Having family and friends stay with you during the holidays makes the season a joyful experience. However, with holiday guests comes holiday stress. One way to ensure you don’t become overwhelmed is to prepare ahead for your guests’ arrival. Keeping a well-stocked bathroom with essentials like moisturizer, fresh towels, and skin cleansers can ensure that your guests feel welcomed and enjoy refreshed skin.
7 Tips for Stocking the Guest Bathroom for the Holidays
1. Fresh Towels
There’s nothing quite like the feeling of a fluffy new towel. Providing plenty of clean towels for your guests is essential, as they can shower or perform their usual skincare routine with ease. It’s key to have at least two large and two small towels per guest for the most comfortable experience.
2. Bath Rugs
Bath rugs serve two essential purposes: they help keep your guests safe from accidental slips on a wet floor and they protect your floor from excess water as someone steps out of the shower. Unfortunately, bath rugs can also harbor a lot of mildew and bacteria. Before guests arrive, make sure to wash the bath rug and toss it in the wash every week or as needed.
Whether guests are staying a week or they’re just popping by for dinner, make sure that the hand soap in the guest bathroom is fully stocked. Look for moisturizing ingredients, such as shea butter, to ensure your guests’ hands remain soft. The OSEA for Parachute Purifying Hand Soap has a deep cleansing effect while also keeping hands moisturized. It’s lightly scented with vetiver and lemon for a refreshingly clean smell.
4. Hand Cream
Cold weather causes hands to dry and chap due to the lack of moisture in the air. Washing hands with hot water can cause excess dryness, making the skin on the hands feel tight. Leaving a hand cream next to the bathroom sink can encourage guests to hydrate their hands and reduce the appearance of chapped skin. The OSEA for Parachute Hydrating Hand Cream is extra nourishing with a blend of shea butter, coconut oil, and hyaluronic acid.
Make sure to stock soap or body wash, shampoo, conditioner, and toothpaste in the guest bathroom. Choose products with minimal fragrances to ensure that everyone, even those with sensitivities to fragrance, can enjoy them.
If you’re unsure about your guests’ shampoo preferences, a moisturizing paraben-free shampoo and conditioner is usually a safe bet for the winter months. Make sure to tell guests that products are available for them to use.
During the winter, skin often becomes much drier. This can lead to irritation or discomfort, itching, and flaking. To combat drying effects, stock your bathroom with lotions, body oils, or moisturizers.
Our Undaria Body Bestsellers, which features both body oil and body butter, is the perfect combination for promoting hydrated skin, thanks to the nourishing qualities Undaria offers. Our Mega-Moisture Duo also features the body oil but makes room for our collagen body lotion. Each collection has deeply hydrating qualities that promote softer skin.
7. Face Products
Many people are careful about the specific products they put on their face, as everyone’s skin reacts differently. Offer gentle products that work seamlessly on both mature and youthful skin. Our Anti-Aging Starter Set, for example, offers travel-sized products with gentle ingredients such as Undaria seaweed and Safflower seed oil. For a gentle cleanser that suits different skin types, try our Ocean Cleanser. It contains lactic acid, glycerin, and bentonite for a gentle, yet effective cleansing experience.