[How To:] Cover up the smell of marijuana on you and your clothes...

Discussion in 'Places and People' started by Wicked, Dec 13, 2008.

  1. Wicked

    Wicked Sr. Member

    Originally, this thread was intended to offer suggestions on eliminating or covering marijuana odors on your clothing, but it was suggested that this include eliminating or convering marijuana odor in general as well.

    Just as before, if you have any suggestions that you would like to see added to this first post, feel free to post them and I'll edit this post with your suggestion and credit you for it. I'd like to keep all of the suggestions in one post, so everyone doesn't have to search the entire thread for them.

    If you see a suggestion credited someone else on this post that you like or plan to use, please thank them instead of me, since the suggestion was originally posted by them.

    Indoor Smoking

    We all know it's more comfortable to smoke in the privacy of your own house, bedroom, or sheltered from the elements. So, this will help you keep your marijuana use concealed even indoors.
    • Tube / Spoof / Etc. - One of the most common ways to hide the odor of marijuana smoke indoors is by using a tube, also known as a spoof. It is simply a toilet paper roll with dryer sheets stuffed in it that you use to blow the smoke through, masking it with the smell of the dryer sheet. To make one, start by stuffing 5-6 dryer sheets (more if dryer sheets are thin) inside of a toilet paper roll, or any cardboard tube. To create a "filter", to increase the life of your tube, wrap two dryer sheets around the end of the tube you plan on blowing the smoke through. This will collect majority of the residue, thus extending the life of the dryer sheets stuffed inside of the tube. Generally, after a week or so of daily use, it is recommended that you replace the dryer sheets. Be sure to only use this method for bowls, because it is pointless to use with a blunt or joint, since the smoke still gets into the air from the still burning marijuana. If your bowl remains burning in between hits, cover it to extinguish the embers and prevent smoke from eminating from the bowl.
    • Febreeze - Febreeze or any other odor eliminating spray will eliminate nearly all marijuana odor if you are smoking in a confined space (bathroom, basement, etc.). However, if used in large rooms, it loses effect since it requires more Febreeze to mask it. If you are smoking in your bedroom, blow smoke out of a window or through a tube.
    • Exhaust vents - If you are smoking indoors, you could use a exhaust vent along with Febreeze to eliminate the smell of marijuana smoke. Most houses have exhaust vents in kitchens and bathrooms, both of which are common rooms, so only use this if you have the house to yourself and you have at least thirty minutes for any leftover smell to exit the area.
    • Vaporizer - Vaporizing your marijuana reduces the amount of odor because of two reasons, one, the marijuana does not actually combust, and two, it gives off a different odor than the one most commonly associated with marijuana smoke, and this odor is much easier to cover up with Febreeze or other odor eliminating sprays.
    Outdoor Smoking

    Sometimes you don't have much of a choice, and you have to go outdoors to smoke. This will help you conceal your marijuana use while you're outdoors.
    • Cigarette Breaks - If you are a cigarette smoker, it is much easier to conceal any immediate odor associated with marijuana smoke. Smoking marijuana outdoors is significantly easier to cover up than indoors, so more often than not, it is the immediate odor from exhaling the smoke that you will have to worry about. You can mask this by simply exhaling cigarette smoke to break up the cloud of marijuana smoke you exhaled.
    • Bowls ONLY - If you smoke outdoors and are concerned with getting caught, it is not recommended to use blunts or joints, because they create a constant flow or marijuana smoke, which equals marijuana odor. Take a bowl instead, that way the bowl only burns when you want it to. It'll save marijuana, and it'll reduce the total amount of s(smoke you create. Flavored blunts are worse than joints, because they also create the odor of the flavoring used of the leaf wrapping the blunt.
    • Laundry day - If you have access to your basement, or can easily access the outside vent to your clothes dryer, smoke there while it was running. The exhaust will smell like a combination of dryer sheets and detergent, which will mask the smell of marijuana. Be sure to use caution and not use this method habitually, or it will begin to look suspicious. If at all possible, exhale your marijuana smoke into the air coming from the exhaust vent, this will increase the success of this method.
    • Walk - If you are a cigarette smoker, you can take walks while you smoke. This method is successful if your route doesn't include highly populated areas, for obvious reasons.

    During Storage

    Now, we all know that if you don't properly store your marijuana or your smoking equipment, you will be able to smell it from a mile away. This section will help you properly store your marijuana and your equipment, so people don't catch on...
    • Dryer Sheets - All you have to do for this one is stuff a few dryer sheets in your stash box, it's simple, and it works. Just remember, dryer sheets lose their scent after a week or two.
    • Odor absorbing discs - You can find these at most stores that carry a wide selection of baby care products. They are little yellow discs that resemble small urinal cakes that absorb all odors within the container it's placed in. They are often marketed as "diaper basket odor eliminators".
    • Plug-In's - Any type of plugin that uses a cotton cord to deliver an oil frangrance to a heating element will work as a deodorizer in a stash box, simply remove the plastic caps from the Plug-In as you would normally use it, and place it in your stash box in a secure location to where it won't tip and spill oil all over your stuff.
    • Glad-Ware - This brand in particular offers a wide selection of sizes and shapes, suitable for most stoners. You can use these containers to store your equipment and marijuana together or seperate to eliminate most of the odor eminating from both the plant or the residue. You may still be able to smell a hint of the odors if you open your stash box up, but as long as your stash box is well-hidden, you won't have anything to worry about. An added plus is that these types of containers also keeps your marijuana fresh, and prevents partially used marijuana from going stale.
    Your Clothes

    If you're hanging out with your friends having a session, odds are you'll walk away smelling like pot, so this section will help you cover up the odor so no one else has to know what you were up to.
    • Smoke outdoors - If you smoke outdoors, as opposed to a confined space, the marijuana smoke is less likely to stick to your clothing, since there is most likely some degree of air flow. Even if wind is at a minimum, fresh air will help clear the smell out (just like line-drying clothes and the "fresh air" scent associated with that).
    • Deodorant sprays, cologne/perfume, body splashs - DO NOT drown yourself in any sprays, because it makes it look obvious. Lightly spray yourself with a deodorant spray, cologne/perfume, or body splash to mask the scent of the marijuana. It will not erase the smell, but it will be more prominent than the marijuana smoke. You will be more likely to hear that you smell good, rather than you smell like a skunk.
    • Blow your smoke up - Quite possibly the easiest, and most often forgotten method of avoiding the smell of marijuana on your clothes. The smoke can't get on your clothes if your smoke goes straight up in the air. This works best outdoors, but can also decrease the strength of the scent on your clothes if you're smoking indoors.
    • Wash your own clothes - If you still live at home, your laundry basket will more than likely smell like pot if you smoke on a regular basis and take no measure to avoid getting the smell on your clothing. So, that means if your mother/father/sister/uncle/dog is washing your clothes, they'll smell it, and that means you're busted.
    • Don't carry joint/blunt roaches/halves - Obviously, roaches and halves smell way stronger than unburnt marijuana, so carrying a roach in your pocket will give off a very strong odor. If you have to carry a roach/half on you, contain it in an empty cigarette pack, if you don't smoke or know someone that smokes, wrap it in some type of material that provides some type of barrier between you and your clothes, and the roach/half and someone else's nose (i.e., a rolled up M&M's bag)
    Your Breath

    If you haven't noticed, after you smoke, your breath smells like bong water. So, you're going to have to cover it up, and this section will help you do just that...
    • Gum - You don't always have access to a sink, a toothbrush, and toothpaste, so when you don't, a strong flavored gum such as Dentyne Ice will work well enough to mask the smell. Don't start chewing the gum as you walk in the door, as the smell of the gum will be at it's strongest, which will make it look suspicious. 5-10 minutes before you plan on going around people that you don't want to know about your toking ways is just enough time to mellow the smell of the gum out and mask the odor.
    • Cigarettes - If you're a smoker, a cigarette is an easy way to mask the smell on your breath. If you're not a smoker, then don't start just to mask the smell of marijuana. It's a horrible habit, and it's hard to quit.
    • Eat/drink - Most drinks (except water, for obvious reasons) and foods can cover up the smell of marijuana.

    Your Hands/Skin

    After you roll one up, your hands are covered in residue. That smell can remain on you even after several hours, so you might want to get it off or you, so this section will help you with that.
    • Germ X/Hand sanitizers - Germ X and other waterless hand sanitizers are often availiable in travel/pocket size forms that are great to keep in your car, your pocket, or your pocketbook. Most brands don't carry strong scents, but because of the sanitizing chemicals in them, they can erase the smell of marijuana on your skin and some can even remove residue from your fingertips.
    • Bowls and bongs - Anyone that smokes marijuana with rolling papers or blunts will have a strong marijuana odor on their fingers. If you are concerned about smell, it is strongly recommended that you smoke out of a bowl of some sort, or a bong. Your physical contact with the marijuana is cut drastically, maybe even completely, which means little to no smell. If you need to repack the bowl because of the marijuana rising or moving, use a lighter or a coin so you don't need to come in contact with the burnt marijuana (which carries a stronger odor than unburnt marijuana).
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  2. Darkflan

    Darkflan Sr. Member

    Thanks wicked, you made a wicked post :p

    But seriously. good tips This should be stickied :)

    My fingers always end up smelling like pot anyways cause im always pushing a half burnt bowl back together. But it definitely helps when using glass. Ive been called out plenty of times cause the joint smell on my fingers was so strong.
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  3. Wicked

    Wicked Sr. Member

    Good point, I'll make an edit and recommend people to use a lighter or coin to press the weed together.
  4. Dudeimanoldfart

    Dudeimanoldfart New Member

    Hah yea! I can definitely smell the weed on my fingers after smoking a spliff, I would just usually start rubbing my car air freshener on the way home ha to try and mask the smell. These are awesome tips!
  5. Alive-And-Dreaming

    Alive-And-Dreaming Sr. Member

    It's missing the most important Smell-Detection Deterrent of them all: The De-Stank-O-Nator/ Teenage-Deadhead Box. Get an empty cardboard tube of any size and rubber band a dryer tube around the end. Fill the actual tube up with dryer sheets. exhale through tube. The Teenage-Deadhead bot (TDB) is a cardboard box like a pizza box which is filled with insence and then exhaled through. the smoke seeps slowly thru the corners and smells like insence.
  6. Wicked

    Wicked Sr. Member

    See, I had thought about that, but then I figured since that it doesn't really fit in with masking or covering up the smell on the person, it's mainly for covering up the act of smoking.
  7. hippie557

    hippie557 New Member

    But for some who smoke indoors, like myself, it may be a useful tip to include because the smoke will just stay in the room without an open window or fan. The smoke will then just sit seep into your clothes and then you will carry the smell. I don't use one because I live in a dorm and can open a window. I don't smoke everyday so the smell clears out while I leave the window open for a little.
  8. locket

    locket Oodalolly

    realllly great idea! well written too, well organized, really great job!

    another thing to get the smell off your fingers is rubbing evergreen tree leaves. works like a charm.
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  9. SimpleGreen

    SimpleGreen **********

    Stoner 101 right here.
  10. Equilibrium

    Equilibrium Cranched Scanner

    Nice thread man, Not very many people actual put the time into making these kind of Helpful threads.Nice work
    By the way Wicked the link in your signature is broken,in case you didn't know..........
  11. ricknosnhoj

    ricknosnhoj New Member

    I keep my pipe in a little satin bag that I got with headphones or something. I always hated just keeping it in my pocket, cuz it would smell like resin until it got washed. Not any more!
  12. Monsoon77

    Monsoon77 Sr. Member

    A few sprays of axe body spray usually works
  13. allenlovesgreen

    allenlovesgreen Subscriber

    Nice job Wicked!
    I'm sure this will help many of us.
  14. Wicked

    Wicked Sr. Member

    Alright, I'm going to expand this thread to cover masking/covering the scent of pot in general, since it doesn't seem like there's a thread dedicated to that, either. I'll take care of that tonight sometime, and contact a moderator about renaming the thread to cover everything.

    Edit - I've worked on the first post a little bit, so check out what I've added.
  15. jeanneh8

    jeanneh8 New Member

    air freshener

    i use fabreeze or plain old spray room air freshener. i spray it all over myself before getting out of the car. dollar store body mist works well on clothes also.
  16. Wicked

    Wicked Sr. Member

    Well, the problem with plain air fresheners is that they don't eliminate odor, they simply cover it up. Oust, Febreeze, and I believe Arm & Hammer have odor eliminating sprays. The cost is comparable to regular air fresheners, and the effect is much better.
  17. Goliash

    Goliash New Member

    Clothes: wear an outside shirt/jacket/sweater or something that you can take off... that will eliminate some odor
    Hands: rubber gloves (heard that from a coworker, haven't tried yet but i would imagine it works fine)
    Car: leave the windows down about 1/2 inch overnight
    tobacco, sprays or incense will cover it some too
    Home: Smoke in the garage, or near a window/door
    Mix into a hookah if your parents/family/roommates don't mind hookah
    Storage: If your willing to take the risk or avoid being pulled over like the plague keeping it in the center console, under drink holder/ash tray or in the glovebox is suitable expecailly if your car has some kind of air freshener.
    I also find burrying it under alot of clean clothes, in a drawer with some scent discs or w/e under the matress or in shoes (i guess anything else with some odor of its own) works alright for me too but i don't really have to worry about it too much at home
  18. Up In Smoke

    Up In Smoke Guest

    You can buy these metallic "soap" bars.

    When you rub your hands with this "soap" with some cold water, it will eliminate many scents.

    Its meant for kitchens and fishermen, but I dont see why it wouldnt work for other smells such as smoke.

    Google "Stainless Steel Soap Bar"
  19. zEnVy

    zEnVy New Member

    What i do when i need to smoke and people are around is hit it naked in the bathroom with the vent going. Just hit it with water running in tub with soap in there to smell then spray air freshener and blow into vent. Don't smoke more then a couple hits at a time though.
  20. Kiefer Suthrlnd

    Kiefer Suthrlnd New Member

    You might want to abide by this and wash your hands asap..me and my bro smoked a couple bowls outside, of Sour D X Haze cross (we call it Sour Daizel)...my brother came in the petted the cat for a minute to say hi.

    We left the house and 2 hours later my mom calls him up "I know you were smoking weed in the house because i can smell it on the cat!"

    who smells a cat anyways? Busted hardcore by the lingering daizel smell
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