Vampire Pepper Spray
Pepper with Garlic Vampire Repellent Self-Defense Spray
Pepper spray is a hugely popular self-defense weapon because we all know what chili peppers can do. Anyone whose mouth or eyes were ever burned by chilies would not need much convincing that an aerosol extract of these plants would be incapacitating yet non-lethal. Insect repellents prove as much, and now, pepper has been combined with a fellow pest spray staple, good old garlic vampire repellent, in a defense spray. With garlic, pepper spray is doubtless a much more effective deterrent to the bad people who are lurking in the dark and are out for blood.
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Why a Defense Spray Using Pepper?
Oleoresin capsicum or OC, the key component in pepper spray, is an extraction from finely ground capsicum plants. OC derives from capsaicin, a chemical substance in chili peppers, which are very piquant varieties of capsicum that include the jalapeño and the habanero. Chili peppers on their own are effective repellents owing to the painful burning sensation they can produce.
In the Scoville scale, which measures the heat of spicy foods like chilies, the jalapeño scores 3,000 to 8,000 Scoville heat units or SHU, whereas the habanero lies between 100,000 and 400,000 SHU. The Carolina Reaper, presently the world’s hottest pepper, tips the scales at 2,200,000 SHU. The Bhut jolokia, the world’s hottest pepper at a former time, is rated at 1,580,000 SHU.
The concentrated form of capsaicin in commercial defense sprays is even hotter. Regular pepper spray alone, with 10% OC, already registers at 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 SHU. Hot pepper spray, with 18% OC, can go up as high as 3,000,000 to 4,000,000 SHU.
Hot pepper plants are natural irritants, but pepper sprays are that and more. These are prepared so that they can generate enough inflammatory and lachrymatory effects to fend off attackers.
Pepper sprays cause an acute burning pain, to be sure, especially on the skin, in the eyes, and on the mucous membranes. In addition, they constrict the airways to interrupt one’s breathing. They also swell the eyes until the eyes become temporarily blind, produce tears excessively, and slam shut. They instigate ceaseless coughing and choking, too.
Combination Sprays for Double Defense
Double-action and triple-action sprays combine OC with other ingredients in order to produce an even better defensive weapon. A popular type is the combination pepper and tear gas spray. Like OC, tear gas is a chemical stimulant that is lachrymatory. The two have some common effects, but these are not all the same.
Pepper spray with UV dye is another hot seller. The nontoxic marking dye it contains leaves a stain on the target that is invisible to the naked eye but can be seen with ultraviolet or UV light. This stain serves to aid in the identification of suspects, who are unaware they have been marked.
An emergent companion for pepper is garlic, which itself is a stimulant, an irritant, and a deterrent. The two share a history in their frequent use in pest and insect repellents.
The Vampire Repellent ½ oz. Pepper Spray is the first of its kind, applying the garlic and pepper spray method to self-defense. The essence of garlic is added to pepper to ward off evildoers, including unpredictable madmen like Bram Stoker’s Renfield.
Pepper as a Deterrent
Capsicum has long been ingested as food, as a spice, and as medicine. Jalapeño, habanero, and other hot peppers are known to feel like burning, which is due to the highly pungent capsaicin in them. This creates a stimulating effect, but in bigger amounts, has a numbing effect instead. For that reason, chili peppers are used topically either to aid in blood circulation or as an analgesic.
Still greater doses of capsaicin transform the burning feeling into a burning pain that can repel. In fact, mammals and insects can’t stand eating capsaicin, and this is how capsicum plants defend themselves naturally, although without being deadly. Therefore, capsicum has all the makings of a natural insecticide. To humans, a great deal of capsaicin can also lead to vomiting and diarrhea as well as conjunctivitis.
Likewise, OC in pepper spray products is proven effective for self-defense, location security, riot control, and law enforcement. Due to the effectiveness of capsaicin in repelling mammals, bear pepper sprays and dog pepper sprays are also popular defense weapons.
Pepper spray is debilitating, but it neither kills nor leaves any permanent damage to the body. In all its forms, from liquid stream to fogger, gel, foam, and pepper with garlic vampire repellant spray, it is non-lethal.
Garlic as Repellent
It is no accident that garlic is high up on the list of vampire repellents and sources of demon, witch, and werewolf protection in various folk cultures worldwide. This sort of prominence stems from its long-existent stimulant and medicinal uses. At one time or another, it was used as an antiseptic, for instance, or to rid one of parasites. The rest of us can add garlic breath and a garlicky smell to those potent deterrent powers, too.
A lot of those attributes are tied to the strong odor and flavor of raw garlic. If pepper has a pungent taste, garlic has a pungent smell due to its allyl methyl sulfide or AMS content. You could say AMS is capsaicin’s counterpart in garlic. This stench is passed on to anyone who eats raw garlic, especially as halitosis or bad breath and also foul sweat.
On one hand, garlic is believed to fight heart disease, cancer, and the common cold. On the other hand, it is said to cause burns and bleeding and is not recommended topical medication to children.
With its ability to stink and burn, garlic is a great companion to pepper in defense sprays. Both yield non-lethal stimulating and irritating effects. Besides, before there was Vampire Pepper Spray with a touch of garlic, there was the home gardener’s onion garlic pepper spray recipe against pests.
Garlic is a tough plant, to begin with. It can survive pests and diseases, and it has natural defenses from rabbits and moles. In insecticides, it repels another kind of bloodsucker, the mosquito, along with similar flying insects plus ticks, snails, and slugs.