Non-Toxic College Supply Checklist (with FREE Printable)

Non-Toxic College Supply Checklist (with FREE Printable)

 

The excitement is gathering as you (or your loved one) prepare to head off to college. With that excitement may come a sense of anxiety as you realize you will be furnishing a brand new living space. Fortunately, I’ve complied a list of all the college essentials that will help you thrive this school year. Below are eco-friendly, all natural, non-toxic items that you can buy directly from Amazon or print off my Non-Toxic College Supply Checklist to ensure you don’t forget a thing .

For the Classroom

Backpack option1 option 2 option 3
Non Toxic 3 Ring Binder
or Eco-Friendly Binder
Eco-Friendly Folders
Eco-Friendly Wide Lined Paper
Eco-Friendly Spiral Notebook
Eco-Friendly Graph Paper
Composition Notebook
Eco Friendly Mechanical Pencils & Eco-Friendly Pencils
Eco-Friendly Pens
Eco-Friendly Pencil Case – Boy & Girl
Non Toxic Ruler

Non Toxic Highlighter
Eco-Friendly Index Cards
Eco-Friendly Red Pens
Eco-Friendly Scissors
Hole Punch
Calculator
Eco Friendly Stapler
Post-Its
Laptop
Eco-Friendly Laptop Case
Printer
Printing Paper
Ink Cartridges Black & Color

Keeping it Clean

Eco-Friendly Mini Broom with dustpan
Eco-Friendly Large Broom
Trash Can
Eco-Friendly Trash bags
Non-Toxic Air Freshener
Eco-Friendly Disinfecting Wipes
Eco-Friendly Laundry Basket
Non-Toxic Laundry detergent
Non-Toxic Fabric Softener
Non-Toxic Stain Remover

Decorating the Dorm

Non-Toxic Mattress cover
Eco-Friendly Pillow
Eco-Friendly Sheets
Organic Quilt
Full-length mirror
Eco-Friendly Storage bins
Eco-Friendly Closet organizer/shoe rack
Desk and floor lamp
Fan

Dorm Supplies

All Natural Towels
Shower caddy
Flip-flips or shower shoes
All Natural Toiletries
Eco-Friendly Hangers
Adhesive hooks
Eco-Friendly Batteries
Eco-Friendly Alarm clock
Extension cords
Mini Fridge
Microwave
Personal Coffee Maker
Non-Toxic Plates and Bowls
Utensils – here, here and here
Non-Toxic Water Bottle
Resalable plastic bags
Ear plugs
Eye Mask

Toxin Free Snacks

Trail Mix Snack Packs
Popcorn Variety Pack
Granola Variety Pack
Squeezable Applesauce
Healthy Potato Chips
Organic Full Fat String Cheese
Full Fat Greek Yogurt
Sliced Meats

Don’t forget to print off my Non-Toxic College Supply Checklist

Immunity Booster

Late night cramming, living in the dorms, freshman fifteen are all common mantras of college life. These can all hinder our ability to stay healthy. I LOVE the Thieves product line because it is an all natural, chemical free way to boost your immunity. PLUS, you can earn money back for every purchase.

Inspired by the legend of 15th century French “thieves”, this special blend of Essential Oils protected them death as they robbed those dying of the Black Plague. French authorities recognized the value and in turn for a lesser sentence, the robbers provided their secret ingredients. Use my sponsor and enroller # (12007002) when buying these products to receive product guides, helpful hints and tips.

Thieves Hand Sanitizer
Thieves Wipes
Thieves Cough Drops
Thieves Essential Oil – I diffuse this in my kids room’s every night to help kill off any germs that might be lingering
Thieves Spray
Multi-Vitamin

For more details, download the Thieves Product List with suggested uses, tips and tricks.

You can receive 24% OFF, money back for every purchase and FREE products while purchasing these items for your Family. Learn more here:

12 Ways to Live Chemical Free & Get Rewarded
6 Reasons to Join Young Living’s Essential Rewards

6 Ways to Make Back To School A Breeze

6 Ways to Make Back To School A Breeze


Follow these 6 simple steps to make Back-To-School a breeze. Setting priorities, preparation and quality time are just a few secrets for success.

#1 Shop Online for Supplies

Let’s face it, shopping with kids is tough, especially with multiples. I have three kids and lugging them around from store to store takes times. They are all in car seats and it takes a good 5 minutes to get them in and out of the car at each stop. I dread going shopping but that doesn’t mean back-to-school shopping has to be that way.

Shop online to reduce your stress and make it enjoyable for everyone. My favorite store is Amazon because of its wide selection of toxin and chemical free products and free shipping for Prime Members.

Here’s my back-to-school online shopping list from preschool to highschool.

#2 Meal Prep

Prep lunches on the weekend to save time and save money. I usually spend Sunday afternoons preparing everyone’s meals for the week.

This great family activity often turns into a learning opportunity or a way to catch-up with my kids. For younger kids, I set-up an assembly line having them fill each container with the menu I’ve prepared. 5 carrots in each baggie, 1 cheese stick per lunch. You get the idea!

Meal prepping also saves me from rushing to grab unhealthy items or going through the drive thru on hectic days. While I don’t necessarily follow her menu (because we are gluten free and Keto), I do like the Happy Money Saver’s suggestions on how to prep lunches (and snacks) ahead of time.

Not only do my kids love the quality time together, it helps build their confidence in the kitchen at a young age. Skye, my eldest daughter, was cracking our morning breakfast eggs by age 3. Quite an achievement for such a young age.

Encouraging meal prep will help my children a passion for healthy meals and encourage positive food interactions.

#3 Boost their Immunity

Millions of kids are heading back to school which means millions of germs will be converging on a regular basis. Classroom are like a petri dish of the world finest bacteria.

Young children will contract anywhere from 6 to 12 cases of the cold or flu each school year potentially infecting everyone in the home. Parents aren’t immune to these diseases. An estimated 126 million days of work are taken annually caring for sick children.

Proper sleep and diet will boost their immunity and my go-to’s for additional everyday support is the Thieves product line. Inspired by the legend of 15th century French “thieves”, this special blend of essential oils protected these robbers from death as they stole from Black Plague victims. French authorities recognized the value of the essential oil blend and, in turn for a lesser sentence, the robbers provided their secret ingredients.

When using my sponsor and enroller # (12007002) to purchase these products, you will receive product guides, helpful hints and tips.

Thieves Hand Sanitizer
Thieves Wipes
Thieves Cough Drops
Thieves Essential Oil – I diffuse this in my kids room’s every night to help kill off any germs that might be lingering
Thieves Spray
Multi-Vitamin

Receive 24% OFF, money back for every purchase and FREE products while boosting your kids immunity. Learn more here:

12 Ways to Live Chemical Free & Get Rewarded
6 Reasons to Join Young Living’s Essential Rewards
3 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Essential Oils

make back-to-school a breeze

#4 Go on a Date

Set some time aside for your kids and your significant other. Research suggests that focused time with your kids can reduce their emotional and behavioral problems. When kids feel important and loved they don’t feel the need to act out, at school or home. Some of my favorite dates are taking them to Chick-Fil-A or to the private airport restaurant to watch the little jets land and take-off. What kid doesn’t like airplanes?

Here are 50 other date ideas for you and your kids

Additionally, when kids see the commitment to your spouse it helps build their self-esteem and confidence. Happy parents = happy kids!

#5 Set a Priority for the Fall

I use to believe that summer would bring peace and quite. That was a false pretense I was living under for quite some time. Summer is the time we travel, taking advantage of the kid’s schedule and our family’s schedule (we have 5 teachers in the family). Life doesn’t die down. The craziness only continues.

During our date night, Nathanael and I often will write down 3 things that we want to accomplish or fun things to do over the next few months. It’s an exercise to see where your priorities lie and how they align with your spouse. One time Nathanael and I wrote down a total of 100 ideas. Some were the same and some were different but it was fun to see each desire we had for ourselves and our family.

Some of our top priorities are:

  1. Go on family walks 1x a week – some people might say that’s not enough but my husband is a pilot and travels a lot. Once a week is sometimes challenging.
  2. Insist on quiet time every day – even though our oldest doesn’t take naps she has to spend 2 hours in her room every day where she is “quiet”. She can read, do art or let her mind run wild and helps her body to slow down.
  3. Mommy time – I get a few hours each month to do whatever I want, no questions asked. I love it.
  4. Fix-up our outdoor space – we recently moved and the old homeowners didn’t take care of the outdoors. It is our sanctuary and we want a place to enjoy the beautiful creation.

Aligning your priorities (take some from your list and some from your spouse’s list) helps set a positive tone for the fall and when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around you might have completed a few projects to make the holidays less stressful.

stressless summer bbq

#6 Live It Up

Summer is almost over. But that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy what is has left to offer. Drink lemonade, go for a swim or host a BBQ. There’s nothing quite like the summer days spent in the blistering heat. Relish them because the cold will soon be upon us.

 

Non-Toxic Back-To-School Online Supply List (Preschool – High School)

Non-Toxic Back-To-School Online Supply List (Preschool – High School)

 

Set your kids up for success this year with the Non-Toxic Back-To-School Online Supply List. Lowering their “toxin burden” will help with their cognitive ability, handle difficult school situations and prevent sickness.

Can you believe it? School is almost ready to start! As a responsible adult, I feel I should have my ducks in a row but juggling 3 kids, work and duties at home is tough. Setting your kids up for success is probably on the top of your priority list like helping them have fun, learn a lot and make great friends. But most importantly, how can you help them thrive in this new school year?

Focusing on their health is always my #1 priority. Our bodies are burdened on a daily basis, overloaded with toxins from the things around us (environment), things we put on us (personal care products), thing we put in us (food) and things in our home (cleaning supplies). Toxin overload makes it tough to think, handle stressful situation, stay healthy, and so much more (read this to learn more). These are things that my kids fight on a daily basis when entering a new school year.

This Non-Toxic Back-to-School supply list will help reduce your child’s exposure to harmful toxins and increase their ability to be successful this coming school year. Don’t get suck with the junk, kick it to the curb with this non-toxic school list. Even better, this online list will save you one (or more) less trip(s) to the store and gets you free shipping. Whoot whoot…Amazon Prime for the win!

Non-Toxic Back-To-School Supply List

The Basics

Supply Box
Non-Toxic Crayons – I this 3-pack because I can keep 1 for our home supply and another for traveling (in cars/airplanes)
Non Toxic Colored Pencils – another 3 pack
Non Toxic Markers
Non Toxic Construction Paper
Pencils
Eco-Friendly Pencil Sharpener
Watercolor Paints
Erasers
Non Toxic Glue Sticks
Non Toxic Ruler
Eco-Friendly Folders
Eco-Friendly Kleenex
Non Toxic Wipes

Preschool Specific Items

100% Cotton, Eco-Friendly Back-Pack (boygirl) – cute designs
Non Toxic Water Bottle – has a glow-in-the-dark option
BPA Friendly Lunch bag – bpa and meal-prep friendly
Eco-Friendly Blunt Scissors

Elementary Specific Items

100% Cotton, Eco-Friendly Back-Pack (boygirl or option 1 option 2 option 3) – fun designs
Non Toxic Water Bottle – has a glow-in-the-dark option
BPA Friendly Lunch bag – meal-prep friendly
Eco-Friendly Scissors
Non Toxic Highlighter
Eco-Friendly Wide Lined Paper
Eco-Friendly Spiral Notebook

Middle and High School Specific Items

Eco-Friendly Back-Pack (option 1 option 2 option 3 option 4) – great designs
Non Toxic Water Bottle – many color options
BPA Friendly Lunch bag – bpa and meal-prep friendly
Eco-Friendly Scissors
Non Toxic Highlighter
Eco-Friendly Wide Lined Paper
Eco-Friendly Spiral Notebook
Eco-Friendly Graph Paper
Composition Notebook
Non Toxic 3 Ring Binder or Eco-Friendly Binder
Hole Punch
Non Toxic Dry Eraser Markers
Eco-Friendly Index Cards
Eco-Friendly Red Pens
Calculator
Non Toxic Disinfecting Wipes

Other Non-Toxic Favorites for School

Snacks

Trail Mix Snack Packs
Popcorn Variety Pack
Granola Variety Pack
Squeezable Applesauce
Healthy Potato Chips
Organic Full Fat String Cheese
Full Fat Greek Yogurt
Sliced Meats


Immunity Booster

I LOVE the Thieves product line because it is an all natural, chemical free way to keep your home clean and your kids healthy. PLUS, I earn money back for every purchase. Download the Thieves Product Guide by clicking below.

Thieves Product Guide Download

Inspired by the legend of 15th century French “thieves”, this special blend of Essential Oils protected them death as they robbed those dying of the Black Plague. French authorities recognized the value and in turn for a lesser sentence, the robbers provided their secret ingredients. Use my sponsor and enroller # (12007002) when buying these products to receive product guides, helpful hints and tips.

Thieves Hand Sanitizer
Thieves Wipes
Thieves Cough Drops
Thieves Essential Oil – I diffuse this in my kids room’s every night to help kill off any germs that might be lingering
Thieves Spray
Multi-Vitamin

You can receive 24% OFF, money back for every purchase and FREE products while purchasing these items for your Family. Learn more here:

12 Ways to Live Chemical Free & Get Rewarded
6 Reasons to Join Young Living’s Essential Rewards
3 Reasons Why You Should Start Using Essential Oils

 

Helpful Tip – Make It Like Christmas

When I was younger, I did enjoy going back-to-school shopping with my mom. We would visit our local Target and pick out all the items on the school supply list. Sheer joy would overcome me, as I saw the brightly colored “Back-to-School” shopping section. I was filled with excited anticipation to see the fun, new designs and latest gadgets I would fiddle with while bored in class. Remember Giga-pets?

I don’t want to take that same joy away from my kids by purchasing all the items online. My tip is to make one purchase per child. This way, when the packages come, the items are separated out by child. It is similar to Christmas where we all gather around the living room, wait for everyone to get settled and open the “gifts” simultaneously. For big items like backpacks, I usually let my kids pick their own and I stick to their favorite colors for scissors and supply boxes.

Was this list helpful? Did I miss any important items?

 

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