Happy Monday, ya’ll.  I hope you enjoyed celebrating the beloved daddies in your life yesterday!  I made my meat-and-potatoes-loving Jersey Boy a Father’s Day dinner of grilled steak, potatoes with dill butter, corn on the cob, and chocolate peanut butter cup ice cream with chocolate chip cookies for dessert.  Mmmmmmm – my mouth is watering just thinking about it.

But back to the matter at hand…

Today’s Trader Joe’s Highs and Lows is all about hand soap.

I confess – I have a hand soap obsession.  I buy new hand soaps often and hoard them in the cabinet under my kitchen sink.  I consider hand soap a tiny luxury – a moment of aromatherapeutic indulgence in the midst of the mundane daily task of washing tiny hands.  My current favorite is Meyer’s Clean Day Peony Hand Soap (because peonies are my favorite flower and they were just in season here in Pennsylvania).

Trader Joe’s carries a number of nice hand soaps, and one of them is today’s Trader Joe’s high – Trader Joe’s Herbal Blend Lemongrass & Clary Sage Liquid Soap.

tj's hand soap high

I like this soap a whole lot.  I keep it in Jersey Boy’s manly basement bathroom because it has a fresh, gender-neutral scent.  And a little goes a long way – you don’t need a huge pump, so the twelve ounce bottle lasts a good long time.  Plus, it is sulfate and paraben free, so you don’t have to worry about putting nasty chemicals on your little ones’ hands.

This next soap, however, earns the title of today’s Trader Joe’s low – Trader Joe’s Botanical Bounty Foaming Hand Soap.

tj's hand soap low

Yes, the eight ounce bottle is adorbs (it looks precious in my powder room) and the scent is pleasant, but the consistency of the soap drives me nuts.  It is watery and foams very little, making me feel like I need two pumps rather than one.  Me no likey that.

What is your favorite hand soap?