Kids and relaxation don’t always go together. Gone are the days where you could walk across a room without tripping over toddler toys like some kind of cruel obstacle course or go to the bathroom free of tiny human beings constantly barging in and demanding things. So it’s important to prioritize self-care and wellness whenever and wherever you can.
Even if your days are hectic, there are simple ways to sneak in some soothing elements or me time into your daily life. Amazon’s best-selling wellness and relaxation products, which are updated hourly based on sales, is full of items that can help you feel calmer with minimal effort, because the last thing you need is to stress out about relaxing.
Ahead are 10 best-selling wellness and relaxation products on Amazon that can deliver chillness right to your door. Think an essential oil diffuser that everyone seems to love (it has 60,000 reviews and counting), a heated massager your feet will thank you for, or a white noise machine that will help your kids sleep so maybe you can too. Now let’s all take a collective deep breath, and enjoy the tranquility… no matter how short-lived it may be.
The right scent can create a sense of calm in your home, that pile of dirty dishes or unwashed laundry be damned. Artizen essential oils are all natural and undiluted and come in one, two, and four-ounce sizes. You can put a few drops of oil in a diffuser, in the bathtub, or directly on your skin for a relaxing end to the day. There are also plenty of scents to choose from, including allspice, cedarwood, eucalyptus, lavender, lemongrass, rose, tea tree, wild orange, and more.
One reviewer, who purchased the neroli scent (extracted from the flowers of bitter orange trees), said, “I absolutely love this oil! Not only is the scent pleasing but it will gently usher you into a great sleep. I do not use it when I want to be alert and busy because it has a strong relaxation vibe. As I do not fall asleep easily on my own, using this oil in my diffuser or a couple of drops on my wrist does the job.”
Keep any room smelling fresh with this compact essential oil diffuser (it measures just 5.5 inches tall). There are two settings — an intermittent mist mode that alternates between 30 seconds on and 30 seconds off for a run time of six hours, or a continuous mode that lasts up to three hours. There’s an adjustable light, an auto-shut off feature, and it runs quietly, so you can leave it on through the night without disturbing your beauty rest. If you don’t feel like adding essential oils, the diffuser can also double as a humidifier to help add extra moisture for dry climates or seasons.
The InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser has over 69,000 reviews, including one that says, “This diffuser is amazing. Easy to control color/water output, small and compact, easy to clean, and outright beautiful. It’s great for my apartment; I can finally cover up the totally-not-pot smell that the previous tenant so graciously left me. It’s also great for setting up a romantic environment when the significant other comes over.”
This Light Therapy Lamp from Miroco is there when you’re in need of a boost of sunshine. Usually for when you’re in a lull midday or feeling down, the UV-free (and radiation-free) light is made to brighten your day and give you a boost of energy. It has 3 brightness modes and a compact design. One Amazon reviewer said, “On top of being durable, it’s lightweight and small build makes it easy to pack and take along on a trip without getting in the way. And best of all, it has helped my mood immensely. As I sit here writing this in Wisconsin in December, where the sun sets a bit after 4pm and rises after I’m already at work, I feel energized and… well, not horribly depressed.”
This strange looking mat and pillow has almost 8,000 pressure points combined to help naturally reduce tension and stress from your body. Lay down and let the pressure points help stimulate blood circulation in the body to help with energy and muscle recovery. The pillow can be used on your neck or feet. Note the plastic spikes can be a little sharp, so it’s best to keep this away from young children.
One reviewer said, “I got this because I had a sore and tense neck and upper back and can’t afford regular massages. I was skeptical when I unpacked this because it didn’t seem like anything special, and the color seemed duller than pictured. Looks are deceiving, so I tried it out right away. Reviews suggest that beginners start with their clothes on, but I hardly felt anything that way, so I went bare-back immediately. Different strokes for different folks! The initial feeling was a bit like a back scratch, like it felt good. After a few minutes, it started to burn, but in a good way. I found myself closing my eyes and relaxing. When I got up, I could definitely feel the difference! I have tried it both in bed and on the floor and both are effective, but especially on the floor.”
Sleep is one of those things that every parent has heard of, but can’t remember actually getting a decent night’s worth. The Letsfit White Noise Machine can help babies (and therefore, hopefully you) sleep more soundly by blocking out noisy disturbances. There are 3 white noises, 3 lullabies, 3 fan sound effects, and 5 relaxing natural sounds.
One reviewer and parent said, “This machine has so many different sounds (even though I only ever is the one, the others are a plus). It’s super easy to operate & has a beautiful design. The volume is adjustable from quiet to loud with amazing sound quality. The night light on it is sooo perfect! It goes from dim enough to just find the light switch on my night stand to bright enough to illuminate the whole room! I’m just absolutely obsessed with this noise machine. It gives me those stress free comfortable nights I’ve been craving. Seriously, if you are looking for a sleep machine, look no further. This is it!!!”
Personal masseuses are a luxury that most of us don’t have, but the RESTECK massager may be the next best thing. This shiatsu massager can be used on your neck, shoulders, back, legs, or any part of the body that has tight or sore muscles. There are eight massage nodes with heat built in, and you can customize the direction, heat, and speed. There’s an auto shut-off feature and a convenient carry bag for portability, so you can enjoy a deep tissue massage wherever is convenient for you, right at home.
One reviewer said, “As someone who has chronic neck and upper back tension, I wanted to look into a kind of massager that would both be effective and fairly priced. This product is definitely both of these, I promise you as someone who recently purchased this… If you like getting a massage but also don’t want to fork over a hundred or two hundred dollars at a spa, this is a good alternative that feels just as much like a deep tissue massage at the spa! I know it will definitely be saving me some money, that’s for sure. Bottom Line: Love it, and I highly recommend buying!”
The Heeta Hair Shampoo Brush remains a #1 best seller on Amazon. The brush has soft, silicon bristles for relaxing, massage-like scalp care and hair washing in the shower. And it works for any and all types of hair! Among the 58,000 reviews, one happy customer said, “It works so well! My scalp feels so clean! Plus my nail polish always seems to chip while shampooing with just my fingers, but this eliminates that problem!”
With calming scents of chamomile and lavender oil, there’s a good reason this massage oil from MAJESTIC PURE is a best seller. It works best for massaging joint pain relief and the nearly 10,000 reviews agree. “I have used this product on my knees and Rt shoulder, including Rt elbow.” said one reviewer. “I used this at night and woke up and moved without pain. There was very good absorption and the fragrance is pleasant. I will be purchasing more because another has used it, after gym workouts, and is in agreement that this is a great product. Thank you!”
After a long day, your feet certainly deserve a treat. Take a load off and release some stress by giving your feet a relaxing shiatsu massage. The Zyllion Shiatsu Massager has four massage nodes, and a heat feature to soothe any tired muscles. You can adjust the height depending on your feet or preference, and there’s an easy on-off button. After a few minutes, your feet, neck, or back will feel refreshed and ready to tackle the rest of your never ending list of chores.
Says one reviewer, “This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It is of solid build and can therefore massage deep into your knotted muscles. I mostly use it on my neck and upper back when I feel a tension headache coming and find it really helps lower the severity of the pain. The heat function is much better than I imagined, but you can turn it off should you wish. I particularly like that the massage heads are slightly different sizes so you get a varied massage. In my opinion it has paid for itself in the short time I’ve had it.”
For those who like a simple but effective massage, this ergonomically-designed tool will help release tension all over the body. The LiBa massager has various curves and pressure points you can use, whether you’re trying to massage tight shoulders, hit that hard-to-reach spot in the middle of your back, or break up some soreness in the bottom of your foot. It weighs less than a pound, so it’s easy to lift and position on whatever muscle groups you want to target. It’s also made with eco-friendly components and hypoallergenic plastic.
One reviewer said, “I have chronic neck and shoulder pain. I go to massage therapy regularly but I can’t seem to stop scrunching up my shoulders at my desk job when I’m working on the computer. This thing is incredible. You can put it on a knot and put as much pressure on it as you can possibly stand. I’m in love.”
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