How to Make Sneezing Powder




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


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!

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.



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    38 Discussions


    4 years ago on Introduction

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


    6 years ago on Introduction

    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

    2 replies

     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.

    Lance Mt.

    9 years ago on Introduction

     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

    2 replies
    Lance Mt.knex_mepalm

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    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.


    9 years ago on Introduction

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


    9 years ago on Step 2

    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

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