Trader Joe’s is known for its bounty of ready-made meals, delicious sweet treats, and wide selection of affordable wines. With so many tempting foods to peruse, most people overlook the little section of bath and beauty products tucked away in the back of the store. I have been a loyal Trader Joe’s shopper for over 15 years and have discovered some surprisingly good (and cheap) bath and beauty staples. Here is my list of the top 5 bath and beauty products from Trader Joe’s:
This soap is imported from France and has a high-end natural orange blossom scent that is more Jo Malone than Bath and Body Works. According to Trader Joe’s, it is made with premium ingredients like coconut oil, olive oil, natural vegetable glycerine, tea cocoate, and aloe leaf extract. It is French milled and melted and cooked in small batches following the traditional Marseille recipe. When I have this soap at home, I look forward to washing my hands. At $3.99 for a 10 ounce pump bottle, it’s a steal.
I started using this coconut body butter when I found out that I was pregnant. I used it religiously throughout my pregnancy to keep my belly moisturized and to soothe the itchiness of a stretching belly. It has a nice non-offensive coconut smell, goes on nicely without a sticky or oily residue, and feels moisturizing with Shea butter, vitamin E and aloe. It is $5.99 for an 8 oz tub.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has an antibacterial property that is great for fighting zits. Back in the day, I use to buy the .08 oz tree tree oil targeted gel from the Body Shop ($10). At Trader Joe’s, I can get a 1 oz bottle of 100% Australian tea tree oil for $6.99. At night, after washing my face, I use a cotton swab to gently dab some tea tree oil onto the blemishes and follow-up with my nighttime moisturizer.
No doubt you have heard the many uses of coconut oils, from using it as a natural lip balm to mixing it with essential oils (like lavender) and sugar to make a smoothing body scrub in the shower. Besides using this wonderfully scented oil to make banana pancakes for the kiddos, I use it on their faces and bodies as a moisturizer. My sons have mild eczema so when their cheeks get a little red, I use coconut oil instead of CeraVe because it doesn’t sting their sensitive skin. If your baby has cradle cap, you can massage coconut oil onto your baby’s scalp and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes before bath time. Use a soft brush like this one to help loosen the flakes and completely wash off using a gentle baby shampoo. I like this California Baby shampoo and body wash. A 16 oz jar of organic coconut oil is a great value at $5.99.
I have been intrigued by the micellar technology for some time and so when these make-up remover towelettes came out, I grabbed a pack to try out. These towelettes remove dirt and make-up without drying out my skin. I especially like the convenience of having these pre or post work-out. A pack of 20 towelettes sell for $3.99.
Do you buy bath and beauty products from Trader Joe’s? What are your favorite items? I would love to have some more product recommendations.
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