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How to Get the Smell of Weed Out of Your Car

The smell of weed can be enthralling in the moment, but quickly becomes pungent and irritating if you’re no longer in that mode. It might also be off-putting if you have guests – particularly those that don’t smoke.

More than 48 million people in the United States use cannabis today. This means countless smokers have dealt with this conundrum and found solutions. Getting rid of cannabis odors is a particularly pressing need if you smoke in your vehicle. Follow the tips below for help getting the smell of weed out of your car.

Burn an Incense Stick

Incense is one of the best things in the world for even the strongest odors that you’re dealing with. Human beings have been using incense since ancient Egypt times, and its use has lived on throughout many civilizations.

The reason that incense has stood the test of time is that it’s so effective. Skip the mass-produced, waxy, plastic blended incense sticks sold in stores and find an artisan who makes their incense by hand. These incense sticks use the best ingredients and can help you mask weed smells. Even potent cannabis strains will dissipate when you burn a quality incense stick.

Install a stand and burn one or two sticks at a time, followed by cycling plenty of air conditioning and giving your vehicle time to air out.

Get Your Car Detailed

Nothing gets rid of weed smells like a professional cleaning. Take your vehicle to a pro that offers detailing services so that you can get the full experience.

They use commercial-grade cleaning products in your vehicle that will deeply scrub and disinfect the fibers of your carpets, make your upholstery squeaky clean, and make sure that your seats and windows are all as clean as possible. They will also give your vehicle rugs a good vacuuming job and spray some deodorizer that will give your vehicle that new car smell.

Keeping your vehicle on a schedule to get cleaned and detailed is a must-have for everyone that smokes cannabis in their vehicle regularly.

Invest in Some Odor Removal Air Freshener

When you only have time for a few quick sprays and not a deep cleaning, there are some excellent odor removal air fresheners that you can invest in. Keep a couple of cans in your dashboard and use them whenever you need to.

Ozium is a favorite for smokers, and you can try different kinds by shopping with your local smoke shop. These sprays are patterned to kill the odors in the air to even out the smell without overpowering it. You’ll be able to drive around without feeling like your automobile smells like a hot box, and can invite people into your car without reservation.

Leave the Windows Down and Air it Out

Good old-fashioned fresh air will help you remove the smell of cannabis more than anything else. As strong and pungent as the cannabis smell is when burned, it’s a very gentle plant when compared to tobacco and other substances. With just a little bit of time and plenty of airflow, the entire cannabis smell will go away to the point that people won’t even know that you smoked.

This is different from cigarettes, which require deep cleaning professionally and can ruin items for good. It will take more airflow and time if you smoke blunts wrapped with tobacco products. If you smoke hemp papers or burn your cannabis out of a glass bowl, the smell will clear up quicker.

Take some time to run your air conditioner on high, alternating between having the windows up and down so that you’re providing plenty of airflow and allowing the smell to dissipate.

Use Some Natural Ingredients

There are also plenty of natural ingredients that you can use to help get rid of the burned cannabis odor. Vinegar and baking soda are excellent natural cleaning products that are every bit as effective as many chemical sprays.

It works with your vehicle materials, rather than leaving residue or creating harsh smells. Mix your baking soda concoction and allow it to fizzle, and then spray it both on your carpets and into the air. Scrub it away after allowing the ingredients to work, and your vehicle will smell as good as new.

You can also try some natural ingredients like activated charcoal to neutralize the smells.

Attach an Essential Oil Diffuser

Essential oils are an excellent tool to have at your disposal when you’d like to get rid of cannabis odors. Manufacturers now make oil diffusers that attach to your air conditioner vents or plug into the cigarette lighter.

Use essential oils such as peppermint, lemon, orange, and eucalyptus oil. Allow these oils to vaporize and spread throughout the vehicle to get rid of the burned cannabis smell. These oils are naturally powerful and will help you out no matter how much cannabis you’ve smoked inside your vehicle, or with what method.

Mix the essential oil diffuser use with airing the vehicle out, and alternate between blowing your air conditioner and rolling down the windows. Make sure to also change out your air filter periodically to get the best results possible.

 

Get Rid of the Smell of Weed

The smell of weed can be a doozy to get rid of. While you might love your cannabis, you don’t necessarily want your vehicle to smell like it. Thankfully, with the tips above, you don’t have to.

In the meantime, you can rely on Maryland GreenScript Cannabis for guidance on navigating dispensaries and cannabis use as a whole. Send us a message using our contact form, or give us a call or text at (443) 420-8018.

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