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    38 Products To Help You Unwind After A Stressful School Or Work Day

    Vacation season is coming to an end, so it's best to prepare for the upcoming stress now.

    1. Dr. Teal’s Foaming Bath with Pure Epsom Salt to nourish your skin and calm your mind. In case you didn't know, a relaxing lavender bubble bath is always a good call. Just add a glass of wine to the mix and you've got the perfect end to your day.

    A reviewer showing their feet in a bubble bath
    A reviewer showing a size comparison with her hand and the product bottle

    This lavender bubble bath from Dr. Teal's is a clear fan favorite with over 40,000 5-star ratings on Amazon! It's great for adults, kids, those with sensitive skin, and more.

    Promising reviews: "Just wow. I wanted to take my first bubble bath. Glad I went with Dr. Teal's. The bubbles were long lasting and the smell was great. My body smelt amazing and super smooth. Can’t wait for another bath. You won’t be disappointed. Promise." —Fabian

    "I will never not use this again! I’d like to point out that my kids are allergic to almost everything you can imagine with the most sensitive skin I’ve ever seen, and they have zero issues with this." —Erica_Vera_Books

    Get it from Amazon for $6.79.

    2. And a bath caddy tray because there's nothing better than a glass of wine (or tea!) and a good book. (Or Netflix!) However you relax, this caddy can handle it all while you simply lay back and enjoy.

    Reviewer photo of bathtub caddy in bathroom
    Reviewer photo of bathtub caddy in bathroom

    Royal Craft Wood is a family-owned small business that produces practical, durable, and aesthetically pleasing household pieces and decor. 

    Promising Review: "My husband works from home and does a LOT of work from the bathtub (lucky him!). This fits his mug of tea, cell phone, and laptop perfectly! I was worried because our tub is attached to the wall and there is not a lot of tub edge on the wall side, but this fits very securely. He even has room for a book on one side. There is a removable tray for you to lay your cell or a book in. It also looks very stylish." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $34.17+ (available in 11 colors and styles).

    3. A pair of happy face slippers that'll put a smile on your face and keep your feet nice and toasty. These lightweight cuties have a soft plush inside and outside, with an anti-slip rubber sole.

    model wearing black slippers
    a model holds up the slippers, showing the tan insole
    Amazon, Amazon

    P.S. These slippers come with an adorable pair of matching socks!

    Promising review: "I’ve been on the hunt for some cozy and comfy house shoes for months because I’m picky. Wanted something cute, practical, affordable, and with reviews I could believe. I stumbled on this listing a month before I finally decided to just buy them. Honestly, I was worried they wouldn’t fit. BUT they do 🥹 and the socks they come with are the cutest + they’re super soft. The rubber sole also has good grip and I don’t slide across my wood floors." —Jazzmine

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in women's sizes 5–11.5 and 15 colors/patterns).

    4. An ultra-trendy tie-dye loungewear jogger set because the combination of bright colors and comfy clothes will definitely put you in a good mood. The pants have pockets (yay!) and an elastic waistband, while the top is a warm long-sleeve crewneck.

    reviewer in the pink set
    another reviewer in grey/white

    FYI, this set is included in Prime Wardrobe so you can give it a trial run if you're a member!

    Promising reviews: "This is very comfy and great to lounge around the house in!" —Chrissy Perkins

    "This is the most comfortable thing I've ever worn!!! I love it! I never thought I'd spend this much money on pajamas...I'm too cheap when it comes to clothing...But there were so many glowing reviews I had to try...To my surprise, they fit and feel wonderful! The colors are vibrant, very soft, somewhat stretchy but not too much, wash and dry with no shrinkage, and next to no wrinkles after sitting in the laundry basket. Well worth the extra price! Who'da thunk it? :)" —Amazon Customer

    Get the set from Amazon for $37.99 (available in women's sizes S–XL and in 15 colors).

    5. A pack of Dermal Korea Collagen sheet masks if your sensitive skin needs some lovin'. It includes masks like aloe to hydrate and charcoal to sooth and repair. And with 16 in a pack, that's less than a dollar for each mask. Yasss 💸

    an array of sheet masks
    a reviewer wearing the white sheet mask and holding the packaging up to their face

    Promising review: "These masks are amazing!!! Having 'ice pick' scars leftover from acne I was told that I'd have to pay for expensive laser therapy because the body can't produce enough collagen to heal deep scars. I've been using these masks for two months and I've seen SIGNIFICANT reduction in my scars. They are almost completely gone!" —Shaun

    Make sure to checkout BuzzFeed's full review on these collagen sheet masks too!

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $11.99.

    6. A Smoko taco-shaped heating pad to ensure you stay comfortable, without the aches and muscle pains caused by the daily grind. This little guy is filled with flax seed grains and lavender for an extra relaxing aroma.

    a model laying down with the plush toy
    Urban Outfitters

    Simply microwave the pouch inside for one minute to keep you warm — that's it!

    Promising reviews: "Great for muscle pains and for those who menstruate. Plus it's cute and super soft! My partner even loves to use it for their athletic pains, too!" —Percyx

    "This is a lifesaver! I also have PCOS and this is so nice to carry around with me while I lounge! I love this!" —imhotleavemealone

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $19.99 (originally $36; available in three styles).

    7. The NanoSteamer 3-in-1 Facial Steamer that'll really help unclog your pores — aka unclog all of the stress you had to deal with throughout the day. If you're in need of some at-home spa time say "aye!"

    A reviewer shares the facial steamer at work
    A reviewer uses the facial steamer with a towel over their head

    The NanoSteamer comes with a five-piece blemish and blackhead extractor kit in addition to the facial steamer to help you really get all the dirt that's stuck in your pores. Oh and the facial steamer doubles as a humidifier and a towel warmer, too!

    Promising review: "It takes only seconds to produce steam and I can do it wherever I choose (not just the kitchen table like with the pot of boiling water). My favorite things to do after steaming are mud masks or sheet masks. They work 10 times better after steaming than alone...Aside from skincare, it is great for head colds and stuffy noses. I keep a second one reserved as the family 'de-stuffer.'" —Laura

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    8. A heated shiatsu foot massager complete with six massage heads, 18 rotating massager nodes, and a pair of very satisfied feet (yours).

    Promising review: "I absolutely love this foot massager! I'm a nurse and surely can't get to a spa to get my feet massaged every day but I don't need to now! For the price of one massage I can now COME home every day after work and ease my knotted up feet and feel SO MUCH BETTER. If you are on the fence about buying don't be, I assure this is an awesome product!" —Barb

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99 (available in three colors).

    9. A five-pack of Patchology Chill Mode under-eye patches infused with things like sativa seed oil and natural tea leaves to calm, moisturize, and nourish stressed-out skin.

    a model wears the eye patches and holds up the green packaging it came in
    Patchology

    Patchology is a small biz skincare brand with products made to make self-care easier and more accessible. 

    Promising reviews: "I'm pampered and hooked. My esthetician introduced me to Pathology and I absolutely feel in love with the different eye products. They are so relaxing and they WORK. Affordable. It's like a mini pamper session." —Nicole

    "I keep these eye gels in my fridge, and in the morning while I'm getting my breakfast together, I pop 'em on. Five minutes later, eye bags are gone and wrinkles have faded into the background. I vow to ALWAYS have these on hand and ready to refresh my peepers!" —Hanna

    Get a five-pack from straight from Patchology or from Amazon for $15.

    10. A best selling cotton weighted blanket because it promotes better sleep and is basically just a calming hug when you need one. It's filled with natural glass beads on the inside for weighted pressure that some reviewers say helps with insomnia and anxiety.

    A model under a light grey quilted blanket
    Amazon

    Read more about the effects of weighted blankets at Cleveland Clinic

    Promising review: "I bought this as a gift for my wife a few weeks ago — she was very skeptical when she opened the box and took it out, but since then she has used it every night and she absolutely loves it! It does help her relax and sleep better." —Max G

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in 17 weights/sizes and 25 colors).

    11. Or a cozy Barefoot Dreams throw blanket if you prefer something nice and fluffy! You can use it to keep warm while hanging on the couch, and also use it as decor because it's just that dang cute. 

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    two leopard print blankets on a bench
    Barefoot Dreams, Nordstrom

    Promising reviews: "The best blanket. Amazingly soft, and super stretchy! This blanket is big, my partner and I can share it on opposite sides of our couch." —htxcatxdad

    "This blanket feels like butter, it’s extremely soft. It’s surprisingly long and will cover a queen bed. I was on the fence because of the price but it definitely lived up to it’s hype.KarenAmor

    Get it from Nordstrom for $147 (available in four solid colors and multiple leopard print options). 

    Reviews agree the OG Barefoot Dreams throw is *amazing* and well worth the price, but if the total is too hefty for ya, Amazon has a great cheaper-yet-similar option for under $50!

    12. An adult coloring book complete with 45 pages of calming patterns specifically created to encourage stress relief.

    the coloring books laying closed beside colored pencils and a succulent
    a reviewer shows a finished page colored in marker

    Make sure to get a vibrant set of colored pencils too! These bestsellers are only $11.99 for a pack of 50.

    Promising reviews: "This has instantly became my favorite! Different levels of detailing from page to page so that you have options to fit your mood. Pages thick enough to use gel pens and not bleed through to the next page. LOTS of pages, so many to choose from. Book has easily two to three times more pages than other books I've bought. Interesting, different patterns." —Cindy B.

    "I love this coloring book. It really works to lower stress...I have anxiety and ADD and this really helps calm me down and keep me occupied for an extended period so I can relax and regroup. I keep it in my backpack so that I can have it readily accessible no matter where I go...It provides a focused activity to keep your mind busy [and] there is a sense of accomplishment when you finish a page and make something beautiful." —John Tkalcich

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95.

    13. Fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs literally designed to help you relax. This pack of 12 has relaxing concoctions like Zen (made with jasmine and sandalwood) and Bliss (made with citrus, raspberry, and vanilla).

    a reviewer carrying case of colorful fizzy aromatherapy bath bombs
    A reviewer holding a bath bomb while relaxing in a colorful bath

    Bubbly Belle is a small business with tons of essential oils and bath bombs that'll take your bath to the next level.

    Promising review: "I have been using bath bombs for years. I was really impressed at the quality of the bath bomb itself too (I used Heal tonight) and I love that this uses natural essential oils. This bomb gave me the most serene experience and they are HUGE! You really can't beat it!" —Heather H

    Get 12-pack from on Amazon for $24.95+ (available in two sizes).