Using Lavender to Turn Your Dorm Room Into Your Happy Place

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Ways to use lavender to make your dorm feel like your home away from home

What do you think of when you hear the words “dorm room”? I bet you picture a small white room with minimal furniture that has an almost clinical feel to it. And you wouldn’t be far off! So, to ease the stress of being away from home for the first time and adjusting to a new space, we’ve got some lavender-inspired ideas to make a dorm room feel like a sanctuary. 

Add lavender sachets to your drawers

The dresser or wardrobe in the room dorm likely has been there for years. Keep clothes smelling fresh by tucking in a few of our lavender sachets


Use lavender essential oil in a diffuser

Candles and incense aren’t allowed in dorm buildings (they pose a fire hazard). Using lavender essential oil in a diffuser is a safe way to keep a dorm room smelling wonderful. Lavender is also known to have a calming effect, which can be particularly useful during stressful times, like finals week! 


Freshen up your space using a lavender mist

Our lavender mist smells amazing. Because it isn’t as concentrated as our essential oil, lavender mist is perfect for spraying on bedding, clothing, or just in the air to give any space a clean, light scent. Because of lavender’s calming effect, spraying our mist on a pillow can help anyone get in the right mindset at bedtime. 

Disinfect frequently touched areas with lavender hand sanitizer spray

Living in such close proximity to others invariably means sharing some germs. Keep frequently touched areas in the dorm room, such as light switches and doorknobs, disinfected with our great-smelling lavender hand sanitizer spray


Our organic lavender products make a great addition to a college-bound student’s suitcase, or to a care package from home. Share with us a picture of a care package you’re sending to your favorite student, and we’ll see about featuring it on our social media!




MEET THE AUTHOR /  JOCELYN SHEPPARD Jocelyn Sheppard is the Founder and President of Appalachian Botanical Co. Before she started ABCo, Jocelyn was a consultant with high-tech startups and nonprofits. She enjoys reading, cooking, jigsaw puzzles, and travel, especially in France where the food, wine and lavender are amazing. Her favorite product: Organic Lavender Body Cream

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