How to Get Weed Smell Out of Car? 6 methods

All weed smokers know that that stuff can stink out your home, your clothes, and of course, your car in seconds!

It just clings to everything and whilst we might like that, it can quickly spell trouble if our cars just reek of the stuff. That is because it can really get deep into your interior materials, especially the upholstery of your car seats.

Because of the nature of weed smoke, it penetrates the material, even after the smoke has disappeared. You are probably more than familiar with the frantic attempt to get rid of the stink before someone comes in your car, or before cops come past.

Luckily for you, we have a list of tried and tested ideas here to help you with this. It will be like you have never even heard of weed in your life!

Please, please remember that smoking or consuming weed whilst you drive is illegal and can cause some serious accidents.

Hopefully, the smell has just come from storing it in your car, or hotboxing in your garage rather than using it whilst driving.

Look after yourself and other road users, please!

Now that the mini lecture is over, onto the task in hand!

Here are our favorite methods for getting that pesky weed smell out of your car.



Ozium is something that so many weed smokers swear by, whether in a home, on clothes, or in your vehicle. It is an aerosol can that resembles an air freshener spray.

However, what sets apart this wonderful product is that not only does it mask smells like an air freshener, but it actually breaks down the particles that cause the odor, destroying it altogether.

One thing to keep in mind is that Ozium uses ingredients and chemicals that are pretty harsh. It is not something you want to be breathing in.

For this reason, we recommend maybe putting your car in the garage or on the drive (or somewhere private if you prefer), and stepping out of your car whilst you let it do its thing.

All you need to do is roll up your windows, spray your car and its upholstery, and let it work at dispelling the odor. You could even leave the air running in your car while this is happening, leaving it in circulation for around 10 minutes.


Febreze is another wonderful product to get the weed smell out of your car.

Whilst this doesn’t dispel the odor completely like other products, it does an amazing job of covering it up. You can get some heavy duty Febreze too that works harder to cover odors, and you have the added bonus of being able to choose a scent you like out of their wide range of products.

For this method, all you have to do is spray all the upholstery in your car, including any carpeted areas on the floor. Maybe you could even consider leaving some Febreze in your car to give it a top-up of whatever fresh scent you choose.

After you have sprayed it all over your car, you could try driving around with all of your windows rolled down too to get the Febreze circling around and to give it a good blast of fresh air.

Baking Soda 

Believe it or not, baking soda isn’t just useful for home baking! It is a very absorbing natural substance and is commonly used to absorb unpleasant odors in pantries and kitchens alike. You could use baking soda through two different methods. The first method is quite messy but worth it.

You can try sprinkling it on the upholstered areas of your car and letting it soak in and absorb the smells.

After some time, an hour or so, you can go ahead and vacuum up the baking soda. This is a good method to use in conjunction with some of the scent masking methods on the list.

Baking soda helps to get to the root of the problem, and that is that the scent has penetrated the material in a car. The sprays that mask the scent will give the baking powder a helping hand to assure you that your car will smell fresh as daisies.

You could also, if you wish, place a bowl or an open box of baking soda somewhere secure in your car as it will work overtime to absorb any unpleasant odors and not just the smell of weed.

Fresh Air 

We mentioned fresh air earlier on in the article as a helping hand for some other methods.

However, fresh air itself should not be disregarded as an excellent method for getting the wee smell out of your car.

Driving your car with all your windows down will certainly help to air the car out, however, do make sure you don’t drive under the influence.

Another option would be to park up and open all of your doors to let as much air in as possible.

Car Air Fresheners 

Those air freshener tabs we have dangling on our rearview mirror can actually be very helpful in ridding the smell of weed from your car.

Of course, they will only mask the smell, but these little air fresheners can really pack a punch.

Grab a few of them from the gas station and place them all around your car to really step up the scent game. Again, like air fresheners, this method allows you to choose a scent you really like.

That being said, scents such as citrus, peppermint, menthol, and cinnamon will be best for getting rid of the weed smell.

A Specialized Product 

The last method we want to talk about is using a specialized product.

They are hard to come by, but there are some companies that make products that are designed to get rid of the weed smell.

They tend to use natural plant oils, such as menthol or wintergreen which are known to be great at dispelling unpleasant odors. They don’t just mask the odor, but instead, they absorb the weed molecules that cause the smell.

These are a little more on the pricier side but do produce excellent results.

Final Word  

Our final word on this subject is that there are lots of options and methods to follow for getting rid of the weed smell out of your car.

Remember, whatever method you choose to use, make sure you do so safely, especially with flammable aerosols.

As well as this, please do not smoke weed and drive, as it poses huge dangers for yourself and others.

Above all, be safe and have fun!

Photo of author

Sean Mendez

Hi, I am Sean, a self-confessed petrolhead. I live in Boise, Idaho with a busy family of four and our energetic Labrador retriever. Thank you for visiting my website. You can find my email on the contact page.

Leave a Comment