69 Weird-As-Hell Products On Amazon That Are Actually Genius
A single Amazon search can send you spiraling through a whole array of emotions. One product makes you ask, "Why does this exist?" while the next prompts the following email to your landlord: "Is it cool if the rent's late? I had to buy a thing." Then there's the weird Amazon products that are actually genius — the middle of the Venn diagram when it comes to shopping. This one starts with the first reaction and ends with the second, but ultimately, it was well worth the emotional roller coaster.
What's so intriguing about these bizarre but brilliant products? It's hard to put your finger on one thing in particular. I enjoy likening them to that Slime from the '90s. The commercial literally described it as "gooey, oozey, cold, and clammy," and yet everyone wanted it anyway. There was just something about it.
These weird beauty products, strange gadgets, and underrated kitchen tools are a little bit like that. They might make you raise an eyebrow at first, but the more you think about it, the more you realize just how much you need it in your life. Here's 70 of the weirdest and coolest things Amazon has to offer right now.
1. This PSL Bath Bomb That Smells Amazing
This pumpkin spice bath bomb smells just like, you guessed it, a pumkpin spice latte. It's extra large, super fizzy, and made with skin-loving ingredients like coconut oil, kaolin clay, and Epsom salts.
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3. A Weird Little Rotary Peeler That Has Three Different Blades Built Into It
With its genius twist dial, this Joseph Joseph rotary peeler lets you choose your ideal peel: standard, serrated, or Julienne. It's handheld, made for both right- or left-hand use, safe to put in the dishwasher, and it even has a little potato eye remover on the side.
4. A Cute Little Shower Speaker That Packs A Serious Musical Punch
Grunge out with your sponge out using this adorable shower speaker. It has suction cups so you can attach it to the wall of your shower, and the reliable Bluetooth capability lets you wirelessly connect to your devices to stream your favorite playlists. A built-in hands-free mic lets you answer phone calls while you're sudsing up, too. The silicone case helps the speaker withstand dust, water, and minor bumps — meaning it's great for the beach, too.
5. This Light-Up Mirror You Can Throw In Your Purse
6. These Nourishing Night & Day Creams That Are Made From Actual Goat's Milk
7. This Blindingly-Shiny Rose Gold Nail Polish That People Are Obsessing Over
Rep the millennial generation with this ILNP Juliette holographic nail polish in rose gold. It has a ridiculously high 4.8-star rating because it's super shiny, stays on for at least a week, and is really opaque (even after one coat). It's also cruelty-free and dries fast.
8. This Butterfly Pasta-Shaped Set Of Pot Grippers
Both functional and adorable, these silicone pot grippers keep your hands safe while carrying hot pots and pans by their hot handles. Shaped like butterfly pasta, the fun holders have inside ridges that grip lids for a non-slip fit and they're dishwasher safe.
9. These Bizarre Red Clay Inserts That Massage Your Feet And Absorb Odors From Your Shoes
These strange but effective acupressure insoles massage your feet with reflexology bumps while you walk. They're also made with red clay, so they absorb moisture and odors, and they help to cushion your feet. They fit women's sizes 7 to 11, and can be trimmed down so they're the right shape for any pair of shoes.
10. These Gorgeous-Smelling Candles Inspired By Famous Authors
There's nothing like reading a good book by candlelight, which is probably why Paddywax created the Library Collection of candles. Each candle is inspired by a famous author, like Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, or Edgar Allen Poe. Each candle is hand-poured in America from artisan soy and burns for 60 hours. This "Jane Austen" candle smells like gardenia, tuberose, and jasmine.
11. A Locket Necklace That Doubles As A Portable Essential Oil Diffuser
Carry the scent of your favorite essential oils with you anywhere with this aromatherapy necklace that comes with 8 cotton felt pads, which slowly diffuse your oils throughout the day. The teardrop design is made from hypoallergenic stainless steel, while the pads are colored to match any outfit.
12. This Super Cute Doormat That Does All The Greeting For You
13. This Plug-And-Go Gadget That Speeds Up Your WiFi Connection
This might look like your average flash drive, but it's actually a wireless adapter that speeds up your WiFi. Simply plug it into a USB port and enjoy fast internet without all that buffering. Whether your signal is weak on your laptop or you're on a computer without WiFi capabilities, this awesome gadget can help.
14. This Pouch That Clips Onto Your Bra To Keep Valuables Safe And Hidden
Made from soft-to-the-touch lingerie fabric, this Pacsafe pouch holds your valuables super close — like, clipped-to-your-bra close. The adjustable elastic strap works well around the side band, between the cups, or over the shoulder straps, and it can hold everything from keys to credit cards. It's even machine-washable and has anti-theft technology built into the fabric.
15. This Seaweed Powder For All Your DIY Skincare Needs
This 100 percent natural seaweed powder is a DIY beauty must. You can combine it with water or carrier oils to make face masks, body wraps, and cellulite balms. With vitamins C and K, amino acids, minerals, and trace elements — the powder cleanses and exfoliates the skin, detoxifies pores, and soothes irritation. Use it to give your skin a revitalized glow.
16. This $10 Waffle Maker That Makes Adorable Mini Waffles
What's so strange about a waffle maker? Not much — but this one is adorably mini, $10, and amazing quality. The non-stick plates allow for easily cooking and clean-up, so you can have a quality waffle in under three minutes. One reviewer says it's the "Best impulse buy I've ever made," while another writes, "I squeal every time I pull out a perfectly made baby waffle because they are just so darn cute!"
17. This "Glitter Snot" That Actually Stays On Your Eyes (Or Face, Or Body)
Bizarre name, great idea. UCANBE Glitter Snot is loaded with sparkles in five different colors. This one is a gorgeous blue-green mermaid shade, and it's formulated with a long-lasting gel base that keeps every sparkle in place all night. It can be used on your face, eyelids, or body without causing irritation.
18. These Tongs/Spatula Hybrids So You Can Serve, Flip, And Cradle With One Tool
Because they combine a spatula with a pair of tongs, Clever Tongs allow you to flip, cradle, grab, or scoop with one utensil. The non-stick and heat-resistant silicone cradle is great for everything from eggs to loose vegetables, and it's safe to put in the dishwasher.
19. An Odor-Neutralizing Bar Of "Soap" That's Made From Solid Stainless Steel
If soap dries out your hands, but you'd rather not smell like garlic or onions after cooking, there's this stainless steel soap bar. The combination of stainless steel, water, and oxygen neutralizes unwanted odors in seconds — and all you have to do is rub it on your hands under the faucet.
20. A Flat Magnetic Doorstop That You'll Never, Ever Trip Over
The Fantom doorstop will never trip you, get stuck, or get misplaced. That's because it adheres to the floor and catches the door with a flush, super strong magnet. It works on any floor type (whether it's tile, hardwood, or carpet), and buyers say it's really easy to install on your own.
21. The Odor Eliminator That Stops Smells Before They Get Into The Air
If you want a fresh smelling toilet sans daily cleaning, check out these Just a Drop personal odor eliminator. All you have to do it squeeze out one drop into the toilet beforehand and poof — no odors. Each bottle lasts approximately 60 or more days, and the formula is both environmentally friendly and safe for all toilets and septic systems.
22. A Face Wipe That Uses Organic Apple Cider Vinegar To Combat Acne
Perfect for traveling so that you're not stuck lugging around multiple creams and ointments, these organic apple cider vinegar face wipes are infused with tea tree and rose oils to combat unwanted blemishes and acne anytime you're on the go. Each wipe is contains a blend of 100 percent natural and organic apple cider vinegar that works as a natural anti-fungal, helping your skin prevent pimples from forming — carry them in your purse and you'll never get caught with oily skin again!
23. An Egg Slicer That Also Lets You Dice Eggs
All you have to do is place a hardboiled egg inside this egg slicer and you'll instantly have perfectly, evenly sliced egg. The two different slicing options means you can choose between even wedges or long strips, and since it's made out of rust-proof stainless steel wire you can be assured you'll never have to replace the blades.
24. This Clip That Doubles As A Handle For Really Heavy Bags
For fastening and carrying huge bags, there's the Handy Camel clip. It's great for sealing and transporting stuff like cat litter, dog food, soil, charcoal, or ice melt, because it has a no-tear design that won't puncture bags — and it can support up to 40 pounds at a time.
25. A Little Cup That Clips To Your Plate For Easy Dipping
These mini clips are perfect for attaching salad dressing, guac, salsa, and more to the sides of your plates and bowls — and the soft grip secures to the edge without causing any scratches. They hold just enough for one person, are dishwasher safe, and even work on paper plates.
26. This Safe Toothpaste That Beats Other Brands, Natural Or Not
Made from premium natural ingredients with a focus on sustainability, Davids toothpaste skips the fluoride and sodium lauryl sulfate. Instead, it uses birch xylitol, mint oil, and baking soda to whiten teeth and freshen breath, and reviewers say it's their "favorite toothpaste out of both natural and normal toothpastes."
27. A Pore-Cleansing Foam Made From Egg Whites
Your first reaction to an egg probably isn't "let me just rub that on my face," but egg whites are actually loaded with proteins that help shrink pores and increase elasticity. This Skinfood egg white cleansing foam penetrates deep into the pores to clean them out and reduce their appearance.
28. The Facial Roller That You Store In Your Freezer
Improve circulation, de-puff eyes, and shrink pores with this facial ice roller. You simply store it in the freezer, and when your skin needs some TLC, you take it out and roll it all over your neck and face. It also works well for easing sunburn, bug bites, and sore muscles.
29. The Hand-Held Massager That Eases Tight Muscles While It Rolls Across Your Skin
Even though it fits in the palm of your hand, this odd-looking massager is seriously powerful. The secret? Nine stainless steel balls in various sizes that glide along your skin, which helps to work out tense areas and improve circulation. It's great for the back and shoulders.
30. These Reusable Rubber Ties That Keep Accessories Organized
Replace flimsy gear ties with these solid reusable rubber ties that keep unruly cords, wires, and accessories neat, organized, and out of the way. The colorful ties (perfect for color coding cables) are waterproof and resistant to UV rays, so you can use them inside or outside of your home. Reviewers say they are strong enough to hold heavier items like shower caddies in place and that they really do stand the test of time and weight.
31. These Toe Separators That Help With Alignment And Pain Relief
For proper toe alignment and pain relief, there's these ToePal separators. They're made from a hygienic and washable medical-grade gel that's both comfortable and supportive, and you can even wear them inside your shoes to reduce cramping and aches during the day.
32. This Travel Case That Protects Your Makeup Sponge
This beautyblender travel case fits two damp beautyblenders. Designed with a vented lid, it keeps it safe from damage and germs while simultaneously allowing your makeup sponges to dry after each use.
33. This Car Mount That Works Alongside The PopSocket Phone Grip
PopSockets are awesome because they lay flat against your phone when not in use, but pop out to two different heights for effortless gripping and propping. The PopSocket car mount takes this genius invention one step further, because you can now attach your PopSocket (and therefore your phone) to your car vent. It works with any device, it's really sturdy, and removing your phone from it is a snap.
34. These Rechargeable Corks That Turn Your Empty Bottles Into Eye-Catching Decorations
Warm up any outdoor party or holiday table with these epic cork lights. They charge in less than 20 minutes so they can shine a bright LED light into your empty wine or liquor bottles. Reviewers have used them as wedding decorations, Halloween centerpieces, and to make their liquor shelves look really legit.
35. This Strange (Yet Effective) Oil Made Specifically For Sensitive Eyelids
If your eyes tend to get dry and itchy due to makeup or seasonal allergies, there's this eyelid cleansing oil. It uses tea tree oil and other vegan ingredients to remove residue, ease inflammation, and calm irritated skin. It's even gentle enough for contact lens wearers.
36. This Futuristic-Looking Pillow That's Designed To Keep You Cool And Comfy
This memory foam pillow is infused with a cooling gel designed to keep you from getting too hot at night. It also aligns the spine by contouring to your head, neck, and shoulders, so you get support where you need it most. The cover is made out of breathable cotton and it's easily removable, so you can throw it in the wash at any time.
37. A Bizarre Infuser Pot That Filters The Loose Tea Leaves And Pours From The Bottom
With its revolutionary new method that steeps loose leaf tea by the cup, this tea pot has an incredibly high rating on Amazon. Put your loose-leaf blend of choice directly into the Teaze infuser's steeping chamber, then add hot water. To dispense, place the infuser on top of any standard mug or cup, which activates the flow-through the valve and filters the leaves out of the liquid as it pours.
38. These Cutting Boards Go In The Microwave To Zap Away Germs
For the germaphobe chef, there's these HASHI Ergonomic Design Cutting Boards. Not only are they color-coded to prevent cross-contamination, but a quick minute in the microwave will zap them of 99.9 percent of germs and bacteria. They even roll up and clasp onto themselves to create a chute for easy pouring (which doesn't necessarily prevent germs, but it's darn useful anyway).
39. An Anti-Chafing Spray That Won't Rub Off With Sweat
Whereas other chafing solutions feel greasy on the skin, this anti-chafe spray goes on evenly and leaves a silky-feeling emollient on your skin, allowing your skin to breathe so your pores don't get clogged. It's even sweat-proof and waterproof so you can wear it practically anywhere without having to worry about it rubbing off, and when you're done it easily comes off using just plain ol' soap and water — staining clothes will never be an issue!
40. These Socks That Keep Odors Under Control
As you get older you realize that not all socks are created equal, and that good, comfortable socks are almost as important as the shirt you wear. These no-show socks are not only made from anti-bacterial material to keep your feet smelling fresh, but the silicone heel grips help ensure that they stay put in your shoes without sliding down or riding up.
41. A Chin Strap That Helps Control Your Snoring
It may look strange, but this chin strap can actually help stop you from snoring so you can get a better night's sleep. It works by supporting your jaw so it stays close and thus encourages you to breath through your nose. The strap is made with neoprene (what scuba gear is made from) and it has an adjustable velcro strap.
42. This Aromatherapy Balm That's Supposed To Keep Find Your Center
Everything in this W.S. Badger Company yoga and meditation balm is USDA-certified organic, but unlike other natural balms, this one targets your mood instead of your muscles. It utilizes the power of aromatherapy to sharpen your mind and lift your mood, so you can stay grounded and find your center while you practice meditation and yoga. It's fortified with sandalwood, frankincense, and myrrh.
43. This Nourishing Foot Cream For Cracked Heels And Calluses
44. This Weird Grape Cutter For Anyone Who Loves Kitchen Gadgets
If you eat a lot of fruit salad (or regular salad), this grape and cherry tomato cutter is a solid addition to your kitchen. The plastic tube will hold the fruit or veggie in place so you can slice multiple pieces at a time without them rolling around the table. It even comes with a plastic insert to accommodate various sized produce.
45. A Special Bacon Tray And Food Defroster Plate For The Microwave
Defrost food and cook bacon without making a mess with this slanted bacon tray, which goes from the microwave to your table and has ridges that help drain grease and keep it far from your food. The tray is also safe in the freezer and can be cleaned in the dishwasher.
46. This Heated Foot Warming Pad For Cold Feet In Bed
Warm up cold feet in an instant with this heating pad. It has four heat settings and has a four-hour auto-shutoff function — just incase you fall sleep while you're heating up your feet. It has over 300 positive reviews, and one happy buyer commented: "Very nice soft heat for those with cold feet and the plush fabric feels good."
47. These Quality Magnetic Eyelashes That Won't Require Glue
Maybe you're sick of applying glue-based lashes, or maybe you couldn't get the hang of them to begin with. Either way, these magnetic eyelashes are such a great idea. They clip above and below your natural lashes for a fuller, more dramatic look in seconds. Not only are they reusable and waterproof, but they're safe for sensitive eyes, too.
48. The Hot Oil Hair Masks That Soften And Reduce Split Ends — And You Can Put It In The Microwave
This restorative hair mask combines organic, raw, unrefined, and cold-pressed coconut oil with other ingredients like biotin, horsetail, green tea, and hibiscus. The result? Softer, shinier hair with fewer split ends, even if you color or heat-style. It won't weigh hair down (even if it's really thin), and it's especially great for making curls softer and more manageable. One reviewer writes: "I've been using it once a week for 3 weeks now and I can feel a difference in how soft my hair is and see how shiny it looks. I've also noticed a difference in the amount of flakes/redness from my dry scalp."
49. This Treatment That Prevents Ingrown Hairs And Razor Bumps
The worst part of swimsuit season is the onset of razor bumps and ingrown hairs. Tend Skin Solution can keep them at bay. The formula cleanses and micro-exfoliates skin, which helps eliminate those red bumps, while preventing hairs from getting trapped under the surface. The solution works whether you wax, shave, or are getting electrolysis. This reviewer says, "This product is the most effective way to treat razor burn and ingrown hairs that I've found. I have sensitive skin and am allergic to so many things; however, I had no problem with this product. I'll definitely be reordering it when I run out!"
50. The Essential Oil Spray That Tackles Odors On Your Feet And In Your Shoes
Don't worry — this Right Foot shoe deodorant spray can be used on your left foot, too. #Dadjoke. It's an entirely natural mix of essential oils that fight bacteria and keep fungus in check, so it's strong enough to tackle the most powerful smells, but gentle on sensitive skin. It's made with peppermint, eucalyptus, and tea tree oil.
51. This Simple But Effective Stainless Steel Massager That You Can Heat Or Freeze
Place this ball roller in hot water for a warm, soothing massage, or keep it in the freezer to ease sore spots and inflammation. Either way, reviewers say it feels wonderful anywhere, from their necks to their feet, and since it's made of stainless steel, it can be used alongside massage oils or washed when it gets dirty.
52. A Bubbling Sheet Mask With Volcanic Ash That Deep Cleans Pores
Give pores a deep cleaning treatment that helps prevent and eliminate blackheads with these mess-free bubble mask sheet masks, which contain charcoal ash. The masks are simple to use and come in the form of sheets that you apply to your face. When the formula begins bubbling (the result of oxygen), let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing the mask off with warm water to reveal clearer, healthier skin.
53. A Rainbow Toilet Light That Keeps You From Stubbing Your Toe
54. This Gorgeous Shower Head That Power Massages Your Body
The Aqua Elegante showerhead has three unique settings: a saturating rinse for a traditional shower, a power massage for sore muscles, and a gentle mist for a spa-like experience. The flow limiter is removable for higher water pressures, and it's made from surprisingly durable materials that won't crack, rust, or leak. "Honestly, the easiest plumbing project ever!" says one reviewer. "It looks great and the spray settings are very nice!"
55. This Gemstone Mining Kit That Lets You Dig Deep To Find Treasures
Unleash your inner archaeologist with the help of this gemstone dig kit, which provides all of the tools you need to unearth three sparking gemstones. The kit includes a learning guide that provides a ton of interesting info about your new collection of stones, which includes beauties like amethyst, quartz, tiger's eye, and more.
56. This Insulated Jar That Makes It Easy To Travel With Your Food
With its double-wall stainless steel vacuum insulation, wide mouth, and large capacity interior, the MIRA food jar makes it easy to take homemade meals to school or work. It preserves the temperature all day (whether you're eating hot soup or cold fruit), and the firm seal will prevent messy leaks, so you can toss the whole thing in your bag without worrying.
57. A Smart Funnel That Minimizes Double-Bottle Clutter And Gets Every Last Drop
This genius tool is called the Smart Funnel, and it fastens two bottles together when you're trying to transfer liquid from one to the other. It prevents drips, clamps securely onto bottles of all different sizes, and is sturdy enough to hold the second one upside-down to get every last drop. If that's not impressive, maybe the incredibly high ratings will sway you.
58. A Stainless Steel Tool That Removes Corn From The Cob In Seconds
59. This Smart But Simple Aluminum Tool To Stop Grease And Sauce Splatters
With its easy-to-clean aluminum panels, this splatter shield keeps your walls and counters spotless while frying food, making sauce, or searing meat. The panels are adjustable, the whole thing is dishwasher-safe, and it folds flat for easy storage.
60. This Bizarre Tool Is Called A "Sushi Bazooka," And It Helps You Make Your Own Rolls At Home
Make your own sushi at home with this weird, easy, and satisfying Sushi Bazooka. Simply open the tube, add in your ingredients, and squeeze it out onto a sheet of seaweed. Then wrap it up, cut it into slices, and you have your own homemade roll. It also comes with a mat, and apparently takes fewer than 10 minutes to do.
61. The Hair Brush That Combats Frizz While It Straightens
The AsaVea brush actually styles and straightens as it combs through your hair. The secret? The ceramic bristles heat up quickly and make contact with all the individual strands, so one or two passes leaves you with manageable, frizz-free hair. It has a scald-free design, heats up in under 1 minute, and has multiple temperature settings to suit any hair type.
62. The Heavy Duty Hand Soap That Won't Dry Out Your Skin
Whereas other heavy-duty soaps have to rely on harsh chemicals to deliver a thorough clean, the Grip Clean heavy duty hand soap is not only completely natural, but it's also free from any solvents or chemicals that can damage or dry out your skin. Powerful enough to get rid of grease and oil stains, yet gentle enough that it can be used all over your entire body, this heavy-duty soap uses coconut and olive oil to moisturize the skin while it washes away dirt and grime.
63. The Little Cover That Stops Crumbs And Drips From Falling Between Your Oven And Counter
Because the space between your stove and counter is normally a gross abyss filled with crumbs and arbitrary stickiness, there are these gap covers. They're made from a heat-resistant silicone that you can trim to fit your counter, so spills and crumbs wipe off rather than sink down into the crack.
64. This Slim 2500mAh Power Bank That Fits Right In Your Wallet
Even though it's the size of a credit card, this Kolumn power bank has a 2500mAh battery that's compatible with most devices and charges them fast and fully. It also doesn't require you to reboot or open your phone; just plug it in and enjoy watching that battery life go up instead of down.
65. This Genius Eyeliner Stamp For The Perfect Cat Eye
Winged eyeliner is tricky. Without a steady hand, you can end up less '60s rock 'n' roll goddess and more I-applied-my-makeup-before-I-had-my-coffee-this-morning. Luckily, this brilliant eyeliner stamp can help. It comes with two pens: one for the left eye and one for the right eye. And each pen has two sides: the stamp end creates a foolproof curved wing at the corner, while the super smooth liquid on the other end helps you define the rest of the eye.
66. A Ball For Your Dryer That Soften Fabrics And Shortens Drying Time
Waiting around for your clothes to finish in the dryer is about as fun as watching water boil, but with these all-natural dryerballs it takes 25 percent less time for your clothes to finish in the dryer — think of how much electricity that saves over the course of a year! Each ball is guaranteed to last up to two years and not only leave your clothes feeling soft, but help in limiting wrinkles and lint as well.
67. This Two-Tier Automatic Egg Cooker That Makes So Many Different Styles
If you're the type of person who entertains with fancy deviled egg appetizers, the Dash Deluxe egg cooker is a lifesaver. It cooks up to 12 eggs at once — soft-, medium-, or hard-boiled, and it can even make scrambled eggs, poached eggs, or omelets. Set it and forget it with the auto-off function, and throw all the accessories in the dishwasher when you're done.
68. This Fuzz Remover That Works On All Types Of Fabrics
Since there are no moving blades or motors in this Gleener fuzz remover, you can rest assured that your garments won't wind up with any accidental damage while trying to remove fuzz and pilling. It even has three interchangeable edges so that you can safely de-pill fabrics of all types: sweaters, coats, wool, cashmere ... you name it, this fuzz remover can do it — and because it doesn't require any batteries or charging, you can easily take it with you while traveling.
69. An Eye-Brightening Serum Made With Caffeine
The same two foods that can make you feel alive in the morning — coffee and green tea — are put to good use in this eye serum, which is made with 5 percent caffeine and EGCG (derive from green tea leaves). The vegan serum brightens dark under-eye circles and reduces puffiness, according to many reviewers, who also say it works within minutes and won't irritate sensitive skin.
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