How to Get the Weed Smell Out of Your Car

How to get the smell of weed out of your car _ Cloth and oil

Marijuana is one of the most recognized smells in the world. For some, it’s the smell of freedom, but for others, it’s just a turn-off that you can’t avoid.

There are many ways to get rid of that Marijuana smell. There are plenty of ways to get your car smelling fresh again, from coming up with creative ideas to using home remedies.


A short answer:
I used to put a lot of air fresheners, but it just wasn’t getting the job done. Plus, I was wasting money on them every time I had the urge to smoke. I found this technique that has worked well for me.
1) Take a piece of fabric, preferably cotton, and soak it in white vinegar for an hour or so
2) Use your fingers to carefully scrub all surfaces in your car which have a Marijuana  aroma
3) Let the cloth sit in the car overnight so that the vinegar can absorb all of the weed smell
4) Remove the cloth from the car and wash it with soap


How to get the smell of weed out of your car _Blue Beetle


How to Clean Marijuana  Smell from Car


First of all, you need to know that some people can smell the Cannabis odor even if you smoked it a few days ago. Cannabis leaves a persistent and robust scent that can last up to 4 days, which means that it can be challenging for others around you not to notice your weed smell in your car.

The smell of weed can be strong and often tricky to eliminate. This is especially true when the weed has been smoked in a vehicle. Marijuana smoke is not like tobacco or cigar smoke, typically associated with a specific flavor like vanilla, cherry, or chocolate. Instead, Marijuana smells skunky and sometimes even earthy.


Vaping vs. Smoking — Which Produces The Least Amount Of Odor?


Vaping produces the least amount of odor, while smoking produces a stronger and more pungent smell.

There are two types of odors produced when smoking or vaporizing weed. One is the smell of burnt Marijuana  (smoking), and the other is the smell of glandular trichomes (vaporizing).

The glandular Trichomes that produce this odor are located on the leaves and flowers of Marijuana plants. This glandular material has a distinct smell that the plant’s Terpenes primarily determine. These “unburned” smells contain no carbon residue (as you are only extracting vapor). The slight ‘smell’ they do create dissipates exceptionally quickly. It is very similar to the effect of Eucalyptus oil in a Sauna. 

Smoking is the most common form of ingesting Marijuana. It releases a strong and pungent smell and can leave behind residues on clothes and hair. Vaping is the second most popular method of smoking Cannabis, which does not release such a strong smell or leave behind any sticky residue.

How to get the smell of weed out of your car _ Incense and Mint


Tips on cleaning your car after smoking weed


There are many ways to get rid of the Marijuana odor from your car. The most effective way is to open the windows and let the air in for a few days or wash the interior with baking soda and water or vinegar/water mixture. 

Essential oils/scented oils

Get rid of weed smell by using essential oils such as lavender and eucalyptus oils. Some people have had success with spraying lavender oil around the inside of the vehicle – just be sure to avoid near any electronic components as this could cause them to short circuit.

Air Fresheners

Air fresheners work by masking the smell rather than getting rid of it. They do this by using artificial fragrances to trick your nose into thinking there isn’t any weed smoke present.

I have found that using Febreze Car Vent Clips helps tremendously. But it’s not guaranteed to work for everyone.


One way to get rid of car smells is to put perfumes in your car. You should note that not all perfumes will do the trick, but some work well at getting rid of the smells.

Tikka Masala

Try spraying a fragrance such as “Tikka Masala” in your car. The pleasant aroma will cover up any Cannabis odor.


It’s pretty hard to get the smell of weed out of your car. It can linger for weeks or even months after smoking it. And it’s not just the smell that remains; it also leaves a sticky residue on your seats and door handle.

One way is with incense–specifically incense that smells like pot! It might sound weird, but this trick is pretty effective.

Pet odor remover

The function of a pet odor remover is not limited to just getting rid of the smell of Marijuana in your car. You can remove any possible odors by using this product, including tobacco, pet smells, food smells, and even urine smells.

Activated Charcoal

Activated charcoal is a material used in many products such as filters, water purifiers, and air cleaners. It has been studied extensively and found to adsorb chemical substances when in contact with them.

It is beneficial in absorbing the odors of Marijuana and giving off a pleasant scent of its own.

Activated charcoal is one of the most common ways people use it to get rid of Marijuana smells. What you need to do is take an activated charcoal capsule and put it under your car’s seat for at least 30 minutes or so. Even after this, people say they can still smell the weed, but it’s not as strong as before.

Sprinkling Baking Soda

Sprinkle some on the floor mats and seats to absorb any remaining smells ?. If you don’t want to sprinkle it on your seats, try using an open container of baking soda in the back seat instead.

Coffee Grounds

Put coffee grounds in a bowl and place them under the seats in the car


Ozium eliminates the most difficult-to-remove odors. It has a long-lasting freshness that lasts for months, with just one application.

It’s also safe to use – no harsh chemicals or toxins. Plus, it’s great for mold and mildew removal, animal urine odor removal, smoke odor removal, and more!

Ozone Generators

Ozone generators are a great way to clear out any unwanted smells from your car. They have been proven to remove weed odor from cars and common odors from pets, smokers, and spilled food. 

This machine will emit clean air by removing the bad smell in the car. It will not leave any lingering scent of its own, which is excellent because some other air purifiers can leave a powerful smell that’s not always appealing.

Home remedies

If you’re looking for home remedies to soak up the odor, here are five solutions that might help you out (and none involve chemical sprays):

  • Set an air-freshener or a potpourri in the car for a few days

  • Open the windows on your way home and let some fresh air inside

  • Light some scented candles, such as lavender and vanilla

  • Fill up a spray bottle with water and your favorite perfume or essential oils & spritz your interior, avoiding any electronics? 

  • Use an activated charcoal car air purifier that absorbs smoke and odors while it cleans

Deep Clean Your Car

Start by vacuuming out all of the loose debris. Then you can use a damp rag to wipe down any upholstery, dashboards, carpets, and mats. For surfaces, you can’t reach with a rag, sprinkle baking soda or coffee grounds on them. Put a small fan in front of your car’s air vents and set it on medium or high-speed for at least 10 minutes to help circulate an odor-removing fragrance throughout the vehicle.

Upholstery Cleaning Devices

Using an upholstery cleaning device or shampoo with enzymes or oxygenated bleach will help eliminate tough stains and odors. These devices will break down any substances left behind on your upholstery, including THC, so your car can be weed-free again!

Start by vacuuming your car. Vacuuming will remove all the loose particles that are still present on the upholstery, carpets, and other interior parts. Afterward, use a vacuum cleaner with a brush attachment to clean any fabric. Use soap and water to scrub any stains you find on the seats, door panels, or carpets. 

Air purifier

One way to deal with the smell of Marijuana in an enclosed space is by using a car air purifier. The device helps eliminate smoke and weed odor from a vehicle’s air supply system, which will not only keep your car smelling better but also preserve its value.


Avoid the Smell in the First Place


There are many things that you can do to remove the weed smell from your car. However, it is essential to remember that the best solution is prevention.

If you happen to smoke in your vehicle, don’t wait for the smoke to clear before opening the windows! Open all of the windows and take a drive so that fresh air can get inside of your vehicle.


How to Consume Without Smoking to Avoid Weed Smell


Smoking weed can lead to a bad smell on clothes, hair, and breath. But there are other ways to consume Marijuana without the smoke.

  • Dabbing: Dabbing is the process of heating concentrated Cannabis and inhaling it in a small heated metal dish called a “nail” or “coil.” 

  • Vaporizing: Vaporizing is the process of heating dried Cannabis enough to release the active ingredients but not enough for them to burn and produce smoke.

  • Edibles: Edibles are food products such as brownies, candy bars, or drinks that contain Cannabis extracts or THC-rich concentrates that can take up to two hours before they kick in, so it’s important not to consume too much at once.

  • Tincture: A tincture is a mixture of alcohol and Cannabis that you can easily store without any odor. Tinctures are also easy to make yourself, which is why they are proving to be popular

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