What are bath salts?
Bath salts is a slang term for certain types of man-made street drugs called synthetic cathinones. These drugs are stimulants, like ecstasy or cocaine.
Bath salts are usually a white or tan powder sold in small packets with names like Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning, Bolivian Bath and Cloud 9. The chemicals involved can include MDPV, mephedrone, alpha-PVP and methylone, but as with any street drug, they may contain something else entirely or be mixed with other chemicals.
These drugs are very different from Epsom salts that you would use in your tub. The drugs were originally sold as “bath salts” or “plant food” and labeled “not for human consumption” in order to get around drug laws. Bath salts are now controlled substances.
Bath salts can be very dangerous.