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Guides | 02.17.2023

10 Ways To Get Rid Of The Smell Of Weed Fast

These helpful tips will have your space smelling back to normal, maybe even better, in no time.

So you need to un-dank your space. You’ve come to the right place. After years of consuming cannabis, whether legal or not, we’ve found a few reliable and fast ways to cover up the weed smell. 

If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve consumed cannabis somewhere you shouldn’t, whether in your parent’s house, your rental apartment, or a hotel room. Don’t fret; you still have time to cover up the weed smell. 

See below for 10 easy tips on how to cover up weed smell fast. Use each tip one at a time or all at once. It’s up to you. Good luck. We’re rooting for you.

Open The Windows

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This should be a no-brainer. If you’ve smoked weed indoors and need to get rid of the smell, ventilate the room by cracking a window. The more air enters the space, the faster the weed aromas will disperse and eventually disappear.

Light A Candle

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Whether scented or unscented, candles will help mask and eliminate weed smell. They naturally absorb the smells of their environment and replace them with a warmer, smokier aroma. Scented candles will be more beneficial in masking the aroma faster.

Use A Diffuser With Essential Oils

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If you have access to an essential oil diffuser, turn it on ASAP. Be sure to drop a generous amount of oil in the diffuser to further mask the weed smell. Bonus points if you use an essential oil that naturally smells like a plant, like eucalyptus, tea tree oil, or rosemary.

Light Matches

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Matches won’t eliminate the weed smell, but it does a pretty good job of masking it. Take 2-3 matches and light them at once. Let them burn for a few seconds, then blow them out. Spread excess smoke coming from the matches around the room.

Use An Air Freshener


Some air fresheners are marketed to eliminate the odor instead of masking it. Whether that’s true or not, they’ll help you cover weed smell when in a pinch.

Brew A Cup Of Coffee

Coffee is one of the most inviting aromas humans can smell, especially those that love drinking it. Consider brewing a cup of strong coffee, even if you’re not drinking it. Let the hot coffee sit in the area that danks the most. You could also place ground coffee beans on a dish for extra aroma.

Simmer Aromatic Foods & Spices

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I highly recommend this tip if you have access to a kitchen and the needed ingredients. It leaves your space smelling cozy and better than it did before. Get a pot and fill it halfway with water. From there, grab any of the following ingredients (or all):

  • Citrus peels (orange, lemon, grapefruit, etc.).
  • Cinnamon
  • Rosemary
  • Thyme
  • Cloves
  • Ginger
  • Chai tea bags

Add them to your pot of water and leave it simmering on low for however long you want. The longer they simmer, the more aromatic they’ll be.

Burn Incense

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If you’re friends with a spiritual aficionado who loves burning incense, grab a stick and light it up. Incense emits different aromas into the air. It won’t eliminate the weed smell, but it will mask it. Light the incense stick and walk around the room to disperse it. This also works with sage.

Turn On A Fan

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Ceiling fans or plug-in fans will work just fine. Even handheld fans will help in this situation. Weed smell is a heavy aroma that lingers if you’re not proactive. Using a fan will help disperse the aroma to ventilate the room and get it smelling back to normal.

When All Else Fails, Whip Out The Body Spray

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Perhaps the most obvious sign that someone just smoked weed in the house is smelling an excess of body spray in the air with an underlying hint of marijuana.

We left this tip for last because it should be the last option. It will mask some of the weed smell, but it also may give you a headache if sprayed in large amounts.

Avoid Unwanted Weed Smell With A Sploof

In the moment, smoking weed indoors seems fun. And it is! But what’s not so fun is being high and paranoid that someone will sniff it out. 

If you’re still itching to smoke indoors but want to avoid this unwanted scenario, consider using a sploof. You can buy them online or from a dispensary, but you probably have everything to make an effective one at home. Check out our guide on how to make a sploof in 3 different ways.

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