Giveaway: Quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

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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.

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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!  Bars I made with Coconut OIl

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!

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.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:<LinkedTube

 

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.

Please enter the Rafflecopter below! 

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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  • http://sixfeetunderblog.com/blog tess

    I love coconut oil! It’s great for a lot of things. Thanks for the review and giveaway!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That’s what I’m learning! I’m excited to use mine!

      • RuthAnn D’Angelo

        I have used Tropical Traditions for over a year in a half. My mother has Alzheimer’s. I started added it and cooking with it and using it like a body lotion. I think it helped with her cognitive ability for longer than without the Coconut Oil.
        I’m using my last pint. I probably will only be able to buy it a couple times a year now. Thank you for letting me post.

        • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

          Oh, I hope you are able to get it. It seems like you really need it. I’m glad it is able to help your mom!

  • http://www.home-income-helper.blogspot.com Stacy Fisher

    I love your blog! I usually use extra-virgin coconut oil. Can you tell me where I can find more information on this particular product? Thanks!

  • http://www.home-income-helper.blogspot.com Stacy Fisher

    Oh wow, I just seen the YouTube video…I need to wake up, lol!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That’s okay! I’m glad you were able to get your question answered!

  • Claire

    What a nice blog you have!!! Thank you for sharing this with us “crunchy” moms!!!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Thank you, Claire! I’m thankful for all the healthy info you share with your friends!

  • http://www.momssmallvictories.com Tanya @ Mom’s Small Victories

    I have heard wonderful health benefits for coconut oil. Thanks for the chance to win, those cookie bars look scrumptious!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Thanks! They were so delicious!

  • http://athriftydiva.com michelle

    That looks delish! I use coconut oil in the shower great for my skin.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I will have to try that! I’ve heard that it is.

  • Brandy Fisk

    Deodorant!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I want to try to make my own! I buy the natural kind, so making my own is the next step!

  • Danielle Porter

    To bake! Or maybe i’ll try some indian recipes!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’ve never made Indian recipes, but it was yummy in the bars I made!

  • http://www.royallittlelambs.com/ Jennifer Lambert

    I love Tropical Traditions coconut oil! I love using it in place of butter and EVOO. Tastes amazing sauteing greens. so many health benefits.My friend uses it instead of toothpaste. I could eat it with a spoon…I have a Pinterest board with all kinds of ideas. I plan to make lotion too.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’m going to go look at your pinterest board!!

  • http://onestepatatime.co.za Heather

    heard about you through facebook – congrats on your giveaway.. :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Thanks so much for stopping by! I really appreciate it!

  • http://www.itavitaafrican.wordpress.com Amy

    I’m going to use it in homemade lip balm to sell in S Africa to make money to build our church building. :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Now that is putting it to good use! Let me know how it goes!

  • Lindy L. S

    I love coconut oil!! I use it to cook, moisturize, shave, slather my babies, bake the list goes on!!!!
    I hope I win ;)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Wow!! I need to learn from you! I hope you do too! You would put it to great use!

  • http://www.experiencedbadmom.com Katy @ Experienced Bad Mom

    I totally want to try it in baking now!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’ve only done the one food item, but it was delish!

  • Shar Sanders

    I love TT Coconut Oil. I use it for cooking, creams, etc.
    Thanks for sharing!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      You’re welcome! I’m glad I was introduced to them!

  • Julie W

    I would use it for many things including those cookie bars :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      :) They were good! I’ll put the recipe on Tuesday!

  • http://burbstoboonies.blogspot.com Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies

    I have honestly been wanting to try coconut oil, kept hearing about it on the Money Saving Mom. So I really hope I win! :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      She does talk about it a lot. I hope you win too!

  • http://burbstoboonies.blogspot.com Stephanie @ From the Burbs to the Boonies

    And congrats on your first giveaway! I haven’t braved that territory yet :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      It was a little scary–but now it’s fun! Next learning curve–when the giveaway is over.

  • Jenn @ UpsideDownKids.com

    Coconut oil has a ton of great uses.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      It does! I am just learning about some of them today!

  • meredith

    I would love to try to use it as a butter replacement

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Me too–I’m wondering if it’s an equal replacement? I have a lot of friends who use it, so I’ll have to pick their brains!

      • http://whatsoeveryedo.blogspot.com Sarah

        Yes, you can use it to replace butter in most recipes. It might not work well for cookies though as it would change their consistency.

        • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

          I was wondering if you could use it as an equal substitute in cookies. Maybe I’ll google it more!

  • Sherri Lewis

    I would use it for cooking…. I have read so many health benefits about using it!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      It seems like it’s the wonder ingredient!

  • http://outofthebags.com Liss

    I use it to cook with. I eat paleo and I use it in about every dish I cook anymore. It is amazing what this little oil can do. =) Thank you for giveaway.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      You’re welcome! I’m going to have to use it more!

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  • Terry

    I have fallen in love with Coconut Oil!! The first thing I made was the homemade choc chips Yummy! Thanks you for the giveaway!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      You’re welcome! That sounds good, but I love anything chocolate!

  • http://www.adelightfulglow.com/ deborah

    I use it for recipes and I use it for skincare!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I have to look into how to use it for skincare.

  • Miss Abby

    I absolutely loveeee coconut oil!! Because its so expensive I have a hard time buying it but I love to cook with it, put it in my baked goods as well as smoothies!! It has such an amazing taste and has so many health benefits for you! It actually decreased many health problems I had, as well as help me to lose weight. :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That’s great! I’m all for it if it helps me lose weight! It is pricey though!

  • Sue D

    I use it for cooking, baking, making granola and making deodorant.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I just bought the other stuff I needed for deodorant! I want to try it!

  • http://whatsoeveryedo.blogspot.com Sarah

    I love to use coconut oil in cooking and baking. It makes really yummy Kettle Corn too! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!
    (I’m subscribed to TT on a different e-mail address than is on the RC form.)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’ll have to try the Kettle Corn–I love popcorn!

  • Racquel S

    I love it in rice krispies and on my skin!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Rice Krispies! I would never thought of that, but they are definitely a staple with 5 kids!

  • Jessica H.

    I love coconut oil! We use it for everything from baking to skin care. Thank you so much for the wonderful giveaaway!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      You’re welcome! It sounds like you would have a ton of uses for it!

  • kelly mcgrew

    i’d use it in my morning smoothies!

    i subscribed using my kmcgrew13@AOLdotCOM email address.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Oh, that’s what I need to get back to doing! Great idea!

  • Elizabeth G.

    I use coconut oil for cooking and baking.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I can see that using it for cooking and baking is a favorite for many–I need to get in the practice of using it more!

  • Tammy

    I use it for my daughter’s hair and skin.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That opens a host of questions for me–do you shampoo with it or put it on as a conditioner? Thanks for stopping by and commenting!

      • Tammy

        She has really thick, dry hair, so we use it as a leave in conditioner. Keeps it from being frizzy, and good for the scalp!

  • Jill Timms

    I’ve never tried coconut oil, but I have a huge desire to do so. Can’t get my husband hooked into buying something that he has not tried or smoked.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Well, I had a fun time reading these two comments! It really made me laugh, so I’m glad you made a mistake! I haven’t used it that much either, but so many people love it!

  • Jill Timms

    I put smoked by mistake. My husband doesn’t smoke anything, but barbecue

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      :)

  • Sherry

    I use it for almost all my cooking and baking.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That’s great! I need to learn more about how to use it. I know it’s healthier.

  • Sara Grambusch

    I use it for all my cooking and sometimes I just eat it :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      You are a real coconut oil lover!

  • Alde

    I use it on everything and anything, toast, when I bake cookies and cakes and even on my coffee instead of creamer, we just love coconut oil in our household :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      You’re the first one that said they use it as creamer! Too bad I don’t like coffee! :)

  • Kristen

    I use it to make granola, muffins, pancakes and kale chips.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I so want to make kale chips! Good idea!

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  • Erika

    I would use Coconut oil for baking purposes, but also oil pulling and dental care for me and my husband. :)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I just recently heard about oil pulling! I’ll have to look more into it!

  • Charlotte

    Hmmmm, I use coconut oil for everything! I would fry with it, bake with it, I add sugar and use it as face scrub, as diaper rash ointment, in homemade toothpaste……the list is endless really!!
    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      It sounds like it! I would have to take lessons from you!

      • Charlotte

        Lol, the internet is a goldmine of inspiration!! :D

  • Lisa Brown

    I would use it as a body moisturizer

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That sounds really good! I would like to do that!

  • krystel

    i would use it for my hair

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I need to google how to use it for my hair–I have no clue, but I’m sure it would make my hair so healthy!

  • Theresa

    I would use it for cooking

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Me too! In fact, I might use some for making refried beans tonight!

  • Darlene Owen

    I use it on my dry skin

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’ll have to look into that more for our cold winters!

  • Kristie D.

    I would love to make cookies. Yum! kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’ve seen a couple of really good recipes too! You’re welcome, and thank you for entering.

  • Karen D

    I’d use it for cooking and baking

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That’s what I would use it for the most as well!

  • Samantha L.

    I use coconut oil for skincare, especially on dry skin in winter.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I want to try it for my skin this summer.

  • http://flourishingathome.com Zan

    Finally!! I have been trying to check out this give away since you first posted it but every time I came on your site, my computer froze up…..and my phone, too…

    But I am an Island gal and coconut oil is par of my heritage..lol

  • http://agodlyhomemaker.com Tami Lewis

    I love frying tortillas in it!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Now that sounds yummy! I’ll have to try that!

  • golden storm

    I would use half for my dog since coconut oil is supposed to be excellent for their skin and for myself to feel overall healthier

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’ve never heard that before–I’ll have to remember that (if I ever get a dog :))

  • Donna Rosenberry

    I have an intestinal disorder and using a high quality coconut oil like Tropical Traditions is healing for me!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      That’s wonderful. I love it when we can use natural things instead of medicine!

  • Deb King

    love this oil. skin care recipes, frying, baking, smoothies, etc.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’m definitely going to research more for skin care recipes!

  • Laura

    I love “frying” pancakes in coconut oil. The edges get a little crispy and they have a coconut taste, yum!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Thanks for the idea! I’ll have to try it!

  • aj

    love using it for oil pulling

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I just heard about that a couple weeks ago, I but have never done it.

  • Elena Vo

    I’d like to try it in home-made beauty products!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I would like to learn how to do that!

  • anneliese

    great giveaway! this is a wonderful product – we go through a lot of it!

    • anneliese

      cooked veggies mostly and for smoothies!

      • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

        I have never used coconut oil in smoothies. Several people have mentioned that–I’ll have to give it a try!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Thanks! I need to start using it more.

  • Amanda J

    I would bake with it and use it in smoothies!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      So many people saying they would use it in smoothies–I must definitely try it!

  • Oy S.

    I love the cookie bars :-)

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Thanks–they were yummy! I’m putting the recipe on today.

  • Tammy

    I would like to use it for oil pulling

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I need to learn how to do that!

  • http://TheHippyGardener.wordpress.com Heather O’Cain

    I mostly use it for sauteing/frying, but it’s tasty in my morning coffee!!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I’m not a coffee drinker, but that sounds great!

  • Amanda (floatingpyramids)

    I like to use it to cook my eggs and meats in (such as salmon) :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      You’re welcome! I think it sounds super delicious to cook salmon in the coconut oil–but salmon in anything is wonderful!

  • Christy Denton

    Homemade wraps for skin tightening . . . and I’d be curious to fry some butterfly shrimp in it.

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      I have heard so much about the wraps, but I never thought about being able to make homemade ones! And shrimp fried in anything sounds wonderful to me!

  • gala

    I’ll use it as a cooking oil and for hair masks

    • http://creativekkids.com Creative K Kids

      Hmm–I’ll have to figure out what hair masks are! I think I’m going to start using it more for a cooking oil as well.