Guest Bathroom Essentials (awesome ideas for pampering overnight guests)

Clean, well thought out bathroom will be waiting for your guests. Give them the feeling of luxury accommodations by providing them guest bathroom essentials and some lovely pampering items.

Not all of us have a separate guest bathroom, if you do, that is awesome. but if you don’t, no worries. These guest bathroom ideas help you to accommodate your guests no matter your bathroom situation.

Don’t stop with the bathroom, prepare also an inviting room for the guests with these 31 guest bedroom essentials. They will inspire you to create a welcoming, functional, and fun space the guests truly enjoy.

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Guest bathroom essentials.

1. Clean and Fresh

Yeah, if you have small kids and they share the bathroom with the guests, this can be hard to accomplish. But try. Or encourage the kids to use your bathroom while hosting the guests.

Leave a container of non-toxic disinfecting wipes on the counter for quick clean ups.

2. Fluffy Towels

Guest bathroom towels, rolled up and secured with ribbon in a wicker basket with pink roses. Text: create a beautiful guest bathroom
image: seb_ra / Getty / CanvaPro

Supply the guests with a selection of bath and hand towels and wash cloths.

Roll them up in a basket or arrange on a “guest shelf”.

With simple but pretty details you can make your guests feel special.

3. Hooks or Racks

If you don’t have enough space for hooks or racks in the bathroom for the guest towels, add some in the guest room.

Perhaps you can also create name tags to hang up on the hooks so everyone knows where their towel is.

4. Plunger

Yep, you should have one of those and a toilet bowl cleaner and brush in the guest bathroom.

5. Step Stool for Kids

Guests with kids will appreciate a step stool the kids can use to reach the sink.

6. Hand Soap

I’m pretty sure you already have this one covered. Keep an extra hand soap bottle or refill in an easy to access place.

7. Night Light

A night light comes handy in the middle of the night.

8. Air Freshener

I searched for non-toxic air fresheners and came across the Enviroscent collection. It has air fresheners in the form of a spray, plugin, and sticks.

9. Toilet Paper

Please seat yourself toilet paper storage for guest bathroom (AllThatsRustic)
Please Seat Yourself from All That’s Rustic, Etsy

Keep the extra toilet paper in this rustic toilet paper holder. You can get this in various colors to match your guest bathroom decor.

The lovely flower accent is an optional accessory to Please Seat Yourself storage. Take a look at the numerous flower and mason jar options!

10. Trash Can

The guest bathroom essentials list continues with these needed items: a trash can and extra trash bags.

11. Bath Mat

Add to the luxurious feeling by placing a nice, soft bath mat next to the shower or tub.

12. Toothbrush Holder

Color coded toothbrush holder (Cedar and Stone Garden)
Toothbrush Holder from Cedar and Stone Garden, Etsy

Nobody likes to stuff their wet toothbrush back into a toiletry bag, even if the toothbrush is covered. These cute toothbrush holders ensure everyone knows which toothbrush is theirs.

And why not have also a collection of toothbrush covers available to keep germs and dust from landing on the brushes.

13. Shower Caddy

A stylish caddy keeps the guest’s shampoo etc. right there where needed.

14. Hair Dryer

Sometimes there is no time for letting the hair dry naturally. For those busy moments it’s good to have a hair dryer around.

15. Curling Iron

Your guests will also appreciate a hair curling and straightening iron.

16. First Aid Kit

Be prepared for little cuts and scrapes with a first aid kit. Here are a few things you can include in the kit:

  • first-aid manual
  • bandage in several sizes
  • elastic bandage
  • sterile gauze pads
  • adhesive tape
  • antiseptic wipes
  • antibiotic ointment
  • antiseptic solution (like hydrogen peroxide)
  • aloe vera gel
  • alcohol wipes
  • tweezers
  • scissors
  • plastic non-latex gloves
  • disposable instant cold packs
  • pain killers
  • thermometer

17. Personal Care

It happens. We forget to bring along some of the necessities.

When your guests find themselves in that situation they will be so happy to find out that you have a basket full of personal care supplies for them.

Here are some ideas on what to include in the guest bathroom essentials basket.

  • toothbrush
  • toothpaste
  • mouthwash
  • chap stick
  • floss
  • razors
  • shaving cream
  • lotion
  • deodorant
  • cotton balls
  • q-tips
  • shower cap
  • body wash
  • makeup remover cloth
  • shampoo
  • conditioner
  • styling products
  • comb or brush
  • hair bands
  • feminine products
  • tissue
  • hand sanitizer
  • contact case and solution
  • nail clippers

One thing I’d include is jojoba oil. It can be used as a makeup remover and moisturizer (face, hands, body.) I like this organic jojoba oil and use it daily.

18. Relaxing Moment

Pamper your guest with a lovely spa moment. Create a spa basket or tray filled with lovely items that entice your guest to take a moment to relax.

Tealight candles and flowers for guest bathroom.
Image by KMNPhoto, Getty Images/CanvaPro

Things to include in the spa basket:

  • bath bomb
  • sugar scrub
  • foot soak salt
  • hair towel wrap
  • loofah
  • hand cream
  • foot cream
  • body butter
  • candle
Bathrobe and slippers. Guest bathroom essentials.
image by pixelshot, CanvaPro

These items make the guest spa moment even lovelier:

  • tub pillow
  • foot soak tub (if you don’t have a bath tub)
  • book or magazine
  • music
  • bath robe
  • slippers
  • essential oils
  • diffuser

19. Bathroom Decor

Pink flowers in a mint green vase for inviting guest bathroom.
Image by sofyabolotinaphotos, CanvaPro

Fun wall art or flowers in a vase give an instant boost to the atmosphere.

Hello Sweet Cheeks Guest bathroom sign (Nested Decor)
Hello Sweet Cheeks from Nested Decor, Etsy

Greet the guests with a “Hello Sweet Cheeks”-sign. This sign from Nested Decor is available in various frame and background colors.

Make your guests’ stay easier with these awesome guest bathroom essentials.

And the extra stuff… it’s there for the much needed pampering and creating an inviting guest bathroom.

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