So we all know how chock-full of fun and cool stuff Amazon is but I never thought I would discover some items which could actually change my everyday life.
Below are some items I discovered on Amazon (although you can buy them in plenty of other places online too) that have genuinely, positively impacted my life.
1. Salt of the Earth Deodorant
I was so fed up with my regular deodorants.
Over the years, in my rocky quest to find a natural deodorant that actually worked, I spent a small fortune.
Until I found this deodorant, I consistently came up trumps.
While some were so-so, some gave me sebaceous cysts (sorry, TMI, I know), and I experienced all sorts of other weird side effects including irritation, itching, a burning sensation, and interestingly, an increase in body odor!
The Salt of the Earth stick is very affordable, completely natural and gentle and most importantly, it actually works! It does exactly what it says. It makes you much less stinky for almost an entire day without any chemical nastiness or yellow sweat stains.
It’s honestly a life-changing product that I may never stop using.
2. Bullet Journals
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When I first heard of the term ‘bujo journals’, I had no idea what kind of journal that could possibly be. It even sounded kinda rude!
It was a good friend of mine who mentioned she kept one in passing.
“Boo-jo?” I tentatively asked. “Sorry, erm, what on Earth is that?”.
She pulled her bullet journal out of her bag and as she turned the pages, I was instantly smitten.
The intense level of organization her journal represented struck a serious and deep chord within my organization-obsessed mind and I knew I just had to have one.
I subsequently immersed myself in Bujo culture (yes, there are whole YouTube channels dedicated to bullet journaling, just in case you didn’t know).
I have since subbed to several said Bujo channels and have filled out two Bujo journals of my own.
I haven’t looked back and sincerely have no idea how I organized myself and my life before discovering bullet journaling!
3. Mini USB Powered Humidifiers & Oil Diffusers
Stuffy, dry nose no more! Say hello to hydrated, lavender-scented air!
I bought one of these on a total whim and honestly, where have these gorgeous little humidifiers been all my life?
After a long and hard winter and very dry Spring in my neck of the woods, I found the lining of my nose a little dry and irritated. Shortly after running this mini USB powered humidifier, those days were over — for good.
It also lights up and rotates between a few beautiful colors so I also sometimes use it as a nightlight if I’ve been watching horror movies before bed!
4. Gratitude Journals
Ok, ok, you can buy gratitude journals in tonnes of different places, including Target, but there are some super pretty designs available on Amazon that will just have you wanting to buy them purely for the sake of having them!
Honestly, filling out my gratitude journal at the end of every week has made me an over-all happier human, and I mean that sincerely.
Because I fill it out on a regular basis, I’m able to reflect on all the good things that I have experienced in the previous weeks and months and actually recount all the things that warrant genuine gratitude.
I now know that there’s always so much to feel grateful for and the journal makes sure my wonderful life experiences get recorded and pile up and up and don’t just get forgotten about with time.
5. Organic Turmeric Tea
The change this one tea has made in my life is absolutely huge.
Again, there are plenty of places online (and offline) that you can buy Turmeric tea. I bought mine on Amazon and it arrived the following day with Amazon Prime (I love Prime so much because getting stuff the very next day just rocks!), and the benefits have been many and obvious.
The benefits of drinking Turmeric tea are numerous and include:
- Increasing the amount of antioxidants in the body
- Lowering the risk of certain brain related illnesses
- Can lower your risk of heart disease
Overall, it’s been a real win for me personally because aside from the above pros, which I’m not sure I’m experiencing, I feel like I have a much clearer mind, much clearer skin, and a little more energy as an added bonus!
It’s essentially a supplement so I made sure to consult my doctor before drinking it on the regular and I’d strongly advise that you do the same.
6. Metal Drinking Straws
There is far too much plastic waste on this planet right now. Plastic straws alone are currently wrecking our precious oceans.
Metal drinking straws such as these are affordable, glamorous, and totally reusable.
They come in all kinds of colors including rainbow colors, and some come with super stylish pouches too.
I clean mine out with boiling water and the pipe cleaner they come with on a regular basis to sterilize them.
In the long run, using these is also a substantial money saver if you use plastic straws often.
7. Bamboo Toothbrushes
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Bamboo toothbrushes are great for those who love zero waste living. They’re made from 100% natural materials which can easily be recycled.
They also just have a really beautiful and delicate aesthetic to them.
I was a bit skeptical of using them at first, having used plastic ones for so long but after trying these, I don’t think I’ll be going back.
The bamboo bristles are just the right hardness for me, they look stylish, I’m super happy about them being easy to recycle and I suspect they’re a lot more gentle on the enamel.
8. Beeswax Food Wraps
Again, you can definitely buy beeswax sheets from plenty of other places online including eBay, but I bought mine from Amazon.
I had no idea you could use these natural sheets as reusable food wraps until I read an article online and was pretty blown away by just how many people seem to be using them now.
Plastic waste poses a big environmental issue, as I mentioned above, and I’m absolutely for anything that can help to reduce it.
They come in lots of different colors and can be reused many, many times.
I hope you found this article useful! I know that a lot of these items can be bought offline as well as in plenty of other places online, but I genuinely did buy all of these items initially on Amazon.
I really love finding out about new, exciting and innovative products that can make life easier and more fun. If you have any exciting new product suggestions, please leave a comment below!