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10 Essentials You Must Always Have In Your School Backpack

10 Essentials You Must Always Have In Your School Backpack

With the start of a new school year fast approaching, packing must-have necessities in your school backpack is important! Here are 10 essentials you must have in your school backpack! 

1. Hand Sanitizer

Hand sanitizer has been a school must-have for the past couple of years! While at school, having a travel-size bottle within reach will be beyond convenient.

A hand sanitizer that is perfect for backpacks is the  Touchland Hydrating Hand Sanitizer. The travel-size bottle of this hand sanitizer is 30 ml and costs $9! In addition to the frosted mint scent, Touchland also has others such as pure lavender, rainwater, blue sandalwood, berry bliss, and vanilla blossom. 


While killing germs, Touchland Hand Sanitizer is also good for your skin! Some of the skin-loving ingredients in this hand sanitizer include aloe vera and lemon essential oil. Aloe vera is great for moisturizing without leaving a greasy residue on the hands. The lemon essential oil both purifies and nourishes the skin!

2. Perfume 

Perfume is an essential backpack item that makes it easy to freshen up after those long school days! By buying a travel-sized perfume bottle, there will be that added convenience of saving backpack space. A good travel-sized perfume option is the Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere perfume. There are .5 ounces of perfume in this bottle and it costs $22. The vanilla musky scents of the Philosophy Fresh Cream Warm Cashmere perfume have accents of orchid, nestles, and cashmere wood! This is both a high-quality and indulgent scent that will last all day long! 


3. Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo will revive your hair by absorbing oils, grease, and dirt! Having a dry shampoo product in your backpack will guarantee that you can refresh your hair during school hours. A good dry shampoo option that has a travel-sized bottle is the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo. This bottle contains 1.8 ounces of product and costs $15! This particular dry shampoo has a fresh, clean scent that has a time-release mechanism. This will ensure that your hair will stay clean hours after application! Also included with the Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Dry Shampoo is a microporous mineral blend. This blend makes the absorption of sweat and oils fast and effective! 

4. Hair Claws

Hair claws are convenient for getting hair out of your face in a pinch! Having something like this in your backpack can be great for those unexpected bad hair days that are stressful and frustrating. All claw claws are relatively small and can most definitely fit in a backpack’s space. If you are in need of a hair claw recommendation, the Madewell WE ARE CHIMMI Bear Hair Claw is one purchase option! The curvy and sleek design of this hair claw is a modern and currently trending hair look! This hair claw costs $14 and comes in the colors ivory-white and brown! 


5. Blotting Paper 

If you have oil-prone facial skin, packing blotting paper in your backpack is ideal! Blotting papers are great at removing excess oil without ruining your everyday makeup! Fenty Beauty’s Invisimatte Blotting Paper comes in a small refillable compact that has the appearance of a lipstick case! The blotting papers are made with natural botanical fibers that will feel both absorbent and silky! One roll of the Fenty Beauty Invisimatte Blotting Paper cost $16 and the Invisimatte Blotting Paper Refill cost $10! 

6. Chapstick

Packing chapstick in your backpack will ensure that your lips are both nourished and protected throughout the day! Which chapstick to pack is definitely a preference but one that has been recently popular is the Glossier brand. If you are interested, purchase the Glossier Balm Dotcom Trio for $30!


This Glossier special gives you an opportunity to choose three chapsticks that will be included in your package. Some of the moisturizers included in the Glossier chapsticks include castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin. These three ingredients will seal in moisture with their dense and waxy texture! Some of the different types of chapsticks Glossier has to choose from include lavender, rose, birthday, cherry, mint, coconut, and cookie butter! 

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7. Deoderant 

A travel-sized deodorant is both convenient and an essential backpack item that is often forgotten about. To save backpack space, search for a deodorant that comes in a travel-size package. One brand that has this convenient size is Native Deodorant. The Native brand makes deodorant that has naturally-formulated ingredients and no aluminum! Some of the effective ingredients in this deodorant include coconut oil, shea butter, and baking soda! Most popular Native deodorant scents include coconut & vanilla, powder & cotton, cucumber & mint, and lilac & white tea! The standard size of Native deodorant costs $13 and the travel-sized costs $3!


8. Hand Cream 

Hand Cream is a perfect backpack item for keeping your skin moisturized and healthy! Most hand creams come in a small, convenient tube that won’t take much space! The Beauty Pie Plantastic Hand Cream is a great choice due to its plant-based formula! Organic shea butter, chamomile floral water, and portulaca vita are key ingredients. Organic shea butter will deeply nourish while chamomile floral water will calm and soothe the skin. In addition to this, the portulaca vita has antioxidants to protect against free radicals. The Beauty Pie Plantastic Hand Cream comes in a 2.5 fl ounces travel-sized tube and costs $12! 

9. Facial Mist

A facial mist will rejuvenate your skin and clean your face throughout the day! The Hero Cosmetics Supercharged Reset Mist is a great product option to store in your backpack. This facial mist will purify pores, balance bacteria, and cool skin on contact! Key ingredients include tea tree oil, totarol, elderberry fruit extract, and herbal toning complex! The tea tree oil will clarify the skin naturally. The totarol will balance bacteria. The elderberry fruit extract purifies and tightens pores. Lastly, the herbal toning complex cleanses and generally refreshes facial skin! One bottle of the Hero Cosmetics Supercharged Reset Mist contains 1.7 fl ounces of mist and costs $12.99!


10. Mini Hair Brush

The Trikeel Mini Hair Brush includes both a compact hair brush and a small mirror. A brush such as this is convenient to store in your backpack for detangling hair throughout the day. This particular brush has an anti-breakage design to keep hair healthy. The small mirror also included with this item is perfect for fixing makeup while on the go! This item costs $5.98 and comes in the color pink! 

What are some of your essential school backpack items? Let us know in the comments below! 

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