42 Instantly Calming Products On Amazon That Are So Brilliant

The most valuable lesson I've ever learned in terms of my own well-being? Stress can be managed. Yes, stressful situations are inevitable, and your body's first response is to tense up, but there are things you can do to override it and calm yourself. Reaching for a genius product that will help you chill out is a much better alternative than getting lost in a thought pattern or attempting to power through the day in a state of tension.

There are actually ways that you can hack your brain for happiness, and some of them are low-effort, easy tactics that just require the correct tools. Aromatherapy, for example, is the practice of inhaling concentrated, plant-based aromatic molecules that are thought to react with the brain to reduce stress or promote relaxation, among other benefits. Light therapy is another way to boost your mood, as is massage, mindfulness practices, and even artistic activities like journaling or coloring.

Luckily, there are wonderful self-care products on Amazon that can help with all of the aforementioned tactics and more. That way, the next time you could use a little mental holiday, you'll have several brilliant activities at your disposal that'll help you instantly calm yourself.

1. These Aromatherapy Steamers That Are Basically Bath Bombs For Your Shower

Sky Organics Shower Steamers, $18 (Set of 6), Amazon

If you want the luxurious, uplifting experience of bath bombs, but you don't have a tub, these Sky Organics shower steamers are a brilliant alternative. They're packed with essential oils that are activated by water and steam, so you can place them in the corner of your shower and breathe in the four healing scents — eucalyptus for easy breathing, lavender for relaxation, lemongrass for confidence, and orange for productivity.


2. These Strange Adhesive Foot Pads That Apparently Detox Your Body To Boost Relaxation

MQ Detox Foot Pads, $22 (60 Pack), Amazon

Because they're made from bamboo vinegar, tourmaline, vitamin C, and negative ion powder, these MQ detox foot pads are supposed to absorb toxins from your body to help with sleep and relaxation. Simply wash and dry your feet and apply the adhesive pad before bed; reviewers say they stay on throughout the night, are completely black by morning, and are a must-have recommendation for people with "joint pains or problems sleeping."


3. A Yoga Wheel That People Love Even If They Don't Do Yoga

REEHUT Yoga Wheel, $26, Amazon

Reviewers call the REEHUT Yoga Wheel the "best yoga accessory ever," and "so so so much better than a foam roller." It utilizes an antibacterial, sweat-resistant foam and strong TPE plastic to deepen poses, increase flexibility, and help stretch out tight muscles. It can support up to 440 pounds, and it's available in three bright colors. "I use it to roll and stretch on my back while I watch TV," says one reviewer who doesn't even do yoga.


4. The Candle To Calm Yourself, Calm Your Pet, And Freshen Up Your Home

Aromatherapy Deodorizing Soy Candle, $14, Amazon

Calm your pet, calm yourself, and deodorize your house all in one genius product? Yes please. This aromatherapy candle burns for 40 hours and is hand-poured using soy wax and dye-free ingredients that are safe for your cat or dog. They're available in 16 great-smelling and relaxation-inducing scents, and the apothecary-inspired glass jar makes a gorgeous addition to any room.


5. An Inexpensive And Modern Alternative To Acupuncture

Sivan Health and Fitness Acupressure Mat, $26, Amazon

The Sivan Health and Fitness acupressure mat uses thousands of tiny, non-toxic spikes to stimulate pressure points all over your back and neck. The result, according to reviewers? Better sleep, deep relaxation, fewer pains, and an easy way to achieve a meditative state. "Let me tell you, its extremely relaxing," one reviewer writes. "Everyone should own one!"


6. A Box Set For Those Who Have Been Meaning To Try Meditation

Mindfulness Meditation Box Set, $5 (Set of 3), Amazon

The Mindfulness Meditation box set has been called "helpful and well-explained," and is "the first type of meditation book... where it actually 'clicked'" for readers. The set comes with three different books that walk you through techniques, benefits, and explanations for mindfulness, yoga, and body health, all of which are described in easy-to-follow, modern-day language. The box set is available for $24 in paperback, or a mere $5 for Kindle right now.


7. An Essential Oil Relaxation Soap To Pamper Your Skin, Body, And Mind

Meiling Soaps Relax Bar, $9, Amazon

Instead of parabens, sulfates, or additives, this Meiling Soaps bar has awesome ingredients to cleanse your skin and help you unwind simultaneously. Dead Sea magnesium helps promote relaxation, lavender and frankincense essential oils calm your mind, and pure vitamin E soothes your skin. "Smells wonderful and feels like pampering to me," one reviewer writes, and plenty of others agree.


8. A Space-Savvy 10,000 LUX Lamp To Boost Your Mood And Energy Levels

Circadian Optics Lumine Light Therapy Lamp, $40, Amazon

If you're looking to try light therapy to boost your mood and energy levels, the Circadian Optics Lumine lamp is one of the most affordable, portable, and quality options out there. It creates 10,000 Lux of full-spectrum LED light in a sleek, tiny design that fits onto any corner of your desk. People call it the "best random buy" because their "focus and energy levels have improved since using it," and they can "take it back and forth" from place to place.


9. A Calming Essential Oil Blend In A Travel-Friendly Roller

Edens Garden Calm 'Em Down Roll On Blend, $12, Amazon

The Edens Garden Calm 'Em Down blend combines two genius features: pure, therapeutic-grade essential oils without fillers, and an easy-to-use roll-on bottle. The result? Serene scents like lavender, sweet orange, vanilla, and vetiver, all of which help to calm and relax you wherever you happen to be.


10. This Reusable Temperature Therapy Clay Mask Soothes Headaches

FOMI Care Cold Clay Facial Ice Mask, $15, Amazon

Packed with a blend of natural ceramic clay and oils, this FOMI Care ice mask lives in the freezer and relieves headaches, shrinks pores, and reduces swelling whenever you need a spa-like facial in a pinch. It has a plush, soothing fabric and cut-outs to keep things comfortable, and you can even put it in the microwave for heat therapy instead.


11. These Stress Less Cards So The Best Unwinding Techniques Are Always At Your Fingertips

Stress Less Cards, $14, Amazon

In addition to their gorgeous Mandala design, these Stress Less cards provide 50 extremely effective exercises to help you stop that stress reaction and relax right away. They're filled with neuro-linguistic programming techniques, mindfulness exercises, and breathing tactics that you can use at work or at home — and since they come in a convenient box, they store easily in your purse or desk drawer.


12. A Sleep-Inducing Magnesium Cream That's A Great Alternative To Itchy Sprays

Natural Vitality Calm Cream, $17, Amazon

Unlike itchy magnesium sprays, this Natural Vitality calm cream uses non-oily, transdermal magnesium that relaxes your body without the discomfort. It's great for before-bed relaxation, achy body parts, or cramps — because it actually helps muscles to release calcium and ease into a loose, tension-free state.


13. A Transformative Book That You'll Look Forward To Reading Every Single Night

Living in the Light, $14, Amazon

Whether you're searching for a deeper purpose, looking to connect with your intuition, or just need a boost of uplifting universal truth, Shakti Gawain's Living in the Light has been a must-have read in personal growth for over 30 years. In each chapter, Gawain shows the transformative power of awareness in every area of life, and ends each section with meditations and easy-to-implement exercises. It's a great comprehensive book to pick up every night before bed, because it truly makes you feel fulfilled and hopeful by the time your head hits the pillow.


14. The Slippers With A Microwavable Insole For More Warmth And Circulation

Snookiz Microwaveable Heated Slippers (Sizes 7-12), $22-$25, Amazon

Yes, their faux-fur design is cozy, warm, and soft, but these Snookiz heated slippers have so much more to offer. Each one comes with a Lavatech insole that you can put in the microwave to increase circulation, massage your feet, and warm yourself on cold days. They're available in five different colors, and since they're made from earth-friendly minerals, they hold onto warmth for a surprisingly long time.


15. These Herbal Balms Hydrate Your Lips While Soothing Your Mood

Ora's Amazing Herbal Lip Balm, $11 (3 Pack), Amazon

These lip balms from Ora's Amazing Herbal are slow-infused with real herbs, as well as scented with essential oils, organic fruit powders, and spices. According to reviewers, the formula "goes on super smooth," and "keeps lips well-hydrated" — all without the additives. Best of all, the basil rosemary, earl grey, and vanilla scents have a "comforting, calming smell."


16. A Playful, Interactive Guide To Meditation That Can Be Used Alongside A Habit-Building App

Calm, $15, Amazon

Based on the extremely popular iPhone app, Calm is a playful and interactive guide that brings a modern twist to meditation. It offers tools, tricks, and habits that help with all areas of life, including focus, creativity, and mental health. This journal can be used multiple times a day or whenever you need a boost, and works wonderfully alongside the app to help build your meditation habit.


17. These Aluminum Inhalers For Your Favorite Essential Oil Blends

Plant Therapy Aluminum Inhaler, $9 (3 Pack), Amazon

Carry the healing benefits of your essential oils without messes, leaks, or skin irritations. These Plant Therapy inhalers are made from aluminum and feature a built-in wick that releases the scent every time you unscrew the cap and breathe. They come in three different colors for easy identification, and they fit in the palm of your hand for convenient travel.


18. A Ready-To-Go Set To Color Your Way To A Calm Mind

Adult Coloring Book Set, $20, Amazon

This adult coloring book set comes with everything you need to significantly release stress through mindfulness-based art therapy, including 70 pages of intricate animals, mandalas, and stained glass patterns — and 72 pre-sharpened colored pencils. Reviewers say it's "much better quality than expected," and since the book is smaller than most, it's easy to take with you on-the-go.


19. A Waterless Diffuser That's Quiet, Battery-Operated, And Super Portable

Portable SpaRoom Diffuser, $11, Amazon

Unlike your average diffuser, this one from SpaRoom is operated by battery or USB and fits in the palm of your hand. It's efficient, quiet, and waterless to bring all the benefits of aromatherapy without any of the hassle, and reviewers say it's "perfect for [their] desk" because they don't have to worry about spills or distractions. It's also great for cars or small bathrooms, and a few drops will last you several hours.


20. These Adorable Activated Charcoal Air Fresheners That You'll Be Happy To Display

Citizen Of Serenity Bamboo Air Purifiers, $16 (Set of 4), Amazon

Personally, just knowing that the air in my home is clean and fresh puts my mind a little more at ease. These Citizen Of Serenity purifiers are made with activated bamboo charcoal, which soaks up odors, mold, excess moisture, and allergens due to its extremely absorbent qualities. They come in a pack of four sleek and adorable shapes that you'll love displaying and hanging in your closet, bathroom, car, or kitchen.


21. A Dry Brush Massage Set That "Feels So Good"

NOWellife Bamboo Dry Brushing Set, $25 (Set of 4), Amazon

Dry brushing helps to boost circulation, move lymph, and exfoliate dead skin, but according to reviewers, it also "feels so good" and is an easy way to pamper yourself every day. This NOWellife dry brushing set comes with a round cellulite brush, a long scrubber, a contoured massage brush, and a lava pumice stone — all of which are made from bamboo wood, boar bristles, woven cotton, and real volcanic material.


22. A Gorgeous Oracle Deck For Daily Strength, Direction, And Support

The Universe Has Your Back, $15, Amazon

If you could use a little spiritual direction throughout the day, The Universe Has Your Back is a beautiful way to find some guidance. This inspiring 52-card deck offers strength, support, safety, and synchronicity in its short messages and lovely illustrations. It's made by best-selling spiritual author Gabrielle Bernstein and popular illustrator and textile designer Micaela Ezra, and reviewers are calling their creation a "self-care necessity."


23. These Himalayan Salt Votive Holders That Also Purify The Air In Your Home

Natural Himalayan Salt Candle Holder, $16 (Set of 3), Amazon

These sleek Himalayan candle holders are made from real Himalayan sea salt and hand-carved into gorgeous spheres. When placed inside and lit, the tea lights both create a calming orange light and heat the salt crystals, which release negative ions into the air to purify your space. The result? A soothing, tranquil glow that "adds a really nice touch to the ambiance of the room."


24. A Brilliant Sleep Mask That Has Built-In Headphones

CAHU Sleep Headphones, $17, Amazon

Block out both external sound and light with these CAHU sleep headphones. They're made from a soft polyester fleece that covers your eyes while remaining breathable, and they have built-in, flat disks that deliver amazing-quality sound right to your ears. Reviewers also use them for jogging, meditation, and travel.


25. A Pore-Shrinking White Clay Mask For Your Next Stay-In Spa Night

Benatu White Clay Mask, $13, Amazon

Cancel your plans, put on your favorite robe, and break out this Benatu white clay mask for an at-home spa night. It's formulated with natural ingredients like Dead Sea mud, geranium essential oil, and plant extracts — all of which rejuvenate and hydrate skin while pulling impurities out of pores. Even those with sensitive skin say that their face has never felt so smooth, and it even comes with a free silicone applicator for easy spreading.


26. A Journal Reviewers Say Is "Gorgeous," "Uplifting," And "Will Make You Think In The Best Possible Way"

Practice You, $13, Amazon

From yoga luminary, meditation teacher, and artist Elena Brower comes Practice You — a gorgeous journal that invites you to utilize the benefits of writing, self-inquiry, and reflection. It offers more than 150 pages of questions, teachings, and inspiring imagery, as well as plenty of space to hone your creativity. Reviewers have given it a 4.8-star rating because it has "brought so much of [their] heart out onto the pages."


27. An Essential Oil-Infused Balm Whenever You're Feeling Stressed Or Restless

Wise Men Calm Balm, $12, Amazon

This Ancient Egyptian and Ethiopian formula offers healing qualities, a fresh aroma, and stress-relieving benefits without side effects. Wise Men Calm Balm is made with lavender, chamomile, and frankincense that helps reviewers "fall asleep quickly," and doesn't leave their skin feeling greasy, unlike similar brands.


28. This Sleep And Relaxation Loose-Leaf Tea Blend That Comes With A Free Infuser

Leafy Love Night Relaxation Loose Leaf Tea, $13, Amazon

According to buyers, Leafy Love Night Relaxation tea tastes amazing, definitely helps to calm their mood, and is easily one of their favorite blends. Lemon balm, jasmine flower, and apple peels help to warm and relax the body from the inside-out while creating a sweet, floral taste, and it even comes with a free small-hole infuser that's perfect for larger loose-leaf blends like this one.


29. A Zen-Like Fountain For Your Desk, Meditation Room, Or Bedside Table

Silver Springs Relaxation Fountain, $20, Amazon

Add a splash of nature and some soothing sounds to your work desk (or meditation room) with this Silver Springs fountain. It brings a zen-like feel to your room with its three-tiered waterfall, natural stones, and large basin, and its convenient automatic pump works both indoors and out. It even has built-in lights that make the water glow.


30. A Calm-Inducing Roll-On Formula That Helps You Fall Asleep

Nutravana Sleep Time Roller, $17, Amazon

Like a natural perfume for your pillow, this Nutravana Sleep Time roller contains 100 percent essential oils like lavender, chamomile, ylang ylang, and neroli — all in a skin-friendly base of fractionated coconut oil. Reviewers are saying things like, "I am amazed at how well this oil helps me sleep," and "I love the smell of this stuff... The first one lasted me two years."


31. This Acupressure Tool That Could Help With Headaches, Pain, And Even Energy Levels

Aculief Acupressure Headache Relief, $20, Amazon

If the events of your day were particular headache-inducing, this Aculief tool might be able to help. It's a wearable clip that sits between your thumb and pointer finger to apply pressure to the LI4 acupressure point. According to reviewers, it actually helps "eliminate pain in various parts of the body," and can even give you a boost of "natural energy."


32. A Life-Changing Workbook On Self-Esteem That Therapists Are Recommending To Their Clients

The Self-Esteem Workbook, $17, Amazon

"I anticipate that I will be able to say that this book was literally life-changing for me, and that the decision to go through this workbook was a pivotal one in my life," one reviewer writes about The Self-Esteem Workbook. In addition to up-to-date information on brain plasticity, mindfulness, forgiveness, and loving-kindness, this book from Glenn R. Schiraldi, PhD, offers easy-to-complete exercises that help boost your self-worth and your mood on a daily basis.


33. This Chakra Bracelet That Doubles As A Portable Essential Oil Diffuser

Jewelry Yoga Chakra Healing Bracelet, $12, Amazon

Home-made with authentic stones, this chakra healing bracelet features red agate, lazurite, amethyst, turquoise, tiger's eye, green king, and amber to coincide with the seven chakras. It also has lava stones, which absorb your favorite essential oil blends and release them throughout the day for a no-hassle personal diffuser. "The quality surpassed what I expected," one reviewer writes. "Clear, beautiful stones and a well-crafted bracelet."


34. A Czech Glass Nail File Brings Your Manicure To The Next Level That Feels Great

Bona Fide Beauty Glass Nail File, $10, Amazon

There's a reason this Bona Fide Beauty file has thousands of reviews and a 4.7-star rating. First of all, it's made entirely from Czech glass, which (unlike metal or emery) seals the keratin layers together, leaving the nail smooth and healthy. Second, it's double-sided for use as a cuticle pusher and a nail cleaner, and third, it's available in a bunch of awesome colors, all of which come with a protective case. If you find spa night relaxing, you need one of these in your life.


35. A Deep-Kneading Shiatsu Massager With Heat To Melt Away Your Tension

HemingWeigh Shiatsu Massage Pillow, $27, Amazon

Even though it costs significantly less than other similar pillows, this HemingWeigh Shiatsu massager has reviewers raving: "I absolutely love this product. I have a bad back and this really helps to work out the kinks." Its 3-D deep-kneading nodes rotate in different directions, while its U-shaped design is specifically made to comfortably fit under all areas of the back and neck. It also has multiple speeds and a soothing heat option to better melt away that tension — plus the elastic strap and two adapters ensure that you can use it in the car or at home.


36. A Lavender Massage Oil That You Can Use On Yourself Or Someone Else

Brookethorne Naturals Therapeutic Massage Oil, $16, Amazon

Made with a base of sweet almond oil and accented with real lavender, marjoram, and peppermint essential oils, Brookethorne Naturals therapeutic massage oil nourishes your skin while relaxing you on an emotional level. It's free of parabens and phthalates for a totally hypoallergenic formula, and reviewers are calling it a "miracle oil" because it "immediately relaxed every muscle it touched."


37. The Starter Yoga Kit That Comes With Everything You Need To Establish Your Practice

Fit Spirit Yoga Starter Set, $24-$40, Amazon

If you're looking to reap all the benefits of a yoga practice, but aren't quite sure where to start, the Fit Spirit yoga set comes with all the props and support you need — including a non-slip mat, two foam blocks, two absorbent yoga towels, and a flexibility strap. The set is available in five colorful designs and three mat thicknesses if you need a little extra padding. That way, when your box arrives, you can just pull up a free YouTube class and get started.


38. This Unique Needle Roller For Acupressure On The Face And Body

Lyapko Universal Acupressure Roller, $25, Amazon

This Lyapko universal acupressure roller can be used on both the body and face to rejuvenate skin, boost energy, increase elasticity, and enhance vitality. It has nearly 500 needles that improve circulation without damaging skin, and reviewers say it's "surprisingly helpful" for leg and back pain, and "makes [their] skin feel alive." It's made with a wooden handle, a pliable rubber head, and five different metals in the needles.


39. This Whimsical Eye Mask Stuffed With Heat-Retaining Grains And Aromatherapy Herbs

Nature's Approach Aromatherapy Eye Pillow, $12, Amazon

Since it's packed with natural grains and real lavender herbs, the Nature's Approach aromatherapy eye pillow holds onto heat or cold when placed in the microwave or fridge, and it releases a soothing aromatic scent. It's great for aches, migraines, inflammation, or effortless sleep, and it's available in five adorable celestial prints. Since the mask ties on, it's also fully adjustable.


40. A USB-Powered Salt Lamp That Cycles Through Seven Vivid Colors

Fanhao USB Color-Changing Himalayan Salt Lamp, $20, Amazon

Himalayan salt lamps are super popular right now, thanks to their relaxing orange light and their air-purifying abilities. The Fanhao salt lamp takes your traditional one to the next level with its neem wood base, USB plug that works alongside your laptop or phone charger, and color-changing LED bulb that cycles through seven vivid shades. Reviewers have posted videos of this lamp in action, and the pictures don't even do it justice.


41. An Aromatherapy Bath Bomb For Any Kind Of Mood — Plus A Lush Shampoo Bar

Clear And Fresh Aromatherapy Bath Bombs, $13 (Set of 7), Amazon

Crave, dream, soothe, unwind, detox, and restore with this pack of six Clear And Fresh aromatherapy bath bombs. Each one is made with careful, skin-healing ingredients like baking soda, sea salt, and real essential oils for a rich foam that fizzes with color, but won't stain your tub. It even comes with a free shampoo bar that's "lush" and leaves hair "clean and soft," according to buyers.


42. This Five-In-One Massage Tool That Applies Targeted Pressure To All Areas Of The Body

Rolflex Miofascial Trigger Point Massage Tool, $60, Amazon

A careful re-imagining of a traditional foam roller, the Rolflex Miofascial tool is one of the most versatile and satisfying self-care massagers on the market. It features five rolling tools with different textures and firmnesses, and each one is made to apply targeted pressure to all different areas of the human anatomy. Not only is the reviews section filled with athletes, trainers, and physical therapists who swear by it for healing, but people who experience general pain and tension call it a "miracle worker."

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