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37 Handy Products That Changed People’s Lives

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I’m a big believer in the power of the right product to change lives. Whether it’s a skin cream, kitchen gadget, or something that helps me relax, I love discovering that product that is just right for my needs. And, I love telling everyone about it!

That’s why I’ve collected this list of handy products that have changed people’s lives for the better. Some of these are my personal recommendations based on my own purchases, and some are the result of research into the most interesting and highly rated products for sale right now. I hope you find some recommendations that might just change your life, too!

We hope you find these products as awesome as we do. Just an FYI: We are a participant in the Amazon affiliate program, and Brainjolt may receive a share of sales from links on this page. Prices on Amazon fluctuate so anything mentioned below might change as soon we publish it!

This Detangling Brush Glides Through Hair

Dread the pain and frustration of trying to brush out your unruly locks? This magical brush is the solution you’ve been searching for.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I’m a single dad of a 6-year-old girl, and combing her hair is the hardest part of taking care of her. She gets really bad knots in her hair. This brush is the only thing that has ever worked. She even likes to comb her own hair now.”

This Bentgo Salad Box Keeps Ingredients Fresh

If you’re trying to eat healthier, meal prep is one of the best ways to support it. I like to prep several meals in advance, and since salad is my go-to lunch, this Bentgo Salad Box is perfect for keeping ingredients fresh for days.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I am doing Weight Watchers so having a lot of fresh produce on hand during the day is just the thing. I love how I can fit a lot of healthy salad in the main compartment then load up the tray with fresh snacks.”

This Biotin Shampoo Sends Dry Hair Packing

If you struggle with dry or thinning hair, meet your newest shower MVP. This biotin shampoo has over 27,000 positive reviews, and it’s not hard to see why.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I was experiencing extreme hair loss when I moved to Seoul, South Korea, due to the pollution. I read the reviews on this product and thought, “Why not?” I used it daily for 8 months, not thinking much about it, then I took a side-by-side. This shampoo works!”

These Earbuds Are Lightweight And Waterproof

Why spend hundreds of dollars on wireless earbuds when you can get this affordable pair instead? The waterproof design keeps them performing like new year after year.
Here’s one 5-star review: “These headphones are literally fantastic. I am a professional musician by trade, and these have incredibly clear sound quality; really high-end parts put into this product.”

Get More Out of Your Squats and Lunges With This Booty Band

Made from fabric with non-slip elastic grips on the inside, the Booty Band is a more comfortable alternative to rubbery exercise bands that dig in and chafe the skin. The set of four bands has gradual resistance levels, so you can work your way up to the most challenging level.
Here’s one 5-star review: “These bands are absolutely amazing! As everyone has said, they are well made, they don’t roll up, have perfect resistance options, and the carry case makes storing them super easy!”

Your Dog Will Love Training Sessions with These Tasty Treats

The only thing my dog loves more than his ball is food. Seriously, it makes training a lot easier. Made in the US, these training treats include the finest ingredients around, so I can rest knowing that I am giving them only the best. And the taste of chicken is pretty good too!

These Magnetic Measuring Spoons Are Double-Sided for Maximum Versatility

I recently decided to upgrade my measuring spoons, and I must have looked at a dozen sets before choosing these Magnetic Measuring Spoons. The set includes seven double-sided spoons that nestle tightly together thanks to the strong magnets in their centers.
Here’s one 5-star review: “Being able to have one end for dry ingredients (normally the oval end because it fits in containers easier) and the other for wet ingredients is phenomenal. Sometimes we use the magnets to hold the measuring spoons on the overhead range (saves counter space).”

This Eye Pillow Relieves Headaches and Migraines

Designed by an orthopedic surgeon, this Eye Pillow provides weighted compression while blocking light. Chill in the fridge or freezer to provide extra relief.
Here’s one 5-star review: “The little beads inside allow it to contour to your face and add the smallest bit of weight to relieve eye pressure from a headache.”

These Sugar Bear Hair Gummies Encourage Healthy Hair Growth

Formulated with biotin and vitamins known to promote healthy hair growth, these Sugar Bear Hair Gummies are a sweet and simple way to nourish your hair from the inside. They’re vegan and free of gelatin, dairy, and gluten. They’ve earned nearly 28,000 ratings on Amazon with a solid 4.5 out of 5 average score.
Here’s one 5-star review: “My hair was falling out in clumps and getting super thin in the front. On the recommendation of my hairstylist, I ordered SugarBearHair. I have tons of new hair growth. So pleased and, they taste amazing.”

This Motion-Sensing Light Installs in 5 Minutes With No Wiring

Perfect for closets, porches, and other dark spots, this Motion-Sensing Light is an easy solution with no wiring required. The bright LED light requires 4 C batteries (not included) and can be installed in 5 minutes with the included hardware.
Here’s one 5-star review: “The light itself is perfectly bright for the shower I placed it in. This casts a natural-light glow that is probably less than a 40-watt bulb and greatly enhanced the look and function of the shower.”

This Bubble Fidget Toy Is Like Popping Bubble Wrap

I can personally recommend this Bubble Fidget Toy since I bought one for my daughter to play with while doing distance learning classes. The sound isn’t as loud and sharp as regular bubble wrap, but the silicone bubbles are still very satisfying to pop.
Here’s one 5-star review: “Lots of fun! If you love popping bubble wrap, this is for you!”

These Button Covers Prevent Annoying Holes in T-Shirts

I noticed that all my t-shirts were getting small holes near the hem in front, and I was mystified until a friend told me it’s from the buttons on my shorts and jeans. Luckily, there’s an easy solution: these Button Covers!
Here’s one 5-star review: “I’ve been using these little silicone button covers for about two weeks and they seem to be working well. They were simple to put on and they’ve gone through the washer and dryer and have held up well.”

This Smart Photo Doorbell Requires Zero Installation

This Smart Photo Doorbell is an affordable alternative to video doorbells that have to be hard-wired into your home. No installation required–just peel and stick the doorbell and link it to your phone. When someone presses the button, a chime sounds indoors, but the real value is that it takes a motion-activated photo and sends it to your phone.
Here’s one 5-star review: “This is a perfect size, comes complete with batteries installed, along with 2 adhesive mounts and screws if you would prefer it permanently mount it.”

This Powerhouse Pumice Is a Miracle Cleaner for Toilets

Scour away stubborn stains with the eco-friendly Powerhouse Pumice. It erases years of calcium deposits, limescale, hard water rings, iron deposits, rust stains, and other grime. Can be safely used on most porcelain, ceramic, and metal surfaces.
Here’s one 5-star review: “THIS THING IS A MIRACLE WORKER. Requires very little scrubbing, my dang toilets look brand spanking new!”

These Compression Socks Relieve Heel Pain and Plantar Fasciitis

Take care of your feet! These Compression Socks support the foot and ankle in moisture-wicking fabric while letting the toes stay free, which makes them more comfortable to wear while sleeping or in warm weather. They’ve earned over 25,000 ratings on Amazon!
Here’s one 5-star review: “I am the super skeptic, but I was desperate and the cost was negligible… My PF is completely under control now, I run without pain, I wake up and can walk without pain.”

These Drain Smart Discs Keep Potted Plants Alive Longer

I love my houseplants and try really hard not to kill them. I’m hoping these Drain Smart Discs will help! They can be trimmed to fit any pot and provide a base layer beneath the soil to encourage proper drainage and prevent root rot.
Here’s one 5-star review: “These things are reusable and won’t let the soil seep through drainage. Can not recommend this enough.”

Never Microwave a Cup of Coffee Again With This Ember Smart Mug

My husband got me an Ember Smart Mug as a gift, and it has absolutely changed my life. Set the desired temperature (my magic number is 130 degrees), and the mug keeps the drink at that temperature for hours. No more microwaving the same cup over and over, no more lukewarm dregs at the bottom.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I love coffee, and it tastes even better in this cup because the coffee is consistently hot. It is simply fantastic!”

Use This Facial Mask Variety Pack to Find Your Ideal Formula

Enjoy some self-care with this Facial Mask Variety Pack, which includes four 6-ounce face mask formulas: Cucumber Peel-Off Gel Mask, Dead Sea Minerals Clay Mask, Charcoal, and Black Sugar Gel Mask + Scrub, and Avocado and Oatmeal Clay Mask.
Here’s one 5-star review: “Overall I absolutely loved them and it was nice to test to see which ones I wanted to buy individually later on.”

This FURemover Broom Has Over 55,000 Ratings on Amazon

My big, sweet dog Rosie sheds constantly, so I am always in the market for any gadget that will help. My latest find is this FURemover Broom, which has a telescoping handle and natural rubber bristles that attract pet fur like a magnet.
Here’s one 5-star review: “This broom is banana! What’s really crazy is I didn’t even know there was hair matted into this rug. I thought it just got dirty really fast. And the hair just keeps coming -Twilight Zone stuff from the center of the earth just keeps coming.”

This Hot Air Brush Saves So Much Time

If you normally style your hair with a blow dryer and round brush, do yourself a huge favor and order this Hot Air Brush. It’s easy to use, speeds up styling time, and results in full, shiny hair. I love mine, and I think you will too!
Here’s one 5-star review: “Where my lazy people at? 20 minutes. That’s how long it takes me to do my hair from wet out of the shower to straight and sleek locks using this thing. Best purchase I’ve made this year!”

This Ice Bag for Instantly Upgraded Cocktails

I thought all crushed ice was the same until my mixologist friend told me about this Ice Bag. You put ice inside the canvas bag and use the wooden mallet to pound the ice. The cloth soaks up excess moisture, so the crushed ice has a wonderfully crisp texture that won’t water down drinks.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I bought this to make crushed ice for tiki drinks. This is a dead solid, reliable way of making crushed ice, without using anything electric or hand crank.”

These Paper Sandwich Bags Reduce Single-Use Plastic

These Paper Sandwich Bags are not only a more environmentally friendly alternative to plastic bags, but they’re also really cute! They’re made of recyclable, sealable, grease-resistant paper, and even have a spot for writing a note. They’ve earned an amazing 4.8 out of 5-star average rating on Amazon!
Here’s one 5-star review: “I want to move away from all plastic bags if I can and these are a great start. I also tried the competition and the sticky strips for closure are much handier than the stickers the others come with.”

These Massaging Boots Relieve Pain and Reduce Swelling

For swelling, neuropathy, and other discomforts, these Massaging Boots are a miracle. Strap them on and enjoy the air pressure that massages and encourages proper circulation.
Here’s one 5-star review: “Easy and comfortable. Really compresses your legs to hit pressure points and releases at intervals that really relieves pain.”

This Pie Crust Bag for Perfect Pastry From Scratch

Pie crusts from scratch can be intimidating, but this handy Pie Crust Bag makes pastry foolproof! Place the dough inside, zip shut, and roll away. Then, safely transfer the crust without tearing. Works great for pizza, cookies, and other recipes, too!
Here’s one 5-star review: “I cannot tell you how much these have changed my life! Gluten-free dough can be so sticky and impossible to roll out. These make rolling out gluten-free dough a breeze!”

This Affordable Rear View Camera Makes Driving Safer

Get peace of mind and make your daily driving a little bit easier with this Rear View Camera. It’s surprisingly affordable and has earned over 14,000 ratings on Amazon with a very high average score.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I’ve been using it for a month now, and I am very happy with its performance. The picture is very clear, field of view is easy on the eyes.”

This Rechargeable Candle Lighter Uses a USB Cord for Power

I bought this Rechargeable Candle Lighter a few months ago, and I’m here to give it my strongest recommendation! I was tired of using butane lighters but skeptical of how a USB-powered lighter would work. Turns out, it works exceptionally well, and I use mine daily to light candles and my gas fireplace.
Here’s one 5-star review: “It’s lightweight, easy to operate, doesn’t eat batteries because it’s rechargeable, and I’ve never had a problem lighting a candle or grill with it – it absolutely has performed every time.”

This Retinol Cream Is a Bestseller

If you are only willing to change one thing about your skincare, using a retinol cream is your best bet. This cream from LilyAna Naturals is a bestseller on Amazon, with tens of thousands of positive ratings.
Here’s one 5-star review: “Let me first say I’m a VERY picky retinol user. I usually use a high-end organic product but thought I’d give this one a whirl given the reviews. I’m a tried and proven convert now. I LOVE this product.”

This Shadazzle Cleans and Polishes Just About Everything

I admit, I mostly clicked on the Shadazzle because of the fun name, but after reading the reviews, I’m convinced! This miracle of a cleaning product is made from clay, vegetable oil, vegetable glycerin, and natural fragrance. Use it to clean and polish metal, ceramics, porcelain, marble, wood, jewelry, glass shower doors, car wheels, the list goes on and on!
Here’s one 5-star review: “I have used this for years. It’s hands down the best. I use it on all stainless steel stuff and my glass shower. Love love love!”

These Sleep Strips for a Better Night’s Sleep

There’s a lot of research on the importance of nose breathing. If you want to improve sleep, reduce snoring, and train your body to breathe only through the nose, then Sleep Strips are going to help!
Here’s one 5-star review: “Life-changing. Not only do I no longer annoy my husband with snoring, it’s brought such awareness to my breathing during the day. Good quality breathing is so important to good health!”

This Safe Sound Personal Alarm Can Be Heard Up to 600 Feet Away

For peace of mind, this Safe Sound Personal Alarm is an affordable necessity. It looks like a keychain with an LED flashlight, and in fact, you can use it for just that! But if you pull out the side pin, it emits a seriously loud alarm (push the pin back in to shut it off).
Here’s one 5-star review: “I never thought that a day would come when this gadget would be so handy and useful to me and my husband. And that has proven me right today!” (You can read her entire story on the Amazon product page.)

This Slow Feeder Bowl Is Healthier for Dogs

Eating too fast can lead to bloating, obesity, and digestion issues for dogs. An easy solution is this Slow Feeder Dog Bowl, which slows down feeding by up to 10 times. It comes in several sizes, has a nonslip base, and is dishwasher-safe.
Here’s one 5-star review: “Slows down even a beagle! Eating time has extended from 7 seconds to between 3 and 5 minutes. That’s huge. He also seems far more satisfied when it takes him longer to eat, which is wonderful.”

This Sinus Steam Inhaler Relieves Congestion

Breathe better with this Sinus Steam Inhaler, which provides non-medicated warm steam to encourage sinus drainage and clearer breathing. Uses tap water and can be used with menthol pads or essential oils (sold separately) for a scented experience.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I have recently developed sinus issues and I bought this as a last-ditch effort to sleep and breathe during the day. And let me tell you this thing worked wonders! It seemed to break up the mucus and make it kinda run out after use.”

These Souper Cubes for Freezing Soup, Sauce, Broth

I’ve been making a lot of soup lately, so I was very happy to discover these Souper Cubes. Each compartment has measuring lines and holds up to 1 cup. The trays are stackable if you want to make a LOT of soup or sauce at once! These get very high ratings on Amazon with a 4.8 out of 5-star average.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I’ve used many silicone molds for the freezer and this is by far the best.”

This Squeeze & Pour Measuring Cup Is My New Favorite Cooking Gadget

I’m a HUGE fan of this Squeeze & Pour Measuring Cup. It’s made by OXO, my favorite kitchenware brand, and is the absolute best way to pour batter. Made of flexible silicone, it’s heat-resistant, microwave safe, and dishwasher safe.
Here’s one 5-star review: “I bought these primarily for melting butter and chocolate (which they work great for!), but ended up using them for everything. Being flexible and not getting extremely hot like some of my glass measuring cups are this set’s biggest pros.”

This Stuffed Pancake Pan Inspires Delicious Breakfasts

Why settle for ordinary flat pancakes when you could make aebleskivers, Danish pancakes stuffed with fruit, jam, cream cheese, peanut butter, cheese, chocolate, or bacon? All you need is this Stuffed Pancake Pan, which includes a recipe booklet. You can also find lots of videos online for inspiration!
Here’s one 5-star review: “This was my first experience with making aebleskivers–ever! But they not only turned out delicious but actually *looked* pretty too! The pan was super easy to use, simple to clean, and we had a lot of fun.”

This Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak Fixes Whatever Is Wrong With Your Feet

Toenail fungus. Athlete’s foot. Calluses. Stubborn odor. This Tea Tree Oil Foot Soak addresses all those issues and leaves feet feeling soft and smelling great! Works with hot or cold water.
Here’s one 5-star review: “In love with this product! While at work all I can think about is coming home to soak my feet. My feet feel absolutely amazing! The smell is fantastic!”

This Water Jug Pump Dispenses Easily From a 5-Gallon Jug

No water cooler? No problem! This Water Jug Pump charges up with a USB cord to provide at least 30 days of power. With the push of a button, it dispenses water from a standard 5-gallon jug.
Here’s one 5-star review: “Cheap alternative to big water fountains, and this works and installs insanely easily.”

This Weighted Blanket Helps You Calm Down and Sleep Better

If you’ve been curious about whether a Weighted Blanket might help you de-stress and sleep more soundly, this is a great one to try. Sized for one person, it’s affordable and easy to care for, with a cotton cover containing glass beads. It is machine washable and dryable, though to extend its life, it’s better to use it with a duvet cover and avoid washing it too often.
Here’s one 5-star review: “For several years now, I have had trouble sleeping. I tend to wake up at least 6 times a night, and it takes me up to an hour to fall asleep even if I’m tired. I find that when I use the weighted blanket, I wake up less often, and I fall asleep faster.”