In this instructable, I will be showing you how to make your own Pepper spray at home!
Commercial Pepper spray is made using capsaicin, the active chemical in chillies. We will be extracting capsaicin from chillies using acetone solvent extraction. We will also add a pepper extract for coughing and sneezing effect.
DO NOT WORRY, there is no complicated chemistry involved in this instructable.
I am not responsible for any harm you cause to yourself, or others, in the process of making, or using, these chemical solutions.
Be very careful with this as it causes coughing, sneezing, temporary blindness, and severe pain.
Please note this is illegal in certain countries and should only be used where it is legal. Only for use in self defence.
The effects will only last for 30 seconds, but the pain may last longer.
Step 1: Equipment and Ingredients
First, you will need to get a few pieces of equipment and ingredients together.
Coffee filter papers
3 small glasses
10 chillies (scotch bonnet chillies or hotter. hotter is better!)
About 50g of ground black pepper
Food colouring of your choice (I used red)