Why Is Pepper Spray So Effective?

Close up of pepper spray in the girl's hand in the room

Last week a woman was assaulted in her neighborhood entering her apartment complex. The assailant grabbed her from behind and tossed her into the floor. He tried to cut off the victim’s pants with a knife. She managed to spray him in the face with a pepper spray. He took off but the authorities are still searching for him. Her life was saved by a defensive spray.

Defensive sprays

Yesterday when I was getting gas at my local Costco, the attendant asked me about defensive sprays and told me a story about her friend who was assaulted when she was in a downtown nightclub. She used a defensive spray to defend against the assailant. These tales provide evidence about how defensive spray may be effective as the first line of defense in an attack situation. When it comes to assault prevention, pepper spray is still the very best self-defense product you may use.

What makes it so powerful?

They use a derivative of one of the hottest peppers, cayenne pepper, known as oleoresin capsicum or OC. It swells up the membranes in the nose that makes breathing difficult. Additionally, it swells the veins of the eyes causing the eyes to close. There’s coughing, tearing and shortness of breath. Did I mention there is intense pain? Most of these sprays are rated at 2 million Scoville Heat Units (SHU) a dimension of hotness in pepper sprays. Wildfire, on the other hand, has 3 million SHU’s therefore it’s fifty percent more powerful than normal sprays. It’s a non-toxic, non-flammable and non-lethal alternative to deadly force.

Wildfire has more size options and disbursement method choices like pepper gel, spray and mist than any other spray. It comes in sizes from 1/2 ounce all up to 16 ounce with the pistol grip. Not only is wildfire more powerful than many sprays but is actually less costly. Many people mistakenly feel that offense can only happen to somebody else. I’ve seen it time and time again in my almost 6 years experience promoting self-defense solutions. You maybe lucky some of the time but sooner or later odds are pretty good that you are going to be a sufferer.


Don’t be paranoid-be prepared! And bear in mind that pepper spray is legal in most states but some countries have limitations on pepper sprays. Check the Internet or the local sheriff’s department first before you get one. We do not want you getting into trouble.