Zone Smelling Salts

Zone Bear Down Steel-Blood

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44 reviews

Activation Method: Pre-activated and ready to use!

Intensity Level:  Advanced to Extreme.

Scent: Ammonia with pungent aroma of eucalyptus and peppermint.

Ingredients: Essential Oil Extracts, Red Food Coloring, Water, Sodium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride.

Features: In collaboration with Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers, we created Bear Down Steel collection. Bear Down Steel Blood is a hybrid of our two most advanced and strongest salts, Bear Down Steel Golden Tides and Norse Blood. 

As mentioned, Bear Down Steel is a hard hitting and highly advanced smelling salt that is not for beginners. Proceeds of sales support the Papa Bear Strong Foundation

Highly recommended that you have experience with Norse Blood Advanced or BDS previous versions before trying this one.

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).
  • For the biggest hit: Wait 5-10 seconds after shaking to crack the bottle.
  • 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.

Give Zone Smelling Salts a try and hit your next PR.


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 are commercial grade smelling salts and come in a custom steel bottle with a steel lid. They are vacuum sealed and Dry Activated™️.  

We created this version of smelling salts to withstand prolonged use and to take a consistent beating. 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 44 reviews
Keifer Carpenter
Great for oil and gas industry

I work 16 to 18 hour days! Me and my crew have loved and used the hell out of zone smelling salts!!! Definitely will be buying more

Devin Rambo
Game Changing

I’ve been using smelling salts for about 2 years now, but the Zone Smelling Salts are the truth 💪 I had some generic smelling salts that I thought got me in the right place, but boy was I wrong. This sh*t is game changing

The salts: these are 100% the most powerful salts I’ve ever used. They put you into a mind f*ck where any lift is possible. The focus is crazy. The hint of mint also opens up your lungs super quickly, and you’ll feel like a god when using them. Not only that, but opening the bottle and seeing red is just dope as hell.

The bottle: the sh*t is Tonka tough. You don’t have to worry about a plastic bottle getting destroyed in your bag which is awesome. Plus the red bottle and stickers make it look awesome. The top is air tight and I’ve never had a problem with it.

Overall: if you’re a serious lifter and want to move an ungodly amount of weight, put this in your gym bag. It’s a must have. You’re not a peasant, treat yourself with the gold standard of Zone Smelling Salts. This will always stay in my gym for the rest of my life


Super strong. Everyone I prank hates me lol

Louis Miller
Works great

I workout at 2am and get me up and ready for a good workout

Owen Snyder
Hits So Good You Forget Your Name

One hit of these salts and you'll forget your own name. After 1 hit I thought my name was Owen, but turns out it's Kevin.