Are you an avid cannabis user who has a neighbor that objects to your usage? If so, one option is to try and find a secure location to enjoy your marijuana where no one can see it. A better choice is to do something about the scent and stay at home.
The potent smell of cannabis is a tell-tale sign that someone is using it. The key to an undisturbed smoking session is to eliminate the odor. This article outlines a device capable of achieving this goal.
What is a sploof or smoke buddy?
Regardless of whether weed is legal where you live, we still have to contend with roommates, parents, and neighbours, some of whom might take issue with the conspicuous scent of smoking cannabis.
So, strike a compromise: Continue smoking but take actions to minimize the risk they’ll smell it in the first place.
We all know about the trick of stuffing a towel under the crack of your closed door. But there’s something else that helps that you need to look into: a sploof.
These are handheld devices that typically contain carbon filters. You blow through one end, and out the other comes a whisper of the smoke you exhaled into it. They’re never 100% effective but using a sploof should be the difference between having happy roommates and getting an eviction notice.
A Sploof Can Help Remove the Scent of Marijuana
A sploof is a device that can hide the aroma of cannabis when you are smoking it. You can make it yourself, using household items. Alternatively, you can purchase a device such as Sploofy to get rid of the cannabis scent.
A sploof acts as a filter. It is a tube that is filled with items that eliminate and absorb the smell of smoke. After you use a bong or joint, exhale into the sploof. It will filter the smoke to stop the smell from filling up a room or flowing into your neighbor’s window.
The sploofs you can buy tend to have several filtering layers. In contrast, a DIY version tends to have a single filter. When the smoke passes through a filter, its particles begin to disappear and separate. If you use a sploof, pay attention to what comes out at the other end. It shouldn’t look anything like the smoke normally produced.
This smoke also doesn’t have a pungent smell because the particles holding the stench aren’t sticking together anymore. Therefore, the scent is significantly weaker.
If you don’t want to spend money on a branded device, let’s focus on creating your own.
Making a Sploof
A sploof is easy and inexpensive to make. Most of the items you need are probably within arm’s reach. You need the following:
- A cardboard roll/tube from toilet paper or paper towels. An empty and clean plastic bottle is a good alternative.
- A pair of scissors.
- A rubber band or tape.
- Dryer sheets with an added scent to help mask odors.
The first step is to prepare your device structure. You need to cut the plastic bottle, so it is roughly the size of a soda can. Start by cutting off the top one-third of the bottle. Keep it and throw away the rest. If you use the tube from a roll of toilet paper, you don’t need to take any further steps.
Put three or four dryer sheets into your paper towel or plastic bottle. You don’t need to overdo it. A handful of scented dryer sheets are more than enough to hide unwanted aroma and filter out the smell.
Next, wrap another dryer sheer around the sploof’s end. This acts as the final filter and allows even more smoke to be captured upon the exhale. You can attach this dryer sheet to your sploof with a rubber band or tape. Another option is an elastic hair tie. It is convenient, less likely to break, and is reusable.
If you are a fussy individual, you can make your homemade sploof more aesthetically pleasing. Cut away any excess dryer sheet to ensure the device looks neat and tidy. There is also a practical benefit too. Getting rid of the sheet’s unwanted parts prevents you from loosening the dryer sheet or removing it.
You also have the option to showcase your creativity by designing your sploof. Add some color, and conjure up cool designs to personalize the device.
Now you have a sploof, and it’s ready to use! Exhale into the opposite end of the device where a dryer sheet is not attached. First-time users are often amazed at the lack of cannabis fumes flooding the room.
Another Sploof Making Option
If you don’t have dryer sheets, there are other methods of creating a DIY sploof. One of them involves using the following:
- Paper towel
- Activated carbon
- Plastic container
- A knife
Here is how you make it:
Poke four small holes in the bottom of the plastic container. You also need to make a bigger hole in the container’s cap.
Tear off a piece of paper towel. Ensure it is longer than your plastic container. Lay the paper towel flat on a flat surface, and add a bit of activated carbon to it. Roll the paper towel up like a joint, and put some water on it. This process activates the carbon, which also means doing the same for your filter.
Place the wet paper towel inside the plastic container, and use the punctured cap to seal it. The bottom is the filter, and the cap end is the mouthpiece.
Final Thoughts on Making a Sploof
Making a sploof is extremely easy. You can use it to filter the smell of cannabis instead of looking for an inconspicuous spot to smoke. It is possible to create it from a handful of easy-to-find items. Best of all, the process only takes a few minutes, and it is effective. Now, you can enjoy a more relaxing smoking session, which is primarily the point.