Categories: Household, Seasonal.
Wes – December 21, 2014:
The scent – these both smell really good and are perfect for that Winter type of feel.
The lotion was kind of greasy, and not super effective.
If they decide to sell the soap separately, I would definitely buy that again. The lotion, probably not.
Alicr Klps – December 28, 2014:
Excellent product. Where can I buy more.Please email me. Thank you
Ron Mathews – December 28, 2014:
I bought this set because It would look cute in the guest bathroom. Tough luck cause I wont share it. The hand lotion has the greatest scent I have ever smelled. I did not find it greasy and wish TJ’s sold it in larger quantities.
KLB – January 3, 2015:
Love this scent. Wish it came in a bath soap. I do agree that the lotion is not the best that I have.
Suzie Henise – January 4, 2015:
I love this combo! I only wish they sold them separately. I think I will run out of the soap before the lotion. Fabulous fragrance!
jennifer Young – January 6, 2015:
I love the scent and I don’t normally like scented soaps. I also really like this lotion and did not find it greasy. A lot of lotions irritate my skin and cause itching. This one did not and seems to really help my dry skin. Unfortunately I think this may have only been available for the holidays. My daughter loves this and I would also buy more. Make it available all year TJ’s!!!
Charlotte – February 1, 2015:
This product caught my eye at the checkout register. I tried a sample and fell in love. I unloaded my bags and went back in and snagged the last one just in time. This was two weeks before Christmas 2014. I went back a week later and have been checking ever since and they’re gone. If anything, I hope they’re seasonal, but would love to have it year round. Please don’t discontinue. These would make great gifts!
Luis – October 24, 2015:
I also hate apple blossom ciurts! I actually hate all of the ciurts scents, i thought that they would smell fruity and yummy, but they smell HORRIBLE! I have the pomegranete ciurts, and the apple blossom, I kind of like peach ciurts
Sandy – November 5, 2015:
I too bought this soap/lotion combination last holiday season to use in my guest bathroom. I hope this will be made available again in 2015. will keep watching for it, and will purchase for myself and for gift-giving.
Ellen – November 28, 2015:
I love the product, but can’t seem to open the push down dispenser- HELP!
Laura – December 2, 2015:
I’m having the same issue, can’t open it!
Marissa – December 3, 2015:
I had trouble opening also — push down while turning the spigot counterclockwise — one took more down pressure than the other, but both open now
E. Weiss – December 5, 2015:
These were SO hard to open! Thank you for the hint, Marisa! That worked, but my hands are still sore!
Jodie Wicker – December 6, 2015:
Thanks for the tip! I couldn’t open up mind either. Love the soap & lotion!
Hello U – December 13, 2015:
Cute set for holidays, and not so large that I’ll still be using it in April. My only quibble is that the lotion fragrance has a strong note of play-doh, with some piney overtones. I don’t know if this is the argan oil or what, but it’s really quite pronounced. Not unpleasant, but to me it evokes kindergarten more than pine-forest.
Maggie – December 13, 2015:
Pushed down with all my weight while turning counterclockwise. These things still won’t f-ing open. They’d better take them back.
Beth – January 2, 2016:
Thanks for the tip. I finally got the lotion open but still can’t get the soap open.
Mary Jo Magurany – January 13, 2016:
I love the White Pine scent! Wish it was available all year long.
Deborah Van Horn – January 30, 2016:
We love this combo and also wish it was available through out the year! Thanks Trader Joes!
We too love this combo pine Tree hand soap and lotion. Wish it was available through out the year!
Thank you Trader Joes!
John Amack – February 9, 2016:
How do I order refills of White Pine hand soap and lotion?
Christine M. – April 28, 2016:
For the past year, I’ve been trying off and on to open a thing of their orange blossom honey soap and after ten minutes or so it ends up hurting my hands and i end up cursing out Trader Joe’s but still no soap. I tried the method here but it didn’t work for me. This is an insane design and Trader Joe’s should not be selling them with this flaw that makes using it impossible. I always get my soap at Whole Foods now.
Am wondering why my review up there has been titled “How do I order refills of White Pine hand soap and lotion?” since I didn’t write that at all.
Terresa S – June 12, 2016:
Was given this by a friend. I adore the smell ! The soap does not dry out my hands. Lotion may seem a bit greasy to some at first but I find it absorbs well and does not leave my hands feeling squeaky or yucky. I’m very picky about my lotions. Wish they would sell the soap in a bigger separate refill bottle. I go thru the soap faster than the lotion. Had no problem opening the pumps. Big thumbs up for this product !
Cynthia G – November 30, 2016:
Here is the trick to opening them. There is a slightly smaller cylinder just on top of the cylinder that is the screw-on lid. You need to hold this smaller cylinder tight so that it does not move as you move the spout counter clockwise. The spout should pop up to open within a couple of turns.
Meg – December 3, 2016:
Oh my goodness I hate it already since it was so hard to open! Thank you for the tip above to hold the small cylinder! My fingers were sore from twisting!!
I will review again later after I get over my annoyance.
Britt – December 4, 2016:
Thank goodness for everyone in these comments. I finally got the lotion bottle open after turning and turning. I love the scent of this product, but come on! Can we get some clear directions on how to open this thing written on the bottle?
Tim Parrish – December 5, 2016:
Second year and TJ’s has still done nothing to make this easier to open, nor even put instructions on the package. PLEASE guys, come on! 5 for product, zero for packaging.
MaryO – December 8, 2016:
Just came from TJs, was going to return the lotion because I too couldn’t get it open. A couple cashiers also tried with no luck. They ended up giving me a new set even though they couldn’t open it either. After reading the reviews, I finally just got it open, so now I have lots of soap and lotion to last me all winter long!
Sally – December 11, 2016:
This is really nice. I wasn’t sure that I’d like the scent but I love it and so does my boyfriend! I wish they’d make more of this. I tried to find it last year and missed it. This year I snagged one but there were only 3 on the shelf. I should have bought them all. I’ll know for next year!
Valerie Scalora – December 11, 2016:
I am over the top crazy about the White Pine fragrance! You should sell it year round and in larger containers for refilling the soap and lotion set. The lotion is not greasy and makes my dry hands feel so good. After using it, I find myself continuing to smell my hands to enjoy the fragrance! In fact I think I will apply some more right now. OMG at this rate my 8 oz. will not last long!
Sarah – December 13, 2016:
Thank you so much Meg! It was so easy once I followed your instructions. I was watching YouTube videos and putting all my strength into it and feeling like a crazy person! Love these now!!!!
Barbara – December 15, 2016:
This was terrible to open . . . however I went on google to find out how to make the pump work and discovered that if you take the tube out of the jar and hold the base of the pump with pliers with one hand and twist the handle of the pump you can make it pop up in order to use the item.
Tami – December 16, 2016:
I was gifted the set for my birthday and am LOVING it. The scent is perfect and the lotion is perfect for dry hands. The soap opened easily but I had to use pliers to hold the top while turning the pump on the lotion.
I agree that if they are not sold separately, they should be.
Bridget – December 17, 2016:
Had a bear of a time opening it…. went back to the store for fear I bought a broken bottle… discovered–Just hold the ring under the pump still, then turn the pump. EASY! Love, love, love the scent. Wish they had soap refills.
Mark – December 17, 2016:
Thanks for the tip on how to open!
K Smith – December 19, 2016:
Love, love, love this white pine scent and want larger quanties and yes year round would be wonderful but probably isnt gonna happen. Bought it as Christmas gifts for almost everyone on my list. After reading the reviews I’m feeling a need to include a set of operating instructions. Thanks Traders for White Pine!!!!
jen – March 4, 2017:
My hands are in pain now after trying to open trader joes soap dispenser. With the help from this site I got 1 out of 2 open. The second one i still cannot get open and my freaking hands are hurting me like hell. Trader Joes! Shame on you.
Not that bad