Zone Smelling Salts

Zone Bear Down Steel-Frost

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21 reviews

Activation Method: Pre-activated and ready to use!

Intensity Level:  Absolutely Extreme.

Scent: Ammonia with pungent aroma of peppermint.

Ingredients: Mint Crystals, Oil Extracts, Water, Sodium Carbonate, Ammonium Chloride.

Features: 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 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.


    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

    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 21 reviews
    Colton Yeager
    The only cure for severe spring allergies

    I dont lift, but I have terrible allergies, so this will probably be a terrible review. This stuff right here keeps my nose from itching all the time. 10/10

    Heath M.
    When at failure, a sniff will bring you back to the battle.

    I've been working towards a goal of 100 reps of 225 on bench under 15 sets this past month. My first attempt I was able to get 65 reps over 8 sets. 5 days later I hit 69 reps on 7 sets, the next set I was only able to hit 5 with the last one being close to failure. I remembered that a friend had recently went to the Arnold in Ohio and had bought some smelling salts. (The Frost) I went over and asked for a sniff since I've not used salts before. The next two sets I was able to get 8 reps on both, I felt like I was close to failure again so I asked for one more sniff, I hit it a little too hard and received the rush that comes after. My last set I was able to hit 11 solid reps bringing it to 101 reps. I immediately bought a bottle after seeing how it increased my endurance and strength after I thought I was at my failure point. I am 100% animal products and use no pre-workout. This absolutely will wake you up and get you in the mood for battle. I will be buying more in the future.

    Louis Miller
    Works great

    I use it every time I lift heavy works great 👍


    Amazing product


    The best salts by far👌🏼