Are you someone who lives alone and gets a jump scare every time your doorbell rings after 9 p.m? Have you ever felt jittery getting into a cab after dark or have sensed that someone is stalking you on the road? Unfortunately, these are experiences that women all around the globe are quite familiar with. Despite the progress the world has made in terms of technology, the planet is still not a completely safe place, especially for women. However, having something with you at all times that can offer you self-defence against an attacker, can reduce your fears of stepping out or living alone to a large extent. This is where the Impower Defence Spray by Donna comes into the picture.
This self-defence spray is essentially a pepper spray that contains concentrated chilli extracts (Oleoresin Capsicum) that will create a burning sensation on the skin of your assailant. This spray causes severe irritation to the eyes, respiratory system, and mucous membranes, upon direct contact. All you need to do is keep the can 10-15cms away from your body and spray the product on your attacker, preferably from a distance of 1-2 metres. The spray will take 1-2 seconds to start showing its effects and your attackers eyes will snap shut due to the irritation, giving you some time to strike back, run, or call for help.
I like that the packaging of this pepper spray is pretty compact and that it can fit inside the tiniest of handbags with ease. Also, it does not come with a cap and has a protective plastic casing (thumb cut dome) around the nozzle instead, to prevent accidental spraying. This is very useful because the last thing you want to do when stuck in a horrible situation is to struggle with getting a cap off the bottle. I have tried spraying the product away from my face and found the nozzle to give out a powerful and concentrated spritz of the product. Therefore, this product is extremely easy to use in an emergency scenario and its size is perfect for you to carry around at all times.
Although I haven’t used the spray on someone, just one sniff at the nozzle revealed to me the potency of this pepper spray. It has the pungent aroma of chillies that will definitely catch anyone trying to bother you off guard and will render them powerless for at least a couple of minutes. It takes approximately 45 minutes for the effects of the spray to completely die down, which is why the spray bottle comes with a complete set of instructions for use, as well as safety precautions and first aid instructions.
A 55ml bottle of this pepper spray provides around 45 shots and is available for INR 279 on Amazon. The spray can reach up to a distance of 12 feet, according to the tests conducted by the brand. In my opinion, less than 300 rupees is a very small price to pay for your safety and well-being. We live in a day and age when we are surrounded by terrifying news of inhuman acts. Having this pepper spray at an arm’s reach can help you breathe more easily in these distressing times. I highly encourage all my readers to invest in this pepper spray and to learn about basic self-defence tricks to protect themselves when faced with unforeseen horrors. Stay safe and strong under all circumstances!
Disclaimer – PR sample sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.