20 Stress Relief Products That Aren't a Gimmick

Because sometimes deep breathing doesn't cut it.

By Emily Spain, Carolin Lehmann, Kristine Fellizar Nov 03, 2021 1:00 PMTags
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Happy National Stress Awareness Day!

It's a time where we recognize how stress can impact our physical and mental health. It's also a day where we find ways to cope with life's stressors, whether it be through meditating, journaling or pampering yourself at home. In case you weren't aware, there are also some really great products out there that can help soothe your senses.

With today being National Stress Awareness Day, we've rounded up 20 stress relief products that will help you live your best life. From acupressure mats, heated neck wraps to essential oil diffusers and shower steamers, we are positive these products will help you find and maintain your zen.

See below for 20 stress relief products that aren't a gimmick. 

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Ban.do Rainbow Stress Ball

The next time you're feeling tense just squeeeeeze down on this stress ball to let out all of your frustration. It looks cute sitting on your desk too, thanks to its cheerful rainbow design.

Renpho Eye Massager with Heat & Bluetooth Music

If long workdays give you constant migraines, this eye massager is a must. It has five modes, a built-in heating pad for relieving eye strain and Bluetooth capability so you can listen to your go-to relaxation playlist. Plus, it has over 8,000 five-star reviews on Amazon, and many say it's so worth the money.

Bye Bye Stress Therapy Dough

Say goodbye to stress with this therapy dough from Etsy. It's basically a stress ball but in slime form. It features a blend of calming lavender, chamomile and sweet orange essential oils. Use this whenever you need to relax.

Komus Design The Shift Mindful Breath Necklace

Taking deep breaths to calm yourself down can sometimes be easier said than done. That's where the Shift Mindful Breath Necklace comes in. Whenever you're feeling overwhelmed, take a deep breath and exhale through the pendant. It's a great way to practice deep breathing, and you can carry it with you everywhere.

Affirmators! at Work Deck by Suzi Barrett and Naomi Sloman

Sometimes you just need positive words of encouragement to get you through a stressful day. The Affirmators at Work Deck is a set of "inspirational-but-not-cheesy" affirmation cards. Keep it at your desk and pull one out whenever you're feeling overwhelmed.

Ostrichpillow Heated Neck Wrap

If you are constantly hunched over your desk, this neck wrap will transform your WFH experience. Filled with all-natural clay beads and and covered in smooth fabric, this neck wrap offers gentle pressure to relieve neck pain and discomfort. Just put the wrap in its cloth bag, heat it up in the microwave then wear it around your neck for instant stress and pain relief.

InnoGear Essential Oil Diffuser

This palm-sized diffuser has over 55,900+ 5-Star reviews on Amazon! Just add your favorite essential oils and watch the eight soothing colors illuminate your sanctuary.

Unwind Essential Oil Kit

Choose from one of these relaxing essential oil blends for the ultimate self-care session. This set includes four blends: herbal Dusk, powdery Quiet, smooth Nightcap and tranquil Sleep.

Stress Fighter Shower Steamers with Essential Oils by The Herbal Zen

Featuring a powerful blend of lavender and lemon essential oils, these shower steamers will transform any shower into an aromatherapy session. Just place them in the back of your shower, watch them dissolve and take in the calming effects of the essential oils. 

Stress-Fix Concentrate

Keep this rollerball with you at all times for when you need a little aromatherapy pick-me-up. It's made with certified organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage.

Goodbye Stress Rosemary & Water Mint Aromatherapy Shower Foam

Literally wash away stress with this shower foam and body wash! Packed with rosemary, orange peel, mint, eucalyptus and camphor essential oils, this body wash will leave you with soft skin and a clear head.

The Plant Lady by Sarah Simon

Coloring books are not only for children. Any plant lady will love coloring in the pages of this book that depicts scenes from a hiking trail in the Pacific Northwest to a garden filled with sunflowers, artichokes and more.

ProsourceFit Acupressure Mat and Pillow Set

With over 8,000 acupressure points, this mat and pillow set will alleviate pain and discomfort while promoting rest and relaxation! You can use it while you're sitting in your work chair, lounging on the couch or laying down on the floor. It also comes in 7 fun colors!

Velvet Napper

Bearaby's weighted blankets will change your life! You can pick from three different weight options and two soothing colorways depending on your preferences. Weighted blankets not only promote deeper sleep cycles, but they also help reduce cortisol levels and increase melatonin production to help you sleep through the night!

Stress-Fix Body Creme

This luxurious body creme has an aroma that is proven to reduce feelings of stress. That's thanks to the scents of organic lavender, lavandin and clary sage.

Aromatherapy Associates De-Stress Mind Roller Ball

Catch a whiff of this chamomile, frankincense, bitter orange, coconut oil and rosemary leaf extract roller ball to feel instantly more zen. You can take it with you anywhere to apply when you're feeling stressed. 

Yogi Honey Lavender Stress Relief Tea (Six-Pack)

Sipping on a cup of hot tea is guaranteed to relax, but these tea bags also include herbs that have traditionally been used to relieve stress: lavender, chamomile and lemon balm. You'll get 96 tea bags total with this order.

Bath and Body Works Aromatherapy Pillow Mist in Stress Relief

You may remember using Bath and Body Works pillow mist in high school, and it's still just as great. This one is tailored toward stress relief thanks to scents of eucalyptus and spearmint.

Verilux HappyLight Lucent Light Therapy Lamp

This lamp mimics sunlight to give you a mood boost. Sit in front of it every day as a stress relief ritual. 


Happy Spritz Essential Oil Spray

Spritz this essential oil spray directly on your face and body to breathe in peppermint, eucalyptus and organic lemon. You can pick from other scent options as well. 

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—Originally published Jan 05, 2021 at 11:44 a.m. PST.