Is it crazy that we’re talking about back to school essentials already?
Summertime in Central Oregon feels like it could just go on and on forever. While we love all the family adventures that happen all summer long… It is that time of year again to start talking about back to school shopping.
We know some parents might be super excited for the school year to begin, even if our kids are not. And through the hustle and bustle of back to school shopping, there are plenty of supplies, books, clothes and more that are on everyone’s minds. We wanted to sprinkle in a few ideas that will help everyone transition back to school in a more relaxing manner.
As kids are running off back to school, whether it be to middle school, high school or even college… we have put together a few fun gifts that will make the return a little easier on them. Don’t worry, we also have a few things that will make the return easy on parents, too!
Getting Young Kids Ready for School
If you have little ones getting ready for their next big school year, they might be feeling all sorts of emotions. No matter how excited or nervous they are, we thought these gifts could ease their mind for a bit.
Primal Element Soap Bars - These soap bars are a super fun gift for young kids. They’re handmade in small batches for optimum fragrance. There are so many designs, you can find one for every kid. The bars are made from a vegan formula that is free from sodium lauryl sulfate and parabens. You can easily shop our selection online, but we highly recommend popping in at the store to check out the designs in person!
Fizzy Bath Bombs - As school nights approach, it’s always tough getting young ones back into a bedtime routine. What better way to close in on bedtime than with a super fun bath time?! We carry Feeling Smitten Popsicle Bath Fizz that kids just LOVE.
Or, if you’re looking for more of a bath bomb, we carry Feeling Smitten Bath Bombs and Toy Surprise Bath Bombs. These take bath time to an entirely new level for young kids!
It’s Back to School for Tweens
It can be a little harder getting your pre-teens or tweens ready to go back to school. Especially if they had an adventurous summer hanging out with their friends, staying up too late and putting off those summer reading books. However, we have just the right goodies to help make the transition a little bit easier on them.
Back to school might mean a new wardrobe or new school supplies, but we think a little Finch Berry Shimmer Body Wash should also make the list! Tweens LOVE this body wash for its delicious scent, super moisturizing feel and shimmering properties. Plus, we also carry a Finch Berry Shimmer Hand Cream that they can take to school with them and share with friends!
Another super fun gift for your pre-teen heading back to school are the Honey House Naturals Bee Bar Lotion. They’re a perfectly fun size for them to keep in their lockers or at their desks. Plus, you can feel great knowing they’re using a quality product on their skin. These natural bee bar lotions are made with wholesome ingredients either found in or derived from nature, and they’re free from cheap fillers and petroleum and never tested on animals.
An absolute must-have for your household during back to school season are some Barr-co Lip Balms and Hand Creams. Barr-co Lip Balms will soothe and protect your lips and they have deliciously unique flavors! They’re formulated with high quality ingredients including beeswax and vitamin E, leaving your lips feeling naturally soft. And, of course, they also protect against that early school season sun with SPF 15.
While you’re perusing the Barr-co products, you may also want to pick up a few hand creams from this lovely brand. Everyone in the family could use one of these, especially as we head into the fall season!
Lastly, a set of Patchology Eye Gels might just be the thing your pre-teen needs to roll out of bed on the tough Mondays. Pick up a few packs and surprise them when you need it!
Treat Yourselves, Parents
Back to school planning can be stressful. There is so much shopping to do, we think it’s good to sprinkle in a bit of fun while you’re at it. Now is the moment where we recommend you treat yourself to a few beauty essentials to keep calm, hydrated and relaxed.
Hold on to the last bit of summer with the Michel Design Works Wild Lemon shea butter soap. These soaps are made in England with only the finest ingredients. This soap will make your skin feel irresistibly soft. And the subtle notes of lemon will remind you to breathe and de-stress throughout the day.
After a long day of keeping up with the new school and activity schedule, there’s nothing more relaxing than some “me-time” in the shower or bathtub. Either way, we have shower bombs, bath bombs and more to add lovely fragrance notes to both.
Our customers love these Succulent Calm + Inspired Shower Steamers and Bath Bombs. They come in amazing scents like Watermelon, Basil and Mint or Spearmint and Rosemary. These accessories transcend your bath or shower to feel like you’re on vacation, even if only for a few moments.
Come by the shop to pick out your favorite scents, you may not be able to pick just one!
Just before bed, as you set the early alarm for the next morning… take a few extra minutes to moisturize with Thymes. Thymes Body Lotion is so soothing and hydrating, the high desert is no match for it. They are a blend of rich shea butter, olive oil and naturally derived emollients. This customer favorite, Olive Leaf, has a formula combined with olive leaf extract and vitamin E to help promote youthful radiance.
Our final must-have for yourself is a new pajama set from Yala. We carry so many of their products both in-store and online because they are that comfortable. There is no better way to wake up and head to bed than in a Yala pajama set. Don’t take our word for it, come by the shop and feel the softness.
As you and your family embark on the back to school chapter again, make time for yourselves to de-stress and recenter.