I’ll be honest…Whenever I hit up Trader Joe’s, I generally make a beeline for two things: plantain chips and cookie butter. The personal care aisle? Not so much! I mean, it wasn’t even until recently that I realized that good old TJ’s actually has a full-on personal care section! They do, and it’s complete with everything from Tom’s of Maine deodorant and toothpaste to Trader Joe’s house-blend of essential oils, shampoos, and conditioners. That’s where I spotted my latest obsession: Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter.

With winter in full swing, my body has been craving a little extra hydration {beyond my fav routine of simply adding essential oils to my bath}, so I was super excited to discover this cute little tub of body cream staring back at me from the top shelf. Since there wasn’t a tester jar available, I did an obligatory in-store Google search to get the deets on the stuff before committing to purchasing it, and found, almost exclusively, rave reviews. This stuff was good. And the whole tub was only $4.99! Um, done! Total score.

Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter contains Shea butter, aloe vera, vitamin E, and {of course!} coconut oil. It’s thick and creamy and ultra-moisturizing without being sticky or greasy. My skin just soaks it up! I especially love it for spots that need extra TLC, like elbows, knees, and feet. And for that price?! Insane. I would easily pay twice as much for this stuff–it’s that good.

That’s not even my favorite part though. 

It’s the SCENT. I’m a pretty big vanilla/coconut fan, so I figured that no matter how intense the fragrance was, I’d be in. Really though, I actually couldn’t have imagined how much I LOVE how this body butter smells! Omg. It’s vaguely coconutty for sure, but not overpoweringly so. It doesn’t smell like suntan lotion and it doesn’t smell so much like real, actual coconut either. To me, the scent is evocative of coconut + Play-Doh + frosting…aka AMAZING. It’s a little sensual, a little gourmand, and a little comforting, but also pretty mild. It definitely wouldn’t clash with any other scented products in your life, but it’s just subtle enough to make your skin smell BETTER somehow. Yum yum yum. I love it.

PSA: peruse the personal care aisle at Trader Joe’s! If you need a cheap, quick fix, for sure grab this body butter. No TJ’s near you? Order it online HERE.



2 comments on “Obsessed: Trader Joe’s Coconut Body Butter”

    • YES! It’s seriously so good, and you can’t beat that price. I’ve been using it almost daily now for awhile and I still love it just as much as when I first bought it.

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