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Bustle: 30 Genius Things That Make You A LOT Safer & Are Under $35 On Amazon

Let's be real: there's a lot going on in the world, and sometimes it can feel like danger is lurking at every corner — even if what's "lurking" is just a fresh-out-of-the-oven cookie pan that's threatening to burn your fingers. In any event, it's never a bad idea to keep safety at the front of your mind, which is why I've put together this list of genius Amazon products that make you safer and calm your fears.

You'll find that some of the most brilliant safety products are really just upgrades to existing products. Carrying around a bottle of pepper spray, for example, is a tried-and-true way to keep your self-defense game on point... as long as you don't accidentally spray yourself in the face. That's why we've included tons of updated options that can keep you feeling secure in whichever way makes you feel most comfortable. Take this totally innocent looking self-defense keychain, for example: it's low key, super effective, and a no-brainer to use.

I've also included truly innovative safety products that I wish I'd discovered sooner, like this stainless steel finger guard that protects your hands while you're chopping up food, or this splatter guard that keeps hot spaghetti sauce from burning your arms while it's on the stove.

So whether you're looking to protect your home, body, or even your identity — I've got you covered. Here's a roundup of some of the most effective and budget-friendly safety products that will make you feel secure in every sense of the word.

Full list from Andrea Hannah on Bustle's website.


May 8, 2022

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