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Is there anything better than cozying up to a comfy pillow? Stress relief looks different for everyone, but the universal stress ball is famous for a reason. CL9 created the world’s largest stress ball and relaxation set that lets us hug, rest, or squeeze the stress right out of our day. This set can go anywhere life or stress takes you: traveling, at the office, in the airport, in the bedroom, or even in the kids’ room.

I love the different functions that come from this single product. The one-use stress ball idea is excellent, but CL9 created bigger-scale “balls” that bring a new element to destressing. There are two main ways to use the CL9 Relaxation Set. First, as a huge, squishy cushion that I can hug or squeeze. Second, I can use it as a body pillow to cuddle with and enjoy a quick power nap. The CL9 Relaxation Set comes with nine different sizes and colors for whatever you end up needing. Studies show people like to touch soft and squishy things like slime because it brings on a relaxing sensation. I like the idea of using a soft ball instead of something sticky like slime. Instead of memory foam, CL9 uses antimicrobial and hypoallergenic filling with a special 100% polyester gel fiber. The siliconized process means the fiber is resistant to bacteria and adds a feather-like tough to the filling. It’s one of the softest pillows I’ve ever had.

The small ball is 12 inches and is squishy and perfect to toss around to take my mind of something that’s bothering me or just take a quick break from work. The medium cloud measures 20 inches and is just the right size to hug and squeeze during a nap. The jumbo cloud is 40 inches and is a family favorite that can be used as a body pillow or a seat. The Jumbo also comes with an outdoor cover that is water-resistant and also protects from scratches and dust so I can bring it into the backyard or anywhere else I need a comfy seat. I like that it’s machine washable and will quickly reshape in my hands after it dries.

The medium cloud can also be used as a Yoga cushion and a sensory toy for young children. I like that my kids don’t even realize that they’re getting the gross motor play when they’re squeezing and rubbing their cloud. If they’re acting wound up, we’re able to just sit together on the couch and hug and squeeze our clouds, feeling better almost instantly.

For more information on the CL9 Relaxation Set and their project on Kickstarter check out the links below.

Project Details:
Crowdfunding Campaign: Kickstarter
Launch Date: June 2019
Ship Date: April 2020
Company Website: CL9