Back to School Essentials: For the Hair & Skin
Make washing up quick & easy with Weleda's Calendula Shampoo & Body Wash. Their gentle, no tears formula helps retain the natural moisture in your kids skin, and it contains calendula flower extract which has so, so many amazing benefits. Psst, don't forget to protect their skin from the harsh Aussie sun with the Little Urchin Natural Sunscreen!
Another product that will help with a quick morning routine is the No Nasties Slick Kids Hair Paste. It's made with sunflower wax for an extreme hold - monkey bars & lunchtime adventures don't stand a chance. Plus it has added goodies to help support hair growth.
Back to School Essentials: For the Lunch Box
Your kids may not be old enough to fully understand waste, but by sending them to school with reusable alternatives to single-use plastics, you can make sure they aren't contributing to it. You're helping them make sure their future is a little bit cleaner & greener.
The Life Basics Reusable Silicone Straws are a great alternative to regular plastic straws! These reusable straws are made from soft and flexible silicone, designed to be gentle on teeth and gums and reused over and over again. Plus the multiple colours make sipping on water fun. They'll also love Onya Stainless Steel Drink Bottles with an easy flip and flow lid and straw. It's strong and durable yet so lightweight and comes in different colours!
Another great alternative to the single-use plastic packaging often found in children's school bags are Stashers. These fun pouches are made from 100% silicone and are BPA/PVC/latex free. Would you rather use the sandwich or snack size? If you'd rather wrap your kids sandwich in cling wrap, there are compostable versions of that too. With compostable cling wrap AND compostable sandwich bags, switching to something more eco-friendly doesn't mean you have to change up your entire routine.
Back to School Essentials: For the Brain & Body
An item that is quickly becoming a back to school must is a good pair of kids blue light glasses. Our favourites are the Baxter Blue Addison Glasses, specially designed for children aged 7 to 10 who spend a lot of time in front of digital screens. The blue violet light emitted from devices such as smartphones, tablets and televisions can be harmful to their eyes and their health, so these lenses work to filter out 50% of that damaging light.
If your children prefer to boost their focus through snacks, get them to start their day by taking the Ethical Nutrients Fish Oil for Kids that helps support normal brain function. Or, send them to school with a brain boosting chocolate smoothie using the NuZest Kids Good Stuff to keep them focused throughout the entire school day.
Oh, and don't forget PATCH Organic Strips. They're going to be your new favourite bandaids (and you know you're going to need them). Made from a bamboo fibre & a coconut oil enriched gauze, your kids will love the panda print too.
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