Children are a gift from the Lord; the fruit of the womb, a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children born in one's youth. Blessed are they whose quivers are full. They will never be shamed contending with foes at the gate. ~Psalm 127:3-5

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

O is for Oil....Coconut That Is

I have a new friend.  Name's Coconut; last name Oil.  I really really like her..him..er...it.   I discovered coconut oil about a year or so ago when a friend on a mommy board recommended it to me.  The first kind I ever tried was an Expeller-pressed oil from Tropical Traditions.  However, this post is about a different kind that Tropical Traditions has provided me with to try FOR FREE, and has even offered a FREE giveaway for a friend.  Their highest-quality product in the coconut oil line: Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, certified USDA organic.

So, if you like coconut oil, or aren't really sure if you do, read on and then make sure you follow the directions for your chance to win a FREE jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label.

OK, so my new best friend is this gold label coconut oil.  The second link I placed above takes you directly to the page for this product and it has a wealth of information on there.  But you know me, my fellow bloggers and faithful readers, and hopefully you would trust me to give you the truth about my own experience of any product I use for my family.  If you'll note the disclaimer at the bottom of my post, I am under NO obligation to review this product AT ALL, let alone give it a good review, and the free sample (32 fl oz to be exact!!) was mine to keep regardless.  BUT, there is no reason not to review such a product or to not give it a RAVE review!

I use coconut oil a lot.  We use it in cooking, baking, and in our personal care.  If you like or at least don't mind the taste or scent of coconuts, the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a really great choice. It's the highest-quality in the Tropical Traditions line, as I said, and it adds such depth to a lot of dishes.  We've used it in granola, granola bars, grilling/sauteing chicken, sauteing vegetables, baking banana bread and the like.  We also use it as a skin moisturizer, a hair moisturizer/styler and around chapped lips!  Even my husband, who doesn't really care for coconuts, likes the food we use it in.  I love love love it!  There are SO MANY benefits to using coconut oil other than the fact that it tastes great!


Giveaway!   First, a note from Tropical Traditions:




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.

Ok, sorry...I'm required to add all that in!  :-)

To Enter the Giveaway: Simply leave a comment below telling me why you want to win the giveaway and what you would use it for (cooking, baking, personal care, other).  On May 11th (which happens to be my twin brothers' birthday and my parents' anniversary), I will select a winner by putting your name in a hat and having one of my little helpers pull it out.  I will then contact you to get some info from you and Tropical Traditions will ship out your FREE jar of coconut oil for you to start using.

ANOTHER way you can enter the giveaway is if you Subscribe to Tropical Traditions' email Sales Newsletter.  Go there, subscribe and then come back and tell me you are subscribed. No cheating! You need to actually do it!  I'll put your name in the hat twice!



Don't want to wait or risk you won't be the winner?  Click here to purchase your own 32 oz jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and receive a FREE book about this amazing oil with your order.

 
Also, Check out these links!

There are hundreds of uses for coconut oil!

Recipe Videos!



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.

33 comments:

That Shelly Girl said...

I'd use it in my hair!

Katie Rose said...

I want this to make cosmetic products. I love it for our hair and I'll need some for the new bambino.

Katie Rose said...

I subscribe to their newsletter!

Greg Murry said...

I'd give it to my wife and she'd make me good food.

Greg Murry said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions

Rebecca said...

You murry's are hilarious!

Katie Rose said...

He was entering while signed in as me...so had to delete. We like free stuff. We'll be on hoarders some day.

Mary said...

Hi Becky!! *waves excitedly* I would use the coconut oil for cooking and baking and probably for skincare too. I need to fatten up Eleanor so I might sneak some into her food. :)

Mary said...

Annnd I just subscribed to the newsletter. :)

Kristen said...

I want to win because I love how coconut oil makes my granola and my pancakes taste. I also want to experiment more with it in cooking.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

Kristen said...

I subscribe to the TT newsletter.

kristen_yeh at yahoo dot com

FireRunner2379 said...

I will use it for baking and sauteing.

FireRunner2379 said...

I subscribe to the newsletter!

Lindy said...

I use it in Smoothies to help my fibromyalgia. I also use it on my skin and for conditioning my hair. I can hardly wait to use this Gold Label Brand because of the quality. I have subscribed to the newsletter. I might have even subscribed twice. Thanks

BrentGetsFit said...

I'd love to win because I hear such great things about the TT brand but can't really justify the cost so I get what the local store sells. I use coconut oil in my coffee, my cooking and on dry skin. I also subscribe to their newsletter :)

Sue D said...

I have just started using coconut oil for cooking and baking and would like to start using it for skin care.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Sue D said...

I subscribed to their newsletter.
slrdowney at hotmail dot com

Leah said...

I would to love to win it because I'm running out of my current jar. I would use it for cooking and to heal my dry skin. ran02004@gmail.com

Leah said...

subscribed. ran02004@gmail.com

Courtney Tucker said...

I would like to win the coconut oil to make skincare products such as cold process soaps and body butters, body melts, it would be nice to have as a gift for my birthday on May 10!

givenmay@yahoo.com

Courtney Tucker said...

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

Kate said...

We use it for cooking, but I also found a recipe for homemade deodorant that I really want to make.

Allyce Smith said...

I would like to win the coconut oil because I use it on my face for the oil cleansing method. I use a variety of different oils to clean my face and coconut oil is one of them. I also use it in my hair, It's very moisturizing! :)

Allyce Smith said...

I'm subscribed to the TT newsletter - tehurbanlegend[at]yahoo[dot]com

thanks for the amazing giveaway!

Sarah said...

Hey! Awesome giveaway! I have been wanting to add this to my diet for about a week now and I haven't been able to find it at the store I go to. I am excited to cook/bake with it! It sounds delicious!

Thank you! I also subscribed to their newsletter :)

AB Smith said...

Id use it for my Gluten free baking

thanks!


2kidsblogger (at) gmail (dot) com

AB Smith said...

subscribed via email: 2kidsblogger (at) gmail (dot)com

JLP said...

use it for popcorn!!

jenetta penner at gmail dot com

JLP said...

subscribe to their newsletter

jenetta penner at gmail dot com

naudii beautii said...

i want to use it in cooking and baking and a lil bit of personal care!
sexynaudia4u at yahoo dot com

naudii beautii said...

i subscribed to their newsletter!
sexynaudia4u at yahoo dot com

Donna said...

I Subscribe to Tropical Traditions' email Sales Newsletter.
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Donna said...

I would use it for baking.
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