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Back to School Must Haves

Many students have already headed back to school, but some are still waiting on that "big day" to come. No matter if it's your child that's the student, or you are, there are some must have supplies you'll want to make sure you have for the weeks and months ahead!

One set of supplies can be found when you check out my personal favorite back to school brand, Crayola. The Crayola Back to School Guide shows you just what you need when it comes to back to school supplies no matter what grade, or if you're a teacher. Crayola even has you covered with it comes to those big projects. You know the ones you need to add big, bold and colorful statements to signs, school projects and science fair posters. They even have a vast array of crafting kits you can use to supplement at home learning too! All of these and more can be found on the Crayola website.

You never know what other books and paraphernalia you'll need to bring home from school, so why be prepared with the Lemont Foldable Backpack from Trendhim? The body of this backpack is lightweight and water-resistant. The main compartment is deep enough to hold your stuff and the outer zipped pocket is perfect for items you need to grab quickly. The entire backpack can be folded and stuffed inside the inner pocket. It’s easy to toss in your locker and unfold when needed.

Black + Berry Living - Hand Cleanse & Hand Sanitizer
Black + Berry’s Hand Cleanse kills the germs while leaving the positive probiotics and enzymes that promote a healthy skin microbiome. Additionally, it balances the pH of your skin. This is your go-to hand cleaner for most day to day activities. Based with certified organic, raw apple cider vinegar and topped off with rose water and carefully crafted essential oils blend to add even more cleaning power and promote overall skin health.

Black + Berry's NEW Hand Sanitizer is the perfect organic on-the-go solution to sanitize you and your family's hands. Made with 100% organic ingredients such as neroli water, rose water, organic alcohol, citrus extract, and glycerin, it's moisturizing and protective yet powerful enough to kill germs. Rose water and Neroli water are anti-inflammatory and have strong antioxidants that balance the pH of your skin and leave a protective barrier to prevent damage. Housed in a 100% reusable aluminum packaging.

Every teen wants to get rid of pimples - especially as they head back to school to see their friends! Kidskin, an affordable skincare line for preteens and teens, makes all their formulas in the USA including their popular SPF 30 broad-spectrum sunscreen. Made with safe and effective ingredients like tea tree and salicylic acid, their skincare line is becoming a fan favorite. No parabens, no gluten, no fragrance, vegan and cruelty free. Safely remove dirt and excess oil with the 3-Step Acne Kit which is the perfect starter to get rid of zits - comes with a cleanser, toner and moisturizer.

Founded and created by a ten-year-old, Heathmade makes sure to provide the best quality ingredients in their products. For hand purifying on-the-go, reach for Heathmade's premium, alcohol-free Hand Sanitizer, curiously crafted to gently cleanse your skin with a combination of soothing aloe vera gel, anti-inflammatory witch hazel, wondrously scented & antimicrobial essential oils, and anti-oxidant rich vitamin E oil. It not only sounds good, but it feels and smells amazing too!

In today’s world, health means wearing a face mask. Los Angeles-based Indie Source clothing manufacturer pivoted immediately when Angelenos were told they had to wear face masks in public. The manufacturing company nimbly adjusted its production capabilities to construct and ship out fabric face masks to those in need. Currently, for every mask that is sold, one is donated to a Los Angeles based front line worker.

If you or your child is heading back to school chances you're going to need a mask, or two. SwaddleDesigns has 2-layer masks made from cotton flannel which is soft, lightweight and breathable. These masks are specifically designed and sized for children and adults and are available in prints or in solids to match uniforms.

Introducing the new collection of unicorn water bottles from Onebttl. These stainless steel water bottles are great for unicorn lovers to take to school. 18/8 (304) stainless steel is eco-friendly, BPA free, and rust-resistant. Leak-Proof and double-wall vacuum insulated design keeps drinks cold for 24 hours and hot for 12 hours.

Onebttl also has a nice line of standard teacher and subject based teacher gifts too! Why not show teachers just how appreciated they are during this crazy time we are all facing.

Whether your kiddo is going back to school in-person or virtually this year, the Aquasana Clean Water Bottle is a must-have. Aquasana’s Clean Water Bottle instantly transforms ordinary tap water into delicious, filtered water. This powerful water bottle is NSF-certified to remove 99% of lead, bacteria, chlorine, cryptosporidium, and giardia. This means no matter where your child goes, they will always have access to clean, healthy water.

Help ease that Back-to-School stress with JaneCare's Newly Launched CARE Kits. The Everyday CARE Kit includes a Journal, 3-in-1 pen/stylus/blue highlighter, JaneCare Coffee Tumbler, 3 out of this world gluten-free snack bars, three affirmation cards, a mask (one size fits most), JaneCare Lip Balm, and a 3 piece kit with Germ Fighter, Cold Stopper, and Immunity Essential Oil Blends. Perfect for back to school, or even at home learning.

Neon Earth is a print-on-demand company that connects consumers to a plethora of designs created by professional designers that can be used on everyday products like masks. Wearing a mask doesn't mean you need to cover up your face with a dull and boring pattern or image. With Neon Earth you can choose from hundreds of stock designs, or you can create your own with their online tools.

DetraPel, a company that is committed to providing non-toxic protective coatings that do not contain harmful chemicals has three great products that are perfect for back to school.

Fabric & Clothing Protector is a powerful nanotechnology based liquid and stain repellent that helps protect your favorite apparel from everyday accidents. This fluorine-free treatment is designed for jackets, shirts, pants, dresses, gloves, and more. By spraying it on apparel, a harmless and invisible super-hydrophobic barrier forms that protects fabrics from damage caused by water, juice, and other accidental spills.

DetraPel Hand Sanitizer is a powerful, alcohol-free, moisturizing formulation designed to kill 99.9% of common germs in as little as 15 seconds. This FDA compliant hand sanitizer is intended for repeated use and made with Benzalkonium Chloride to kill germs quickly without the skin irritation potential associated with alcohol-based sanitizers. This gentle citrus hand sanitizer is quick-drying and can be conveniently sprayed leaving skin feeling soft and fresh.

DetraPel Outdoor Gear Protector is a powerful nanotechnology based liquid and stain repellent treatment that can be used on backpacks, shoes, lunch bags, gym bags, pencil cases, and more. This treatment creates an invisible barrier that protects the surface from the damage caused by water, dirt, mud, and other stains. It's free of harmful fluorochemicals / PFAS and performs on canvas, cotton, suede, mesh, polyester, and more.

As kids will be spending more time outdoors this school year, Bug Bite Thing is a must-have that parents will want to have on-hand at home and in their kid's backpack. The easy-to-use suction tool painlessly and effectively extracts insect saliva/venom from under the skin to eliminate itching, stinging and swelling by removing the irritant - totally unlike topical creams and ointments which only mask it. Bug Bite Thing is chemical-free, reusable, and safe to use on all ages.
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