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Redneck Capsule Machine - Quick & Inexpensive


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Have you ever tried to fill 50 capsules one by one? It takes literally forever!! My husband caught me doing this tedious task and thought of the perfect solution for my dilemma. 

Since we had been low on finances, I didn't want to spend any more money for a capsule machine. I had already spent enough on buying organic herbs and spices. Heaven forbid if I spent more money on a new capsule machine

But what was I going to do? I needed a bottle-full of Spirulina capsules and a bottle-full of Turmeric capsules. I didn't have 2 or 3 hours to dedicate for filling capsules.

When my husband saw my frustration, he took off to our bedroom and returned with one of his plastic shell holders. He was so sweet to help me think through this problem. Many times, he thinks "out-of-the-box" instead of getting frustrated. 

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Once the shell holder is rinsed off, it's ready to take its place as  a repurposed capsule machine - with no added expense - easy peasy!!

Any type of straw can be used to fill the capsules as long as its end is small enough to fit inside them. 

Medical tweezers work great for pulling out capsules from the shell holder. 

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Place the large end of the empty capsules in the shell holder. Once you have done this, you are ready to fill the capsules with your herbs. Use a straw to begin this process. Just give the straw a gentle tap if the powder gets stuck inside. A tap is usually enough to move the powder along. 


Once the capsules have been filled, then simply place the ends of the capsules onto your already-filled ones. They are now ready to place in your herb bottles for use. It's as simple as that. It's so easy with no added expense. Plus, it takes out a lot of stress - no more filling capsules one at a time!!! Enjoy!!


What do you use to fill your capsules?

What types of herbs/spices do you like?

Do you prefer any special blends?


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  1. […] Have you ever wanted to fill your own capsules but didn’t want to buy the tools? Naturally Blessed Mama shares how to make a “redneck capsule machine.” […]

  2. great thinking! He deserves a hug for sure!

  3. Absolutely love this idea! I was actually needing to fill some caps soon and am so glad I cam across this on the homestead blog hop I just joined. I need to do some more turmeric and echinacea.

  4. I'm glad it will help you. I was so excited that I didn't have to buy anything extra - everything was right here at my fingertips and I didn't even realize it. Plus, my husband has always been one to think out of the box to solve problems. Have a wonderful afternoon!!!

  5. Thanks and have a wonderful afternoon!!!

  6. Great idea! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

  7. What a great, time-saving solution. This will definitely impress our frugal friends! I am so delighted that you shared your cheap and easy Redneck Capsule Machine with us at the Healthy Happy Green and Natural Party!Thank you so much for sharing your gems and for your support! All the best, Deborah