10 Dorm Room Essentials Every College Student Needs

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Incoming college freshmen, or parents of soon-to-be college students, this blog is for you! With move-in day right around the corner, you’re probably starting to gather everything you need to pack for life in the dorms. Compiling that list can be daunting. We know, we’ve been there! That is exactly why we are sharing this blog post with you. We all know you need the basics like bedding, shower shoes, books, etc., but we are here to tell you the not-so-obvious items that you should consider bringing with you. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did!

10 Dorm Room Essentials (That You May Not Think Of!)

Wool Dryer Balls:

Wool dryer balls are a laundry day staple. This eco-friendly alternative to dryer sheets will last for 1,000+ loads of laundry. This sustainable swap is one that every college student needs. You’ll never have to worry about running out of dryer sheets on laundry day.

Pro tip: ​​To scent your dryer balls simply add 3-5 drops of your favorite Essential Oil to each ball, let them dry, and then toss them in with your laundry. Your laundry will never smell better!

Linen Face Cloths:

You can never have too many face cloths! Laundry day can be one of the most inconsistent things about college when you have a crazy schedule and have to share laundry machines with your fellow dorm mates. It's essential to always have a few extra days worth of face cloths on hand for when you get behind on laundry. After all, washing and cleansing your face is the most important step in your skincare routine! Our janegee Linen Face Cloths are perfect to have in your dorm because they are naturally antibacterial and super durable.  


Like we just mentioned, washing your face with the right cleanser is the single most crucial step toward keeping your skin healthy and glowing. This is why it is so important to bring a good cleanser along with you to college. Washing your face removes dirt, oil, and any other unwanted debris, while also balancing the pH and keeping your acid mantle intact. When you skip washing your face, your skin stays covered in that dirt and grime and can often become unbalanced, preventing it from functioning properly. Your skin will feel fresh, clean and clear of blemishes. We also encourage you to enhance your routine by bringing along a complete, simple skincare routine. Check out our Starter Kits to find the routine that is right for you.

Aromatherapy Diffuser:

Using an aromatherapy diffuser is a great way to fill your dorm room with a scent you love. All you have to do is add water and the essential oil of your choice to your diffuser and within minutes your room will smell amazing. We highly recommend our janegee No. 107 Essential Oil Blend for an uplighting scent or our Focus Essential Oil Blend for studying.

Facial Kit:

Being busy at college can often make it easy to forget to schedule time for self-care. However, self-care is SO important. Our Facial Kit is the perfect way to incorporate self-care into your weekly routine while away at school. It has all the tools you need to manage your skin from your dorm room. You can also enhance your facial by bringing a Facial Roller & Gua Sha set with you as well.

Dry Shampoo:

If it's not already, dry shampoo will become one of your go-to products at school.  When your hair needs a quick refresh in between washes, dry shampoo will do the job. The best part about our very own janegee Dry Shampoo is that it doesn't leave behind a white residue like many other dry shampoos do. 

Aromatherapy Roll-Ons:

Our Aromatherapy Roll-Ons are great for college students to have on hand. Our variety of essential oil blends were created to enhance your well-being. Our lineup of roll-ons blends include: Stress, Headache, Uplift, Cold and Flu, Focus, Sleep, & Meditate.

Comfy Sweatshirts:

Comfort is key at college. Your sweatshirt collection will probably be the largest it's ever been while you are away at school. From late-night study sessions in the library to running errands to grabbing coffee with friends, a cute and comfortable sweatshirt will be a staple in your wardrobe. 

Lip Balm:

You can never have too many lip balms. Grab our Set of 6 Lavender Rose Lip Balms to guarantee you always have one on hand. These lip balms are made from the perfect blend of jojoba oil, beeswax, and vitamin E. You’ll be glad to always have one of these with you when you need it. 

Makeup Remover:

Whether you are up late studying or going out with friends, we cannot stress enough how important it is to remove your makeup every night. Doing so is vital to keeping your skin healthy and performing its best. Be sure to add our Fresh Eyes Makeup Remover to your packing list!


We hope you found this list helpful as you begin to get ready for this exciting new chapter in your life! Be sure to follow us on our social media channels for more helpful lifestyle, wellness, & skincare tips. Let’s Become Better Together!