If you are like the majority of people like me, you probably had no idea what 'Bath Salts', the designer drug, is, or isn't. It isn't the bath crystals you mom or wife might have sitting on the side of her bathtub. The Daily Beast has done a great job of answering our questions, you can go read it all here. The quick, scientific answer is this:
“Bath Salts” is the nickname for a type of designer drug that’s sold over the Internet, in head shops, and even at gas stations and convenience stores. They come in the form of capsules, powders, or tablets, and are snorted, injected, or swallowed.
What are bath salts made of?
Most bath salts contain one of two psychoactive chemicals: MDPV (also known as 3,4-Methylenedioxypyrovalerone) or mephedrone. Both are synthetic versions of a natural ingredient found in the East African khat plant. (The Daily Beast, hat tip Marcus Wilder)