40 Bizarre Products People Are Buying On Amazon…

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.


Make Espresso Wherever You May Go

MiniPresso GR Espresso Maker, $59, Amazon

If you’re a big coffee addict and you’ll only drink the best, this MiniPresso machine, which is hand-operated and super compact, can brew up a quality cup of coffee in minutes, wherever you may be.


Smell Great All Day With A Natural Deodorant

Primal Pit Paste Natural Deodorant, $13, Amazon

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.


Stop Hair Loss With A Gentle Shampoo

Pura'Dor Anti-Hair Loss Shampoo, $28, Amazon

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.


Exfoliate Away Dead Skin With A Salt Scrub

Purest Naturals Himalayan Salt Body Scrub, $12, Amazon

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.


Brighten And Moisturize Skin With Snail Mucus

MIZON Black Snail All In One Cream, $12, Amazon

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.


Get Comfy In Bed

Silky Soft 100% Bamboo Cotton Sheet Set, $70, Amazon

If you want to make your bedroom way more luxurious, this chic sheet set is definitely one big way to do it. Hey, you’re an adult — it’s time to invest in high-quality linens!


Try On-The-Go Acupuncture

Aculief Wearable Acupressure, $20, Amazon

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.


Let Your Cat Scratch In Style

SUCK UK Cat Playhouse Series, $27, Amazon

If your cat likes to scratch everything in sight, this is the perfect item for you. Your cat will love using this “turntable” scratch pad — and your couch will finally stop getting clawed up every day.


Attack Of The Flying Plants

Air Plant Flying Jellyfish School Of 3, $33, Amazon

These “flying jellyfish” plant pots will look so cool hanging from your ceiling. The best part: These plants are really hard to kill, so even if you’re usually bad at keeping houseplants alive, you’ll still be able to handle these.


Stay Comfy No Matter The Temperature

Rocket Pure Natural Anti Chafe Balm, $15, Amazon

This balm goes on like deodorant but can be put anywhere on the body to protect against blisters, chafing, and irritation from sweat. It's made with tea tree oil and rosemary, and there's no chemicals in it.


Keep Drinks Safe From Spills

IPHOX Creative Diamond Mug Cover (Set of Six), $10, Amazon

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.


Decorate Instagram-worthy Dessert

Write On! Decorating Tool, $16, Amazon

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.


Keep Your Phone Clean With A Sanitizer

Phonesoap 2.0 UV Sanitizer And Phone Charger, $50, Amazon

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!


Give Yourself Healthier-Looking Skin With An All-Natural Facial Sponge

MY Konjac Sponge All Natural French Red Clay Facial Sponge, $10, Amazon

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.


Upgrade Your Hair And Downsize Your Brush Collection

Click n Curl Blowout Brush Set with Detachable Barrels, $40, Amazon

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.


Get Salon-Smooth Feet At Home

PediSand Hands Free Foot File, $18, Amazon

Get pedicure-soft feet without the price tag with an easy-to-use, hands-free foot file. Don’t bend down to slough off dead skin; sit down and let your feet take care of themselves. It comes with replaceable sheets for hygiene and abrasiveness.


Scrub Your Teeth With A Tree

Miswak Club Natural Teeth Whitening Kit, $20, Amazon

Instead of using traditional whitening agents to get a brighter smile, now all you have to do is scrub your teeth with a twig. The bark whitens teeth and freshens breath, and it doesn’t need a drop of water to work.


Make The Perfect Poached Egg In Minutes

Joseph Joseph M-Cuisine Microwave Egg Poacher, $10, Amazon

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.


Workout Like You're Barefoot

Vibram Alitza Loop Fitness Yoga Shoe, $48-$79, Amazon

If you need to have some traction under your feet while doing yoga or pilates, these slip-on shoes provide grip while still allowing you to feel like you’re having a barefoot workout.


Revive Your Skin With A Week Of Sheet Masks

reSkin Solution Monday to Sunday One Week Treatment Sheet Mask, $17, Amazon

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!


Wash Even The Hardest-To-Reach Places

Lu La Bath Brush Gift Set, $26, Amazon

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.


Pretend You’re From The Future With An Eye Massage Mask

Wireless Eye Massager Electric Eyes Massage, $32, Amazon

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.


Keep Your Kitchen Cleaner With A Charcoal-Infused Dish Towel

Nawrap Binchotan Dishcloth, $9, Amazon

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.


Create The Best Sleep Environment Imaginable

Quooz Rockano Ultrasonic Humidifier Oil Diffuser, $43, Amazon

Multifunctional items are the best things to get your hands on. This light is also an aromatherapy oil diffuser, an air purifier, and a humidifier.


Cut Prep And Clean-Up Time In Half

Vegetable Chopper Dicer Slicer Cutter, $21, Amazon

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.


Never Get Hot Coffee On Your Shirt Again

Double Wall Vacuum Insulate Travel Mug, $13, Amazon

This brilliant coffee mug has a vacuum seal so that you’ll never spill your drink. Plus, its inside features an awesome stainless steel mesh screen so you can make loose leaf tea on the go.


Mount Your Smartphone or Tablet So It’s Easier To See

The Kitchen iPad Rack, $28, Amazon

This iPad rack gives you the opportunity to place your gadgets at eye level so you can read recipes or watch movies more comfortably. This one is made of acrylic and can be installed with brackets on the inside of a cabinet door or attached anywhere with Velcro.


A Constant Cool Side Of The Pillow

Cooling Pillow Mat, $85, Amazon

Tired of having to turn your pillow over and over in the summer to get its cool side? This inexpensive and truly brilliant option is about to change your sleep forever.


Add A Fog-Free Mirror To Your Shower

Fogless Shower Mirror With Shelf, $30, Amazon

Multi-functional items make sense because of their practicality. And this fog-free shower mirror not only gives you a better way to wash your face in the shower, but extra shelf space as well.


Get Some Fresh Air — In Your Home, That Is

Moso Natural Air Purifying Bag, $19, Amazon

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.


Protect Your Fingers When Cooking

NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves, $11, Amazon

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!”


Give Yourself Fuller Eyelashes With Brush-On Falsies

Mia Adora 3D Fiber Lash Mascara, $20, Amazon

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.


Stay Clean And Dry With A Pocket Blanket

DMZ Outdoor Pocket Blanket, $14, Amazon

This super tiny blanket unfolds to create enough space for one person to lay down or two people to sit next to each other. You’ll never have a wet butt in the park again.


Get Connected And Stay Connected

Nulaxy Wireless In-Car Bluetooth FM Transmitter Radio Adapter Car Kit, $19, Amazon

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.


Keep All Of Your Nighttime Necessities Nearby

Bunk Buddy Bedside Shelf, $28, Amazon

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.


The Easy Way To Cut Pizza

Kitchen Maestro Pizza Scissors, $12, Amazon

If you’ve always found it a little annoying to try to saw homemade pizza using a typical bread knife, you need this pizza-specific set of shears.


Juice Your Phone On The Go

Fuse Chicken Titan Loop Key Chain Cable, $25, Amazon

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.


Stay Connected No Matter Where You Are

Solar Charger, $29, Amazon

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.


Fresher Breath That Lasts Longer

TheraBreath PLUS Professional Formula Green Tea Mouthwash (Pack of Two), $22, Amazon

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.


Light Up The Room

Levoit Aria Natural Himalayan Crystal Sea Salt Lamp, $80, Amazon

How beautiful and calming is this sea salt lamp? Let it fill your living room with warm light.

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