31 January 2013

My Top 3 Uses for Coconut Oil + Tropical Traditions Giveaway (Closed)

Read any green beauty (or food) blog these days and you'll find glowing recommendations and about a million and one uses for coconut oil.  I've been buying coconut oil at local health food stores for the last several years, but I was recently sent Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil to try out, which spurred me on to play around with this lovely oil even more!  I thought I'd take this time to share my three favourite uses.  Plus, keep reading for a chance to win Tropical Traditions coconut oil for yourself! 

#1: In DIY Beauty Recipes
As most of you probably already know, I love making my own healthy beauty products and coconut oil is probably one of the ingredients I reach for most often.  It makes up the base of my cream deodorant and I also recently used it to make the most delicious body scrub ever.  In addition to the hydration and other skin benefits it provides, unrefined coconut oil gives your recipe the most delightful real coconut scent.  So much better than any synthetic fragrance, it you ask me!

#2: In Cooking
Coconut oil is also a staple in my kitchen, where I use it a lot in baking, instead of butter.  It's my favourite oil to bake with, as it makes a lighter pastry than other vegetable oils.  Coconut oil works equally well for savoury cooking, but you do need to factor in the taste more than with less flavourful oils.  Refined coconut oil, which has no coconut taste, is another option, but after being refined, it doesn't offer nearly as many health benefits as virgin coconut oil.  (Tropical Traditions talks more about the difference between refined/unrefined coconut oil here)

#3: By Itself, as a Beauty Multi-tasker
Even if you don't want to take the time mixing up a recipe, there are still plenty of reasons to keep coconut oil in your beauty cupboard.  It removes makeup with very little effort and makes a great moisturizer too.  I've used it on my lips, body, and even my face!  Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but it melts on contact with your skin, making it both lovely to apply and a lot easier to work with than many liquid oils.  Finally, if you're looking for a deep conditioner for your hair, coconut oil can work for that too!  I like to use it just on the ends of my hair, as it can be a bit difficult to wash out if you saturate your entire head. 

Giveaway

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz. 
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


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.


To enter the giveaway, you must  subscribe to Tropical Traditions' newsletter, but all other entries are optional.  Good luck!

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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.  This post contains affiliate links.  If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. 



         

27 comments:

  1. I love also a lot coconut oil, I use for cooking for the one from Viridian Organics and for face, body and hair the one from akamuti ^^ both smell amazing but the one from akamuti is the paradise
    great giveaway :)
    big hugs
    xoxo

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  2. Deeeelightful! I'm amused by how your "three uses" turned into a whole bunch of ways to use coconut oil, but I agree--it's just that useful.

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  3. I looove Coconut Oil to, it's my fix-it-all-multi-product! :) I use it as a hairmask, as a mousturizer for body and face, for cooking and for massage. I have one natural and one with Mango scent (Koko-Nat) nad of course oneseparate for cooking.

    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  4. I agree coconut oil is the BEST oil for baking and beauty use! I love to use it as a whole body moisturizer as well as in anything I bake! One of the best pre-wash hair conditioners I have ever found for my long, thick, wavy hair as well! Thanks for doing this giveaway and as always great article!

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  5. I like to use it as a base for hair masks and body moisturizers.

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  6. I love love love to cook with it! Sweet potatoes, fried eggs, you name it! :)

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  7. I like to cook w/it, make soap, and on my son's dry hands!

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  8. is this an international giveaway?

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  9. I like to make deodorant and granola.

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  10. There’s a newly released e-book on amazon.com we’ve discovered called, “The Coconut Oil Health & Beauty Book” by M.D. Fry, PhD. It was ranked the #1 book on Amazon for coconut oil ...you may want to look at

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  11. at the moment I have just been using it in frying dishes

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  12. My favorite way to use coconut oil is for frying foods like eggs (and tonight I fried ahi tuna in coconut oil/grass fed butter).

    I also like it as a moisturizer for my face/hands.

    And I also use it in place of vegetable oil in recipes.

    My second favorite way to use coconut oil is to make chocolate treats.

    Yummy and healthy!

    thanks for the giveaway!

    deborah

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  13. I love coconut oil especially for my princess and my hair could be use as a deep conditioning over night prepoo and so many other things great bebfitis to our hair.....

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  14. I WANT COCONUT OIL PLAIN AND SIMPLE

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  15. My favourite way to use coconut oil: as a skin moisturiser and deep conditioner for my hair

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  16. I like to use coconut oil in all kinds of cooking and baking

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  17. I like to use coconut oil in cooking and baking

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  19. I LOVE cooking with coconut oil as well as using it in my Vegetable smoothies! Its also great to just slather on my skin. Helps it be nice and soft. :)

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  20. I love using coconut oil in wholewheat pie crust

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  21. I am new to the usage of coconut oil and I love it! I use the natural product for both my hair and body. Absolutely amazing!

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  22. I love to use it for cooking.

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  23. My favorite way is in raw chocolate! Yum!! I use it for so many things though! ;)

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