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The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want

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The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want

Fortunately, unlike a great majority of todays’ University or College students, I had the luxury of being able to stay at home and commute to campus to save money (and finish debt free)! Staying at home did come with its few perks… All right, perhaps a lot of perks! Not having to worry about paying for housing, doing groceries every week (albeit, I often do go and do the groceries for my mom when asked), or even living on pasta all the time…because let’s face it, food is expensive! I’ve always done my own laundry at home for quite a number of years now, but at least I’m not obliged to sit and wait a while to make sure my clothes won’t get stolen (or taken as a prank).


The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want

Church and Dwight products


Having just graduated from University, I know that the best gift(s) you can give your University or College student doesn’t always come in the shape of a rectangular green bill, but also in the essentials they’ll need for daily living, especially whilst living away at school. Letting them save a couple of dollars every now and again is something they’re bound to be grateful for whenever they see a care package arriving!

Keep it short, sweet, and fill it with essentials you know they’re going to use and appreciate having! Here’s a short list of recommended essentials you should be packing into your student’s care package this upcoming school year!

The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want

Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks


Who wants to show up to class with dirty clothes???

  • Nobody, that’s who! However, students on a crazy, hectic, and stressful schedule won’t always find the time to properly remove stains with the help of stain removers, sorting, and scooping if it takes too long. It’s easier to just put everything in the wash and hope for the best! Send them off instead with a container of the new Arm & Hammer™ Plus OxiClean™ 3-In-1 Power Paks. This all-in-one detergent tackles tough stains, doesn’t require any measuring or scooping and is student-budget friendly. Let them tackle their own laundry to avoid a plethora of dirty clothes every time your child comes home from campus!
  • Tip: Don’t be surprised if you receive a call or text saying, “Mom, how do I sort my laundry?” Or “Where do I find the washing instructions?” To help make laundry easier (and prevent shrinking t-shirts and colour bleed disasters at the same time!), educate them on the proper laundry symbols. In fact, you can download a fun laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer Laundry here that lists the most common symbols and what they mean.


The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want

Laundry symbols postcard from Arm & Hammer


Don’t forget to have a conversation about safety.

  • And I’m not just talking about any sort of safety. You know the one. The “safety” talk every child dislikes with the burning passion of a thousand suns to have with their parents. (Gosh, so embarrassing!) Whilst it can be uncomfortable, very much so, discussing with your kids about practicing safe sex is a necessary part of life and can help them prevent the transmission of STI’s while also protecting themselves from contracting them. If they already know, good on them! (The perks of having been a Nursing student means I know way too much about this topic.)
  • Tip: “Secretly” buy and pack a box of condoms for them in their suitcase, so that they’ll avoid a less embarrassing scenario should they receive a care package in the mail and unbox it in front of their roommates. Trojan™ condoms are the number one condom choice of Canadians for protection.


The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want

Boxes of Trojan™ condoms


Listen to your kids!

  • Who has time to take a shower when class starts at 08:30 AM? Every minute more to sleep in is definitely a blessing from the Gods above! One must-have product that has helped me on numerous occasions, and is just as popular amongst Moms too, is Batiste Dry Shampoo. It is the world’s #1 dry shampoo* for a reason – it instantly refreshes your hair between washes, no water required.  It works by absorbing excess oil from the roots leaving hair looking clean and fresh.  So, whether you’re running late or just looking for an instant refresh, new Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume is a saving grace as it has the additional benefit of transforming hair with gorgeous, touchable volume and bounce. This is one item they won’t forget anytime they’re in a pinch! *Batiste is sold in over 50 countries.


The Essential University Care Package Your Kids Want

2 bottles of Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume 


Do you know someone that’s heading off to College or University this Fall?

What will you be equipping into their care plan?


This post was sponsored by Church & Dwight. To make sure these products are right for you, always read and follow the label.


Church and Dwight Back to School Giveaway


Church and Dwight Back to School Giveaway

Church and Dwight Products to win


Church and Dwight would like to give one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower a back-to-school prize pack!

  • OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover
  • Arm & Hammer Plus OxiClean Power Paks in Fresh Scent
  • Trojan XOXO Condoms and Bareskin Lubricated Condoms
  • Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on September 22nd, 2017.

Good luck!

Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfilment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.


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  1. Wanda Tracey says:

    Thanks for the giveaway that will be so appreciated for my granddaughter whi is leaving home to go to college in September.

    The twitter link is not working for me but I follow as :

    I pinned this giveaway too:ttps://

  2. Jonnie says:

    I use Rub A535, Oragel, VitaFusion and OxiClean because they all work so well. My favorite is the OxiClean Dishwashing Detergent. It leaves my dishes cleaner than any other brand!

  3. Heather Swanson says:

    I like Arm & Hammer laundry soap works & smells great!

  4. Tara Betterley says:

    I use the Multi Vitamins for both myself and my husband. I also use the Clumping Cat Litter (amazing product) and I also use the Oxiclean in the dishwasher, laundry and use it to remove stains off my carpets.

  5. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to try the OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover.

  6. Alison Braidwood says:

    I’m a big OxiClean fan. I’m a spiller and quite often don’t notice stains soon enough to treat them right away. So OxiClean is a clothes saver.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d love to try the BATISTE™ DRY SHAMPOO, I’ve never used a dry shampoo and this would definitely help on those days when I have no time to wash my hair.

  8. Darwin says:

    We use OxiClean in our home because it’s great on stains and on cloth diapers as well.

  9. Florence Cochrane says:

    I use Gravol all the time for travelling for motion sickness. I use the Oxiclean laundry detergent to wash the really dirty clothes. It works best for me.

  10. Brenda Penton says:

    I love to use Oxiclean in place of bleach. It does a great job of cleaning and doesn’t hurt my septic tank.

  11. 409cope says:

    I use Batiste Dry Shampoo as I find it works great for second day hair.

  12. Karla Sceviour says:

    I love the Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal cat litter. My kitty approves of it,so so do I 🙂

  13. kristen visser says:

    My favorite products to use are the Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal (works amazing with my cat) Multi Vitamins and the Batiste Dry Shampoo!! The dry shampoo is my go to

  14. Chantal Thibault-fray says:

    Love The Arm & Hammer Laundry detergent, It works great and leaves my clothes smelling fresh! So glad it’s included in this giveaway! Fingers crossed for a win!

  15. ivy pluchinsky says:

    I love the OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover because it works great and gets the job done!

  16. Amy C says:

    I like to use the Clump and Seal litter because it works great. I also like to use baking soda because it is great for so many different things.

  17. Carole D says:

    I love to use Oxiclean it’s a great on towels!

  18. Judy Cowan says:

    Love the Arm & Hammer Slide Litter, works so well not dusty and doesn’t track much, also it is easy to clean it.

  19. Carole B says:

    ARM & HAMMER Baking Soda do the job in the fridge and in the litter

  20. Heidi P says:

    We use the Arm & Hammer Laundry detergent – the 3 in one tabs and love it. Also the Arm & Hammer baking soda for baking needs & also in the refrigerator, Gravol when we travel for motion sickness & it works really well. For aches and Pains the Rub – A535 especially those acking leg muscles, Arm & Hammer toothpaste. Many of the Arm & Hammer products have been in our household for many, many years & have resulted in good usage for us.

    Thanks for the lovely giveaway

  21. Meekyung says:

    I would love to try the ARM & HAMMER™ Super Washing Soda Detergent Booster

  22. Kathleen Roffey says:

    I use the Arm and Hammer laundry soap all the time. Does a great job and is a good price

  23. Christine Holliday says:

    Since I’ve always like Arm and Hammer products I’d like to try their cold water wash detergent! I’ll bet it’s good and will save energy!

  24. Wendy Jensen says:

    My favorite product is ARM & HAMMER™ baking soda. It has so many uses including deodorizing the fridge, shoes and boosts cleaning.

  25. Tainan Lu says:

    I would love to use the OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover.

  26. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I like the Oxiclean laundry detergent best.

  27. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I find the Oxiclean stain removal powder very effective–hence, it’s my favourite.

  28. Casey Miller says:

    I love Oxy Clean for whites, would love to try the Oxy Clean for colours

  29. Calvin F. says:

    Definitely the laundry detergent

  30. Carol M says:

    I really like OxiClean, works fantastic!

  31. Anne Derkat says:

    I’d be very interested in trying the Oxiclean Colour Shield LAUNDRY Stain Remover as what I’m using right now doesn’t work so well.

  32. Kelley Moore says:

    I use OxiClean always it is a staple in my laundry routine

  33. Tammy Dalley says:

    I love the laundry detergent!!! Its smells great

  34. Alexandra Stewart says:

    I use Arm & Hammer baking soda to clean many things around the house. I like it better than other products that contain too many chemicals.

  35. Morgan Stewart says:

    My favourite product that I would love to try is the Batiste Dry Shampoo Heavenly Volume because the current dry shampoo I use tends to make my hair look flat and dull

  36. Erin N says:

    I really want to and have always wanted to try OxiClean after seeing the infomercials!

  37. Julie Bolduc says:

    I would like to try the OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remove with kids this would come in handy

  38. Donnas says:

    The only type of dry shampoo my daughter uses is Batiste. She always has at least two cans of it in her washroom.

  39. Dianne G. says:

    I use Arm & Hammer Toothpaste, Arm & Hammer Baking Soda as well Scrub Free cleaner.

  40. Kim says:

    I use Batiste dry shampoo and love the way it leaves my hair and it smells nice too!

  41. Melanie Hayes says:

    Stain remover I and my eldest are the messiest people I know, my younger one spotless

  42. Wanda B says:

    My favourite is OxiClean. It never fails to remove stains from my clothes.

  43. Melinda says:

    The Arm & Hammer Laundry Soap is my go to laundry detergent as it works well and is inexpensive.

  44. Sandra McG says:

    I would love to try the dry shampoo. I have crazy hair and this would save me a lot of time

  45. loriag says:

    My favourite product by far is Oxy Clean. It has made such a difference in my wash and getting cloths clean.

  46. Fan R says:

    I like Gravol for dizzy days, works best. And Arm & Hammer™ laundry to keep kids dirty clothes clean.

  47. lori butler says:

    I seriously love love love oxi clean, this product is simply amazing for getting stains out and keeping those whites, white.

  48. Sab Edwards says: this pump thing is great to take while camping …we just got back from a 8night trip and this was used daily…

  49. Jenn Beckett jennpup says:

    I use Arm & Hammer and OxiClean products – love them!

  50. Carol M says:


  51. rick sawyer says:

    oxi clean as it is very versatile

  52. Kim K says:

    I like Oxi Clean Colour Seal, it helps whiten and brighten plus work on stains

  53. Tasha F says:

    Oxiclean is a must in our household. It’s a great multi-purpose cleaner that comes in handy when you have kids and pets in the house.

  54. Sarah Noble says:

    I’d like to try the dry shampoo. I hear good things.

  55. nicolthepickle says:

    I like Arm and Hammer laundry soap because it cleans well and is a good price.

  56. Caryn Coates says:

    I love Arm & Hammer laundry soap. Smells awesome and works great!

  57. SweetPanda says:

    I love to use Arm & Hammer Laundry Soap. It works amazingly!

  58. Charity Banman says:

    I like using arm & hammer clump and seal kitty litter for our cats. It keeps their litter smelling fresh and clumps well.

  59. l p says:

    looks like the Arm & Hammer laundry soap can take on almost any challenge. thanks.

  60. Lisa M says:

    I’ve always been an Arm & Hammer product user. The laundry soap is great for those of us with sensitive skin & allergies.

  61. Robyn L says:

    I use dry shampoo and the OxiClean and love them.

  62. Juliee Fitze says:

    I use their Arm and Hammer toothpaste , makes my teeth feel so fresh.

  63. KellyPC says:

    We only use Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal kitty litter! We have 5 cats & it makes a huge difference!

  64. Lucy says:

    Arm and Hammer laundry products are great!

  65. Zahra P says:

    I love the Arm and Hammer laundry detergent

  66. wobbles13 says:

    i use the dry shampoo it’s great

  67. alyssa says:

    I love arm and hammer tooth paste

  68. SueSueper says:

    My favourite products are Arm and Hammer Baking soda, used for baking and a whole lot more including cleaning. I also love OxiClean™ Versatile Stain Remover Powder because it works fantastic.

  69. Sarah De Diego says:

    Can’t live without my oxiclean.

    Besos Sarah.

  70. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    We’re big fans of the Arm & Hammer Clump & Seal.

  71. Athena says:

    I’d love to try the OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover. This would definitely be used in my house.

  72. Erica Seaman says:

    I would love to give the OxiClean Colour Shield Laundry Stain Remover a try, my kiddos are messy.

  73. crystal porter says:

    I really like the OxiClean

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