Just because you enjoy a certain hobby doesn’t necessarily mean you want to broadcast it to the entire world. Many people like to keep their hobbies private, and when you're talking smoking, you're probably talking about some kind of stigma involved. Hence, when you enjoy legal herbs and concentrates for either recreational or pain management, you might not want the universe to know.
There are certainly eye drops you can get to minimize the redness but smell of smoke is one of those things that’s a bit harder to cover up. People who smoke tobacco run into the same issue: the smell can cling. It clings to your hair, your clothing, your shoes, vehicle; anything. There are ways to manage and minimize the smell while still enjoying your hobby to the fullest. Maybe you need to manage it for work or maybe you just don’t like the smell of it yourself. Whatever your reason, here are some handy tricks for you to try.
When It’s On Your Person
Having the smell of legal herbs clinging to your clothes can dampen anyone’s mood. You don’t necessarily want to broadcast to your office what you do on your spare time and maybe you just want to save yourself the sermon from a conservative relative.
The best option to remove the smell from your clothes, skin and hair is to have a shower and change your clothes. Sounds simple, right? It might be simple but it’s not always doable. If you’ve had a hit while on your lunch break you don’t want to smell of it when you get back to work. So what can you do?
A lot of the same things people who smoke tobacco do:
- Brush your teeth right after smoking. If you can, chew some gum. This will help remove the smell from your breath.
- Lotions and body sprays can help cover up the odor on your skin and clothes in a pinch.
- Essential oils can also do this, but they are more powerful so require you to be a bit stingier with their usage.
- Going outside to bask in the sun helps a lot. The UV rays neutralize odors so maybe take a toke in the beginning of your lunch break and go for a nice 30-45-minute walk outside afterwards.
- If you’ve got hair on the longer side, tie it back. When you’re done having a smoke, let it down so that the air can help diffuse the smell over all your hair.
In The Air
The place you probably smoke the most is in your house. It’s your space and you should feel comfortable in it. That doesn’t mean your guests are going to share the same sentiments. If you’ve got friends or family popping by you probably want to show them your home at its best. It’s even more important to deal with the lingering smell and smoke in the air if you have pets or small children at home.
You can deal with the smell in the air with something as simple as an air purifier. These things work to remove all smells from the air. This will help remove the smell from the air as well as any carpet, upholstery and walls. It won’t be odd to have this in your house because more and more people are using them just to have fresh air in their homes.
Another option is to use a home-made device called a “sploof” or “doob-tube”. You simply take an empty toilet paper or paper towel roll and stuff it with dryer sheets. When you’re ready to exhale, do so into the tube and it will filter the smell and smoke for you. There are more advanced versions of this tool because even though you can make it yourself, you’ll probably go through quite a few.
You could also try vaping with a dab rig if you really want to keep the smell from the air. There are vaporizer pens that you can get which can help with this. Since you aren’t actually combusting your legal herb or concentrate, the smell that gets emitted is nowhere near as strong as smoke. You can also leave your material in your vape pen and won’t have to worry about the smell leeching into your clothing. It’s a pretty solid win.
It’s pretty straightforward: the best way to keep the smell minimal and not allow it to settle onto your furniture or body is to smoke in a nice, well-ventilated area. The outdoors fits this the best. It’s understandable that you might not be able to make this work, however.
Not everyone has a private backyard where they can enjoy themselves without potentially bothering the neighbors. The same could be said against sitting in the window sill and exhaling outside. Yeah, the smell isn’t in your house, but that doesn’t mean it hasn’t drifted into someone else’s pad.
One thing to keep in mind is that candles and air fresheners do a great job of masking smells, but they don’t necessarily remove them. Their scents will fade as well and sometimes they don’t mix too well with the scent of your hobby. Stronger smells will always overpower weaker ones, so you could always consider cooking with garlic or something with a powerful scent to help overpower the smells you don’t want other people to notice.
Hopefully the tips we’ve laid out for you will help make your life a little easier and allow you to enjoy yourself without stressing about potentially reeking afterwards. Because, really, if your hobby is stressing you out then it’s not doing it’s job.