With the colder months on the horizon we all are going to be spending even more time indoors. And as much as we could smoke outside, sometimes being bundled all up on the couch on a cool fall night is just what the doctor ordered. What about that lingering odor after smoking? Planning around this extra step of cleanup can be challenging at first, but figuring out how to get that smell out of the room once and for all will make the extra effort well worth it. At GreenLabs, we’ve got all the tips for getting rid of the weed smell in your home!
Preparing Your Room
Let’s talk about taking preventative measures that will help reduce the risk of ending up with a smelly room. Before you break out your pre-roll, blunt, bong, or bowl consider how you can prep your room so that the odor doesn’t hang around too long.
First and foremost, make sure that you are storing your stash in a sealed container so you’re able to control when and how the odors are released. The best containers will not only help you control the smell, but it will also keep your supply fresh for way longer. A good Tubberware, mason jar, and the container you purchased from a medical cannabis dispensary is also a great container. If you have a lot of cannabis containers around your home, we also have tips on way to recycle and upcycle your cannabis packaging here!
Depending on your living situation, you may not want others in your home to smell the weed smell as much. Before you smoke, try closing the door and try laying heavier clothes, sheets, or towels at the base of the door to over the in-between space where the smell could potentially sneak out of the room and into the rest of the apartment or house.
Another tip is to light a candle right before you smoke and harness the natural odor eliminating properties of the plant oils. In addition, if you have a diffuser at home, starting your diffuser with your favorite essential oil before you smoke will also help right before you smoke which will also help the smell during your session.
During Your Session
Not only can you help eliminate the smell of cannabis before your session, but also after your session. If the weather permits, you can open the windows and let the fresh air flow the entire time. Additionally, you can also use a fan or a box fan in the window to create airflow circulation and open the window on the opposite side of the room. If the room you’re in has a door to a bathroom, turn on that overhead fan too! The more air movement you have, the lower the chance of odor molecules settling into fabric and other porous surfaces.
You can add an extra discrete route of smoking in the bathroom by turning on the hot water in the shower for a few moments and let the steam filter through to help get the weed smell out of the room.
For a quick and efficient odor removal, use a fabric (word) on furniture, clothing, and even in the air. Spritz the fast-acting formula throughout the room to kill the smell of weed while the smoke is dissipating and you’re able to notice the difference in minutes.
If the room has an especially strong odor after a session, you may need something a little stronger. The culprit may well be your carpet, which is prone to soak up the smells of smoke. If this happens to you –don’t be discouraged! If you have some baking soda over the odor-infested area after you’re done with your session to get the weed smell out of the room.
Let the baking soda sit for a while to soak up the smell before vacuuming it up. The severity of the smell may vary based on the type of cannabis and how long the carpet was exposed to the scent. In cases of particularly potent odors, the baking soda may need to sit for a few hours to effectively absorb the odor.
There are many reasons why it’s important to pick up good hygiene habits around marijuana. If you’re a regular user, you may not notice when your room smells like weed, but guests can. Once you’ve developed a plan for how to get weed out of your room, you can feel a little more at easy enjoying cannabis in your home.