Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil Review & Giveaway

Coconut oil is so good for you in so many ways. There are so many ways it can be used too! Tropical Traditions was generous enough to send me a 32 oz container of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try. This oil is made from only the highest quality organic coconuts from rural areas in the Phillipines!


                                   From the Tropical Traditions Website:
"Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is our highest quality coconut oil. This premium Virgin Coconut Oil is handcrafted by family producers in the Philippines using traditional methods passed down from previous generations. We were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the United States back in 2001. Recent Studies show that traditionally-made coconut oils have the highest amounts of antioxidants. Watch our video for more information about this premium Virgin Coconut Oil."

I have sauteed several meals using coconut oil. My family of 5 have not  seemed to notice that I switched oils on them. I like using coconut oil to pan fry things in instead of olive oil To change things up a bit. I have noticed when I add coconut oil to my morning smoothies, I feel more energetic!

I also decided to make one of  my favorite treats to try out this coconut oil- magic shell. All it takes is coconut oil and chocolate chips. You melt them together and then pour it over your ice cream and voila! you have magic shell! This was easy and fun, next time I will let my kids make it! The recipe I used called for 1/2 cup of coconut oil and 1 cup of chocolate chips. I thought there was a slight coconut flavor to the shell, but I thought it really added to the flavor!


Coconut oil is not only for cooking, it makes an excellent addition to your beauty regimen. I used it as a leave in conditioner on my hair. I just put some in my hands and brushed it through with my fingers and I am telling you, my hair has never been so shiny or soft in my life. I really wish I would have thought of this sooner. I think I will continue to do this once a week. I left it on for 20 minutes and then washed my hair like normal. I have been using coconut oil for years as a moisturizer. I have really dry skin and it works so well at helping relieve that dryness. A friend of mine suggested I try it as a make up remover, which  I did...once again, with fabulous results. If you use it as a make up remover, then you've already moisturized your face with it.

The uses and benefits of coconut oil are endless. There are 100's of ways to use coconut oil!



From now until April 12th, Tropical Traditions will give you a second container of coconut oil free with the purchase of a jar. There are various sizes included in this sale, go check it out!

**Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product
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24 comments:

  1. I may be one of the rare people that has never used coconut oil. My mom used to use it all of the time when I was younger, but I never did.

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    1. I don't think that it's rare at all. I think it is more rare that I have found someone that HAS used coconut oil! I think more people should try it though! What did your mom use it for?

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    2. My mom used to use it on her skin and this quit. Then the coconut oil sat there for years until she finally got rid of it.

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  2. I use it for the hard shell too, but my favorite is baking with it, I love the subtle coconut flavor.

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    1. I feel like I need to make some oatmeal raisi;0n cookies with it. That just sounds delicious!

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  3. I have used it for stretch marks :)

    danielleaknapp at gmail dot com

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    1. Man do I wish I would have thought of that when I was pregnant with my ginormous twin boys! :)

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  4. I have never used coconut oil but would love to try it. I saw on tropical traditions web site that they have links to recipes that looks so good

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    1. I can't wait to try a lot of those recipes myself!! You can also follow Tropical Traditions on Pinterest. They have recipes there as well as other uses for coconut oil! http://pinterest.com/troptraditions/coconut-recipes-blog/

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  5. I use coconut oil for all my frying and in recipes.cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

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  6. I tried using it for cooking eggs once when I attempted a certain diet. Didn't taste quite right. That fudge recipe on the website looks awesome though, so I might try that. :-) I think I also attempted homemade diaper cream with coconut oil and corn starch.

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    1. I will admit that I don't particularly like it with eggs either. I use olive oil or grapeseed oil for that. Coconut oil works well (at least in my opinion) in baking and even in rice!

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  7. I've used it. I like it in my granola. I also like using it in my Coconut Banana Rum Pancakes.

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    1. Those sound like some fantasic pancakes!

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  8. i JUST started using coconut oil, on recommendation of my doula, to some skin issues i have. i'm starting to notice an improvement!

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    1. Someone else stated they use it on their stretch marks! I wish I would've thought of that! :)

      I am glad to hear it is improving your skin issues.

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  9. I have spread it on bread before :)

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  10. I just started using coconut oil and have used it for baking and frying and as a spread on rolls. I will have to try the magic shell.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  11. I use coconut oil to cook my popcorn! Yum! I use coconut oil as a face moisturizer, too. haha. :)

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    1. I have heard that is what movie theaters do as well, maybe it is why their popcorn always tastes so much better? :)

      I also use it as a moisturizer and makeup remover and as I said in this post,discovered it makes a fantastic hair conditioner as well!

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  12. I use it on my damp skin after I shower ....wow, I love it! Leaves my skin glowing and moisturized.

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  13. I use and love coconut oil! I bake and fry with it.

    hun423 at hotmail.com

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  14. I started using coconut oil about a year ago while I was trying an ayurvedic technique called oil pulling. I discovered how soft it made my lips feel and have since used it on my skin, my hair, and in meal preparation. I have shared the many uses with my daughter and she loves it too! I am about out my supply so it would be great to win a new one! Also I hadn't heard of the company before and am interested in how it may be different. Thanks for sharing!

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  15. i havent tried coconut oil yet but i would love too! i think i would want to try and make some oatmeal raisins with it!

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