Zone Smelling Salts

Zone Bear Down Steel-Golden Tides

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21 reviews

Activation Method: Pre-activated and ready to use!

Intensity Level:  Highly Advanced.

Scent: Ammonia with a strong stench of eucalyptus and peppermint.

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

Features: In collaboration with Travis "Papa Bear" Rogers, we created Bear Down Steel collection.  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 21 reviews
Great Stuff!!

Main reason I bought this is I'm collecting all the steel cans but this definitely does not disappoint!! You really want to work up to this level.

David B.
Salts that hit hard and don't suck

I used to powerlift all the time, won a comp then blew my back out and couldn't walk for a few weeks and couldn't lift for almost a year. So getting under the bar is nerve racking for me sometimes. When I hit these salts up it gives me focus and washes out all the other garbage in my brain. I really enjoy these, I can't wait to try out all the other ones they offer.

Brian Costello
Loves this salt

Perfect salt. Hits hard the right way. A little shake and tap open it up and you’re ready to roll. Definitely recommend this product for all lifters


Blew my eyelids back when I first tried them. Not for beginners but a great product for a regular user of salts.

Richard Pickard
Was ok

It was great for the first week, but almost immediately on the 8th day, lost potency. I had to put my nose almost all the way in to get even a sniff.