The economy isn’t great, the system is a mess, and adulting requires more paperwork than ever before. It’s no wonder everyone’s so stressed out all the time. Luckily, self-care items are on the rise, including loads of
genius products that’ll help you chill the F out. After all, when things hit the fan, a trusty arsenal of relaxation items could help you to recuperate a whole lot faster.
Imagine getting home from work and instantaneously letting go of the day's tension, all thanks to an aromatherapy-infused pillow, an air purifier filled with sea salt, or a
unique light bulb that emits healing infrared wavelengths. These fascinating items exist, and believe it or not, they're actually highly-rated and well-reviewed. (If you're experiencing symptoms indicative of an actual anxiety disorder, these items shouldn't be used in place of a professional treatment — but for those encountering everyday tension, they could help you to boost your mood and mindfulness levels.)
Even better, these
instantly-calming products are all available on Amazon, so expensive shipping, delivery headaches, or a lack of buyer feedback? Those are a few more stressors you won't have to deal with. Check out these 47 fascinating products, so the next time stress hits, you're ready for it.
This Aromatherapy Spray That "Calms And Soothes" So You Can Fall Asleep
Made with only gentle, non-toxic ingredients — like lavender and chamomile essential oils — this
Asutra Mist Your Mood spray provides "relaxation in a bottle," according to reviewers. You can utilize its soothing aromatherapy benefits by spraying it in the air, on your pillow, or even on your body — and it also has jojoba and aloe to nourish your skin. "Not only smells great but works almost instantly," one reviewer says.
These Stretchy Chair Bands So You Can Bounce And Fidget At Your Desk
Simply stretch these
Gafly Therapeutic bands between your chair legs, and you've got an instant bouncy footrest. According to reviewers, they're great for fidgeting, getting out excess energy, and maintaining focus and concentration in an otherwise-stressful environment — plus, they work between virtually any two chair legs that are at least 10 inches apart.
This Special Journal To Calm Your Brain Before Bed
According to the description, the
Knock Knock I Can't Sleep journal is fit for both beginner and advanced insomniacs. This highly-rated pick from the Inner-Truths line features dozens of thought-provoking quotes and plenty of space to get all your thoughts out, so you can finally let your mind rest. "This is surprisingly helpful for my anxiety," one reviewer says. "If I wake up in the middle of the night I write down whatever popped in my head that woke me up... It's weird, but it helps."
A Silk Eye Mask That Heats Up To 125 Degrees Fahrenheit
Thanks to its convenient USB plug, you can power the
Aroma Season heated eye mask via your laptop, phone charger, or external battery. On one side, it has real Mulberry silk, and on the other, there's smooth cotton — and the elastic band is adjustable for the most comfortable fit. This pick is available in two colors, and even allows you to set timers and temperatures.
A Game-Changing Purifier That Uses Salt Therapy To Cleanse And Calm
This isn't your average air purifier. The
Salin Plus utilizes dry salt therapy to release micro-particles of salt into the air. These tiny particles purify the space of allergens and pollutants, but they also aim to improve your breathing and your sleep quality — especially if you have asthma, sleep apnea, cold symptoms, and sinus issues. Reviewers say it's "truly a game changer" because they "sleep better and wake up refreshed."
A Set That Includes Everything You Needed To Get Started With Aromatherapy
Looking to start your aromatherapy collection? The
Bushberry Mist gift set comes with everything you need, including four essential oil blends (Relaxation, Stress Relief, Refreshing, and Good Night) and a unique ultrasonic diffuser with color-changing LED lights. "I was actually impressed with how well it diffused the essential oils throughout the entire room and how quietly it operates," one reviewer writes.
This "Amazing" Vape That's Filled With Natural, Sleep-Inducing Ingredients
Reviewers call the
HealthVape aromatherapy inhaler "amazing," "effective," and "super convenient." Simply breathe in to inhale non-habit-forming ingredients like chamomile, Valerian root, and melatonin — all of which aim to relax your body and calm your mind, so you can sleep.
A Journal That Combines Writing, Adult Coloring, And Affirmations
These Shower Steamers When You Don't Have Time For A Bath
Not everyone has time to draw a bath, throw in a bath bomb, and soak for 45 minutes. For those on the go, there are these
handmade lavender shower steamers. Simply place them right outside the stream of water and allow the steam to carry the soothing scent into your lungs. They're made with ingredients like baking soda, citric acid, and essential oils — and reviewers "love them" because they last more than one shower.
This Aurora Night Light That Projects Mesmerizing Patterns On Your Ceiling
"This helps to soothe my stress," writes one reviewer who believes that the
SOAIY aurora light is not "just for kids." This mesmerizing projector creates colorful, wave-like patterns on your walls and ceiling, and it doubles as a sound machine and Bluetooth speaker. Buyers say it's great for meditation, relaxing after work, or helping to phase out the TV before bedtime.
A Best-Selling Weighted Blanket At A Great Price
Scientific studies have found that weighted blankets may be able to help with
anxiety, stress-relief, and insomnia because they create a "cocooning" feeling that simulates the pressure of a hug. The YnM weighted blanket is one of the more affordable options and is available in various weights and colors — no wonder it's a best-seller. "This blanket had me sleeping like a baby," one reviewer says, while another raves, "What a great thing for my stress and quality of life."
A Weighted Lap Pad That You Can Take To Work With You
If you're not ready to invest in a full blanket (or you're looking for something a little more portable), the
Sensory Goods weighted lap pad is filled with evenly-distributed glass beads and "feels like a hug." Reviewers use it at work, at home, or while driving to help them feel more mellow and less jumpy. It's available in three sizes and seven colors, and all of them are machine-washable.
This Gorgeous Necklace That Diffuses Your Essential Oils Anywhere
Inside its stainless steel lotus pendant, this
Maromalife necklace contains an absorbent lava stone bead that'll soak up your favorite essential oils and diffuse the scent throughout the day. It even comes with eight replacement beads in various colors, and the 24-inch chain has a 2-inch extension tail. This one is available in rose gold, silver, and black.
A Tiny, Portable Hammock So You Always Have A Place To Rest Your Head
Whether you're meditating in the office, taking naps on the beach, or getting cozy in an airport, the
West head hammock helps you calm the F down — because it's essentially a comfortable, collapsible headrest. Its foldable frame is made from quick-drying wood and durable fabric, and it even has a pocket on the side for your phone, wallet, keys, or glasses.
These Brilliant Flat Headphones For Naps, Travel, And Jogging
Instead of uncomfortable buds or bulky earphones, this
brilliant band lies flat against your head and delivers clear sound right to your ears. It's also warm and secure enough for cold-weather jogs, but lightweight enough that you can wear it as an eye mask while sleeping or traveling. Needless to say, reviewers are asking, "Where have you been all my life?"
A Pen That Doubles As A Fidget Toy
Reviewers say the
Ztylus is a "great pen" that "writes so smoothly" — but thanks to a genius addition, it also "relieves stress" and keeps you "entertained during boring meetings." The built-in spinner and ergonomic finger grooves turn it into a fidget toy that you can use anywhere (don't worry, it's pretty quiet), and it comes in multiple colors and designs, too.
This "Apple Pie" Tea That's Designed To Relax You
This loose-leaf blend is called
Tiesta Tea Relaxer, and reviewers say it tastes like "liquid freakin' apple pie." The real apple, cinnamon, beetroot, and almonds create an herbal tea that's delicious with or without sweeteners — and since it's caffeine-free and calming, buyers say it's a "nice hot drink to wind down with before bed."
A Textured Disk That Supposedly Reinvigorates Your Feet And Your Energy Levels
After using this
IntiFit reflexology disk, buyers report "tingly and energized feet" — and a "boost of energy" to the rest of their body. The textured acupressure nodes are meant to stimulate reflexology points in the bottoms of your feet, while the built-in magnets supposedly boost circulation. Some buyers even stand on it at their desks or while getting ready in the mornings.
Some Positive Affirmation Cards To Uplift You When You're Feeling Low
With bright, unique illustrations and a different message on each card, this
deck of 50 affirmations keeps reviewers encouraged and positive. They make for a thoughtful gift, but they're also a great thing to keep at your work desk for stressful days. Thanks to the protective keepsake box, they even travel well, so you can store them in your bag or car, too.
These Aromatic Indoor Plants To Freshen Up Your Space
This Lumbar Pillow With Magnets And Acupressure Spikes
Much like your average acupressure mat,
this pillow from Zenguru has hundreds of tiny spikes that stimulate pressure points in your back. That said, since it takes the form of a lumbar pillow, you can use it at your work desk or during your morning commute. It even has built-in magnet therapy and an adjustable strap to keep it secured onto your chair.
A Sparkly Ring That Doubles As A Fidget Spinner
It may look like a typical (albeit pretty) ring, but the
PAURO worry ring has a manual-spinning center that you can fidget with when you're anxious. It's available in five colors and nine sizes, and reviewers say, "I use this every day." Since it's made from sandblasted stainless steel, it also holds up well to showers, dish-washing, and dings.
A Tiny Rechargeable Speaker With Built-In Nature And Fan Sounds
For those who feel more at ease while working or sleeping with white noise, the
LectroFan Micro is a sound machine that goes everywhere with you. It fits in the palm of your hand — and it has a built-in rechargeable battery that provides up to 16 hours of fan or nature noises without a power source. It even doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, and the top can swivel in virtually any direction.
This Weekly Planner Pad That Won't Clutter Up Your Desk
A chaotic schedule won't help you calm down, but neither will a cluttered desk. Luckily, this
planner pad gives you a place to record all your important meetings and to-dos for the week — and it fits right below your keyboard to save space. Thanks to the metal spiral binding and clear protective cover, you can slip it in your bag at the end of the day without having to worry about damaging it.
These Stylish Glasses That Prevent Eye Strain And Block Blue Light
No one will ever know that these
special glasses block the blue light (typically given off by electronics) that interrupts your circadian rhythm. That's because the lenses are clear and the composite cat-eye frame is fashionable and comes in seven color options. Wear them before bed to stop your phone from keeping you up, or use them at work while you're at your computer in order to prevent eye strain.
A Cleaning Spray With Essential Oils For Aromatherapy-Enhanced Chore Day
Most cleaning products contain harsh, foul-smelling chemicals that you'd never want to breathe in — but because this
Greensentials all-purpose cleaner is made with real essential oils, it provides a burst of aromatherapy during chore day. Reviewers have used it on everything from mirrors and counters to floors and appliances, and they say it "cleans well and smells great."
A Bracelet That Tells You Exactly Where And When You're Most Stressed
Get complete, real-time feedback on your stress levels with the
WellBe bracelet. It comes with an integrated smartphone app (compatible with both Apple and Android) that detects your reactions over a 24-hour period — so you can pinpoint which times, locations, and people make you the most stressed. It also encourages mindfulness and relaxation through various exercises, and comes in two sizes and three colors.
These De-Puffing Eye Patches That Reviewers Call A "Definite Must"
Elixir Premium Lab eye patches just once, reviewers have noticed a "huge improvement" in their puffy under-eyes. They're calling them a "definite must" and the "best eye patches ever" because they use green tea, aloe vera, and collagen to create a moisturizing hydrogel that firms, soothes, and brightens.
A Rechargeable Shiatsu Massage Pillow That Has Won Awards
Most modern Shiatsu units are significantly more portable than massage chairs, but you're still limited by the length of the cord. Not with the
Mynt massager. This award-winning pillow can run up to two hours when fully charged — and it has heat as well as four deep-kneading nodes. Put it behind your neck or lumbar, or slip your hand into the sleeve like a mitten to soothe your feet, legs, and arms. Reviewers are even calling it the "best massager [they've] ever owned."
This Simple And Accessible Introduction Into Daily Meditation
Most people "don't have time" for a meditation practice — but just about everyone can spare five minutes. Reviewers call
"simple, direct, and impactful" because it effortlessly guides you into mindfulness using clear, digestible prompts. It's also extremely portable, so you can do your exercises on the train, at your work desk, or while traveling. 5-Minute Daily Meditations
These Yummy Chocolates That Actually Impact Your Mood
This variety mix of
Good Day Chocolate supplements comes with four different flavors: Sleep, Energy, Calm, and Probiotic. They're made from premium fair-trade chocolate and feature ingredients like green tea, L-Theanine, beneficial bacteria, and melatonin to help you achieve your preferred mood and physical state. Best of all, they "taste just like an M&M-style candy," reviewers say.
A Nostalgic Candle To Bring You Back To Your Childhood
As always, Homesick makes their candles with natural soy wax that's been hand-poured in small batches — but their
Memory line aims to induce nostalgia and remind you of simpler times. With scents like Beach Cottage, Road Trip, Summer Camp, and Grandma's Kitchen (which smells like warm apple pie and ice cream), you can revisit those moments wherever you happen to be. Each candle burns for up to 80 hours, and reviewers say it's a "clever" and "classy" touch for your space.
These Air-Purifying Salt Lamps That Don't Take Up Any Desk Space
No more space on your bookshelf, desk, or bedside table? No worries. These
Himalayan night lights plug directly into your outlets to produce a warm, soothing glow — and they supposedly release negative ions to purify the space. That's because, inside the chic iron baskets, you'll find real Himalayan salt rocks from Pakistan, just like the full-sized lamps.
A Neck, Back, And Shoulder Wrap That Reviewers Use "At Least Twice A Day"
Huggaroo is not your average heating pad. For one, it has an ergonomic shape that hugs your shoulders, neck, and upper back simultaneously, and it's slightly weighted, so it stays put and feels like a hug. For another, it's filled with clay beads and flaxseeds that retain heat from the microwave or cold from the fridge. Finally, it has natural dried herbs (like lemongrass and chamomile) that give off a soothing scent for aromatherapy purposes.
This Unique, Mess-Free Way To Unwind And Boost Creativity
Forget adult coloring books. This
Paint by Sticker book minimizes messes while maximizing creativity — and reviewers who loved stickers as kids say it brings out their inner child. Each of the 12 nature-inspired projects comes with low-poly stickers that give it a shimmery, 3-D effect. Since it doesn't require paint, crayons, or pencils, you can take it anywhere and there's zero clean-up time.
A Calming Chime That You Can Use To Center Yourself (Or Others)
Some reviewers use the
Woodstock Zenergy chime to calm their students or commence meetings at work. Others keep it on hand to inspire their own "teeny-tiny meditation moments" throughout the day. Either way, this wood-and-aluminum chime creates three pure, soothing sounds, and even comes with a rubber-tipped mallet.
This Head Massager That Feels Like Someone Running Their Hands Through Your Hair
If you enjoy the feeling of fingers massaging your scalp, reviewers say you'll "love love love" the
Tezam head massager. This five-pronged gadget has soft resin fingers that vibrate to reduce tension, relieve headaches, and provide a sense of relaxation after a stressful day. It's also battery-operated and surprisingly portable.
This Washable, Water-Resistant Cushion To Help You Unwind In The Tub
Thanks to its thick foam padding, two-panel design, and contoured shape, the
BodyHealt spa pillow cushions your neck, back, and shoulders while you're in the tub. It also has a fast-drying, water-resistant mesh that resists mold and mildew, as well as two strong suction cups that keep it adhered to your bath without causing damage. You can even wash it in the machine — so it's no wonder reviewers "wish [they'd] bought this years ago."
An Infrared Bulb That Supposedly Emits Healing Wavelengths
Studies show that infrared therapy could be an
effective, low-risk treatment for pain. The TheraBulb emits infrared wavelengths (between 700 and 1,200 nanometers) that supposedly reduce stress and body pains. Reviewers have plugged it into clamp lights and desk lamps and say it's "great for relieving muscle tension and anxiety." Some even report that it's helped with their sinuses, digestive issues, and headaches.
A Magnesium-Infused Cream For Muscle Pain And Stress
Magnesium is an essential mineral that the body requires for
hundreds of processes. This Natural Vitality calm cream is packed with the stuff, and reviewers therefore use it to help with cramps, tension, and relaxation. Bonus: it's super hydrating and absorbs into the skin "without leaving a greasy feeling."
A Brilliant Travel Pillow That Helps You Block Out The World
When things get especially hectic, you may wish you could just crawl into a hole. The
Lights Out travel pillow is as close as it gets without having to excavate. This neck-supporting pillow has a zip-off hoodie that comes with drawstrings and a face cover. Whether you're traveling, taking an office nap, or trying to sleep in the presence of loud roommates, all you have to do is pop in some headphones and retreat into your calming abyss.
This 10,000 LUX Therapy Lamp That Fits Just About Anywhere
For those who get the wintertime blues, scientific research shows that light therapy could be an
effective way to boost your mood and reset your sleep schedule. The TaoTronics light therapy lamp provides 10,000 LUX of sun-mimicking illumination. It's also sleek, space-savvy, and comes with three adjustable brightness levels as well as a very reasonable price tag. "I have more energy and feel so much better," reviewers rave.
An Extremely Well-Reviewed Book About Managing Your Anxiety
With nearly 1,000 reviews and an astounding 4.7-star rating,
is definitely worth the read if you often find yourself feeling tense and panicked. This step-by-step guide was written by Barry McDonagh, a best-selling author and anxiety expert, who has years of science- and experience-backed evidence to support this new method. "Coming from the worst of the worst and a non-reader," one reviewer says, "this book changed my life overnight." Dare
This Rechargeable Muscle Stimulator To Manage Tension
Using its upgraded electrode pads, 10-hour rechargeable battery, and remote with 16 different modes, the
AUVON TENS unit stimulates muscles and sensory nerves in order to reduce discomfort and tension. Even though it's pocket-sized, reviewers say it "packs a punch" and "actually relieves pain." Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.