Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Coconut Oil Review & Giveaway

Have you been hearing all of the hype for awhile about coconut oil?  Me too.

I kinda didn't want to try it because I thought it was expensive and I just didn't want to add a coconut flavor to everything we eat.  That's why I cook with bacon grease and butter, so that everything tastes, well, mmm....mmmmm....good and not at all like coconut. 

Lucky for me, Tropical Traditions gave me the opportunity to sample and review their coconut oil. 

Like I said, I had no frame of reference with this stuff at all; it was a completely new experience.

First of all, coconut oil is pretty cool because it has a really low melting point.  So it looks like a solid if the temperature is cold enough but melts as soon as it reaches a temperature of 76F. 

Pary, how have you used your oil?  I'm so glad you asked.

I have been putting a teaspoonful in my morning coffee.  Other than making my coffee look a little weird with the oil bubbles floating on the top, I like it a lot.  It makes my regular coffee taste like fancy flavored coffee with that yummy light coconut flavor plus the oil makes my lips soft.  Win-win.  If you want a list of actual health benefits check out this extensive list of goodness

Engineer had read that coconut oil is a fantastic massage oil/lotion.  I tried it out and loved how my skin felt after I put the coconut oil on.

Do-It-Yourself Mom says it's the best eye make-up remover she has ever used and she also uses it on her face as a moisturizer.  She makes toothpaste using baking soda, essential oil, and coconut oil and it works great.  As for popping popcorn fuhgeddaboudit; she won't make it any other way.  Oh, and as coconut oil has a natural SPF factor, she puts it on her family as sunscreen.  They smell good and are sunburn free.  :)

If you have read here for any length of time at all, you know that I love items or products that are multi-use.  Coconut oil definitely falls into that category.

Funnily enough the one thing I haven't really tried with the oil is actually cooking with it.  I keep meaning to, but I forget.  I'm really happy with my smooth skin, plump pout, and coconutty coffee for now.  But the time is drawing near where I must push the bacon grease jar over and let its heathier lighter competitor have his chance.

I am so thankful that I was sent a jar to sample because now I am sold on the stuff. 

Gold Label Organic Virgin Coconut Oil

Tropical Traditions is kindly giving one of my readers a chance to win 1 quart of  Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

Tropical Traditions is America's source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil? You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:


Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the  advantages of buying coconut oil online.

Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

All you have to do is enter the Rafflecopter below.

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10 comments:

  1. Love, love, LOVE coconut oil. I use it all the time, and you can get "flavor neutral" expressed coconut oil.

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  2. Would love to try it because I'm looking for a more healthier way to cook.

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  3. I love coconut oil and can always use a new jar!

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  4. I have been using it to cook with since January - so far so good and it doesn't turn everything into a coconut :) lol

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  5. I've also got a review jar and i've been using it instead of vegetable oil in my bread machine recipes and it's turned out really good. All of your other non-cooking uses are very interesting to me. =)

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  6. I've been reading all kinds of information about coconut oil and actually planned to order some next month! I'd love to win and try it out!

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  7. Brooke M AdametzMay 30, 2012 at 11:15 AM

    I LOVE coconut oil! I use it to condition my hair!

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  8. Who would have thought you would do more with coconut than put it in a DELICIOUS Pie??! I'd love to win this and try out some other things!

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  9. I'd like to use it to saute vegetables. Yum!

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