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How to Remove Weed Smell:
Methods That Actually Work

When you enjoy cannabis, its distinctive smell can be a drawback. Even as weed gets more accepted and is legal in many places, some folks don't want their homes or clothes smelling like cannabis. This is important if you live with people who don't use cannabis or if you want to keep your use low key. We're going to teach you how to get rid of the smell of weed from your surroundings.

Understanding the Weed Smell

The first thing to understand is why weed has a smell. It's because of stuff in the plant's goo called terpenes. Terpenes don't just give weed its smell. They also help create the different effects that weed can have. Different kinds of weed have different terpenes, which is why they can smell and feel different.

The smell of weed can be stronger or stick around longer based on what kind of weed you're using and how you're using it. Some kinds of weed have more smelly terpenes than others. And if you smoke weed, it can make a stronger smell than if you use a vaporizer or eat edibles.

Ways to Keep Weed Smell Down

The best way to not have to deal with the smell of weed is to keep it from getting strong in the first place. You can do this by picking kinds of weed that don't smell as strong. 

Or you can use a vaporizer instead of smoking. If you do smoke, doing it outside or somewhere with a lot of fresh air can keep the smell from building up inside.

How to Get Rid of Weed Smell at Home

There are a lot of ways to get the smell of weed out of your home. Air purifiers can suck up smoke from the air. You can use stuff that gets rid of odors instead of just covering them up. You can even make your own air freshener. 

Mix essential oils with ethyl alcohol (you can also use vodka). This can cover up the weed smell and make your home smell nice.

Natural solutions can also be good. Opening windows can let fresh air in and push the weed smell out. Baking soda or activated charcoal can suck up smells in a room. 

Our favorite tip is to leave a plate or jar of mouthwash out. The smell of mouthwash is strong and nice and can beat the smell of weed. Double up with a plate of vinegar, it might stink at first but it will eat up any smell left around.

Bottle of Listerine mouthwash to combat weed smells
A must-have for smokers. Removes weed breath as well as odor from a room if you put it in a bowl.
Amber colored small spray bottle in glass
Mix essential oils with alcohol to create a cheap air freshener that is more effective and healthier than store-bought.
Scented candles, incense, and essential oils can also cover up the smell of weed.

But here's an extra tip:
Use these before you smoke. You might not think to do this, but it can help. If someone in another room can smell your weed, it's because the air from your room is getting into theirs. If you start with air freshener or incense, that's the smell that gets there first. This makes it harder for them to pick up on the weed smell that comes after.

In essence, you need to choose the right combination of the above methods, depending on your living situation and smoking area.

How to Get Rid of Weed Smell on Your Clothes

Washing your clothes gets rid of the weed smell. But sometimes you need a quick fix. For this, keep a small spray bottle handy. Fill it with a mix of vinegar and water, or water with a bit of fabric softener. 

Spray your clothes with this after you smoke. It can really cut down on the weed smell. But before you do this the first time, test it on a small part of your clothes. You want to make sure it won't stain or ruin the material.

How to Get Rid of Weed Smell in Your Car

A car is a small space, so the smell of weed can really stick around. The first thing you should do is air it out. Car air fresheners can also help. But if the smell is really stuck in there, you might need to clean the seats and carpet. You can also get a pro to clean your car.

Products to Get Rid of Weed Smell

There are a lot of products made just to get rid of the smell of weed. Some are air fresheners, some get rid of odors, and some are sprays that break up smoke in the air. Here are some products we think are good:

Ozium Odor Eliminator

If you prefer to buy your air freshener. This is the ONLY brand you need. It is even used by car detailers to remove cigarette smoke odor. So cannabis smoke which is weaker is a cakewalk. Keep one in every room and your car with the 5-pack.

Cannabolish Candle

While a candle can only do so much, this one does it better. It is not enough to use on its own but it definitely reduces the cannabis odors and replaces them with a nice and fresh scent. If you like candles in general, this is a must have.

HEPA & Carbon Filter Air Purifier

An air purifier is a must have for anyone smoking indoors regularly. It keeps your air much fresher in general, and if you get it with a charcoal filter it will help greatly reduce any odors. This one has a retro design as well as an oil diffuser.

Pet Odor Eliminator

If something can effectively remove the smell of cats, dogs, pets as well as their poopies, it can definitely remove weed smell. Angry Orange is a popular brand with a signature orange scent, refined from essential oils into their own recipe.

DIY Solutions for Removing Odors

Set of Essential Oils

Small Glass Spray Bottles

Household Vinegar

Listerine Mouthwash


It's possible to enjoy weed and still keep your home smelling fresh. This guide gives you ways to keep the smell of weed from getting too strong. It also gives you ways to get rid of the smell if it does build up. The key is to be thoughtful about when and where you smoke. You should also be proactive about keeping the air in your space fresh. We hope these tips help you enjoy your cannabis even more.

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