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The 9 Unexpected Home Items goop Staffers Swear By

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The 9 Unexpected Home Items
goop Staffers Swear By

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Home chefs, entertaining aficionados, workout mavens—we’re a motley crew here at goop HQ. Which is why we asked nine staffers what makes life outside the office a little smoother, a little nicer, a little more indulgent. Yes, of course, we can live just fine without a fancy espresso machine, but mornings are so much happier with one.

  • 1

  • Privy Eau de Pre-Toilette
  • CLEARING THE AIR

    “This is my secret for when I have guests over: I play music so there are no awkward silences, and I leave a bottle of Privy by Poo-Pourri (I love the Wood Sage & Sea Salt) out in the bathroom so there are no awkward smells. The natural essential oils leave a nice scent—and the bottle design looks great on the bathroom shelf.”
    —Paul Kim, associate product manager

    PRIVY BY POO-POURRI EAU DE PRE-TOILETTE STARTER SET, goop, $60

  • 2

  • MORIHATA BINCHOTAN CHARCOAL BODY SCRUB
  • SCRUBBED CLEAN

    “After a long workout, this body-scrub towel is always what I need. It’s the best way to exfoliate—ever. I like to pair it with the goop Body G.Tox Body Cleanser for even softer skin.”
    —Kevin Duong, web producer

    MORIHATA BINCHOTAN CHARCOAL BODY SCRUB, goop, $21

  • 3

  • VISTA CLEAR LENS GOGGLES
  • NO MORE TEARS

    “I love to cook, and onions make everything taste better, but they also make me weep, to the point where I need a time-out to recover from the stinging and watering. The only foolproof way to stay dry-eyed: goggles. These are the most—by which I mean only—comfortable pair I’ve ever found; they form a seal but don’t dig into your face. And bonus: I’m told they can also be used for swimming.”
    —Aura Davies, copy chief

    VISTA CLEAR LENS GOGGLES, Vista, $40

  • 4

  • Smeg Espresso Machine
  • LIGHTNING IN A MUG

    “Hands down, this espresso machine was a game changer for my workweek: It’s fast, easy to brew, and the only reason I’m up and out the door on time…no undereye bags in sight.”
    —Alyssa Nelsen, creative copywriter

    SMEG ESPRESSO MACHINE, Williams-Sonoma, $450

  • 5

  • Summerill & Bishop Wine Glasses
  • THE HAPPIEST HOUR

    “I always buy extra wine glasses to keep on hand in case one breaks or unexpected guests come over. These are beautiful and feel fancy but are also well-priced.”
    —Megan Converse, graphic designer

    SUMMERILL & BISHOP WINE GLASS, goop, $20

  • 6

  • Microplane Grater
  • STAY SHARP

    “A sharp microplane reigns supreme in my culinary arsenal. I use mine all the time—to zest citrus into my rubs and dressings, to finely grate cheese onto salads, and to dust the tiniest flakes of chocolate and shards of nutmeg onto desserts, hot cocoa, and Irish coffees.”
    —Rachael McKeon, editor

    MICROPLANE GRATER, goop, $20

  • 7

  • BIDK Home Wine Cooler
  • CHILLING OUT

    “This wine cooler is beautiful and multifunctional. I love to put mine in the fridge before guests come over. The marble retains the cold, keeping the wine cool for the evening.”
    —Christine Waters, senior home buyer

    BIDK HOME WINE COOLER, goop, $68

  • 8

  • Rowenta Steam Plus
  • SMOOTHING THINGS OUT

    “One of the first upgrades I made after moving from a teeny one-bedroom in Chelsea to a bungalow in Venice, California, was a Rowenta steamer. Aside from photos and sentimental keepsakes, it’s my most treasured home item. Lately, I’ve been hitting the wedding circuit nearly every weekend, and being able to achieve professional-quality results myself is something I don’t take for granted. I’d squeeze this into my carry-on if I could.”
    —Charlotte Ross, creative copywriter

    ROWENTA STEAM PLUS, goop, $70

  • 9

  • Veggie Wash Natural Fruit and Vegetable Wash
  • KEEP IT CLEAN

    “You definitely don’t need veggie wash always, but this nontoxic spray always gives me great comfort—it safely removes any waxes, dirt, etc., with a thorough rinse. (And you can buy a larger bulk refill bottle, store it under your sink, and keep a glass spray bottle on your counter.)”
    —Jessie Geoffray, associate editor

    VEGGIE WASH NATURAL FRUIT AND VEGETABLE WASH, Amazon, $5

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