Trader Joe’s is widely known for its great products and bargain prices. We are obviously big fans since we get the majority of our groceries there. TJ’s also has some pretty stellar beauty products on their shelves. In fact, some of my favorite personal care items come directly from the value chain store.
Here are the 5 items I use on the regular including two from the baking aisle!
1. Jojoba oil
Jojoba oil is a great moisturizer. Similar to sweet almond oil, it provides a natural and nourishing oil for your skin and won’t clog your pores. I have many uses for it, but my favorites are to remove eye makeup (just add a few drops to a cotton ball and gently swipe) and to moisturize my hands. It’s great for your cuticles and nail beds and absorbs rather quickly.
2. Tea Tree Tingle shampoo
Technically, this is Matt’s shampoo, but I use it occasionally. It works really well and I especially love the feeling it gives my scalp. The peppermint is very refreshing and the eucalyptus is a nice touch, too. I think it’s probably gentle enough for the kiddos as well.
3. Face wash with tea tree oil
I previously mentioned that I don’t use many products on my face. That being said, TJ’s tea tree face wash has remained one of my staples. I’ve been using it for several years and it still works really well. It’s a great cleanser and especially helpful for oily skin. I don’t find that it dries out my face, but I use only one pump and mix it with water prior to applying it to my face. I think they may sell this wash as facial cleansing pads, but I have not tried them.
4. Organic virgin cold-pressed & unrefined coconut oil
I told you there are a million and one uses for coconut oil, didn’t I? Folks, it’s not just for cooking. It’s a great moisturizer for your skin and lips. I also like to add it to my hair before I workout. It sounds odd, I know, but it acts like a deep conditioning treatment. TJ’s coconut oil is organic and cold-pressed (which means it’s pressed in a way to preserve its health benefits and is unrefined). Plus, it’s less than $6/jar!
5. Organic apple cider vinegar
Not just for salad dressing or cooking, apple cider vinegar is known for having many skin care benefits. I have been using this as a toner for a few years and it has worked really well for me. I usually mix two tablespoons of ACV with a small amount of filtered water and keep that in a container in my bathroom. After cleansing, I will dip a cotton ball in the vinegar/water mixture and spread it across my neck and face. Don’t worry – the smell dissipates quickly.
So there you have it! I would love to know if any of these are your favorites or if you have other products at TJ’s you’d recommend.