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Eidia Moni Amin

Back-To-School Essentials for Every Lil’ Sprout

With Summer ending and Fall taking its place, Lil’ Sprouts start spending more time indoors. School and homework begin, and nature can start to feel out of reach. Below, we’ve gathered our favorite garden-themed items so Lil’ Sprouts can take the outdoors with them wherever they go. Incorporating thoughtful, sustainable products into home and school life is an excellent opportunity to remind kids of the ways in which nature doesn’t stop at the welcome mat.

Beatrix New York Lunchbox: Juju, Red

Take a friend to lunch with Beatrix New York’s ladybug lunchbox! Beatrix’s bright designs balance style and playfulness for products that are built to last. PVC free, phthalate free, lead free, and BPA free, Beatrix’s products are dependable and safe to use for Lil’ Sprouts’ lunches–plus, they’re easy to clean! Just toss them in the laundry machine on cold.

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bkr bottle: a bubbly glass water bottle + soft silicone sleeve 500ml

Simple and effortless, the bkr is an excellent alternative to metal water bottles, which can quickly warp at the bottom under the weight of water. The bkr bottle is made with soda-lime glass, is dishwasher safe, and is protected by an easy-to-grip silicone sleeve that insulates the contents of whatever it contains. For Lil’ Sprouts on the go, the bkr can be used at home, in school, on the field, in the garden, or anywhere else!

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20-Piece Mixed Towelettes by Herban Essentials

Infused with therapeutic-grade essential oils, Herban Essentials towelettes come in orange, lemon, lavender, peppermint, and eucalyptus– garden-fresh scents designed to keep Lil’ Sprouts fresh without the chemicals. You can even get them for the family pet! Perfect for lunch boxes and sports bags, Herban Essentials towelettes provide a moment of aromatic clarity in the middle of a hectic day.

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Rite in the Rain Spiral Notebook

The next time it starts pouring, don’t get rained in! Embrace your inner explorer and head outside with Rite in the Rain’s all-weather universal notebooks. Trusted for almost a century, Rite in the Rain’s products are made in Tacoma, Washington from post-consumer recycled materials. Rite in the Rain also sells a pen to use in extreme weather, but a number two pencil works just as well. So the next time there’s bad weather, don’t take a rain check–head outside and encourage Lil’ Sprouts to record what they see.

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SoYoung Grade School Backpack

Made from natural fabrics and printed with vivid, clean graphics (including some beautiful Orange and Pink Peonies!), SoYoung’s products offer a refreshing take on floral backpacks. Adding beauty and cheer to the daily school routine, their charming peony print captures the excitement and elation of being outdoors. Designed by a parent for parents, the SoYoung backpack has a lined and laminated interior that can be easily wiped down no matter what your Lil’ Sprouts might put in there.

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Bee’s Wrap

Made from organic muslin, beeswax, jojoba oil, and tree resin, family-owned Bee’s Wrap is an alternative to plastic wrap that can be used over and over to preserve just about anything in the kitchen. Bee’s Wrap is easy to clean (just use cool water and gentle soap) and even easier to use! As the warmth of your hands makes the beeswax more malleable, work the Bee’s Wrap around your desired food (halves of sandwiches, lemon wedges, pitchers of milk). Within seconds of removing your hands, a seal is created as the wax hardens again. Use Bee’s Wrap to pack a lunch for Lil’ Sprouts or to cover up leftovers, and when Bee’s Wrap start to wear out after a year, toss it in the compost!

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