18 bizarre bathroom products people actually love
Beard bibs, toilet lights, and literally so much more.
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Everyone has a drain they’d like to keep from clogging. No one wants to have to bend down to scrub their toes. Who can stand facing a bright light during a late night toilet trip? The thing about bathroom products is, they can work for virtually everyone, and that’s part of why they’re some of the most popular items that people gravitate to on Amazon.
But bathroom products can also get really bizarre. From a bib that catches hair after shaving to a stool that can help you poop, these items are strange but reviewers swear they actually work. Our team at Reviewed has even tested many of them out personally and loved them, which makes these some of the best and most interesting stuff you could add to your bathroom now.
1. A mushroom-shaped plug that catches stray hair in the shower
Since the dawn of the modern bathroom, we humans have been taking as many strides as possible to keep fungus out of the tub. That all changed with the advent of the TubShroom, a device made of industrial strength silicone that fits any shower drain and catches every single hair and stray particle that may cross its path. This handy interceptor helps to prevent clogged drains and the harsh chemicals or plumber visits associated with them. The TubShroom is available in a variety of colors so you can match your drain with your decor while providing future you with a respite from one of the nastier household cleaning jobs.
2. This beard bib you need to try at least once
If you’re a guy who likes to keep his beard trimmed and tight, you know it can also make a huge mess. Just when you think you’ve gotten rid of the last of said fallen follicles, there appears another in the sink, and after that two more on the floor. Beard Bib by Beard King aims to curb the clean-up often associated with this endeavor, and reviewers say it really does. It comes with mirror-adhering suction cups and a reverse cape design, catching beard and hair clippings for easy disposal. Featured on Shark Tank, the Beard Bib can aid with in-home haircutting of all kinds, and it’s available in a basic version complete with a one-size-fits-all velcro collar and shoulder covers as well as a deluxe version with replacement suction cups and a built-in tray to hold trimming tools.
3. Curb your inner sasquatch with this back shaver
You know the old saying, I shave your back, you shave mine? Yeah, me neither. But what is clear is that the makers of BAKblade were probably sick of finding some other person to help them reach their unreachable parts and developed this ridiculous—but also top-rated—grooming product to help make solo shaves easier. Essentially a safe and durable razor on a stick, BAKblade's ergonomic design allows the user to reach their whole back by simply operating the device like a backscratcher. What's most impressive is BAKblade works wet or dry, and if you're using it to shave properly like with a normal razor you'll avoid irritation, scratches and bumps, leaving you with smooth skin you'll be eager to show off.
4. A bath bomb that can help you unwind
Spa treatments tend to be thought of as a special occasion event, complete with all the skin-softening and relaxation and eye cucumbers that money can buy. Bath bombs can bring parts of this experience right into your home and none seem to do it better than LifeAround2Angels, an environmentally friendly and USA-made operation based in California. They offer a 12 bomb gift box with one each of 12 experiences including soothing scents like black raspberry vanilla and lavender. With over 5000 reviews on Amazon the LifeAround2Angels Bath Bombs provide a calming aroma and soften the skin, proving to be great party favors or gifts.
5. This weird stool that'll change your life (and the way you poop)
In addition to appearing on the shortlist of greatest rhyming word pairs of the 21st century, Squatty Potty is revolutionizing the way people tackle Number Two. The developers of this Shark Tank-approved product aimed to help correct the biggest issue with the modern toilet—its inability to provide the body its natural posture for evacuating its bowels. In steps this doctor recommended and FDA registered stool, which can relieve strain on the muscles that help us poop. Users rave about Squatty Potty's ability to relieve symptoms such as constipation and hemorrhoids by allowing the colon to unkink itself after years of improper squat etiquette. Multiple height options and tuck-away design allow the Squatty Potty to adapt to any toilet so there's no excuse for struggling in the bathroom – the solution is right around the corner.
6. A waterproof holder to keep your beer in the shower
The concept of a “shower beer” is nothing new. Knocking back a cold one while treating oneself to a leisurely shower? It doesn't get any better, except when you're resting that can or bottle or glass on a wet and soapy surface and all of a sudden your suds are in your suds. Sip Caddy's Bath and Shower Cup Holder prevents this nightmare scenario from bubbling up with their patented suction cup beverage butler, equipped to grip any sort of container, from beer cans to wine glasses. You can trust Sip Caddy's suction cups to hold up to 7 pounds when applied properly so you're free to lather, sip, rinse and repeat.
7. The pre-poop toilet water spritz that makes any movement smell amazing
Anyone who has shared a toilet with other people (read “everyone”) has experienced the horror of dropping in immediately following a particularly potent movement. Likewise, we have all left the same unwanted surprise for another unsuspecting bathroom goer. Use Poo-Pourri and all these hangups about close quartered and shared restroom spaces go out the window. Simply spritz the toilet water and go about your business knowing any foul odor will be neutralized. With a long list of scents from the abstract “Poo La La” and “Royal Flush” to the more easily approachable “Lavender Lemongrass” and “Smoky Woods,” these will make you eager to spray before you go and pretend it never happened. Your coworkers and housemates won't even have to thank you—they wouldn't know why.
8. An easier way to handle toothpaste
Squeezing a tube of toothpaste is such a common occurrence in everyday life that it has become the gold standard example of trying to get the most out of a product as possible before caving in and buying another container. We squeeze and mangle that tube until we simply cannot press anymore toothpaste onto the toothbrush. Good news though: iLifeTech's Hands Free Toothpaste Dispenser does the job for you. Their vacuum technology pumps out every last drop, reducing waste and unnecessary effort while mounting to the wall to decrease bathroom counter clutter. It even comes with a toothbrush organizer that can fit up to five brushes, which is also wall mounted. This product is ideal for young brushers new to applying the correct amount of toothpaste to their toothbrush as well as any persons requiring that little bit of help completing this daily task.
9. An ingenious way to keep your feet clean
Finally, a product specifically engineered for too-tall, back-pained, smelly-footed people like me. Soapy Soles attaches to your shower floor and stays put as you scrub your feet across its massaging bristled surface, cleaning that hard-to-reach area without bending or stretching. Obviously you don't need to be terribly tall or unable to bend over to benefit from this miracle bathing tool. If you've ever wanted a spa-level foot cleanse without subjecting another person to those neglected toenails you can rest easy knowing Soapy Soles has you covered from the comfort of your own shower.
10. Our favorite bath mat
There's nothing like a soft landing spot after a relaxing bathing experience. Gorilla Grip's Luxury Bathroom Mat, our top tested bath mat, boasts a plush 100 percent chenille soft-pile surface for your feet while providing a durable backing equipped for washer and dryer punishment that their competitors cannot stand up to. Gorilla Grip recommends applying this mat only to clean and dry surfaces to avoid slippage and reduce mold but once you do so you'll be swept away by the soft and cushiony experience. Gorilla Grip's mat is available in many colors and sizes to fit a bathroom of any size or décor.
11. This easy-to-use in-home bidet
Sometimes old fashioned toilet paper just doesn’t cut it. The mess. The hassle. The admission that I really need to sit with this until my next shower. Why not upgrade your toilet with a fresh water spray to secure a more healthy clean? Bio Bidet offers a range of non-electric bidet attachments ready to install without the need for a plumber. Their SlimEdge model fits a wide range of standard toilets and is complete with pressure controlled posterior and feminine settings. Once you make this bidet a part of your daily routine you won’t go back to the old fashioned way. Now if we could only get them to develop the undercarriage air dryer we so sorely need.
12. A waterproof speaker that won’t capsize at your amateur kayakers club meeting
As someone who likes to use his time efficiently, it's always a bummer to have to neglect my auditory sense while showering. Sure, the sound of falling water is soothing. However, I listen to music or podcasts any time my attention isn't needed elsewhere so the VicTsing SoundHot C6 Portable Bluetooth Speaker is a perfect shower companion. Reviewers rave about its volume, its long battery life and most importantly, its ability to repel water and keep on working. Some even reported that they submerged the speaker completely in water and it still kept on working(though the manufacturer does not recommend this practice).
13. This handy sleeve for hair styling tools
The big downside to hot styling tools like hair irons and curlers is the time needed to let them cool off before stowing them away. Oftentimes, users resort to leaving them on the counter to cool down, creating clutter and the possibility of accidentally leaving it plugged in. Polder's High Heat Silicone Hair Iron Sleeve rests on your bathroom counter and can withstand heats of up to 450 degrees Fahrenheit to let any flat iron or curling iron slide in and start cooling down. The sleeve is designed with an integrated cord holder to prevent loose and dangling cords and a rear hook to rest on towel racks. Polder even offers their sleeve in four colors if you're looking to match it with your bathroom.
14. A way to turn your tub into the ultimate relaxation station
The possibilities of in-home spa-level relaxation have been expanded with Bambusi's Bamboo Bathtub Caddy Tray. No more balancing a drink on the side of the tub while soaking, no more reaching and straining to rest it on the floor. This Bathtub Caddy Tray adjusts to fit any tub and features a stand for a book or tablet and spaces for your wine glass and a bar of soap. Get your multitask on—bathe while watching your favorite TV show, reading a good book or relaxing with a candle and an adult beverage.
15. An organizer to help declutter your bathroom counter
Staying organized isn't my strong suit, especially with all the little containers and tools necessary to prepare for the day. If you're as disorganized as me and your bathroom containers and tools are makeup and jewelry then perhaps it's about time to look into an Ikee Design Jewelry and Cosmetics Storage Display Box. Great for vanities and bathroom counters, this translucent plastic organizer can be used to corral the dozens of little makeup containers around your bathroom and saves tons of space. This product comes with two stackable displays, and the top portions with slots to slide lipsticks and such, while the bottom has drawers to stow away palettes and other thinner containers.
16. The only night light you’ll ever need
I know what you're thinking: A light in my toilet that can flash a rainbow of colors … and detects my presence by simply sensing my motion? But that's right, one exists. Vintar's LED Toilet Night Light is the very definition of a product you didn't know you needed until you heard about it. Forget flipping on the light switch in the middle of the night and straining your eyes, forget leaving that light off and crossing your fingers and toes hoping to hear a splash of toilet water to ensure that your aim was true. This night light is efficient as it is cool - the rechargeable battery is only in use when it’s dark and you’re present, illuminating your toilet bowl and the rest of your bathroom for that wee hours party of one.
17. A shower curtain liner to end your nightmare battle with mold and mildew
One of my least favorite paradoxes is how filthy shower curtain liners get, despite being so closely related to bathing and being clean. There never seems to be a good solution to the dirty curtain liner aside from holding your nose and closing your eyes and removing it from the shower curtain rod and cleaning it (gag) or being wasteful by bundling it up and throwing it away. You'll be able to avoid this inconvenience with mDesign's miracle shower curtain. Water and soap glide right off its PEVA surface – no PVC or chlorine here – making for a long-lasting curtain that will keep your bathroom floor dry while saving you some money with its more than reasonable price.
18. The best affordable shower head we’ve ever tested
You might not think of a fancy showerhead as particularly practical or even possible—it’s just a vessel through which regular old water passes and soaks your body while bathing, right? Wrong. The Culligan Level 2 Wall-Mount Showerhead is not only sleek and shiny with its chrome look, it’s also one of the best showerheads we’ve ever tested, and comes with five different water flow settings to match your mood, from broad spray to a more focused massaging pulse. Another perk? It helps reduce chlorine and filters out unwanted bacteria, helping make sure your water is cleaner and has less hair and skin-damaging impurities in it. Throw in easy tools-free installation and there’s no reason why you shouldn’t treat yourself to this all too reasonably priced luxury.
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