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    34 Products That May Help Give Anxious People A Sigh Of Relief

    A meditation necklace could be exactly what you need to smooth and soothe your frazzled nerves.

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    1. A meditation necklace great for breathing exercises. The Lovetuner hits an instantly calming tone once you breathe correctly through it. This spiffy accessory is sure to be your own Pavlov's Dog of soothing sensations. One whistle and calm will be coming your way!

    Model holding whistle-like necklace on a chain

    Promising review: "As a very anxious person, I have struggled with meditating successfully, due to an inability to shut off the constant chatter in my head. This necklace (that doubles as a breathing regulation apparatus) has allowed me to get past that mental block and reap the rewards of meditation. It's not rocket science, it's really quite simple. By focusing on my breathing, I can control the sound of the whistle to be more balanced and tranquil. I plan on buying one for all of my loved ones who struggle with anxiety!" —Celeste Marcotte

    Get it from Amazon for $59 (available in 10 colors and two styles).

    2. A hand-crafted ceramic essential oil diffuser so you can rid your space of unsettling smells and choose a scent that soothes you. Being able to control your environment (even if it's just one room) can ease you into a greater sense of peace.

    Oval diffuser with pointed top

    Promising review: "After researching, this diffuser cost a little more than others, but the design and quality more than justified the price difference. I've seen other diffusers and they are all plastic and feel/look cheaply made. The Vitruvi model really is stone, which adds value and appeal to my whole apartment. Also, it's smaller than other brands out there, so fits in well as an accessory. We ordered the peppermint oil and the diffuser worked great in our home. Great product and would recommend!" —Deanna

    Get it from Amazon for $119+ (available in four colors).

    3. Or a hand-poured candle for folks who find a small, fluttering flame in a dark room equally relaxing. Plus reviewers rave about this sensational scent.

    Soy candle in glass jar with lid and decorative label
    Ignite Your Peace

    This sweet candle shop is a Black-owned business run by Kierra Bussey and based in Rahway, New Jersey.

    Promising review: "I'm going on my third Breathe Queen candle because I love them so much. A friend bought this for me when I was in grad school and this candle helped me chill out, breathe, and focus before so many exams and presentations. It's truly the best thing I've discovered in 2020." —christinachuie

    Get it from Ignite Your Peace on Etsy for $19.27.

    4. A white noise machine that'll tune out distracting, sudden sounds — giving you a chance to enjoy a full sleep cycle without waking up from random bumps in the night.

    Small round device next to bed

    Promising review: "Living in a turn-of-the-century home on the East Coast is fun, but you hear creaks and steps and noise from the neighborhood and more. This has really changed my life (and sleep). This week, I packed Snooz in my backpack for an overnight business trip to NYC. Stayed at the Moxy in Times Square — nice little joint, but the street noise was a bit more than expected. (In fact, they leave little earplugs next to the bed). I thought, this is a perfect test! This little guy smoothed out the city noise all night and I woke around 8 a.m. to my alarm — and only then did I notice some truck from the street beep beeping while backing up. The Snooz had muffled it enough that I didn't notice it while asleep (and only heard it faintly once awake). Definitely worth it. Looking to get a couple more for the house/office."—Matt Smedley

    Get it from Amazon for $79.99 (available in two colors).

    5. A deck of empowerment cards – they're gonna be worth keeping close. Read these and enjoy an uplifting boost of positivity during extra stressful parts of your day.

    Four square cards with line drawn minimalist illustrations and affirmation phrases
    Faye Co Papier

    This small biz is owned by stationery specialist Faye and located in London.

    Promising review: "These are really lovely! They arrived fast and I was impressed by the good quality of the cards, they’re gorgeous! I also loved the little bag they came in, it was a really thoughtful touch as it can be reused! I would definitely recommend and purchase some more of the products!" —Emily

    Get it from Faye Co Papier on Etsy for $11.44.

    6. And a deck of affirmation cards with ridiculous illustrations that'll help set your foggy mind back on track with a guaranteed laugh.

    Cards with kooky drawings like a rabbit riding a unicorn and a typewriter shouting

    Promising review: "These cards are phenomenal! I love allowing my friends to pull cards for a boost of motivation. The writing is witty and very inspirational." —Addy G.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    7. A bubble pop sensory toy which, unlike the packaging variety, can be popped and re-popped to your heart's content! Reviewers say the sound is super satisfying. Want the honest truth? This is already in my Amazon cart.,

    Promising reviews: "This is great. My daughter uses it for stress relief from school." —Amazon Customer

    "I love this sensory toy! It's fun to play with when I'm bored or even on Zoom. The 'pops' are loud and satisfying. Once one side is popped you can turn it over to do the other side. It's very addictive I love it!" —Anna

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95 (available in 29 styles).

    8. An essential oil roller — place this in your pocket for a quick aromatherapy restart when things get stressful while you're out and about.

    Small roller bottle with "Peace Elixir" written on the label
    Elixir Apothecary

    This small business is heaven-scent for aromatherapy fans. Owner Michelle has vegan soaps, creams, elixirs, and more in this Atlanta, Georgia based shop.

    Promising review: "Amazing, as usual. This is my second bottle of the anxiety roller ball. It works wonders and I've even got my friends hooked!" —Lindsay Frenk

    Get it from Elixir Apothecary on Etsy for $19.95.

    9. A kinetic sand box specifically made to be enjoyed by adults who could use some stress-relieving sensory play.

    a wooden platter with marbled material in the middle filled with sand

    Promising review (for this set): "This set was the perfect gift for my 20-year-old daughter. She has anxiety and she immediately opened it and was playing with it with her friend for hours. The tray is very durable and the sand doesn’t dry out which I initially was worried about. It looks very modern and not childish in her room. It’s helped calm her and allow her to relax. Even my younger kids were jealous so I might be purchasing more for Christmas." —Smoore

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    10. Or a magnetic version that'll help you become a (magnetic) force of nature when you're able to garden through the daily grind.

    Magnetic balls made inside the garden box

    This set includes one and a half pounds of magnetic sand, a wooden storage/display case, and three metal tools.

    Promising review: "I purchased this as gifts for my father, hoping to help his anxiety, for Father's Day. It's very cute and just as described." –A.C.H.

    Get it from Amazon for $27.99.

    11. A lava rock anxiety bracelet so you can wear an accessory that really ~rocks~ (just place an essential oil of your choice on the lava beads and they'll soak up the soothing scent).

    Bracelet with round stones. It stretches on and the lava rocks can be filled with the oil provided

    Promising review: "I absolutely love it!! It arrived early and very well packaged. The oil smells beautiful and it's very soothing. I couldn't be happier and will definitely be purchasing this again for family and friends." —Sandy

    Get it from Amazon for $23.99.

    12. A real life adult swaddle that's gonna help squeeze the insomnia out of ya! This oddball product is gonna have you sleeping so soundly, your baby's gonna be jealous.

    Hatch Sleep, Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The picture on the right is of me, stretching my little limbs as far as they will go inside this cozy cocoon! This thing is breathable and ultra-cozy. It's great if you feel comforted when held tight while anxious, but get too hot under a weighted blanket.

    Promising review: "For a lifelong sufferer of miserable Restless Leg Syndrome, this is nothing short of a miracle! I was skeptical that the pod could help me, since nothing else has ever helped me, but I think since the pod contains my thrashing movements, I’m not waking myself up over and over at night. My dreams are typically very vivid and I usually don’t feel like I had a chance to turn my mind off and disconnect. I think I am getting more REM sleep with the pod because I haven’t remembered my dreams these past four nights. Also, I run hot so it’s a pleasant surprise that the pod truly is breathable and not sweaty." —Jennifer C

    Get it from Hatch Sleep for $69.99 (available in three sizes).1

    13. A mini Theragun for a deep-muscle treatment that is said to increase blood flow to support the body's recovery process, for anyone who can literally feel stress living in their shoulders.

    Person using the product on their shoulder

    This is designed to reach 60% deeper into muscles than other massagers and at 40 times a second.

    Promising review: "This was purchased as a gift for my son. It is a great product. It helps to remove stress knots from the back. It's fabulous." —GQuincy

    Get it from Amazon for $199 (available in three colors).

    14. A foaming lavender bath with pure epsom salt to soothe and relax your body after a long day of overthinking.,

    Promising review: "I love this stuff soooo much. I have had some rash issues on my fingers ever since I got a full body rash from Downy Unstopables (the worst product ever!!) and had to take prednisone to get rid of it. Ever since I started regularly soaking in the tub with this, I have had hardly any flareups. Something about the ingredients in this particular combination makes my skin sing. Plus, it smells amazing and provides top notch bubbles. Worth every penny."—Sarah

    Get it from Amazon for $4.87.

    15. And tea candles that'll be far less harsh than your bathroom lights, turning your bathroom into a spa that's six steps away.

    Several tiny candles aflame beside a wooden spoon and beeswax

    These are the candles I use when I need a really relaxing bath. I love that they don't have a scent, so their aroma doesn't clash with the bubbles or salts I have in the water. They last a surprisingly long time and create the most calming atmosphere.

    Promising review: "I was happy to find economical tea lights that can be used more than once. These are a great price and they burn well." —Clarity

    Get a pack of 100 on Amazon for $15.99.

    16. A faux fur weighted blanket, because being tucked in at night was the best way to end the day as a kid. Use this and you can get that same cozy feeling, no parents needed!

    Person wrapped up in blanket

    Promising review: "I have an anxiety disorder that has kept me from sleeping normally for over 10 years. This weighted blanket has made a huge difference. The luxurious feel of the faux fur plus the comfort of the weight allow me to feel secure and pampered at the same time. The color is also gorgeous. I highly recommend getting this weighted blanket!" —Holly

    Get it from Comma for $169 (available in two weights and colors).

    17. A helpful reversible octopus plush to let your partner know when you'd like them close or when you would prefer some alone time, even when your anxiety makes it hard to express what you need.

    Promising review: "I bought this for my daughter who absolutely adores this little octopus. She prefers the 'grumpy' side which is just as cute as the happy side. It's easy to turn inside out and keeps its shape. Also, I was happily surprised it is larger than I thought. Definitely worth 5 stars!" —EmilyT

    Get it from Amazon for $15 (available in 11 styles).

    18. A sage bundle that's equal parts beautiful and soothing, for folks who feel a greater sense of well being with botanical energy in their life.

    Hand beside several floral sage sticks
    Pretty Spirits Co

    Pretty Spirits is a Black-owned business located in Los Angeles. Browse the shop and you can find aura sprays, manifestation guides, empowering clothing, and more!

    Promising review: "Exactly what I was looking for! It was wrapped so good and got to me quickly. Smells amazing and looks so pretty!" —Bee The Light

    Get it from Pretty Spirits Co on Etsy for $8.

    19. A blind spot mirror that'll provide a clear view behind you, helping you feel more at ease behind the wheel (no matter how much anxiety parallel parking has caused in the past).

    Side mirror of car with circular mirror sticker helping see view behind the car

    Promising review: "I bought these for mine and my mom's car a while back ago and these little things are great. Since I got my license I've hated merging or switching lanes; I never felt good or safe doing it. Since having these its been a blessing, I feel less like a scared new driver. I'm currently encouraging my sister and friends to invest in these too! These are also great for backing up, because you can see exactly how close you are to hitting the car behind, and it's helpful when I parallel park in the city." —Mariam Abass

    Get it from Amazon for $7.97+ (available in three styles).

    20. A fun activity book with pages full of journaling prompts, pictures to color, and clever coping methods. It's also totally funny, which is something my own anxious brain needs more of.

    Cover of book

    Promising review: "This book is exactly what it says it is: a big activity book for anxious people! It’s got some great activities inside that totally keep me busy and keep my anxiety in check. It truly is a great time-suck to keep my mind focused on the activities and an escape from whatever is consuming me those days. I can't recommend this book enough!" —Alex R. Pepin

    Get it from Amazon for $10.72.

    21. Or a voodoo notepad for times when working through your feelings requires a little more (harmless) malice.

    Notepad with doll and open space for drawing

    Promising review: "Hahaha bought this for my coworker who is struggling with incorrigible students. Yep...I know it’s 'wrong' or politically incorrect, but some students are so awful we just need a humorous release. I highly recommend this for those days you need to vent but don’t have anyone to vent to. Use it BEFORE you send out that scathing email or send that snarky text message. You will sleep better for it and your reputation will remain intact." —English Teacher

    Get it from Amazon for $10.98.

    22. A massaging shower head with 30 different settings so you can wash away the stress of the day, literally.

    Double shower head with mist setting on the top

    Promising review: "My family really loves this dual shower head. I especially love the mist setting on the large head — it filled my bathroom with with hot steam when I was very sick with the flu/pneumonia. The large head is great for relaxing muscles and washing your hair. I grab the small head to rinse body parts. The small hand-held shower head is also great for giving your dog a bath and washing down the shower walls and tub. Both heads have settings that are either high pressure or lower pressure, depending on how many holes have water jetting out of them as per setting selected. I bought this during a lightening deal, but I would buy it again at full price. This is a great product and easy to install." —M. Spencer

    Get it from Amazon for $49.99.

    23. A box of essential oil incense — they're gonna be, well, essential when you need to breathe in some relief.

    Several incense sticks beside packaging
    Free People

    Promising review: "These are THE BEST incense available. They're rich and burn clean. They make my home smell and feel so natural and clean. I love the lavender and spruce varieties and can't wait to try the cedar!" —EcoGirl

    Get a box of 20 from Free People for $16 (available in three scents).

    24. A heated pillow massager for anyone who does ~knot~ handle traffic well and needs something that's sure to distract them from those mercilessly clogged intersections.

    Neck massager attached to driver's seat in a car

    Promising review: "Buy this! I got this as a gift from my amazing girlfriend who knows I complain about my neck all the time. We took a chance on this after I saw it and said I wanted it — after reading some other reviews I definitely agree that this is amazing. I was a little hesitant at first but once it arrived I wasn't disappointed at all. It does take some time getting use to as with anything, but it's very quick to learn your sweet spots and how to set it up in your car. It requires a connection to your 12v outlet to be powered, but other than that it's good. It is extremely durable, I'm highly surprised at the build quality and the quality of the rollers, heating, and motors. It seems like it'll last a long while with much usage, especially for the price." —Brendan S.

    Get it from Amazon for $54.95.

    25. A Disney coloring book that'll calm you down so quick it'll seem like magic.


    Promising review: "I enjoy looking at the already colored pictures, they are beautifully detailed. The coloring is a bit difficult but great to release stress or anxiety. It is beautiful." —Lulu

    Get it from Amazon for $6.74.

    26. A head scratcher sure to feel so good you just might forget all about whatever was worrying you. Unnecessary stress? Scratch that!

    Couple scratching each other's heads with the wires

    Promising review: "I now understand why some people say you 'haven't lived' until you've tried this scalp massager. It feels great whether you use it yourself or have a partner use it on you. It's useful for relaxing and lowering stress. It also seems made to last. It's a great product." —Syrena

    Get it from Amazon for $6.99 (available in two colors).

    27. A picture book on deep breathing can help calm little kiddos who have a hard time managing their stress on occasion.


    Promising review: "Got this for my anxious three-year-old. Very glad that I did. These are methods that she can learn now and keep throughout her life. I was surprised by the quality of the book design. It feels nice and is well designed. The illustrations are lovely. The book itself is calming. Simply beautiful. It would make a good gift and be good for any child. So thankful for this book." —Kelsey H.

    Get it from Amazon for $13.46.

    28. An iced tea set for giving yourself a calming ritual you can turn to when you need to restart. Easing anxiety and keeping yourself hydrated at the same time? You're mastering wellness, my friend!

    Two glass pitchers beside boxes of tea. One pitcher is filled with ice and the one stacked above it is filled with steeping tea.
    Mallory Mower / BuzzFeed

    The set includes two stackable pitchers, five sampler teas, an additional iced tea sampler pack (with five infusers and five loose leaf blends), and two double-walled glasses.To use, put ice in the bottom pitcher and your tea in the top. Boil water, let it steep up top, and then pour it into the iced pitcher. It's simple, pleasant, and makes a delicious cup of iced tea!

    My husband and I are *major* Tea Forté fans — we usually have a cup in the morning and always have at least one cup every night. I suffer from extreme anxiety and have mentioned often that the ritual involved in making an herbal iced tea with this set brings me back to a calm space.

    Get it from Tea Forté for $92.

    29. Unwinding Anxiety, a great read you can gather tons of practical coping methods from.

    Book cover

    Get it from Amazon for $16.29, Bookshop for $24.84 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

    30. A sandalwood candle that'll help you breathe easy if city life is bogging you down and you wish you could be out in nature 24/7.

    Person holding amber glass candle in their hands
    Jen San Home & Body

    This Black- and woman-owned company is run by sisters, Jennifer and Sandra, in Plainfield, New Jersey.

    Promising review: "All of my orders have been perfect! I bought this candle as a gift for a friend and she is thrilled with it. It has a lovely natural scent and burns beautifully." —Vikki Chew

    Get it from Jen San Home & Body on Etsy for $25.

    31. A sterling silver spinner ring — a surprisingly chic piece of jewelry great for anyone who needs something to fidget with during the day.

    Silver band ring with floral details and three thin spinner rings with bright bee details

    Promising review: "I find this helps with my nervous tick during meetings...I like it very much." —yellow

    Get it from Amazon for $37.95 (available in two sizes).

    32. A bitter but harmless clear polish is gonna stop your number one anxious habit from ~biting~ you in the butt.

    Before and after shot displaying nail growth

    Promising review: "I have been biting my fingernails as long as I could chew. I grew immune to the taste of the no-bite nail polish you can buy at drugstores. I tried keeping a rubber band on my wrist and popping it every time I noticed myself chewing. This nail polish has been the only thing that has worked. I keep a bottle on my desk at work and another one at home just in case I slip up. I had the first manicure of my life a few weeks ago. Amazing product." —Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $15.50.

    33. An anxiety journal with useful exercises and prompts you can turn back to time and time again (that's the spiffy thing about journals, isn't it?).

    Cover of journal
    Urban Outfitters

    Promising review: "I bought this for my sister and myself. Anxiety is something you can learn to quell by being more aware of the thoughts and triggers for them and developing ways to cope. This helps a lot!" —pinktiedyelove

    Get it from Urban Outfitters for $21.99.

    34. And finally, Dogs on Instagram, a piece of ACTUAL ART you should set out on your coffee table and peruse whenever you need an instant shot of serotonin.


    Promising review: "This is a great gift for dog lovers. The book is full of cute dog pictures in a variety of scenarios – what's not to love?" —SJ

    Get it from Amazon for $10.99.

    When I think about life without these products (and my therapist):


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