This is my very first giveaway ever! One of my blogging friends shared this opportunity with me, and I decided to see if I could be approved for this giveaway of coconut oil even though my blog is small and new.
Tropical Traditions graciously accepted my request, and I am so excited to do this giveaway! They sent me a quart of their coconut oil to try out as well, which I was very glad to receive.
To tell the truth, I have not used coconut oil a lot. The one thing I have used coconut oil for is to make my own bars (or cubes) of lotion. My second daughter is allergic to glycerin which is in almost every lotion easily accessible. So a friend had sent me a recipe to make my own lotion. It was very easy to make. I had to just have equal parts of coconut oil, beeswax, and shea butter. I ordered all the items off of Amazon, carefully brought all the items to a liquid state. (I melted them over very low heat or on a low power in a microwave, tending it carefully. I have since seen where one lady melted something very similar on low in her crockpot–she used a liner first.) Then I poured the mixture into ice cube trays, put the ice cube trays in my freezer to cool it, then popped them out of the trays when hardened. I put the cubes in a ziploc bag, and my daughter can even take a cube to school in her backpack! The lotion is hard, and sometimes I would put a cube in the microwave for a few seconds to soften it; but usually it could be rubbed right on the skin.
When I got the coconut oil, I asked some of my friends in a facebook group I am in what they use coconut oil for. Here are just a few of the answers they gave me (again these are just normal people using it in their every day life–not doctors saying that you should use it for these reasons):
- They used it in recipes instead of oil or butter.
- They used it to wash their face.
- They made deodorant with it.
- They used it as frying oil for stir fries.
- They used it to put on mosquito bites.
- They used it as an ingredient in homemade mayonnaise.
Here is a short video you can watch that shows some more uses for coconut oil:
**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.
Well, I knew that the coconut oil that Tropical Traditions sent me would work in my lotion cube recipe, but I wanted to bake with it! So I made a dessert recipe that I found on pinterest that you could use coconut oil in, and it was delicious! The recipe used a 8″ x 11″ pan, so I doubled the recipe and baked it in 10″ x 15″ pan. I froze the bars, and then took them on vacation with my whole family. They were the favorite of all the desserts for my mom, grandma and me. I will put the recipe on this coming Tasty Tuesday’s post, so come back to get the recipe! The dessert bars were scrumptious!
My biggest drawback of coconut oil is that it can be expensive–especially if you buy the virgin coconut oil (which is the really good coconut oil!) So if you already use and love coconut oil, use the rafflecopter to try to win a quart of Tropical Traditions’ wonderful coconut oil! And if you have never really used coconut oil, then this is the time to try to win a jar so you can try it for yourself!
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 .
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.
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The giveaway will run from August 29, 2013 until September 5, 2013. This giveaway is opened to US residents 18+ who complete the entries on the Rafflecopter form. All entries except the first entry are optional but allow you extra chances to win! The winner will have 48 hours to respond via e-mail with a valid mailing address so make sure to check your spam boxes otherwise a new winner will be chosen. This giveaway is NO way associated with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or any other websites or brands unless otherwise stated. Creative K Kids is NOT responsible for sponsor prize fulfillment.
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