Contrary to what some people believe, using a vaporizer isn’t an invisibility cloak for marijuana use. If you are in a situation where vaping can get you fired, divorced, kicked out of school or put in jail then don’t put yourself in that position.
Also, your genius plan to use air fresheners or masking agents also aren’t ideal as they are so commonly used to hide the smell.
However, if you aware of that and just want to reduce the smell you can use a sploof. Using a homemade or a bought device can help to reduce the odour and the risk.
What is a Sploof
A sploof is a cylinder with a filter that you can blow into to reduce the smell that escapes when smoking weed. The original home made versions were toilet rolls or plastic bottles with the end cut off, stuffed with dryer sheets and covered with a thick sock. After taking a drag you would blow into and it filters the vapor.
Today we will go through the best options to either make your own or to purchase a device.
Vaporizers are Best
For starters the fact that you are using vaporizers instead of smoking helps reduce the odour significantly. The tar in smoke sticks to everything, it carries the smell a long way and lingers in the air. The smell of weed from a vaporizer isn’t as strong and also doesn’t carry or linger as much.
Make Your Own Activated Carbon Sploof
Home made sploofs usually involve a tube, dryer sheets and sometimes a sock. This design works ok but the best sploof ingredient to use is activated charcoal. Activated charcoal removes at least twice the number of particles from the air and sploofs without charcoal. It absorbs particles out of the air and is sold commercially as a filter to remove toxins from water and air.
To make your own you need:
A small plastic bottle
Activated carbon (pet stores sell this for fish tanks)
Follow these steps to create your own carbon activated sploof are:
Put 4 small holes in the bottom of the bottle
Put 1 large hole in the cap of the bottle
Tear a piece of paper towel slightly larger than the height of the bottle
Pour a pile of carbon on one end of the paper towel The pile of carbon should be relative to the size of the container you using. The more carbon the better.
Roll it up It should look like a really fat joint!
Run water over your filter, this activates the carbon by removing dust
Stuff the wet, towel into a bottle
Put the cap back on and you’re done It can be used immediately but you may want to let it dry first.
Blow into the top cap and filtered air will leave the bottom. Smaller containers can be used for smaller portable vaporizers and bigger containers can be used for desktop vaporizers.
If you are serious about eliminating odour you could consider an odour elimination system like the Xzaler. You blow your vapor into this device and it comes out as 100% odour free air.
This device is a well constructed anodized aluminium box that looks like a grow light that you can blow into and it eliminates all the smells. It comes with 2 hoses and 2 hose port adaptors but the device can have up to 4 hoses & adaptors attached simultaneously.
The downsides to using this device are that it needs a power supply and it is quite large.