22 Soothing Products For Anxiety That Are Going Viral

The world is filled with stressors. The news is never happy, Penn Station is falling apart, and student loans could send even a Zen monk into a fit of rage. Thankfully, the internet has the answer to said stressors: deeply calming products every anxious person needs. The best news? You don't even need to deal with lines, department stores, or human interaction to get them.

Now, it's important to note that while everyone experiences standard levels of stress (like with public speaking, or when your navigation reroutes randomly in the middle of a six-lane highway), it's not the same thing as an anxiety disorder. If your anxiety has become so forceful that it interferes with your daily life to the point where it's causing suffering and dysfunction, it's a good idea to seek out a professional. These items may help, but they're not intended to take the place of a diagnosis or professional treatment.

That being said, if you're looking for some awesome ways to unwind and de-stress, these innovative options are going viral for a reason. It's because they provide a safe and effective way to cultivate mindfulness, calm your body, massage your muscles, and focus your brain whenever you're having a tough time.

1. This Aromatherapy Inhaler Infused With Calming Essential Oils

Zen MONQ Aromatherapy Inhaler, $20, Amazon

The Zen MONQ aromatherapy inhaler is like a vape that's infused with natural essential oils instead of nicotine to promote mental clarity, calmness, and well-being. This particular one uses frankincense, orange, and ylang-ylang to reduce stress, and reviewers love it: "got this to help with anxiety. Very lovely scent. Really helps relaxation. Would recommend this item to others under stress."


2. This Rainbow Fidget Spinner To Improve Focus And Decrease Anxiety

Metal Rainbow Fidget Spinner, $15, Amazon

Tons of people are jumping on the anxiety spinner bandwagon to improve focus, reduce stress, and balance mood, but this fidget spinner is as beautiful as it is relaxing. According to reviewers, it spins for a really long time, is completely quiet, and produces a beautiful rainbow effect the longer you twirl it around.


3. A Weighted Blanket Can Help You Feel Safe, Calm, And Relaxed

Premium Weighed Blanket, $146, Amazon

Weighted blankets are going viral because of their positive effect on insomnia and anxiety; the pressure on the body helps some people to feel warmer, safer, and more at ease. This large weighted blanket is made with flannel and microbeads, and it's filled with hypoallergenic pellets that stimulate calm and a great night's sleep. It also comes in a few different weight options, and reviewers say that it's perfect for adults or children. "This is my go to strategy for when I have trouble sleeping. I use this blanket and I sleep deeply and soundly. I really love it. It provides a nice cozy weight around your whole body, giving a very relaxed feeling."


4. This Mini Sound Machine With Ten Calming Noises

LectroFan Wireless Sound Machine, $35, Amazon

People are absolutely loving this LectroFan wireless sound machine. It's extremely tiny, but has ten calming sleep sounds (like fan, white noise, and ocean) and functions as a Bluetooth speaker, too. It's also rechargeable for up to 16 hours of play and the top extends and swivels so you can point the sound directly at you.


5. This Planner That Organizes Your Life, Improves Happiness, And Cultivates Gratitude

Panda Planner, $26, Amazon

The Panda Planner is consistently a top seller in personal organizers because it doesn't just record your schedule — it also uses scientifically proven methods to increase happiness, cultivate gratitude, achieve a healthy work/life balance, and meet all your goals. It also comes with seven free e-books and a video mini-course to boost your productivity even more. Don't take my word for it, though — read the rave reviews from people who swear by this thing.


6. The Portable Light Therapy Lamp To Give You A Boost Anywhere

Circadian Optics Lumos Light Therapy Lamp, $50, Amazon

With 10,000 lux of sun-mimicking light, this Circadian Optics Lumos light therapy lamp balances your body's natural rhythms to help you feel happier and calmer throughout the day, and more tired come night. It's extremely portable, folds up for easy travel, and plugs into any USB port (including your computer) for energizing light anywhere. "Slim design, user friendly, and the light I need to get through dark days," says one reviewer. "I am glad I bought two."


7. Acupressure And Magnetic Therapy All In One Awesome Mat

ZenGuru Acupressure Mat, $38, Amazon

The ZenGuru acupressure mat helps decrease stress, boost relaxation, and ease back and neck pain using thousands of tiny spikes that stimulate pressure points on your skin. This, in turn, encourages circulation and endorphin release, which helps you feel better in about ten minutes. This particular one also contains strategically placed magnets that create magneto-static field — and it comes with a complimentary neck roll, carrying bag, and reflexology foot chart.


8. Realign Your Spine With This Simple Neck Rest

Craniocradle, $35, Amazon

While the Craniocradle is especially effective for relieving headaches and neck pain, reviewers also say, "I use this a lot for de-stressing." It uses an ergonomic design to align your neck and skull, which decompresses your vertebrae, calms the central nervous system, and helps your whole body unwind.


9. This Essential Oil Blend Specifically For Calming Anxiety

Anxiety Relief Essential Oil Blend, $10, Amazon

Made with undiluted essential oils, this essential oil blend was specifically created with therapeutic grade ingredients that relax your body and uplift your emotions. It has ylang-ylang, juniper, cedarwood, and reviewers swear by it: "I love love love this oil. I went into it kind of skeptical because I'd never used essential oils before, but I'm so glad I decided to purchase. I love the smell and it's very potent. It really helps ground me and calm me down when I'm starting to feel anxious. I would recommend this to anyone."


10. This Gorgeous Bracelet Made To Battle Fatigue

Pure Copper Magnetic Therapy Bracelet, $25, Amazon

While this pure copper bracelet is widely used for arthritis and carpal tunnel, people also use it for fatigue, headaches, and other stress-related ailments. The secret is in the magnets that supposedly deliver pain relief — and while it comes with an ebook that explains all that, most reviewers love the results so much, they think it's worth trying out even if you're a bit skeptical.


11. Keep Your Hands Busy And Your Mind Calm With This 12-Sided Toy

Fidget Dodecagon, $14, Amazon

The Fidget Dodecagon is like the fidget cube's cousin, but it has 12 sides instead of the usual six — which equals a lot more ways to reduce stress. It's got gears, buttons, joysticks, and stress balls to keep your hands busy and your mind calm, and reviewers are loving it because it's durable, fun, and great for decompressing.


12. Utilize All The Relaxing Benefits Of Cupping

LURE Cupping Set, $25, Amazon

Tons of people (including Olympic athletes) are getting into cupping because it improves circulation, helps to heal muscles, and works like a deep-tissue massage. The LURE cupping set is professional grade, comes with four different sizes cups, and even comes with a free PDF that shows you how it's done. "The massage is very relaxing and pleasant," says one reviewer. "I also use them to get asleep every night. My husband places them on my upper back for 10 min, and I immediately fall asleep."


13. A Magnesium Deficiency Could Lead To Higher Stress Levels

Pure Vitality Minerals Magnesium Oil Spray, $19, Amazon

Magnesium is a vital nutrient, and deficiencies have been shown to seriously increase stress and depression in the body, yet very few of us get enough from our modern diets. Pure Vitality Minerals magnesium oil spray has only pure magnesium (no water added) to induce sleep, calm your nerves, and balance your mood. Since your body absorbs as much as it needs, you don't have to worry about overdoing it, and it comes in a convenient spray bottle for easy application anytime, anywhere.


14. This Calming Swing For Stress Relief And Sensory Overload

InYard Therapy Swing, $90, Amazon

The InYard Therapy Swing is an at-home sensory tool that helps with balance, spatial awareness, and stress relief. It comes in several different colors, installs easily in your home or outside, and is extra stretchy and extra durable. "This blew my mind," says one adult with anxiety. "It really does give you the sense of 'protection' and can help with any sensory overload."


15. This Weird Heat Therapy Mat That's Leaving Reviewers Speechless

Far Infrared Mini Mat, $300, Amazon

Reviewers are in awe of this Far Infrared mini mat, which uses tourmaline crystal radiant heat therapy to supposedly boost the immune system, improve circulation, and reduce stress all over the body. "This infrared mini mat leaves me speechless. It is phenomenal!!!!!! As you lay on it, your body begins to float to another dimension. It is super hard to get off of because you want to stay in forever! Well worth the money!" raves one reviewer.


16. This Worry Stone To Release Excess Energy

Amethyst Hand Carved Worry Stone, $12, Amazon

This worry stone fits perfectly into the palm of your hand, and has a slight indentation in the middle for your thumb to press into. Some believe worry stones have real benefits from the gemstones they are made from, and some just draw comfort from having something in their pocket to play with. One reviewer says, "Pretty and smooth and a comfort to hold. I am just a simple person. Don't know anything about rituals, spirits, etc. Just know my spirit, and, while holding on tight to this stone, I share my sorrow, my worries, my hurts and it works for me. It's sharing with something you can hold on to."


17. These Bath Salts Specifically Made For Calming Your Nerves

Astura Ultimate Relaxation Bath Salts, $24, Amazon

Made with pure Dead Sea salts and genuine essential oils, a bathtub full of Astura Ultimate Relaxation bath salts has the potential to melt away all your stress and anxiety. It's got absolutely nothing artificial and feels wonderful on your skin as well as your nerves. "These bath salts made me feel very relaxed, like I just had a massage," says one reviewer.


18. This Activity Tracker That Also Notes Your Stress Levels

Spire Mindfulness and Activity Tracker, $110, Amazon

Just like every other activity tracker, the Spire tracks your steps. However, it's the first tracker that also helps you develop a mindfulness routine. It notes your respiratory patterns to figure out when you're stressed. Then it sends you a gentle reminder to stop and take a deep breath. It also has a seven day battery and is water resistant, so you don't have to stress if you accidentally send it through the wash.


19. These Rubber Balls That Give You A Deep Tissue Massage

Yoga Tune Up Jill Miller's Therapy Balls, $16, Amazon

Unlike your average tennis ball, Yoga Tune Up Jill Miller's therapy balls are made from a special rubber that grips at your skin, rubbing out tension for multiple layers of muscle. They offer targeted relief for deep-tissue tensions, and reviewers love them for after workouts, desk-related stiffness, or even post pregnancy foot pain.


20. This Interactive Journal That Increases Mindfulness When You're Stressed Or Sad

How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad), $12, Amazon

Reviewers are saying that How to Be Happy (Or at Least Less Sad) is a wonderful interactive journal to increase mindfulness when you're feeling down or stressed. With meditative activities, adorable illustrations, and uplifting quotes, this journal becomes a workbook, trusted friend, creative outlet, security blanket, and secret diary to help you through tough days.


21. These Chewy Lemon Candies With Calming Ingredients

Bach Rescue Remedy Natural Stress Relief Pastilles, $7, Amazon

These Bach Rescue relief pastilles are chewy, delicious candies made from herbal ingredients that help to ease your stress levels wherever you are, whatever you're doing. They're made without sugar, synthetic colors, or synthetic flavors, and they're non-habit forming. "I become very stressed in the evenings anticipating the next days activities," says one reviewer. "I have taken 1 a day for the last week and am amazed at how much better I am feeling."


22. This Wrap Delivers Stress Relief While It Soothes

Aroma Wrap Herbal Neck Wrap, $29, Amazon

This herbal neck wrap is filled with a combination of rice, flax seed, and lavender buds. Throw it in the microwave to release the calming scents and get a warm, soothing effect for tense necks, headaches, and stress. It also comes in multiple different colors, and is made from soft, durable material that can also go in the freezer.

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