Post # 47
Well, in a guest bath- why would things be placed if not for the guests?
Usually people offer me some product so it has never been an issue- but I always bring my own- if I don’t have things with me they offer things to me.
Post # 48
Some stuff yes, most stuff no. I’ve recently switched to sulfate-free, so I can’t use most products without getting dry and itchy. Used to be I would use my BFF’s stuff when I visited her, or if I went to my parent’s house. Now I bring stuff with me.
When we have a guest bath, I’ll probably put stuff in there for people to use. It’s annoying to pack stuff into your carry-on, especially if you’re going for only a few days.
Post # 49
I bring my own shampoo and body wash when I travel so never use the host’s. I rarely host but I always have plenty of options out and available for my guests if they want to use them.
Post # 50
I generally bring my own stuff…my last vacation I was sharing a bathroom with two boys and a 13 year old girl, so I bought cheap shampoo/conditioner for myself and used small amounts of the body wash the girl uses lol. It was awkward though. They tried to offer me some of theirs but I felt weird (it was my ex’s family). The only places I shower at are at people who are pretty much family’s (I was really close to my ex’s family and I was there a week and couldn’t avoid it lol). If I can skip a day showering then I generally will so I don’t have to use a foreign shower. I just really don’t like showering in showers I’m not familiar with. I have some weird shower phobia lol.
Post # 51
I usually bring my own stuff just because I’m particular.
In our house we have a bathroom that we don’t shower in for guests so there’s none of “our” stuff in there, just the shampoo/conditioner/body wash that I specifically leave for guests to use.
That said, we had guests staying once that needed to be up and out early, so we let one shower in our ensuite, and i had to ask after they got out what shampoo/conditioner they used, because I didnt’ see them bring in any and mine is the kind that has a teeny bit of colour in it, and we definitely don’t have the same colour hair.
Post # 52
I always just provide it for people staying with us. I also leave a bottle of lotion in their room for them to take when they leave. What do I care if people use my pantene?
I hate being at someone’s house and having to ask for lotion and/or run to a drugstore to find shampoo/conditioner. It’s not the easiest stuff to tote around, especially if you’re flying!
Post # 53
Heck yeah, I would use it if it was at a family member’s house!
Post # 54
If it is a guest bath, I will use it freely. If it is a shared bath I’ll only use it if I’m staying for just a day or two, and I’ll use a minimal amount. On more extended stays I’ll run out and buy my own products rather than use up the host’s.
Post # 55
I always bring my own if I know I’ll be showering. Not so much because I’d feel bad using their products, but because my skin is sensitive, and my hair can get greasy if I use the wrong products, so I prefer to use my own.
If people stayed at mine, I would be more than happy for them to use my toiletries as IMO that is what being a host is about: providing for your guests. To me expecting them to bring their own would be a bit like expecting them to bring their own bed sheet, or their cereal for breakfast.
Post # 56
I tend to bring things unless I know for a fact they will have something to use (IE family). If I am flying to visit someone, I’d ask them beforehand as I really like to just take a carry on if I can.
We have two guest baths in our house. I keep all sorts of stuff in the upstairs one (where someone would stay) for my guests. I have full sized bottles, as well as travel size I throw under the sink. I want to pickup a basket so I can start stocking new other items in there, just in case someone forgets something. It’s a guest bath – I rarely, if ever, use it, so everything in there is for guests. The other guest bath is the dog bathroom, but if I knew I had multiple guests coming I’d put things in there and remove the dog products (it’s a basement bathroom, but there is a bedroom downstairs).
I’ve also got a basket in the half bath on the main floor with various items (safety pins, pads, tampons, wet wipes, etc – leftover ‘guest basket’ from the wedding). I try to keep it filled if we have people coming by, as I’ve found people really do find it useful.
Post # 57
I always keep my guest bathroom stocked for this very reason, so guests have items to use. I keep shampoo/conditioner, soap, facewash, shaving cream, disposable razors, extra (unopened) toothbrushes, toothpaste, etc.
I generally take my own stuff because I don’t want to get somewhere and they not have what I need. The only exception is like when we go to the ILs house. My Mother-In-Law has every product imaginable, I take my own facewash, but otherwise use whatever she has.
Post # 58
Yeah I think it’s not a big deal at all. You’ll use it maybe once or twice.. Maybe a loooooonnng stay I’d bring my own.
Post # 59
I voted “other”. I always bring all my own products to friends/family. Though when I visit my grandmother, aunt or mom I always use their body wash since we are always gifting eachother with great smelling Philosophy body washes! Anyone else’s place I use my own stuff. As a host though I fully stock the guest bathroom with lots of yummy things and fully expect people to use them. I guess for the most part I just prefer to use my own stuff.
Post # 60
I always expect people to use our products when they visit us. I levae them out specifically for them to use.
Especially these days, with restrictions on traveling with liquids/gels, I definitely want people to use our products. And the same goes for when I visit others! Plus, part of the fun is trying out new stuff. 🙂
Post # 61
I would use my own shampoo because I use a special purple shampoo for my hair. However, in general, if there is a “guest bath” I would assume that any products in there are for me to use.
Additinoally, if I had a “guest bath” I would stock it with products specifically for my guests.