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What Is Pepper Spray?

Posted on January 26th, 2013

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Pink Pepper Spray For WomenIf you’ve ever bitten into a hot chili pepper that was just a little too spicy for you to handle, then you might know how difficult it is to get the burning sensation in your mouth to go away. The immediate pain can be unbearable, and no matter how much water you drink, it just doesn’t seem stop.

Now, imagine if you felt that same burning sensation all over your face and in your eyes, nose, and throat. It would be excruciating. This is the basis behind a solution known as pepper spray. Since 1973 pepper spray has been used by law enforcement as a way to subdue violent, aggressive or uncooperative subjects. Many people also use it as a personal self-defense tool to fight off attackers.

Pepper spray is made from an extract of chili peppers and usually comes in an aerosol canister so you can spray it quickly and easily. Since it’s portable and easy to use, pepper spray is a popular option for both law enforcement and personal use. When sprayed into the face of an attacker, it’s extremely irritating to the skin, eyes, mouth, throat and lungs. Its effect is immediate and powerful, and it can distract a person long enough for you to escape an assailant, or for a police officer to take control of a subject.

Another reason pepper spray is so widely used is that, most of the time, exposure has no lasting effects. The immediate impact may be intense, but after a few hours, the effects should wear off completely. This makes it a generally safer option than using guns, chemical deterrents or Tasers, which in some cases can lead to permanent health problems or even death.

What Pepper Spray Is and How It’s Used

The active ingredient in pepper spray is oleoresin capsicum (OC), a natural oil found in many types of hot peppers, including cayenne peppers and other chili peppers. OC contains a compound called capsaicin, which is what’s responsible for the spicy sensation when you eat a hot pepper. It’s odorless, colorless, and even flavorless, but just one milligram (about 0.00003 ounces) of pure capsaicin is enough to cause blisters to form on your skin.

Pepper spray is usually dispensed from an aerosol canister. To make it easier to spray, OC oil is mixed with a water-based or oil-based solution. It’s also mixed with a propellant, a solution that allows it to shoot outward, and then the entire solution is pressurized inside the canister. Using an aerosol canister allows you to spray farther — and in many cases wider — than other types of spray containers.

The Effects of Pepper Spray

When you hold a pepper in your hand, it probably doesn’t feel any hotter than if you were holding an apple or a plum. But when the pepper comes into contact with your lips or your tongue, you can definitely feel the heat. This is because the capsaicin in the pepper reacts with the nerve endings in your body’s mucous membranes that are sensitive to heat and cold. This explains why biting into a spicy pepper can actually feel like your mouth is burning.

Because capsaicin is the same component that makes peppers seem hot, its potency is measured in Scoville heat units (SHU) — a heat scale used to rate the heat level of peppers. The overall heat level is based on the amount of capsaicin present. Typical pepper spray is rated between about 500,000 and 5,000,000 SHU. By comparison, a jalapeño pepper is only around 8,000 SHU, and a habanero is close to 350,000 SHU.

The severity of the effects of pepper spray varies depending upon the amount of pepper spray that’s used, the strength of the spray and where it’s sprayed. If sprayed directly into a person’s face, the effects may be more intense or long-lasting. When pepper spray is sprayed at an attacker, the burning sensation they would feel is just the tip of the iceberg.

If you were sprayed in the face with pepper spray, you would immediately feel a burning sensation in your eyes, nose and mouth, and possibly even your throat and on your skin. This burning feeling, if left untreated, can last anywhere from 45 to 60 minutes. Your eyes would become irritated and probably swell shut, causing temporary blindness that can last from 15 to 30 minutes. You might also begin coughing and find it difficult to breathe as your throat swells — this can last from 3 to 15 minutes.

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Holiday Gift Guide Reveiw by theJoyfulorganizer.com

Posted on December 11th, 2012

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Pepper Spray Reifve

Thanks to Bonnie over at the www.thejoyfulorganizer.com for putting us in their holiday gift guide. Stop by their site to check out all the great gifts they are reviewing. You can see our holiday review at: http://thejoyfulorganizer.com/2012/12/10/personal-saversthe-safe-stocking-stuffer/

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We also have a great special running until Sunday December 15th, see the image below:

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Like For Safety Daily Giveaway

Posted on December 7th, 2012

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Personal Savers Pepper Spray

Like For Safety Daily Giveaway

From now until the end of the year were giving away one Personal Savers product away daily on our Facebook page.  To enter, all you need to do is like our page and you’ll be entered to win some free Personal Savers pepper spray.  You can click the like button, in our Facebook Like Box on the right side of our blog or visit our Facebook page at: http://www.facebook.com/personalsavers

Help spread the word, everyone loves free pepper spray.

 

He Won’t Take Running From Me

Posted on November 28th, 2012

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This is part of a blog posting on Running For Bling… Please read the rest of the blog posting via the link below and give Elizabeth some encouragement.  This situtation is the main reasons we started Personal Savers.

He Won’t Take Running From Me

by Elizabeth on November 24, 2012
I had 10 miles on my training schedule for Saturday mornings run. I was physically and sexually assaulted on my run at mile 8.2. I will forewarn you, this post will be long. I want to get the details out, for me mentally, for those in Mobile to be aware, and for the safety of each and every female runner I know.

I haven’t had to run in Mobile in almost a year. Running around my dads house can be challenging, there are no sidewalks and I don’t love the neighborhoods next to us. I chose to go run at Cottage Hill Park. The loop at the park is right under 2 miles and there are plenty of people out and about. I also planned on running in the neighborhoods around it-all of them have sidewalks and are all nice, middle upper class, clean areas. I used to run in the downtown area and there are two reasons I didn’t this weekend: old sidewalks (issues with my ankle) and the sketchy homeless people.

I started my run a few minutes before 8am. I looped the park and headed out on Knollwood towards Grelot. I turned left on Grelot to Hillcrest and turned around and ran back up Grelot to Regency Oaks neighborhood. I looped the neighborhood and headed back out on Grelot to University. I decided to also do Regency neighborhood to run by a childhood friends home. Throughout my run, I saw several runners on the road. I felt very safe. People were out in the yards and plenty of people driving up and down the street in Regency (this is a big cut-through neighborhood). I remember passing a woman, also running, and nodding to her and headed back onto Grelot, a mile or so later.

By the time I was near the park, I needed another 2 miles or so. I decided to turn into Sutton Place neighborhood. I don’t/didn’t know the neighborhood well, just that it made a loop and I knew it would be close to the perfect mileage for the end of my run. Again, it’s a nice neighborhood. I had a friend from high school that lived there.

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Final Day For Our Thanksgiving Pepper Spray Sale

Posted on November 25th, 2012

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Pepper Spray Sale Ends Today!

Don’t miss out on getting a free Personal Saver, when you buy two.  A great gift for the runner, cyclist, woman or new mom (Baby Saver) that your buying for.  Check out all our pepper spray products at: http://www.personalsavers.com/store_main

Jog on over and pick your pepper spray safety product up today!

 

Thanksgiving Sale – Buy 2 Products Get 1 Free

Posted on November 22nd, 2012

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Thanksgiving Pepper Spray Sale

Don’t miss out on our great Thanksgiving Sale through Sunday.  Buy any two Personal Savers pepper spray products and get one free.

Thanksgiving Pepper Spray Sale

 

Thank You Chicrunner For A Nice Review

Posted on November 9th, 2012

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Danica over at www.chicrunner.com wrote a nice review of the Wrist Saver.   Thank you for the kind words Danica.  Below is a small sample of it, CLICK HERE to read the full review.

Chicruner Wrist Saver Pepper Spray Review:

My new awesome pepper spray

So I’m pretty stoked about this pepper spray. Weird to say that, but yea, this is probably the most brilliant idea ever. B had gotten me a large pepper spray to run with not that long before I got this one, but I love how this one goes on my wrist on a little velcro strap! It is by Personal Savers Pepper Spray and I wanted to do a little review of it, since I love it and it’s going to be getting darker earlier so it helps with my sense of safety. It also has a little pocket for a little form of ID.

I always wear it facing outwards so that in case I need to use it (hopefully not), it’s in a position to spray outward instead of at me. I like how it’s there and I know how to flip the little cap on the top to make it work easily. Another feature I like is the fact that it has somewhat of a safety switch to make sure it’s not going to go off if I accidentally press it while out running. Thank goodness, or I’m sure I would pepper spray myself 🙁

Here’s a view of how it looks on the outside, this is the side that faces outwards when I run. It has a tight little ‘pocket’ to hold it and it doesn’t move at all.

Don’t I look happy after my run! Ha ha, here’s another look at how it looks from the outside when I run as well. It’s a decent sized bottle of pepper spray as well. Once you flip the little switch on the top, it’s ready to go! Which I like. It’s a neoprene fabric which is nice because it doesn’t get too hot and it also is safe to carry in the rain.

Here’s the top ‘switch’. Once you turn it too the right, it will be ready for spray, but it stays in the ‘lock’ position unless you need to use it. Boom. Easy to use, nothing to worry about, and even a klutz like me can’t mess it up! I use it while running all the time and it gives me that extra sense of safety when it’s dark out. Especially lately, there have been coyotes spotted in our neighborhood. Strange because we live in a super suburban area, but I guess they are overpopulated right now. Anyways, when I run with George early in the morning, I feel like I have a coyote snack on the end of my leash, so it makes me feel safe about being able to save him as well, which hopefully we never encounter anything like that!

After looking at the Personal Savers Pepper Spray website, I found out it comes in two different sizes and they are very well priced, only $12.95 for the regular one, and 14.95 for the pink one! I would totally recommend this pepper spray as the time is going to be changing soon and it’s always important to be safe and make sure you are prepared for anything!

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New Replacement Products & Bottles Added To The Store

Posted on November 2nd, 2012

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Wrist Saver Pink Pepper Spray BandNew Personal Savers Replacement Products Added

We’ve just added a full selection of replacement products, led lights and bottles to our store.  You can pick up extras or replacements on your next purchase.

Personal Savers Launches NEW ONLINE AFFILIATE PROGRAM

Posted on October 15th, 2012

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We have launched our NEW Online Affiliate Program!

Personal Savers Online Affiliate Program

With our Online Affiliate Program you can have the flexibility to make money through your web site, email list, web links, blogs and social networking avenues without having your own store, being a dealer or buying product to sale.  The best thing of all, it’s FREE, no charge to you to get started.

If you’re interested in raising money for your organization, group, event or just want to put your contact list to use, please fill out the form below to apply to our Online Affiliate Program.  We would love to have you onboard.

You can click the image above to apply or follow this link: http://www.personalsavers.com/affiliate.html

Please share this with your friends, to help their organizations, groups or events.

 

 

 

Thank You Active.com

Posted on September 5th, 2012

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Well, our Active.com Schwaggle deal is over and was a HUGE success for Personal Savers… Great sales, tons of exposure and some really awesome leads for other big things this fall/winter. A big thank you to everyone for helping spread the word.  http://schwaggle.active.com/deal/15795/up-to-41-percent-off-personal-savers

Pepper Spray Sale

Pepper Spray Sale

Reviews


Women's Running Magazine

Personal Savers are revolutionizing the way active women can protect themselves...
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Bonnie Dewkett - The Joyful Organizer

I wore this for running and while I was worried it was going to be bulky and uncomfortable, I really forgot I had it on...
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Jenny Hadfield - Runners World, Active.com

A product even McGyver would be proud of, Personal Savers are revolutionizing the way you protect yourself while enjoying your favorite activities...
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About Personal Savers


The idea for Personal Savers was born in 1995 by Derek Downing and Chad Smith, two national and world champion professional inline speed skaters. While training on the open roads in Georgia, they always came across unruly drivers and stray dogs nipping at their feet. Derek's father David Downing owned an in house pepper spray business that sold to police forces worldwide which helped spark the idea of the original Wrist Saver.

The original Wrist Saver was a crude version of itself today but the concept to keep people safe while being active was born. That idea grew into an actual company, but with the strains of traveling for competitions the business was put on hold...
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