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do you live in a dangerous part of town? do bullies at school pick on you? have you ever gotten mugged by a crazed clown? if your answer is yes to any of these, you need your very own homemade pepper spray! This pepper spray is very easy to make and is the perfect, over the counter, self defense weapon! side effects may include blindness, blurriness of vision, loss of vision for no more than twenty seconds, irritation of skin, and coughing. If you experience an erection lasting more than 4 hours please contact your doctor immedialty.
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Step 1: Safety and what you will need

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first let me say that a pepper spray is a self defense weapon, and you should not abuse it. You do not go around giving people mace in the face, as fun as it is. Use your pepper spray only when it is justified (i.e. your getting robbed, your being beat up, a republican slept with your wife), ok so the last part is a joke.

you will need

1. Peppers, i used chili peppers as they seem to be the hottest of all peppers
2. Black, tabletop pepper, added for coughing effect
3. Water
4. Something to brew the spray in
5. a container for the finished product
6. something to crush the pepper (not pictured)
7. funnel (not pictured and optional if you dont mind making a huge mess)
8. goggles, safety only, optional

Step 2: Add the peppers

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get about enough water so that when you add the peppers, their just barely floating. With some sort of spoon or something else, crush the peppers until all the seeds come out. After that you can add some black peppers.

Step 3: Fill up with water and heat it up

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fill the container up with water and put it in a microwave. You may also boil the water, as that may be more effective.

Step 4: Pour solution into bottle for spraying

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use a funnel, hopefully, and pour it into the bottle. Find a small, concealable bottle, preferably one that will continue spraying when trigger is held.

Step 5: You're done

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well thats it thats how you make pepper spray its effective for up to two weeks. Have fun spraying, try not to blind yourself.
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if you put it in a mid cost water gun, you get good range, better capacity, and accuracy. I recommend the little automatic super soaker that NERF released a bit ago.

IamTheMomo26 days ago

Pardon me for intruding, but please learn from a real cook. Tabasco is made from jalapenos, not habaneros. I'd cook fresh habaneros because they are hot enough, and are available in most locations, and cook them WITH the even hotter seeds, to a soft, pulpy mass in just enough water to cover the peppers, then puree it all in my Nutribullet. Strain it to remove excess water, then cover it with some cheap vodka to keep it from spoiling. You could use an immersion blender or a standard countertop blender, but the 'Bullet will grind the seeds better. Let it sit for a few days or a week, then strain it through a household strainer first, then through a coffee filter, and you will have enough mayhem in a spray bottle to get the job done without clogging the sprayer. Fill your bottle carefully, and I'd advise wearing goggles or large glasses and a mask because the fumes can be highly irritating to your respiratory system. Filling your bottle with solids will make it unusable in only a spritz or two. You're going to need to do it right if you're being attacked. If it doesn't work to immobilize your attacker, you're just going to make him angrier and more dangerous.

Your - something that belongs to you.

You're - You are.

wolvmarine3 months ago

Bengay or capzasin type topical pain relief ointments are a great source of irritants without the need for the extraction purpose of the actual peppers. I've had bengay in the wrong areas and its extremely painful and that was only residual contact !

Dispensary:: small pressure bottle like the small WD40 bottles with a tire stem and valve tapped or welded on.

Also ammonia can be used since its pungency has its own irritating factors as well.

Bleach even better since your assailant will then easier to spot after they've run off to escape the spray.

My 2 cents from the back burner.


NO!! Please change or delete your post! Ammonia and Bleach disolve fat since they are so alkaline, you will make the person permanently blind! Do not ever attempt to make a spray with these chemicals!

Ammonia and bleach are household chemicals and if someone wants to do you bodily harm, this is certainly the least you or someone else can defend themselves with.

someone is trying to KILL you and you're worried about making them permanently blind? I say good, then they can't hurt someone else

if a man dares to hurt me or rape me then I would do everything I could and if he goes blind he deserves it. He's evil and should be punished. If he's blind he will never do it again that's for sure.

Agreed, I want my wife and daughter to be able to protect themselves they would not want to take someone's life and a knife would be backup to the pepper spray in case that does not subdue them. We should all carry/practive some type of deterrent there are just too many crazy people out there and you never know when they are going to crack...

Ammonia uncut can cause blindness so It would be used sparingly mostly for irritant purposes.

Bleach will cause temporary blindness as labeled on the bottle and obviously permanently stain/damage the perp's cloths an added benefit to such a recipe/formula.

"Dissolving fat" not sure if you've looked around but most 'mericans have enough fat to spare especially if they are trying to do something bad to your wife/girlfriend.

My 4 cents.


Kris T.1 month ago

Would love to make this for the neighbor dogs, and I do actually mean the canine variety.

jscanlan2 months ago

Lots of good ideas--- In most US locations habineros /scotch bonnets are easily available-- but almost any pepper will do DMSO is not needed.

Pepper spray is regulated in many areas of the US and the UK has very stringent laws

If you are concerned about home defense long reach wasp spray is not regulated and is almost as effective as pepper spay, plus it is designed to reach 20 + feet

Protect yourself, the response time by police can be 15 minutes ore better.

bitemback3 years ago
For a better kick of your chosen product.
Instead of water use a 50/50 mixture of DMSO.
It is absorbed into the skin at contact point and
can not be washed off.

The product is inside the skin, and goes directly into the
blood steam. Then carried to every part of the body.

Use distilled water only for better results.

Very effective and long lasting.

If you want to make the person loose his sight forever.. :S

What is DMSO???

This is just evil and a fantastically effective idea. Might have to mix some up. You said 50/50 mixture of DMSO, but what's the other 50 (capsaicin?)?
ericascarica5 months ago

Do the peppers need to be dried out or can I use them fresh from the garden??

Fresh from a garden would be way better, as the natural oils have not been depleted. Just crush them and boil them.

emma_computer4 months ago

People, please note if intending to use DMSO that it freezes at 64F or 18C and has to be put in warm water to thaw if below that temperature.

1 part sodium bisulfate

2 parts sodium hydroxide

Balance in 1 part water

Be careful!

dunaway16 months ago

Here is a very hot pepper. I've tried it and it will lite you up.
This is the only place you can find it. It grows like crazy in our climate so I think it's a good sustainable option in case SHTF. Also, I recommend planting it as a border to your garden because it keeps many bugs and animals out.

i made similar.
i simply bought tabasco brand habanero sauce, filtered through a coffee paper, and watered down a bit with pure alcohol.

this lovely mix, i then forced into an empty travel deodorant can.
you know the little 50ml ones the mrs keeps in her handbag? perfect!
i popped the cap off, and used a syringe, and the tube inside a gel pen to connect the two together, and put about 30ml of the liquid into the can.

then i just re pressurized the whole thing with butane lighter gas, popped the cap back on ,and hey presto, proper pepper spray!

preliminary testing to train the mrs in it's use showed we have about 8 foot range, and about a 5 second burst, enough to take down multiple attackers if necessary.

although this is VERY illegal to carry, it looks like a normal deodorant, and thus unlikely to be detected.
and seeing it's for the mrs, id much prefer to pick her up from the police station for assault, than pick her up from the hospital for reasons probably best left unsaid...

that said, be carefull. if you are caught with one of these in your pocket in the uk, the police will prosecute you to the full extent of the law, which could be intent to harm, and some serious consequences. if you are forced to use one, remember that the way the courts work, you need to be able to prove that you were in fear of your life or it will be you in the docks, and your attacker will likely walk free with a nice little comp package at your expense.

pepper spray is only ever a last ditch weapon, think of it as aggreivated assault in a can.
drop it.
run like holy hell!

personally i carry a spare wallet, with an old cashcard and about a fiver in it. if ever i am attacked, i give them the wallet, and run like hell!


im a lawyer in the uk, if u use this you will probably get charged with ABH / GBH
(though thisll depend on the spesific sercumstanses of how / where / what was the perpose in using it)

also its a section 7 (i think!) firearm, and u can be prosecuted just for possesing it!

and finally, the only way u can use a weapon like this, is if u were not carrying it! (yes, ridiculous i know), the way the system works is if u were carrying something for another (legitimate) purpose and were forced to use it to defend yourself (or your family), then thats cosher, but if u were carrying it for use as a weapon in case u got attacked, then that isnt (agane stupid i know)

just one more thing, if say, u were attacked, and u happened to spot a aerosol can (like the one u describe above) AND HAD NO IDEA AS TO THE CONTENTS and then pleaded, utter shock and ignorence that it contained pepper spray of all things! and there wasnt too many of your finger prints on it and your acting skills arent to shabby then the police could conceivably buy your version of events (hint, hint!)
mmmhm so ur a lawer for the uk and u ant spell again really
depends on wether i rite the comments i make with dragon or if i tipe them!

Do you mean to say "Type"? LOL

A lawyer in the 'UK' - really? A lawyer would not have used the term UK, because different parts of the UK have different laws. Lawyers do not think of themselves as from the UK, but from England or Scotland etc. Secondly, whilst you might be charged with possessing an offensive weapon and possibly assault or ABH, you would NOT be charged with GBH because this requires a far higher degree of injury - section 20 specifies a wound or broken skin, for example. And whilst you may not be able to spell due to dyslexia, this does not explain the appalling construction of your sentences - something that a lawyer, whether dyslexic or not, HAS to get right in order to do the job. You are no lawyer.

Zombie thread dude.
Point remains that this thing is really harmful to your criminal record if found.
And I would still prefer to pick the Mrs up from the police station than the hospital
Zombie thread dude.
Point remains that this thing is really harmful to your criminal record if found.
And I would still prefer to pick the Mrs up from the police station than the hospital
mmmhm so ur a lawer for the uk and u ant spell again really
Pardon me but you don't spell very well for a lawyer!
dislexia! - i spell evry thing foneticly - the way it sownds - ive got the riting age of a 6-7 yr old child & i coodnt reed or rite till i was 12 but i overcame it to the extent that i tawt myself how to (after a fashon!)
I respect that and your difficulty but a UK Lawyer who can't write!
if i've got work of formal nature to do i use a voice recognition program called dragon naturally speaking, which you may note inserts the correct punctuation, and prints the words i dictate, spelling them correctly (good isn't it!)
KennyS17 months ago

Would love to try this with some Bhut Jolokia (ghost chili) peppers growing on a bush in my side yard...

um the best pepper spray is made with cayenne pepper disolved into alcohol very dangerous.
When you say may cause blindness, do u mean permanent blindness
asath11 year ago
i kinda went for the whole 'certain death sort of a theme.
Boiling water,
tabasco- lots of it,
kitchen cleaner,
sour spray.

Yeah- I'm not sure what kind of mutations/deaths will be caused by this modified recipe!
zlemieux1 year ago
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