Homemade Pepper Spray




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

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

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

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

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

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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    211 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Don't talk rubbish, sodium hydroxide is dangerous, no doubt. But "eats through your skin in a matter of seconds"? No it doesn't, not even close. It is most reactive when heated up, i know this because i had a part time job when i was at school. "Dipping doors", this meant dipping doors in a highly concentrated bath of sodium hydroxide and water, 50kgs of sodium hydroxide to 400 gallons of water being heated by a massive gas burner. It removed paint in around 5 minutes, and although we wore gauntlets, we often had it splash on us. It WASN'T like a life or death run to get cleaned off, sure you had to wash it of but you had a good few minutes before any skin damage would have been caused! Learn about what you are talking about before guessing and making yourself look dumb!, it isn't helpful too others, yes it can be a dangerous chemical, just like any other if misused. Scaremongering is not big or clever, grow up.
    If anyone is dumb enough to consider walking around with a mix like this for defence, well if you get caught by mr lawman you will be looking at more than just a slap on the wrist for that!

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    Reply 2 years ago

    Shona, I believe that chemgenius was not scaremongering they were stating a fact. What's incredibly scary here is this tutorial has been viewed over 500,000 times and someone is likely to take this information as facts. Sodium hydroxide is caustic it will eat through skin in seconds . If you pour water into a container of sodium hydroxide the sodium hydroxide HEATS the water. Anyone can google this & get the facts I've worked with it myself making soap clearing drains & neutralizing other chemicals. I mean no disrespect to you but you should not be giving out information on something this serious that can cause serious harm & death...your unawareness of the consequences of your words scares me unfortunately I am seeing this much too often




    3 years ago

    For people who say they don't care if they blind their attacker! Sure I am in total agreement. BUT there is a good chance that the pepper spray can also get in your own eyes and others you may not intentionally mean to harm whilst using it in the kerfuffle of defence!!

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    Reply 3 years ago

    You are of course correct, which is why it is best for pepper spray to have a thickened consistency. All pro versions have a thickening agent to stop any down wind fallout so to speak.

    I am thinking about making a tutorial myself......I know a lot about making devices such as this, and my version is (not to be rude to this publisher, but) a lot more effective.

    It requires a few basic skills but the end result is fantastic......give me a week or two to get the stuff together I need, I am not exactly sure how long it takes to make a tutorial but I will get it done. If only to help people who deserve to have the means of defending themselves but are prohibited from doing so by the pathetic government!


    Reply 3 years ago

    Hi there.could you please give me dicrectioms to make your version thanks


    3 years ago

    I'd like to make a formal complaint - I made up the spray, but the resulting erection only lasted 1 hour.


    4 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    Reply 3 years ago

    Tobasco sauce is made with Tobasco Peppers, it's not just a clever name.


    3 years ago

    I made it from jalopeno & it works but add a little glyserine for firing strenght & a sqirt not spray bottle, i added sodium benzoate 1% for shelf life but citric acid will do it for 4months

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    Reply 3 years ago

    i made mine with loads of cyanene peppers because i grow then and harvested a lot last year from just a few plants. i also first boiled then on the stove then removed the peppers and once they cooled down, cut them up and used isopropanol alcohol to extract more. once the alcohol had evaporated it left a powder with i recombined with the syrupy mixture left after letting the water boil down. next i added glyserine and 15% concentrated vinegar. that will temporarly disable an attacker.