Bath salts are highly addictive and can affect many people. The chemical is known to alter the way nerve cells communicate with each other. Neurotransmitters are small molecules that are sent from one nerve cell to another. The high concentrations of bath salts in the body can increase the levels of neurotransmitters in the reward system, resulting in a short-term boost in energy, empathy, and libido. Unfortunately, most of the effects of bath sodium chloride are negative.