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    33 Products To Solve Your Grossest Warm Weather Problems

    Sweaty foot blisters are no match for these beloved wickaway socks.

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    1. A nontoxic, family-friendly outdoor/indoor bug zapper so you can camp or chill out on the patio all summer long without waking up the next morning with bites all over your body realizing you weren't just eating dinner outside, you *were* something's dinner outside. This works on mosquitoes, flies, stinkbugs, moths, *and* gnats by attracting them and zapping them both inside and out of the home. 

    A blue lit up cylinder shaped bug zapper with a handle on top
    dead stinkbugs and moths in a tray

    Promising review: "Within 10 minutes of plugging this baby in (during the day I might add!), we heard our first BUZZZZZ! Within an hour and many more buzzes, things got quiet! And our house was finally free of flies! They have been out of control INSIDE OUR HOUSE this year. We live in Florida, so we are used to mosquitoes and flies, but it's been so bad! We've tried numerous things outside, but somehow they still come in! We don't leave food out EVER, so it's not like counters etc. aren't clean. They are! But the flies have been driving us nuts! After four days, I now just turn it on in the evening for a couple of hours, and I hear several buzzes, then the house is clear. The flies love the light! They come from far and near to investigate it! The machine is quiet until it zaps! But it truly works! There are no chemicals or smells. It's safe to have around — much safer than having flies buzzing around! I hope it lasts a long time! But for now, it's at the top of the list for 'best purchases of the year'!" —BarbR

    Get it from Amazon for $33.29.  

    2. Plus an effective, no-effort fruit fly trap for anyone who is sick and tired of trying out time-consuming strategies to avoid the extra flying roommates (pay rent, why don't you??). Each of these traps lasts up to 45 days, so you'll finally get some peace in your kitchen once and for all. 

    A small red apple shaped trap
    The trap open to reveal dead fruit flies inside

    Promising review: "Our home was infested with fruit flies. As a household of minimal fresh produce and a mostly nitrate rich menu, we were confused and horrified when these tiny, evil monsters took over our house. These apple jobs are LEGIT. Within an hour or less they had captured a good amount of flies. I just bought more." —MotherofChaos

    Get a pack of two from Amazon for $5.88

    3. A handy as heck sunburn soother you'll probably want to stock up on now to have on hand this summer — it's made with aloe and coconut oil to hydrate skin and gently relieve pain from the sun's unforgiving rays within just a few hours.

    Psst — a lot of reviewers mentioned this also helped prevent peeling and itching!

    Promising review: "I ordered this two weeks ago after seeing rave reviews. So grateful I did. Yesterday I got the worst burn. It was unbelievable. I applied this four times over 24 hours. When I woke up this morning it was a lot better and has just gotten increasingly better throughout the day. The burn is mostly faded, and the pain is so much better. I hope to never burn this badly again, but I will be stockpiling this lotion all the same." —Carolina G.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.52.

    4. A lawn dog spot repair treatment so your grass can look as spiffy and green as it did before Fido decided to spend the summer marking their territory by peeing in the same parched spots over ... and over ........ and over again. Reviewers notice results within *days*! 

    before pic of dying grass
    after pic of grass all green and restored

    Promising review: "We purchased this to fill some patches in our backyard that were damaged by our puppy. This seed works like a charm. The one caveat is that you really do have to water it a bit every day. Once it takes off though, it grows pretty quickly! Within one week of planting this, we had one-inch long grass blades. One month later, all the patches are gone. Highly recommended!" —Jessica N. 

    Get it from Amazon for $16.99+ (available in multiple sizes). 

    5. A delightful little tool called the Bug Bite Thing that suctions on all kinds of bug bites to reduce swelling, itchiness, and redness.

    A BuzzFeed editor's arm with a bite on it
    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    This works on mosquitoes, bees, wasps, biting flies, sea lice, and more (although TBH, if this list of bugs gets any longer I may just stay indoors forever!!).

    Promising review: "I bought this because I saw it on TikTok, and have been having issues with mosquito bites. Used it a few time to relieve itchiness and I am convinced it works! Have been recommending it to my family and friends.  Read the directions and follow them carefully. Don't use this on your face or neck, or other sensitive areas. Don't do a lot of suction, just a little bit. And do it a few times if needed. Great invention!" —Joe

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95+ (available in three colors). 

    6. An enzyme-based laundry stain remover that works its magic in one wash to help you instantly get rid of all that discolored dried sweat and deodorant residue in the armpits of your favorite summer clothes.

    Puracy is a Texas-based, family-owned small business specializing in plant-based, chemical-free, hypoallergenic home products, with a donation made to local families in need with a portion of every purchase. 

    Psst — this spray also does a number on all those other miscellaneous stains in your life, like wine, coffee, soy sauce, makeup, and period blood! I recently bought this to test it for myself, and can attest to how well it works to get period blood out even after you've tried something else. I stained a pair of beloved bright-blue bike shorts in my sleep and tried to get it out with soap and water, but the stain was still there when it came out of the wash. I treated it with this, stuck it back in the wash, and BOOM, it's like it never happened (I panicked before I could get a before and after, please forgive me, laundry gods).

    Promising review: "I initially used this on the armpit sweat stains of my workout clothes. After a single wash, with two rinses as recommended, the stains were gone. I then used them on some dress shirts with hideous deodorant stains. GONE! The shirts are now in pristine condition and I don't have to throw them away. This product is amazing. I had used oxy clean previously, but it had the tendency to discolor my shirts. I've used this on red, blue, black, and orange shirts. No stains after washing and no bleeding or fading of color." —Kimmy D

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+ (available in two sizes).

    7. A hands-free portable neck fan you can charge with a USB to prevent getting mopped with sweat all summer, because you know what?? Staying cool is the new fashion and fans are the hottest accessory.

    It has three speeds to choose from and also lights up, making you more visible at night. Reviewers note that you should definitely put your hair in a ponytail (but that it's easy to unsnag if it gets caught).

    Promising review: "I took this on vacation to a tropical vacation and it was the smartest move ever. It looks like headphones so no one looks at you weird, and the airflow is great. They have rolling blackouts here but I have not skipped one beat. I pop on my fan and keep it breezy. I have also used it while applying my makeup so I don't start sweating before it sets. I take this thing all over the island and people ask where I got it once they figure out it's a fan. Plus the light makes me feel a little safer if I'm still outside during night time. I love the convenience of the charger but I've used it continuously for two hours so far and the battery held up just fine. The places you can take this and stay cool are just amazing. BUY THIS!" —Tiarra Reyes

    Get it from Amazon for $12.99+ (available in five colors).

    8. Plus a truly multi-talented set of cooling towels you can use to beat the sweaty heat — all you have to do is wet these and they get chilly, perfect for draping on your head, neck, or other overheated areas. Once the chill runs out you can wet them again to get it back!  

    Promising review: "I saw these recommended on a TikTok for disabled people who can't regulate their temperature in the heat, and omg, was it worth buying them. You just add cold water and it's like an ice pack without the burning of the ice. They worked great for cooling my arm after the Covid shot! Excited to use them all summer!" —Muirgen Neal

    Get a set of four for $18.99+ (available in 13 color combos). 

    9. Bissell multipurpose carpet and upholstery cleaner that has a *MAJOR* fan following of parents and pet owners — this compact, super portable powerhouse uses warm water and a special formula to make all your gross summer stains from grass, mud, pet accidents, and all your other home-related shenanigans look like they never even happened. 

    Each cleaner comes with a trial size of Bissell's Spot & Stain Formula, which is also available on Amazon for $12.99

    Promising review: "Yep! TikTok made me buy it and I loved it. Looked for it online, and on Walmart they were about $150 for some reason?? Got it here, and I am LOVING IT. Things definitely look cleaner. Spots on my carpet are gone, and my car seats look brand new for the first time since I bought it! Directions are easy. Just a heads up, MAKE SURE TO USE WARM WATER. if you leave water in it and it gets cold, it's not as effective, so just follow instructions and it should be wonderful!" —Carlos 

    Get it from Amazon for $123.59 (available in two styles).

    10. A reviewer-beloved cooling mattress pad for anyone who runs HOT at night and is looking for some sweet, sweet relief before they yet again wake up drenched in sweat playing the role of Human Sauna. 

    The white mattress pad stretched firm on a mattress
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Unbeknownst to me, my wife decided to replace our mattress with the hardest slab of concrete on which I've ever had to sleep. I ordered this cover hoping for a tiny bit of relief. From the first night it exceeded all my hopes and dreams, I was able to sleep again, it doesn't slip off even with my tossing and turning, and it stays cool. This mattress cover probably saved my marriage. Thank you!" —michael ervin

    Get it from Amazon for $39.90+ (available in sizes Twin–California King). 

    11. Plus a set of satin pillowcases that not only have a cooling effect, but are soft on your skin and create less friction for your hair so it won't get as sweaty or tangled while you sleep.

    A model hugging a pillow with a black satin case
    Reviewer's hair before using the pillow with less volume, and after using it with more

    Promising review: "My hair has never been better! I got this because of TikTok and it has done wonders for my hair. My hair isn’t frizzy or dull looking when I get up in the morning." —Aaron Key

    Get a set of two from Amazon for $8.06+ (available in 22 colors and four sizes).

    12. A set of moisture-wicking exercise socks to keep your feet cool and help prevent painful blisters on long, sweaty days — reviewers especially love the tab in the back for extra heel protection. 

    The white socks modeled on feet
    Amazon

    Promising review: "Great running socks! I got these for the tab in the back that fits high enough in my running shoes to eliminate blisters. These definitely handle moisture, even in the Florida heat." —Leslie Cornwall

    Get a pack of six from Amazon for $14.95+ (available in five color combos and sizes S-XL).

    13. A DEET-free plant-based bug repellent to repel mosquitos for up to six hours *without* repelling all the humans in your general vicinity, because unlike other popular repellents, this has a lovely lemon eucalyptus smell.

    Promising review: "This stuff works fantastic. It lasts for hours and no chemical smell. It has a definite lemon smell but not like a furniture polish lemon smell. I had no bites and I was out for about three hours. Bugs didn't bug me at all and it has no DEET. You would need to reapply if you're getting in and out of the water so just keep that in mind. Mosquitoes LOVE me so if it works on me, then it should work on anyone." —Gina Central

    Get it from Amazon for $9.97+ (available in two sizes).

    14. An appropriately named "Butt Be Dry," which is basically a lightweight fanny pack that unfurls into a small waterproof, mud-proof tarp for your tush, so you can park it wherever you need. Basically, wet benches and muddy grass at parks or sporting events just became free sitting game again.

    A model sitting on a blue small tarp on a wet bench
    Butt Be Dry

    Butt Be Dry is a New York-based small business established in 2012 that specializes in roll-up belts made with lightweight waterproof material.

    Psst — this is also great for diaper changes in a pinch!

    Promising review: "This is awesome! It is wonderfully made and serves a great purpose. It arrived promptly on Monday and Tuesday I used it on a hike up Tiger Mountain in Washington State. We got to the top and there was snow on the benches; I was able to easily sit down and enjoy my lunch with my hiking buddy. Cool product — thanks!" —Lee

    Get it from Butt Be Dry on Etsy for $19.99 (available in nine colors).

    15. An oatmeal paw butter for your furry friend whose paws might be a little dry or cracked from the summer heat and need some relief. Pet owners have mentioned in the reviews that they've noticed improvements on scabs and dryness from the first use!  

    a dog's paw dry without the butter on it and moisturized with it on
    A container of paw butter

    Promising review: "One of my puppers is a super-athlete who lives to go for walks and on runs. She is about 9 now and the vet gave her a stellar bill of health save one thing: her pads were getting really rough and worn from paved trails and city walks and this may be uncomfortable, especially as summer comes and pavement heats up. I was skeptical about any kind of balm as I figured that it would leave a mess on my floors or one/both dogs would just lick it off their feet. No problems whatsoever, and after a single application, both dogs' pads are really soft and supple. Hopefully the dogs can feel the difference. I can surely see it and feel it. Also, the balm smells like oatmeal cookies, so bonus for that." —LRL

    Get it from Amazon for $9.50

    16. A set of popular wickaway sweatbands for a quick fix to stop the sweat from stinging your eyes (or worse, from leaking sunscreen into your eyes).

    A reviewer in a gray sweatband
    A reviewer photo showing the 10 colors the sweatbands come in

    Promising review: "Amazing quality! These are super soft and keep your head cool when working out! I couldn’t believe how well they work at wicking away moisture and staying cool! They came in a super nice box that will help me to not lose them — like I’m prone to. The colors are cute and the headbands aren’t too tight at all! They have nice stretch to them if you have a larger head. This is one of the best purchases I’ve ever made on Amazon! I’m so glad I bought these!" —Gypsigirl213

    Get a set of ten from Amazon for $15.99.

    17. A pair of popular quick-dry water shoes to keep your feet from burning or getting beaten up all summer — reviewers love these for everything from walking on rockier beaches to kayaking to washing their cars. They're flexible and comfy like a sock, but protective against nefarious objects like sharp rocks and stray Legos.

    Reviewer image of black formfitting water shoes on feet
    Reviewer showing grippers on the bottom of the shoe

    Promising review: "I bought these shoes a couple years ago before a river hike. UM THESE ARE AWESOME. They lasted a long time and the only reason I bought these yellow ones were because I wanted a new color, haha. My older pair did start to wear out in the toes from scraping them on rocks and such when hiking but still no holes in them. These shoes feel like socks but with enough of a sole that you can walk on gravel with no problem. It really is like walking barefoot. Also, these are the only water shoes that I have worn that do NOT let a bunch of debris into the shoe making you constantly have to take it off to empty it or just deal with the irritant. You can play on the beach with minimal sand stuck between your toes. Thoroughly impressed by that. So with that, I do recommend if you are a half size to size down so they are snug, otherwise the sock like ability to keep stuff out might not work so well." —Samantha Lindsay

    Get it from Amazon for $8.68+ (available in seven sizes and 38 colors).

    18. A Vanicream clinical strength anti-perspirant perfect for people with sensitive skin who work up a sweat — this is made free of dyes, parabens, and formaldehyde, *plus* is completely unscented, so it's basically like an invisible sweat shield that won't irritate your skin. 

    hand holding white deodorant tube
    Amazon

    Promising review: "I recently developed a serious reaction to antiperspirants. My underarms would break out in a horrible, painful red rash. So I tried different 'natural deodorants.' They did not break out my underarms, but they didn't really work! So I tried Vanicream after reading several reviews. IT WORKS!! My underarms don't break out, and it works as well as any antiperspirant/deodorant on the market. After my first order, I ordered two more. Couldn't be more relieved and happy to find this product!!" —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.46+ (available in two sizes).

    19. A foot file to remove calluses and hard or cracked skin you can get from the heat with some gentle, pain-free rubbing. It works whether your feet are dry or wet at the time, and will leave your heels feeling gloriously soft.

    Promising review: "I am in my 40s and prone to calluses due to lots of walking, genetics, and perhaps not wearing the right footwear. I can't believe I've been wasting my time with tiny files and pumice stones (which is why I have almost never bothered in four decades). This file effortlessly takes the calluses right off. The flakes fall into the trash — I used it dry — with nothing stuck. Not like a cheese grater. I've been lazy about reviewing products recently, but I had to praise this right after trying it. Be gentle when you use this. Very little force needed." —solid oak

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    20. A facial cooling spray for some sweeeeet, sweet and immediate relief when you start feeling less like a human and more like cookie dough melting in an oven. 

    Promising review: "It's great for calming sensitive skin, sunburn, any type of skin irritation, cooling down from being overheated (put it in the fridge for a while and it feels AMAZING) or even just setting your makeup if it's looking too matte. If you have rosacea, then it's a miracle product and you should buy this immediately. Recommended it to my mother, who was experiencing hot flashes due to menopause and she loves it too. You won't regret it." —SP077

    Get it from Amazon for $8.10+ (available in three sizes).

    21. Plus a facial ice roller you can stash in the fridge or freezer to help with all *kinds* of miscellaneous summer annoyances, like sunburns, overheating, and heat-induced migraines. 

    Reviewer using the ice roller on their face
    Reviewer holding ice roller to their face

    Promising review: "I was skeptical about this product. I wasn't sure how it was much different than rolling any other frozen thing on your body. I'm beyond pleasantly surprised. I've used it for sinus pain, migraines, swollen neck glands, under-eye circles/bags, inflamed acne, TMJ pain, etc. Not to mention, when I used it on my face, it leaves my skin feeling tight and wakes me up in the mornings. It also stays cold for forever but never sweats or leaves water behind. It's like magic. I also bought one for my mom who suffers from nerve damage in her arms and legs. I think it'll really help when she has bad pain days." —Jessica McRee

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99+ (available in nine colors).

    22. A bottle of Tend Skin Solution to help take care of painful razor bumps, ingrown hair, and razor burn you might get if you happen to be shaving some areas in the summer that you didn't pay much mind to in winter. 

    Promising review: "After many years of razor burn on my face/neck, I finally broke down and bought this per a friend's recommendation. I have sensitive skin and had given up hope that anything could help. This totally changed my outlook on shaving. My neck especially would be the worst. I dab it on immediately after I rinse and dry, post-shave. It does burn a bit but that goes away pretty quickly. Totally worth it to not have razor burn/bumps anymore. I only apply it once after shaving even though the directions recommend repeat applications the following day. Go ahead and purchase, you won't be disappointed!" —bill nye

    Get it from Amazon for $17.79+ (available in two sizes).

    23. A stick of Body Glide anti-chafing balm you can apply between your thighs or under your bra to avoid all that skin irritation in ~hot spots~ you get from hanging out in the heat.

    A model applying the balm to their inner thigh
    Model applying it under their bra
    Amazon

    I swear by this to the point where if I can't find it in the morning of a summer run, I just won't go out, LOLOL. My boobs chafe SO BADLY under my sports bra bands, no matter what kind I'm wearing, but putting on a tiny bit of this before I leave works like a charm. Absolutely no more friction and no more going "OW OW OW" in the shower because my literal boob wounds were stinging.

    Promising review: "This was a TikTok buy and it was worth it. Highly recommend it. It does the work. Long lasting and not sticky at all." —EBATL

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in three sizes and also in packs of two).

    24. An allergy relief rollerball made with a blend of grapeseed, tea tree oil, and lemon oil that may help ease summer allergy symptoms when your regular solutions aren't quite cutting it. Excuse you very MUCH, pollen.

    Small black rollerballs with different purposes, including an allergy relief one
    Soulistic Root/Etsy

    Soulistic Root is a Colorado-based, woman-owned Etsy shop established in 2018 that specializes in bath, beauty, and lifestyle products that are natural, nontoxic, cruelty-free, and environmentally friendly.

    Promising review: "This allergy relief is amazing. I haven’t taken my allergy medication in five days, only using this relief a few times throughout the day under my nose. Smells really nice and no more sneezing attacks... so glad I got it! Thank you so much!!!" —haniavega

    Get it from Soulistic Root on Etsy for $13.50.

    25. An air purifier with a true HEPA filter *and* a UV light sanitizer that did not come here to play, particularly not in the summer — reviewers swear by this for dealing with smoke from wildfires to high pollen counts to seasonal allergies, but this reusable filter also traps dust, odors, and pet dander to help you breathe easier.

    The black standing air purifier in a reviewer's home
    The filter before and after, showing all the particles it picked up

    Check out our full review of the GermGuardian air purifier for more deets!

    Promising review: "We bought three of these units a couple years ago when the wildfires on our coast sent smoke and bad air quality up our way. It wasn't feasible to keep the windows closed 24/7 in the middle of summer. Not only did they work well for this purpose we also noticed a reduction in allergic symptoms from seasonal allergies, food/cooking smells went away within minutes and when we repurposed one of the units for the spare bathroom where my husband smokes and uses vaporizers the filters worked overtime to clean the air. On a fresh prefilter with a HEPA that isn't spent you can't even tell he smokes in there, and the stuff it collects is fascinatingly disgusting, lol. In this unit we change the filters much more frequently to keep that level of cleaning up and we DO cut our own filters to fit based on several other reviewers' suggestions. Such a great value for the price." —FriendlyShopper

    Get it from Amazon for $99.99 (available in two colors and also in a pack of two).