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    19 Strangely Soothing Products That Will Help Calm You Down

    Calming desk toys, meditative jewelry, soothing aromatherapies, and more stress-busting products that will have your back when you need a quick fix for anxiety.

    We hope you love the products we recommend! All of them were independently selected by our editors. Just so you know, BuzzFeed may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page if you decide to shop from them. Oh, and FYI — prices are accurate and items in stock as of time of publication.

    1. A Tibetan singing bowl, so you can create your own meditative tones in the palm of your hand.

    Promising review: "I've always wanted one and since I've returned to work after having to take a break for my health, I decided to treat myself. I love this little singing bowl. The sound is so nice and it's very easy to use. Perfect for my meditation and self care routine. Really helps me to recenter when my pain levels throw me out of whack." —Leon

    Read a BuzzFeed writer's full review of these babies here!

    Get it from Amazon for $26.99.

    2. A mini journal that will be there for you when insomnia has you in its grip.

    Promising review: "This is surprisingly helpful for my anxiety. If I wake up in the middle of the night I write down whatever popped in my head that woke me up and how there's nothing I can do about it at 3:37 a.m. so might as well go back to sleep. It's weird, but it helps." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    3. A scalp massager to send tingles down your spine (but in a good way, not in a horror-movie way).

    Promising review: "My 8-year-old gets headaches from time to time (he grinds his teeth at night), and one night on a whim I tried this medicine-free tension-relaxing head massager on him and he loved it. It's actually oddly awesome and tingly. Great for me and my anxiety as well! It's well made, and works great." —Karen A. Dawes

    Get it from Amazon for $5.45+ (available in six colors).

    4. A set of mini cinder blocks so you can take a break from your usual worries and worry about the construction of your tiny desk city instead.

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    Promising review: "l purchased this for my husband who collects toy trucks. He was totally blown away. He took it to show friends and they too thought them great. Especially the fact that they are REAL. The guys will be using them in their dioramas!" —margaret

    Get it from The Grommet for $19.95.

    5. A cute lil' hedgehog table brush, because cleaning is a very meditative activity, especially when you throw a hedgehog into the mix.

    Promising review: "Love this little guy. My counters are cleaner now because I like to sweep them with this little fellow. To me, there is something zen about using it, because even if it's just for a few moments, I slow down and am mindful of my movements. Highly recommend Mr. H." —applepie

    Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

    6. A fidget keychain to distract you long enough to snap(pea) you out of your stress fog.

    Promising review: "These are so fun and I love them so much. I keep several around me in case anxiety or the need to pick my skin hits. The faces on the beans are so cute that it's just like a little anxiety friend popping up to say hi." —littlebutfierce

    Get a pack of three from Amazon for $7.99.

    7. A pocket white-noise machine that will drown out all the background din and give you some space (even in the openest of open-plan offices).

    Promising review: "Works like magic! I work in an office where my coworkers are constantly on personal phone calls and talk very loud. I was getting so tired of it, so I had to try something. This blocks out everything within earshot. Great product!" —kim Becker

    Get it from Amazon for $29.89.

    8. A set of sculptable magnetic ball bearings for channeling your stress-energy into a positive force (or at least a neutral one).

    Promising review: "My 11-year-old can’t put these down. He takes them everywhere. So much you can create with these! It’s my new go-to 'have on hand for impromptu birthday gifts' gift! I want some for me now." —Jennifer TZ

    Get them from Amazon for $12.57+ (available in three color combinations).

    9. A tabletop rock garden you can straighten and arrange when you need a moment (but that you can't kill with negligence. Low stress!).

    Promising review: "I am a counselor for a mental health agency and I bought this for my office. Clients love to play with it when they come it for appointments. They adjust the stones and smooth out the sand, make designs and place the birds. It serves as something to do with their hands if they are nervous/anxious. Sometimes they will straighten up a messy Zen garden, clean up what another has created, or line up all the rakes. As for the actual product, this was above and beyond my expectations. Well-made box, lots of fine sand, several stones, rakes and birds to design your own Zen garden. Just lovely. I always tell people where I bought mine and encourage them to get their own." —Dawn Blom

    Get it from Amazon for $17.52.

    10. A cross-stitch starter kit — including a wood hoop, thread, fabric, and instructions — so you can self-soothe and create a cool piece of art!

    You don't have to make a La Croix can, but the point is that you could!

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $18.

    11. An aromatherapy neck and shoulder wrap you can heat or cool to give yourself a soothing herbal hug.

    Promising review: "I'm in love with this wrap. It's so much better than my old neck wrap! I love that it warms my upper back, shoulders, and neck at the same time. It's not too heavy, but the weight it does have feels soothing to me, like I'm getting a hug. Love, love, love this!!! I will never go back to the smaller ones!" —Trish

    Get it from Amazon for $29.31+ (available in seven colors).

    12. A slate zen wishing stone for painting your wishes — or anything! — on with a water-dipped brush over and over, since they fade as the water dries.

    Promising review: "My friend gave me this for my birthday and I love it. I suffer from anxiety and often times will pick my fingers until I bleed because I'm anxious. This has helped me to avoid doing that. I love the idea of writing anything you want on it or just doodling with it and watching it disappear. It was a very thoughtful gift."

    Get it from Uncommon Goods for $28.

    13. A spinning ring you can twist ve-e-e-ery subtly wherever you are, whenever you need some unobtrusive soothing.

    Promising review: "I am in love my spinner ring! It fits perfectly, it's chic, and it keeps my hands busy when I need them to be :)" —sarahmehan1

    Get it from House of Metalworks on Etsy for $32+ (available in silver and aluminum, and in sizes 5–10 1/2).

    14. Sparkly kinetic sand, the perfect desk toy when you need a sensory distraction on the job.

    15. A Dammit Doll that will bear the brunt of your anger and bounce back when you just need to whack something — hey, soothing takes many forms!

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    Promising review: "Yes!!!!!! Anyone with a remotely stressful job (which is really most people) should have one of these. It's very springy and tactile, as evidenced by how it sprung back so quickly as I beat the snot out of it against my desk at work yesterday. The stress relief after giving that doll a whack is real!!!!" —Renee G.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.87.

    16. An aromatherapy mist to soothe you instantly with the scents of patchouli and bergamot.

    Promising review: "Love this spray! I spray it on my pillow and sheets before I lay down and it has such a light but great scent! Calms and soothes me so I can fall asleep." —CandeceV

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    17. A homeopathic stress-relieving elixir made with rock rose, impatiens, clematis, Star of Bethlehem, and cherry plum (preserved in grape alcohol), formulated to give you a fast-acting herbal calm (that's legal in every state).

    Just put four drops on your tongue or in a glass of water when your anxiety rears its head, and wait for the gentle waves of calm to reach you. And FYI: people who are pregnant or nursing shouldn't use this without talking to a doctor.

    Promising review: "I don't usually write reviews, but I will for this. I have panic disorder and PTSD, and I have nothing to help with my constant state of panic. This stuff helps so much it's ridiculous. In less than three minutes I felt calm, and could continue roaming around the store with no issues. I highly recommend this product, and I will be trying some of their other products as well. Good luck!" —Kirsten Dent

    Get it from Amazon for $13.21.

    18. Worry Watch, an app to help you work through your worries by allowing you to analyze patterns in your anxiety and put things in perspective.

    Promising review: "I’ve always spent a lot of time and energy worrying about things that may or may not actually happen, and if they do, may or may not end up as bad as I feared. Using this app has allowed me to verbalize my fears, categorize them, and reflect back on them. In doing so, I’m able to identify unnecessary worry more quickly when something similar occurs. I like to use the notes section of each event to spill all my thoughts, set a reminder to revisit the event, and (as much as possible) just forget about it until then. Because I verbalized all my thoughts and worries, I’m able to obsess over them less on a daily basis. And when I revisit it, it’s almost always not as bad as I had thought it would be." —PolarBear19

    Get it for iOS from the App Store for $2.99.

    19. A weighted blanket to lull anxious sleepers to dreamland with 12 pounds of soft, snuggly pressure.

    Bed Bath & Beyond

    Promising review: "I got this as a gift for my girlfriend, who has very high anxiety and struggled sleeping through the night, and the first time she used it was the first time in months she actually slept well and felt calm. 10/10 win for me. The only knock I have is that I wish it was under $100." —Austin19

    Get it from Bed Bath & Beyond for $149.99 (available in three colors).

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