40 Bizarre Products People Are Buying On Amazon That Are Actually Genius
People sometimes buy some weird things when they’re shopping. But while they can be super bizarre, many of the products that people get on Amazon are actually pretty brilliant — all you have to do is look past an item's oddity and focus on how beneficial it can be.
Scrolling through the Amazon Hot Picks or Movers & Shakers pages can be so much fun. They're constantly being updated, with some pretty peculiar and unusual products being added every day. With that being said, it’s sometimes hard to look past the novelty of an item and actually imagine buying yourself something that seems a bit out there. But several of these items are actually very practical, and sometimes even multi-functional. I, for one, have bought things just because of how unique or strange they looked in the past, later to find just how useful they really were.
The next time you spot something weird on Amazon, don’t just take a peek and then click away. Instead, actually read the product description — you might be surprised how handy that item could be in everyday life. From an alarm clock that tracks your sleep patterns to underwear that keeps you smelling extra fresh, you'll fall in love with so many of these odd yet genius items.
1Make Espresso Wherever You May Go
2Smell Great All Day With A Natural Deodorant
If you're looking for a natural deodorant that also neutralizes odor, try this lavender paste. It's all-natural, aluminum-free, and chemical-free product and was featured on Shark Tank? It’s made with organic shea butter, coconut oil, arrowroot powder, and more.
3Stop Hair Loss With A Gentle Shampoo
This shampoo is an effective solution for those losing hair due to breaking strands. Using a proprietary herbal blend which includes ingredients like biotin, argan oil, and pumpkin seed, this will heal your hair from the scalp and the roots, making it thicker and less prone to shedding and breakage.
4Exfoliate Away Dead Skin With A Salt Scrub
A deep exfoliator is important to add to your routine if you have super dry skin. Himalayan Sea salt is a very effective ingredient when it comes to sloughing away dead skin. The scrub is packed with other potent ingredients like almond oil, grape seed oil, jojoba oil, lavender oil, and aloe vera. Together the ingredients buff skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth.
5Brighten And Moisturize Skin With Snail Mucus
Korean Beauty products are usually loaded with unique ingredients. This brightening and moisturizing cream is infused with black snail mucus filtrate as well as 27 black plant extracts. The cream can help even out tone, tighten pores, and improve the overall health of skin.
6Get Comfy In Bed
7Try On-The-Go Acupuncture
Stop throwing back the pain pills and try a holistic approach to pain management with wearable acupressure. The Aculief provides pressure to the LI4 acupressure point which helps relieve headaches and tension as well as increase blood flow in the body. It’s a natural way to reduce stress and live healthier.
8Let Your Cat Scratch In Style
9Attack Of The Flying Plants
10Stay Comfy No Matter The Temperature
11Keep Drinks Safe From Spills
This one-size-fits-all multi-functional silicone drink cover seals tight onto mugs and cups. It creates an airtight and leak-proof seal making your drinks safe from spills. The cover also keeps hot drinks warmer for longer. Plus, picnickers will appreciate that you can enjoy a drink outside without worrying about any bugs flying into your cup.
12Decorate Instagram-worthy Dessert
Save money and create Instagram-worthy desserts with your very own cake-decorating tool. You can decorate and personalize sweets for special occasions without making a mess with a pastry bag or spending money for a professional to do it. Simply fill the silicone and plastic pencil with frosting and push down on the eraser for it to come out. When you’re finished, you can put it in the dishwasher for an easy clean.
13Keep Your Phone Clean With A Sanitizer
Ever think about how dirty your phone must be? Well, if you do — also remind yourself how often you put it on your face. This phone sanitizer was featured and Shark Tank and works with UV light to banish 99.99% of bacteria from your phone. And it charges it, too!
14Give Yourself Healthier-Looking Skin With An All-Natural Facial Sponge
Konjac sponges are incredibly popular. And for good reason, too. They're made from the roots of konjac plants, which are native to eastern Asia and filled with vitamins and minerals. They’re also hypoallergenic, so they are great for sensitive skin. This one is made with red clay, which is packed with minerals, leaving you with softer and more hydrated skin.
15Upgrade Your Hair And Downsize Your Brush Collection
Instead of buying (and then storing) a ton of different-sized brushes, get this set that comes with detachable barrels. These ceramic coated brush heads heat and cool quickly, allowing you to dry and style your hair at the same time, essentially cutting the time it takes you to get ready in half.
16Get Salon-Smooth Feet At Home
17Scrub Your Teeth With A Tree
18Make The Perfect Poached Egg In Minutes
I love Eggs Benedict, but poaching eggs can seem hard to do at home. But now, brunch lovers won’t have any issue poaching eggs at home because with this tool they can easily do it in the microwave. It’s also super easy to clean, so the whole process is a breeze.
19Workout Like You're Barefoot
20Revive Your Skin With A Week Of Sheet Masks
Whether your skin is freaking out from travel, weather changes, or stress, doing a few specialized treatments can spruce that complexion right up. Not only does this set address several different skin concerns, from dehydration to enlarged pores, but it also comes at a huge bargain when compared to a standard $8 singular mask that many beauty retailers offer. Treat your skin for a week with seven daily sheet masks — and take spooky selfies while you’re at it!
21Wash Even The Hardest-To-Reach Places
Instead of doing bathtub acrobatics to try to reach every inch of your body, use a brush set that allows you to scrub those hard-to-reach places. These multi-functional brushes offer three different angles and heads to customize the way you want to get clean. Using the brushes will leave you with softer skin all over your body, including your back.
22Pretend You’re From The Future With An Eye Massage Mask
This eye mask may look strange, but they can save your eyes from the damaging blue light from your computer, phone, and tablet. The eye mask, which charges via USB, massages your eyes, relieves pressure from eye strain, and helps stimulate blood circulation.
23Keep Your Kitchen Cleaner With A Charcoal-Infused Dish Towel
Dishtowels can get incredibly dirty when you're constantly cleaning up messes or wiping your hands with them. This one is more hygienic because it is infused with charcoal. The charcoal also helps the dish release odor. Plus, the quick-drying towel will look chic hanging in your kitchen.
24Create The Best Sleep Environment Imaginable
25Cut Prep And Clean-Up Time In Half
I love to make salads, but I don’t love all the prep work that goes into it. Eliminate the time you spend chopping vegetables with a veggie chopper and dicer. This convenient set comes with several different slicers, allowing you to chop vegetables or fruit easily. And when you’re finished, there’s no annoying mess to clean up, since the pieces fall into a bowl as they’re chopped.
26Never Get Hot Coffee On Your Shirt Again
27Mount Your Smartphone or Tablet So It’s Easier To See
28A Constant Cool Side Of The Pillow
29Add A Fog-Free Mirror To Your Shower
30Get Some Fresh Air — In Your Home, That Is
Say goodbye to air fresheners that only mask odors and hello to this bag of charcoal that does so much more. It prevents mold, mildew, and bacteria while getting rid of odors, allergens, and pollutants. Plus, you can keep using it for up to two years. A money-saver that keeps your home fresh? Yes, please.
31Protect Your Fingers When Cooking
Are you still grating cheese, slicing fruits, and doing other potentially digit-damaging activities without wearing gloves? There’s nothing wrong with being extra careful — and reviewers agree, saying, ”The first pair wore out and we bought another. It’s worth every penny!”
32Give Yourself Fuller Eyelashes With Brush-On Falsies
Applying false lashes can be frustrating, and finding a pair that fit on your eyes comfortably is a challenge. Swap out the glue for a brush-on, nontoxic option. The fiber lash mascara uses 3D fibers to give you the fullness of false lashes without the hassle.
33Stay Clean And Dry With A Pocket Blanket
34Get Connected And Stay Connected
Not only does this handy little device allow you to turn your phone into your own personal radio station, but it's also a USB car charger, so you’ll never run out of battery, even on those long trips when you really need to stay connected.
35Keep All Of Your Nighttime Necessities Nearby
Never miss a notification again by keeping your phone close by while you sleep. This space-saving bedside shelf easily attaches to the frame without any tools. It gives you more room to keep all of your nighttime products and gadgets close by without needing an end table.
36The Easy Way To Cut Pizza
37Juice Your Phone On The Go
Anything that serves more than one purpose is a win in my book — and this super tough key chain takes the cake on tech accessories that make life easier. Not only is it pretty much indestructible, but it also doubles as a charging cable for your phone.
38Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are
Never be without power again. In a time when our phones are basically an extra limb, running out of power can be daunting. But with a solar charger, you’ll be able to stay connected anywhere you go. It's made from eco-friendly silicone rubber, and it can even be used when it's raining out.
39Fresher Breath That Lasts Longer
Instead of masking odors in your mouth with a piece of gum or mint, why not neutralize them with a mouthwash? Destroying the bacteria in your mouth is the first step to fresher breath, and this mouthwash that’s made with green tea, tea tree extract, and aloe will do just that for up to 24 hours.
40Light Up The Room
How beautiful and calming is this sea salt lamp? Let it fill your living room with warm light.
Design: Brit Phillips; Images: Amazon (42)
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