Thanks to Tropical Traditions who provided a 32oz jar of their Gold Label Coconut Oil to review and also one to giveaway to one of you lucky readers! 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!
What is coconut oil and what on earth can it be used for, those were two questions I had when I first got my jar, so I set out on a search to find out. I asked friends who swore coconut oil was the new duct tape and it could and would fix everything, not to mention it’s super yummy and healthy to cook and bake with. According to their website Tropical Traditions has some recommendations of their own when it comes down to How to Use Coconut Oil,
There are literally thousands of ways to use Coconut Oil and you can find almost any recipe or way to use it simply by searching the internet or using the link above to see some suggests from the Tropical Traditions site. I personally have a recipe to make deodorant, a tropical shrimp meal, lip balm (which I will include later in this post), you can also use coconut oil in oral hygiene, as well as personal hygiene. I know many people swear by coconut oil as a remedy to heal many ailments, and like anything else you use as a remedy or cure you want it to be the purest form possible, and you know you are getting the purest form when you purchase from Tropical Traditions.
As well as information on exactly what it is and how it is made, I found this link exceptionally helpful and educational, What is Virgin Coconut Oil
I really like how this particular brand of coconut oil has literally only one single ingredient…I bet you will never guess what that is?! 100% organic virgin coconut oil! This is very important because I had a friend ask me if I thought the brand she bought was “real”, so I asked her what the ingredients were? She listed this whole big list of stuff that was in it! I was shocked! No, obviously your coconut oil is not true coconut oil if the company needs all those pointless “fillers” or as they like to claim “preservatives.” This is one of my main reasons for wanting only to use Tropical Traditions Pure Coconut Oil.
While I didn’t use mine to cook or bake with just yet I did find an awesome recipe to make some homemade lip balm, which I put together in literally 5 minutes. With a 2 year old and working full time I am all about being able to make things quickly.
I really liked using Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil in my lip balm because it melted down really nicely and blended well with my other ingredients.
Coconut Oil Lip Balm:
- 1 microwave safe bowl
- 1 tsp petroleum jelly
- 1 tsp Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil
- 4 drops vanilla extract
- 5 drops of almond extract or 1-2 drops mint extract (for this particular recipe I used mint extract)
- an empty lip balm container (I used an old eyeshadow container)
- Put the petroleum jelly in a microwave safe bowl
- Heat for 2 minutes or until melted
- Mix in the coconut oil, vanilla extract, and almond or min extract
- Pour your mix into your container and freeze for 20 minutes.
You can purchase your 32oz jar of their Gold Label Coconut Oil on the Tropical Traditions website!
One lucky Momma T and Family reader will win a 32oz jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil! This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents, 18+ and ends March 25th at 11:59 PM EST.
In what ways would you use your Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil?
Disclosure: Momma T and Family received a product in order to facilitate a review. No form of compensation was received. All opinions are mine alone and may differ from those of your own. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising”