How to Make Your Own Liquid Gel Capsules

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How to Make Your Own Liquid Gel Capsules
Gel capsules can be filled with any liquid that you desire. (capsule image by Bosko Martinovic from

Liquid gel capsules are used for many medical and nutritional purposes, as well as in film and theatre as an easy way to create blood and other fluids coming from the mouth. Commercially made gel capsules are solid, with the contents injected during the manufacturing process. To make your own, you must purchase empty capsules and fill them with the liquid of your choice. Such capsules are available in most health food stores.

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Things you need

  • Eyedropper
  • Bowl (optional)

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    Open a gel capsule. It will have a slightly larger portion which slides over a smaller portion. Be careful not to lose either of the two halves.

    How to Make Your Own Liquid Gel Capsules
    This capsule has a larger green portion which slides over the smaller white portion. (pill image by Zbigniew Nowak from
  2. 2

    Use an eyedropper to fill the smaller portion of the capsule with the liquid of your choice. If the required dosage is large, use the largest available capsule to reduce the number of pills that you must take.

  3. 3

    Close the two halves of the gel capsule.

  4. 4

    Store the gel capsules in the refrigerator to prolong their life.

Tips and warnings

  • You can fill both halves of the gel capsule and close them over a bowl or sink for a fuller product, but this can be messy.

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