18 Home Remedies for Passing a Drug Test

Doctor holding a medical specimen

Is an impending drug test a reason for your edginess? It’s obvious! The outcomes of drug test directly or indirectly affect the rest of your life. A positive drug test report is considered as a grave felony, and it not only jeopardizes your personal life but also wreaks havoc on your professional life. Failure to clear the test leads to revocation of your driving license and shatters your dreams of pursuing higher studies, as most of the institutes, colleges and universities require you to submit your drug test report and driver’s license before admission. Moreover, recruiters always look for candidates with a clean background. Luckily, there are several home remedies that can help you.

The following home remedies for passing a drug test are considered good for quick removal of metabolites from your blood and urine. However, there is no complete assurance that use of these remedies will give you a negative drug report.

Passing a Urine Test

1. Water

Hyper saturate your body to dilute THC metabolites below the detectable level. If you think that increasing the intake of water for a few days or weeks before the drug test will work, then you are absolutely wrong. Here, it’s vital to understand a fact. As THC metabolites are insoluble in water, this remedy will not completely flush them out of your body. It will only dilute the urine temporarily. Some people even recommend a lemon water detox.

However, don’t over drink water; it can result in water intoxication and in some cases, even death. Dilution rids of the yellow color of urine. It can easily make evident that you have diluted urine and your sample may be rejected.

What to do:

  • You need to consume at least one gallon or more water a few hours (24 hours) ahead of your drug test.

clean water

2. Diuretics

Use of diuretics such as iced tea, grapes juice, apple cider vinegar, Midol, coffee, Pepsi, cranberry juice, etc., results in frequent urination. It speeds up the metabolism of your body. As a consequence, fats will burn speedily. Fruits like apples, carrots, oats, berries, watermelons, lettuce, cabbage, tomatoes, and grapes serve as natural diuretics. These fruits are rich in water content. So, you are not required to shell out additional money for synthetic diuretic medicines when these fiber-rich fruits present in your refrigerator can provide you the same effect. Some diuretic herbs like juniper berry, dandelion root, etc., also make you pee frequently. Keep in mind that caffeinated diuretics may have adverse effects, so, use non-caffeinated beverages to swill out your body.

What to do:

  • Drink 1 gallon or more of any of the above-listed diuretics, in order to cleanse your system.

3. B-Complex Multivitamin

Diuretics and water take away the yellow color of urine, which can raise suspicions. B2 or B12 restores the yellow color of the urine.

What to do:

  • Consume 100 mg of B-complex multivitamin 2 hours prior the test.

4. Exercise

Exercise decreases weight and fats in the body. As a result, THC metabolites stored in the fat cells also drops off. However, if you are left with very little time to prepare for the urine or blood test, this remedy will not work. You can’t reduce your weight overnight.

What to do:

  • Work out on a regular basis.

5. Intake Lots of Fiber

Fiber forwards fat-soluble THC metabolites to the colon (not to the bladder). Besides, they help boost up the metabolism of the body. A majority of THC will get excreted out in the stool if you increase intake of fiber-rich foods in your diet.

What to do:

  • Try to consume as many fiber-rich foods as you can before taking the test.

6. Synthetic Urine Substitute

A number of liquid and powdered synthetic urine substitutes are available online for sale. You can place an order to get them right at your door for passing the urine drug test. But, be cautious while using them as these can be detectable.

What to do:

  • Use the urine substitute for the test.

7. Herbs

Herbs like chaparral poke root, burdock root and red clover act as natural blood cleansers. That's why they are perfect home remedies for passing a drug test.

What to do:

  • Prepare a tea of the dried herbs and sip it several times a day to pass the blood drug test.

Passing Hair Drug Test

8. Lemon Juice

Lemon juice is generally recommended for haircare treatments. However, it's a good option if you want to pass a hair drug test too. Keep in mind that this remedy is only effective for seldom cocaine and marijuana users.

What to do:

  • Fill a bucket with water and leave it overnight.
  • Next morning, add lemon juice to it.
  • Wash your hair with this water. It will rinse out drug metabolites and detoxify your strands.

lemon juice and lemons

9. Rosemary Shampoo

Rosemary is yet another valuable resource when you need to pass a drug test. For this, you will need to make your own shampoo. The rosmarinic and caffeic acids present in the rosemary detoxify the strands effectively.

What to do:

  • Heat dried rosemary leaves with grapeseed oil in a kettle for at least 3 hours.
  • Let the leaves infuse with the oil mixture. Don’t overheat the oil.
  • Strain this oil in a clean jar. Allow it to cool for a night.
  • Next day, massage your scalp with this rosemary oil thoroughly and then rinse.
  • Repeat the procedure, as required.

10. Vinegar

You might have heard until now that vinegar is good for cleaning your hair. This also applies in the case of a pending drug test which you are worried about. However, salicylic acid can’t penetrate the cuticle and cortex of hair to eliminate strong drug metabolites. Therefore, this remedy works excellent only for light marijuana users.

What to do:

  • First, rinse your strands with vinegar.
  • Then, wash off with salicylic acid to remove toxins and dirt.
  • Finally, cleanse with a detergent.

11. Sea Salt

Passing a drug test becomes a lot easier if you try to use sea salt on your hair. You will also need to use a shampoo, and the chances for you to come clean will be much higher.

What to do:

  • Mix 2 cups of bicarbonate soda, 1 cup of sea salt and 1 cup of apple cider vinegar.
  • Use this mixture to soak your hair.
  • After 5-7 minutes, rinse with a shampoo.
  • Repeat it several times to pass the test.

12. Baking Soda

Using baking soda will wash out drug metabolites present on the cuticles of your hair. This means that it could increase your chances of passing hair drug test.

What to do:

  • Get a little amount of baking soda in your palm and add a few drops of water to prepare a paste.
  • Massage the paste into your hair and scalp.
  • Now, dilute apple cider vinegar in warm water and rinse your hair with it while massaging your scalp.

13. Shave to Save Yourself

You can’t tamper with a hair test since they are cut on the spot. You could say that you wanted to experiment with your hairdo or you were bothered by the thinning of your strands, and request for any other test.

What to do:

  • The best way to escape this test is to shave your body and head prior to the hair test.

Passing a Saliva Drug Test

In comparison to other drug tests, it’s quite easy to pass a saliva drug test. THC metabolites in saliva get washed away within 3-4 days of the last time you smoked. The following home remedies will aid you to qualify saliva drug test effortlessly.

15. Flush Out the Toxins

Flushing out the toxins in your body is the quickest and easiest way to pass a drug test.

What to do:

  • Drink plenty of cranberry juice and water to get rid of toxins.
  • You can also swill out drugs by engaging in physical activities and exercises.

16. Aspirin

You can always rely on aspirin in case you're worried about passing a saliva drug test. It can camouflage the signs of use of a drug.

What to do:

  • Take a few aspirins just a few hours before the drug test.

17. Mouthwash

Obviously, mouthwash is another easy remedy if you want to get your saliva clean.

What to do:

  • Get a toxin clearing mouthwash from your nearby smoke shop or online retailer and gargle with it for a minimum of half an hour.

18. Red Meat

Intake of protein-rich red meat normalizes the levels of creatinine in your body. However, this remedy works if you know beforehand about the upcoming test.

What to do:

  • Consume it 3 days before the scheduled test.

Final Warnings

  • Do not try any home remedy for passing a drug test that involves consumption of something hazardous. For instance, intake of household cleaners, for the sake of clearing the drug test can lead to death.
  • Swindling a drug test is considered as a crime in some countries and it can result in civil/criminal penalties. So, before attempting any remedy, first know your local laws.

James Beattie


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