Sometimes, it's truly the most unexpected items that become staples in your life, as evidenced by this list of random products with a cult-following on Amazon — each of which have accrued more than 1,000 stellar reviews from the users who tried them first.
Considering just how many products are available on Amazon, it's hard to sort out the good from the extraordinary. Personally, I tend to head to Amazon for boring products like toothpaste, and then find myself drawn to something else in the "sellers also bought" section, like activated charcoal teeth whitening powder. That’s where you can stumble onto products that you didn’t know you needed, but totally have to have.
It's random products like that whitening powder — or a shower head that filters water, a kitchen tool that removes strawberry pits, and a comb for your eyelashes — that are the kinds of gems you can't believe you didn't know about in the first place.
But how can you possibly search for random items that you don't know even know exist yet? You read further on in this article, that's how. Every product in this diverse list is useful, innovative, and sure to make you as happy as the thousands of people who already swear by them.
1. This Deodorizer That Freshens Your Shoes And Feet
This natural shoe deodorizer spray fights unwanted odors that accumulate in your shoes and can also be applied directly on stinky feet. Its blend of essential oils, including mint, eucalyptus, tea tree, and thyme are safe for sensitive skin and delicate shoes, so you can spray away without causing damage or irritation.
2. These Towels That Clean Any Surface With Just Water
These powerful cleansing towels are designed to clean anything with just water, so they eliminate the need for wasteful paper towels and surface cleaners. Spills, dust, and dirt are wiped away clean with no chemicals — and you can use them dry to get rid of stains on more delicate materials.
3. This Sleek Hair Trimmer With A Rechargeable Base
This rechargeable hair trimmer is safe to use anywhere on the face and body to get a close shave that won't cause irritation. It also comes with a charging base, various trimming attachments, and an AC adapter. Lots of reviewers love it for its sleek design: "It LOOKS fabulous...and then it after you admire how it looks and use it. It WORKS fabulous!"
4. A Roller Stick That Can Massage All Areas Of Your Body
This muscle roller stick is designed to deep tissue massage any muscles that are sore from working out, and it can help those recovering from injuries as well. It's excellent for your feet, calves, legs, backs, and even shoulders, and provides well-needed circulation to increase flexibility and mobility.
5. These Twist Ties That Are Infinitely Reusable
Nite Ize Original Gear Tie, $3 (4 Pack), Amazon
Unlike your standard twist ties, these 3-inch, water-resistant rubber gear ties won’t lose their strength over time. Plus, they come in a range of colors is handy for color-coded organization, and they have a soft exterior that prevents them from causing scratches or nicks.
6. This Shower Head That Filters Out Bacteria
This shower head filters out sulfur odor, chlorine, and scale for water that keeps hair and skin softer. It attaches to the wall without the use of any tools, filters out the bacteria in your water, and even has five different spray settings. Reviewers love that the water pressure is still excellent, and one writes: "Yes, this is like taking a shower with bottled water.. except of course it's not as cold."
7. This Whitening Powder That's Great For Sensitive Teeth
This teeth whitening powder removes stains and buildup on your teeth with natural activated bamboo charcoal and no bleach, artificial colors, or other harmful chemicals. This way, you can whiten your teeth without making them sensitive to cold water, and the powder won't irritate your gums.
8. A USB Charger Powered By Solar Energy
This solar-powered USB charger is waterproof and extra-durable, so it's the ultimate accessory for outdoor activity. It clips conveniently onto backpacks, luggage, and purses with the included hook, and the protective rubber means you can charge your phone even when it's raining. It also has two LED flashlights, which are excellent to have when hiking or camping in case of emergencies.
9. These Makeup Sponges Made Of Transparent Silicone
These silicone makeup sponges apply and blend foundation without the product waste of traditional makeup sponges. With these innovative tools, nothing gets absorbed into the sponge itself, so you use much less than you'd usually use. It's also easy to clean with water, keeping things super hygienic.
10. This Essential Oil Diffuser Has Lots Of Useful Functions
This essential oil diffuser fills the room with your favorite fragrance and can be used with plain water as a humidifier while you sleep. It's got seven different colored lights for a customizable night light, and it turns off automatically when it runs out of liquid.
11. This Sunscreen That Protects And Pampers Your Skin
This sunscreen has an SPF of 46 to keep you protected from the sun's UV rays, but it's also packed with great ingredients like niacinamide and hyaluronic acid that nourish your skin. It also won't clog pores, so it's the perfect sunscreen to use on your face.
12. This Tool That Removes Berry Stems With Ease
This strawberry huller is pretty self-explanatory: it safely and easily removes the core from strawberries and other soft fruits. This way, you won't have to cut off the top of strawberries, which tends to waste a good portion of the fruit. It's also dishwasher safe for easy cleaning. One reviewer writes: "I pulled out a pint of strawberries this morning and hulled the lot of 'em within a minute! This handy little guy is so very easy to use, and takes out the stem with wasting very little of the berry. I am so, so happy that I bought this product!"
13. This Soap Dispenser That's Easy To Install
This soap dispenser has three chambers to easily dispense shampoo, body wash, and conditioner. It's easy to install without tools on a shower wall, has hooks to hold razors and loofahs, and is a perfect solution to those with limited shower space or lots of roommates.
14. This Night Light That Projects The Galaxy Above Your Bed
This stunning night light projects galaxy-like images reminiscent of the aurora borealis all over you bedroom ceiling and walls. You can alter its main colors depending on your mood, and it even has an automatic turn-off function you can set to a timer. It's even got a USB plug and a speaker inside, so you can play music as you drift off to sleep.
15. This Eyelash Comb That Separates Clumpy Mascara
This eyelash comb separates lashes that have a fresh coat of mascara, so even the goopiest products won't look clumpy. Unlike other eyelash and eyebrow combs, this one is actually shaped to contour the eye, much like an eyelash curler. It's also small and easy to stash in a makeup bag.
16. This Water Bottle That's Leak Proof And Maintains Temperatures
This water bottle is about as hardcore as you can get. It's vacuum insulated, made of stainless steel, completely leak-proof, and BPA-free. In fact, it can keep liquids hot for up to six hours, while it can also keep liquids cold for up to 24 hours. Whether you're looking for a new thermos or a new sports bottle, it's the perfect option.
17. This Heated Wrap That Eases Shoulder And Back Tension
This heat therapy wrap has a unique design that fits comfortably around your neck and shoulders with weighted edges and a magnet to keep it in place. It can be used dry, or moistened for steam-room type heat and you can switch between multiple heat settings, applying just the right amount you need to ease away tensions and aches. After two hours, it shuts off automatically just in case you forget or fall asleep.
18. The Makeup Setting Spray That's Packed With Green Tea
This setting spray dries quickly to keep makeup in place, without leaving a sticky residue behind. Plus, it's made with organic green tea and other nourishing ingredients to refresh and hydrate your skin with each use. If you stash it in your bag, you can reset your makeup and wake up your skin throughout the day.
19. These No-Tie Shoelaces That Work With Any Pair Of Shoes
These no-tie shoelaces can be used in place of shoelaces on any pair of shoes, instantly turning your favorite footwear into a pair of slip-ons. Whether you're a casual user sick of tying your shoes or looking to train for a marathon, these no-tie shoelaces are for everyone. Plus, they're beyond easy to install.
20. This Natural Deodorant That Works All Day
This vegan-certified, cruelty-free natural deodorant neutralizes odors and absorbs wetness without harsh chemicals or aluminum. If you’re skeptical as to whether or not natural deodorants really work, you can rest assured that more than 4,000 Amazon users have found success with this award-winning deodorant. It comes in a variety of unique scents like scented with lavender and sage (shown), juniper and cedar, and bergamot and lime.
21. These Resistance Bands That Are Perfect For At-Home Workouts
These resistance loop bands come in a pack of five, which will let you build up strength and muscles in your back, legs, arms, and butt over time. They're a great tool for home gyms or a useful addition to your gym workout, and they're made from natural latex
22. This Makeup Mirror That Lights Up And Magnifies
This two-sided makeup mirror lights up so you can see the finest details in your makeup, especially considering it offers five-times magnification. Plus, it has an electrical outlet which might come in handy for hot tools. You can also alternate between just how bright and how magnified you want it to be at any time.
23. This Portable Cushion That Corrects Your Posture And Minimizes Back Pain
This posture-correcting cushion can be placed on any seat, immediately providing back pain relief by supporting your lower back and lower lumbar. The cushion is available in a bunch of different waterproof colors, so you can get it to match any chair. Plus, it’s incredibly lightweight and easy to switch from seat to seat.
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