40 Problem-Solving Products On Amazon To Combat Mercury In Retrograde's BS

The sun is warm. The days are long, and there's ample time for beach novels and fire pits with friends. Then Mercury comes along to screw it all up. Or, rather, Mercury moves away to screw it all up, so it's a good thing there are genius products on Amazon that'll make you feel better inside and out during all the retrograde chaos.

If you've been noticing some unnecessary drama or an overwhelming influx of the ego, it might be because Mercury could be in retrograde. It could also manifest itself in poor communication, bad moods, and those cursed days where nothing seems to be going right. (Personally, I've burned my arm on my curling iron three times this week, and that's three times more than usual.)

First thing's first: find out what Mercury retrograde means for you. After that, you can start building up your arsenal of feel-good activities, problem-solving products, and amazing self-care items to keep your mind and your mood on the right path. So here are some awesome, practical items you can use to keep Mercury from ruining you this time around — and since the retrograde happens three or four times a year, you'll find yourself reaching for them whenever the planets start messing with you from here on out.

Entertainment — 40 Problem-Solving Products On Amazon To Combat Mercury In Retrograde's BS

1. This Liquid Life-Saver To Revive Old Makeup And Promote Even Coverage

Duraline Inglot Liquid, $14, Amazon

Broken eyeshadow palettes, clumpy mascara, and cakey foundation are just a few of the things that can go wrong with your morning makeup routine right now, but Duraline Inglot fixes them all. It's a hypoallergenic, water-resistant liquid that can re-hydrate your old cosmetics or make everything so much easier to spread — both in your palettes and on your face. Basically, it'll be a life-saver on those days when you're trying desperately hard to get out the door, but nothing seems to be going right.


2. A Magnetic Copper Bracelet That Somehow Lessens Pain And Swelling In The Body

Native Edge Pure Copper Magnetic Bracelet, $11, Amazon

Reviewers aren't really sure how this Native Edge Pure bracelet works — just that it does. It's made from copper and has eight powerful magnets, both of which work to increase blood flow and lessen pain in the body. One size fits all thanks to its clamp design, and it's available in rose gold, brushed copper, and silver. According to buyers, it's actually really helpful when it comes to reducing migraines, arthritis pain, and swelling. The company even gives one percent of their sales to Our Rescue, an organization that fights child sex trafficking.


3. An Awesome Essential Oil Inhaler That Lets You Bring Aromatherapy Anywhere With You

MOXĒ Peace Essential Oil Inhaler, $15, Amazon

The MOXĒ Peace inhaler is filled only with real essential oils like bergamot, mandarin, geranium, and lime: all of which are meant to enhance your mood via aromatherapy. Each inhaler provides around 300 or more soft breaths, so all you have to do is inhale until the purple light at the end illuminates. It's an extremely portable way to reduce stress, calm your mind, and invoke positive emotions throughout the day.


4. A Turn Your Electronics On And Off From Anywhere — Because Now's The Time You Forget To Turn Off Your Straightener

Etekcity Wifi Smart Plugs, $20 (2 Pack), Amazon

You're halfway to the subway, and you just remembered that you left your curling iron plugged in. No problem. With these Etekcity Wifi smart plugs, you can control all of your electronics from your phone. That means turning on the coffee from bed, powering things off from across the room, and turning on the light in the living room so people think you're home when you're not. You can even set timers and monitor your energy usage — plus they're Alexa-enabled and require no hubs.


5. A Styling Glove That's Way Better Quality Than The Free Ones You Get With Wands

Kiloline Professional Heat Resistant Glove, $5, Amazon

Don't take any chances with your curling wand right now. The Kiloline professional glove is made from a stretchy and breathable material that also insulates your hands to prevent burns while styling. One size fits all, it can be used on your right or left hand, and despite the very reasonable price, reviewers say it's "much better quality than the free gloves that come with [your tools]."


6. These Adorable Pads That Add Some Much-Needed Traction To Your Slippery Shoes

Heart Brakers Anti-Slip Shoe Grips, $11, Amazon

Those who are a tad clumsy will only get more accident-prone this month, so slap these Heart Brakers grips onto your favorite pair of slippery shoes. These adorable self-adhesive hearts add some much-needed traction to your flats, heels, or worn-out boots, so even if you're walking across that freshly-waxed linoleum floor in the break room, you'll be able to keep your footing.


7. An Anti-Inflammatory Lavender Balm That Heals Everything From Bug Bites To Burns

Essential Oil Heal All Balm with Lavender Oil, $12, Amazon

For any burns, cuts, cracks, scrapes, or bug bites, there's this Heal All balm. In addition to deeply nourishing and moisturizing ingredients like olive oil, coconut, and beeswax, it's also made with real lavender essential oil. As a result, it's a natural antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and antimicrobial to not only protect small wounds from infection, but to heal them fast.


8. A Unique Travel Pillow That Bends So You Can Nap Virtually Anywhere

dot&dot Twist Memory Foam Travel Pillow, $25, Amazon

If the retrograde is leaving you feeling wiped out and in desperate need of some impromptu rest, the dot&dot travel pillow ensures a comfy nap wherever you happen to be. It's made from soft memory foam, but unlike your average travel pillow, it twists any which way to provide support exactly where you need it. As a result, you can cushion your head against the train window, support your neck while napping at your desk, or even prop up your lower back for better posture while answering e-mails. It also has a removable washable cover and a snap closure for easy cleaning and portability.


9. A Well-Rounded Law Of Attraction Planner That Organizes Your Life And Boosts Your Happiness

Law of Attraction Life Planner, $30, Amazon

It's especially important to keep organized right now, but the Law of Attraction life planner does so much more than simply document your important dates. The uplifting exercises (like mind maps, vision boards, evening power questions, reflection pages, habit trackers, and gratitude prompts) are based on leading scientific studies, all of which work to boost your productivity, happiness, and quality of life. You can get it dated or undated, and it also comes with fun freebies like stickers and a 10-minute instruction video.


10. This Genius (And Way Less Smoky) Alternative To Smudging With Sage

Juniper Mist White Sage Smudge Spray, $15, Amazon

Smudging with sage is a practice that can be traced back to indigenous Americans; it's meant to clear the air of negative energies — but if using an actual smudging stick indoors, it can make the air in your space smoky and hard to breathe. This Juniper Mist smudge spray is made with real white sage in liquid form to cleanse the area and set new intentions, but it's also infused with crystal quartz, essential oils, and spring water to give it an added energetic boost.


11. These Adorable And Delicious Latte Shots For A Pick-Me-Up Anywhere

FORTO Coffee Shots, $12 (6 Pack), Amazon

For those days when you're feeling uncharacteristically low-energy, but you can't get yourself to a coffee shop or a Keurig, you've got these ready-to-drink FORTO coffee shots. They offer a quick energy boost in the form of an adorable latte-shaped shot, and since they're made from real cold-brew and USDA-certified organic flavors, they taste awesome. Plus, since they're small and leak-proof, you can carry them around in your bag for a pick-me-up anywhere.


12. A Spill-Resistant Silicone Lids To Turn Any Cup Into A Travel-Friendly Mug

O-Sip! Silicone Straw Lids, $15 (3 Pack), Amazon

Prevent spills or turn virtually anything into a convenient travel mug. O-Sip! silicone lids stretch over mason jars, tumblers, cups, and mugs to stop spills, keep your drink clean, and provide a hole that accommodates all types and sizes of straws. They're totally BPA-free, resistant to both hot and cold temperatures, and can be tossed in the dishwasher for easy cleaning.


13. This Brilliant Makeup Remover Pencil So You Can Quickly Fix Liner Mistakes And Lipstick Smudges

Superface Makeup Remover Pencil, $13, Amazon

That cat eye got a little out of hand, but you're in no mood to wash your whole face and start over from square one. The Superface pencil uses a non-sticky and easy-to-apply formula to correct liner mishaps, lipstick smudges, and other targeted mistakes. It's infused with rose and honey extracts for sensitive skin, and since it's pen-shaped and comes with a cap, it's easy to travel with for touch-ups after work or the gym.


14. A Weighted Blanket To Ease Your Nervous System When You're Stressed

Kpblis Weighted Gravity Blanket, $68, Amazon

This Kpblis Gravity blanket has over 240 reviews and a 4.4-star rating. Buyers say it's "life changing and worth every cent" because it's "so heavy and comforting, but weirdly, not overly hot." The 15 pounds of extra weight ease the nervous system by mimicking the feeling of being held, so when you start to feel stressed or anxious, it can help you relax and unwind. It's available in multiple colors and multiple weight options, the weight is distributed and sewn into distinct boxes to prevent shifting, and the inner layer is machine-washable to keep things sanitary.


15. These Pimple Patches For When You're Breaking Out At The Worst Times

WKND Simple Pimple Patches, $13, Amazon

Stress, heat, and bad luck all simultaneously? That's a recipe for a giant pimple the day before your sister's wedding, but luckily, these WKND Simple Pimple patches can help. They're small, translucent, and discreet, and they're packed with hydrocolloid technology to absorb all the gunk and oil from a blemish overnight. That way, it can heal faster without the whole scabbing process, and it stays protected from bacteria. "I can actually tell that I used one of these because my breakouts are less noticeable in the morning," one reviewer says.


16. A Smart Tracker That Helps You Find Your Lost Keys (Or Your Silent Phone)

Cube Key Finder, $25, Amazon

The Cube Finder clips onto your keys so any time you misplace them, you can access the tracker app from your phone. There, you can see their location on a map, use Bluetooth to tell you if you're hot or cold, and make the keychain itself ring out. You can also set a separation alarm so you never leave them behind, use the Cube as a shutter-button to take selfies from afar, or press the button to locate your phone — and even if the app isn't running, you can make your phone ring, vibrate, or flash.


17. These Silicone Rack Protectors That Shield Your Forearms From Burns

APEX S.K. Silicone Rack Protectors, $15 (Set of 4), Amazon

Don't take any chances with your oven this month — or, really, ever. These rack protectors are made from 100 percent food-grade silicone and snap onto the shelves in your oven or toaster. As a result, you can retrieve your toast, pizza, cakes, or pies without worrying about burning your forearm on the metal. The four different pieces can be cut to size and thrown in the dishwasher if they get dirty.


18. This Set Of Healing Crystals That Comes With Everything You Need To Get Started

Light Collective Healing Crystals Set, $23, Amazon

When Mercury is in retrograde, certain crystals can apparently help protect you by aligning your chakras or cleansing your aura. If you're looking to get into healing crystals, this Light Collective set comes with 13 different pieces, including rose quartz, amethyst, and clear quartz — all of which are suggested for this particular time. It also comes with a Palo Santo smudge stick, a guide book, and a caged pendent so you can wear your stones during meditation, energy work, or rough days.


19. A Case To Protect Your Phone From Water, Dirt, And Sand — But Keep It Totally Accessible At The Same Time

JOTO Universal Phone Pouch, $9, Amazon

For beach days, rafting excursions, fishing trips, camping, hikes, rainy jogs, or anything else that combines your phone with the elements, there's this JOTO phone pouch. It universally fits all sizes of smartphones and is entirely waterproof up to 100 feet — but the clear photo panel, touchscreen-friendly material, and durable lanyard keep your phone entirely usable and at-the-ready. It's available in multiple colors, and over 24,000 people have reviewed it, saying things like, "Been using it for some months now. No accidents, no scares. I've used it while [on vacation] and even while taking a long bath."


20. This Smart Kitchen Tool That Minimizes Accidents While Slicing Fruits And Veggies

Noosa Life Onion Holder, $12, Amazon

Spherical foods are hard to hold and even harder to cut, meaning that your fingers and the blade are usually too close for comfort. The Noosa life onion holder, however, has long prongs to stabilize your ingredients and a comfortable handle that keeps your fingertips far away from the action. It allows you to make precise, even slices, and since it also works for potatoes, apples, strawberries, and tomatoes, it's a must while prepping sides, salads, and desserts.


21. A Brilliantly-Designed Pen To Remove Virtually Any Stain From Any Type Of Fabric With

Dryel On-the-Go Stain Remover Pen, $9, Amazon

This Dryel on-the-go stain remover pen has become a staple in my bag — in fact, I never go anywhere with it. Thanks to its peroxide-free formula, it safely removes marks and spills on all types of fabrics, including dry clean only and delicates. Unlike other brands, it has a built-in brush tip that helps to loosen and remove stains easily, and I've effectively used it on canvas shoes, a bridesmaid's dress, and my favorite jeans without leaving any residue behind.


22. The Himalayan Salt Lamp That Doubles As An Aromatherapy Diffuser

Himalayan CrystalLitez Aromatherapy Diffuser Lamp, $20, Amazon

Decorating your space with Himalayan salt lamps can be a life-saver during stressful times, because they let off a soothing orange glow and release negative ions into the air, which serve to purify your space. This one from Himalayan CrystalLitez does all that with its genuine, hand-mined salt crystals and a sleek glass container — but it also doubles as an aromatherapy diffuser. Simply put a few drops of your favorite essential oil right into the lamp and fill up your room with scents that calm your nerves or put you straight to sleep.


23. These Adorable Constellation Socks To Keep You Comfy And Festive

Sock It To Me Constellation Socks, $10, Amazon

Embrace the universe and all its astrological knowledge with these adorable Sock It To Me constellation socks. They're eye-catching and unique, but they're also made with a quality fabric blend that skips the usual chemicals to keep your feet cozy and happy. Since they're also super stretchy, this pair fits women's sizes from up to a 10, and reviewers say they're extremely durable, lasting for many adventures and through many washes. "These socks have gotten tons of compliments and have actually been useful as a teaching tool," says one reviewer.


24. A Travel Mug That Absolutely Will Not Spill No Matter What

Contigo AUTOSEAL Travel Mug, $17, Amazon

If you're one of those people who inevitably ends up wearing their coffee, it'll only get worse while Mercury is in retrograde. The Contigo AUTOSEAL travel mug has an astounding 18,000-plus reviews because it's 100 percent leak and spill-proof. (That means it can be totally upside-down in your bag, and it won't even drip.) It also fits most cupholders, comes in multiple sizes and colors, and stays hot (or cold) for hours at a time thanks to a vacuum insulation.


25. The Spiky Mat That Actually Elicits A Parasympathetic Response From Your Body

Yogu Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set, $22, Amazon

Acupressure mats utilize thousands of tiny spikes to stimulate pressure points in your back and neck, which not only increases blood flow and reduces pain, but also elicits a parasympathetic response — meaning that your body goes into rest and digest mode instead of fight or flight. This Yogu acupressure mat set is extra large, well-cushioned, and even comes with a pillow and a mat, but it's way more affordable than other brands. It's also available in seven colors and made with quality materials like thick cotton.


26. An Affordable Slow Cooker For When You Need A Home-Cooked Meal Without Any of The Hassle

Elite Gourmet Mini Slow Cooker, $12, Amazon

Low energy and frazzled nerves hardly inspire culinary genius, but a home-cooked meal could do you some good. With the 1.5-quart Elite Gourmet mini slow cooker, all you have to do is toss in your ingredients and let it sit there for a few hours. It has three settings as well as a dishwasher-safe ceramic pot and cool-touch handles, so this thing is low-effort from beginning to end. Healing, personal meals have never been so affordable.


27. These Towelettes That Are Made With Real Lavender For Relaxation And Effortless Cleansing

Herban Essentials Yoga Towelettes, $15 (20 Pack), Amazon

These Herban Essentials yoga towelettes are a game-changer for those days when you're short on time, you can't shower after a workout, or you need something to combat the stress sweat. They're made using real lavender essential oil, which nourishes your skin, calms your mind, and gently fights bacteria all at the same time. They're also individually wrapped so you can keep a few in your bag, a few at work, and a few in your glove compartment.


28. A Machine To Help Calm Your Mind And Block Out Disruptive Noises When You're Sleeping, Working, Or Meditating

Mesqool White Noise Machine, $20, Amazon

Block out external noises and internal chatter with this extremely relaxing Mesqool white noise machine. Even though it's way more affordable than other options, it has all the right features — like eight built-in nature sounds, a volume knob, a headphone jack, pre-set timers, and a USB charging port. Reviewers have given it high ratings because it's small, portable, sleek, and "offers a good variety of sounds for those wanting some choice or variety in their work space or sleep space."


29. These Elegant Stemless Wine Glasses Look And Feel Like Glass, But They're Totally Unbreakable

Savona Elegant Stemless Unbreakable Wine Glasses, $20 (Set of 4), Amazon

Because they're made from a special Tritan material, these elegant wine glasses will not shatter or crack, even if dropped or washed in the dishwasher. They're also BPA-free, and according to reviewers, they "have a great weight to them" and "feel like real glass." Unlike cheaper alternatives, they don't get cloudy or scratched after prolonged use, so they're amazing for pool parties, barbecues, travel, or people who are just naturally a little clumsy.


30. A Gorgeous Zodiac-Themed Journal That Allows For Both Writing And Coloring

Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal, $8, Amazon

Align yourself with the stars, write out your frustrations, and color away some tension with Celestial: A Colorable Zodiac Journal. In addition to 12 intricate and colorable depictions of the zodiacs, it also has whimsical prompts to help you get in touch with your creativity and inner peace. "The pages are such high quality and the pictures are really beautiful," says one reviewer who calls this "just what [they] needed in a journal."


31. A Hot Oil Mask That'll Both Relax You And Ensure A Good Hair Day

ST. TROPICA Coconut Hot Oil Hair Mask, $15 (3 Pack), Amazon

Whether it's the planets messing with you or the weather (likely both), a good hair day is always a mood-booster. This ST. TROPICA hot oil mask has a 4.3-star rating because it locks in hydration, smooths split ends, and reinforces strands for shinier, healthier hair — especially if it's been previously damaged with heat or color styling. The secret? Raw and USDA-certified organic coconut oil, which is tied in with the unique heating action that allows for fast penetration and deep healing.


32. This Four-Piece Aromatherapy Heating Pad Set In A Fitting Pattern

Nature's Approach Aromatherapy Home Spa Set, $33 (Set of 4), Amazon

Whether it's cramps, headaches, back pain, or shoulder stress, Mercury retrograde can wreak physical havoc, too. Thankfully, this Nature's Approach aromatherapy spa set is here to help. It comes with four different items (a shoulder wrap, a lumbar pack, an eye pillow, and a sinus pack), and all of them are filled with natural flax seeds and a blend of 12 different herbs. That means you can microwave (or refrigerate) them for pain relief, and they'll release a calming aroma during use. They're available in five patterns, but this Celestial Indigo one is particularly fitting.


33. A Stamp Eyeliner Pen That Reviewers Are Calling "A Game Changer"

Lovoir Winged Eyeliner Stamp Pen, $12 (Set of 2), Amazon

Maybe you never mastered the winged look, or maybe your eyeliner has been particularly tricky these past few weeks. Either way, the Lovoir stamp pen will speed up your morning routine tenfold. These brilliant makeup tools have two different sides — a felt point for above the lashes, and an easy-to-use stamp to ensure that both eyes are even and perfectly shaped. The formula is even waterproof, resistant to smudging, and skin-friendly, and it's available in three different stamp sizes depending on your wing preference.


34. This Gadget Solves Two Minor Inconveniences In One

Wasserstein Purse Light And Power Bank, $12, Amazon

When your last nerve is hanging by a thread, you don't want to deal with inconveniences like a dead phone or buried keys. This Wasserstein gadget is a two-in-one solution that makes your day just a little bit easier. First of all, it's a rechargeable light that automatically turns on when you go in your purse, so you can find anything quickly and easily — even in your biggest bag. For another, it has a built-in 500mAh battery power bank, so you can give your phone a boost even when there aren't any outlets around.


35. A Weird But Genius Massage Tool So You Can Finally Reach Those Knots In Your Back

Happy Trigger Handheld Massage Tool, $15, Amazon

If your high stress levels tend to manifest in your shoulders or back, the Happy Trigger handheld massage tool is a strange but welcome invention. It's essentially a wooden trigger point tool on the end of a metal hook, but reviewers call it an "extremely effective" way to loosen up those knots entirely on your own. The arm makes it really easy to use the leverage from your own body to apply just the right amount of pressure, and since it can reach pretty much anywhere, you can save some serious money on your usual trips to the masseuse.


36. A Special Light Therapy Lamp To Boost Your Mood And Energy

Circadian Optics Lumine Light Therapy Lamp, $40, Amazon

You might be feeling particularly low energy right now, but if you can't get out into the sunshine as much as you might like, the Circadian Optics Lumine lamp can help. This sleek and portable therapy lamp produces 10,000 LUX of full-spectrum light to mimic the sun, which boosts your mood as well as your energy. Even though it's small and portable, it has three touch-sensitive brightness levels that reviewers say actually work to "uplift [their] mood and make [them] feel more awake" — plus, when the cold weather sets in, this is a great way to combat the short, dark days.


37. The Cut-Resistant Gloves That Protect Your Hands From Blades, Thorns, Hooks, And Splinters

Stark Safe Cut Resistant Gloves, $8, Amazon

Whether you're gardening, fixing your car, baiting a hook, wood-working, or grating cheese, the universe will have ample opportunities to eff with you this retrograde. Stark Safe gloves are made with the highest quality cut-resistant material. They're four times stronger than leather, yet surprisingly non-bulky to allow for optimal dexterity while you work. This pair is even available in three different sizes to fit virtually all hands.


38. The Calming Lavender Bath Salts If Mercury Retrograde Affects Your Sleep Schedule

Sleep Lavender Bath Salts, $13, Amazon

Some people report sleep deprivation and strange dreams during Mercury retrograde, but these Sleep Lavender bath salts might be able to help. They're made with Pacific Ocean sea salt, which has essential minerals that ease your muscles and relax your body. It's also infused with real lavender essential oil to fill your entire bathroom with a calming aroma. "This will take the sting out of even the worst day," one reviewer says. "I love entering my bathtub when it smells this good...and boy do I sleep well afterwards."


39. A Wooden Trigger Point Roller For A Much-Needed Foot Massage Anywhere

TheraFlow Foot Massager Roller, $11, Amazon

"This is a must," says one reviewer who works on their feet for 12 hours a day. "I use it for [three to five] minutes and my feet feel incredible. I even bring it to work!" The TheraFlow roller uses real wood and various textures to stimulate pressure points, ease tight muscles, and increase blood circulation. It's designed to target specific points on the foot arches and heels, but can also be used all over the body as a portable way to roll out knots and pains.


40. A Silicone Mat That Prevents Rolling, Slipping, And Burning From Your Hot Tools

mDesign Silicone Styling Tool Mats, $15 (2 Pack), Amazon

Even if you have an extremely small bathroom vanity, these mDesign mats will stop your styling tools from rolling around, slipping into the sink, or burning the countertop. They're made from a heat-resistant silicone that can handle temperatures up to 570 degrees Fahrenheit, and the curved edges and ribbed texture also make them slip-resistant. That way, you can prevent all types of mishaps this month. They come in a pack of two, and they're available in several different colors.

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