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Guest Baskets

Martha Stewart Living, July 2006

Make visitors feel welcome -- and help shield them from bites, burns, and other irritations -- by offering them a supply of summer sprays and ointments. Purchase bulk containers of assorted salves, including sunscreen, bug repellent, and aloe gel, and decant them into small plastic bottles, available at crafts stores and pharmacies. Label the bottles and stow them in a portable tray that will look good in a guest room and by the pool.


Comments (4)

  • Sewsirius 19 Jul, 2012

    Aloe gel can be found in health food/product stores and large sizes of sunscreen from chemists. I'm just getting the ones designed for babies and then it will be hypoallergenic for everyone as well as the maximum factor...which we need in the UAE! It's now 120+ degs outside and climbing!

  • cleopatrasnile 18 Aug, 2011

    It's a fabulous idea, however, where does one find "bulk" sunscreen, aloe etc.???

  • DianeinMinnesota 17 Aug, 2011

    This is a cool idea, but I kind of need to know the brand of the product before I choose to use it. I'm allergic to a number of products and I don't like to use something just labeled as "shampoo" or "insect repellent". So, I'd just include additional info OR even just a small bottle of each product so the guest can read all the details if they need to.

  • CraftChallanger123 22 Jun, 2008

    I changed what was in the bottles to make a guest showerath pack, I put shampoo, conditioner, body soap and i put in the tray a bowl of bath beads. My grandparents love to visit now! Great idea!