Zone Smelling Salts

Zone Bear Down Steel- Black Bear

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16 reviews

Activation Method: Pre-activated and ready to use!

Intensity Level:  Advanced.

Scent: Ammonia.

Ingredients: Water, Sodium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride.

Features: In collaboration with Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers, we created Bear Down Steel collection. Black Bear has a formula that is a slightly more potent than the BDS Original. As mentioned, Bear Down Steel is a highly advanced smelling salt that is not for beginners. Proceeds of sales support the Papa Bear Strong Foundation

How to get the longest life out of my Bear Down Steel?
  • Twist the lid to open, DO NOT PULL or TWIST THE CLIP.
  • Make sure the seal is intact at the top of the lid. (Loose or cracked seals will cause the bottle to leak and kill the bottle quickly).
  • Make sure the lid is on TIGHT after each use.
  • Shake before each use and hit the bottom of the bottle (to get everything at the bottom of the bottle).
  • You do not have to completely remove the lid. (Cracking the top can hit just as strong).
  • Always remember to keep the bottle a full arm's length away from your face!!!

    What are smelling salts?

    Ammonia Smelling salts for weight lifting have been used for decades in boxing, lifting, and other professional sports. 

    Zone Smelling Salts come in a powder form (ammonium carbonate ((NH4)2CO3H2O)).  When water is introduced with the ammonium carbonate, ammonia gas is released.

    Look at our activation method above to determine if you need to activate your salts, or if it is already done for you.


    Users of Zone Smelling Salts must also be aware of the following:

    • Understand the risks involved with smelling salts.
    • Do not abuse or misuse smelling salts.
    • Keep smelling salts away from children.
    • Avoid contact with eyes, mouth or open wounds.
    • Start at a full arm’s length away.
    • Do not use if allergic or pregnant.
    • Consult a physician before use.
    • Use with caution and only as directed.
    • Do not use in conjunction with alcohol consumption

    Statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.


    Shelf Life: Around 6 months. Once initially opened the lifespan of smelling salts can last anywhere from 1-6 months depending how many times they get used/opened.

    The more often fresh oxygen is reintroduced into the bottle the faster it’ll dry out and lose potency.*



    Make sure to give the bottle a tap and shake before each use, this will allow the ammonia gas to rise to the top, giving you a clean and potent hit. 

    Statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or health condition.


    Bear Down Steel is a hard hitting, highly advanced Smelling Salt series. These are NOT for beginners.

    In collaboration with Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers, we created the Bear Down Steel series. The Bear Down Steel come in a custom steel bottle with a steel lid. They are vacuum sealed and Dry Activated™️.  

    These are extremely potent and are NOT for beginners. 

    There are currently six variations of Bear Down Steel, the Original, Black Bear, Ion, Golden Tides, Blood, and most recently the Frost.

    Proceeds of all BDS sales support the Papabear Strong Foundation


    Liam is the founder, the chemist, and the creator of Zone Smelling Salts! His idea was to create an inactive smelling salt that would have a 100% life span (once activated by the user), an unlimited storage life, allow for safe shipping/traveling to anywhere in the world, and to not leak in the mail. From this idea, Zone was born in 2014 and has been evolving ever since leading to the most innovative brand of smelling salts in the world.

    Customer Reviews

    Based on 16 reviews
    Monica M.

    these smelling salts are strong and I cannot wait to use them in my upcoming competition! They exceeded my expectations and then some. Couldn’t be any happier with my purchase!

    First Time Salt Sniffer!

    Needed that slap on the back, and my wife wasn’t hitting me hard enough. I went searching for answers and stumbled upon Zone Smelling Salts from a fellow athletes post. Picked up the holy grail and gave it a honest sniff. Turns out my wife lost her job because I proceeded to hit a deadlift PR. Salt got me walking around like Connor McGregor. I’m sold!

    Carmelo Acevedo
    Bad Ass Product!

    This smelling salt takes you to another level! You’ll be eating iron like its dinner! No fear, no worries, PR’s will be easy peasy!

    Colton Klais
    Crazy strong

    Felt like my nose was gonna bleed and my brain turned to mush lol


    Crazy strong!