How I Welcome Houseguests

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Eva Amurri Martino shares how she uses JASON body wash during the holiday hostess season in her home

Many thanks to JĀSÖN® for sending us these fabulous body washes and for sponsoring this post! As always, the thoughts and opinions expressed below are entirely my own.

One of the reasons that Kyle and I love having a little extra space in our new home in Connecticut is because it makes it easy to welcome houseguests! It’s so much more fun to catch up with friends and family over a few days of quality time and some drawn out meals than a quick dinner date or lunch.  I love hosting, and our house gets especially busy around the holidays– I’m sure a lot of you experience the same! I thought now would be the perfect time to let you in on a special little touch that I use to make our guests feel appreciate and welcome here at Maison Martino!

Eva Amurri martino is pictured with a collection of lavender goodies for her holiday houseguests

Eva Amurri Martino shares how she uses JASON body wash during the holiday hostess season in her home

I’ve been using JĀSÖN®  Body Wash for a while now, but I love how luxurious it feels and the better-for-you ingredients – as well as the moderate price tag! The body wash leaves my skin feeling really soft and supple – and smelling so amazing. JĀSÖN® body washes are also so easy to find, I just pick it up at my local Whole Foods when I’m doing my shopping.  It’s definitely a staple in my master bathroom shower, but I make sure that our guest bathroom is always stocked up as well!  Now they have a great Men’s line of scents that the guys can also enjoy.  I actually love them, too! I find myself drawn to the more spicy, masculine scents when it comes to body care– and the new men’s line has some great ones.  I like to keep a selection on hand to pamper our guests, as well as my all-time favorite JĀSÖN® Body Wash scent – Calming Lavender – to give them as part of a special welcoming gift!

Eva Amurri Martino puts together a selection of welcome goodies for her holiday houseguests

Eva Amurri Martino puts together a thoughtful welcome basket of lavender goodies for her holiday houseguests

To make our houseguests’ stay a bit more special, I always try to welcome them with a little “Thank You” basket in the guest room upon arrival.  It only takes a few minutes to put together, and I can place it on top of the towels right on the bed for when our guests arrive.  I want our guests to feel special and pampered when they’re here with us – and to leave their trip feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.  They can use the contents while visiting us, or bring them home to enjoy at their own home.  These Thank You baskets are really lovely, so simple to make, and leave a lasting impression.  Here are my tips for making a Thank You Basket – gift it to your own houseguests this Holiday season, or flip the script and bring them with you if YOU are visiting somebody.

Eva Amurri Martino ties a bow on her Welcome gift for houseguests

Eva Amurri Martino ties a bow on her Welcome gift for houseguests


Thank you baskets…

  • Begin by choosing a chic and simple basket
  • Add a bottle of JĀSÖN® Body Wash in Calming Lavender scent. So intoxicating and relaxing!
  • Include a candle to set the relaxing tone. I like for guests to be able to unwind in a spa-like environment!
  • Add a vase of fresh florals. Since I love the scent of the JĀSÖN® Lavender Body Wash, I decided to include some lavender stems in my Thank You Basket! But any floral will do.  It adds such a luxe touch to greet houseguests with fresh flowers!
  • Tie with a ribbon to finish it off!

I’m all prepped for my Holiday houseguests, and I can’t wait for people to start arriving! It fills the house with so much great energy to have lots of laughter and great friends around.  Have you tried JĀSÖN® Body Wash? I’m curious which scent is YOUR fave.  Let me know in the comments below!

A wire basket filled with Lavender goodies curated by Eva Amurri Martino


Photographs by Lindsay Madden Photography

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  1. Sandi tomasello says:

    Great ideas for guests. I️ love the lavender wash too. Also I️ like to add slippers or even a pair pjs to their welcome to our house basket Barefoot Dreams makes cozy things ?

    12.07.17 Reply
    • I love the idea of slippers and PJ’s! so Cute!

      12.13.17 Reply
  2. Camilla says:

    My favorite is the Jason Citrus Body Wash. It smells so good!

    12.07.17 Reply
  3. Naomi says:

    My husband and I love having guests over in our new home! Always nice to have nice decor.

    12.07.17 Reply
  4. Fern Rooney says:

    This is such a lovely idea!! ? Do you know if they stock the Jason body wash in the UK? x

    12.08.17 Reply
    • Hi Fern!
      Not sure but I bet you could ship it!

      12.13.17 Reply
  5. Brigit says:

    love dried lavender and the scent of soy soft scented candles. Jason products are great. I use their soaps and toothpaste

    12.27.17 Reply