Pepper spray was created to be used as a self-defence tool. When you spray the pepper spray in someone's eyes, it burns and they cannot see. This gives you time to escape a dangerous situation. If you don't have the money to buy some pepper spray, you can make some at home.
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Things you need
- Empty body spray container
- Hot red pepper powder
- Rubbing alcohol
- Baby oil
- Small glass
- Liquid strainer
Put 2 tbsp of hot red pepper powder in a small glass.
Pour rubbing alcohol in to the glass until it is about 3.8 cm (1 1/2 inches) high.
Mix the alcohol and the hot red pepper powder together with a spoon. It will take a minute or two to get it combined without any chunks.
Pour in 2 tbsp of baby oil. Mix again with the spoon for several minutes.
Strain your mixture into an empty spray bottle. You may need a funnel for this step. Place the cap on the spray bottle and you are all set.
Tips and warnings
- Your homemade pepper spray will last two weeks.
- Homemade pepper spray is also effective on dogs -- so if a dog attacks you, you can spray it and it will not be able to see.
- Don't spray anyone with this mixture for fun. It can really hurt and is only to be used as a self-defence mechanism.