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5 pandemic essentials that everyone’s buying right now at Amazon

Published Mar 9th, 2021 8:29AM EST
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Key pandemic essentials are much easier to find these days now that daily COVID-19 case numbers have dropped, and that is obviously great news. Unfortunately, however, essentials are still very difficult to come by in some regions, especially urban areas that are densely populated. Perhaps that’s part of the reason why our readers are swarming Amazon and stocking up on best-selling essentials like BNX KN95 face masks that are made in the USA, black AccuMed face masks, Purell hand sanitizer, and more.

The first coronavirus cases were discovered more than a year ago now, and we know far more about the virus that causes COVID-19 than we did in the early days of the outbreaks in the US. That said, the basic precautions that experts are advising to protect yourself and your loved ones haven’t changed in a long time. What has changed, thankfully, is the fact that pandemic essentials are so much easier to find now than they were a few short months ago because case numbers have dropped so far.

Physical stores in so many areas now have essentials in stock. Unfortunately, however, other regions are still bone dry. The good news is that Amazon has tons of popular products in stock right now that anyone can order. That includes BNX KN95 face masks that include 6 layers and are made right here in the USA, best-selling black AccuMed face masks on sale at the lowest prices ever on Amazon, Purell hand sanitizer, Purell wipes, and more. In this post, we’ll show you where to find all the essentials you want at the lowest prices we’ve seen in quite some time.

Respirator masks

Regular readers know that black AccuMed face masks have been best-sellers for months. They started out on Amazon at more than $30 per pack, and there are 10 masks in each pack. That’s not bad at all for masks that are this popular, but you won’t pay anywhere near that much right now. Head over to Amazon and you’ll find these top-sellers for $19.99 per 10-pack, which is the lowest price ever. The same brand also has black masks with earloops instead of headbands for the same price.

Also popular are the hot new BNX 6-layer KN95 face masks. Our readers have been searching for KN95 masks made in the USA for so long to purchase on Amazon, and now we finally have a good option to share that’s made by a reputable company.

BNX 20-Pack KN95 Face Mask, Disposable Particulate KN95 Mask Made in USA, Protection Against Du… BNX 20-Pack KN95 Face Mask, Disposable Particulate KN95 Mask Made in USA, Protection Against Du… $39.99 Available on Amazon AccuMed Face Mask (Headband), Black (10 Count) AccuMed Face Mask (Headband), Black (10 Count) $19.99 Available on Amazon AccuMed Face Mask, Black (10 Count) AccuMed Face Mask, Black (10 Count) $19.99 Available on Amazon

Three-layer masks and cloth masks

In addition to the disposable respirators above, Amazon now has Honeywell dual-layer cloth face masks available — and they’re flying off the retailer’s virtual shelves. They’re also currently on sale at the lowest price we’ve ever seen. And if you want simple 3-layer face masks, you’ll find two great options below.

Hand sanitizer

Countless health experts remind us that keeping your hands clean is crucial, but constantly washing your hands with soap and water while you’re out and about isn’t feasible. Purell hand sanitizer is the best in the business and it was impossible to come by for so long. Now, hard-to-find Purell 8oz pump bottles and Purell 1-liter bottles are available on Amazon at the lowest prices on the entire internet. You can even get Purell wipes if you hurry, and they’re still basically impossible to find anywhere else.

Disinfecting wipes

High-quality disinfecting wipes from top brands are still very hard to come by in stores, but Amazon has some inventory at less inflated prices than we’ve been seeing for the past few months. In fact, Lysol wipes and Clorox wipes are both in stock right now, though they could sell out at any moment.


Disinfecting wipes are crucial cleaning supplies, but you also need household cleaners to disinfect surfaces in your home, office, and anywhere else you spend time. Lysol spray, best-selling Microban 24 spray for under $50 per carton, Clorox Commercial Bleach Cleaner, and Clorox spray cleaner are all very popular choices.

Maren Estrada
Maren Estrada Deals Editor

Maren Estrada is a deals expert with more than 15 years of product reviews and deals coverage experience. Having been the Editor for BGR Deals since it first launched in 2013, she has helped our audience save millions of dollars over the years on tens of thousands of popular products. She is the authority on daily deals coverage. In addition to BGR, her work has also appeared on Yahoo!, MSN, and more.