Organic Dorm Room Essentials
Organic Dorm Room Essentials
As you prepare to send your kid off to college, there are a number of things you worry about. Will they adjust quickly and make friends? How will they fare away from home? Will they keep their grades up?
One way to ease your mind is to help outfit your student’s dorm room in a way that makes it personal and comfortable for them, as well as healthier for you. We suggest seven organic and eco-friendly essentials for your kid’s dorm room.
Many college students go through caffeine like it’s water. Lots of coffee makers, however, are made with plastic. Opt for a metal hot water kettle so your child can still get their tea or coffee fix, but from a stainless steel alternative that also happens to be more durable. Stainless steel does not contain chemicals such as plastic so it’s better for your child and the environment. The VAVA electric kettle is BPA-free and has a heat resistant handle for safety.
Along with the number of personal care products you will have to make sure your child has for the year, they will also need other bathroom essentials, such as towels. Coyuchi organic bath towels are Fair Trade Certified and loomed from pure organic cotton. They are also designed to dry quickly on the towel bar.
Sleep is essential to the success of any college student. A good mattress that is healthier for them to sleep on is one of the most important investments you can make when decking out your kid’s dorm room. The best part is, lugging up a bulky mattress doesn’t have to be an issue. The Verse Organic Mattress does not contain harmful chemicals and ships compressed and roll-packed for easy set-up. Watch how easy it is.
4.) Organic Detergent
For some college students, this will be their first time being fully in charge of their own laundry. Traditional laundry detergent may contain harmful chemicals, so teach them how to do laundry in a healthier way by providing them an organic detergent. There are many options for organic detergent, such as Seventh Generation, Molly’s Suds and Branch Basics.
The transition to college isn’t always easy. As they say, there’s no place like home. Luckily, you can help your child turn their dorm into a home away from home with organic accessories that will make their room all their own. Boll & Branch creates beautiful throw blankets made with organic cotton that will give a little personality to their room and help them cozy up at night.
Encourage your child to add some fresh foliage to their dorm room. Not only will they add a pop of life to their space, but they will clean the air around them and teach them to care for something while on their own. Gerbera Daisies and English Ivy are great because they filter out common allergens. For more air purifying plant ideas, check out our full blog post.
7.) Organic Snacks
The better your child does at fueling their body, the more they will be fueling their brains. Be sure to have them stock up on organic snacks for study sessions such as Stonyfield yogurt. Signing your child up for Thrive Market is a smart idea because they will have organic snacks of their choice delivered right to their door. Even just emphasize the importance of having organic fruit and vegetables around!
What organic essentials are you making sure your child has in their dorm room? Let us know in the comments!