We could wax poetically for hours about the amazing groceries we pick up at Trader Joe’s. From the creative packaging to one-of-a-kind finds, there’s no end to the love that is TJ’s. This time around, we turned down a different aisle to scour the shelves for amazing beauty and household items––and we were not disappointed. Keep scrolling to see some of the best non-food Trader Joe’s products you need to pick up on your next grocery run.
Oatmeal Exfoliant Bar
Launched back in 2002, Trader Joe's Almond Ginger Scent Oatmeal Exfoliant Bar has recently undergone a packaging change to the more eco-friendly kraft paper (goodbye, plastic!). This luxuriously foamy soap is made in France and contains bits of colloidal oatmeal and the pleasant spa-like almond ginger fragrance. Snag a bar for just $2.99 in the beauty aisle.
Rose Facial Oil
A quality moisturizer with a lovely fragrance, Trader Joe's Rose Facial Oil is a steal at $5.99. While this product is not an anti-aging miracle maker, the non-oily or greasy formula makes it worth a try.
Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask
Dry hair got you down? TJ's Shea Butter & Coconut Oil Hair Mask is here to save the day. The $4 tube contains shea butter and coconut oil (of course), in addition to argan oil and vitamin E to help tame frizz and leave your hair silky and smooth.
Blueberry & Açai Facial Scrub
Skip the pricey department store products and head to Trader's to snag a frosty jar of Blueberry & Açai Facial Scrub for only $5.99! It's made using U.S.-grown blueberries that have been frozen to maintain all those healthy antioxidants, colloidal oatmeal, shea butter, meadowfoam seed oil, and various plant extracts. Enjoy the scrubby alpha-hydroxy acids and rock that healthy glow.
Made with recycled yogurt cups, these BPA-free Preserve Toothbrushes are an easy product pick up if you're out and about. The eco-friendly brushes are made with super soft bristles and are just $2.99.
Trader Joe's Spray Sunscreen SPF 50 won a coveted perfect score for the 2018 Consumer Reports Sunscreen Guide, and at only $6 for a can it is a must-buy. Each can comes with a locking cap and offers UVA & UVB protection, contains aloe, vitamin E and coconut oil. Did we mention it's also water resistant? Snag a bottle (or two) on your next Trader's visit.
Lavender Salt Scrub
Detox from a long day with Trader Joe's Lavender Salt Scrub that is made with almond, apricot and avocado oils. The 20 oz. jar holds the delicious-smelling salt-based formula that gets rid of dry and dead skin and is nice on the wallet at only $5.99.
Hand Sanitizer Spray
If you have kids, you can pretty much never have enough hand sanitizer! The next time you're making your grocery run, pick up a bottle of grapefruit and lemon scented spray from TJ's for just $1.99––your hands will thank you.
Laundry & Cleaning
Wool Dryer Balls
If you're looking for a more natural way to launder, then wool dryer balls are your best friend. Free from artificial fragrances and other chemicals, these bouncy guys help dry clothes faster and naturally soften and reduce wrinkles in your clothes––and can be used over and over again. You can pick up a bag of four dryer balls for just $5.49.
Liquid Dish Soap
The plant-based formula used in Trader Joe's Liquid DIsh soap is hypoallergenic and cuts through grease. The biodegradable product comes in a light citrus scent and is only $2.99 for a large 25 oz. size.
Trader's Multi-Purpose Cleaner is made with essential oils and is eco-friendly. The product boasts a streak-free formula that can be used on tons of surfaces throughout your home, is biodegradable and comes in a large 34 oz. size for just $2.99.
Waxed Cotton Food Wraps
Trader Joe's Waxed Cotton Food Wraps are the alternative to plastic wrap you've been looking for. The 3-pack of clothes comes in three sizes, are made in Tunisia and are 100 percent cotton infused with beeswax, jojoba oil, and pine resin. Use anytime you would normally use your single-use plastic wrap and enjoy this reusable product for just $8.99.
Perhaps one of the most underrated sections at TJ's are the greeting cards! For just $.99 each, you can stock up on tons of unique cards for every occasion without breaking the bank. Designs feature classic styles and plenty of whimsical and quirky cards that you can only find at Traders.
Grapefruit Scented Candle
Embrace the fragrance of spring and summer with Trader Joe's hand-poured Grapefruit Candle. For just $3.99, you can enjoy the natural soy-coconut wax and a lead-free wick at quite the bargain. Coming in a tin with a lid, take this candle with you whenever you go for om-worthy relaxation.
All photos: Karly Wood for Red Tricycle/Feature photo: Trader Joe’s