Christmas 2023 sees the return of the Christmas guests and in this room-by-room guide, we’ll share tips on how to prepare your home for visiting friends and family.
We’ve even got some just-in-case Christmas gift ideas to delight surprise visitors.
How to prepare your hallway for Christmas
Do you decorate your door or hallway for Christmas? Christmas wreaths are a beautiful natural way to add a festive look to your home and welcome your guests.
If you have a staircase, you can use greenery from your garden to deck the hall in a Christmas garland. Read more eco Christmas tips.
Another way to give your guests a festive welcome to you home is by adding an essential oil to a hallway diffuser. Our Time to Relax Pure Essential Oil blend blends citrus top notes with base notes of Myrrh and Frankincense and delivers a calming home Christmas scent.
Add a few drops to portable Time to Inhale Diffuser and mist the scent liberally through your hallway.
How to prepare your kitchen for Christmas
If there’s one Christmas kitchen essential that you don’t want to run out of its your kitchen sink hand wash!
Keeping hands clean is essential for food preparation and for keeping winter bugs at bay and our 300ml Scent Free Hand Wash is ideal for when you have a home full of Christmas guests.
Not only is the natural, soap-free and SLS-free formula suitable for all the family, even those with ultra-sensitive skin, but it is also enriched with nourishing plant extracts that cleanse without stinging hands left dry from cold winter weather and too much Christmas Day washing up!
How to prepare your bathroom for Christmas
Most Christmas guests will bring their own toiletries but if there’s one thing that they’re bound to forget, it’s the toothpaste!
The sugar-filled festive period is no time to skimp on toothpaste and make sure you don’t run the risk of running low, take advantage of our ‘buy 3 and save 10%’ offer on natural and organic toothpaste. Simply use code TOOTHPASTE10 at checkout.
Our larger size 75ml Fresh Mint Toothpaste with Fluoride is ideal for larger households and if your guest prefer fluoride-free dental care, we also offer a selection of fluoride-free toothpastes.
For younger houseguests, you can choose between three children’s toothpastes which come in fluoride and fluoride-free flavour varieties.
If your young visitors are reluctant brushers, we suggest the Organic Children Mandarin and Aloe Vera toothpaste which offers a tasty, non-mint way to cleanse teeth and is ideal for avoiding brush time battles!
How to prepare your guest room for Christmas
Sleeping in a new environment is bound to feel a little strange but you can help your guests to get a great night sleep with our Time to Sleep home scent.
This soothing, 100% natural home scent combines natural notes of Lavender with Bergamot and Frankincense and is the perfect evening blend of pure essential oils to prepare you for a restful sleep.
Add a drop to the corners of your guests’ pillows and remember to act surprised when they tell you the next morning that they had the best night’s sleep that they’ve had in ages!
How to prepare your medicine cabinet for Christmas
Christmas is not a good time for casualties so it is a good idea to make sure your first aid box or medicine cabinet is up-to-date and prepared with painkillers, plasters, and allergy relievers.
You might also want to have a soothing balm to hand in case of any festive sore skin. One Balm is our zero-waste multi-purpose balm and can be used as a lip balm or to restore dry, troubled skin anywhere.
Its active ingredients include soothing Myrrh and regenerating Pomegranate and Rosehip which all have properties that can help to repair the skin and calm skin inflammation.
If long journeys, lifting heavy luggage or snoozing on the settee after Christmas dinner leave your guests nursing sore joints or muscles, help them to feel more comfortable by keeping an icepack in the fridge and a bottle of Time to Ease Muscle Relax Body Oil to hand.
Made to melt away muscle tension, this organic body oil uses pure plant actives with pain-relieving properties and is ideal for aches, pains and relieving tired muscles.
How to prepare for pets at Christmas
If you’re welcoming a four-legged guest to your home this Christmas and are worried about muddy paws and damp dog odours, have a bottle of allPaws pet shampoo on standby.
We suggest the Wild Mint variety which uses Mint and Eucalyptus to quickly deodorise musty mongrel smells.
How to prepare for unexpected Christmas guests
Its not easy to be prepared for the unexpected but by keeping a spare skin care gift set aside for any unexpected guests, you can pat yourself on the back when you have a gift ready.
Explore our range of organic Christmas gift sets or, if you’re not sure what to gift, purchase a Green People gift card.
These have no expiry date so, if you don’t need to gift it, you can use it to treat reward yourself for being a fantastic Christmas host.
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