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Does Smoking in the Bathroom Really Work? And Other Smoking Myths

While cannabis is more legal today than it ever has been in recent history, many cannabis users still remember a time when enjoying their favorite strains was something that needed to be kept on the down low. Out of this need to be discrete, there were some smoking hacks like smoking in the bathroom with the shower running, using a sploof, and the towel trick that many adopted in the past that still linger to this day! 

Needless to say, we’ve heard a lot of cannabis-concealing tricks over the years, and in an effort to embrace using cannabis in whatever way, shape, or form you desire, we’re busting these smoking myths and giving you our own sage advice for fighting odors from smoking weed—if you so choose.

4 Smoking Myths We’re Here to Debunk

Myth #1: Stuffing the Open Space beneath the Bathroom Door with Towels.

While this might be a temporary solution to prevent cannabis smoke from flowing to other parts of your home, it certainly doesn’t last long. When you stuff towels into the bottom of your bathroom door, you are allowing the towels to trap all of that smoke odor.

When you’re done smoking, you’re going to have to do something about the towels that just trapped all of that odor. Which, if we’ve learned anything about getting smoke smell out of clothes, can be a little tricky and can cause the cannabis smoke smell to show up in the hamper or the laundry room later on.

Myth #2: Pour Shampoo into Your Shower/Bathtub and Run Hot Water over It.

Yes, shampoo smells good. Yes, the steam from the hot water running over the shampoo will help spread a more pleasant smell throughout your bathroom. Your bathroom will smell nice, but ultimately, it won’t get rid of the smoke smell completely.

Not to mention, this is a very wasteful thing to do. Shampoo should be used as intended—to clean your hair, not eliminate cannabis smoke odors!

Myth #3: Run a Hot Shower While You’re Smoking.

This is an age-old trick that cannabis smokers swear by. We hate to burst your bubble, but smoking in the bathroom with the shower running isn’t going to get rid of the residual weed smell. The steam from the hot water will definitely neutralize the smell and if you have a bathroom fan, the smoke smell will most likely get sucked into it.

But what about the steam, does steam get rid of smoke smell? The short answer is no. What many people don’t take into consideration is the fact that the vents and fans maintain and circulate air into whatever room is above or below it. So, the steam may ease the smell but it certainly won’t eliminate it.

Here’s another thing to keep in mind: Smoking cannabis in a moist environment just makes it easier for the smoke to stick to the walls and build up residue. Just think about how steamed up your bathroom mirror or walls get when you take a regular shower. Now imagine that same amount of steam with remnants of cannabis particles stuck to it from the smoke.

Myth #4: Use a Sploof.

First thing’s first. What is a sploof? A sploof can be a handmade or dispensary-bought tool that fights against the lingering smell of cannabis smoke. Does a sploof work? It can help the cause, yes, especially when it’s paired with an odor eliminating method like Cannabolish specifically designed to absorb odors from cannabis smoke. 

Then, there are the DIY sploofs made at home from an empty toilet paper roll with dryer sheets stuffed inside and tied around one open end. When you exhale, you’re supposed to blow into the sploof and as it passes through the cleaning apparatus, in this case the dryer sheets, it will lessen the smoke smell coming through the other end.

Sure, if you don’t want to make one you can buy one, so that part is easy. However, it can be dangerous to light up near an object made of paper. Your dryer sheet might mask the odor of cannabis smoke temporarily, but it’s not a long-term solution. And again—it can be very wasteful.

Get Rid of Smoke Odors in the Bathroom with Cannabolish

Instead of reaching for your shampoo or sacrificing a towel, try an odor eliminating solution designed to absorb the unique stink of your favorite strains. Cannabolish products eliminate cannabis odor naturally, effectively, and instantly. Our plant-based formula is scent free and perfect to use before, after, or during your next session. Simply spray Cannabolish Odor Removing Spray in the room and let the proprietary formula remove cannabis odors better than any smoking hack.

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