4 ways that The Neutralizer can save your ass!
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The Neutralizer - Natural, versatile cannabis-specific odour control
As all cannabis growers and smokers will be acutely aware, our favourite plant possesses a very potent and distinctive aroma, one that's easily recognisable and instantly identifiable. If we're unfortunate enough to live in a state or country where cannabis is not yet legalised, then this powerful smell can lead us into to all sorts of problems, potentially alerting the police, nosey neighbours, house guests, parents or passers-by to the fact that we're growing or smoking weed, which is the last thing we need!
It's not just a prohibition problem either, even in countries where cannabis has been legalised there are still strict regulations in place that restrict both public and private consumption to varying degrees. This means it can be a real challenge to find somewhere to smoke, with cannabis use prohibited not only in hotels, Airbnb and public spaces but also at home in some cases, as many residential rental contracts have conditions forbidding cannabis consumption on the premises. Additionally, even in places where the cultivation of cannabis is regulated and licensed growers can operate without fear of police intervention, the strong smell of flowering plants can make these legal gardens an easy target for thieves.
Over the years, many innovative products have been developed in response to this risk, helping us avoid detection by hiding the smell, such as the carbon filters to clean the air extracted from a grow space, or air fresheners to mask odours with another strong smell. However there's never been a product dedicated solely to the particular odour profile of cannabis plants, that is, not until The Neutralizer was created.
The Neutralizer is a completely natural odour neutraliser formulated specifically to deal with the smell of cannabis and versatile enough to be used in any situation, whether it comes from flowering plants in a grow room, a room full of drying buds, a big toking session at a party, or just a quick puff in the car before a night out on the town. And with three different models to choose from, there's a Neutralizer for every situation.
What makes The Neutralizer stand out from any other odour control product on the market is that it doesn't mask or cover the aroma of cannabis with another, more powerful smell. Instead, it uses terpene aromatherapy to capture and neutralise the odour molecules quickly and efficiently. This is because, after extensive and in-depth research into odour interactions in nature, the scientific team at Neutralizer HQ have created a unique blend of essential oils formulated to specifically target the terpenes given off by the cannabis plant. This proprietary combination of natural terpenes works by targeting specific aromatic molecules, completely eliminating the smell of weed and keep the area smelling as fresh as a daisy!
Using The Neutralizer in the grow room
One of the worst fates that can befall a grower is for their indoor garden to be discovered due to its intense smell attracting unwanted attention. Depending on the law where you live, the mere smell of cannabis can be enough to justify the police to enter and search your house without a warrant. The Neutralizer was conceived and designed precisely to avoid this situation by cancelling out the aromas before they even leave from the grow room or tent.
Once you've selected the appropriate Neutralizer model for your growing space (The Neutralizer Compact Kit will be enough for most home-growers but larger spaces will need the larger Pro Kit), it's as easy as fitting the liquid cartridge and plugging it in at the correct location within the grow tent (Replacement cartridges are available for all models). It's important that the unit is situated well away from the extractor outlet, where the odour-neutralising molecules will be expelled before they've had time to function properly. To avoid this happening, we'll situate the unit nearer to, but not directly next to the intake fan. This will allow the odour-neutralising terpenes to work their way throughout the room, dealing with any aromatic particles in the air before being safely expelled to the exterior.
Airflow is vital for proper functioning, and while the unit may work to some extent in still air, insufficient air circulation can mean you don't get the desired results. In some situations, and particularly with low ambient temperatures, not having the correct air movement can occasionally mean that the essential oils condense on the unit itself, forming an easily cleaned residue around the base. If this occurs, the manufacturer recommends placing the unit on a dish or saucer to avoid spillage while you find a more suitable location for it.
Using The Neutralizer while trimming and drying cannabis
As well as using The Neutralizer in our grow space to allow us to cultivate discreetly, we really wanted to see how well it performed in a few other, different situations, so we put a Pro Kit through its paces to help us solve some real-life problems.
The first serious issue we had to deal with was the unfortunate coincidence of harvesting a good-sized outdoor garden at the same time as essential building works were being carried out in the vicinity of the building where the drying and trimming took place. This situation meant that the entire harvesting process had to be carried out with utmost discretion to avoid the builders getting even a sniff of cannabis, and any problems that might lead to!
In this case, the harvest processing area was a room at the rear of the building, big enough to hang the entire outdoor harvest on lines suspended from the ceiling, and with a small window as a fresh air inlet. We situated our Neutralizer Pro Kit inside the drying room and left the door to the corridor leading to the front door slightly ajar. Then we used a small intake fan to gently push the air from the open window towards the front door and past the Neutralizer unit. The whole setup worked amazingly well, there was no trace of cannabis aroma around the area at all, the builders were none the wiser and for the first time ever we were able to focus on the job in hand without worrying about the smell giving the game away. And with the kit lasting 5-6 weeks of continuous use, before a replacement cartridge is needed, it comfortably kept us fully covered for the whole time while harvesting, drying and trimming.
The Neutralizer also works with cannabis smoke
As we've already mentioned, upon its release, The Neutralizer was initially aimed at growers wanting to cultivate cannabis safely, however, as time has gone by more and more smokers, dabbers and vapers have started to discover just how effective it can be at keeping them safe while they're consuming cannabis too.
Whether you're smoking weed out of your bedroom window, having a session with friends, or if unannounced guests come calling while you're enjoying a joint, there's no need to worry about the smell of the cannabis smoke or vapour raising suspicion if you've got The Neutralizer on your team! It's also really useful if you're on vacations and are staying in a hotel, holiday apartment or any accommodation where smoking is prohibited. Not only can it save the potential embarrassment of being discovered, what's more, but these places will also often hit you with a hefty cleanup charge, or even ask you to leave the establishment if they suspect you've been consuming cannabis on the premises. I think we can all agree that's something well worth avoiding!
Here at Alchimia, we'd been hearing great reports from many reliable sources about the effectiveness of The Neutralizer in these situations, and the manufacturer's Instagram account is full of testimonials from very happy customers, but as usual, we wanted to see it for ourselves.
Fortunately, during this year's Spannabis week, one of our staff members was moonlighting as a professional judge for the cannabis concentrate cup Masters Of Rosin, which this year involved smoking and evaluating 57 different samples of Rosin over the course of just a few days. A central Barcelona hotel was chosen for this test, and once we'd checked in and settled in to the room, we plugged our Neutralizer Pro Kit into the wall and switched it, opened the window a little to create some airflow (this is crucial to get full odour neutralisation wherever The Neutralizer is used) and set up the bubbler and electric nail to begin this epic tasting session.
During five hazy days, the tasting went on from breakfast time until well into the early hours, with dab after dab being enjoyed in the hotel room, filling it with enormous clouds of vapour, as well as smoke from the occasional joint. Despite this constant, heavy consumption, there was no hint of suspicion from the staff or fellow guests in the hotel, and what's more, upon returning to the room after any of the multiple trips to the shop for munchies, there was no detectable odour of cannabis in the corridor outside or in the room itself, and no trace of any lingering smell when we checked out, meaning that The Neutralizer passed this test with flying colours, giving us the security we need to enjoying our favourite buds or extracts in peace.
The Neutralizer Road Kit - no smell, no search means trouble-free driving
While here at Alchimia we definitely don't condone driving while under the influence of cannabis, most of us have enjoyed a smoke in our car, whether it's as a passenger on a long drive, or a group of friends sharing a few joints in the car park before a concert or a movie. However, in many countries and states, the smell of cannabis is sufficient grounds for the Police to search your vehicle, and an excuse to go through your things, possibly find your stash and cause a lot of trouble for you. Drivers will often resort to air freshener sprays or other products in an attempt to mask the odour, but this is ineffective and rarely works.
Fortunately, after the huge success of their Pro Kit and Compact Kit, the manufacturers have brought us The Neutralizer Road Kit, a new model of their unit specially designed to work in your vehicle, so now you can have the same odour-neutralising effectiveness on the move as you do at home. It's easy to use, is powered by the 12v cigarette lighter socket of your vehicle and the cartridge will last for 92 hours of continuous use, after which it's time to order a replacement Road Kit cartridge.
Once again, The Neutralizer's social media accounts are full of glowing testimonials from satisfied smokers, all with their own story of how The Neutralizer Road Kit had saved them from the disaster of being searched in a traffic stop, despite having smoked inside the car just minutes earlier! To see exactly how easy it is, check out a great Alchimia video where we tested the Road Kit for ourselves:
As you can see, The Neutralizer is very versatile, highly effective, easy to use and if we want to stay safe, it's an essential piece of kit for cultivators and consumers alike!
Till next time, all the best and happy growing!