Amazon is a perfect place for any sort of household item. You know, the products that you just have to have around. The ones that can come in handy at any time?
Whether you have a headache, messy kitchen counters, or a scrape on the knee, we’ve got the solutions to your everyday problems. And to make things a bit easier with your Amazon search, we’ve compiled a list of the best household and health categorized items on Amazon.com. I found the most convenient laundry detergent that basically pours itself, a laundry scrubber with a cult following and the stickiest bandages around. You’ll definitely have a new shopping list after reading this, but you’ll be so happy you have these essentials in stock the next time you need something.
You will love our editor’s curated product picks! FYI: We are an Amazon affiliate partner and may get a share of the sale of your purchase (at no cost to you).
Windex Is About as Good as It Gets When It Comes to Cleaning Glass
Keep your windows and mirrors clean and streak-free with this spray bottle of Windex. Buyers rate it 4.8 stars. An extra perk: the bottle is made of 100% recycled plastic, so you’re doing a good thing for the environment. Get a 23-ounce bottle for $2.97 or a 32-ounce refill bottle for $4.05. Just transfer the spray nozzle from your original bottle to the refill bottle, and you’re ready to tackle those windows.
This Cortisone Cream Soothes Itchy, Irritated Skin
I can’t tell you how many tubes of this Cortisone Cream I’ve bought from Amazon, but it’s a lot! My family relies on it for relief from bug bites, rashes, and other skin problems. It banishes itchiness, soothes skin, and reduces kids’ complaining.
These Calming Teas Are The Key To Better Sleep
There’s nothing I love more than sipping on a hot cup of tea as I’m unwinding and getting ready for bed. This chamomile lavender tea is my new favorite and I seriously swear by it for better sleep and relaxation. The glowing reviews say it all: This is a product you don’t want to miss out on.
This Automatic Toilet Bowl Cleaner Will Let You Go Longer In Between Cleans
I think we could all use some cleaning products that actually take care of the whole “cleaning” thing for you. This automatic bowl cleaner gives you a sparkling toilet every time you flush. It evens removes years of hard water stains!
Make Your Bathroom Shine With Kaboom Foam
I absolutely swear by Kaboom for my bathroom. The foam sprays on blue and turns white when it is ready to clean, so there is no guessing game. It’ll remove even the toughest stains in a matter of minutes (which, let’s face it, is what we all need for our bathrooms).
This Saline Nasal Spray Is Making My Allergies More Bearable
Seasonal allergies are upon me, which means I’m filling my virtual Amazon shopping cart with medications and anything else to find relief. That includes this Saline Nasal Spray. It relieves dryness and prevents my nose from feeling like a red, raw piece of meat!
This Heartburn Medication Soothes the Burn
I never really understood heartburn until, while pregnant with my first child, I developed a fiery sensation that stretched from my throat to my stomach. Ouch! Luckily, this Famotidine Heartburn Medication–a low-priced version of Pepcid AC–works wonders.
A P.M. Medication to Relieve Pain and Help You Sleep
Another smart addition to your medicine cabinet and emergency supplies! This bottle of Acetaminophen PM is a low-cost version of Tylenol PM, with one ingredient to relieve pain and fever and another to help you sleep.
These Bandages Are Flexible Fabric
Gone are the days of sweaty, plastic bandages. These flexible fabric ones move with you and stay put without making your skin sweat underneath, which doesn’t help a wound heal at all. These are thin, stretchy, and just plain comfortable to wear, say over 6,000 stellar reviews.
Your New Cold and Flu BFF
There’s no harder time to have a cold or flu than at bedtime when all you want to do is rest, but you can’t because … achoo! … cough … sniff … your body won’t let you. Nighttime Cold and Flu medicine will become your new best friend. No, it won’t bring you chicken soup like your actual best friend, but it will dial down the sniffles, coughing, and fever so you can get some rest and feel more like a normal person.
This Digestive Enzyme Complex Makes Tummies Happy
Got tummy troubles when it comes to digestion? Fear not, Revly digestive enzyme complex is here to help. For starters, it’s vegetarian and gluten-free, and it’s made with natural bromelain and papain which are enzymes found in pineapple and papaya. Nearly 5,000 reviewers say this has made a world of difference in their digestive troubles!
These Tide Sticks Get Stains Out Immediately
If, like me, you spill everything to the point that you can’t even wear white shirts without fear of looking like a Jackson Pollock painting, listen up. These Tide-to-go pens get stains out fast if you apply right away, which is why I’ve always got one in my purse for daily emergencies. These also work amazingly well on stubborn chocolate milk stains if you’ve got kids.
These Cold & Flu Meds Work For Day And Night
Without fail, whenever I get a cold or the flu, I only have daytime or nighttime meds but never both. Until now – this dual pack of cold and flu medicine keeps you covered all day and night long with maximum strength pills that relieve pain, reduce fever, unstuff your nose and soothe coughs around the clock. These have the same ingredients as a popular brand, so they work just as well at a fraction of the price!
This Cleaner Harnasses The Power of Plants
Not interested in using a bunch of chemicals to clean your house? Let oranges do it instead. This ECOS all-purpose cleaner is non-toxic and uses orange essential oil to tackle tough dirt and grime. It leaves your spaces fresh, clean and smelling amazing.
Nip Heartburn In The Bud
Heartburn’s pretty much the worst and can strike at any time the older I get, so I keep this antacid stocked in my medicine cabinet. I love that they’re chewable instead of a thick, gross liquid you have to force down your throat! The box contains a 14-day treatment course for frequent heartburn that’ll cool things right down.
This Conditioner Smells So Good
This Honest conditioner smells exactly like a creamsicle – the lovely orange-vanilla fragrance lasts on hair and is so nice to smell. It works on my kids’ fine, curly, tangle-prone hair like a charm. I also use it on my hair since I like the scent so much!
To Gel With Toilet Cleaning
I’m always on the hunt for toilet cleaning products that cut down on the amount of time I have to spend keeping it looking fresh. Sure, there are tabs out there you can drop in the toilet’s tank. However, these gel dots smoosh right into the bowl itself so you can tell exactly when it needs to be refilled. As you flush, water rushes over the gel, spreading the power of “clean” across the surface.
This Essential Oil to Relieve Migraines and Sore Muscles
This pure therapeutic aromatherapy oil works wonders on headaches, migraines, and sore muscles in general.
The aroma of fresh basil is heavenly to the senses and can be used on the skin, in the hair, as soap, or in a diffuser for a wonderful smelling home.
These Bee Pollen Supplements Which Are High in Antioxidants
Bee pollen is packed full of antioxidants to protect you from free radicals and chronic diseases, as well as fighting infections and inflammation.
So, I’ve been using this natural bee pollen supplement, which is super affordable on Amazon and has great reviews. It’s a great natural defense by taking a couple of capsules per day.
An Electrolyte Drink for Hydration
If you’ve ever sat up with a sick kid wishing you could make them feel better, you know it’s smart to have a few bottles of Electrolyte Solution in the house. This dupe for Pedialyte comes in two flavors, blue raspberry or cherry punch, and earns great customer reviews.
These Waterproof Bandages Come in a Variety of Cool Prints for Kids
My kids seem to get scrapes and cuts on the areas that get frequent washing, like their hands, so it’s near impossible to keep bandages on. Until I found these “bravery badges“! These stay on so well and are actually waterproof, so they protect the wound from moisture wonderfully.
These Electrolyte Packets Are the Easiest Way to Hydrate on the Go
Don’t worry about lugging around bottles of Gatorade. Just pour an Electrolyte Packet into a glass or bottle of water for quick, effective hydration and replacement of electrolytes. Customers report that the orange flavor tastes good, with no aftertaste.
A Must-Have Box Of Bandages
Bandages. Dressings. Booboo covers. Whatever you call them, it’s imperative that you have adhesive bandages on hand (and likely within reach, if you have kids) at all times. There’s nothing worse than needing a bandage and not having one. You can add this box of adhesive bandages (all one size) to your existing Amazon shopping cart for just a few bucks, so they’ll always be convenient.
This Melatonin Helps You Get To Sleep Fast
It’s so simple; I don’t know why I don’t take a melatonin pill every night to fall asleep fast. Instead of staring at the ceiling, I could be drifting off to dreamland quickly and easily with a non-habit forming solution. These get rave reviews for being safe, effective and how they keep you asleep throughout the night.
Omega-3 Fish Oil to Help Support A Healthy Heart
I’ve been taking these Omega-3 Fish Oil soft gel supplements for a long time because they support heart health while being GMO-free and not having any artificial colors.
I have a family history of coronary heart problems, so I find this product to be a great way to support my workout regime by strengthening my cardiovascular health. This brand is also a number one bestseller on Amazon.
Be Extra Hydrated With Electrolyte Mix-Ins
This is your reminder to drink more water! You haven’t gotten enough today, have you? Me either. I’m seriously considering these electrolyte drink mixes. Simply add a packet to your morning water (that’s a thing, right?), and you’ll get three times the hydration that a traditional sports drink might offer. It’ll only cost you 25 calories from your daily budget, too.
This Pain Reliever Works For 12 Hours
I’ve been getting really bad allergy headaches lately, thanks to everything that’s blooming out there. The only thing that helps seems to be this pain reliever that lasts for 12 hours straight. I like that I don’t have to remember to keep taking a pill since it lasts all day long.
This Sinus Rinse Bottle That Customers Call “Cheap and Easy to Use”
There are fancier gizmos that promise to flush your sinuses, but you can skip the higher price and unnecessary features and get down to business with this no-frills Sinus Rinse Bottle. It’s earning solid ratings on Amazon, with customers praising its simplicity and value.
A Welly Human Repair Kit for Life’s Boo-Boos
There are a zillion first aid kits to choose from, but I’m a fan of this Welly Human Repair Kit. Not only does it have personality, but it will prepare you to take care of basic injuries. I especially appreciate the single-use ointment packets!
This Oxi Clean Revives Your Whites
My husband wears a white tee under all his button-down “work shirts” pretty much every day, and boy, do they get discolored fast. The only thing I’ve found to work are these Oxi Clean Power Paks, which brighten whites up to 40 times better than chlorine bleach! Just pop a pack in the washing machine and watch the magic happen.
Go Ahead And Scrub Those Laundry Stains
Stain-removing products don’t do you much good unless you have a scrubber of some type to really get the product in there and working. (It’s not a personal attack; I’m preaching to the choir here.) This silicone scrubber is oh-so-cute, perfectly sized to fit in the palm of your hand, and is a real workhorse when it comes to getting in there and making stains disappear. This listing will get you one plus a backup.
This Acetaminophen Reduces Pain And Fever
I like taking acetaminophen better than ibuprofen whenever I get a fever or aches and pains that come with getting older! This jumbo bottle will last me a really long time since there are 500 caplets. It’s a total bargain for how much medicine you’re getting!
This Sleep Aid Is a Bargain-Priced Version of Unisom
Another great house brand by Amazon, this Sleep Aid is a must-have for insomniacs. It contains the same active ingredient as Unisom, doxylamine succinate, a gentle yet effective over-the-counter medication. The reviews are filled with success stories, with one customer writing, “They work, and they are cheap, what’s not to love?”
These Hair, Skin & Nails Multivitamins to Revitalize Your Glow
Living through a global pandemic has wreaked havoc on our bodies, and one way I’ve revitalized my hair, skin, and nails is with this Argan Oil-infused supplement.
It’s an Amazon’s Choice product because it’s such a great multivitamin at a great price, and it contains biotin, antioxidants, and hyaluronic acid for rejuvenating results. They come in liquid soft gel form as well, so they’re easy to swallow.
This Probiotic Might Give You Better GI Health
I’m always looking for ways to have better GI health, especially as I get older. This probiotic is a great, easy and effective way to help your belly. You’ll get 30 vegetarian capsules with 35 Billion CFU, which could help increase healthy gut flora.
This Broom Holder Works Anywhere
We keep our cleaning tools on the basement stairwell wall, and these broom holders have been a great addition. Simply stick ’em on the wall and insert the handle of your broom, mop, plunger, or what have you, and it’ll actually stay where you put it! It’s super grippy, so there’s not a chance things will fall out.
This Dish Soap Smells Heavenly
You wouldn’t think the smell of a cleaner would be something to wax poetic about, but then you’ve probably never smelled Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap! From basil to lavender to lemon verbena, all of the scents are heavenly and make doing dishes a heck of a lot more pleasant! I love this three-pack, so you’ll always have one on hand.