I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Coconut oil is the only makeup remover you’ll ever need*. It’s organic, cheap, and contains one simple ingredient that won’t irritate your skin and gets rid of all your makeup (waterproof or not). You can buy a big jar of organic coconut oil at Trader Joes, but these packets are worth mentioning because they’re perfect for removing makeup when you’re traveling or on-the-go.
Exactly how to use it: Squeeze a quarter-sized amount onto your fingers, rub them together to melt it down, and then apply to your face and eyes. You’ll look like a racoon at first, but after you remove the oil with a cotton round or washcloth, you’ll never want to use another makeup remover again.
*If you’ve never used coconut oil on your skin before — especially on your face — be sure to patch test it before adding it to your beauty routine.
Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo ($19.99 for a pack of 2)
This shampoo contains tea tree oil, peppermint, eucalyptus, rosemary and thyme, leaving your scalp refreshed, tingly, and smelling like heaven. Tea tree oil is a natural antimicrobial, which means it breaks down oil and dirt like a pro but also helps fend off some of the major causes of dandruff. Your hair will feel as soft and refreshed as it would with a salon-priced formula, but you can pick up this shampoo for just $12 bucks
Exactly how to use it: Use in the shower on damp hair. Wash, rinse, and repeat—focusing most of your energy on the scalp and the hair closest to it. Follow with a Tea Tree Tingle Conditioner, which should be applied only to the ends of your hair.
Trader Joe’s Rose Water Facial Toner ($3.99)
Sure, you could spend money on expensive tonors; or, you could pick up this rosewater face toner from Trader Joes for just 3.99. It’s formulated with real Damask rose water, Damask rose oil (to moisturize), witch hazel (to balance and tone), and a touch of soapbar extract (to soften and condition). It comes in an easygoing spray bottle that is completely mess-free.
Exactly how to use it: Spray toner onto clean skin before moisturizing or applying makeup. For an extra cool and refreshing spritz, store the bottle in the fridge.
Trader Joe’s Manuka Honey UMF 10+ ($33.99 for a pack of two)
Manuka honey is one of the most underappreciated skincare secrets. It has natural antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties that make it the perfect ingredient for breakouts, redness, and general skin congestion. As an added bonus it’s super hydrating, which means it leaves your skin moisturized and clean instead of parched (like other peels and masks).
Exactly how to use it: Apply manuka honey directly to a clean face. Allow it to sit for 10 minutes and then rinse with warm water. This mask can get messy, so it’s best applied before you shower.
On your next trip to Trader Joes, throw some of these natural beauty products in with your Cauliflower Gnocchi and Everything But The Bagel Dip.