How To Hide Cannabis Smell

A scent has the power to transport you to another place and time. Your mind records scents like pages in a book throughout life, and being reintroduced to these later on can invoke nostalgia and vivid memories. As scent is so powerful, making sure you curate the smells around your home and on your body can help ensure that the atmospheric impact you have on others is pleasurable and memorable.

In some cases, when it comes to the smell of cannabis, this scent holds a somewhat negative stigma. As a result, professionals who want to use cannabis to enhance their life may be looking for a way to hide the smell.

Many make a common mistake when trying to hide cannabis by dousing themself in cologne or perfume or by spraying intense chemical air fresheners throughout their home. While this may seem like a good idea and skew the scent a little, the result is often a mixture of smells that is overwhelming and evidence that you are trying to hide something.

As there are countless ways to use cannabis, whether through inhalation, ingestion, or even through the use of topical cream, it is best to have scent-concealing tips for various situations. With a few techniques in your back pocket, you don't have to worry about smelling like cannabis, while still being able to enjoy it recreationally or medicinally.

Concealing The Smell of Dry Cannabis

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Working professionals and family-oriented individuals will often buy bulk quantities of cannabis to keep on hand. By having a hefty supply, you don't have to worry about visiting a dispensary or placing frequent online orders. Often, having this large quantity on hand is accompanied by a worry that it will create an intense aroma in your home or the room where you plan on storing it.

The best way to hide the smell of dry cannabis in your home is by choosing the right storage containers. As you carry the smell of your home with you throughout the day, this is the first step in preserving natural aromas and combating the smell of cannabis.

Glass Jars

Correctly storing your cannabis is the first step in concealing its scent. You should always opt for containers that offer an airtight seal. Durable glass jars used for jam and pickling tend to be one of the best options as the lids are strong. These tend to be the best option if you need access to your supply regularly. Or you can invest in weed-specific containers, which often provide higher quality.

Vacuum Seal

Those who buy cannabis in bulk quantities and plan to save it later should be vacuum sealing their cannabis. Not only will it conceal the smell, but it also will preserve the plant and keep it protected from degradation and bacteria. You can choose to store these in a dark closet, or even better, in the freezer.

Dry Cannabis On-The-Go

When transporting dry cannabis or storing it in a bag to carry with you throughout your day, you may want to conceal the smell. Using smaller glass jars, or silicone containers with tight-fitting lids, you can easily keep the odor from escaping.

If you are someone who will want access to dried, ground cannabis on the go, the best investment will be a grinder with a tight-fitting lid. These products tend to be the ideal solution for concealing the scent of dry cannabis on the go.

Concealing The Smell Post-Use

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After you have developed an ideal home storage technique for your dry cannabis, you will need to know how to conceal the smell of cannabis post-use. Depending on where you use your cannabis and how you use it, the smell's potency will vary. For example, edibles have little to no smell unless you make them in your home, whereas inhalation often can produce a more potent aroma.


Post-inhalation tends to be one of the situations where the smell of cannabis can be the most potent. The plant has been decarboxylated, and all its medicinal properties activated. Through this process, the scent becomes intensely strong. The ideal way to combat it is with thorough preparation. Your best bet to minimize this smell is to use the cannabis outdoors. Fresh air will carry the scent away in the wind. If you are inside, open up windows on opposite sides of your home to create a cross-breeze.

Even after opening the window, you may still find your clothing, breath, and home smell. Simply change your shirt, or when inhaling, making sure that the smoke is blowing away from you and not settling on your outfit. For your breath, you can brush your teeth or use some mouthwash.

Now for your home, rather than spraying a harsh chemical freshener, use essential oils. Lavender, sweet orange, rosemary, and lemon tend to be scents that are excellent at diluting the smell of cannabis. You can add these to a diffuser or even add a drop to the top of a lit light bulb.

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Post-Edible Making

After cooking with cannabis, you will want to apply the same techniques you would use to get rid of the smell after inhalation. Using essential oil diffusers are a great option, as well as changing your clothes. As the scent will linger in the kitchen, you can also try to bake something without cannabis like an apple pie, or even create a simmer pot containing hot water, cinnamon sticks, apple, and orange peels.

Post-Edible Eating

As edibles like baked goods or under the tongue oils tend to have a minimal aroma, you can eliminate the smell by eating something else, drinking a fruit juice, or brushing your teeth. If you still have some leftover edibles, keep them in an airtight container in the fridge so they remain fresh while also preventing the scent from leaking into your other food storage areas.

Prioritize Storage

Storing your cannabis correctly will be the best way to keep the smell from interfering with your life. By making sure you have the right containers when you are at home and on the go, you can keep the scent from clouding your personal aroma.

As your scent is a critical component of your aesthetic, you don't want to be worrying about it becoming contaminated by cannabis, primarily when you rely on it to fulfill your medicinal needs. By storing your weed correctly and exercising the right post-use behaviors, you can ensure that you maintain a normal scent.

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Preserve Your Aesthetic

Even though widespread acceptance of cannabis is increasing, there is still a stigma around its use and smell. With the right concealing tactics, you can keep yourself away from unwanted stigmas and preserve your aesthetic at home and on-the-go.

In a world where personal branding is becoming an increasingly popular trend, protecting your individuality through the clothes you wear and your natural scent can help ensure others see you for who you are and not your medicinal habits.

At AEQUI, we are dedicated to preserving your cannabis and your aesthetic with modern weed grinders and storage containers built for the future of cannabis use.

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Sebastian Marincolo, author
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