Last Updated on June 16, 2023 by Rental Recon
Stocking a vacation rental with convenient amenities will enhance the experience for your guests.
Here are our top picks for the best toiletries to stock at your Airbnb…
Factors to Consider When Buying Toiletries for Airbnb and Vacation Rentals
Amenities are the number one reason guests return to rentals. While big-ticket items like hot tubs and grills can be eye-catchers, often it’s the little things that impress guests the most.
It’s crucial to balance quality against price to ensure that both you and your guest are happy. You will be able to save money by buying high-quality shampoo, conditioner, and body wash in bulk.
Guests will appreciate high-quality products because toiletries are often very personal. Options that feel, smell, and look nice will be far better than more cheaply made products that leave skin and hair feeling dry or irritated.
Larger properties should have enough for each room and some extra, smaller properties might be able to buy per rental. It all depends on the number of people you are hosting and the length of their stay.
No Harmful Chemicals
Providing your guests with high-quality, eco-friendly, and chemical-free toiletries is a must. Guests will appreciate the extra thought and care, especially those with sensitive skin.
Rental Recon Tip: As the popularity of eco-tourism increases, it’s important to demonstrate your commitment to the environment. Guests are impressed when sustainable or eco-friendly options are available.
Toiletry Essentials for Your Airbnb
- Hand Soap
- Individually Wrapped Soaps in Bulk
- Bulk Body Wash
- Bulk Shampoo
- Bulk Conditioner
- Shampoo Dispenser
- Toilet Paper
- Makeup Removal Towels
Hand Soap for Airbnb
Stocking your rental with hand soap is a necessity in a post-COVID world. Our recommendation for an affordable and quality hand soap available in multi-pack is J.R. Watkins Gel Hand Soap. Easy to use and available in 14 different refreshing scents, this cruelty-free and non-drying formula is sure to please any guest.
Best Bulk Body Wash for Airbnb
Body wash is an amenity that every guest will need and want during their stay. Buying in bulk is a more affordable and eco-friendly option than single-use travel-size options.
Our guests love the nourishing and soothing, Ginger Lily Farms Club & Fitness Nourishing Body Wash. Perfect for any skin type, this bulk body wash comes in large containers to easily refill dispensers.
- Nourishing Body Wash: Gently and effectively washes away dirt, oil and bacteria with a rich, creamy lather that leaves skin soft, smooth and free of harsh chemicals. Suitable for daily use.
- Refreshing Aloe Vera Scent: Features a light Aloe Vera scent that will leave you feeling soothed and refreshed. Perfect for washing away sweat and odor after working out.
- Naturally Derived Ingredients: Enriched with naturally derived botanicals to hydrate and soothe dry skin. Toxin-free formula is paraben, sulfate, phosphate and gluten-free.
Best Bulk Shampoo & Conditioner for Airbnb
Similarly, bulk shampoo can help guests avoid an annoying trip to the convenience store. Our top pick goes hand in hand with the bulk body wash above, Ginger Lily Farms Club & Fitness Moisturizing Shampoo for All Hair Types.
For other bulk shampoo information, we have compiled an extensive list of bulk shampoos that are suitable for Airbnb and short-term rental properties. Check out our Best Bulk Shampoos for Airbnb!
Airbnb Shampoo Dispenser
Bulk shampoo is a great way to save money, and a shampoo dispenser makes it easy for you to re-stock and easy for your guests to use. Moreover, it adds an extra touch of class and convenience to any bathroom.
The MaisoNovo Shampoo Dispenser for Shower Wall 3 Chamber was designed for drill-less installation. This three-part dispenser will provide your guests with all of their body wash, shampoo, and conditioner needs.
- THIS PACK INCLUDES three (3) extra-thick PET plastic Amber bottles shower soap dispenser; three (3) wall-mount brackets with adhesive; six (6) Apothecary waterproof labels including HAND SOAP, DISH SOAP, LOTION, SHAMPOO, CONDITIONER, BODY WASH; one (1) silicone funnel for your shower dispenser 3 chamber no drill shampoo dispenser wall mount.
- QUALITY MATERIALS: Designed in the U.S.A and made with ISO14001 environmental standard, the set features fortified 55g PET plastic bottles shower soap dispenser wall mounted and waterproof labels that are durable in humid environments. This shampoo holder for shower wall is the perfect addition to your home with a body wash dispenser for shower bathroom.
Best Travel Size Soaps and Shampoos
Rental Recon Tip: When supplying travel-size toiletries, sometimes guests take more than their share as this is common practice in other hospitality industry venues. We have found that a little sign with a cute rhyme or notice reminding guests to only take what they need has cut down on overuse.
Shampoo & Conditioner
For a hotel-like experience, travel-size shampoos are a great choice. Our top pick for shampoo is the ECO amenities Travel Size 1oz Shampoo. This brand also has a conditioner available, so we definitely recommend pairing them.
The relaxing green tea scent is reminiscent of a spa and the formula is >99% natural ingredients. This shampoo is trusted even by sensitive guests and is free of skin irritants like paraben.
Body Wash & Individual Soaps
Our favorite individually packaged soaps are the Terra Pure Hotel Soaps and Toiletries. The Terra Pur actually includes shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, bar soap, and body wash. This covers all of your bases and provides your guests with a high-end, environmentally friendly experience.
Toilet paper should be well-stocked and easily accessible in every bathroom. Guests will notice if you skimp on quality in this regard, so don’t sacrifice comfort for cost. Our top pick for toilet paper is the Amazon Basics 2-Ply Toilet Paper.
For sniffling guests, we recommend Amazon Basics Facial Tissue with Lotion. Available in brightly colored packs of 18 and both soft and durable.
Makeup Remover Towels
Most hosts have experienced the stains left by guests removing their makeup. Instead of offering single-use individually wrapped makeup wipes, our Superhost solution is to provide these Arkwright Makeup Remover Wash Cloths.
Our favorite thing about them is that they come in black, meaning they are washable, reusable, and eco-friendly…no more single-use wipes or stained towels.
Airbnb Toiletries, Above & Beyond
- Razors & Shaving Cream
- Menstrual Pads and Tampons
- Air Freshener
- Bath Salts
- Sunscreen Packets
- Extra Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, and Floss
- Hand Sanitizer
Razors & Shaving Cream
Stand out against your competition by providing special amenities like a shaving set. We’ve had excellent feedback on the TRAVELWELL Individually Wrapped Hotel Toiletries Amenities Smooth Shave Disposable Razor and Cream.
From the clean scent to the professional packaging, this shaving set is sure to wow!
While this may seem like an extra amenity to add, we assure you, for your female guests these are absolute necessities! Nature can be unpredictable and often doesn’t care whether you are on a vacation. Saving your guests from serious discomfort will be remembered and very much appreciated.
We recommend providing both menstrual pads and tampons since most women have strong preferences or physical limitations that limit their choices.
It’s no secret that bathrooms don’t always smell like a spa, so your guests might appreciate an air freshener. Our guests have loved the humor and functionality of the Poo-Pourri Original Citrus.
By providing toiletries such as bath salts, bath bombs, or fizzers, you can ensure that one of your top amenities is getting used to its maximum potential. Our favorite bath salts to provide to guests are the beautifully packaged Olivia Care Pink Himalayan Bath Salts.
Particularly important for Airbnbs in sunny climates, we recommend the SPF30 and PABA free option from Safetec. So many people underestimate the power of the sun and will appreciate you looking out for their safety.
Toothbrushes, Toothpaste, & Floss
Available in bulk and in a variety of fun colors, these soft-bristled brushes will be perfect for any guest: Bulk Toothbrush Pack with Covers.
To go with your brushes we recommend Crest, Cavity Protection Fluoride Anticavity Toothpaste because our guests love its fresh flavor and recognizable brand.
Last but not least, provide your guests with these individually wrapped flossers: 200 Count Dental Floss Picks Individually Wrapped. They come in hygienic plastic pods and are easily restocked.
The Best Lotion for Airbnb
As for lotion, pair the ECO amenities Travel Size 0.75 Body Lotion with our favorite Travel Size Shampoo and Conditioner. Guests will appreciate the consistency of both quality and scent.
- VERSATILE FOR TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY - Eco Amenities provides bulk amenity packs for a variety of uses: great for hotels or motels, inns, AirBnBs, VRBOs, vacation rentals, guest bedrooms, resorts, bed & breakfasts, offices, gyms, spas, etc.
- 72 PIECE VALUE PACK - Included are 72 count flip cap tubes of individually packaged body lotion, representing a great value for money! Cost effective for the buyer, and also a great refreshing experience for the users
The Best Hand Sanitizers for Airbnb
In a post-COVID world, hand sanitizer is a well-appreciated amenity that can help guests feel safe while traveling. We recommend the trusted and effective Purell Advanced Hand Sanitizer Refreshing Gel.
Selecting thoughtful toiletries can make guests feel extra welcome. Of course, having a well-stocked rental is extremely important. My bathroom essentials article covers all these items and more in greater depth.