When overnight guests arrive I like to make them feel at home and want them to enjoy their holiday. I believe it’s important to prepare for your guests ahead of time. Preparing early will make your guests feel welcome as well as alleviate the stress and frustration that can occur when you’re not prepare. Here are a few tips to help you prepare so that their time spent with you is full of great memories for you both:
Indulge Their Vanity : An illuminated or magnifying vanity mirror is a thoughtful addition that older visitors with impaired eyesight (as well as younger women) will really appreciate.” Read more: Preparing your Guest Bathroom for Weekend Visitors. Also, adding a simple, pretty flower arrangement will make them feel welcome.
Provide Plenty of Thick, White Towels: Even if you don’t agree with the above statement, splurging on thick, 100% cotton white towels adds a bit of spa luxury for your guests; are bleachable, and, “send a message of cleanliness, refinement, and order.”
Add a Scented Candle: Scented candles add warmth and a luxury feel. I always light a scented candle in the bathroom for guests even if they are not spending the night. If you are thinking about renovating and adding a guest bathroom, houzz.com has some wonderful guest bathrooms ideas: http://www.houzz.com/guest-bathroom
Provide a Guest Basket Full of Goodies: Most of the time when friends come to visit they are super busy before-hand trying to finish up projects and doing last minute chores to get ready for their trip. Often, they can forget toiletries and other goodies needed on their trip. The best solution is to provide a guest basket full of goodies. Travel size products are the perfect size to put in the basket. I love to include Arbonne Purchase with Purchase (PwP) travel size products. They are pure, safe and beneficial products that are 100% vegan-certified and gluten-free. In other words, almost anyone that comes to visit can use these products. Click here for Arbonne’s PwP Products. Although there are several great products, I will focus on two:
Clinically tested, Calm is formulated to help provide hydrating relief from tightness, dryness and discomfort. With 80% food grade ingredients, these extra gentle formulas help calm and soothe sensitive skin that is easily irritated. Non-comedogenic, fragrance-free, colorant-free, and allergy- and dermatologist-tested, Calm has soothing botanicals to nurture and moisturize without blocking pores. Set includes four products: Gentle Daily Cleanser, Gentle Daily Moisturizer, Soothing Facial Serum, and Soothing Eye Gel.
The Calm Facial Set is soothing, lightweight and extra-gentle; exclusively formulated for even the most sensitive skin types. In a clinical case study, 100% agreed it is one of the most gentle products they have ever used.
The FC5 Travel Set includes 6 travel-size products including Nourishing Daily Shampoo, Nourishing Daily Conditioner, Invigorating Body Cleanser, Conditioning Body Moisture, Ultra-Hydrating Hand Crème and Cooling Foot Crème in a convenient travel bag. FC5 helps revitalize, hydrate and protect the skin’s appearance thanks to innovative technology and progressive plant cell ingredients. Kiwi, strawberry, carrot, mango and pumpkin: Arbonne combines the phytonutrients from these 5 specially selected fruits and vegetables.
The FC 5 Set is Swiss skin care with groundbreaking fresh cell technology that is packed with vitamins and antioxidants to nurture and enhance youthful-looking skin.
I would also include a packaged toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash and deodorant to the basket along with fresh hand towels and facecloths, reading materials and more… Arbonne Aromassentials are a wonderful treat to add to the basket.
Show your guests where the coffee, tea and snacks are located so they can feel at home and take some of the pressure off of you. Enjoy!