What is Pepper Spray?

HardcoreIt is simply cayenne pepper in spray form. Pepper spray typically comes in canisters, which are often small enough to be carried or concealed in a pocket or purse. Pepper spray’s active ingredient is oleoresin Capsicum (OC). Here in NC, our local Police carry 36% OC. Damsel in Defense pepper sprays are 18% OC.

How hot is it?

Do you think those hot peppers are spicy? Well, think again. To get a better idea of how hot our pepper spray is, let’s look at the scoville heat unit chart. It was devised by Wilbur Scoville in 1912 as a measure the hotness of a chile pepper.

The SHU scale, in regards to pepper spray, indicates the amount of oleoresin capsicum (OC) present or, the heat and irritation the pepper spray delivers.scovilleOur pepper spray is 2 million scoville heat units (SHU). Ya, that’s hot…


  • Enables you to defense yourself while keeping a safe distance ( Damsel in Defense pepper sprays up to 16 ft.)
  • Doesn’t require size or strength to use
  • Constant reminder to stay alert when holding it or on your key chain
  • Safety feature to prevent accidental discharge
  • Glow in the dark nozzle


  • A one second burst to the face will cause temporary blindness, choking, coughing, and nausea-bringing the attacker to his knees.
  • Can affect an attacker for up to 60 minutes without causing permanent damage
  • It’s an inflammatory agent and not an irritant so it is effective on those who feel no pain such as those under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • UV (ultraviolet) identifying dye that last’s a full week and up to two weeks to ware off so if the assailant goes to the hospital, a simple UV light proves they were up to no good


  1. Pepper Spray isn’t of any use if it’s not in your hand. Especially when you’re alone and feel threatened. Make it a habit to hold when, for example, walking around in a parking lot or out for a walk.
  2. Change out your pepper spray canister every six months for best results and potency.
  3. Be sure to spray with the wind so it won’t spray back on yourself
  4. Pepper Spray is restricted in the following areas: MA, MI, NY, WI & DC

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What is Pepper Spray?

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