Tuesday, May 6, 2014


Trader Joe's "New" Aloe Vera Gel

I'm a huge fan of Trader Joe's. Even though the closest one to me is like getting ready for a road trip, I always make a habit of visiting once a month and stock up on much needed items. One such item is aloe vera gel. It's the main ingredient when I make my hair custard. I noticed a new label but didn't make a big deal out of it until….

I went to make my batch and there was a scent lingering around. I couldn't pinpoint where that smell was coming from. It wasn't the oils I was using to mix. Then it hit me. If the label is different then guess what…

I turned it over to read the ingredients hoping it wasn't and it was. They changed it and that smell was because they added fragrance. An ingredient that was never in the old label. I went to go and compare the old bottle with the new and found there was even more added ingredients and some were taken out.

I went ahead and made my batch anyways hoping it still comes out the same. The verdict: My heart went down south. Looks like I'm going to have to find another aloe vera gel. Or relapse and be a product junkie again. Dang!!!