Be a Stealthy Stoner: How to Get Rid of the Marijuana Smell Once and for All

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Be a Stealthy Stoner: How to Get Rid of the Marijuana Smell Once and for All

You’re heading to a dinner party with your parents soon. You pull your favorite shirt out of your closet and take a whiff. It’s got a strong marijuana smell so you can’t wear it. 

As you continue to look for something to wear, you realize all of your clothes have that same distinct smell. You’ve got nothing you can put on! Unless you’re able to get the odor out of your clothes.

It seems impossible but it’s not. There are a few easy tricks you can use that will kick the smell to the curb. Check out this guide to learn more.

Don't Smoke Toward Your Clothes

The best way to get the smell of weed out of your clothes is to avoid it in the first place. Don't smoke down toward your clothes. When you're about to exhale the smoke, turn your head to the side. 

You can also smoke upward into the air. As long as you don't blow the smoke down toward your clothes you'll be able to limit the amount of smoke that sticks into the fibers. 

Smoke Outside

If you smoke inside, the smoke doesn't have anywhere it can go other than your clothes. It will seep into your walls and furniture too. When you sit on your furniture your clothes will then pick up the smell. 

To be safe, smoke outside instead of in your house. The smoke will have plenty of space to travel so your clothes will remain odor-free. 

Spray Yourself Down with Febreze 

You've failed to do the two steps above and now your clothes smell like weed. Now you're not sure how to hide marijuana smell. If you have any Febreze on hand, spray yourself down with it. 

It's not a foolproof method and it may wear off after a bit but it's better than doing nothing at all and works in a pinch if you don't have time to run a load of laundry.  

Patchouli Oil

This oil is made from the oil of the patchouli plant. It produces a potent smell but it's a good scent that will mask the marijuana odor. 

All you have to do is dab a few drops behind your ears and go about the day. The oil is long-lasting so it shouldn't wear off while you're out. As an added bonus, this oil acts as an effective antidepressant

Wash and Wash Again 

If you have a few hours before you have to be somewhere, put on a different outfit and take the one you plan on wearing to a laundry mat. If when you pull your clothes out of the dryer they still have a strong marijuana smell, throw them back in the wash, and run a second cycle. Do this as many times as you have time for. 

If regular old laundry detergent isn't doing the trick, there are a few other methods you can try. 

Baking Soda

Sprinkle half a cup of baking soda in with your favorite laundry detergent. It will brighten up your white clothes and pull any bad odors out. That includes the weed smell. 

Hydrogen Peroxide 

If you don't have any baking soda on hand, hydrogen peroxide will do as well. Pour in a whole cup with your laundry detergent and run the cycle. It will do a good job of lifting the marijuana smell out. 

Hang Your Clothes on a Line

Even if you use baking soda and hydrogen peroxide, there may still be some lingering odors in your clothes. You can get rid of it by hanging your clothes out in the sun to dry instead of putting them in the dryer. 

The sun and the gentle breeze of the great outdoors will work in unison to get rid of any lingering smells. 

Get Rid of the Odor in Your House 

Again, if you smoke indoors, the smell will seep into your furniture. Once you take a seat, the odor will absorb into your clothes.

So, to keep the scent out you'll have to tackle it in your home. Here are a few things that will do the job. 


Incense has a potent smell that can drown out almost any strong odor. Light up a few sticks and place a bowl under them to catch the ashes. Of course, incense has its share of disadvantages that can be smoothed out by using scented candles instead. 


Place a few scented candles around your home and light them up. They will waft through your home and work hard to cover-up any lingering marijuana odors. 

Unlike incense, you won't have to worry about finding something to catch the ashes and you'll have a lot more scents available to you. 

Deep Cleaning 

The two methods above mask odors and work in a pinch but they don't get rid of them completely. For that, you'll have to give your house a deep clean. First things first, vacuum your floor thoroughly. 

Next, give your carpets a good shampooing. Use an all-purpose cleaner to go over the various surfaces in your home. Clean your couches or at least spray them down with an odor remover. 


Hide the Marijuana Smell in Public 

Got an event to go to but your clothes have a lingering marijuana smell on them? Kicking the scent to the curb isn't as difficult as you may think.

In fact, there are ways for you to prevent the odor from absorbing into your clothing in the first place. Use these tips to freshen up your wardrobe. 

If none of these methods will work, you can always use essential oils to remove the smell from your clothes and car. Visit our store to check out our selection. 

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