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Here’s How to Get Rid of Weed Smell (In your House, Car, On Your Clothes, and More)

Whether you use cannabis for medicinal or recreational purposes, the fact that you do is truly your business. Unfortunately, even with all the benefits of loosened legal restrictions, cannabis use can still come with a negative stigma in the eyes of some. Therefore, if you are an occasional or everyday cannabis user, it is only natural to want to keep it to yourself. 

The big problem here is cannabis is one of the most aromatic plants you can find, even before it is ignited. The cannabis plant is associated with around 400 terpenes, and these aromatic compounds are incredibly intense. So, how do you get rid of weed smell?

How to Get Rid of the Smell of Weed in Different Scenarios

Cured weed is going to emit aromatics whether it's tucked into a cannabis humidor or plastic bag. And, once the plant matter is ignited, the smoke becomes even more intense, saturating everything in the room.

How to Stop Your Neighbors from Smelling Your Weed Stash

 Woman spraying to cover smell

If you live in an apartment building or have neighbors in close proximity, you can pretty much guarantee they will smell wafting weed odors. Whatever cannabis you have on hand, make sure it is properly stored in airtight storage or a stash jar to keep the odors concealed. If you smoke indoors, consider:

  • Using an air purifier
  • Burning odor-eliminating candles or incense to mask the smell
  • Keeping HVAC return vents covered to keep odors contained indoors
  • Using a "sploof" to capture exhaled smoke and conceal the odors

How to Remove Weed Smell from Your Car

The interior of a vehicle is basically an encapsulated space full of absorbent fibers. Therefore, getting rid of the smell of weed in your car can be difficult, but not necessarily impossible. The best plan is to avoid using weed in your vehicle or storing weed in your vehicle, but if the damage is done, a few tips to try include:

  • Invest in odor-absorbing canned gels and leave them in the car for a few days
  • Clean all the interior surfaces as thoroughly as possible, including the vent openings and under the seats
  • Allow the car to ventilate with windows open
  • Try an odor-eliminating fabric refresher on cloth surfaces

If you're wondering how to remove the smell of cannabis from a hotel room or another small area, a lot of the same steps may help as well. Remember, ventilate as much as possible, clean all hard surfaces, and use odor-eliminating products on fabrics.

How to Eliminate Weed Odor on Your Clothes

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Once weed smoke has slipped into the fibers of your clothing, it can be difficult to get rid of the smell. Your best bet is to change clothes and get them into the washer as quickly as possible. Typically washing your clothes with standard laundry detergent will do the job, but if you’re a grower or trimmer or if you’ve just been hanging out in a hot box for hours, you might need something a bit stronger. Washing the clothes with distilled white vinegar can help neutralize some odors in the wash. However, if that's not an option, look for a fabric-refreshing spray or body spray that is formulated to eliminate odors. You can also spend some time out in the open air and sunlight to encourage the smell to evaporate.

Controlling Weed Smell in Storage

When you smoke weed, you can't do a lot to control where the smoke drifts to or where it clings. However, when you are simply storing it, you can do a lot to keep odors contained.

Do Mason jars hide the smell of weed?

Glass jars

A well-sealed glass jar can hide the smell of weed. However, you're better off with a jar specifically designed for the purpose, such as an Evergreen stash jar, which has built-in UV protection and a tight seal to keep odor leaks at bay and your weed fresh.

How to stop weed smelling in a bag?

Weed really shouldn't be kept in a plastic bag for more than a day or two to protect its quality. However, if you have no choice but to stick with a plastic bag, always opt for a bag with a freshness seal or a bag designed for the freezer. These bags seal off airtight to keep odors in the bag.

Keep Odors in Check and Your Stash Fresh with the Best Smell Proof Jars for Weed

When it comes to keeping your stored weed inconspicuous and fresh, you can count on Evergreen to keep you covered. Take a look at our full collection of weed storage productsincluding stash jars, humidification pods, and the Evergreen Storage Solution.


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