Trader Joe's Fans Are Unsure About Its Returning Pumpkin Body Butter

Does the idea of slathering pumpkin all over you sound appealing? If so, you're in luck because Trader Joe's Pumpkin Body Butter is officially back in stores for the fall season. Now that it's September, the popular grocery chain has been introducing several new products to its autumn lineup like the Apple Cinnamon Oatmeal Bites, Holiday Round Challah, and Pumpkin Overnight Oats. TJ's is also welcoming back fall favorites like its beloved Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix and Butternut Squash Mac & Cheese. Joining the Trader's Joe's pumpkin palooza once again is the pumpkin scented body butter, which is earning mixed remarks from fans on social media.

Instagram account @traderjoeslist shared the product news just this week, and it consequently resulted in a pumpkin body butter debate in the comments. According to the post, Trader Joe's is selling the eight-ounce jar for $4.99. It should also be noted that the body butter is vegan and cruelty-free, which is a major selling point for many beauty consumers. TJ's has released other scented body butters in seasons past, so why does this one seem to stir the pot?

This pumpkin body butter has fans uncertain

There's no denying that pumpkin spice season is one of the most anticipated times of the year. It's possibly the most popular; people love their pumpkin spice! However, it appears Trader Joe's customers would prefer the grocery chain keep its pumpkin-flavored products to just food and drink.

Per Instagram account @traderjoeslist, the official rollout for TJ's fall items is September 7, but some stores have already started to release some veteran products like the pumpkin body butter. Followers were quick to warn fellow TJ's customers to not buy the scented body butter because of its smell. "Make it stop," one person wrote. Another user replied, "It's not good, still have it from last year." While many were quick to judge, Instagram user @nicoleyvonn defended the pumpkin body butter. "It's not sweet like a pumpkin spice smell it's a real pumpkin smell which is why I think some people don't like it!" she explained. A few other commenters backed her up, saying it's one of their favorite body butter scents from Trader Joe's.

According to Total Beauty, "the body butter smells good enough to eat," though you should definitely refrain from doing so. If you're someone who appreciates the true smell of pumpkin, then you may want to give this body butter a try.