Wednesday, May 01, 2013

coconut oil review and giveaway

When I started the journey to eating more clean and real foods one of the things I tried to stop using was vegetable and canola oils. The research that I've read said to use coconut oil instead. I talked to some friends who have switched and got the low-down on coconut oil. I was excited to give it a try and get some of the not so great oils out of my house. I found a great sale on expeller-pressed coconut oil on the Tropical Traditions website when I was first starting this journey so I bought it to give it a try. I later received a 32 ounce jar of the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try and review. (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)

I am so glad that I've tried both kids of coconut oil. The expeller-pressed oil is just the coconut oil without any coconut flavor. The virgin coconut oil has a slight coconut flavor but it's not crazy coconut flavor and it's a great little sweet addition to lots of things. I've used the virgin coconut oil in homemade brownies, granola bars, and my friend even used in to make popcorn (which gave it a slight sweet flavor!). I really liked the coconut oil and I will be buying more when my jars run out!! I really hope you'll give it a try because it's a great substitute for the oils that are made in factories!! One of you lucky readers will WIN your own quart of the Gold label virgin coconut oil!
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:
The mandatory entry is to sign up for Tropical Traditions email newsletter!! After you sign up come back here and let me know that you did.

Additional Entries:
Head over to Tropical Traditions and tell me something new you've learned from their website.
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Make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry! Also, leave an email address so I can contact you if you win! Giveaway will end May 9th.

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.

99 comments:

Elena Vo said...

Thank you for such a generous giveaway! I have heard so many great things about coconut oil and its health benefits. Would love to experience them myself!

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Elena Vo said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions also sells Goat-Milk Instant Powder. Very random and now I'm curious about this product. I've never had goat milk before, moreover in instant form.

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Jessica said...

I learned that they sell soy free eggs.

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I learned that they also sell Organic Coconut Water Vinegar. ran02004@gmail.com

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I learned that they sell coconut peanut butter. Sounds delicious.

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charj said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions Organic Coconut Water Vinegar is truly raw, not distilled and includes the mother of vinegar.

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Something I learned was that Coconut oil is good for pets and provides the same benefits for them.

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Trina G. said...

Hi Jamie,Wednesday blessings to u n urs :) U have a gorgeous family,they are all adorable :) Thank u so much for ur blog and sharing this awesome giveaway from Tropical Traditions :) I am already a fan of TT on FB,and their newsletter :) I have also followed u on Pinterest,and Liked ur FB page as well :) I love coconut oil,and thank u for sharing ur review and uses for it,i hope to be using it for baking,for skin and hair care,and giving some to my kitty as well :) Gud luck to all,and have a blessed day and rest of week :)~TG

Maxine Haskell said...

I did not know that Tropical Traditions sell Red Palm oil or Olive Oil and will be ordering these items from them in the future.

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Clint said...

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I love that they offer so many recipes on their site showing people how to use coconut oil in their cooking!

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Karen said...

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Karen said...

Their gold coconut oil is small batches & from family farmed

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Nicola H said...

I love coconut oil! I'm a subscriber to TT newsletter.

Nicola H said...

Even though I've looked at their coconut oil on their website many times, I had no idea they carried a shampoo bar! Next time I order, I will seriously consider that, as I'm looking into a simple shampoo solution.

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Nicola H said...

I also follow TT on facebook, though I'd rather not post my full name here, so please email me to confirm if needed.

Thanks for the giveaway!

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Sue D said...

I learned that traditionally produced coconut oil has the highest levels of antioxidants.
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Cheryl Chervitz said...

I learned that I can give the oil to my pet for better health and skin/coat.

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I am already signed up for their newsletter

Roe Clark said...

I learned that they have coconut peanut butter....yum...have to try some of that ;-)

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I learned Tropical Traditions gets their coconuts from the Philippines.

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