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    31 Things That'll Help You Unwind After A Long Day

    Bubble bath and wine, here I come.

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    We recently asked the BuzzFeed Community to tell us about the products that help them chill the eff out after a busy day. Here are the oh-so-relaxing suggestions.

    1. Calming peppermint essential oil and a humidifier for an invigorating aromatherapy experience.,

    Heather F.

    Peppermint oil is thought to have relaxing and mood-boosting properties, so it's perfect for hitting your psychological refresh button after a draining day. Diffuse the minty goodness around your room with a humidifier like this one, which also has a color-changing light feature to really set the mood.

    Get a 4 oz. bottle of peppermint oil from Amazon for $9.99. Get the humidifier from Amazon for $17.95+ (available in three finishes).

    2. Aww-worthy unicorn slippers that'll make even the drabbest of days feel suddenly magical.

    "If I’m too tense, I relax on my couch and put these on. Seeing them cheers me up and they make me feel like I’m walking on clouds." —Sara Elizabeth B.

    Get them from Amazon for $14.93.

    3. A pressure-point massager and massage oil for when your workday has put the tense in intense.,


    The Back Buddy massager is a tool specially designed to allow you to reach any pressure point on your own (we can't all have a personal masseuse at our beck and call). It has 11 knobs in three different shapes so it can hit just the right spot, plus it comes with a guide to self-massage. Use it with some arnica oil, which is thought to have muscle-relaxing properties, and get ready to say, "ahhhh."

    Get the Back Buddy from Amazon for $29.95 (available in six colors). Get arnica oil from Amazon for $14.19.

    4. This Works Deep Sleep Pillow Spray, which is made up of a special blend of essential oils to help you get deeper ZZZs.

    "After a long day, I need a good sleep to relieve the stress. I love this pillow spray." —Rene B.

    The blend of oils (including chamomile, lavender, and vetiver) is thought to not only help you fall asleep faster, but to ensure you actually stay asleep and wake up feeling more rested.

    Get it from Amazon or Anthropologie for $29.

    5. A luxe robe and face mask combo to remind yourself that you're basically royalty, even if you had a shitty day.,

    "Wearing a nice robe after a hot shower (including shaving, exfoliating, the works) and putting on one of my Peter Thomas Roth face masks (especially the 24k Gold one!) makes me feel great after a long day." —spookytime

    People swear by this hella plush robe — it has over 1,700 positive reviews on Amazon. Peter Thomas Roth's 24k Gold mask, meanwhile, contains actual gold and will firm, moisturize, and even out that gorgeous skin of yours. Go ahead, treat yo' self.

    Check out more of the best face masks you can get on Amazon.

    Get the robe from Amazon for $26.99+ (available in sizes S-XL and in 18 colors and prints). Get the mask from Amazon for $38.50 or Sephora for $80.

    6. Dr. Teal's super-soothing bath products — like foaming bath and salt soaking solution — that will wash all your worries away.

    @drteals / Via

    Katie L.

    This brand of relaxing products was mentioned by multiple community contributors as a grown-up way to make bathtime lots of fun. I wouldn't blame you if you still wanted to add a rubber ducky, though.

    Get the lavender bath salts from Walmart for $4.87 or Jet for $5.29 (also available in three other scents), or a two-pack from Amazon for $16.99. Get the lavender bubble bath from Walmart for $4.87 or a two-pack of the eucalyptus spearmint scent from Amazon for $17.17.

    7. An awesome vibrator you'll be so ready to come home to.

    Rene B.

    The classic butterfly style provides internal and external stimulation. It has three vibration speeds, is compact and easy to hold, and has blown the minds of over 2,000 Amazon reviewers. Plus, it's waterproof in case you want to use it to make the bubble bath mentioned above even more fun 😉.

    Check out more of the best vibrators you can get online.

    Get it from Amazon for $8.72+ (available in two colors) or Lovehoney for $19.99. Get the required AAA batteries from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. Glow Recipe Watermelon Glow Sleeping Mask, a refreshing formula that can be used as a wash-off mask or an overnight treatment. Either way, it'll leave you ready to get up and get glowing the next day.

    Gianna V.

    It contains hydrating hyaluronic acid and fresh-smelling watermelon extract, plus it helps even out skin texture and tone and reduces oiliness.

    Get it from Sephora for $45.

    9. The Dr. Who card game that's a gloriously geeky way to get the most out of your free time.

    Amy R.

    Get it from Amazon for $24.19.

    10. A TENS unit for folks whose day has been made even harder by muscle pain.,

    "This helps me relieve the stress and tension that builds up in my back and shoulders throughout the day. It’s fantastic and handheld, so I can still get up and walk if I need to. —Michael S.

    This compact device includes four wires and four electrodes, plus a battery, instructions, and a carrying case. Attach the electrodes to your skin in the area that's bothering you, and it sends safe electric pulses to your nerves that work to relieve pain. It's got a built-in, adjustable timer and five different modes so you can customize a treatment that works best for you.

    Get it from Amazon for $25.89.

    11. Aveeno Stress Relief Lotion, which combines relaxing scents like lavender and chamomile with a cream so nourishing, you may finally feel comfortable saying the word "moist."

    "The thing that helps me wind down the most is THIS lotion. It's super moisturizing, has a wonderful lavender scent, and is just amazing at helping me relax." —lyndsaycrowder

    Get it from Amazon through Prime Pantry for $7.99 or from Walmart or Jet for $8.97.

    12. A heated mattress pad to make your bed even more heavenly than it already is — betcha didn't think that was possible.

    "I set it to preheat while I’m getting ready for bed. Getting into a warm bed is sooo relaxing. Even if I’m just watching Netflix on a rainy day, it’s the shit." —Lauren W.

    It comes with two controllers so you can choose between the five different heat settings, and it shuts off automatically after ten hours just in case you forget to turn it off in the morning! And as if the heat and the comfy quilted top weren't laziness-enabling enough, this baby is easy to care for, too — it's machine-washable!

    Get it from Amazon for $61.10+ (available in three sizes) or Walmart or Overstock for $98.99+ (available in two sizes).

    13. A Kindle so you can keep all of your favorite reads at your fingertips.

    —Tara Daniels, Facebook

    With over a million downloadable reads, you'll never get bored. And I hear you — I love an old-school ink-and-paper tome, too. But this baby has tons of cool features that bibliophiles will go nuts for, including an adjustable font size, a built-in dictionary to look up words without losing your place, a glare-free screen designed to look like paper, and a feature that gauges your reading speed to estimate how long it'll take before you finish that chapter and (finally) go to bed.

    Get it from Amazon for $119.99+ (available in two colors and with or without cellular connection).

    14. Shea Moisture lotion to make you feel like you just left a spa.,

    "I take a nice hot bath and put on this lotion after to keep my skin soft. It's organic, sulfate-free, cruelty-free, and oh-so-luxurious!" —Erin S.

    This brand makes a wide variety of body lotions to meet different skin needs. For example, the argan oil and shea butter formula is high in vitamin E, which is thought to help keep your skin silky smooth and is great for cracked and flaky skin. And the African Black Soap formula claims to reduce oiliness while soothing skin woes like psoriasis and eczema.

    Get the argan oil and shea butter lotion from Amazon or Jet for $10.99. Get the African black soap lotion from Jet for $9.99 or Walmart for $11.71. Find more of Shea Moisture's luxe lotions here.

    15. A cooling compression eye mask that'll save you from days that are a literal headache.


    For me, a long day usually ends with a headache. I keep this eye mask, which is stuffed with beads so it's thick and cushy, in my freezer and pull it out on such days. I wear it on my forehead while I watch TV like a significantly less glamorous Holly Golightly, and it really soothes my headaches.

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

    16. Scrapbooking materials like whimsical stickers and pretty washi tape so you can get creative and remind yourself that great memories with family and friends matter way more than all the little things on your to-do list.,,


    Get a blank scrapbook for $17.99, a set of 24 rolls of washi tape for $10.95, and 44 sheets of assorted scrapbook stickers for $11.99 (available in two styles), all from Amazon.

    17. A magical Harry Potter bath bomb sure to sort out all your problems.

    Kathryn L.

    After you drop this baby in the tub, it'll turn the water one of four colors to reveal the house in which you truly belong. Plus, there's a little charm featuring the corresponding house animal inside each one. Way better (and cleaner) than having to put on a 1,000-year-old hat that's been on millions of other people's heads, IMHO.

    Get it from BathPartyCreations on Etsy for $6.95+ (available in five scents and in two sizes).

    18. A Nintendo Switch and a beautiful game like The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild that'll allow you to escape to a fantastical happy place.,

    "The game is oddly relaxing (when there are no guardians around!) and helps me have a moment to myself away from the world. I always feel better after I play." —ambelina

    The Switch is a versatile gaming system that comes with a dock so you can hook it to your TV, or you can attach the controllers to the sides of the portable tablet and use it as a handheld gaming device. You can even give one of the remotes to a friend for a multi-player experience on the go. Breath of the Wild is a perfect game to play after being cooped up in an office or classroom all day — it even comes with a map and guidebook to complete the feeling of going on a grand adventure without leaving your couch.

    Get the Nintendo Switch from Amazon for $299 (available in two colors). Get Breath of the Wild from Walmart for $58.77.

    19. A compilation of soothing words and beautiful paintings from Bob Ross to remind you that there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.


    Every page of this book features a painting and a quote from everyone's favorite painting instructor. By the end of it, you may feel almost as wise and chill as Bob himself. Almost.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99+.

    20. Harney & Sons organic peppermint tea for a calming after-dinner indulgence that's actually good for you., @harneyteas / Via


    It's caffeine-free, so it'll truly calm you down without interfering with your sleep. Peppermint tea is also thought to have several health benefits, from improving digestion to reducing stress. Most importantly, it's yummy.

    Get a box of 20 bags from Amazon for $6.38 (also available in 13 other flavors) or Jet for $7.03 (also available in seven other flavors).

    21. A heated throw blanket that'll take you to the next level of comfy (just add PJs, food, and a fave show).

    "I curl up under one of these with a chicken pot pie and Rick and Morty playing in the background." —Skylar H.

    This fleecy blanket has three heat settings and automatically shuts off after three hours so you can snuggle up safely.

    Get it from Amazon for $42.90+ (available in five colors).

    22. A hydrating sheet mask so you can be ready to put your best face forward tomorrow.,


    This set gives you an awesome assortment of masks for under $10. While they come in different luxurious varieties like cucumber, charcoal, and green tea, they all contain refreshing vitamin E and collagen. And they've got a very dedicated following, with over 2,000 five-star reviews on Amazon. Basically, they're the sheet.

    Get a pack of 16 from Amazon for $9.39+ (available in three combinations).

    23. Plenty of wine, courtesy of a life-changing subscription service like Winc. It'll deliver four bottles to your door every month, because you deserve it, dammit.

    Rebecca O'Connell / BuzzFeed

    "The answer is wine. White, red, or pink, it doesn’t matter." —Melanie W.

    You fill out a ~taste profile~ and their experts will recommend a selection of wines they think you'll love. You can also browse their inventory and pick out the wines yourself if you prefer. It's easy to cancel the subscription at any time, so it can be an occassional treat instead of a monthly thing. But for now, go ahead and pour yourself a big, Olivia Pope–worthy glass.

    Check out BuzzFeed's full Winc review.

    Get it from Winc, with wines starting at $13.

    24. And some chic wine glasses and a sweet stopper to make your drinking experience extra ~fancy~.,

    "I stan a glass of wine, but it's really about the accessories too. Believe it or not, pouring wine into a mug (like I used to) just doesn't compare to pouring wine into elegant ombre stemless glasses. Can you say adulthood level up? Plus, the unicorn stopper my dear friend gifted me never fails me to make me smile, especially because it helps preserve wine that can ~spill~ over for the next emotionally-rainy night." —sarahhan

    Get a set of two wine glasses from Urban Outfitters for $29. Get the stopper from CB2 for $9.95.

    25. A cooling foot mask that'll provide sweet relief to anyone who's been on their toes all day.

    @delyutz / Via

    "I'm a huge fan of Sephora's moisturizing booties, which are basically sheet masks for your feet. I slip my old dogs into them after a long day and am forced to sit on my couch the whole time because they're really dangerous to walk in. (I've tried it, don't do it!) They smell amazing and give me the perfect excuse to take a breather while I howl at an episode of It's Always Sunny that I've already seen 10 times." —elizabethlilly

    This lavender mask soothes foot pain and will leave your tootsies feeling super refreshed. You only need to leave them on for 20 minutes (just enough time to watch a sitcom), and there's no need to rinse your feet afterwards. Even if you have a relatively sedentary job, there's something about pampering your piggies that makes you feel like you're living in the lap of luxury.

    Get them from Sephora for $5.

    26. Some of Bath & Body Works' long-burning, three-wick candles that remind you of your favorite season for the ultimate cozy feeling.,

    "I hoard the fall/winter scents so I can use them year-round. My favorites include the leaves, winter, and flannel versions." —Eduarda De Souza Queiroz, Facebook

    Each of these can burn for 25-45 hours, so you'll get a ton of relaxing bang for your buck.

    Get the leaves scent for $26.37 and the winter scent for $23.74, both from Amazon.

    27. Neuro's Bliss drink, a carbonated concoction that'll actually help reduce the stress hormones that seem to be flooding your brain 24/7.

    @drinkneuro / Via

    "It’s specially formulated with vitamins and minerals to help you relax and slow down your brain! It’s great for anxious people like me who have trouble chilling out after a long work day." —Ashley C.

    Get a 12-pack of the White Raspberry flavor from Amazon for $25 (also available in 14 other flavors).

    28. A fantasy novel like Sarah J. Maas's Throne of Glass, which follows a badass female assassin fighting for her freedom.


    "I love to get out of my own world of problems and into someone else's." —K

    Over 2,500 Amazon reviewers also love this fantastical YA novel, which is the first in a six-book series.

    Get it from Amazon for $6.07+, Barnes & Noble for $6.92+, or from a local bookseller through Indiebound here. Check out the rest of the series here.

    29. Bath & Body Works Happiness Body Scrub to scrub away all the day's stressors with feel-good scents from bergamot and mandarin essential oils.

    "After a long week, there’s nothing like a full-body scrub. There’s just something about taking the time to rub yourself down with it that’s super calming and centering. I always feel more relaxed, and if I’m able to do aromatherapy with it, it’s even better! Right now I use this one from Bath & Body Works."—lexiet2

    Get it from Bath & Body Works for $16.50.

    30. A beloved pet to snuggle and a fun toy to play with together.,

    "I relax with my pup, cause she is fucking life, man." —ancoyne10

    Several respondents said their fave way to relax is with their pet! One idea for a fun night in with your pup? This awesome ball that makes lol-worthy sounds as your doggo rolls and tosses it around (in other words, it's Insta story gold). It has several holes on the sides so even smaller puppers can pick it up. Over 1,500 Amazon reviewers (and their fur babies) love this thing, though they do caution that it's not for major chewers.

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    31. And when all else fails, you can turn to what was probably the most common suggestion we received: weed (if it's legal where you live, that is).

    Comedy Central

    "Weed. Weed. Weed." —slimetimelive

    Me treating myself to whatever I want the minute I get home from work:


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