If you spend any time at all shopping on the internet, you know it's absolutely loaded with nasty but necessary products. This is something that I know quite well. In the past week, I've bought a bra that sticks to my boobs, an inhaler filled with Himalayan sea salt, and a toilet spray to help my guests feel a little more comfortable about "going" in my home. Believe it or not, if you're looking for some nasty shopping inspiration, the bizarre but genius products on Amazon wish lists are a good place to start.
Don't get me wrong — tons of people fill their wish lists with the most basic items ever. Amazon's most wished for pages have their fair share of blenders, headphones, toilet paper, and Cards Against Humanity packs (which have been at the top of the Toys category for years now).
Every once in a while, though, you'll stumble upon something that's so weird, gross, and intriguing, you're not sure your life will continue until you've added it to your cart. I get that. I've been there, and that's why I sorted through and found the nastiest yet most necessary items that Amazon users can't wait to get their hands on.
1. This Goo That Sticks To Crumbs, Hair, Lint, And Dust
If your keyboard is filled with crumbs, dust, hair, or lint, the Super Clean cleaning gel can help. It's essentially a wad of goo that's safe on your electronics and car vents, but it sticks to all the dust and debris that you can't reach otherwise. It's also non-toxic and has a pleasant, clean smell.
2. This Brush And Gel Set To Scrape All The Bacteria Off Your Tongue
Scrape all the bacteria (and odors) off your tongue with this TUNG starter pack. It comes with a cleaner brush and a gel formulated with Zinc Oxide to neutralize odor-causing gases. "My tongue has always had a whitish or yellowish coloring to it," says one reviewer. "The TUNG brush has fixed all of that and I'm thrilled!"
3. This Pre-Poop Spray That Traps Smells Under The Water
Simply spray this Mask spray into the toilet before you go to prevent any trace of pooping. It's made with a mixture of essential oils that trap smells below the surface, so all you have to do is flush them away when you're done. Plus, one bottle contains over 200 uses.
4. A Soap That's Made From Dirt
This Grip Clean hand soap has a genius dirt-powered formula that's a must-have for anyone who works with their hands. It drives out grease, oil, and sap without drying out your hands, and the reviews are filled with landscapers and mechanics who won't use anything else.
5. This Best-Selling Drain Stopper That's Made To Get Covered In Hair
Clumps of hair are gross, but they get even grosser when you have to snake them out five months later. The TubShroom is a flexible drain stop that lets water flow through while catching all your hair. Its genius design fits any standard tub drain and is guaranteed to catch every hair, every time. It's also really easy to take out and clean.
6. This Stool That's Made Specifically For Pooping
So many buyers swear that their Squatty Potty helps them to poop with way more ease. It's basically a stool that lifts your legs up while you're sitting on the toilet, so your colon straightens out and releases waste with less effort. It's also easy to clean and fits right up against the bowl.
7. This Catcher That Releases The Spider Back Outside Without Hurting Them
So you don’t like killing bugs, but you’re not just going to let a spider roam around your house, either. My Critter Catcher uses a patented design to gently trap any kind of insect and release them outside without hurting them. It’s totally eco-friendly, chemical-free, and comes in multiple colors.
8. This Rechargeable Facial Vacuum That Sucks Out Blackheads
There is something strangely satisfying about extracting a blackhead! Whis might be part of the reason why people are loving this PowMax blackhead vacuum. It’s rechargeable, painless, and sucks all the gunk out of your pores. It uses sterile diamond heads to cleanse and exfoliate, and it’s way more sanitary than using your fingernails. But removing blackheads is tricky business, and while loads of Amazon users love this device, its always a good idea to check with your dermatologist to find the solution that's right for you.
9. This Tub Of Goop That Neutralizes Odors
This Ona Gel Pro is quite literally a tub of odor-absorbing goop. Still, people swear that it works to remove smoke, mold, or pet smells. Simply open it and leave it in the room that you want to freshen up; then it'll evaporate into the air and neutralizer gross odors.
10. These Weird Exfoliators Made Out Of Silkworm Cocoons
Made from premium silkworm cocoons (What? But cool), these organic exfoliators remove dirt, oil, and dead skin to leave you with a glowing complexion. They’re also rich in antioxidants to nourish and moisturize, safe for sensitive skin, and reviewers say, “my skin looks clearer [and] brighter.”
11. This Natural Black Powder You Rub All Over Your Teeth
This stuff makes your mouth entirely black, but Active Wow is the second most wished for product in the oral care category. That's because it uses absorbent charcoal to soak up stains from the surface of your teeth, leaving your mouth whiter and fresher. 10,000 reviewers swear by it because it doesn't make your teeth and gums sensitive like other whiteners do.
12. This Strange Device Separates The Toes To Provide Foot Relief
It might feel weird to walk around with these DR JK gel toe separators on your feet, but they're actually an awesome solution for bunions, hallux valgus, bunionette, or hammer toes. They actually use medical grade silicone to promote proper alignment, and people use them to reduce foot pain, increase relaxation, or separate toes during yoga.
13. A Cup That Separates Eggs Through Its Nostrils
This gross but effective Bogeyman egg separator effectively lets you discard the yolks of and keep the whites (or vice versa) — which makes cooking and baking a lot easier. They're made of ceramic, and reviewers say, "These things are so gross and so awesome."
14. This Bizarre Bar Of Soap Made of Charcoal And Oatmeal That You Won't Be Tempted To Eat
This SAPO bamboo charcoal soap bar is made with pretty weird ingredients like oatmeal, sea salt, olive oil, and burnt bamboo. Still, people are absolutely raving: "Awesome for dry skin, eczema, and acne!... I originally purchased this for my boyfriends cystic acne that he gets and its really improved his skin!"
15. The Foot Mask That Makes Your Dead Skin Fall Right Off
These Vena Beauty exfoliating foot peels are gross but necessary if you have a lot of dead skin on your feet. Simply apply the mask to your feet, let them soak, and rinse it off after two hours. Within a week, the dead layers of your skin will literally start peeling off. "I must admit it is kind of gross when a huge chunk of skin comes off of your foot," says one reviewer, "but it's easy and it really does work."
16. Blot Away Excess Oil With These Charcoal Sheets
For a clean matte face (without washing your makeup off and starting over), there’s this facial blotting paper. It’s infused with real bamboo charcoal to absorb excess oil and shine without smudging or leaving marks on your face. They also come in an efficient package that fits right in your purse for on-the-go blotting.
17. This Natural Deodorant That Actually Works
This non-toxic deodorant is called Pit Stank Paste, and it uses natural ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil, and arrowroot powder to keep you fresh and dry. “I went for a hike and afterwards my pits still smelt great!” says one reviewer, while another raves, “I've tried a lot of deodorants but this is the only one that has worked and did not irritate my skin!”
18. A Toilet Plunger You'll Look Forward To Using
Plunging your toilet has never been easier with this bizarre, flexible Windaze toilet plunger. It's got a strange tapered design that you shove all the way down to dislodge the clog, and reviewers say it works without splashing water all over the floor. It even has a hook so you can dry it all the way.
19. This Rechargeable Gadget Grates Away Dead Skin
It's never been so easy to grate your dead foot skin with the Dr.HeiZ callus remover. It's an electric, wireless, and rechargeable buffer that effortlessly scrubs away rough skin. It even rotates 360 degrees and has an LED light so you can see what you're doing.
20. These Shoe Insert That Are Infused With Charcoal
Seasoned hikers will tell you, some fabrics, when mixed with sweat, act like a breading ground for odor-causing bacteria. One of these fabrics is also incredibly common in the clothing (and shoe) industry: cotton. If you want to neutralize the odor coming from your shoes, these natural bamboo and charcoal-infused shoe inserts absorb odor, are antibiotic, and prevent mold. It also increases breathability and comfort of your sole.