Marijuana is slowly becoming legal across the globe. But that doesn’t mean that it’s fully accepted everywhere yet. Are you someone who lives where it isn’t fully legal or accepted yet? Then you will need to figure out how to get rid of smell weed leaves behind.

Classic Ways to Get Rid of the Smell of Weed

Since the popularity of cannabis has been growing substantially over the last few decades, people have come up with a variety of interesting techniques for dealing with the smell. The following are a few of the most popular methods:

Incense or Candles

There is the traditional method of masking odors using incense, which was popularized by hippies in the 1970s. This isn’t just a wonderful technique to get rid of the pot smell; the incense smoke may also serve as a visual cover for any remaining cannabis smoke. The double effect is likely why this method is still a popular way to get rid of weed smell. Plus new companies that focus on odor eliminating candles are providing new scents that don’t smell like your local head shop… not that there’s anything wrong with that!

Using incense and candles to cover up the smell of weed.

Bathroom Fan

If you’re really hard up for a means to get rid of that weed smoke, there’s always the bathroom option. This is only if you have no other options available. This is quite risky, so use this method at your own discretion. Simply grab some matches, flip the switch of your bathroom fan, and the sulfur mixed with the aroma of burning wood will cover the smell while the fan will take care of the rest. But, if the bathroom you’re using is a shared space, good luck.

Air Freshener

You can also go with the new-age method of using an air freshener such as Febreeze to help eliminate odors and provide you with a fresh aroma when push comes to shove. Do you really want to be adding aerosol or chemicals to the equation though? Nah.

Air freshener for getting rid of the smell of weed.

DYI Method – Sploof

Although these methods work, your best option if you’re going the DIY route is to make yourself a sploof.

A sploof is a device that can help by eliminating the marijuana smell as soon as you exhale. There are a few different approaches to building a DIY odor eliminator. Some folks will go all out and use liter soda bottles with dryer sheets filled inside and a few poked holes in the bottom. These oversized sploofs are fun, but also a bit over-the-top. Especially with all the time and effort you must put in to creating and maintaining one of these behemoths. And you can forget trying to carry one of these things around without garnering unwanted attention.

So, for most people the classic, yet simple sploof design will suffice. This comprises a toilet paper roll, a few dryer sheets, and a rubber band. Fill the roll with dryer sheets, then take a few more and place them flat on one end of the roll. Use the rubber band to fasten the dryer sheets to the roll’s end. Simply blow the smoke through the tube and you won’t be able to smell anything but the aroma of laundry day. You will want to change the dryer sheets every so often once they turn a brownish color. This way, no one will ever know, and your rips will always be laundry fresh.

A sploof made from a toilet paper roll and dryer sheets to get rid of weed smell.

Let’s Make the Process as Easy as Possible

Maybe you’re someone who prefers to spend some cash and get a tried and tested product that can give you genuine peace of mind. In that case, we have some terrific options for you to choose from.

Odor Exterminator Candles

First off, we have the Smoke Odor Exterminator Candles. These candles, unlike conventional scented candles, contain specific enzymes that breakdown and eradicate any stench in the air. The best aspect about Odor Exterminator Candles is that they can burn for up to 70 hours, guaranteeing that your home smells great for days, if not weeks on end. Best of all, we carry over twenty distinct scents for you to choose from, so you will undoubtedly be able to find one to your liking.

Smoke Buddy Odor Eliminator

The candles aren’t the be-all and end-all when it comes to removing cannabis odor. You might want a more reliable technique to eliminate the cannabis odor, especially if you’re a heavy smoker. It also never hurts to have a back-up plan in case something goes wrong. However, for those that smoke on a regular basis, we have a solution that is right up your alley.

The Smoke Buddy personal odor eliminator is a one-of-a-kind device that helps nonsmokers and the environment by reducing smoke, odors, and contaminants. What they have done is they’ve coupled the activated carbon core with Ceramic Bead technology to help in the removal of smoke while filtering out impurities. When you’re not using the Smoke Buddy, you can use the provided travel cap to keep odors at bay. Because you’ve eliminated the impact on your immediate area, your neighbors, and the environment, you’re free to smoke when and where you choose, not when and where you can.


We have one last method for those looking to reduce the stench of marijuana. This method won’t completely eliminate the cannabis smell, but it will diminish it significantly. A vaporizer is a bit more of an investment than the other methods we’ve gone over, but it’s also a much more permanent solution. There are countless vape pens and vaporizer products available online, with prices to suit a wide range of budgets. Vaporizers allow you to smoke whenever and wherever you want without having to use air fresheners, turn on all of your house’s fans, or use that dirty old sploof of yours.

An Arizer Air II vaporizer and dry herb.

Conclusion on How to Get Rid of Weed Smell

We’ve gone over multiple methods to help in the disguising of marijuana smell. Some DIY methods as well as some devices that require a purchase. If you’re someone who has to mask that pesky weed odor, what is your preferred method? Are you someone who goes the classic sploof route, or do you use an odor eliminating device? Let us know in the comments below.

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