Zone Smelling Salts

Zone Bear Down Steel-Frost

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12 reviews

Activation Method: Pre-activated and ready to use!

Intensity Level:  Absolutely Extreme.

Scent: Ammonia with pungent aroma of peppermint.

Features: BDS Frost is an absolute beast !!! Tied with the BDS Blood as our most intense strength level to date, Frost is truly a massive kick to any athletic performance!

In collaboration with Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers, we created Bear Down Steel collection. Bear Down Steel Frost combines the Bear Down formula with peppermint crystals to create a super unique hybrid smelling salt bottle!

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

Experienced users should stay 2ft away at first and those who aren’t experienced with any BDS version should stay completely away. 

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. 

    Smelling Salts are safe and effective if used properly. Smelling salts deliver a high potency of ammonia gas, opening the blood vessels and creating a rush of oxygen to the brain which creates an instance sense of clarity and focus.  

    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.


    The Zone Mint Series combines Purified Ammonia and Custom Peppermint Crystals to create uniquely effective salts.


    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


    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. 


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

    In collaboration with Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers, we created the Bear Down Steel series. Bear Down Steel smelling salts are commercial grade 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/travelling 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 12 reviews
    William Lamberth
    The steel-frost

    The steel-frost is good, but the O-ring keeps falling out already. The salts them selves are amazing tho!


    I love this stuff ,super powerfull

    Dillon Morris
    Best thing yet

    Imagine your tired from your workout, ready to call it quits before you finish your last set, and you open up your zone bear down steel frost for a little pick me up, except its like being slapped with a frozen fish at Mach 10. These will gut punch you into anything you set your mind to, definitely recommend

    jonathan moss

    at first it didn’t seem as strong till you get close then BOOOM eyes wide open and it flows through my brain


    Right out the gate this stuff smacks you in the face, best smelling salt I’ve had hope it lasts a while