5 Simple & Affordable Essentials for the Guest Bath

Expecting house guests this summer? The editors of Remodelista have rounded up five bath essentials to make your visitors feel welcome; the whole lot comes in at under $100. Your guests will thank you (and hopefully, they’ll return the invitation).

Above: To slice your own Marseille soap, buy a brick of Savon de Marseille Olive Oil Soap for $9.99 from Amazon.

Above: Formulated by Portuguese pharmacist Alberto Ferreira do Couto, Couto Pasta Dentifica (toothpaste) is $8 from Amazon.

Above: Fix flaws with the Portable Sewing Kit, which includes safety pins, needles, thread, and trimming scissors; $4.95 from Muji.

Above: Display a single flower in Crate & Barrel’s Violet Bud Vase; $2.95 each.


Above: Muji’s Border Knit Washable Slippers are made of recycled cotton; $16.25 per pair.

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Lynne B.
Lynne B.3 years ago

I put out tissues, make-up pads and cotton buds, nice hand soap but my visitors bring their washbag with them as do I when I visit them.

Nimue Pendragon
Nimue Pendragon3 years ago

If I was having people to stay I would not be treating them to $8 toothpaste or washable slippers or a sewing kit. Get real.

Graham McCrossan
graham McCrossan3 years ago


Angel Campbell
Angel Campbell3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 3 years ago


Jennifer C.
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Rebecca S.
Rebecca S.3 years ago

lots of these items seem really random....

Manuela C.
Manuela C.3 years ago

Ah-ha, I use Couto toothpaste, but it's cheaper here (in Portugal)!
Anyway, most of these things would make sense if you have and hotel...

Danuta Watola
Danuta Watola3 years ago

Thanks for sharing this.

Shirley Angel
Shirley Moes3 years ago

Wauw That is funn