44 Things That Make You Feel Better Physically & Mentally For Less Than $40 On Amazon

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Life can be stressful, so it's not at all surprising that the self-care industry is flourishing. Of course, it's hard to shell out tons of money on self care. That's why I've put together this collection of Amazon products that make you feel better, all of which are under $40. When you think about it, that's cheaper than a massage, a spa appointment, or, you know, a beach retreat in Bali. (However, all of those things do sound nice.)

If you ask me, true self care requires paying attention to both your physical and mental health — so you'll find products here that cover each of those bases. There are selections that'll help you take care of your mind, such as essential oils, a white noise machine, and a light therapy lamp. There are also products that'll help you take care of your body, like a shiatsu massager, an extra-large heating pad, and a filtered wand that reduces unpleasant reactions to wine (genius, I know). You'll also find a ton of beauty products, including healing clay masks and hydrating facial serums.

Here's the best part, though: You'll get to partake in some retail therapy while searching for those feel-good items.


This Shiatsu Massager That Heats Up While You Wear It

Slipping your arms through the slings of this shiatsu massager helps keep it in place and lets your control the strength of the massage; just pull down for more intensity. The bi-directional massager features three speeds, eight 3-D kneading nodes, and a heating option.


These Essential Oil Diffusers That Hook Onto Your Car's Air Vents

Stay calm in bumper-to-bumper traffic with this car aromatherapy diffuser. Just open the locket, apply a few essential oil drops to the inner felt pad, and then clip it onto your air vent to release a subtle sent. Each order comes with two diffusers and 12 replaceable pads.


The Humidifier That Runs For Up To 16 Hours

Moisturize the air all night long with this ultrasonic cool mist humidifier that operates for up to 16 hours. The humidifier features a 360-degree nozzle that releases mist into the entire room, an optional nightlight, and an auto-shutoff function that kicks in when the water runs low.


A Breathable Weighted Blanket That's Lined With Cotton

This weighted blanket is lined with breathable cotton, and it's filled with evenly distributed glass beads that add heaviness. It's also machine-washable and comes in four different sizes and weights. Once customer added to its 4.7-star rating and wrote, "This weighted blanket is made so well! You can tell by the stitching that the beads will stay in place and not slide around."


This Extra-Large Heating Pad With Almost 7,000 5-Star Reviews

Measuring in at 12-by-24 inches, this extra-large heating pad covers a lot of surface area. That way, you won't have to move it around to remedy different spots. It's covered in soft micro-plush fabric and comes with a hand control that lets you toggle between three heat settings.


The Wine Filter That Helps Prevent Headaches After Happy Hour

Prevent wine-induced headaches, flushing, and congestion with this ingenious wine filter. Just stir the wand in your glass of vino, and the filter will remove histamines and sulfites without influencing the flavor or aroma. Use it with red, white, and sparkling wines.


These All-Natural Lip Balms Made With Beeswax, Aloe, And More

Soften and condition your lips with these ultra-hydrating lip balms made with beeswax, aloe vera, coconut oil, vitamin E, and more. The natural formula is non-GMO and cruelty-free — and the set comes with five scents: mango, green tea, pomegranate, peppermint, and vanilla.


This Double-Sided Jade Roller That Comes With A Gua Sha Tool

Add this dual-ended jade roller to your beauty arsenal and roll it across your face to reduce swelling, stimulate circulation, and brighten your complexion. It's made from 100% natural jade stone and comes with a separate gua sha tool to boost the roller's benefits.


These Lavender-Soaked Foot Peel Masks That Relieve Dry Skin

This foot peel mask is soaked in botanicals like lavender, aloe vera, papain, and milk, all of which deeply exfoliate skin. Wear the masks for about an hour — and then, rough skin will begin sloughing off within a few days, leaving you with soft feet within two weeks.


A Heated Shiatsu Massager That Has A Pocket For Your Feet

Stick your feet into the faux fur-lined pocket of this shiatsu massager for perhaps the best foot massage of your life. The plush-lined massager features eight bidirectional kneading nodes and a heating option for extra relief. And of course — you can still use the massager on our back to ease tension and work out knots.


This Popular Bentonite Clay Mask That Purifies Your Pores

Reviewers have written that this highly-rated mask "works miracles" and is "hands down the most effective product I have ever used." It's made entirely from calcium bentonite clay, which naturally draws out toxins and impurities from skin. Mix it with apple cider vinegar or water to remove blackheads and reduce blemishes.


These Heel Socks That Are Lined With Moisturizing Gel

Repair dry, cracked skin with these gel-lined, moisturizing heel socks. After applying some cream to your heels, slip the socks on and wear them overnight (they work without added lotion, too). The socks are made from soft cotton, and each order comes with two pairs that are washable and reusable. Choose from several colors.


The White Noise Machine With 24 Different Sound Options

Lull yourself to sleep with this white noise machine that has 24 soothing sound options, such as sea waves, crickets, rain, and traditional white noise. It features a timer and adjustable volume controls, and it's compact enough to pack in your carry-on suitcase.


A Derma Roller That Helps Exfoliate Your Complexion

Make your complexion glow with this derma roller. It's outfitted with teeny, tiny micro-needles that gently puncture the surface of your complexion, which also helps exfoliate your skin. It's painless and probably much more affordable than a microneedling session at the spa.


This Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum That Moisturizes Your Skin

This hydrating face serum is made with pure hyaluronic acid, and it's lightweight, fast-absorbing, and non-greasy. It naturally holds moisture in, giving skin a dewy appearance. In the words of this reviewer, it also makes skin "supple and bright."


A Therapeutic-Grade Essential Oil For Stress Relief

Soothe your nerves with this therapeutic-grade essential oil for stress. The FDA-registered formula is made with a blend of sweet orange, lemongrass, rose geranium, and cananga (ylang-ylang). Add it to a diffuser or dab it onto your wrists or temples whenever you start to feel stressed.


These Sheet Masks That Are Infused With Different Ingredients

Address every skin-care concern out there with this pack of 24 sheet masks. Each mask is soaked in collagen and then infused with a variety of ingredients, including vitamin E. Some other assets include vitamin C to brighten, green tea to provide antioxidant protection, and aloe to add hydration.


The Light Therapy Lamp That Mimics The Sun's Rays

This 10,000-lux light therapy lamp offers full-spectrum, UV-free light and comes with a detachable stand. It works by mimicking natural rays, and it's a great way to fight jet lag, reset your circadian rhythm, and boost a low mood.


A Colorful Essential Oil Diffuser That Doubles As A Humidifier

Treat yourself to an aromatherapy session with this essential oil diffuser that also moisturizes the air. Toggle between high mist and low mist options and set it on a timer for 60, 90, or 180 minutes. You can also use it as a nightlight; choose from seven soft LED colors.


This Compact Bluetooth Speaker That's Totally Waterproof

Listen to music anywhere — at barbecues, the lake, or even in the shower — with this portable Bluetooth speaker. The compact speaker is totally waterproof, USB-rechargeable, and plays for up to six hours on one charge. Choose from three colors: blue, red, and black.


The Vibrating Foot Spa That Massages Your Feet

Soak your feet at the end of a long day in this foot spa that features a toe-touch control for vibrations. The spa is deep to fully immerse your feet, and the detachable pinpoint massager is a great way to rub away aches and pains.


This Tea That Will Seriously Boost Your Energy In The Morning

Give yourself a kick in the pants every morning with this Wake the F**k Up tea. It's made with a blend of naturally stimulating botanicals like yerba mate, cinnamon and gotu kola, all of which work together to improve focus and give you a steady increase in energy. Plus, the tea packed with vitamins and antioxidants to keep you feeling at your best. Each order comes with 15 sachets.


This Sonic Facial Brush That Exfoliates Your Complexion

Deeply cleanse your skin and improve its texture with this sonic facial cleansing brush. The brush's tiny bristles deliver gentle pulsations that work to remove dirt, oil, and makeup residue, all while exfoliating your complexion and promoting circulation. The USB-rechargeable brush is made with top-grade, waterproof silicone.


The Stress-Relieving Body Wash And Lotion Duo

You can clear your mind and relieve anxiety while you lather up in the shower with this stress-relieving body wash. It's formulated with eucalyptus and spearmint essential oils, both of which are known to soothe jangled nerves and lift spirits. After your shower, follow up with the accompanying stress relief lotion.


A Ventilated Laptop Stand That Prevents Computer Overheating

You know how your computer starts to get very loud and slow after you've been working on it for awhile? You can prevent that with this cooling laptop stand. The ventilated mesh metal stand draws heat away from your computer to keep it calm and happy. The stand is height adjustable and features slots for charging cords on the back.


This Yogi Bedtime Tea That'll Help You Unwind

Before hitting the hay, take some time to unwind with this relaxing tea. The sweet-and-spicy herbal blend is made with passionflower, chamomile, licorice, cardamom, and cinnamon, all of which help relax the mind and body. That way, you'll fall asleep the second your head hits the pillow.


A Bamboo Bathtub Caddy That Has A Spot For Everything

With this bath caddy, you can keep everything at your fingertips while you soak. It has space for your tablet, phone, a glass of wine, soap, and a candle. Made from eco-sustainable bamboo, the caddy is extendable — so it fits tubs of most sizes.


These Yoga Cards That Show You How To Do 70 Poses

Take a yoga class anywhere you are with these yoga cards that guide you through poses and flows. Each card lists the pose in Sanskrit and English and offers a clear posture illustration and text explanation. The deck comes with 70 cards: Lay them out in front of you for a full sequence.


The Shower Bombs That Release Mists Of Aromatherapy

When combined with the steam from your shower, these shower bombs will release a mist of natural, aromatherapeutic essential oils. Each order comes with six bombs: lavender to relieve stress, watermelon to relax, eucalyptus to soothe sinuses, spearmint to energize, grapefruit to refresh, and vanilla and orange to boost immunity.


This Knee Pillow That Relieves Back Pain While You Sleep

Lift your legs and hips to align your spine and sleep more comfortably with this contoured knee pillow. It's made from soft, yet supportive memory foam — and it features a layer of cooling gel to keep you from overheating. The mesh cover is removable and machine-washable.


These Affirmation Cards That Are Funny *And* Wise

Listen, positive affirmations work — if you can get over feeling kind of dumb while you say them. These affirmation cards created by comedian Suzi Barrett can help, because they don't take themselves too seriously. Just draw a card from the deck of 50 every morning and take in all that good wisdom while getting a good laugh in, too.


These Pain Relief Rollers That Soothe Sore Muscles And Joints

Instantly relieve joint and muscle pain with these pain relief rollers. The menthol in these rollers creates an intense (but pleasant) sensation that blocks pain signals from reaching your brain, so you can start feeling better fast. BioFreeze has nearly 5,000 five-star reviews, and this reviewer wrote, "I had a sore neck and could hardly move it. A friend had some BioFreeze and used it on me. Within 20 minutes the majority of the pain was gone and I was able to move again."


These Exfoliating Masks That'll Give You Soft, Smooth Feet

Hardworking feet can get a little rough and sandpapery, but these foot peel masks will make them as smooth as satin. The masks are soaked in naturally exfoliating botanicals, like milk, lemon, and apple; wear them for about an hour, and then — within two weeks — old skin will begin to peel off, revealing the brand new, baby soft skin underneath.


This Foam Roller That Massages And Stretches Your Muscles

Stretch out your muscles and stimulate myofascial release with this foam roller. The medium-density roller features 3-D massage zones that mimic the hands of a massage therapist. It can be used on the hamstrings, calves, arms, and feet — and it comes with a guide to help you get started. Choose from 14 vibrant colors.


These Vitamin D Gummies That Boost Immunity, Mood, And Hair Growth

It's extremely common to have insufficient vitamin D levels, which can lead to lowered immunity, hair loss, fatigue, and feelings of depression. These vitamin D gummies, though, make it easy to boost your levels. With peach and berry flavors, the gluten-free gummies are non-GMO and free of high fructose corn syrup and artificial sweeteners.


A Spinning Desk Toy That Creates A Cool Optical Illusion

Give this kinetic desk toy a spin anytime you need to increase focus or simply zone out for a few minutes. Made from aerospace-grade aluminum, the sphere spins silently on any flat surface where it creates a helix-like optical illusion that helps you relax.


This Personal Fan That You Can Keep Right On Your Desk

Keep your cool — even when someone else insists on turning up the heat — with this personal fan. Perfectly sized for desktops, bookshelves, and bedside tables, the mini fan is tilt-adjustable and operates on two speeds. Choose from seven colors, such as coral, cream, and robin's egg blue.


These Computer Glasses That Block Harmful Blue Light

Your eyes hurt after a long day of staring at the computer and you're not sleeping well at night — these computer glasses may be able to help on both fronts. The glasses block screen-emitted blue light, which can cause eyestrain and even mess with your circadian rhythm. They're non-prescription and come in four frame options: black, leopard, pink, and crystal clear.


A Stretching Strap That Helps Increase Flexibility

Loosen up tight muscles and increase flexibility with this 6-foot stretching strap. Slip your hands or feet into one of the 10 loops along the length to get a deep stretch. It comes with a guidebook that teaches you specific stretches for multiple muscle groups.


This Light-Blocking Sleep Mask That's Made With Mulberry Silk

Get some well-deserved rest with this luxurious, light-blocking sleep mask that's made with 100% mulberry silk on both sides. The mulberry silk material is hypoallergenic, and it's available in 11 colors and patterns. The mask also comes with a stretchy strap that keeps it in place.


A Light Bulb That Actually Helps You Wind Down Before Bed

Spend less time waiting to fall asleep each night by screwing this bedtime light bulb into a lamp in the room you spend the most time in before hitting the hay. It emits less blue light than other bulbs, so it signals to your brain that it is, indeed, nighttime. This will help all your brain's relaxation chemicals — like melatonin — kick in, so that you fall asleep fast.


These Masks That Hydrate Dry, Rough Hands

Harsh weather, hard work, and hand washing can lead to dry, cracked hands. Show them some TLC with these hand masks infused with exfoliating citrus and moisturizing shea butter, vitamin E, and collagen. Just 20 minutes of wear will give you instant hydration, while beginning a natural chemical exfoliation process that'll gradually slough off the rough top layers of skin.


This Massage Ball That Easily Works Out Knots And Muscle Tightness

This small but mighty massage ball is a great way to work out muscle tension in your calves, quads, hamstrings, and upper back. Just use the weight of your own body to apply pressure to the ball for 10 seconds, then move from side to side to gently loosen up any knots or tightness.


A Cooling Gel Seat Cushion That Keeps Your Backside Happy

Support your backside with this seat cushion that's made from high-density memory foam and topped with a cooling gel layer. The U-shaped pillow is contoured to relieve pressure on your tailbone while improving posture and relieving back pain. The zippered velour cover is removable and machine-washable.

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