A Bubbly Guide to Bathroom Accessories: Soaps

Bathroom of a modern hotel roomEvery guest looks forward to a luxurious bath experience in his or her choice of hotel. The brand and scent you choose for your bath amenities impacts the impression you leave on your guests. The right choice will ensure your guests feel refreshed and rested during their stay in your establishment.

Bathroom accessories for hotel guests include shampoos, conditioners, lotions, body washes, and soaps. Others include toothpaste, deodorant sticks, razors and shaving cream. Buying the perfect hotel bathroom accessories, especially hotel soap, can be a daunting task. That said, below is an essential buying guide to make it a breeze for you.


Hotel soap comes in either actual or nominal size. Nominal soap size refers to a standardised size in the amenities industry. Nominal size is approximately .25 ounces above the actual ounces of the size of your soap. The actual size of the soap is the exact weight of the soap bar. 0 to 2 ounces is sufficient for 2 to 3 washes while 3 to 4 ounces can last multiple washes.

Forms of Soap

There are two forms of soap: liquid and bar soap. Bar soap is economical and typically fragrance-free but leaves a slimy residue which might cause dry skin. Liquid soap is moisturising and easy to dispense and use. It however usually has a harsh fragrance, is more costly than bar soap and is more liable to be wasted.

Soap Qualities

If your hotel is located off a beaten path and usually hosts weary travellers, you can get deodorising soap to refresh your guests. You can also consider getting moisturising soap to leave your guests with silky soft skin in addition to moisturising lotion. Exfoliating soap breaks down callus and increases circulation. It also promotes the production of new skin cells for a spa-like experience.

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When buying hotel and motel soap, consider potential allergies in your guests and accommodate them. You can get both hypoallergenic and non-hypoallergenic soap for your guests. Avoid guesswork with this guide and stock your bathrooms well to exceed your guests’ expectations.