The end of summer is inevitable, meaning back to school is on everybody’s mind these days.
If you’ve got a student getting ready for high school, university, or even a youngster excited for kindergarten, a back to school gift is a special way to say you care. While everyone thinks of backpacks or lunch kits for students, how about a gift for their health and well-being?
Here are the top 4 natural back to school gifts for the student in your life.
1. Hand Sanitizer
Kids of all ages are heading back to buildings where they will be exposed to germs at every turn: grabbing railings on the staircase, eating in cafeterias, or getting dirty at recess. A convenient hand sanitizer is an ideal way to carry along a hand-wash station.
Our Hand Sanitizer Spray in Sweet Orange comes in a portable 60 ML size with an easy to use spray top. The aluminum bottle means it won’t break in a backpack, and the spray is tough on germs but gentle on the skin. It’s formulated with 70% alcohol, distilled water, vegetable glycerin and sweet orange essential oils.
2. Aromatherapy Roll-Ons
School can be stressful. A study of 40,000+ students at 41 Canadian Post-Secondary Institutions showed that stress, anxiety, and sleep difficulties were the top three factors that impacted their academic performance. Aromatherapy has been shown to help with stress, anxiety, fatigue, and sleep disorders, as well as allergic reactions that impact quality of life.
We have essential oils blends that can help. Our West Coast Aromatherapy Roll-On, for instance, has black spruce, pine and cedar wood—a stress-busting blend that also supports depleted adrenals, a condition whereby stress can lead to fatigue. Use the convenient glass roller bottle to roll a small amount onto wrists, neck and/or mid-lower back to support the adrenal glands. Or choose the Relax or Tension Headache roll-ons for more specific uses.
3. Lip Balm
It’s no surprise that chapped lips are a common condition in autumn and winter, thanks to a combination of cold and windy weather and dry, heated air inside. Certain types of lip balms are recommended, such as those with essential oils.
Our selection of lip balms fit the bill for students in any grade. Not sure where to start? How about with our Pure & Simple scentless lip balm, which hydrates and nourishes dry lips with organic oils and butters and natural emollients. Or have some fun with Creamsicle, which combines organic oils and butters with sweet orange and vanilla essential oils.
Many of our lip balms—including Creamsicle—also have the sun protection of zinc oxide, as important in winter as it is in summer. Your lips can still get sunburned and are more susceptible due to their thinner skin.
4. A Gift That Gives Back
Our selection of products are ideal for the budget-conscious student.
Personal care isn’t a luxury, it’s a necessity, so our products are priced affordably. If your student likes what you bought as a gift, she or he can buy it again at a reasonable price.
Our refillable containers also help students—and you—save even more. We offer discounts to those who bring back their empty containers.
Here’s how you can save money and the environment:
- Bring in a refillable container and we’ll fill it up and give you 10% off the retail price.
- Bring back an empty glass jar and you will save $0.50 off your replacement jar of any size. We then reuse or donate the glass jars.
- Bring back your empty 4-litre plastic jug to be reused and receive $1 off a replacement.
We refill a lot of items, from liquid soaps to shampoo and conditioner; from lotions and to multi-purpose cleaners, and more!Whether you’re buying back to school supplies for your youngest or helping the eldest pack for university, remember their health and well-being when you’re looking at pencils and textbooks. For more information feel free to contact us at any time, and ask our friendly staff for help.