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.
1. Make Espresso Wherever You May Go
2. Smell 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.
3. Stop 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.
4. Exfoliate 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 all-natural ingredients too like sweet almond oil, lychee fruit oil, and vitamin E. Together the ingredients buff skin and leave it feeling soft and smooth.
5. Brighten 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.
6. Destress 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.
7. Get Comfy In Bed
8. Try 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.
9. Let Your Cat Scratch In Style
10. Keep 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.
11. Defy 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.
12. Keep 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.
13. Decorate 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 pencil with frosting and push down on the eraser for it to come out.
14. Keep 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!
15. Give 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.
16. Upgrade 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.
17. Get Salon-Smooth Feet At Home
18. Scrub Your Teeth With A Tree
19. Make 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.
20. Workout Like You're Barefoot
21. Revive 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!
22. Wash 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.
23. Prevent 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.
24. Pretend You’re From The Future With An Eye Massage Mask
This futuristic-looking eye mask is actually a massager that heats up and vibrates, providing relief for tired, strained, or puffy eyes (it also reportedly helps soothe headaches). Choose between three massage modes — sleep, medium, and hard and use the mask for up to 90 minutes. It's USB-rechargeable, adjustable, can be brought anywhere, and has a built-in lithium battery.
25. Create The Best Sleep Environment Imaginable
26. Cut 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.
27. Never Get Hot Coffee On Your Shirt Again
28. Mount Your Smartphone or Tablet So It’s Easier To See
29. Enjoy 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.
30. A Phone Stand That Helps You Keep Your Cords Tidy
With a 210-degree rotating swivel, this lightweight, ultra-compact phone/tablet stand keeps your cords from getting in the way. The versatility of the design allows you to use the stand in both portrait and landscape mode, and it has foldable panels that make it a breeze to store in your bag or luggage.
31. Get 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.
32. Protect 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!”
33. Give 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.
34. Stay Clean And Dry With A Pocket Blanket
35. Get 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.
36. Keep 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.
37. The Easy Way To Cut Pizza
38. These Easy-To-Use Herb Scissors So You Never Have To Dice Herbs Again
Made with durable stainless steel, these handy herb scissors have five sharp blades on each side and a comfort-grip handle that allow you to chop herbs into tiny pieces with just a couple snips of the scissors. They also come with a cover comb attachment that makes for easy clean-up and storage.
39. Question 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.”
40. Fresher 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.
41. Crack 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)
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