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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Coconut Oil Fun & A Tropical Traditions Giveaway!

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.  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.



We love coconut oil in our house!  We use it in recipes in place of other oils and we use it in bath and body products. I love versatile products like Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!  C was especially excited when our coconut oil arrived because she instantly thought of a yummy use for the coconut oil, Fairy Magic Ice Cream!  I enjoyed that the Tropical Traditions oil lent a light coconut flavor to the hard shell chocolate sauce. If you aren't a fan of coconut, I do not taste the coconut when I use the oil in baked goods. I also appreciated that we could enjoy a fun treat while being able to pronounce every ingredient!






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We also used our Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil to try something new, Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter!  It is so rich and creamy and perfect for dry winter skin.  All it takes is good coconut oil(Where can you buy coconut oil? Click here.) and a hand or stand mixer.  I think the stand mixer may yield better results, this Whipped Coconut Oil in a stand mixer at The Nourished Life looks quite a bit creamier than mine!  I am happy with how mine turned out though.  I did add essential oil for scent but it is not necessary.  



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So simple, a kid can make it!

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I am so happy with how this turned out!  I have heard that whipping the coconut oil helps it stay a little softer in cold temperatures.  I will have to let you know how that works!

If you aren't familiar with coconut oil, here are some helpful links:

What can you use coconut oil for?  The video below has some wonderful ideas!

 

My Opinion of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

I was very impressed with the speed of delivery and the oil arrived securely packaged and in good condition.  I appreciated that the oil comes in a glass jar because I try to use as little plastic as possible.  The oil has a strong coconut scent so I believe that is a good quality coconut oil.  I have purchased "virgin" coconut oil in the past, that didn't really smell much like coconuts which led me to believe it wasn't very pure.  Like I mentioned before, I could taste the coconut in the hard shell chocolate sauce but I could not in a batch of pumpkin muffins.  I loved that it was such a large jar (32 oz) because I use it for so many different things!  After making the chocolate sauce, muffins and whipped body butter I still have more than half the jar left.  If you use or are interested in using coconut oil, I highly recommend Tropical Traditions!

Whether you are new to coconut oil or a big fan like me, I have great news!  Tropical Traditions is going give one of you a 32oz Jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut oil!


This giveaway is open to all Joy Focused Learning readers in the U.S. & Canada.  If you are from Canada please note: Tropical Traditions is not responsible for customs or duties that Canada may charge for your prize.  Enter using the widget below, good luck!

Thank you so much for visiting Joy Focused Learning!


~Angela



68 comments:

  1. I would like to try Tropical Traditions Geranium Bourbon essential oil.

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  2. I would love to try their coconut oil. We use it in our home, but we've never tried this brand and I have heard great things about it.

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  3. i love their coconut oil. works great in my soaps!

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  4. I have not tried coconut oil, but would love to see what it could do for my family!

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  5. I'd love to try the Organic Raw Pet Food w/ coconut for my kitty and also the Organic Coconut Peanut Butter :-)

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  6. I am interested in the coconut oil, obviously, but also the honey and the grass fed beef. I love the expanded selection of products they have now.

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  7. We recently started using coconut oil. I have used it some in cooking, but my primary use as of now is for my daughters eczema and to prevent/ treat diaper rash. I would love to get some essential oils. Looking forward to finding other uses for coconut oil!

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  8. I would love to try the Coconut cream concentrate!

    -Hannah Avery
    hannahavery85@yahoo.com

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  9. I would try the coconut oil first, then move on to honey and maple syrup...but looks like they have many wonderful products.

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  10. I had no idea you had so many different products. I would like to try the coconut flour and the coconut oil

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  11. I'm interested in essential oils.

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  12. I would like to try the Organic Herbal Breathe Spray.

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  13. I would love to try the Citrus Moisturizing Cream!

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  14. oh that coconut flour is pretty cool!

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  15. I want to try their refined coconut oil....but I also think it is great that they sell grain mills and nontoxic cleaners. :)

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  16. I'd love to try the tea tree natural soap:)

    jmatek AT wi DOT rr DOT com

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  17. I'm most interested in the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

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  18. I like the wild fish and grass-fed butter.

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  19. I'd like to try the coconut oil liquid soap.

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  20. I'd like to try the coconut oil liquid soap.

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  21. I'd love to try their Antioxidant Omega 3 Greens.

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  22. I would love to try their organic baking products!

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  23. I would also like to try the coconut cream concentrate!

    Thanks for the chance to win!
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  24. I would like to try the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. So many applications!

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  25. Love the coconut oil, had no idea they also sold meat, fish, etc. Will have to look into them further.

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  26. I want to try their virgin palm oil. I've tried the raw honey in the past, it is fantastic.

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  27. I would like to try their essential oils.

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  28. We use coconut oil for so many things, too! Coconut oil, cocoa powder, & sweetener = the best. chocolate. ever.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  29. We have never tried this brand of coconut oil. We love how versatile this oil is..

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  30. I've tried their coconut oil and love it. I would also buy their einkorn flour if it was as cheap as my other source. :)

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  31. I use coconut oil for many of my handcrafted products. I have been making my own deodorant for many years & coconut oil is one ingredient. I have never tried this brand, I usually buy whatever organic brand at the grocery store, when it is on sale.

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  32. The organic dog food. I also was interested in the oils.

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  33. Interested in the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Liquid Soap - unscented

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  34. I'd love to try the Tropical Traditions sweeteners--the Raw Honey and the Maple Syrup.

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  35. I would also like to try their palm oil.

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  36. I'd like to try some of their organic heirloom seeds.

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  37. So many to choose from! I want to try the hair oils, teeth cleaners, coconut flour, flakes, coconut peanut butter and honey and more! :-)

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  38. There are a couple of items I would like to try, the raw honey and the Maple Syrup.

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  39. I'd like to try their coconut hair oils, they would give my hair a healthy boost for sure.

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  40. Coconut oil is great in (raw) vegan chocolate macaroons. Thank you!

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  41. I'd love to try their raw honey.

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  42. I'm impressed! I use coconut oil, flour, well, all things coconut! I've never tried this brand and would love to.

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  44. Love the Gold label virgin coconut oil..

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  45. I am interested in everything that Tropical Traditions offers. I would like to try the pet foods and treats, the grassfed meats and gold label coconut skin care products and hair oils.

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  46. I love their coconut creme concentrate. I have not used their coconut oil yet so I am looking forward to that hopefully.

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  47. I would like to try their coconut oil, soaps and raw honey

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  48. I want to try the palm oil, the coconut oil is amazing.

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  49. I wanna try the red palm oil. The color looks amazing on fresh popcorn, just like the theater stuff but without the chemical baggage!

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  50. Your post has me very interested in the coconut oil. I'm surprised you can't taste it in cooking. So when I checked out the website, I was surprise to see the huge amounts you can get them in. One and five gallon buckets. Oh my. I'd like to try the smaller amounts first, but what a great deal on them right now.

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  51. I am a big fan of Tropical Traditions Gold Lable. Right now i use it for toothpaste - and as a cat treat ;-) I wouldn't mind trying some of their other grades of coconut oil for various health and beauty applications.

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  52. I'd like to try their organic raw honey.

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  53. I would love to try out the Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Teeth Cleaners.

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  54. The soaps, honey, and lip moisturizers...

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  55. i'm interested in trying the raw honey as well

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  56. I'm interested in the Organic Coconut Oil Hair Oils.

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