49 Nasty But Necessary Items Most Added To Amazon Wish Lists
Personally, I'm of the belief that the human body is a beautiful, astonishing thing — and yes, that includes all of its functions, filtering abilities, and excretions. That being said, not even I am gung-ho about cleaning old hairballs out of my sink drain, which is why there are hundreds of items on people's Amazon wish lists that take care of life's "grosser" tasks. In fact, weird but genius grooming tools are some of the most wished for items on Amazon — for a few solid reasons.
For one, the quick shipping and reliable reviews apply to almost all items on Amazon (including the ones in this category), so it's a great way to forego lines, unnecessary returns, and that whole "leaving your house" thing. For another, not everyone wants to look a cashier dead in the eye while they buy underarm sweat pads or fart-neutralizing pads that stick to your underwear. By purchasing these things from the comfort of your own home, you don't have to feel self-conscious (not that you should feel that way in the first place).
So go ahead — check out these 55 strange hygiene products and bizarre items that'll make your home more sanitary. Loads of other Amazon users can't wait to get their hands on them, too, so there's absolutely no judgment here.
1. This Modern Neti Pot So You Can Clear Out Your Sinuses
2. This Highly-Rated Tongue Scraper Made From Superior Materials
Dental Duty Tongue Scraper
This Ayurvedic practice helps freshen your breath and get all that gunk off your tongue — and it may even help your food taste better. Since it's made with stainless steel, the Dental Duty tongue scraper is hygienic and durable. It even has ergonomic rubber handles for easier control.
3. This Brilliant Way To Get Rid Of Bugs Without Hurting Them
My Critter Catcher
Alright — so you don't want to kill it, but you don't want it in your house, either. My Critter Catcher uses a hand-held lever and a gentle grabbing mechanism to capture that spider, cricket, or moth and transport it outside without hurting it. There's also a very long pole, so you don't have to get anywhere near it.
4. This Genius Tool That Grabs Onto All The Hair Clogging Your Drain
FlexiSnake Drain Weasel
Attach the flexible wand to the handle, stick it in a clogged drain, and rotate it 360 degrees. The FlexiSnake will grab onto all that stuck hair thanks to the barbed micro-hook attachment on the end. "Best gadget I ever bought," one reviewer says, and it's much "cheaper than a plumber or Drano."
5. A Brush For Your Brush, So You Can Get Rid Of Those Hair Tumbleweeds
MIŠEL Hair Brush Cleaner
Using its steel prongs, this MIŠEL brush cleaner reaches between bristles to remove hair and product build-up. It has a sleek wooden handle and works well with both nylon bristles and boar's hair brushes. "Really love this little tool," says one reviewer, while another says it makes the chore, "quick and easy."
6. A Super Satisfying Vacuum That Sucks The Gunk From Your Pores
7. These Special Bamboo Pads That Soak Up Under-Boob Sweat
Belly Bandit Don't Sweat It Bra Liners
These Don't Sweat It bra liners are made primarily from absorbent, moisture-wicking bamboo. They fit comfortably under your bra to soak up unwanted moisture and odors, so chafing and wet clothes are no longer an issue. They're also washable and available in three colors.
8. These Cinnamon Shoe Inserts That Prevent & Reduce Foot Odor
9. "The Holy Grail" When It Comes To Neutralizing Fart Odors
Subtle Butt Gas Neutralizers (Pack of 5)
Everybody farts — but if you'd rather yours be discreet, these special pads can help. The antimicrobial activated charcoal absorbs odor before it can reach anyone else's nose. They're also covered in a soft fabric and adhere to your underwear, so no one will ever know you're wearing them. One reviewer calls these "the holy grail... No longer am I the victim to my own pernicious digestion, but the master of these ocean winds."
10. These Sharp, Durable Nail Clippers That Catch The Clippings For You
MrGreen Nail Clippers
MrGreen's nail clippers are made with Japanese stainless steel to cut through thick nails "like butter" — but they also have a special compartment that catches all the clippings before they can fly across the room. They're also durable and ergonomic enough to slice through 10 sheets of paper at a time, so yes, they can handle toe nails.
11. This Strange Foot Mask That Peels Away Rough, Dead Skin
Lavinso Exfoliating Foot Peel Mask
Cut a hole in the booties, slip them on your feet, and let them sit for an hour. Then rinse your feet clean, and within a few days, the Lavinso foot mask will cause the dead skin and callouses to literally peel off like a snake. The result? Smooth, baby-soft feet.
12. These Aptly-Named Flushable Wipes To Keep Things Extra Hygienic
Asswipes Flushable Wipes (Pack of 2)
If you're going to use a cleansing wipe down there, it should probably be well-suited for sensitive skin. Asswipes are aptly-named cleansing sheets made with chamomile, aloe, and vitamin E. They don't contain any alcohol or fragrances, and they're biodegradable and flushable to protect the environment and your pipes.
13. This Strange Charcoal Toothpaste That Actually Whitens Teeth
Cali White Charcoal Toothpaste
Given the fact that it's jet-black, this whitening toothpaste may seem counter-intuitive — but simply put, reviewers say "it's working fabulously." The activated charcoal absorbs stains and odors in the mouth, while real coconut oil fights bacteria. It's also vegan, fluoride-free, and way less messy than the powder.
14. A Foot Brush That Doesn't Even Require You To Bend Down
Miracle Foot Brush
Thanks to its 30-inch handle, this miracle brush thoroughly cleans your feet without requiring you to bend down in the shower. On one side of the head, you get over 700 angled bristles, and on the other, there's an exfoliating pumice stone. It's even mold-resistant, ergonomically-shaped for easy gripping, and hangs up to dry neatly.
15. This Travel Bidet So You Can "Take Clean Wherever You Go"
Brondell GoSpa Travel Bidet
You don't need a fancy, built-in bidet to ensure a clean behind. The Brondell GoSpa travel bidet utilizes a soft-squeeze bottle and an airlock mechanism to ensure a strong, consistent spray every time. It also comes with a discreet travel bag and angled nozzle for hassle-free use.
16. This Essential Oil Balm That Tackles All Kinds Of Skin Issues
Puriya Wonder Balm
Yes, it deeply hydrates like any good skin balm should, but Puriya Wonder balm also helps with itching, inflammation, fungal infections, bacteria, burns, bug bites — you name it. How? It's packed with gentle but effective essential oils, like antibacterial tea tree and soothing lavender. Reviewers thought they were "hopeless" until they "discovered this product."
17. This Set That Includes Everything You Need For Baby-Smooth Feet
Lee Beauty Professional Callous Remover
Callouses are your bodies way of protecting your feet, but if you want to revert to baby soft feet, then give these a try. Reviewers say the "before and after pics speak for themselves" when it comes to this callous-remover kit, and it might just be "a miracle." Thanks to the extremely powerful exfoliation formula and the double-sided pumice stone, you can remove up to 20 years of dry callouses and rough, cracked skin with just a few uses.
18. A Spray That Neutralizes Toilet Smells Before They Even Happen
19. A Pair Of Tweezers Made Specifically For Grabbing Ingrown Hairs
TweezerGuru Ingrown Hair Tweezer
Thanks to their superior alignment, calibrated tension, and hygienic stainless steel tips, reviewers say these TweezerGuru tweezers are "so precise and comfortable to use." They're ideal for loosening and grabbing ingrown hairs, but they also work for splinters and ticks, too.
20. This Strange Device-Cleaning Goo That Grabs Dust And Crumbs
21. This Wide-Mouthed Piggy That Separates Your Eggs
22. This Multi-Purpose Microfiber Glove For Hands-On Cleaning
Detailer's Preference Microfiber Cleaning Glove
Dust your furniture or vents. Wipe down your glass shower enclosure. Wash your car. Thanks to its countless microfiber fingers, this cleaning glove makes chore day a whole lot easier. It's even double-sided for effortless scrubbing and you can throw it straight in the machine when you're done.
23. These Double-Sided Charcoal Wipes That Seemingly Do It All
24. These Grooming Gloves That Both You And Your Pet Will Love
25. This Boot Scrubber So You Can Stop Tracking Dirt In The House
Jobsite Boot Scrubber
Reviewers say this Jobsite boot scrubber gets the dirt out of all the crevices that a "regular door mat would never get to." It has multiple rows of bristles to effortlessly remove all the stuff you'd rather not track in your house — and even though it's portable and unobtrusive, it works for all shoes up to a men's size 13.
26. This USDA-Certified Organic Oil To Promote Clear Sinuses
Banyan Botanicals Nasya Oil
Lubricate your sinuses, hydrate the skin inside your nose, and maybe even clear your nasal passages. This nasya oil is USDA-certified organic and is a popular self-care practice in the Ayurvedic tradition. "Helped with years of sinus problems," says one buyer who no longer deals with "nose bleeds" or "a stuffy nose every morning." Some even say it reduces snoring.
27. These Portable Toilet Seat Covers So You Don't Have To Hover
GO ON THE GO Toilet Seat Covers (Pack of 5)
If you hover over public toilet seats, these portable seat covers and cleansing cloths will be a game-changer. They're made from a flushable, biodegradable material that protects your butt from germs, and they even come with two travel packs of wipes.
28. A Charcoal Mud Mask To Exfoliate And Detox Your Face
29. This Clipper/Tweezer Hybrid To Take Care Of Hangnails
Tweezerman Hangnail Tweezer
Because of its angled precision blades and sleek, unobtrusive design, these Tweezerman hangnail tweezers won't rip or pull the skin — just grab the hangnail and squeeze to snip it off. According to reviewers, they're "so much better" than clippers or cuticle nippers because you can actually see what you're doing.
30. This Cult-Favorite Cleanser Made From Rice Bran
SRB Enzyme Powder Wash
Rice bran may not initially seem like a likely facial cleansing ingredient, but this SRB powder wash has dozens of enzymes, nutrients, and antioxidants because of it. Not only does it soothe inflammation, but this hypoallergenic formula also brightens, exfoliates, and removes makeup. No wonder it has a 4.7-star rating.
31. A Body Wash That Cleanses Your Skin With Algae And Seaweed
The Seaweed Bath Co. Body Wash
This is not your average body wash. The Seaweed Bath Co. utilizes blue-green algae, neem oil, actual seaweed, and coconut oil — but reviewers challenge you to "pry this out of [their] wet, incredibly soft, dead hands." That's because it's extremely effective when it comes to soothing sensitive skin and it actually hydrates while it cleanses.
32. This Lint-Remover Tool With Various Interchangeable Heads
Gleener Ultimate Fuzz Remover
Most lint removers can handle yoga pants — maybe. The Gleener ultimate fuzz remover has two ends and three interchangeable heads to get your sweaters, sofas, upholstery, coats, and curtains looking like new. It doesn't have any motors or batteries, but it can tackle lint, hair, and pilling like a champ.
33. These Velcro-Bottom Slippers That Clean Your Floor While You Walk
Slipper Genie Cleaning Slippers
The chenille soles on these slippers mop up moisture and cling to dust and hair while you walk from room to room. They work on all kinds of hard floors, and you can remove the Velcro soles and toss them in the washing machine when they get too gross. They come in four colors and three size ranges.
34. This Three-Piece Tool Set Designed For Cleaning Electronics
Hapurs Keyboard Cleaning Tools (Set of 3)
The rubber blower gets rid of dust, the cleaning brush has super-soft bristles for dirt and smudges, and the keycap puller reaches in between your keyboard to loosen crumbs and other debris. Whether you're an avid gamer, a professional photographer, or just a person with a laptop, these Hapurs tools will come in handy.
35. This Sleek-Looking Shower Strainer That Catches Every Hair
Ever since it came out, the TubShroom has used its magical mushroom-shaped design to catch every hair without disrupting the flow of water. Now, there's this chrome version, which saves you headaches and plumber fees while blending in with your chic bathroom fixtures. Since it fits any standard tub drain and wipes clean in seconds, it's a total no-brainer.
36. These Acne Patches That "Absorb All The Gunk" Overnight
Le Gushe Acne Patches
Now when you catch a budding pimple right before bed, you can do something about it. Le Gushe's acne patches are subtly translucent and coated in hydrocolloid, which pulls all that nasty fluid to the surface to speed up the healing process. They're protective, non-irritating, and come in two sizes.
37. This Quirky Deodorant Cream That's "An Excellent Choice" For Sensitive Skin
Meow Meow Tweet Deodorant Cream
The name is definitely unique, and so is the creamy consistency that you apply with your fingers. But according to reviewers, Meow Meow Tweet's deodorant cream "passed the office test and the gym test," even though it uses all-natural plant butters, arrow root powder, and essential oils instead of baking soda or aluminum.
38. These 100-Percent Natural Toothbrushes Made From Sticks
Eco Compassion Miswak Sticks (Pack of 12)
Who knew that chewing on a stick could freshen your breath and whiten your teeth? These Miswak sticks are sourced from the roots of the arak tree and actually help support dental hygiene — especially since the end splinters off into a bristle-like texture. They're also vegan, biodegradable, and free from pesticides.
39. This Cult-Favorite Cleaning Sponge — But Made Into A Toilet Scrubber
Mr. Clean Kit Magic Eraser Toilet Scrubber
If you, like me, use the Mr. Clean magic eraser on everything, then this is the toilet scrubber for you. It uses that same miraculous technology combined with Febreze freshness to leave your toilet sparkling-clean in seconds. This set even comes with a storage caddy and six refill disks.
40. This USDA-Certified Organic Facial Cream Made With Real Honey
BeeFriendly Face and Eye Cream
"Best. Moisturizer. Ever," says one reviewer whose skin has "become increasingly [more] sensitive" as they get older. Not only does BeeFriendly face and eye cream moisturize with USDA-certified ingredients, but it also fights bacteria with real honey, so buyers' skin looks "clear and soft and amazing."
41. A Deeply-Hydrating Serum Made From Real Snail Goo
Shiftage Snail Serum
If smearing snail goo all over your face seems less than appealing, real reviewers might be able to sway you: "Absolutely love this serum! This is my third time buying this and for the cost as well as how long it lasts, [it's] great! I use one full squirt of this product all over my face and find that it lasts all day, keeping my face moisturized without it becoming too greasy/shiny or drying out like other moisturizers."
42. These Pads That Absorb Sweat Stains, So Your Shirt Doesn't Have To
Kleinert's Underarm Sweat Pads (Pack of 24)
Rather than sweating through your shirt or dress, sweat into these underarm pads instead. They're absorbent, self-adhering, thin, and noiseless, so no one will have any idea you're wearing them. They're also disposable and work for both short and long sleeve-shirts.
43. This All-Natural Mouthwash That Neutralizes Bacteria By Changing The pH
Uncle Harry's Alkalizing Miracle Mouthwash
Unlike typical mouthwashes that use alcohol and other harsh ingredients, Uncle Harry's alkalizing miracle mouthwash neutralizes acids and bacteria with its pH-balancing formula. It's also free from triclosan, fluoride, and artificial sweeteners, so even those with sensitive mouths or general tooth pain say their mouths feel "fresh and clean for hours afterward."
44. A No-Rinse Shower In An Individually-Wrapped Package
NASTY Body Wipes (Pack of 10)
Whether it's after work, after the gym, or after a hike, these body wipes cleanse, exfoliate, and moisturize all in one go — and without the need for rinsing. This skin-sensitive formula won't clog pores or cause breakouts, and even though they're individually-wrapped and compact, they're big enough so you can clean your entire body with a single wipe.
45. This Hemp And Goat Milk Lotion That Leaves Skin "Amazingly Soft"
Nag Champa Goat Milk Lotion
Reviewers call this Nag Champa moisturizer the "most wonderful lotion [they] have ever used" because it "absorbs completely" and leaves skin their "amazingly soft," even until the next day. Instead of parabens and synthetic ingredients, this lotion uses hemp oil, goat milk, shea butter, and silk amino acids.
46. This Strainer That Turns Inside-Out For The Easiest Clean Ever
MIBOW Kitchen Sink Strainer (Pack of 2)
Unlike your average metal strainer, this one from MIBOW is made from flexible silicone and plastic, so you can turn it inside-out when you empty it. It also has an anti-clogging shield that promotes water flow, as well as a silicone underside that won't scratch your sink.
47. These Weird Silk Finger Pods For Cleaning Your Face
TTSAM Silk Cocoon Facial Cleansers
Instead of a bulky, coarse towel that harbors bacteria, these silk cocoon cleansers fit right on your fingertips and are way more sanitary. They effectively cleanse and exfoliate the skin, but they also "leave behind a nourishing protein" and "pull out blackheads," according to reviewers.
48. A Set Of Steel Toenail Tools That Has A 4.7-Star Rating
FAMILIFE Toenail Tools
Clean, file, and lift with these double-sided toenail tools. They're made from surgical-grade stainless steel, which is both durable and easy to sanitize, and they come in a sleek organizational case. "These definitely do the job," one reviewer says. "I've always had issues with ingrown to nails and these have made it easy for me to deal with at home."
49. An Ingrown Toe Nail Corrector That Looks Like A Torture Device
NailGear Ingrown Toenail Lifter Pedicure Tool
This may look like a medieval torture device, but it's actually designed to reposition your toe nail and relieve the pain from ingrown nails. Despite what it looks like, its painless and easy to use.
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