18 Home Remedies for Passing a Drug Test

Is an impending drug test a reason of 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.

There are several home remedies that can help you. However, severity of the drug, health, age and ethnicity are some of the factors that determine how much time your body will take to flush out the toxins. But, before hopping to home remedies, it’s essential to know about THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) metabolites. THC metabolites are fat-soluble constituents present in Marijuana. When you smoke Marijuana, THC becomes accumulated in your fat cells. But when you pee, they leave your body. Complete removal of THC from your fat cells is not easy. A drug test is carried out to detect the absence or presence of the metabolites and their parent drug.

Home Remedies for Passing Urine and Blood Drug Test

The following home remedies 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.

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


  • 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.

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

Note- Caffeinated diuretics may have adverse effects, so, use non-caffeinated beverages to swill out your body.

3. B-Complex Multivitamin

Diuretics and water takes away the yellow color of urine, which can raise suspicions. To overcome this quandary, consume 100 mg of B-complex multivitamin 2 hours prior the test. B2 or B12 restores the yellow color of the urine.

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. In order to pass the test, you will have to work out on a regular basis.

5. Intake a Lots of Fiber

Fiber forwards fat-soluble THC metabolites to colon (not to 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.

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.

7. Herbs

Herbs like chaparral poke root, burdock root and red clover act as natural blood cleansers. Prepare tea of the dried herbs and sip it several times a day to pass the blood drug test.

Home Remedies for Passing Hair Drug Test

8. Lemon Juice

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.

Note- This remedy is only effective for seldom cocaine and marijuana users.

9. Rosemary Shampoo

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. Rosmarinic and caffeic acids present in the rosemary detoxify the strands effectively.

10. Vinegar

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

Note- 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.

11. Sea Salt

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

Get a little amount of baking soda in your palm and add a few drops of water to prepare a paste. Massage the paste on your hair and scalp. Now, dilute apple cider vinegar in warm water and rinse your hair with it while massaging your scalp. This remedy will wash out drug metabolites present on the cuticles of your hair. This could increase your chances of passing hair drug test.

13. Shave to Save Yourself

You can’t tamper with a hair test, since they are cut on the spot. The best way to escape this test is to shave your body and head prior to hair test. 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.

Home Remedies to Pass 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 qualify saliva drug test effortlessly.


15. Flush Out the Toxins

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

Take a few aspirins just a few hours before the drug test. It could camouflage the signs of use of drug.

17. Mouthwash

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. Consume it 3 days before the scheduled test.

Myths Associated with Passing the Drug Test

1. Niacin

Most of the people believe that niacin eliminates THC metabolites from your body. But, the fact is that it helps detoxify your body, but don’t remove THC metabolites completely. Moreover, too much consumption of niacin results in nausea and vomiting.

2. Vinegar

It’s a misconception that if you add vinegar to your urine sample, it will reduce THC metabolites below the level of detection. In fact, it will alter the pH of your urine leading to failure of the test.

3. Bleach

Some people presume that they can clear the drug test, if they add bleach to their sample or drink it before the test. As a matter of fact, it doesn’t have any effect on your THC metabolites and drinking of bleach may lead to death.

4. Goldenseal

If you think that goldenseal will aid you clear a urine test for marijuana, then you need to update your knowledge. This herb is not at all useful for you.

5. Pectin

Jellies and jam contain pectin. It is a wrong belief that this substance prevents THC to enter the urinary tract by forming a defensive coat on your stomach. Here, you need to be aware of the fact that metabolites don’t pass through stomach, they pass through kidneys. Hence, it will not work.

6. Visine

Metabolites will get eliminated, if you add Visine to your urine sample. This is what most of the people assume. But, the fact is something else! Visine will foam up your samples, which in turn, will clearly reveal that you have tried to bang your drug test.

7. Ammonia

Addition of ammonia will also not help you out. It will change the urine’s pH level, and you will easily get caught when tested for adulterants.

8. Salt

If you are thinking to pass the drug test by adding salt to your sample, then you better perish this though. Salt doesn’t get completely dissolved in the sample. As a consequence, it can be seen at the bottom of the cup. Moreover, it increases the specific gravity to a level that is out of normal body range. You will fail if you are tested for the adulterant.

9. Drain-O

Don’t dare to add Drain-O to your urine sample because it will change the pH level and give a bluish tint to it, revealing you have added adulterant.

10. Dexatrim

A myth associated with intake of phenylpropanolamine (active ingredient of Dexatrim) before drug test is that it assist you falsify the sample. In reality, it won’t do anything.


  • Do not try any home remedy that involves consumption of something hazardous. For instance, intake of household cleaners, for the sake of clearing the drug test can lead to death.
  • Swindle 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.


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