41 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.
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.
6Destress Yourself With A Relaxing Scent
Feeling anxious? Relax at the end of a stressful day with this amazing body wash. Featuring eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils and green tea, the foamy wash helps relax your body and mind, so you can feel good and smell great.
8Try 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.
10Keep Your Fingernails Strong With A Keratin Protein Formula
Your nails need protein just like the rest of your body, and this hyper-nourishing treatment will give them the boost they need. The specialized formula uses hydrolyzed keratin, protein, gelatin, and calcium to bond damaged nail layers together while preventing future splitting or peeling. The treatment, which is meant to be used on a regular basis, develops strong, chip-resistant nails over time.
11Defy Foot Odor With Deodorizing Balls For Your Shoes
The idea of these miniature ball-shaped deodorizers is that they can fit in tiny, hard-to-reach places such as the front of your shoes or a small pocket in your gym bag. The odor-blasting balls can be activated with an easy twist, opening the side vents and releasing a natural, fresh-smelling aroma. The convenient deodorizers fit in any shoe — from kid to adult sizes — and last up to six months after being opened.
12Keep 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.
13Decorate 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.
14Keep 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!
15Give 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.
16Upgrade 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.
17Get Salon-Smooth Feet At Home
19Make 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.
21Revive 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!
22Wash 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.
23Prevent Tangled Tank Tops With A Unique Cami Hanger
Be free of tangled cami straps and leggings that disappear into half-folded stacks of wadded clothes in your drawer forever. These weird but genius tank top hangers have little hooks on each side that keep tank tops neat and orderly while the leggings hangers can be draped in tidy rows. These awesome closet renovators are made of rust-resistant black steel and come in a handy combo pack.
24Keep 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.
26Cut 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.
28Mount Your Smartphone or Tablet So It’s Easier To See
29Enjoy Different Reading Brightnesses With This Touch Sensor Lamp
This superbly convenient table lamp features slick touch-activated technology that allows you to read comfortably in bed and then simply reach over and give the base a tap when you’re ready for lights out. With three brightness levels of warm white light, as well as a versatile selection of vibrant colors, you can toggle through multiple options from the red-green-blue color spectrum or stop on your favorite for a while. It’s the perfect nightlight for grownups.
30Charge Your Phone Without Messy Cords
With a 270-degree rotating swivel, this lightweight, ultra-compact phone charger keeps your cords from getting in the way while giving your device all the juice it needs. Built with sturdy aluminum, the stand features soft rubber cushion that protects your desk from scratches or other damage. The versatility of the design allows you to use the charger in both portrait and landscape mode, and can be used with extra-wide devices including the iPhone X, iPhone 8, Nintendo Switch, iPad Pro, Kindle Tablet, and others.
31Get 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.
32Protect 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!”
33Give 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.
35Get 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.
36Keep 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.
38Juice 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.
39Question Your Morality With This Raunchy Card Game
If weird yet ridiculously fun party games are what you’re after, this one certainly fits the bill and then some. With a giant set of almost 600 cards, the raucous adult game tests your moral boundaries, promising that “you’ll feel horrible about yourself when you play.” One adoring fan on Amazon said: “Omg!! This was hilarious, everyone loved it! A lot of fun- I thought it was funnier than Cards Against Humanity. We all had a lot of laughs, definitely would recommend to liven a party.”
40Fresher 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.
41Crack Beers With A Bottle Opener That Fits In Your Wallet
If you want to be able to pop a bottle open any time you want without having to tote a clunky bottle opener around, you’re going to love this weirdly innovative gadget. The unique multi-tool bottle opener lays completely flat in your wallet and is only the size of a credit card. On top of cracking beers for you, it works as a screwdriver, can opener, wrench, saw blade, and water compass.
Design: Brit Phillips; Images: Amazon (42)
Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle’s editorial and sales departments.