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What is the best Soap and Shampoo for a Short Term Rental?

What is the best Soap and Shampoo for a Short Term Rental?

Quick answer: A fragrance free soap and shampoo that comes in a refillable pump bottle made from a cloudy plastic.  Bonus Tip: use organic sustainable soap and shampoo.

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Why is fragrance-free soap and shampoo the best option for my Short Term Rental? 
It is the option with the most universal appeal for your guests. Adding fragrances to soaps and shampoos means adding extra ingredients which increases the chances of a negative (or allergic) reaction. Plus what smells good is different for each person. Sure you might be in love with the smell of Chamomille Lemongrass but some guests are going to find it awful. There really is no upside to having a fragrance but there is plenty of downsides.

Why should the soap and shampoo for my Short Term Rental come in a refillable bottle?
Because it saves you money. Buying a new bottle every time is an expense that quickly adds up. Find soap and shampoos that come in a good looking bottle you can put out for guests and in a gallon size bottle that you can buy at a discount and refill from them.   

Why should the soap and shampoo for my Short Term Rental come with a pump bottle?
A pump is a more sanitary solution that also helps prevent overuse. The pump prevents random particles from getting into the bottle. While also controlling the amount that comes out each time a guest uses it so they do not accidentally dump half the bottle out. 

Why do I want a bottle made from cloudy plastic?
It looks better and saves you time during cleanings. Cloudy plastic helps hide soap scum and water spots that are a pain to remove. Plus, the cloudy plastic doesn't reveal how much soap is in the bottle. And as we all know, a full bottle looks better than a half-full one. But refilling bottles after every guest is a tedious time sink. Select a cloudy plastic to make the bottles look uniform and full for each guest. 

Do sustainable organic products really matter? 
It certainly can because sometimes it is the difference between getting a booking or not. Many guests don't care, but for certain ones, it is a deciding factor. And if having organic products in your listing gets you just a few more bookings a year it can more than pay for itself. While it may not be the most necessary item, organic products certainly can be a nice bonus that helps improve your bottom line.

Check out these fragrance-free soaps and shampoos that come in refillable pump bottles made from cloudy plastic: