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    1. A nontoxic pet odor and stain remover so you can finally and fully reclaim your home from years-old dark spots on your couch, and the scent of cat pee emanating from your rug.

    Rocco & Roxie is a family-run small business making everything you and your pet need to live a clean and fun life. From treats to toys, they've got what you need!

    Promising review: “I never write reviews but I'm writing one for this amazing spray!! I know what you're thinking, I thought the same: that's an awful lot to pay for a bottle of spray cleaner. I get it, and it's worth every penny!!! I have two large dogs who are potty-trained, however my niece accidentally shut them in one of the spare rooms while we were upstairs (bless her tiny heart) so they took it upon themselves to hate-pee allllll over the carpet in there!! When we finally took a black light to the carpet, we discovered the true horror of our situation; CSI crime scenes had nothing on us! We tried EVERYTHING. I found this product, read the reviews, and hit the 'buy now' button with all of my hope riding on Prime shipping and a spray bottle. NO ODOR, NO STANK, LIGHT CLEAN SMELL BUT NO FAKE FLOWERY COATED AIR!!!! This stuff is a MIRACLE!!!” —N. Garcia

    Get it from Amazon for $19.93.

    2. A bottle of Feed-N-Wax wood polish that'll not only enhance your floor and furniture's shine, but also layer them with a protective coating of carnauba wax and beeswax, so there's less polishing for you to do in the future.

    before and after reviewer images of a dull wooden tray becoming bright

    Promising review: "I LOVED using this in my kitchen. It made my cabinets look like they were recently redone. I didn't do anything extra; I just wiped my cabinets with my normal cleaner and then used this and like magic my kitchen was brand new. I also used it on some shelving, banisters, and my hutch and they all looked amazing. And the hutch wasn't as annoying to dust for a while." —tiffany b

    Get it from Amazon for $8.98.

    3. A bottle of dandruff shampoo formulated with ketoconazole to relieve and control flaking, scaling, and itching caused by dandruff. Clean and clear scalps for all!

    before image of a reviewer's scalp covered in dandruff
    after image of the same reviewer with a clean and clear scalp

    Promising review: "MIRACLE PRODUCT! If you have a flaky scalp from dandruff, BUY THIS. I was about to go to the dermatologist if this stuff didn’t work. Thank goodness I saved myself hundreds of dollars by giving this product a shot. I used it four or five times (over a month) and it cleared my scalp almost completely. One more use and my scalp will be 120% healed! This stuff blew my mind. Totally worth it." —chris

    Get it from Amazon for $14.84.

    4. A watermark remover cloth if you've got guests with no home training leaving rings all over your furniture. This cloth will get rid of marks, scratches, and blemishes.

    before and after reviewer images of a table with a huge watermark removed

    Promising review: “I had old water and heat damage on my antique table. I had thought there was no way I would ever get rid of them, but now I know better!” —Roberta Kentspeth 

    Get it from Amazon for $8.28.

    5. Elegantly frosted privacy film for your windows if your neighbors have waaaay too much access to what you do in your home.

    Promising review: "This film was just what I needed. It provides enough privacy without blocking light. I didn’t have any problems with it not sticking to the window. You just have to make sure the windows are very clean and remember to peel off the backing and spray lots of water before sticking it on the glass!!! I used an old credit card as a squeegee to get rid of the air bubbles. The application was very easy. I highly recommend this product!!!" —Selenable

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

    6. An eco-friendly oven scrub cleaner to tackle all the caked-on messes you've learned to ignore. Made with natural ingredients (including pumice stone and baking soda), you'll get your oven back without all the toxic fumes.

    Cleaning Studio / Etsy

    Cleaning Studio is a family-owned small business based in Connecticut creating 100% natural cleaning products because you don't need harsh and toxic chemicals to get a great clean.

    Promising review: "Came back to edit this review to say this stuff is AWESOME. Finally tackled the rings on our stove top with this scrub and a reusable paper towel (as I was worried about using a scourer on an easily scratched surface) and the rings came right off! These are those 'Oh, crap, the pot boiled over' rings that I ignored that lead to my stove top looking a bit crusty. The oven scrub ate them right up and left my oven and stove top looking great." —Jessie Bono

    Get it from Cleaning Studio on Etsy for $17.99+ (available in two containers).

    7. A foaming car upholstery cleaner because one too many juice box accidents have turned your seats into a stained kingdom.

    Promising review: "So I had a spot on my dash that I wanted to clean and grabbed this stuff because I figured my car could use some TLC over the years. Well, I went to clean one small part and ended up almost detailing the entire inside of both front and back driver and passenger side doors. It worked so well, so fast, and smelled good that I couldn't stop. My car looks brand-new!" —Michael

    Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

    8. Hair-thickening Jamaican black castor oil — made with pure and unrefined natural oils, it'll absorb right into your skin and help hair grow. Whether you want thicker lashes or restored edges, Jamaican black castor oil might just do the trick!

    I've been using this for about five weeks now and I've noticed less shedding during wash days!

    Promising review: “Hey, listen to me, bald people out there! This really truly works. I am going through chemo where I’m not supposed to have any hair and I didn’t for many weeks. But even in the middle of my chemo when I’m supposed to be bald my hair started growing in, and growing in FAST! I wouldn’t have believed it if I didn’t see it with my own eyes. I would recommend this to anybody who needs to grow hair!! I’m definitely going to stay on this!” —Rickelle r.

    Get it from Amazon for $17.95.

    9. An immunity-boosting allergy supplement that'll help your itchy pup stop scratching due to skin, seasonal, or environmental allergy issues. They're also rich with vitamins, antioxidants, and probiotics to support digestion and immunity.

    Promising review: "Absolutely the best product. It saved my itchy goldendoodle! We tried changing food, Benadryl, medicated shampoo, fish oil, everything you can imagine... nothing worked long-term. He was itching his face so badly he would make himself bleed. Had sores and scabs all over his face and neck. I bought these because they had good reviews and I was desperate. It changed his life! He no longer scratches AT ALL! His coat looks great and all of his sores are healed. He’s the happiest he’s been which makes me a very happy momma. He is also very picky and never eats treats...he eats these every time so that’s an added bonus!" —Darcie Nation

    Get them from Amazon for $26.97.

    10. A set of wood-repairing markers and wax sticks if your furniture or floors are prone to annoyingly huge scratches. Just take one of these markers and color over any imperfections!

    Promising review: "For $10 you can cover up so many scratches that you couldn't buy a house big enough to run out of ink. I've had this for just four hours, but I fixed a table that was scratched when I moved it, kitchen cabinets, chairs, a wine rack, and some hardwood flooring. It does a good job at covering the scratches to a point where you have to stare at a spot to notice it, but don't expect it to make your furniture to look brand new again. But for $10 you can make your furniture look reasonable! Would highly recommend to anyone who has pets who scratch the !@#$ out of their wood furniture." —Phaedrus

    Get six markers, six wax sticks, and a sharpener from Amazon for $9.99.

    11. A pack of dishwasher cleaning tablets since all the food gunk that was once on your dirty dishes does, in fact, go somewhere. And that's to the bottom of your humble appliance. You can also say goodbye to limescale and mineral buildup while you're at it.

    A dirty dishwasher with brown stains on the bottom
    The same dishwasher, which is now stain-free after using the tablets

    Promising review: "I rarely post reviews, but this stuff has completely changed our lives. Our dishwasher, utensils, plates, and glasses were covered with dry scale and nothing we tried came close to helping. After using the tablets three times our dishwasher looks like new; our glasses are sparkling like fine china and everything else looks fabulous. Highly recommend, worth every penny, best product BY FAR!!! One great advantage is you can use it with your dishes. Some other products are used to clean the dishwasher but not to clean dishes and glasses. Buy this, you will be blown away!!! It is astounding!" —Jenny

    Get a pack of six tablets from Amazon for $5.99.

    12. A lightweight, skin-protecting moisturizer made with organic and botanical extracts working together to restore, hydrate, and re-energize dull skin. Infused with regenerating sunflower seed oil, you can't go wrong!

    before photo of a reviewer with tired-looking skin and breakouts next to a photo of the same reviewer with clear, plumper-looking skin after using the moisturizer
    Skinergy Beauty

    Skinergy Beauty is a Latinx woman-owned beauty brand dedicated to brightening, nourishing, and bringing life back to your skin.

    Promising review: "This moisturizer is literally my holy grail. My skin was struggling for months before I found this gem. Having done makeup professionally in the past, I’ve used so many different products and none have come close to this. I love it!" —Mel

    Get it from Skinergy for $47.99.

    13. Two packs of streak-free stainless steel wipes so your appliances can get some lovin' too. These will remove residue, water marks, and grease while leaving behind a protective barrier to prevent smudges that'll keep your stainless stain-free!

    Promising review: "Wow! I call these my 'miracle in a can/ wipes. These things are awesome. Buy them and cut down your cleaning time to just minutes. I used two and was able to clean my stove, refrigerator, and microwave. What a great product. No buyer's remorse here." —Richard J. Jackson

    Get them from Amazon for $9.99.

    14. A nontoxic leather conditioner that'll restore your leather throne to its former glory. Just spread a thin and even layer of conditioner to reveal rejuvenated (and water-repellent) furniture.

    reviewer image of a leather couch with a section dulled and scratched and another section polished and unscratched

    Promising review: "I use this for my everyday boots, as well as my dress shoes. I'm not always gentle with my boots and I thought I had ruined them the other day (worn out color, scuffs all over), but I cleaned the muck off, gave them a brushing, then applied this leather honey and after letting it sit, my boots look almost like the day I bought them! It keeps the leather supple and restores color. You only need to use a small amount per use!" —David Horning

    Get it from Amazon for $19.99+ (available in three sizes).

    15. An earwax removal kit if wax buildup is keeping you from hearing the falsetto in your favorite songs. This nonirritating cleanser will get your ears in tip-top shape in no time.

    Promising review: "I was skeptical at first but this stuff really works! My ear was clogged and I couldn’t hear anything and wanted to save myself a trip to the doctor's office. I put 10 drops in twice a day and left them in for 20 minutes each time and on the fifth application, the flood gates opened and I can hear again! It’s amazing all the stuff I wasn’t hearing before!! I highly recommend this product." —Virginia Whitehead

    Get it from Amazon for $5.98.

    16. A makeup brush cleansing shampoo from EcoTools because the black eyeshadow brushes you've been using used to be white. This hypoallergenic shampoo will return your brushes and sponges to their former glory.

    before and after reviewer images of a dirty sponge blender becoming clean

    Promising review: "I hate washing my brushes. I've always done it by hand and it's always caused the big fluffy powder brushes to feel rougher or become matted no matter how hard I try to reshape them. I got this solution and used it with a makeup brush spinner, and I couldn't BELIEVE how amazing my brushes were afterwards! I also have very sensitive skin and most any soap I put on a brush will cause me to breakout when I use it later, no matter how well I typically rinse it. But I really think that this cleaner + the brush spinner worked great and I haven't had any sensitive bumps on my skin since using them!" —Chelsea

    Get it from Amazon for $6.51 (also available as dissolving cleansing cloths).

    17. A glamifying eyeshadow palette whose six matte and six foil shades will easily take you from day to night.

    Coloured Raine

    California-based small biz, Coloured Raine is a Black woman–owned beauty brand whose products are 100% cruelty free, and often vegan and paraben and gluten free!

    Promising review: “These highly pigmented, beautiful colors stay on much better than many of my other eyeshadows.” —Julie P

    Get it from Coloured Raine for $42.

    18. A low-key miraculous sink cleaner that'll polish everything from porcelain to granite, turning your kitchen into a spotless wonder.

    A reviewer's sink with stains along the inner edges, with the text
    The same reviewers sink looking shiny and stain-free, with the text

    BuzzFeed Shopping editor Maitland Quitmeyer gets genuinely excited when she talks about this stuff.

    Promising review: "I've been looking for a cleaning product that would remove the stains from my acrylic sink without damaging the surface. I FOUND IT!! This product is unbelievable. Yes, it does require an investment of time and elbow grease, but the results were amazing. It removed stains that had been in my white acrylic sink for quite some time and left the surface squeaky clean, smooth and shiny, without a scratch. If you have an acrylic sink, this is the product for you. I HIGHLY recommend it!! I'm going to try it on my mother's enamel sink next, and definitely intend to buy Hope's Perfect Sink again. It DOES live up to its name!!" —Beckett

    Get it from Amazon for $3.97+.

    19. A bottle of red wine stain remover since pinot noir is too good to have to sacrifice in order to keep your carpets and clothes clean. Just shake, spray, and wait. Then keep sipping!

    Promising review: "I spilled red wine on my new white shirt and after feeling sad and mopey, I decided to try this! It worked like a charm, the stain came out, and it was a good price. Instead of trying to get your shirt dry cleaned try this first because it will save you time and money!" —Cora S.

    Get it from Amazon for $11.84.

    20. A pack of teeth-whitening pens to get rid of coffee stains for far less money than you might've thought. This pen's soft-bristle brush is perfect for anyone with sensitive teeth. It even makes application as easy as saying CHEESE!

    before and after reviewer images of yellow teeth becoming whiter

    Promising review: “I was hesitant to try a new teeth-whitening product after using harsh whitening strips that caused pain and lingering sensitivity. But, as a coffee and red wine drinker, I wanted to find a solution. This teeth-whitening pen is terrific. Easy to use, works well and does not have the downside of either the strips or the $450 option at the dentist. I also really love this product since whitening my front teeth is the objective. It is a great value as I anticipate the two pens that are included will last one year. I will definitely buy this again and am very happy to recommend it.” —Rebecca Shehee 

    Get it from Amazon for $16.90.

    21. An organic and all-natural snout soother if your pup's nose has gone from cute as a button to crusty as overbaked bread.

    This has over 10,000 5-star ratings on Amazon!

    Promising review: "Well, I have never before been so shocked at the effectiveness of a product. Our 5-year-old Frenchie, Carol, had a nose that was so crusty it was sprouting these long strands of more crust. There was literally crust on crust on crust. The nose had strings of crust. This nose was so crusty and repulsive it was almost beautiful. Her nose might have resembled the rarest, most exotic geode to be mined from the rarest mine in Guatemala. A friend recommended Snout Soother for Carol's repulsive nose. I was worried she would just lick it all off and it wouldn't work. We never imagined she could have a regular, soft, moist nose again. Honestly this product is some magic stuff! Unbelievable results in three to five days. No one paid me to write this." —Brittany

    Get it from Amazon for $5.95.

    22. A fast-drying white grout pen so your tiles always have a bright backdrop to gleam against.

    before and after reviewer images of brown and dirty bathroom floor grout becoming white and clean

    Promising review: "These things are awesome! I cleaned my bathroom tile grout first because the lady who lived there before me really let it go. A few places stayed stained and I was worried it wouldn't cover them, but all grout areas are bright white and look new now!" —Donna K Cook

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99+ (available in two sizes and a variety of colors).

    23. A jar of Aquaphor's healing moisturizer for anyone suffering from dry, cracked, and sensitive skin. It restores moisture and promotes healing, so you can go back to living.

    This has over 41,000 5-star ratings on Amazon!

    Promising reviews: "This stuff is a bit pricey, but you are paying for a quality solution for dry skin. Every time I try to use something cheaper, it doesn't work and I always come back to this. Nothing works like Aquaphor." —MCMXCVI

    "My son experienced some unbelievably wretched diaper rash and none of the usual products I had been using were making the rash better and the application of the zinc-based creams were painful. Someone recommended I try this, and I have never turned back! Every time there is a reoccurrence of diaper rash, after a day or so of applying Aquaphor, the rash clears up. Now and again I try other diaper creams, but when there is actual irritation, nothing comes close." —Incoherent Threads

    Get it from Amazon for $13.74.

    24. Clorox disinfecting wipes because every surface of your home deserves a little TLC, and they'll get it with these lemon-scented wipes that are safe on wood, granite, and stainless steel, of course.

    reviewer before and after of a dirty stovetop and clean stovetop

    Promising review: “I now use it everywhere around my house. Door knobs, mailboxes, toilet handles, keyboards, mouse, kitchen and bathroom countertops. Great for removing stains and dirt off my walls, too! I even use it for dusting blinds that are hard to clean. A must-have for every home or office.” —Jor El 

    Get a 3-pack from Amazon for $9.88.

    25. A stainless-steel foot file and callus remover to get rid of tough skin and cracks with no effort at all. Dry, discolored skin? Not here!,,

    Promising review: "After comparing foot files and reading the reviews, I decided to order this foot file. Living with chronic pain conditions has made it almost impossible to get out and go to the nail salon on a regular basis. I needed a way that I could maintain my feet in between pedicure appointments, and purchasing this foot file was definitely a great decision. I couldn't believe how well and easily it removed the dead skin from the bottom of my feet. The only other product that I used was a tiny amount of callus remover to help remove the unwanted dry skin. I couldn't believe how well it worked and my feet felt so much better. I would highly recommend using caution when it comes to the amount of skin that you slough off. Otherwise, you could remove too many layers of skin, leaving your feet sensitive to touch or painful when walking on them. If you are looking for a way to maintain your feet on your own then look no further! The price is competitive, the quality is top notch, and it couldn't be any easier to use." —Amy

    Get it from Amazon for $9.95.

    26. A multi-fabric cleaner if your couch, mattress, and carpet look incredibly, uhhhh, lived on.

    reviewer before and after images of a mattress with a huge dark brown stain that disappears

    Promising review: “I just got a brand-new mattress and my cat got locked in my room and peed on my mattress in two places, leaving two big yellow SMELLY stains! I was worried about finding a product that would be OK on my pillow top mattress. I was skeptical at first with the product being so cheap but the reviews had me sold! I sprayed it on my mattress liberally and waited five minutes as instructed. It says to blot but with my stains I scrubbed and was amazed when the stain started to disappear. I repeated one time and I honestly can’t locate where the stains used to be! Super impressed! Like others I also really appreciated the nice fragrance! Didn’t smell like chemicals at all!” —Hailey Brown 

    Get it from Amazon for $4.12.

    27. A dark spot-correcting cream that'll also work to repair sun damage, discoloration, and acne marks!

    before and after images of a model whose acne disappears
    Skinergy Beauty

    Skinergy Beauty is a Latinx woman-owned beauty brand dedicated to brightening, nourishing, and bringing life back to your skin.

    Promising review: “I don’t even know where to start! I love everything about this product. This is my second purchase and it’s a staple at this point. A couple of months ago I was having really bad hormonal acne, and in less than a week I have seen my dark pigmentation fade away! Just such a lovely product! Results are guaranteed.” —Catherine 

    Get it from Skinergy Beauty for $54.99.

    28. An ear treatment for cleaning out your pet's ears and getting rid of any buildup. It'll also help to prevent inflammation and irritation. Formulated with 0.5% hydrocortisone, this will help soothe ear infections caused by germs and fungi.

    Promising review: "I've spent several hundred dollars taking my Boston terrier to the vet for his ear infections. His ears get really red, smelly with a waxy brown discharge, and they itch so bad he scratches them until they bleed. It was literally so bad he would yelp in pain anytime someone touched him near his ears. Desperate, I decided to do my own research and saw the great reviews for this product on Amazon, so I decided to try it. I applied the drops once a day and after three days, his ears were normal. I continued to apply for three more days, just to kill off any lingering nasties. That was about a month ago, and so far, so good. No more gross ears. Wish I'd tried this first." —Erin H.

    Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

    29. Pink Stuff cleaning paste so no sticky saucepans, streaky stainless steel, or gunked-up glass shall prosper against you or this versatile and easy-to-use cleaner. This can also remove those colorful drawings your kids left on your white walls!,

    Promising review: "I need this in bulk!! I have tried so many cleaning solutions to get out hard cooking stains on my stove top and nothing worked! This stuff took it right out without a problem!!" —Micaela Gunderson

    Get it from Amazon for $6.95+.

    30. A toilet wand from Clorox that comes with six disposable disinfecting sponges and a storage caddy. You might just feel like a mighty germ-eliminating wizard with that wand in hand. And after killing 99.9% of germs, who could blame you!

    on the left, the inside of a reviewer's toilet looking dirty, and on the right, the same toilet looking clean

    Promising review: "Finally! Something that actually works! The idea of a reusable toilet cleaning brush is just DISGUSTING! Not to mention when your 2-year-old comes running through the house singing into it!!! AHHHH!!!! Enter the disposable toilet wand! Not only is it MUCH more hygienic than keeping and storing a brush used for scrubbing poop, but I no longer have to worry about my little ones getting into it! Whew! This stuff does a wonderful job, and is so simple and easy to use I’ve even been able to teach hubby! Wonders never cease!" —Sharalanda

    Get it from Amazon for $7.93.

    31. A set of thick velvet slip covers to bring your vintage '80s-style couch into the 21st century. This set includes nonslip straps so you won't have to worry about constantly adjusting your new seats.

    Promising review: "I have never been so excited about a slipcover. Total transformation of our couch and loveseat. I was worried about it not working on our leather couch, but it stays on really well due to the straps and the separate cushion covers. LOVE." —Brian/Liz

    Get it from Amazon for $41.49+ (available in two sizes and 10 colors).

    32. A laundry soap bar that truly works miracles against all kinds of stains.

    Before and after of a reviewer's T-shirt and pants that are stained dark brown and then look bright and white after being cleaned with the soap bar

    Promising reviews: "I use it to clean my makeup brushes and nothing else cleans them with ease like this." —Veronica

    "This stuff is AWESOME! Has a pleasant, light citronella scent. Got grease out of a shirt that nothing else got out. I use it on everything. It's legit. Just buy it." —K. Hawley

    Get it from Amazon for $4.16.

    33. Essence Lash Princess False Lash Effect Mascara if you're looking for bold and intense lashes even *you* will think came from falsies. Salon quality at a fraction of the cost? Yes, please!

    a reviewer with their left eye showing her eyelashes with the mascara which look long and full and fanned out, The lashes on their right eye which don't have the mascara are nearly invisible

    Promising review: "I don’t usually write reviews of products but this one is worth it!!! I loooove it! For the price, it is the best mascara I have ever used, hands down! My lashes are short and very light colored. This stuff lasts all day and doesn’t smudge and is reasonably easy to remove with makeup remover. My new fave mascara for sure!!!" —Amazon Customer

    And check out fellow BuzzFeed writer Kayla's review of it here!

    Get it from Amazon for $4.99.

    The reviews for this post have been edited for length and clarity.