Nov 8, 2012

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review and Giveaway!

I have been singing the praises of coconut milk and coconut water on my blog for many months, but just recently I had the privilege of trying Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Talk about a multi-purpose product! While you can cook with it, bake with it, add it to smoothies or even take a spoonful straight, you can also use it as a versatile skincare product. It works well as a moisturizer and massage oil. I was pleasantly surprised when I went to a new massage therapist who used Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil in her practice. I had forewarned her about my chemical sensitivities and aversion to strong scents and coconut oil was her solution. As a moisturizer it absorbs nicely into the skin and it does not leave a greasy residue. It smells like fresh coconut and is the PERFECT beauty product for people who are chemically sensitive like me. I like to use it as a post leg-shaving moisturizer.

I have also added it to my smoothies and stir fries but still need to try baking with it. The following video includes a recipe for gluten-free creamy pumpkin cheesecake bars (perfect for fall!) made with coconut flour and coconut oil! Given my current pumpkin/fall obsession, I can't wait to try making this!



I am giving away one 32 oz jar of Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil as pictured below courtesy of Tropical Traditions!

To enter the giveaway, there are two steps:

First, leave me a comment below and tell me how you'd like to use the coconut oil. I will be drawing one lucky winner from a cornucopia on Monday, November 26.

Second, subscribe to Tropical Traditions Newsletter here: 

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.

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. 

36 comments:

  1. I looooove Tropical Traditions coconut oil. I use it to saute veggies as well as take a TBSP a day for the general health benefits.

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  2. I am subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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  3. I make my own deodorant using it! And also bake and cook with it....

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  4. Subscribed! I've used it for flaky skin, in my dog's food, family cooking...and simply add a teaspoon a day to my oatmeal or other breakfast. Studies are showing the good fats in coconut oil may be able to ward off...or reverse...Alzheimer's!

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  5. I subscribed a while ago. I would try baking with it.

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  6. I'm already on their newsletter! And I want to try bathing in the coconut oil. My friend HIGHLY recommends it, so I'm curious!
    wilburnnewsome atyahoodotcom

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  7. I would like to use it for my regular cooking and baking and for making deodorant.
    I subscribed to their newsletter.


    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  8. I love coconut oil! It's great for baking, frying, eating out of the jar, making chocolate "candy", as a moisturizer for your skin!

    I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter!

    Thanks for doing the giveaway!

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  9. I use it for cooking and baking. I especially like it in granola.

    kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

    I subscribe to their newsletter.

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  10. I would use it for bakings muffins, and I subscribe to the newsletter. eclairre(At)ymail(dot)com

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  11. I would use it as a moisturizer and for cooking

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  12. Would love to do some gluten free baking with the oil!

    mojoandzen (at) Gmail (dot) com

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  13. I am subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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  14. I use coconut oil in hot drinks, deodorant, mixing with other oils, and moisturizing. Can't get enough of it!!

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  15. I use it for everything... cooking, skin care... sometimes I just eat it with a spoon!

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  16. I would use it for baking, cooking, stir frying, as a skin moisturiser, and on my hair.
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

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  17. I would love to make the gluten free pumpkin cheesecake bars you made! I will be using it for holiday cooking and on the stove top and to moisturize my hair! Thank you!

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  18. I'd use it for holiday baking!

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  19. I'm subscribed to TT's newsletter
    rollerbeth at gmail dot com

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  20. I love using coconut oil for making raw chocolate, cooking, in smoothies, in deodorant, and other topical uses!

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  21. I am subscribed to their newsletter.

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  22. I dd a big tablespoonful of coconut oil to our breakfast smoothies. I also love to use coconut oil in place of the "vegetable oil" called for in bread recipes.
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  23. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter
    bethelderton59 at gmail dot com

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  24. I would do baking and cooking with it! I have several recipes I'd love to try.

    pong7 at comcast.net

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  25. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter

    pong7 at comcast.net

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  26. I would love to use it when roasting veggies!

    Thanks for the cool giveaway!

    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  27. I am an e-mail Subscriber!
    wildorchid985 @ gmail dot com

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  28. i subscribe.
    I love to cook with coconut oil and use it on my skin.

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  29. I use it just like butter. I bake with it and always top my hot veggies with lots of it.

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  30. I read that coconut oil is the only oil that is stable enough when heated - its said to be better than olive oil so I plan to do all my baking and cooking with coconut oil. subscribed to the newsletter.

    Ann momgateway at gmail dot com

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  31. Coconut oil has helped my hair grow so much over the past few years!!! I subscribed to the newsletter! carmenshaw95(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  32. Adding natural essential oils and making an oil for both baths and massages, a moisturizer for face and body, a treatment for the hair - concentrating on the ends, cooking and baking. I'm pretty sure that's all I can think of right now, but I know if I had some I could find other uses for it. I'm keen to find household/pet uses for it that would be healthy alternatives to chemicals.

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  33. Oh, and I subscribed to the newsletter too.

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  34. I love virgin coconut oil taken internally for psoriatic arthritis. I believe it helps, I put it in hot chocolate or chai tea, amazing!

    I am already subscribed to tropical traditions newsletter mandarajb77@gmail.com

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  35. My favorite way to use coconut oil is in skincare products!

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  36. I am subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter with the email givenmay@yahoo.com!

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