34 Bizarre But Actually Brilliant Products That People Are Buying On Amazon
There's a very fine line between bizarre and brilliant. Just look at people like Einstein and Freud — odd beyond belief, yet astonishingly innovative, and the huge selection of bizarre but brilliant products on Amazon seem to fit into a similar category. People can't get enough of these weird items that are actually pretty genius, and I understand — because I'm one of them.
My bathroom is filled with oil-based soaps, mineral salt deodorants, and activated charcoal teeth whiteners from Amazon. I purify my bedroom with Himalayan salt lamps and burlap sacks of burnt wood. Is that weird? Yeah, that's pretty weird, but I'm here to let you know that these strange products work a hell of a lot better than your typical ones, and that's why this topic is one of my all time favorites to cover.
In this article, you'll see 35 products that induce the following reaction: 1. Tilt head and squint eyes. 2. Ask yourself the question, "That exists?" And 3. Decide that you absolutely need it, and your life will be forever incomplete without it. Don't worry — countless Amazon buyers have gone through the exact same cycle, and according to their glowing reviews, their lives are better for it.
1. This Germ-Eliminating Spray That Protects Your Skin For Up To 24 Hours
If you're the type of person who always has hand sanitizer on you, you're going to love this Nano Pure protectant spray. Not only does it eliminate 99 percent of germs on contact, it's also the only product of its kind that coats your skin with a barrier that lasts 24 hours. Plus, it's nonflammable and has a clean scent, so you can feel comfortable wearing it anywhere at anytime.
2. Spray Your Way To Pain Relief And Easy Sleep
Since it's necessary for over 300 enzymatic reactions in the body, if you're deficient in magnesium, you may experience trouble sleeping, restless muscles, or painful cramps. Reviewers say that Ancient Minerals magnesium spray helps with all the aforementioned and more — and since it comes in a pure, easy-to-apply topical formula, your body absorbs as much as it needs.
3. Like Having Your Own Personal Masseuse With Magic Fingers
With eight kneading rollers, soothing heat, and two massage directions, the Shiatsu neck and back massager has reviewers saying things like, “This thing is like going in and getting a massage from someone who has magic fingers.” It has a genius design with arm holes so you can effortlessly keep it on your back, and it has a car adapter and wall adapter for use at home, during your commute, or in the office.
4. This Elegant Diffuser That Clips Right Onto Your Vent
Take fresh scents on the go with the APALUS car diffuser. It comes with five oceanic pads and clips right onto your vent, so when the air blows, your car fills up with a wonderful smell that reviewers call “refreshing and subtle.” When the pads run out, you can reuse them by adding a few drops of your favorite essential oils.
5. This Super Effective Air Freshener Made From Essential Oils
6. This Salt Lamp That Doubles As An Essential Oil Diffuser
This salt lamp diffuser releases negative ions into the air as it heats up, purifying the air in your space. However, it also has a spot for your favorite essential oils, gently diffusing them whenever it's on, as well as a dimmer switch so you can personalize the brightness of your relaxing orange glow.
7. These Dryer Balls Made From Eco-Friendly Materials
Dryer sheets are often filled with chemicals, but these dryer balls are an easy and safe way to soften clothes, reduce wrinkles and static cling, and reduce drying time by up to 40 percent. They are reusable for over 1,000 washes, and they're made from 100 percent pure New Zealand wool.
8. This Pillow With More Than 12,000 Awesome Reviews
More than 12,000 people are obsessing over this Coop Home Goods pillow because of how comfortable and customizable it is. It’s filled with a shredded bamboo memory foam that’s hypoallergenic, resistant to dust mites, and hugs every curve of your head and neck. Best of all, you can take some out or put more in dependant on your thickness preference.
9. Have A Goal You Want To Reach? This Genius Planner Can Help
10. This Rotating Tool That Keeps Your Makeup Super Organized
If your bathroom counter looks like a makeup bomb hit it, there’s this rotating makeup organizer. It’s got multiple dividers and tiers to keep everything from your foundation to your brushes neat, but it only takes up a tiny section of counter space. The shelves are adjustable to accommodate all your cosmetics, and the whole thing is washable.
11. The Tool That Reseals Open Bags Of Food
12. This Non-Greasy Cream To Soften Cuticles And Strengthen Nails
With ingredients like soybean extract, aloe vera, castor oil, and lavender, this Healthy Hoof cream has the vitamins and potent antioxidants you need to fortify your nails. That said, in addition to strengthening and promoting growth, it's also deeply hydrating to soften cuticles and prevent cracked skin without leaving a greasy residue. "My cuticles have never looked better and my nails feel stronger," says one reviewer — and a little goes a long way.
13. These Double-Sided Balls So Your Screens Are Free Of Smudges, Dust, And Fingerprints
These screen-cleaner balls work on phones, laptops, and tablets, and even have a rubber gripper that’s comfortable to hold. The terry cloth side removes fingerprints and dust while the microfiber side gets rid of stubborn marks without harsh chemicals. Best of all, they’re small and portable, so you always have them on hand.
14. A Tablet Stand That Let’s You Watch TV Anywhere
The iProp iPad bed and lamp stand lets you binge watch your favorite TV series anywhere without having to strain your neck or arms. The mesh base is filled with micro-beads that easily conform to any flat or irregular surface. A detachable non-slip silicone base holds any tablets thinner than 18 millimeters and can easily be adjusted to prop your tablet in either landscape or portrait mode. One happy reviewer said it was “one of the most useful electronic accessories I have ever bought.”
15. The Toilet Light That Lets You Pee In The Dark
Quit burning your retinas when you turn on the bathroom light at two AM. The LumiLux toilet light is motion-censored, cycles through 16 bright LED colors, and has a flexible arm that fits any toilet bowl size. It even has a dimmer, so you can pee in the dark in comfort.
16. This Paddle Brush That Distributes Natural Oils Throughout Your Hair
The Beauty by Earth boar bristle brush has nylon pins to smooth and detangle — but the real selling point is the genuine boar's hair. It helps to pull the natural oils from your scalp and distribute them along your strands for more manageable, healthier-looking hair. "I'm honestly amazed by it," reviewers say. "Normally, brushing my hair [makes the frizz worse]," but after using this brush, their hair is smooth, shiny, neat, and defined.
17. This Clothes Organizer That Doubles As A Folding Board
People swear by this weird but brilliant EZSTAX clothes organizer system, saying things like “best thing I’ve bought.” It’s made from recycled plastic and allows you to fold and store your clothes with minimal effort and in the most space-savvy way possible. Piles of shirts become neatly folded stacks, and it’s great for packing, too.
18. The Dual-Sided Brush That Effortlessly Washes Utensils
Scrub between fork prongs, clean both sides of a spoon at once, and wash sharp knives without endangering your fingers. The BladeBrush from Joseph Joseph has a hinged design and two rows of opposed bristles to clean all kinds of utensils in seconds. It also has a textured, comfortable grip and comes in green or black.
19. Clean All Your Makeup Off Using Just Water
These genius makeup remover face cloths use nothing but water to get off the most stubborn makeup — even waterproof. The secret is the soft microfiber material, and it’s a favorite among people with sensitive skin and an aversion to harmful chemicals. It even comes with free hair ties.
20. This Shelf Perfect For Small Bedrooms
Limited space in your bedroom? the Urban Shelf creates a convenient shelf right by your bed when you need it, and folds down when you don't. It comes in multiple different colors, attaches under your mattress, holds your phone, glasses, and remote, and even has a cord-holder for your chargers.
21. Keep Your Food Moist And Your Microwave Splatter-Free
Not only does is this collapsible microwave lid designed to prevent splattering and allow steam to escape, keeping food moist and fresh-tasting while it heats, it also doubles as a strainer. Best of all, since it collapses into a disc shape and it’s dishwasher safe, clean-up and storage is a breeze.
22. Watch The Dead Skin On Your Feet Literally Peel Off
If your feet are rough and calloused, the Baby Foot peel can help in one of the weirdest, yet most satisfying, ways. Apply the included booties, let your feet soak, and then rinse off the natural extracts. In several days, the skin literally starts to peel off in sheets, exposing soft, healthy skin underneath.
23. This Magnetic Car Mount That People Are Raving About
Reviewers are loving this Scosche magnetic car mount for the following reasons: It has a cradle-free design, it effortlessly attaches to any phone or device, and it securely adheres to your dashboard for a reliable hold. It comes with a strong magnetic plate that you can slip in between your phone and case, or inside your battery cover, for a sleek look and fumble-free attachment.
24. This Silicone Scrubber That Smells Like Peaches And Never Grows Mold
Peachy Clean’s silicone scrubber is not only resistant to mold and mildew, but the flexible scrubber’s pores are large enough to tackle debris in tough to reach places without scratching pots or pans, too. Best of all, it arrives with a fresh peachy smell that reviewers called “wonderful.”
25. Get Any Hair — Thick Or Fine — With These Two-Tipped Tweezers
In addition to being durable, effective, and high-quality, these Onyx professional double sided tweezers are insanely versatile, too. The Slant tip is great for larger area eyebrow shaping and thick hair removal, while the pointed tip targets small, fine and ingrown hairs that are hard to get to.
26. These Pumice Toilet Cleaners That Remove All Kinds Of Rings And Stains
"Talk about amazing," reviewers rave about the AMGREE pumice stone, which "took away the ugly lime rings and completely restored [their] toilets." Even though it's dense, durable, and abrasive enough to remove all sorts of hard water stains and build-up, it won't scratch the porcelain and leaves your bathroom fixtures looking "brand new again."
27. This Natural Dry Shampoo That Uses Genius Ingredients
It’s made without artificial preservatives, parabens, talc, or harmful chemicals, but reviewers say that this Drop Dead Gorgeous dry shampoo works wonders anyway. It absorbs odors, volumizes, and soaks up oil with genius ingredients like charcoal, clay, and essential oils. Best of all, you can get one option for dark hair and another for light hair.
28. This Spiky Mat That Stimulates Pressure Points In Your Back And Neck
With thousands of acupressure spikes that stimulate pressure points in your back and neck, this acupressure mat promotes relaxation, eases back pain, improves circulation, and can even help with headaches and sleep issues. One reviewer wrote: "Shockingly Effective. Amazing pain relief. Takes some getting used to, but once you do. . . infinite possibilities."
29. This Clear Spray That Prevents Blisters From Heels
You know the shoes — gorgeous and trendy, but two hours in, hurt like nobody's business. PreHeels blister prevention spray creates a totally clear, breathable, and sweat-resistant layer over your skin, so straps and edges effortlessly glide without irritating your feet. Buyers are saying, "I use it with my loafers that cut up my heels every time. Now I can wear them all day with no blisters or cuts."
30. Polish Every Inch Of Your Body With This Versatile Cleansing Brush
Pamper your whole body with this 7-in-1 electric cleansing brush. It comes with interchangeable heads including a facial cleansing brush, a silicone brush for sensitive skin, a body brush, an exfoliating foam head, a rolling massager, and a pumice stone. It’s great for softening your feet or deeply cleansing your face, and it runs on batteries, so it’s wireless and waterproof.
31. This Charcoal Toothpaste That Naturally Whitens Teeth
Avoid harsh teeth-whitening chemicals with Hello’s activated charcoal toothpaste. The activated charcoal removes stains, toxins, and plaque from your teeth by binding with particles and flushing them from your body. Plus, since the toothpaste has fluoride, it prevents cavities, too. It's free from artificial sweeteners, SLS, and other unwanted nonsense.
32. This Brush Cleaner That Lets You Use Multiple Makeup Colors With One Brush
Not everyone has a makeup artist's collection of brushes, which is why this brush cleaner is essential for most of us. It'll let you use the same brush for many different things — just swipe it around the container and it'll lift the color right off, so you can use black eyeshadow, followed by purple shadow, followed by bronze shadow with one brush. It can also be used wet to deep clean your brushes when the time comes.
33. Scrape Off All That Tongue Bacteria With This High-Quality Sweeper
For fresher breath and better dental health, use this Tongue Sweeper to effectively remove bacteria and build-up from the surface of the tongue. It’s got a comfort handle, an ergonomic shape, and an antimicrobial stainless steel head. It also comes in multiple colors, and on enthusiastic reviewer wrote: “The best tongue scraper I ever bought - I feel really clean after using this product.”
34. The Angry Mom That Cleans Your Microwave
Add vinegar and water to this microwave cleaner, and you'll have a cleaner appliance in seven minutes. It steams away most of the mess in there, and softens all the really hard-to-clean spots to make your microwave sparkling. It's dishwasher-safe, and you can even add essential oils or lemon to make your microwave smell better, too.
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