TJ Oatmeal & Honey Soap



I should start with that I’m a regular guy, meaning I am not that into fancy soap. I usually buy Dalan soap at the dollar store, 3 bars for about $1. My wife on the other hand, buys soap at L’Occitane de Provence for herself that goes for $10 a bar. I feel guilty using it (washed my hands….was that 20 cents worth?) But shopping at TJ’s a few weeks back I notice this soap: Trader Joe’s Oatmeal and Honey Soap (“pure vegetable soap”) in their Health and Beauty area. I put it up to my nose, smells nice. Cost? OMG, this nice looking package of soap goes for only $1.50 for 2 good size bars. Immediately my “wow even I can afford this” part of my brain says, “you can buy it !”

The low down when I actually tried it? GREAT. LOVE IT. This soap smells fantastic, and has such an incredibly creamy lather. My skin actually feels better, less dry. We know oatmeal is one of the best things for skin, incredibly soothing (Aveeno?). I can actually see oatmeal flakes in the soap as I use it. Did I mention how amazing it smells? I mean yummy. Another TJ’s item I tried once and immediately said, “Wow this is an amazing product. I’m going to buy this always from now on!”*. It doesn’t melt fast. OK I get it now. Good soap is important, and this stuff is worth it. PLUS even my wife loves this soap. Sure she still loves her $10 L’Occitane soap but now keeps the $10 soap solely for washing her face. We can actually now agree on buying “regular” soap. Amazing.

Trader Joe’s Oatmeal and Honey Soap, 8 oz (two 4 oz bars). Ingredients include “…Glycerine, Essence of Oatmeal, Oatmeal Flakes, Honey…” TJ’s also sells a Tea Tree Oil Soap for a wee bit more. It looks good too. I haven’t tried that yet, but I will. Other TJ Beauty Stuff you’d recommend? Leave some suggestions.

*How many times do Trader Joe products have that effect on you? There’s a reason. They have great buyers whose sole job is to scour the world for good products for Trader Joe’s.


note: price has increased since this was written…


6 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Judy Judy Judy
    Mar 03, 2016 @ 21:54:10

    Funny but I find this soap to have a very strong smell, and not one I like. It kind of smells like cloves or cinnamon — spicy. I Don’t see any ingredients on the package that I would think of to have this smell, but then again what does essence of oatmeal really smell like? Perhaps it smells like cloves. I myself am disappointed because the ingredient list had me thinking it was an Unscented soap. Not! It is definitely scented.



  3. KS
    Feb 06, 2019 @ 01:30:31

    This soap caused my skin to break out and now, have itchy rash on my arms!
    I have very sensitive skin but I do okay with Dove sensitive bar and Aveeno body wash. I decided to use this since it lists all natural ingredients. Very disappointed – will never buy these again.



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  5. Shirley M
    Oct 08, 2021 @ 03:46:54

    Thank you for tthis



  6. Michelle Smith
    May 17, 2022 @ 11:01:50

    20 cents is not a 20% price increase on a $1.49 item. But I know, math is hard.



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