Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner

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Fellow writer Elizabeth clued me in to how good some of the personal care products at Trader Joe’s can be. My family and I have gotten hooked on the Formula No. 3 Shampoo, Conditioner, and Body Wash along with the shaving cream, eye cream, daily facial sunscreen, face and body sunscreen, hand cream, hair mask, and more.

Trader Joe’s sadly discontinued a shampoo and conditioner that I enjoyed using, so I decided to try another popular shampoo and conditioner option from the retailer. Their Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner might be among the better known personal care products on their shelves.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner cost $3.99 each for a 16-ounce bottle at the time of publication. That comes out to about 25 cents per ounce. That’s on the lower price range for shampoos containing tea tree oil at Walmart.

The bottles state: “Invigorate with peppermint, tea tree and eucalyptus botanicals.” The bottles also states that these moisturize and clarify hair while alleviating dry scalp. Tea tree oil may help with dandruff and/or a dry, itchy scalp, and it may even have antibacterial or antifungal properties.

Trader Joe's Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner

Shampoo on the left, conditioner on the right. (Click to enlarge.)

These products are cruelty free. They contain no laurel/laureth sulfates, which help create a lather but can irritate the scalp and strip hair of natural oils. The shampoo and conditioner are advertised as suitable for all hair types, which is always something I’m looking for because we have a variety of hair types in my household, ranging from fine and straight to thick and curly.

You use these like you would any other shampoo or conditioner. Massage the shampoo into your hair and rinse thoroughly, avoiding contact with eyes. Then massage the conditioner into your hair for 3-5 minutes and rinse, avoiding eyes.

These have primarily a peppermint scent, and the scent is fairly pleasant. The shampoo has a mild cooling/tingling effect. I massaged the conditioner in and then let it sit for a few minutes before rinsing, which increased the cooling effect.

Both of these seem to work well on my fine, straight hair, and I would buy them again.

The Verdict:

Trader Joe’s Tea Tree Tingle Shampoo and Conditioner features peppermint, tea tree, and eucalyptus botanicals. It has a pleasant peppermint scent and may help alleviate a dry scalp. It also contains no sulfates and is good for all hair types. We’re fans.

About Rachael

Rachael is the Co-founder of Aldi Reviewer. When she isn't busy shopping at Aldi, she enjoys cooking, gardening, writing gothic romance, and collecting more houseplants than she probably should. You can learn more about her at


  1. Thank you for this review! I am intrigued. I have used a more expensive tea-tree based shampoo from a salon and was hoping to find an alternative.

  2. I have a sensitive scalp and very fine hair. I have used this for years. It cleans well without weighing down my hair.

  3. Hi, Would anyone know another similar replacement for Nourish CONDITIONER? So sorry it’s discontinued.
    Also, I really prefer no scent. Nourish seemed unscented, or just a creamy undefined minimal scent.
    Can’t have peppermint or any perfumes.
    Thank you!!

  4. T.J. is also selling a Lemongrass scented shampoo/conditioner. Seems good for anyone who likes the scent.

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