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What To Do With An Unused Hotel Amenities?

May. 14, 2021

If you're like me, you compulsively collect travel-sized bottles of shampoo and shampoo from your hotel stays. That is until you have amassed a huge collection. So, what do we do with all those unused hotel toiletries?

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What toiletries do hotels provide?

Depending on the hotel, you may be given shampoo, lotion, and soap. Some hotels provide shower gel, conditioner, shower caps. some even provide free make-up remover or sewing and shoe shine kits.

Hotel Bathroom Toiletries Bottle

Hotel Bathroom Toiletries Bottle

Can you take away unused hotel toiletries?

Hygiene kits and unused hotel toiletries

But can you only participate?

Some of you "rule followers" may feel uncomfortable with the idea of taking anything from the hotel. I get it, I'm one. But you've paid for it and they don't care if you use it or hide it.

From standard shampoo and shower gel to cotton balls, if provided, the hotel must change it daily. If you don't use it, they're likely to throw it away.

What if I don't travel much?

Unused hotel toiletries are great for business trips or long holidays, but what about the rest of us who still want to offer help?

DIY travel-size toiletries

Hotel Amenities Transparent Tube

Hotel Cosmetic Tube

Hotel Shampoo Tube

Hotel Bathroom Toiletries Bottle

A full bottle of shampoo

A full bottle of conditioner

A full bottle of shower gel

Toothbrush, toothpaste

Fill your bottle 

Shampoo usually comes in squeeze or pump bottles, so it's easy to dispense into travel containers. Pump Dispenser is convenient.

I have to mention that someone only uses unused toiletries and the fact that these are not sealed can be a problem.

I'd be lying if I said I didn't choose a color-based shampoo! Do they look good? They smell great too. That's a big factor for me. If I can't stand the smell, it doesn't matter how well it works.

DIY Travel Bottle Labels

DIY waterproof labels for travel items

One thing missing from these bottles was the labels, but only any old labels would get dirty and come off in the shower. So, I found waterproof label paper and made my own. I chose full-page labels so that I could adjust the size myself. Simply print, cut, and then apply.

The labels will add to the cost but you can use them for many other projects in the future. I have only considered the cost of a single sheet of paper for this project.

Where can I donate personal care items?

Now that it's packed and ready to use.


Homeless shelters are always in need  

Family shelters

Salvation Army

Refugee Centre

Local school

Educational organizations


Or put some in your car and pass it on to someone in need. Hopefully, it will be well received. Either way, you'll know you've done something to help. Who knew that your unused hotel toiletries could bring a little hope?

I know it can be overwhelming and requires more than shampoo. But your kit will be different for that person. It all makes a difference.