50 Hidden Gems I’ve Become Obsessed With On Amazon
Why weren't these products invented years ago?!?
Kevin Chen

Shopping online can be hit or miss. You order a toaster off a questionable page, and three weeks later a box of empty toilet paper rolls arrives at your front door. If you’re wondering? Yes, that has literally happened to me — that’s what I get for not vetting the site beforehand.

But when you’re shopping on Amazon, you always know exactly what you’re getting. You order a toaster, you get a toaster. You order a box of empty toilet paper rolls — you get the idea (and the rolls). And because I’m a bit of an expert when it comes to finding the latest and greatest on Amazon, I’ve prepared this list of some of the best finds I’ve stumbled across. Some are fun, all of them are useful, and none of them will send your bank account into a tailspin.

We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We participate in affiliate programs and may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

1. The Tiny Keyring Tool That Can Do So Much

Never judge a tool by its size — especially not this little one that fits onto your keyring. With its unique serrated edge, you can use it as a screwdriver, bottle opener, wire bender, or even as an open wrench. And since it’s made from tough stainless steel, there’s zero risk of it rusting over time.

2. A Lighter That Won’t Go Out In The Wind

This isn’t your average lighter. Not only is it completely flameless, but the plasma arc it generates is also windproof. That means no awkward hand cupping when a breeze rolls through — and since it’s also rechargeable, you can simply plug it into any USB port rather than purchase a new one.

3. This Outlet Extender With A Place To Keep Your Phone

With two USB ports located at the base, there’s no need to go hunting around for a power brick. — just plug your phone right into this outlet extender. It also features four additional plugs, as well as a built-in shelf where you can keep your phone while it charges. And with a small night light in the back, it even helps illuminate dark hallways at night.

4. A Charger That Powers Your Devices Up Wirelessly

I’m tired of constantly losing my charging cables, aren’t you? Just place your phone on top of this wireless charger instead — it’ll have it powered up in no time. The best part? It’s designed to work with any Qi-enabled phone, as well as your AirPods and Apple Watch.

5. The Stand That Props Your Phone Up For Easy Viewing

Admit it — you’ve gathered a pile of books (or whatever else) to try and prop your phone up in the kitchen. While that’ll work sometimes, this stand will always keep your device held up for easy viewing, regardless of whether you’re using a smartphone or tablet. Choose from three colors: jade, black, or red.

6. A Candle That’ll Get Your Guests Talking

You know that weird smell some scissors have? What about your favorite bottle of red wine? This candle comes in both of those scents, plus a ton of other unique ones — including something called “It’s Only Frickin’ Tuesday.” But if the names haven’t got you sold, reviewers also raved about how they smell so good.

7. These Organizers Let You Stack Coffee Mugs

My coffee mugs were taking up way too much space in my cabinets, so I figured why not — I’ll give these organizers a try. And to my surprise, they work even better than I expected. They fit mugs of nearly any shape or size, and you can even squeeze the edges to adjust their diameter. Choose from three colors: black, blue, or orange.

8. A Stretcher That Can Help Alleviate Back Pain

With more than 100 raised points that dig deep into aching muscles, this back stretcher is a must-have for anyone with a tight back. You can adjust the height depending on how deep of a stretch you’re looking for — and it’s small enough that you can even keep it with you at work. Just don’t let anyone else see you using it, or they might get jealous.

9. This Hydrating Eye Stick Made With Icelandic Mineral Water

I’ve always struggled with dark circles under my eyes, but this hydrating stick has definitely helped. Not only is it made with 5% Icelandic mineral water to help soothe irritated skin, but it also helps stimulate circulation in order to ease puffiness. Just give your under eyes a few swipes — you’ll thank me later.

10. A Spray That’ll Save Your Strands From Hot Tools

You absolutely need to be spritzing your hair with heat protectant before using a curling or flat iron — and this bottle from HSI is made with argan oil that’ll help moisturize any dry strands. It’s so potent that you can also use it as a leave-in conditioner, while the color-safe formula is suitable for all types of hair.

11) Joseph Joseph Cutlery Cleaner

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Wash both sides of the spoon at once, get in between fork prongs, and keep your fingers away from knife blades. The Joseph Joseph Cutlery Cleaner is an easy-to-hold brush with wrap-around bristles that make it so much easier to wash utensils by hand. Its textured grip is comfortable in your palm, and reviewers say the bristles are “stiff enough to get the knives clean, but soft enough to not scratch the metal.”

11. The Yoga Ball That Can Handle Thousands Of Pounds

There are days where I don’t want to hit the gym, but I still want to get some sort of sweat going. Enter: this yoga ball. I like to use it for crunches, leg workouts, or even just for sitting (maybe a little more sitting than exercising.) And unlike nearly every other yoga ball out there, this one can support up to 2,200 pounds!

12. These Magic Erasers Are Thicker Than The Rest

Once every month or so, I’ll pull out one of these magic erasers and give my home a walk-through. Any scuffs, scratches, or dirt marks I see on the walls immediately get scrubbed — and since they’re magic erasers, you know whatever you’re scrubbing will easily come off. Plus, they won’t leave behind any scratches.

13. This Gadget That Sanitizes Dirty Phones

You wash your hands all the time, but when was the last time you washed your phone? Simply stick it inside this gadget, and the powerful UV light will quickly eradicate 99.99% of all bacteria and germs. Or, if your phone is already spotless, you can also use it to sanitize jewelry, coins, or anything else you can fit inside.

14. These Minimalist Running Shoes Are Ultra-Lightweight

You always want to try and pick the lightest running shoe possible — otherwise, you’re just giving yourself extra work when hitting the track. These ones are so light that it almost feels like you’re running barefoot, yet the removable arches give you some extra support where you need it. “I got these primarily for hiking,” wrote one reviewer. “They are very lightweight, they didn’t slip off while trudging through some muck, and they were still very comfortable when my feet got soaked.”

15. This Liquid Foundation Helps Minimize The Appearance Of Pores

The key to a great foundation is finding one that doesn’t leave you looking cakey, yet still gives you even, complete coverage. According to reviewers, this bottle from Maybelline is an absolute gamechanger, as it not only does all of the above, but it also blends seamlessly into oily skin. And with 40 shades to choose from, there’s one for nearly every skin tone.

16. A Cute Lil’ Shroom Light For Your Bedroom

You don’t have to like mushrooms to appreciate this shroom night light. Not only is it a cute touch to any room, but the LED bulb has a lifetime of more than 50,000 hours. And since it’s energy-efficient, you can keep it plugged in without having to worry about the impact on your utility bill.

17. This Hairspray Holds Until Your Next Shampoo

Your hair doesn’t have to go flat halfway through the night — especially when this spray is formulated for lasting hold. It’s so strong that it’ll last until your next shampoo, as well as suitable for all types of hair. Use it to spike up your tips, cement that up-do into place, or even as a light finishing touch to keep flyaways at bay.

18. A Roll Of Contact Paper That Looks Like White Marble

Consider me a total superfan when it comes to this white marble contact paper. I’ve used it to transform my boring makeup table into a sleek vanity, and I’ve even used it to update the old, outdated countertops in my kitchen. You could even use it as a backsplash behind your stove — and since it’s made from tough vinyl, it’s also water-resistant.

19. The Liquid Eyeliner That Lasts All Day Long

Ever come home to find out your eyeliner has smudged all over your lid? It’s not a pretty sight — so grab this liquid stick from Stila instead. The waterproof formula lasts all day long, while the fine applicator tip allows the color to glide onto your lids. The best part? It even comes in cool shades, including a gorgeous color named “Paradise Pink.”

20. A Duvet Insert That Won’t Bunch Up

Go and take a look at the duvet insert you’ve got right now — is it really that comfortable? If not, try out this one made from soft microfiber. The box stitching keeps the filling evenly distributed without any bunching, while the four corner tabs work to keep your duvet in place. Or, you can even use it as a standalone comforter.

21. Portable Blender for Smoothies And/Or Protein Shakes

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This versatile and effective blender is perfect for salad dressings, juices, smoothies, and even protein shakes. It has enough strength to blend together ice, fruits, vegetables, and seeds. Thankfully, it comes with a hand ice cube tray and is even dishwasher safe.

21. This Stretch Mark Lotion That Reviewers Are Obsessed With

Hypoallergenic and dermatologist-approved, this lotion is formulated to help get rid of stretch marks — and reviewers are blown away by how well it genuinely works. “I obtained stretch marks due to gaining around 50 pounds in two semesters of college,” wrote one reviewer. “After months of no success I finally tried Palmer’s, and within a week and a half I noticed results!”

22. A Gel That Helps Treat, And Prevent Acne

What sets this gel apart from other acne treatments? Not only is it non-comedogenic, but it also penetrates deep into your complexion to stop blemishes from forming in the first place. It also targets any inflamed pores, helping to quickly shrink them — and one clinical study even found that it provided up to 87% reduction in acne after 12 weeks.

23. The Chalkboard You Can Put Anywhere

Slap this chalkboard contact paper wherever you want — no, really. Wherever you want. It works great on cabinet doors in trendy kitchens, or even as an accent wall for kids to draw on. You could even get creative by putting it on a cheeseboard like you see above, though personally? I have it in my pantry as a place to write down grocery lists.

24. A Lip Balm That Protects Your Pout From The Sun

If you’re looking for a great daytime lip balm, this one from Christian Dior gives your pout a natural flush of color that isn’t too overpowering. SPF 10 protection keeps your lips safe from the sun — and reviewers loved how moist it made their lips feel. One even wrote that “I’m on my third tube of this, and it is the only lip balm I’ll ever buy as long as they keep making it.”

25. These Side Tables That Double As Storage Baskets

Add style and storage to any room with these basket side tables. They’re large enough to hold blankets and pillows, yet narrow enough that they’ll fit into tight spaces. And if you’re worried about how sturdy they are? Don’t be — each one can support up to 50 pounds.

26. A Big, Fluffy Area Rug That Won’t Break The Bank

An area rug can completely change any room for the better — and this one is fluffy, trendy, and affordable. The non-slip dots on the back keep it in place while you’re walking on it. And if you’re worried about cleaning? It easily washes clean with a damp rag and some mild soap.

27. The Mesh Bags That Save Your Lingerie In The Wash

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve opened my washer, only to discover my bras have spun into a tangled mess. These mesh bags will not only keep your bras separated — they’ll also save the hooks from getting stretched out or snagged. Plus, the zippers are even rustproof.

28. A Vitamin C Serum With Extra Hyaluronic Acid

Vitamin C is great for helping to brighten your complexion, and it can even help fade any sun spots that’ve popped up. But why buy this bottle in particular? For starters, it’s been fortified with hyaluronic acid to help lock moisture into dry complexions. It can also help fade acne scars — and reviewers raved about how they were able to see a difference after just a few weeks.

29. The Blanket That Really Cools You Down

You know how tons of blankets describe themselves as “cooling,” but they’re really only lightweight? This one is the exception. Specialized fibers work to draw your body’s heat away from you, working to keep you cool on hot summer nights. I was so impressed with how well it worked, I even went and bought a second king-sized one for my bed!

30. A Pillow That’ll Help You Cool Off At Night

Since you’re upgrading your bedding, you might as well grab this pillow while you’re at it. One side is filled with cooling gel, helping you beat the heat on warm summer nights, whereas the other is regular memory foam. And since the loft isn’t too high, it works great for back, and stomach sleepers.

We have to deal with maintaining our bodies, and let’s face it the older we get, the harder it becomes. Not only do our bodies do some gross things, they start hurting in places where we didn’t even know could get sore. And as part of adulting, well… we just have to damn well deal with it. I do a lot of my self-care at home because frankly who has the budget to spend on co-pay to be running to a specialist every time something has to be dealt with.

I’ve made a list of my top 30 personal maintenance gadgets and products that I regularly turn to treat me from top to tail. I promise this list won’t disappoint and there is something in there to solve most issues that you and your loved ones might need to tending to from the comfort of your own home. From callus removers to ensure that your feet are super smooth to bidet attachments tushies fresh to this ear wax remover kit which is guaranteed to dislodge gunk from your ear canal that never knew was there. The best part is that this list will have you putting cash back in your pocket as a result of the products you cart. You are so welcome!

We hope you find these handy products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We participate in affiliate programs and may get a share of the revenue from your purchase.

1. Dry and Scaly Feet? This Stainless Steel Callus Remover Will Leave Your Feet Soft As A Baby

My favorite part of a salon pedicure is when they remove your callouses. Now you can get baby soft feet from the comfort of your home with this Stainless Steel Callus Remover. Experiment to find the pressure that suits your personal preference and buff away until you are baby soft smooth. You can also use this little guy on dry or wet feet for great results.

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2. Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Creme Stops Splits, Chips and Cracks

Do you have soft nails that chip and peel? Apply this Hard As Hoof Nail Strengthening Creme before you go to bed at night and I guarantee your nails will grow and get stronger so they don’t chip as easily. I use this product every night before I go to bed. It is coconut scented and conditions your cuticles and nails with calcium, vitamins and hydrogenated jojoba oil.

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3. These No Splash Nail Cutters Scoop Up Cuttings For You

Nothing annoys me more than finding a pile of clipped nails. Even worse one of the pets knocks said pile over and it gets stuck in the carpet. Made from Japanese Surgical Grade Stainless Steel these No Splash Nail Cutters have a detachable nail catcher shell which scoops up the clippings. They are so durable the manufacturer claims they stay sharp for a decade!

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4. This Neck Hammock Provides Instant Relief for Aches and Pains

As you get older or if you have suffered an injury then you will know all too well about neck pain from pinched nerves, herniated or compressed discs. This Neck Hammock helps by gently cradling the neck and removing the pressure and weight of the head while correcting spine alignment. This portable device is easy to use and will give you immediate relief from pain as it gently stretches, relaxes and rejuvenates neck and shoulders.

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5. These High Waist Tummy Control Leggings Compliment Your Lady Lumps

We are working with gravity ladies. I’m a pear-shaped lady so I have some curves and I love a buttery-soft legging that is going to be comfortable yet firm to wear. These durable tights pair well with everything and have a sweat-wicking and quick dry design to boot. They even feature two big side pockets and one hidden pocket. There are 18 gorgeous colors to choose from so click to cart ladies.

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6. These Lavender Feet Masks Return Your Feet to Baby Soft

Do you want baby soft smooth feet? Try a set of these wearable Lavender Foot Masks designed to put on and wear like a sock. As you can see in the image. These are guaranteed to remove hardened, dead, callused skin to restore your feet to brand new. Warning though this process does make your feet shed for about one to two weeks. So I tend to do mine when it’s not the height of the warmer weather.

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7. These Casual Overalls Are the Perfect Solution

Look I know what you are thinking but these overalls are fantastic for hiding everything from legs that need a wax to ‘I had way to much cake with my coffee’ belly. They are adorable and feature adjustable straps and the baggy fit is casual yet practical. Made of stretch cotton denim they are super comfortable and easy to wash.

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8. This StriVectin Neck Cream is Better Than Surgery (and Cheaper Too!)

90% of users who try this StriVectin Tightening Lift Advanced Neck Cream report tightening on the neck line with regular use. This cream is a best seller for a reason and it contains some fancy technology called Gravitite-CF Lifting Complex. And that basically works to improve your skin’s elasticity whilst smoothing the appearance of horizontal neck lines and sagging.

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9. This Wunder2 HD Photo Finishing Powder is Necessary Selfie Artillery

This HD Photo Finishing Powder is a setting powder so if you dust it lightly over your makeup it will help you create the ultimate finish to your face without the use of a photo filter. I’m not joking. It works by absorbing camera flash back so you can be confident of the perfect flawless selfie, every, single, time.

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10. This RoC Retinol Night Serum is Necessary Selfie Artillery

These tiny capsules contain an overnight retinol treatment so intensive that 97% of users reported visibly reduced lines after one night’s use. It’s lightweight and works by drenching the skin improving the appearance of deep wrinkles, fine lines, dark circles, crow’s feet, uneven skin tone or dry skin. Those in the know will tell you that retinol is the only product that improves the signs of ageing.

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11. These Acupressure Sandals Relieve Everything from Back Pain to Migraines

I started to notice I suffered with sore arches in the mornings in my late 30s. The pain and stiffness was so bad some days I had trouble walking to the bathroom in the mornings. I keep my plantar fasciitis at bay by wearing these acupressure shoes for 10 to 20 minutes per day. Acupressure therapy has also been successful in relieving everything from lower back pain to migraines and arthritis. These shoes are embarrassing but boy do they work.

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12. This Brazillian Bum Bum Cream Has Earned Cult Status With Over 17K Reviews

Deliciously scented with cheriosa 62 fragrance this guarana powered body cream works by stimulating micro-circulation and users say it dramatically reduces the appearance of bumpy skin. With more than five times the amount of caffeine than coffee, this fast-absorbing body cream helps smooth and visibly tighten the appearance of skin.

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13. This Vornado Personal Air Fan Stops You and Your Makeup from Melting in a Heatwave

When it’s so dang hot and your face is melting. Whip start on this two-speed personal fan and get multi-directional airflow to maximise your personal comfort. Best part is that it has an adjustable head and a manual swivel base which allows you to direct the air where you need it most. Then when you are done just flip the head down and the fan is concealed. Oh! And did I mention it comes in the most adorable colors.

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14. This Earwax Remover Kit with HD Camera Will Save You Co-Pay Bills for Specialists

Who has the co-pay to visit your local specialist every time you get an ear ache? Not me. I got this gadget for ear wax removal for my family and I think it’s saved me hundreds. It works by syncing with your mobile device so you can safely start to check your ear and pick your ear wax. Yes I know, it’s so gross, but this device is brilliant because ear wax just glides out.

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15. These COSRX Acne Patches Will Prevent Scarring from Squeezing Pimples

These little pain free patches are the OG and the only way to reduce the appearance of blemishes. They work by penetrating the blemish with hydrocolloid which promotes the healing process. Cleanse the area and simply pop one of the 24 patches on the spot.

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16. This Leg Massager Will Improve Your Circulation and Reduce Pain

It’s a sad fact that getting old means that the days of good circulation are behind you. This amazing device will massage your feet and calves by using airbags to knead and stroke the tissues in your legs to provide relief from aches and pains. Using two massage modes which can be controlled by you this gadget will improve your circulation with regular use. I cannot do without mine.

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17. This Electric Dental Flosser Will Reduce Your Dentist Bills for Life

This amazing water powered flosser will clean away 99.9% of stains more than of traditional brushing or flossing will ever do. It’s particularly useful for anyone with braces, implants or crowns. Choose the mode that best suits your needs and all you need is two minutes and the job will be done. Leaving your mouth fresher than ever.

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18. This Brace Posture Corrector is Your Key to Being Pain Free

I have an injured rotator cuff which means to cope with the pain I naturally now slump. I came across this posture corrector and the 20 000 reviews were so brilliant I thought I would give it a go. This device works by properly aligning your posture, as it takes pressure off of key areas, alleviating back, neck, shoulder and clavicle pain. Start by wearing it for 5-10 minutes per day then raise the time to an hour or two at a time. You will notice that you stand taller and look you very best self.

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19. Stressed Trying Tracking Down Keys? Problem Solved with the Orbit Key Finder

I dont know about you, but I am forever searching for keys. This handy little gadget saves you putting your back out reaching down the back of your sofa searching for your keys. Linked to your smart phone when your keys are in range you can activate a tune until you find them. The Orbit Premium Key Tracker has in-built GPS so if you misplace your keys then you can track them down easily. Give your memory a break and let the app do the rest.

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20. Manage Excessive Sweating or High Temperatures with These Cooling Towels

Great for all activities where you perspire or just fighting the heat. These high density cooling towels magically chill instantly. Simply soak them, wring out and snap it, just a few seconds the Chill towel will keep cooling for several hours and reactivate the chilling by repeating the steps. Safe to use on all ages and reusable.

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21. Dramatically Reduce the Appearance of Dark Spots With This Ena Skin Serum

With over 10K positive reviews on Amazon this Ena Skin Dark Spot Corrector Serum has reached cult beauty status. It is formulated with skin tone correcting technology including 4-Butylresorcinol, Kojic Acid, Lactic Acid, Salicylic Acid, and Morinda Citrifolia extract. Apply all over your face day and night to significantly reduce the look of dark spots, sun spots, post acne marks, dullness and redness.

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22. This Jack Black Bump Fix Puts an End to Painful Razor Bumps

This Jack Black Bump Fix reduces razor bumps, helps treat acne blemishes and acne-prone skin. It works by using an oil-free solution that helps put an end to painful razor bumps. It also acts as a superior astringent for oily and acne-prone skin.

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23. This Easy to Install Bidet Attachment Ensures a Fresh Tushy

This Bidet attachment is super easy to install and will ensure that you a skid mark free household. It is super easy to use with a knob to control the switch and adjust the water pressure and another for bidet washing and nozzle self-cleaning function.

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24. This Microneedle Derma Roller for Glowing Skin and Anti-Aging Care

This Microneedling Derma Roller has over 20K reviews and is your best defence for anti-ageing. It’s super easy to use – apply with gentle pressure to to cleansed skin. This roller is great for those trying to target acne scars, large pores, and wrinkles. In salon micro needling sessions can cost thousands and this device allows you to get professional results in the comfort of your home. Your skin will instantly luminous with a youthfully vibrant glow.

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25. These Surgical Tweezers for Ingrown Hairs and Splinters

These Surgical Tweezers have an ultra strong grip to effortlessly remove the smallest individual hairs or any foreign objects imbedded under your skin. The precision tip is brilliant when it comes to ingrown hairs as they easily spring out the hair with their tight grip.

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26. The Original TagBand Removers for Skin Tag Removal at Home

These Original Tag Band Removers will save you the expense of Co-Pay and a trip to the specialist to remove skin tags. Safe and effective they work by lancing your skin tag and after a few days it will go discolored and drop right off.

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27. These Deodorant Wipes are Perfect for Keeping Fresh On-the-Go

These Deodorant Wipes are the perfect companion for when you are on-the-go or travelling. This 30-pack tucks neatly into a purse, backpack or car for freshening up even when you are out and about. Great for sensitive skin and free of harsh chemicals including parabens, phthalates, SLS, mineral oil and petrolatum, as well as sulfate-free, cruelty free and 100% vegan.

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28. This Tongue Scraper Removes White Coating Build-Up Which Causes Bad Breath

This Tongue Scraper is the most amazing addition to my daily routine and I use it every morning. One or two scrapes gets rid of the white gunk on my tongue that causes dreaded morning breath. This device puts you one more step forward in your at home routine for better oral hygiene. Made from 100% medical grade and non-toxic material the scraper is not naturally susceptible to rust or mold, making it super durable and easy to clean – just put it in a dishwasher or opt for gentle hand wash.

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29. This Pill Organizer Will Keep You From Missing Medication

This Pill Organizer is absolutely brilliant. I often forget to take a dose of my medication and since I got this box it’s never happened again. Clearly marked. Fill it up at the beginning of the week and off you go. I also got one for my elderly parents who were getting a big forgetful and having trouble tracking their blood pressure tablets.

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30. Never Sacrifice an Indoor Plant Again With This Self-Watering Pot

This self-watering pot has saved so many green friends lives in my house I really owe a debt of gratitude to the manufacturer. Each pot has a water reservoir at the bottom and the planter pot goes on top. There is an absorbent cotton rope constantly draining excess water through drainage grids. This means you can’t over water or under hydrate your plants with soggy or rotten roots. With 0.4 gallon water capacity this means I can leave plants for weeks without watering them.

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