Bath salts



a preparation used to soften or give a pleasant scent to a bath, as colored, sweet-smelling flakes, crystals, etc.
Contemporary Examples

Dickie Sanders, 21, had tried various kinds of drugs before, but snorting “Cloud Nine” bath salts resulted in his death.
Rudy Eugene, Brian De Leon, and More Crazy ‘Bath Salt’ Freakouts Andrew Carter June 7, 2012

“He had a hard time accepting it, so he turned to bath salts,” she said.
Rudy Eugene, Brian De Leon, and More Crazy ‘Bath Salt’ Freakouts Andrew Carter June 7, 2012

Most bath salts contain one of two psychoactive chemicals: MDPV (also known as 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) or mephedrone.
What’s the Deal With Bath Salts? FAQ on the Designer Drug Gregory Gilderman May 30, 2012

No, these bath salts never were meant to soften the skin, if that was the hope of the creepy aunt.
What ‘Bath Salts’ Will—and Won’t—Make You Do Kent Sepkowitz May 31, 2012

The ‘Miami Zombie’ reportedly was high on bath salts when he attacked his victim.
What’s the Deal With Bath Salts? FAQ on the Designer Drug Gregory Gilderman May 30, 2012

Blood tests showed he was on bath salts, cannabis, and Xanax, and also had a blood alcohol level of 0.29.
Rudy Eugene, Brian De Leon, and More Crazy ‘Bath Salt’ Freakouts Andrew Carter June 7, 2012

Terry Trent decided to have Christmas early while he was on bath salts in November 2011.
Rudy Eugene, Brian De Leon, and More Crazy ‘Bath Salt’ Freakouts Andrew Carter June 7, 2012

The current rendition of “bath salts” is part of another proud American tradition—false advertising.
What ‘Bath Salts’ Will—and Won’t—Make You Do Kent Sepkowitz May 31, 2012

Historical Examples

It’s a jar of bath salts—verbena—all of which I am going to use.
Up and Down Edward Frederic Benson

He caught the faint odor of bath salts rising from under the rounded neckline of her blouse.
Twelve Times Zero Howard Carleton Browne

plural noun
soluble scented salts for use in a bath

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