When you’ve had a long, stressful day at work—who are we kidding? it’s been more like a long year and it’s only March—all you want to do is come home, relax, and unwind. Sure, you could do that with a pizza delivery and some Netflix (and you totally should), but you should also grab these things from Amazon to help you on your journey to zenning out.
Chesapeake Bay Serenity + Calm Candle – $14.99
In my opinion, every good relaxation session begins with a good scented candle. A lot of them have terrible scent throw to the point that you could be standing directly next to them and not smell a thing. Thankfully, that’s not the case with Chesapeake Bay, and this one makes the whole room smell like gorgeous lavender and thyme.
Crystal Decor Himalayan Salt Lamp – $13.99
At the risk of alienating the less hippie-minded among you, get a salt lamp! I feel like their main purpose is just to look pretty and they’re not stress-relieving in and of themselves, but they do give off a really natural, chill glow and make me feel a little calmer whenever I look at mine.
TheraFlow Dual Foot Massager – $17.95
If you’re on your feet for much of the day and you’re over the age of, say, 25, your feet probably hurt like hell sometimes. Whether you’re realizing that your thirties are synonymous with plantar fasciitis or your heels feel like you’re literally walking on the bones, this little foot massager feels SO GOOD and really gets rid of pain and tension for me.
Dr. Teal’s Epsom Salt Bath Soaking Solution (2 Pack) – $17.50
Yes, technically you can get Epsom salts way cheaper, but I’ve always been partial to Dr. Teal’s because it smells so good and legitimately helps me unwind. This set comes with both eucalyptus and lavender and both are incredible. They’ll make the bathroom smell divine and the magnesium from the salts will loosen up all those tight, painful muscles. I try to use this when taking a bath before bed and it really helps.
Stress Less Cards – $13.19
Whether you believe in them or not, positive affirmations and mantras can really help go a long way in manifesting emotional, mental, and even physical well-being. These cards offer 50 different mindfulness and meditation exercises to take your mind off of the hectic and stressful world outside and while I was skeptical at first, they’ve really made a huge difference to me.
Big Red Rooster White Noise Machine – $19.99
I’m someone who grew up sleeping with a fan on even in winter, so white noise is just part of my life. These days, I use Google Home to play rain sounds all night, but if I didn’t have that, I’d go back to using my old faithful, the Red Rooster. There are a variety of sounds to choose from here based on your personal preferences and I find that sound really can relieve stress. Give it a try!
ProSource AccuPressure Mat – $19.99
I’m not going to lie, this is kinda painful at first until you get used to it, but it hurts in a GOOD way. If you’re into acupuncture or curious about it but don’t want to pay for it/leave the house, this mat is GREAT. You can lie on it topless (not for the faint of heart – I had to work up to that!) or with a t-shirt (a gentler way to start) and it’s really great. You’ll feel the heat rushing to the areas where the pressure points are applied and you’ll become way more aware of your own heartbeat. It’s a very weird sensation but a really good one.
InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser – $13.59
Can you tell I’m really into nice smelling stuff? Essential oils can be SO relaxing and this diffuser does a great job at making them fill the whole room. Whether you want to use something like lavender oil in it or even indie (oil-based) perfumes (I like putting a few drops of my BPAL scents in), this thing is a godsend.
Flax Seed-Filled Eye Pillow – $17.99
Yes, this one is lavender scented too. This is great for blocking out light when you’re trying to sleep and it also doesn’t have any annoying straps so you won’t wake up with the thing wrapped around your head, nearly choking you. I love the weight and feel of this thing and I always take it with me when I travel.
YnM Weighted Blanket – $69.50
I know weighted blankets are a bit of a joke, but they’re REALLY not. If you suffer from anxiety or you’re just under a lot of stress, this blanket can go a long way in making you feel a lot more chill. It comes in various sizes and weights and will go a long way in helping you get to sleep and having a more restful sleep when you do doze off.
MAXSOFT Scalp Massager/Shampoo Brush – $7.99
I’m NOT a touchy-feely type of person but I swear to God, if I could pay someone to just give me a head massage 24/7 then I literally would go into debt over it. It just feels so good! I don’t have that kind of time or cash, however, so I have to settle for using this shampoo brush whenever I brush my hair. It also helps to stimulate hair follicles and given my fear of premature female balding, I’m all for that too, haha.
Baiyea Eye Massager – $67.44
I mean, I know this is a little intense but it’s AWESOME. I work at a computer all day so my eyes get really tired and quite painful at times. Being able to pop this baby on and feel the warmth and pressure kinda massaging all the tension away is a wonderful thing. Trust me on this.
Kava Kava capsules – $12.99
Supplements aren’t for everyone but if you’re into them and you need some help in the stress relief department, you’re in luck. Kava Kava is a natural herb that also helps you feel less anxious and it TRULY works (at least it did for me).