Deadlines, money worries, train schedules, tense relationships — when it comes to stress, no one gets through life unscathed. That said, there are healthy coping mechanisms, and then there are less healthy ones. Luckily, Amazon is loaded with
genius things for people who are anxious AF, and they all fit into the former category.
surprisingly wonderful self-care products help you get through your day while building good habits to manage your anxiety. Through the use of herbal remedies, acupressure, positive psychology, and ancient practices, these unique but effective items have reviewers raving about their newly-lowered stress levels. The best news? They're all relatively affordable and easy enough to implement into your daily routine, so you, too, can chill the F out when things start getting stressful.
A quick heads up: If you're suffering from — or think you may have — an
actual anxiety disorder, it's a good idea to get in touch with a specialist or doctor. These items can help you relieve some stress on a day-to-day basis, but they're not a replacement for prescribed anxiety treatments. That said, if you're one of the many people who could just use a break from general, everyday tension, these brilliant products are well worth a try.
This Pure Magnesium Spray That Has Been "Life-Changing" For Reviewers
Since magnesium is an essential mineral that's needed for over 300 functions in the body, studies have shown that magnesium supplementation actually really helps with stress and anxiety. This
Ease magnesium spray is a safe, efficient way to supplement because your body can absorb as much as it needs, and knows when to stop. Reviewers say they "can't live without it" because it's pure, non-irritating, easy for your body to utilize, and helps with tension, aches, and trouble sleeping.
This Aromatherapy Inhaler That's Filled With Soothing Herbal Ingredients
Bring the calming benefits of aromatherapy anywhere — or leave them right next to your bed for sleepless nights. This
HealthVape inhaler is filled with soothing herbal ingredients, like Valerian root, chamomile essential oil, and melatonin. It has a minty taste, and reviewers say it's a "cool way to relax before bed in a natural, quick, minty, and effective manner."
A Gorgeous Ring That Doubles As A Discreet Fidget Toy
Bling Toman ring is available in gold, rose gold, or silver. It has a gorgeous faux-diamond setting and an open cuff design to fit any finger, but the real reason why reviewers love it? The setting spins on a stainless steel bearing, so you can fidget away your stress and anxiety.
This Natural Propolis Spray To Keep You Feeling Healthy
Everyone dreads that initial throat tickle that tells you you're about to get sick. For hypochondriacs,
Beekeeper's natural spray is the best thing to have in your bag. It's packed with real Canadian bee propolis to boost your immune system, coat your throat, ease your allergies, and keep you feeling healthy despite elevated stress levels. Best of all, it tastes like candy.
A Genius Planner That Doubles As A Stress-Relieving Coloring Book
Reviewers love the
Scraft Artise My Days In Color planner because it's undated, has a "sturdy cover and thick pages," and the "size is just right to take anywhere." That said, in addition to organizing your weeks, months, and to-do lists, each spread offers gorgeous, intricate doodles so you can color your way to stress-relief — and the pages even minimize bleeding, so yes, you can use markers.
This Portable, Light-Up Purifier For Fresh Air Anywhere
Desk-side meditations tend to lose their effectiveness when you take in a deep breath and your lungs fill with your co-worker's overpowering perfume. The
Mooka air purifier is designed for portability — so you can take it anywhere, from hotels to the office. It's small, but has three layers of filters to remove odors, allergens, and germs. Plus, it has 360-degree air intake, a built-in nightlight function, and a whisper-quiet operation.
These Delicious Candies That Are Designed To Calm You Down
Candy that calms you down? Yes please.
Bach Rescue Remedy pastilles are made with botanical and floral ingredients that help to reduce stress — and the black currant flavor "tastes wonderful." One reviewer writes, "I take them for general stress and they take the edge off and make me feel calm and centered."
The Roll-On Essential Oils In A Seven-Chakra Gift Set
Roll-on essential oils are already pretty genius, but this
Fabulous Frannie Chakra set is portable, pure, and pre-diluted in a coconut oil base. With colorful blends like Passion, Grounded, Powerful, Compassion, Communication, Intuition, and Enlightenment, there's one for every chakra — and a gorgeous case to store them all in.
The Number One Book To Read If Stress Rules Your Life
Admittedly, I waited way too long to read Michael A. Singer's
, but now that I have, I'm recommending it to The Untethered Soul everyone. This life-changing book is a number-one best-seller because it clearly outlines how to wake up from your negative thought patterns and start living in a state of peace — no matter what's going on around you. After all, you are not your thoughts; you are the being observing them, and you always have a choice.
These Pants That Look Like Professional Slacks But Feel Like Pajamas
For those days when you just cannot convince yourself to put on uncomfortable, restricting work pants, there's another option.
Rekucci Ease Into Comfort pants look like professional, boot cut slacks, but they're made from a stretchy, yoga-like material without any buttons or zippers. They're available in dozens of colors and designs, and the nine sizing options also come in short. "They feel like you are wearing pajamas all day," one buyer says.
A Comfy, Affordable Meditation Cushion To Encourage A Daily Practice
Peace Yoga zafu may be one of the most affordable meditation cushions on the market, but it doesn't skimp on quality — just consult the 4.8-star rating. On the inside, you'll find removable buckwheat hulls that promote proper posture and conform to your body. On the outside, there's a machine-washable cotton cover with a handle, and it's available in five uplifting colors.
A Felt Organizer Insert So You Can Always Find Your Essentials
Everyone's familiar with that moment of pure panic when you can't find your keys in your over-sized purse. Eliminate that feeling entirely with this
felt organizer insert. It adds various new pockets and a zipper pouch to any bag (and it comes in multiple sizes and colors), so you can find anything you need in a split second.
A Natural Acupressure Mat With An Unbelievable 4.8-Star Rating
"I find myself super tense and stressed from long days at work, and
this mat helps me unwind at the end of the day," one reviewer says. "I feel my sleep has improved and perhaps even my general muscle tension throughout my day." How does it work? Over 5,000 lotus-shaped spikes stimulate pressure points in the back, neck, and shoulders, so your body releases tension as well as endorphins. This one is made with natural linen and coconut fiber — and it comes with an attractive messenger carrying bag.
A Lavender-Scented Mask That You Can Put In The Fridge Or Microwave
Because it's filled with temperature-retaining gel beads, this
FOMI mask soothes headaches, eases puffy eyes, or helps lessen stress after a long day. Pop it in the microwave for relaxing heat, or store it in the fridge for inflammation-reducing cold — and because it smells like lavender, it'll calm your nerves as well as your skin.
A Chai Tea Set That People Are Completely Obsessing Over
Nothing eases your nerves quite like a good cup of tea, and according to Oprah's Favorite Things of 2018, it doesn't get much better than the
Vahdam trio gift set. "I was not a tea devotee until I experienced Vahdam tea," one reviewer says. This small company has quickly become an all-time favorite because they use only the best leaves from small tea growers and deliver them with care and speed for the tastiest cup ever. This gift set comes with three loose-leaf chai blends — sweet cinnamon, ginger, and maharani oolong.
A Simple-To-Use Noise Machine So You Can Sleep More Soundly
With simple buttons, a soothing night light, and seven non-looping nature sounds, the
Dreamegg is changing the way people relax. It blocks outside noises and eases the subconscious mind so you can sleep more soundly, work more efficiently, and relax more easily. "I leave mine on all night cause I’m a very light sleeper. I can honestly say I have had more deep sleep since I’ve been using this product," says one reviewer, "and that is a rarity for me."
These Satisfying Toppers So You Can Stop Chewing Your Pens
Can't stop chewing on your pen or pencil?
Munchables are BPA-free silicone toppers that are extremely satisfying to chew — and a lot more sanitary than your eraser. They're also easy to wash and come in multiple colors and two designs: robots and bricks.
This Number-One New Release To Get Your Yoga Practice Started
Science shows that a regular yoga practice
really does help with anxiety, so if you're ready to start one, the TOPLUS Yoga Mat is a reasonable and worthwhile investment. It's already skyrocketing in popularity because it utilizes high-resistance materials for non-slip security, cushioning, and an eco-friendly design. It also comes in multiple colors and includes a carrying strap. "I will never buy another brand after trying this one," says one reviewer. "I did yoga for about an hour straight and not one foot cramp or any sore knees."
These Adorable Glasses That Block Blue Light From Your Devices
If you're already feeling over-stimulated, the
blue light from your computer or phone could be making it worse. Luckily, these adorable glasses actually block ultraviolet wavelengths so you can reduce stress and produce melatonin near bedtime. They're also totally clear, non-polarized, and come in seven colors. (If you use reading glasses, try these ones instead; they allow you to personalize your magnification.)
This Copper Bracelet That Helps With Pain And Swelling, Reviewers Say
Copper has been a folklore-based arthritis cure for years, but how do magnets lessen pain and swelling in the body? According to one reviewer, they "charge particles in your blood which can cause [it] to move and create heat," which boosts circulation. While the benefits of this
Native Edge copper magnetic bracelet haven't been scientifically proven, reviewers say their "pain has subsided quite a bit." It's also subtly gorgeous — and available in three finishes — and has a cuff design that fits any wrist size.
A DIY Kit To Get You Started With Calligraphy
Studies show that artistic mindfulness practices like coloring and calligraphy could help
reduce symptoms of stress. This Wildflower Art Studio lettering kit comes with everything the beginner needs to get started with calligraphy, including multiple pens, tracing paper, practice alphabets, and step-by-step instructions. Buyers also say it makes a "fabulous gift."
This Weighted Blanket For Both Cold And Hot Sleepers
According to recent scientific studies, weighted blankets help users experience a "
calmer night's sleep." They're a go-to solution for those with anxiety or insomnia because the weight simulates the comforting feeling of a hug — but for hot sleepers, the weight can also feel confining. Unlike other brands, the Degrees of Comfort weighted blanket set comes with two different duvets: one for hot sleepers and one for cold sleepers. It's also available in two colors and three different weights.
This Blackout Eye Mask That's Also A Wireless Headphone Set
Block out the world for a better night's sleep — or during plane trips, meditation practices, and work naps. The
TOPOINT sleep mask uses Bluetooth technology to wirelessly pair to your music, white noise, or audiobooks. It then delivers the sound into your ears via flat, cushioned speakers that won't get in the way of sleeping — and the washable cotton material even doubles as a blackout eye mask.
A Set Of Essential Oil Blends That Are Optimized For Relaxation
Rather than purchasing an extensive set of individual essential oils, you can also find pre-mixed blends that are already optimized for stress-relief.
Plant Therapy relaxation synergy set includes three blends — Tranquil, Relax, and Meditation — and reviewers say they're "so impressed by the quality." Put a few drops in your diffuser to unwind, clear your thoughts, or prepare for a great night's sleep.
These Effective Patches To Ease Puffiness And Dark Circles
Stress, crying, or sleeplessness can take its toll on your under-eyes. Luckily, these
Calés patches are packed with witch hazel, collagen, hyaluronic acid, and Irish moss seaweed to tackle dryness, inflammation, and dark circles. Reviewers say they've "used other brands," but these ones are "pure magic." Just wear them while you're having your morning coffee for glowing skin by the time you have to leave for work.
This Cute Organizer To Help Relieve Some Of The Anxiety Surrounding Mail
For some, unopened mail and foreboding paperwork can be a huge source of anxiety. As someone who gets pretty nervous when it all starts to pile up, I can tell you that the best solution is getting organized before it gets ahead of you. The
Blu Monaco wooden mail organizer has three tiers and various-sized compartments to file bills, sort incoming and outgoing, and store important documents — all in a durable, cute container that you won't mind having out in the open.
A Soothing Projector And Sound Machine That Makes You Feel Like You're On The Ocean Floor
Although it's marketed towards kids, multiple adults have purchased this
Delicacy ocean wave projector for themselves. They love the "handful of peaceful sounds" that block outside noises, and say the "soothing and calming" wave patterns help "a lot with [their] insomnia." It has seven different color modes, an adjustable tilt, a convenient remote control, three built-in timers, and even has an audio input port so you can play your own music.
These Epic Patches That Shrink A Pimple Overnight
Acne seems to pop up most often when I'm stressed — which, as these things go, tends to stress me out more. Luckily, I'll forever swear by these
Mighty Patches. They're tiny, translucent stickers that are filled with hydrocolloid: so if you put one on a blemish at night, by morning, all the gross stuff has been sucked out. Not only does it protect against bacteria, but it seriously speeds up healing, too.
This Stylish Bracelet That Diffuses Your Favorite Essential Oils
At first glance, this
MengPa bracelet looks like a stylish, match-all accessory with a classy arrow design. You'll be the only one who knows that the beads are actually made out of lava rock, so they're super absorbent — meaning that, when you apply a few drops of your favorite essential oils, they'll release the soothing scent all day long.
A Himalayan Salt Lamp With A Few Modern Twists
Affordable, sleek, and USB-powered — what more could you want from a
Himalayan salt lamp? Like usual, this one gives off a soothing orange glow and purifies the air with negative ions: But the touch dimmer, three replacement bulbs, and crystal-clear basin design definitely set it apart from others.
This Number-One Best Selling Journal To Cultivate Gratitude
According to a 2016 study, gratitude writing exercises actually have a
physical effect on neural activity and the parts of the brain that handle empathy and personality expression. No wonder this Good Days Start With Gratitude journal is a number-one best seller. Each weekly spread provides an inspirational quote and space for three daily gratitudes — so it's quick, easy to implement, and according to reviewers, actually puts you "in a positive mood every morning."
A Special Pillow To Relieve Neck, Head, And Back Tension
"I have a lot of neck, shoulder, and trapezius muscle strain from looking down at my projects," one reviewer comments on this
Lumia Wellness wedge pillow. "I’ve been using this pillow every day for about 20 minutes for the past week and it is relieving a lot of my neck strain." How does it work? The hypoallergenic foam cut-out restores proper cervical posture and stretches the spine to offer relief from pain, headaches, and stiff muscles. Buyers say it's a brilliant way to unwind after "sitting in front of a computer all day in the office."
These Natural Candles For Those Who Are Sensitive To Artificial Fragrances
Instead of artificial fragrances and headache-inducing chemicals, these
Graceful scented candles are made using pure, biodegradable soy and real essential oils. Each color is a different subtle scent — rose, lemon, lavender, sea, vanilla, and peach — and reviewers say, "I got these candles because people in my house tend to react to chemical smells and these were amazing."
An Essential Oil Diffuser That You Can Take Virtually Anywhere
Even though it's portable, USB-powered, and fits in your car's cup holder, this
Vyaime essential oil diffuser has a 200-milliliter tank to run for up to 10 hours. It also has a soothing, color-changing LED ring, and works just as well in the office as it does during your commute.
This Pillow Spray That Reviewers "Strongly Recommend" If You Have Trouble Sleeping
If you have trouble getting to sleep at night, reviewers "highly recommend this product for those who suffer from insomnia and anxiety."
Juniper Mist sleep spray is made using pure, high-grade essential oils like clary sage, lavender, Frankincense, and bergamot. Since it skips all the artificial ingredients, you can spray this one in the air, on your pillow, or directly on your body.
An Affordable Shiatsu Massager With All The Right Features
Most Shiatsu massagers are somewhere around $60, but you can get
this one from Medcursor for half the price — and you don't even have to compromise on features. It has a self-leverage strap design, bi-directional movement, eight deep-kneading nodes, a car adapter, and even a soothing heat function. "I was going for weekly massages to relieve tension in my neck and traps," one reviewer says. "For half the price of one massage, I can now get that relief every night."
This Amazing BB Cream For A One-Step Makeup Routine
Some days, you're just way too stressed for your full morning routine.
Bella Terra's all-in-one BB cream is a life-saver for those days. Using gentle, mineral-based ingredients, this product is a hypoallergenic moisturizer, a buildable foundation, a trusty concealer, and a mineral sunscreen all at the same time. It's also available in six different shades, and buyers love it because it's "simple, complete, and lasts."
A Calming Pillow That Vibrates When You Apply Pressure
Vibrations can help with sensory issues, mindfulness, and
cognitive ability, which is why reviewers call this vibrating pillow the "best $20 [they've] ever spent." It runs on batteries, so it's totally wireless, and it has dual motors and two speeds to soothe sore muscles, calm you down, and help you stay present in the moment. It's even available in 10 different colors.
This Customizable Letter Board So You Can Display Your Affirmations
Reviewers "can’t wait to change up this sign every so often with some positivity." The
Little Hippo letter board comes with nearly 700 felt letters in different sizes, emojis and punctuation, an organizer box, a canvas bag, and a wooden easel stand. It's a great place to display your affirmations because it's easy to personalize — and an easy way to make your living space a little happier.
A Light Therapy Lamp To Help You Combat The Winter Blues
Even though it's portable, intuitive, and extremely affordable in comparison to other brands, the
TaoTronics light therapy lamp offers 10,000 LUX of sun-mimicking illumination. As a result, it can help you hack your circadian rhythm, fight winter blues, and boost your mood and energy levels throughout the day. Reviewers love its three brightness levels, timer settings, and touch controls, and say that it's actually "helping [their] depression tremendously."
The "Softest Robe You Will Ever Own," According To Reviewers
Reviewers warn that once you put this on, you'll never again want to get dressed in real clothes. The
Richie House bathrobe has soft, fuzzy fleece all over, but it's the details that buyers are truly in love with. The front has plenty of overlap so it won't fall open, the two pockets are extra-deep to hold essentials, the sleeves are narrow and roll up so they won't get wet, and the material "comes out of the dryer looking like new." It's even available in dozens of colors and patterns.
These Dead Sea Salts To Suit Any Type Of Day You're Having
Made with 100 percent pure Dead Sea mineral salts, this
bath salt set comes with three different soaks to suit any particular need. The lavender is great for skin rejuvenation, stress-relief, and bed-time relaxation. The eucalyptus is ideal for detoxification, optimal breathing, and sore muscles. Finally, the unscented helps with sensitive skin issues like psoriasis, eczema, and dryness, and rashes.
The Acupressure Sandals That Massage Your Feet While You Walk
BYRIVER massage slippers are constructed with spring-loaded PVC nodes, so you can stimulate pressure points and deep-massage tissues while you walk. They're available in three sizes, two colors, and have adjustable Velcro straps, so you can ensure the most comfortable fit. "I actually look forward to wearing them and wear them for longer every day," one reviewer says.
These Advanced Earplugs If Loud Sounds Stress You Out
Loud noises stress you out, your coworkers won't stop chatting, or you're trying to sleep on the train — whatever it is,
Eargasm high fidelity earplugs are a life-saver for thousands of reviewers. They utilize special filters to protect hearing and reduce outside noises: all in a non-toxic, extremely comfortable plug. "No more distracting co-worker conversations for me," one person says, while another raves, "I would either get dizzy, anxious, or the ringing in my ears... Now, if I go somewhere noisy, I just pop these in my ears and it's great!"
An Extremely Satisfying Massage In The Palm Of Your Hand
"Damn! This feels amazing," reviewers say about the
Body Back Company roller ball. Made from premium, washable resin, this smooth ball rolls over your skin to massage sore muscles, work out knots, and boost your circulation. Since it's small and fits in the palm of your hand, it's both portable and simple to use on yourself or someone else.
Some Handy Wipes For When You Don't Have Time For A Shower
Whether you're out of time or out of energy, a shower just isn't an option sometimes.
GoodWipes are hypoallergenic, biodegradable cloths that effortlessly remove dirt, sweat, and odors — all without the need for rinsing. They're even lavender-scented and individually-wrapped, so you can feel fresh after the gym, while traveling, or during a particularly stressful workday.
These LED Candles "Look So Real," But Come Without The Risk
For households with kids, pets, or forgetful adults, you've got these
Aignis flameless candles. Unlike your usual LED set, these are made from real wax and feature a plastic flame that flickers and moves — just like a real candle. In fact, reviewers say you'd "have to get up quite close to really notice." They even come with a remote control so you can set timers, personalize dimness levels, and turn them on and off from a distance. Bustle may receive a portion of sales from products purchased from this article, which was created independently from Bustle's editorial and sales departments.