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Oct 5, 2011 12:36 PM

Bar Soap??

Trying to find a source for affordable quality bar soap (in small size) and quantities of 100 or less. I provide fresh/new hand/face and bath soaps for my guests, but the even the smallest size available in retail stores are too big...leaving much of the bar wasted after their stay. Any ideas?

  • wiffle Contributor 217 posts since
    Feb 23, 2011
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    Oct 5, 2011 2:01 PM (in response to nancy.eris)
    Bar Soap??

    Hi Nancy,

     

    You may wish to try buying online. While I have not purchased from Americanhotel.com, I have checked out their website and they sell individually wrapped soaps in .5, 1.0, and 1.5 oz bars. There are probably more options than that even. Of course you do have to buy a case, but that would be expected. Looks like a case is 300 or 600, can't imagine 300 tiny soaps would take up much room.

     

    I am not sure if I can post a link here, but here is the .5 ounce bar: http://www.americanhotel.com/Controller/controller2.aspx?R=P5TDRFS5http://

     

    Just an idea. I wouldn't know where else to look. I haven't seen these items at Sam's Club or anywhere else.

  • mtncondo New Member 6 posts since
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    Oct 5, 2011 2:14 PM (in response to nancy.eris)
    Bar Soap??

    Hi Nancy,

     

    I get my soap from accentamenities.com the cases are 100 bars for less than $30.

    • wiffle Contributor 217 posts since
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      Oct 5, 2011 11:06 PM (in response to mtncondo)
      Re: Bar Soap??

      This link looks to have a nicer product and smaller quantities. I will have to check them out.

    • Contributor 233 posts since
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      Jan 22, 2012 3:39 PM (in response to mtncondo)
      Re: Bar Soap??

      I used coupon code clike2011 to receive a 10% discount on my order.  I also saw a coupon code for $20 off orders of $100 or more, not tested, C202011.

  • tyann Contributor 222 posts since
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    Oct 5, 2011 4:35 PM (in response to nancy.eris)
    Bar Soap??

    I have small soap (and shampoo and bath salts) handmade and packaged. It is less than $2 per set. Here is a picture:

    http://www.vacationhomeinbranson.com/images/lightbox/natures/bath1set.jpg

    Tyann Marcink

    Nature's Retreat and Canyon Retreat | http://www.vacationhomeinbranson.com

    Website Design and Photography | http://www.marcinkdesigns.com

    • New Member 19 posts since
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      Apr 27, 2012 10:29 AM (in response to tyann)
      Re: Bar Soap??

      Wow, that site accentamenities.com is great this is just what I have been looking for. Before we were buying various small sample size name brand soaps, lotions, shampoo etc from Amazon. Packing of the Accent products looks like good quality and love that they have the Eco-line too since our place has an enviro friendly theme to it. Thanks for sharing.

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    Apr 30, 2012 11:16 AM (in response to nancy.eris)
    Re: Bar Soap??

    Hi Nancy:

     

    I have liquid hand soap in all bathroom sinks since bar soaps in sinks tend to be messy, two full rolls of toilet paper and two medium size bars of soap (1.5 oz - 45 grams) per shower, since most stays are 5 to 7 days. Stay away from very small soap bars for long stays. If you have short stays, a couple of 1 oz soap may be sufficient.

     

    The quality and quantity of the soap is based on how you market your home, high end or middle, but avoid the cheap 0.5 oz bar (15 grams) as it gives the impression of a cheap motel, unless of course, you have a backpacker's B&B.

     

    I also include a small hotel size bottle of shampoo (1.5 oz - 45 ml), as a courtesy, but not required.

     

    Consider that most people travel far to the vacation home (fly or long drive) and will postpone grocery shopping until the next day, they need you to take care of their immediate toiletry needs.

     

    People will not select your home based on the brand of the soap, but will certainly be upset if the toilet paper and the shower soap won't last the first day for the whole family.

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