How do I use my PepperFace?
Do you want to be in control of your safety? Maybe even doing so with a certain flair? One way to protect yourself is to use a pepper spray by PepperFace™.
Using a tool like this can be a bit intimidating. We know that. Should the device accidentally go off, you could accidentally spray yourself. A worse case scenario would be this occurring during an attack.
But not with PepperFace™.
If you have never used our Pepperface™ spray before, this article is for you. Below we break down the how-to’s of using our non-lethal safety tool.
5 Things You Need to Know to Use Your Pepperface™ Spray
#1. What is an insert?
Most pepper sprays come with just one type of insert: the oleoresin capsicum (OC) formula.
OC is the pepper-based ingredient that can irritate the eyes, skin, and lungs of your attacker. OC uses a unique formula to increase the effectiveness of the spray.
In fact, pepper spray is ten times hotter than regular peppers. For example, the Carolina Reaper, the hottest pepper on the planet, has a Scoville rating of 2.2 million SHU (measurement of “heat”). The Habanero pepper is around 300,000-500,000 SHU.
Conversely, pepper spray has a Scoville rating of 2.5 million SHU.
It is not surprising you do not want to accidentally spray yourself with your PepperFace™.
While you will be safe in the long-term if you spray yourself accidentally, the short-term effects are not pleasant. To avoid this, you should practice.
PepperFace™ is one of the few companies that offer you the chance to practice. We offer you two cartridges you can use: a “HEAT” insert with the OC and a “TEST” insert with a water-based solution.
You can use the test insert for practice and switch to the heat insert when you are ready.
#2. How can I tell my spray insert works?
The first thing you want to practice with your test cartridge is inserting it into your spray:
- Unscrew the nozzle opposite the safety clip
- Match the hole of the insert to the aluminum casing hole
- Inject the insert and screw nozzle on again
Remember, PepperFace™ is one of the only sprays where the spray comes out horizontally. We do this because instinctually if someone attacks you, your natural reaction is to place hands up to your face to protect yourself. PepperFace™ takes advantage of your body’s natural defense mechanisms and provides you a means of fighting back.
Now you can protect your body and face from physical harm while stopping your attacker at the same time with PepperFace™.
#3. How do I release the safety clip to activate the spray?
Removing the safety clip is easy and can be done quickly in case of an attack. You remove the safety clip by following the three steps below:
- Make sure the safety clip faces you
- Keep the spray horizontal
- Flip the safety clip up with your thumb
It’s quick and effective. One of our PepperFace™ customers can attest to this after she had mere seconds to use her spray to fend off an attacker.
Our spray was created with the intent to provide you ease of use and to drastically minimize the chance of you using the spray on yourself or accidentally setting it off.
#4. How do I test my PepperFace™?
As we discussed above, you want to use the test inserts. We cannot emphasize enough how practice can help you use the spray. If you get attacked, you do NOT want this to be the first time you use your PepperFace™ spray.
Make sure you finish your practice by inserting the heat cartridge. There is no effectiveness in using the test spray in a real-life situation.
Don’t forget—if you’ve exhausted your heat or test spray, both are available in our online store. Unlike other sprays, there is no need to buy the entire spray unit all over again.
#5. Contact the authorities
PepperFace™ will disorient your attacker for up to 30-45 minutes. However, the initial shock will only last a few seconds. Use those seconds to get away. Then contact the authorities as soon as possible.
Pepper spray can help you survive an attack, but it is vital to report the incident to police as soon as possible.
If you or someone you know was a victim of an attack, please visit our resources page and browse through our partners and associates. Help is available when you need it.
Do you have any further pepper spray questions?
Do you have a better understanding of how to use your pepper spray? If not, let us know what questions you may have on using your PepperFace™ by contacting us today.
Stay Safe in Style
Are you ready to stay Safe in Style? Then get your PepperFace™ spray in one of our nine different colors. You can even get a spray in a pre-designed Swarovski crystal. With our multiple inserts and unique spray, you control your safety.
We are proud to announce our new partnership with New London Pharmacy in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. New Yorkers can now stay safe in style with our unique brand of pepper sprays.
“Can I legally use pepper spray to defend myself?” a PepperFace customer recently asked when deciding whether or not to purchase a pepper spray.