If you live with someone that cannot stand the aroma of cannabis, there are many ways of covering it up and leaving no trace when you smoke at home. Here are some simple and effective tips that you can use to save yourself the odd row, whether with your family, girlfriend or flat mates.
Although an increasing number of people accept and support the consumption of cannabis, its smell still gives rise to some suspicion. There are those that associate it with something negative, without even knowing if it is being used for recreational or medicinal purposes. In order to avoid any problems with the grouchy neighbour on duty and continue to enjoy consuming your favourite plant, you can use these tips and nobody will notice that you have taken a break to smoke marijuana.
One of the strangest and simplest methods is to create a filter that transforms the smell into another that is more socially accepted, such as lavender, vanilla, or the fragrance of freshly washed clothes.
To create a refreshing aroma of dew when you exhale smoke from your cigarette, it is necessary to create an instrument using a cardboard tube from a roll of toilet paper, a rubber band, and a little perfume scented wipe. You simply need to place the little wet wipe on one end of the roll, fasten it down with the rubber band and you are ready to go. In order to camouflage the smell you just need to exhale the smoke through the other end of the cylinder. It can be very useful; in fact, if during these holidays you take a little trip to a friend’s house. As such, you can smoke without anybody (or almost anyone) noticing.
However, if you have someone who is a real fusspot in your lodgings, who complains because of the smell and you smoke in your bedroom, it is recommendable to open the windows in order not to leave any trace at all. In this case, the most suitable option is to create an air passage in order to allow for better ventilation. If there are two windows at opposite sides of the room, leaving them completely wide open is the best option.
If there is only one window, and despite the fact that you smoke right at it, exhaling the smoke outwards, the case may be that the breeze if blowing towards you, thereby returning the odour inwards towards the residence. This is a real nuisance. In order to prevent this from happening, you simply need to place a fan next to the window to stop the air blowing back towards you. Furthermore, the device will also help to dissipate the smoke and mix it into the air outside, ensuring that no trace is left.
If you are in a house that has a garden with plants such as rosemary, thyme or mint, another alternative is to smoke with those aromatic plants around you. As we already explained in our
Tips for balcony growing, if you camouflage the smell of marijuana among those natural aromas that are even stronger, nobody will know that you are there enjoying a cannabis cigarette.
On the other hand, you can always try to get rid of the smell by using the classic air fresheners that people usually put in bathrooms when there is no other form of ventilation. However; sometimes the cure is worse than the illness, as the resulting aroma can be even stronger than the one that you want to mask.
If you want to fool even the sharpest sense of smell, you also need to take precautions with clothing as it tends to soak up the characteristic smell of marijuana. Liquid neutralisers eliminate the smell from t-shirts, shirts and trousers. Just as in the past, when it was possible to smoke in premises and upon returning home after a long night of partying, you just needed to spread a little of those products on garments in order to get rid of any trace.
Bearing in mind that cannabis resin is a substance that tends to stick to fabrics, walls and even furniture, it is advisable to use various methods so as not to leave any trace. One option for eliminating the smell that can saturate rooms is to cook popcorn or cauliflower, or even to toast bread until it burns.
If you smoke in the kitchen, it is also a good idea to turn on the extraction fan. However, if you want to get rid of the aroma, it is perhaps not the best place to enjoy cannabis. It is better to do it in the bathroom, that way you can also wash your face, hands and teeth when you are finished. In order to ensure the smell does not linger on any part of your body, you just need to fill the washbasin and add shampoo or shower gel so that the perfume completely hides the fact you were smoking. Also, when you finish you will not need to walk through the entire house to wash the ashtray.
However, the best alternative is to use a vaporiser. By heating the cannabis instead of burning it, you will not need to worry at all about the aroma that it leaves behind. Although it is different to smoking a cigarette and not everyone will be convinced by this option, with these contraptions you will not leave the slightest trace or run the risk of the smell of cannabis pervading furniture and clothing.
If you are someone that prefers to roll a joint, saving yourself from a telling-off from housemates that cannot stand the sweet smell of marijuana has now never been so easy. You can get on with your business, and now nobody can get annoyed