Introduction: How to Make Sneezing Powder

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I will show you how to make Sneezing powder identical to the store bought version for about a 5 cents.

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Step 1: Materials

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1 teaspoon of ground black pepper


Mortar and Pestle

Film cannister (or other small container) to put the powder in.

Step 2: Grind It Up!

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Take the Black Pepper and grind it up in the Mortar and Pestle for about ten minutes. The longer you grind it the better it will be. You could probably use a coffee grinder but then your coffee might taste a bit weird.

Step 3: Deployment

The easiest way to deploy this is to pinch some and sprinkle it in the air.
you could also use a personal fan to disperse the powder.


sahilk3 (author)2015-04-04

what's the best way to deploy it so you can sneeze

acabrera7 (author)2013-02-04

you can pile a little in a straw and aim it a people. Mind you don't Suck it!

it wont damage the eyes I did this before and all that would happen is it would make them sneeze... if it gets in their eyes it may hurt or just feel like something's in your eye blow in eye to get it out also just think about it, have you ever gotten sand in your eye?? thats what it feels like with a slight tinge... have fun dude

If u get it in your eyes it just makes you cry

 Nothing a little pepper in my eye just caused some temporary damage for the last 22 months, nothing bad, no solutions even going to the doctor for eye drops. Its not so bad.

wito31 (author)2010-06-03

I like all those evil ideas

Lance Mt. (author)2010-01-19

 I had been having nose bleeds as of late and i may have forgotten this key information when i tried it with a air compressor to disrepute. Arrgggh

 -Arrrrgh, Chris

knex_mepalm (author)Lance Mt.2010-03-13

 so you dispensed it with an air compressor?

Lance Mt. (author)knex_mepalm2010-03-20

Of course. Put a bit in a cup and blast it. I then went on to get a plastic jar and cut lots of slits in in. When you seal it up it all shoots out the sides as a mushroom cloud.

masonrulz (author)2009-09-28

BEWARE: be SURE to wash your hands b4 touching any part of ur face if u get this stuff inyour eyes, it STINGS

11rex11 (author)2009-04-29

I tried this and it doesn't work it only makes my dog sneeze anyway sneezing powder that you buy in the stores it i=has way more chemicals then just pepper

An Villain (author)11rex112009-06-22

baking soda as well works good.

MadBricoleur (author)An Villain2009-07-21

baking soda alone? or with this mixture?

An Villain (author)MadBricoleur2009-07-22

with mixture.

MadBricoleur (author)An Villain2009-07-22

How does baking powder help O_o

An Villain (author)MadBricoleur2009-07-22

baking soda just helps, i think it has to do with the fineness of the particles.

MadBricoleur (author)An Villain2009-07-22

ah, I see. in that way, wouldn't flour work just as well instead of b.s?

An Villain (author)MadBricoleur2009-07-22

no, it would fall to quickly.

MadBricoleur (author)An Villain2009-07-22


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Braeburn (author)2008-06-05

envelope plus ice cream scoop

Kaiven (author)Braeburn2008-10-18


Braeburn (author)Kaiven2008-10-18

yeah, put it an envelope and then run an ice cream scoop across it

Kaiven (author)Braeburn2008-10-19

Oh, ok. Can this be done with like pills also? Whenever I crush something it spills out of whatever I am using because the little shards and the force of me pushing on it creates holes..

Braeburn (author)Braeburn2008-06-11

or a film canister with ball bearings in it

Kaiven (author)2008-10-18

:D I made some and I sneezed... 3 times :D

pyro13 (author)2008-03-31

hm i like it. any ideas for an improvised mortar and pestle? I dont have one, but want to make some of this!

milamber (author)pyro132008-06-06

put it in a bag and drive over it or put on road till someone ells drives over it

reeding (author)pyro132008-04-03

a bowl and the back of an ice cream scoop

silicon_7 (author)pyro132008-04-01

you could spread out the pepper over a marble or stone chopping block and run a spoon over it for a while

Gonazar (author)pyro132008-03-31

try putting the pepper in a folded piece of paper and going over it with something cylindrical and heavy, like a rolling pin

lolz 'as easy as dell' =P

MaThinger (author)2008-05-02

Couldn't just throwing into the air damage peoples eyes?

DainiusGB (author)2008-04-13

you could rig a lightswitch so when someone presses it, that powder flies out at them

Bright Shadow (author)DainiusGB2008-04-19

OR BETTER-- put it on a ceiling fan connected to a lightswitch!

Dantex (author)2008-04-19

i putted it in straw and blown in my sisters face and it got ti her eyes

FunkNattidelic (author)2008-04-07

HERES AN IDEA : hows about we put it in a pen and whip it at the ground in the classroom right in front of the fan?? EVILNESS . thats what im going to do..

dondangler (author)2008-04-06

no no no... load it into the confetti bomb :)

sushiking (author)2008-04-05

How about a coffee grinder? If available. This will make it even finer.

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