Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Trader Joe's Oatmeal and Honey Soap
Frankly, I've never understood why so many manufacturers think that if something is good to eat, it must also be good as an ingredient in soap and/or shampoo. I can't think of any reason to believe that oatmeal and honey are good things to have in soap.
But I decided on a whim to try this anyway. I've been using it for over a month now. It definitely has a pleasant scent. In fact, it gives my whole bathroom a nice fragrance, though after the first couple of weeks I stopped actively noticing it.
It's hard soap, in the sense that it is relatively resistant to melting/washing away, so one bar lasts a long time (and the "Trader Joe's" embossing remains visible for a long time, too). What I didn't like about it is that it seemed harder to rinse off than my usual soap, which is Dove.
I'm prone to excessive skin dryness in the winter, which is why I like Dove's tendency to be less drying than most such products. I doubt that TJ's is as good as Dove in that regard, though admittedly I was trying it in summer, not winter, so I didn't give it the most rigorous test. (I'm writing this on August 31, and putting it in the queue for later publication.)
Will I buy it again?
I might once in a while for a little variety in life. But though I like it just fine, I'm inclined to stick with my tried-and-true unscented "sensitive skin" Dove as my day-to-day choice.