Monday, November 5, 2012

coconut oil {a giveaway}






Way back in August, the folks at Tropical Traditions sent over a 32 oz jar of their Gold Label Coconut Oil for me try out.  I was so excited because I had read glowing reviews about this oil!

It is not an unknown fact that I am crazy about coconut oil.  Scientifically speaking my body is composed of roughly 88% coconut oil.  Ok, that's not exactly accurate.  But I use it for everything!  It is a true super food, so obviously I cook with it!  It has a high cooking heat to it so it is great for sautéing vegetables.  It is also my preferred oil for baking.  I've found that I've been able to reduce the sweetener in my baked goods when I use coconut oil because of the natural sweetness that comes through.  Apart from baking, I use coconut oil extensively in my personal care.  I use it to remove eye make-up (or face paint for the the kids).  I use it as an all over moisturizer (including my face).  I use it to dilute essential oils.  I've also used it in salve preparation.  It has successfully reduced skin inflammation for myself and my children.  It is such a versatile product that I feel like every home should have it on hand!

Here are some other uses:




I have tried several different brands of coconut oil.  I have never really met one I haven't liked.  And while I'll pretty much eat any organic unrefined coconut oil, there are some that are better than others.  And I have to say, Tropical Traditions is the best I have ever tasted!  The difference is more in the feel of it.  It is very light on the tongue and has a lovely, fresh taste to it.  That is because Tropical Traditions prepares their coconut oil in the traditional way- - by hand.  Where most present day companies are making their oil from dried coconuts, crushed by machines, Tropical Traditions uses fresh coconuts.  The difference is really noticeable!


Have you ever tried this product?

Would you like to?!?!

Tropical Traditions would like to make one of you very happy with a free jar of coconut oil!  Isn't that so generous?

Here is some information from the company:





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, please:



1. Pop over to the Tropical Traditions site and sign up for their mailing list. I am on this and receive great sale announcements from them periodically. They will often run a buy one get one free special on their coconut oil- it is worth getting the updates!

2. Leave me a comment with your name and email address.

The winner will be chosen randomly using a high level mathematical equation. Or it will be chosen out of a bowl. One of the two...

Contest open until 8pm central, Monday (Nov. 12).


Good Luck!!!

Giveaway closed!  Thanks for entering!


And just in case you're not the lucky winner- you can click on the image below to order your own!  They are running a sale right now!

Virgin Coconut Oil, Gold Label - 1 quart

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.

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.

32 comments:

Tara and Nathaniel said...

I've been wanting to try coconut oil for a while, but haven't known the best place to buy it. Thanks for the recommendation. Enter me in the giveaway, please!

Amy Robertson said...

Holy smokes! This is one giveaway I'm actually interested in...leave it up to you to host such a non-trendy nerdy nutritional giveaway! I love it.

Mommy, M.D. said...

I signed up! thanks.

Aneesa bint Lewis said...

I love coconut oil and Tropical Traditions is by far the best producer of it. I am signed up for their newsletter (aneesa824 @ yahoo dot com).

Tammie said...

i did it! wahoo!

Elena Vo said...

I totally agree with coconut oil being awesome as a facial moisturizer, especially in winter time. Thanks for the delicious and healthful giveaway!

Signed up at tariqsaleemrana at yahoo.com

Katrina said...

I'd like to try this brand as i haven't tried it yet!

katrina.fournier@bankofamerica.com

Courtney said...

Put my name in your hat! Thanks!

Cheryl said...

pick me, pick me! *ahem* I mean, kindly enter me into your lovely drawing,sweet lady! ;)

City Sister said...

I am only about 78% coconut oil...I love it in homemade larabars...yum! Thanks for the chance of winning!

Dominique said...

i LOVE USING COCONUT OIL FOR MY HAIR AND SINCE I RUB IT INTO MY HANDS TO PUT IN MY HAIR MY NAILS ARE GROWING NICE AND THICK NOT BRITTLE ANYMORE. pinckneydom@gmail.com

Debby N said...

Hi! I love coconut oil and am subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

eclairre said...

I subscribe! eclairre(at)ymail(dot)com

Beth said...

I'm signed up for TT's newsletter

Beth said...

Beth
rollerbeth at gmail dot com

Jennifer said...

I already get the newsletter. Love coconut oil.
Jennymoonstar at yahoo.com

Kristen said...

I get their emails and love their coconut oil.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

Jesse M said...

I am signed up for their newsletter - love coconut oil, it is such a wonderful product :) bizzandbooboo at gmail dot com

Becky said...

I'm on the mailing list! Thank you!

Becky said...

Rebeccahavens17 at gmail dot com

Sorry forgot to leave my email!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

I use coconut oil currently, but it is very expensive - this would be wonderful to win.
Thank you.
naturalearthfarm@netzero.net

Giant Sis said...

I signed up! My friend RAVES about coconut oil - she puts it in her bath for silky skin!
Liz
wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

karmakaytlyn said...

I'm on the TT mailing list.
Thanks from karmakaytlyn at yahoo.com!

karmakaytlyn said...

Amber Gillespie
karmakaytlyn at yahoo.com!

Anne-Marie said...

Done and done. I want to try the fudge. :)
annemariem2 @ gmail.com

Juliana said...

great giveaway!
subscribed
julzinha91@yahoo.com

MojoandZen said...

Subscribed

mojoandzen (at) gmail (dot) com

would love to do some baking with the oil for the holidays!

thanks!

Jo said...

I'm subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter - jcarrjms@gmail.com
I absolutely love coconut oil.

Scarlett Goes Green said...

BeckySmurf420@cox.net

The Farmers Nest said...

This looks perfect. I love learning new things from my hippy friends. I had no idea what I had been buying is made from dried coconut. I'd love to see the difference with fresh.

Heather said...

Heather Reed
mrsbernie65@gmail.com

Kaitlyn Masters said...

Kaitlyn Masters kd.masters@hotmail.com