for a while and smell strong, so make sure to use this as a last resort. Also consider that if you go overboard, it might trigger the fire alarm.


This method is much classier than burning one’s food. Simply place some coffee beans in a small bowl and place a tea candle in the middle. The heat from the candle will release coffee aromas, which work great to cover smells.

Coffee is often used to cover intense scents. In some perfume or soap stores, sales associates offer customers a small cup with coffee beans to make exploring the store bearable.



Vinegar has a very intense smell, which can help cover one’s weed smoking endeavors. This technique is often used to offset any undesired smells present in the house. Simply pour a cup of white vinegar into your saucepan, and let it simmer until the desired effect is reached. This method is great because after a while, the vinegar smell will disappear together with your weed odor.


Hopefully, these tips and tricks will help remove any cannabis aromas lingering in the room. Something to consider is that weed smoke can penetrate walls and will stay there if significant amounts have been toked. Therefore, it’s best to smoke outdoors, or at least open the window if possible.

Another thing to understand is that weed smoke sticks to your clothes and hair, which can be eliminated only by washing. If you’re using a vaporizer, it minimizes the smell of weed, and is healthier for you to boot.