It was this time last year that Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter entered shelves. It also seemed to vanish almost as quickly and became a fan favorite product. But it is now back on shelves, however, this might still remain a seasonal item.
So what is all the hype with this body lotion? Well, if you missed it last year the rumor mill was hyped up that this is pretty similar to another pricier product. The comparison has been made to Sol de Janeiro's Brazilian Bum Bum Cream. And compared to Sol de Janeiro which retails for $48, this lotion comes in at just $5.99 for a similarly sized package.
The comparison isn't lost on me either. They seem to share a lot of common ingredients including shea butter, coconut oil, acai and guarana extract. Trader Joe's body butter is thicker and less whipped in terms of consistency. But I also find this to be an ultra-moisturizing body cream that absorbs pretty quickly.
Then there is the fragrance here. It is soft. It smells of vanilla, caramel, and pistachio. Nothing assertive or that would overwhelm those who might be around you. But pleasant in a way that wouldn't cause any conflict with any perfume you might be wearing.
If your skin is feeling parched, then this will absolutely smooth your skin out. It lasts quite a long time and will survive through a few handwashing as well. But that seems to be pretty consistent with all the varieties of body butter offered.
The acai and guarana extract are often advertised as having anti-aging properties that are smoothing and firming.
But the biggest thing here is value. For the size, it is well priced and is an affordable product that works really well at the job it is tasked with.
The packaging is basic but bright enough to be noticed. The bright pink lid has a plastic safety seal but otherwise, there is no extraneous packaging.
Frequently asked questions
The following are common product questions for Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter.
Yes, Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter is a summer seasonal variety. Year-round you can find the coconut variety instead.
Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter costs $5.99.
While the fragrance is mild, it does smell like pistachio and caramel. Those combined reminded me of the beach.
Other body butter
While Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter might only end up being on shelves for a little bit during the start of summer, there is a rotation of body butter if you really like them:
- Trio of body butter (winter seasonal)
- Pumpkin body butter (fall seasonal)
- Grapefruit body butter (spring seasonal)
- Coconut body butter (year-round)
All of these body butters are very similar and hydrate extremely well.
Where to buy
This might once again be a seasonal limited-run item. It appeared about the same time as last year and based on the offerings of other varieties and the fragrance of Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter it would make sense for it to be a summer seasonal variety. It is available at Trader Joe's or through third-party sellers on Amazon.
Trader Joe's doesn't carry a body butter I haven't tried. And I liked them all.
Would I buy this again? Yes, I would buy Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter again. The fragrance was soft and pleasant and it hydrates extremely well. It is priced well too. And yes, it is a good dupe for the pricier bum bum cream.
Did you try it? Let me know what you think in the comments section!
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Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter
Product Name: Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter
Product Description: Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter is a returning seasonal favorite that is rumored to be a dupe for another pricier product.
Trader Joe's Brazil Nut Body Butter returns to shelves after a year off.
- This is a rich and hydrating lotion
- Priced well at $5.99
- Aroma is soft but pleasant
- The fragrance reminds me of a day at the beach.
- This is likely a seasonal item, so plan on it being gone until next summer.