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How to Make a Sploof | 3 Different Methods for DIY Sploof

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Are you a cannabis lover who frequently loves to smoke joints? If so, you might face the problem of keeping your smoking sessions private. One way to keep your habit’s privacy is knowing how to make a sploof.

You already know how quickly the weed smoke spreads into the air. That originality of the weed smell is a big trace of you enjoying smoking sessions. That’s why people use a smoking buddy, aka sploof.

This article will show you how to make a homemade sploof using dryer sheets and activated carbon. So, let’s get started.


What is a Sploof?

A sploof is a bottle or a tube stuffed with smoke absorbents to keep the marijuana smoke from spreading into the air. When you hit a pipe or a bong, the exhaled smoke passes through the sploof, absorbing most of the terpenes (a substance in plants and animals that create the smell.)

Remember that not all the smoke particles are absorbed by the sploof, meaning some smells of your joints will mix in the air. So, you must find a private space to enjoy your smoking sessions.

An air freshener can also help you eliminate the remaining smoke in the air. So, you must always be prepared before taking your first hit.

According to a report, the cannabis industry stood at a $28.26 billion market value in 2021, and the numbers are increasing. With such a boom in the cannabis industry, businesses are commercializing high-quality sploofs to trap the smoke.

However, you can make a DIY sploof instead of buying dryer sheets, toilet paper, and paper towels. A homemade sploof might look different than the one sold in the market, but both will reduce the aroma of the weed in the air.


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Methods to Make a Sploof

A DIY sploof is not recently discovered. Instead, cannabis lovers have been using sploofs using simple objects like a toilet paper roll, paper towel, and a dryer sheet.

DIY sploof was common among teenagers as they must keep the odor of cannabis hidden from their parents. So, let’s see how to make a sploof without spending additional money.


Requirements to Make a Sploof

You must have the following things to make a homemade sploof:

  • Simple or scented dryer sheets
  • Activated charcoal
  • Toilet paper roll
  • Plastic bottle
  • Cardboard tube
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors


Once you get all the required things, take out the activated charcoal because we’ll use that in the second method. The first method is to make a sploof using dryer sheets.


Method #1: Dryer Sheet Sploof

Making a sploof using household products is easy, and you can do it in a few minutes. After assembling the above list of products, follow these steps:

  1. Take the plastic bottle. It’s better to take a bottle having a wide mouth.
  2. Cut the bottle’s bottom.
  3. Fill the bottle with dryer sheets. Make sure there is some space left between the dryer sheets to let the smoke pass through them.
  4. Now, take a dryer sheet and place it on either end of the plastic bottle.
  5. Use an elastic band to tighten it. Make sure it is properly tightened.
  6. Cut off the extra part of the dryer sheet to give your sploof a nice look.


Your sploof is ready. Now you can hit joints using the sploof, and the dryer sheets will absorb most of the smell. You might see the smoke spreading out, but there will be no aroma.


Method #2: Activated Charcoal

This method is without dryer sheets. Instead, you must have activated carbon available online or in pet stores. This method is also different because you will not make a toilet paper roll sploof. Only the plastic bottle will work.

So, follow these steps to make a sploof using activated charcoal:

  1. Soak the carbon in the water to activate it.
  2. Make 8-10 holes in the bottle’s bottom.
  3. Put the activated carbon in the bottle.
  4. You can also wrap the carbon in a wet paper towel, but that’s optional.


Many Smoke Buddies use activated carbon to filter the smoke exhaled by you. Since this type of charcoal has pores in it, it absorbs a major portion of the terpenes.

Therefore, it’s another type of sploof if you want to go different from the dryer sheets.


Can You Make a Sploof Without Dryer Sheets? Method #3

Yes. You can make a sploof without dryer sheets because sometimes you can’t arrange all the required stuff to make a sploof. That’s why knowing how to make a sploof without dryer sheets is important.

This method doesn’t need any dryer sheet, toilet paper tube, paper towels, or activated carbon. Instead, you will need the following:

  • A wide mouth plastic bottle
  • Paper towel
  • Air freshener
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors


After assembling the above objects, follow these steps:

  1. Make several holes in the plastic bottle’s bottom using scissors.
  2. Use paper towel sheets to cover the bottle’s open end.
  3. Firmly align them and use an elastic or rubber band to fix them.
  4. Cut the extra paper towel to make the sploof look clean.
  5. Open the bottle’s cap end.
  6. Spray air freshener while smoking to cover the air with a fresh aroma.


While enjoying smoke sessions, you will never know when the activated carbon is lacking. You might also make a mistake while making homemade sploofs, and the smell will spread. That’s why using air fresheners is recommended between several smoke sessions.


DIY Sploof

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Does Sploof Work?

Yes. Sploofs work by absorbing the aroma of your joints and leaving less to no trace of your love for cannabis. Although it’s a legal dry herb in some states, parents don’t want their teenagers to get involved in such activities.

The best thing about sploofs is you can either buy them from the market or make one using household objects. The ones in the market might look aesthetic, but they work similarly to the homemade sploof.

One-hitters also take help from sploofs to hide the aroma of the new substance they smoke. Experts suggest keeping the windows and fan open while trying your first joint. Some chemical add-ons might create a skunky smell in the room, making your life difficult if you don’t get rid of the traces.

Now, you can check how each object you use while making a sploof works.


Toilet Paper Roll or Plastic Bottle

You need a plastic container or cardboard tube to make a circular sploof. It might look like a pipe or cigar, but it’s a big filter. A hard plastic bottle with a wide mouth is important to trap the maximum quantity of chemicals in the sploof.


Dryer Sheets

Dryer sheets do absorb smoke, and it’s not a myth. They are affordable and easily accessible in the market to make your own DIY sploof. However, you must be wary of the number of sheets to use while making a sploof. That depends on the bottle’s size.

You must ensure that the sheets are not compact. Otherwise, the smoke might not pass through the sploof and get trapped near the open end. When you release the sploof, all the aroma will spill out.

So, always keep some space between the dryer sheets in the DIY sploofs. You will see the cannabis fumes on the dryer sheet after you take the joints. Also, the first layer might turn dark, which means it’s fully absorbed the terpenes.


Elastic Band

Elastic or rubber bands tightly hold the dryer sheets, creating no space for the smell to leave the sploof.



Scissors are for a secondary purpose, i.e., to trim the surplus paper towel or sheet and enhance the look of the sploof.


How to Make a Smoke Buddy?

Smoke Buddy is similar to an activated carbon sploof. It uses a carbon filter that absorbs the smell from the joint. You can smoke directly through the mouthpiece without worrying about the smell.

The Smoke Buddy will erase the traces of your smoking habit. The carbon filter also eliminates the visible vapors from the joint.

You can make a Smoke Buddy using a plastic container or a tube and multiple layers of odor and smoke absorbents, like:

  • Charcoal
  • Dryer sheet
  • Paper towel


The manufactured ones might use different smoke absorbents for cannabis, but you can make a sploof using the above substances.


The lifetime of a Sploof

The lifetime of sploofs varies on the material used and smoking frequency. The cardboard sploof works for one or two sessions because it’s fragile. You can’t expect it to trap terpenes for several joints.

Similarly, sploofs made from a plastic container might last a little longer than cardboard ones. However, the store-bought sploofs have a life of 300-500 exhales, and you can change their filters after that.



Wrapping Up with Homemade Sploof

Homemade sploofs are pocket-friendly but use them at your own risk. They are low-quality and might not completely absorb the cannabis odor from your room.

That’s why either make DIY sploofs with precision or buy them from the store to keep your love for cannabis hidden.

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