New Amenities

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Happy New Year everyone! I am looking to change my bath amenities. I have been using Archive, and they're fine, but I want to provide products that are a bit nicer. Any recommendations? Thanks.

 

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My liquid soap, conditioner, shampoo, and body lotions come from Gilchrist & Soames using their nice wall-mount dispensers (below). My unscented glycerin bar soap, shower caps, shoe mitts, vanity kits, bath grains, etc. come from Greenwich Bay.

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I use Gilchrist & Soames "spa" line, and purchase by the gallon and have aquamentities dispensers.  We buy ours from a wholesaler (paper supply), who happens to also carry hospitality products for many of the hotels in our area. 

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I think it's lovely that you want to provide nice soaps and shampoos.

Do you remember the little b&b I stayed in that offered shampoos and soaps that were all random samples and things from other hotels? Most half used. Soggy soap in the shower stall. That place is still in business. The real, old fashioned 'you can stay in a room in my home for the night' kind of b&b. Empty pizza boxes on the porch when you come in. You can join the folks in their living room and watch what's on the tv. Personal clothes in the closet and bureaus. Grammy's hair curlers and old fashioned bonnet hair dryer on the night stand. And a jack and jill bathroom. LOL  Her place was an air bnb long before air existed. Nice lady.

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I stayed at some of these years ago in England.  Great for a young backpacker.  Way better than the hostels then.

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Thanks, everyone!

 

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I get shampoo & condition by the gallon at Sally's (beautician supply) and put it in pump bottles and my soap is locally made goat milk soap - I get unsented and since it is local, no shipping charges.

I get honey locally (no shipping) and although my maple syrup comes from my "home territory" which is about 125 miles away, I get it when they are driving down my way (we meet at a gas station at the Interstate exit) or we meet near their farm when I am visiting "home" (no shipping).

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We use H2K - https://www.h2kskincare.com/ - made in my town and they have their own shop here - cruelty free and parben free (don't know that they are but apparently they are bad - smell super amazing and we sell a lot of the hand lotion as a take away gift - also have a deal with the shop 10% off for our customers if they go there

Also some people are against chinese stuff as they have mandatory animal testing of skin products and makeup

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Jcam wrote:

We use H2K - https://www.h2kskincare.com/ - made in my town and they have their own shop here - cruelty free and parben free (don't know that they are but apparently they are bad - smell super amazing and we sell a lot of the hand lotion as a take away gift - also have a deal with the shop 10% off for our customers if they go there

Also some people are against chinese stuff as they have mandatory animal testing of skin products and makeup

I have no issue with that, but I'm just buying shampoo so my guests have some.  I found the comment in a review to be a little picky.

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I once got a bad review that mentioned that the shampoo was from China.   I hadn't noticed.   We bought it because it was called "Seabreeze" or something ocean-y.    He was right, they were from China but wtf?

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Imagine having that much time on your hands that you can check where everything is from. Wonder what he does about a car... where there are parts made everywhere. 

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I have Gilchrist & Soames. The amenities aren't too pricey, but the shipping costs are ridiculous! Be sure to factor shipping costs into your decision. I order $240 worth of amenities at a time but the shipping was $40! I'm thinking of switching to purchase toiletries from American Hotel Register Co bc I think their shipping is free.

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American hotel shipping is not free. It's very pricey.

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Morticia wrote:

American hotel shipping is not free. It's very pricey.

Correct. I buy very few things from them. Expensive.

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I still use Greenwich Bay.  Custom "Your Inn" labeling. Free shipping in large quantities. 

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