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For the Love of All Things Coconut!

by Tiffany in Healthy Eating

I have known about Tropical Traditions for a couple years now and always meant to order some of their amazing coconut oil. For whatever reason I just never got around to it and ended up buying the coconut oil I found at my local grocery. Going paleo/primal really revved up my quest for quality though and I finally decided to buy what I considered the BEST coconut oil and coconut products out there. In my mind that honor belongs to Tropical Traditions. I ended falling in love with their coconut oil and several of their other products. Consider this my love letter.

The company itself is also amazing. This is small family business in the Philippines that uses local, organic coconuts. None of their products are mass produced which is why sometimes you go to their site and find your favorite items are backordered. The ethical way in which they grow and harvest from their own land as well as other area farmers speak volumes. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw (where they are located) makes their organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts you can buy too. Reading about the history of the company and their farm practices from their web site is fascinating!

We now order and use with regularity their:

Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil – It is 100% pure organic coconut oil made without the use of solvent extracts. It is made the “old” way by expeller-pressed mechanical extraction. Also, unlike virgin coconut oil it does not have a coconut taste or smell, which makes it our preferred oil for cooking.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil – This oil has that coconut taste and smell so it is perfect for baking and cooking foods that you want to have that special coconut flavor… think coconut shrimp or coconut brownies. Since going paleo I am making a lot more coconut based desserts so this is perfect for that use. It’s quite yummy!

Shredded Coconut and Coconut Flakes – We bought the one gallon pails once and now we just buy the refill packages. These go in all sorts of dishes – pancakes, cookies, cereal, etc.

Coconut Cream Concentrate – This is certified organic whole coconut meat in concentrated form. It is sometimes referred to as “coconut butter” and it is food, not a cooking oil. Typically we put it in drinks like smoothies and coffee but you can drizzle it on fruit, use it in homemade nut butters, or put it in puddings and fudge. Oh, and you can mix with water to make coconut milk.

Organic Coconut Flour – We use this in place of regular grain based flour for all sorts of recipes.

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Moisturizing Cream – This is the stuff of heaven. It is so creamy and soft and it makes your skin feel that way too. Love, love, love this stuff! My husband also uses it quite frequently for his own skin and he uses it in his hair. We both prefer the peppermint scented.

Coconut Oil Teeth Cleaners – They don’t foam and they take some getting used to but I really like them. I have used and like the mint and the cinnamon.

Organic Virgin Coconut Oil Lip Moisturizers – Another wonderfully soft and luxurious skincare product. The citrus flavor is my favorite.

Coconut Bar Soap and Shampoo BarsIngredients: Just saponified organic virgin coconut oil.

They also sent me a free book about Virgin Coconut Oil after my very first order. Woot!

 

The Non-Coconut Products:

Certified Organic Canadian Raw Honey – Yum times a million. Best honey I ever tasted.

Organic Maple Syrup – Gives you a reason to eat pancakes every day!

I totally plan to try to just about everything they offer because I adore everything thus far and they have become my go-to standards for these products. So far we seem to be dousing ourselves pretty liberally with coconut and I am more than okay with that because it is so darn healthy for you, yet I would like to try their grass fed and pastured meats too. I guess I am a Tropical Traditions junkie at this point but there are worse things to be. ;)

So, on to the giveaway! Tropical Tradition has generously offered to send on of my readers a jar of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. They also sent me a jar for free. It was very happy to join the rest of our coconut goodies in the pantry.

This video shows all the ways you can benefit from using coconut oil:

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

81 Comments

  • TammieE

    I use it for everything! My daughter has a weird spot on her face.. coconut oil. Knots in the hair? Sunburn? Sunscreen? Cooking?

  • http://www.facebook.com/jessica.k.cannon Jessica K Cannon

    I love coconut oil for my hair and skin, smells amazing! I would love to try the moisturizer 

  • Rissa

    What won’t I use it for? Lotion, cooking, my ‘potions’ (deodorant, toothpaste, etc). Love coconut oil.

  • Laura

    I use coconut oil for hair, skin, sunscreen, in my deodorant, baking… How don’t I use it?

  • Michelle Yera

    I use it for cooking and baking.  Also for homemade things like deodorant.  I love coconut oil!!

  • http://www.realfoodoutlaws.com/ Sarah O.

    Multipurpose-cooking. baking, skin care, eaten right off the spoon, etc.

  • Carrie Willard

    I use coconut oil for baking, cooking, added to smoothies or off the spoon. Also for my hair, face, body and in skin care recipes. We like coconut flour for muffins, brownies, and other baked goods. I use coconut cream in cooking (sauces, other recipes, smoothies). And of course coconut milk for smoothies, kefir and drinking! Love me some coconut!

  • http://www.creativestash.com Kristen from Creative Stash

    I use it for cooking right now and plan to use it for baking in the near future. I have also used it for skin care.

  • Krc42881

    My daughter, son, and myself use coconut oil in our hair (hubby is bald, otherwise he would too). I also bake with it. Love love love!

  • http://www.maegandougherty.com/blog Maegan Dougherty

    I use it for cooking and keep meaning to use it on my skin.  What I need to do is get a second jar to keep in my bedroom.

  • http://www.YourOrganicLife.com/ Danika @ Your Organic Life

    I’ve been meaning to order from them too.  I love to use coconut oil on my daughter’s skin after her bath.  It’s the only thing she’ll let us use on her.

  • http://twitter.com/greenoklahoma Green Oklahoma

    I would use it for oil pulling, cooking, lotion, and so on. What can you not use coconut oil for? haha

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1221995075 Julie Korcusko

    I bought coconut oil for the first time recently to make homemade deodorant. But I have been using it as a skin moisturizer, an eye make up remover and on my rough, dry feet after a hot bath.  I’m in love with this stuff.

  • http://www.itsawahmlife.com Jackie Lee

    I love coconut oil ~ and use it in almost everything when I have it on hand… right now my jar is EMPTY!! So now is the perfect time to try a quality (new to me) coconut oil! :)

  • http://assistanceforsinglemothers.com/ Amber Johnson

    I absolutely love coconut because it can be used with so many things

  • Vrclay

    I use it for lots of stuff, cooking, for dry scalp and for butt cream for my little one in diapers.

  • Srcntc

    I recently started using coconut oil to moisturize my skin. Love it!

  • Kristahome4

    im excited to try the coconut oil for cooking/baking. this whole coconut thing is all new to me!!  very excited!!

  • Linneamariereid

    I love coconut oil.  it is my conditioner and lotion, I also use it in my sugar scrub i make.    Also great in the kitchen.

  • http://www.lisakleinweber.com/ Lisa

    Don’t forget coconut milk!  I started drinking a cup a day at least of the sugarfree stuff and it reversed a tooth issue I had.

  • Haniclark

    I’m in love with coconut oil now that I’ve started using it! I really need to try some other coconut products as well :)

    • Haniclark

      Oh, I use it instead of lotion all over my body (face too) and as a massage oil as well :) I cook with coconut oil and add it to smoothies too!

  • Jude Griffin

    I swear I can smell the coconut right now.

  • The Knapps

    I would use it for baking and as moisturizer :)

  • Ann2boys

    I’m excited to try the oil in a yummy Thai dish and many other things. I’m excited to try several of their products.

  • http://www.almostallthetruth.com/ Brenna @ Almost All The Truth

    I have really started using a lot of coconut oil for all kinds of things: smoothies, cooking, homemade popcorn, and baking. Would love to try this one!

  • olymomma

    yummm…love cooking Thai food with coconut oil:)

  • http://twitter.com/HealthfulMama Gretchen

    I am such a huge of using coconut oil in cooking and as a body moisturizer.

  • AmandaG

    Love coconut!  Milk to drink and in curry dishes, ice cream that the kids love, oil for cooking/baking and for moisturizer.  I also need to try using coconut flour!

  • Saradaniel13

    We use coconut oil for baking & in place of butter on toast for my daughter who’s allergic to milk protein.

  • Heather

    I use coconut oil for all my cooking and to make lotion bars!

  • http://twitter.com/NaturesNurture Nature’s Nurture

    Remember the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding and how the father used Windex for everything? Well, coconut oil is our windex :)

  • Leslie

    We use it as a lotion for my kid’s skin. and also in their hair!

  • Lizc

    I will use it for everything!

  • Amy l

    Cooking, smoothies, hair conditioner, moisturizer, everything!!!

  • Jenny S.

    Kids lotion and for baking! 

  • Amy C.

    I will 

  • Amy C.

    (Oops! Sorry about that last comment…can’t figure out how to delete it.)
    I will use it for EVERYTHING! Cooking, baking, body moisturizer for myself and my baby, Diaper rash prevention, hair conditioner….coconut oil is the best!

  • Kelli M

    I want to use it for baking!

  • crystalclear

    I use coconut for many things! It’s in many of my homemade skin and hair care products!

    http://crystalclearmom84.blogspot.com/

  • Jess Schmidt1111

    Love it! Use it for everything from skin care to baking paleo cookies :)

  • Drugchemist

    I hear it does great stuff for your hair.

  • Gina Randle

    I use is at a moisturizer, as well as for cooking!

  • Rachel

    I will use it for cooking and baking, I replace coconut oil for butter. Dairy free here! Would love to try this company (for free)!! :)

  • Karen

    I use it for frying, baking and homemade deodorant!

  • Illya gonzalez

    I just love coconut oil and would love to try this one.

  • Gloria

    I use coconut oil in lots of ways, mostly for skin care. I also use it in recipes for the lip balms, lotions sticks, whipped body butters, etc. in my business. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE coconut oil, especially the virgin because it smells like coconut : )

  • Elysseh

    For smoothies: my teenager takes coconut oil every day.  It helps keep his crohn’s disease under control.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrie.elsass Carrie Millerman Elsass

    I use coconut oil for most cooking where an oil is called for, but also for moisturizer and deep conditioner for hair. It also makes for a great natural…ahem…lubricant.

  • dollslovelife

    I love to use coconut oil all the time. I even make lotion using that , olive oil and beeswax! Would love to win! 

  • Shannon

    I would use it for cooking, baking, smothies, etc.–or in any way that would help my son who has dairy and wheat allergies, and as part of my goal to follow a more anti-inflammatory diet and hopefully teach my sons about healthy eating and the prevention of chronic disease such as diabetes.

  • Andrea

    I already use their coconut oil, it’s great! I’d use it in baked oatmeal.

  • Gram2jackie

    I love coconut oil!!! I use it daily in my smootlhies and also in my sugar scrub and as a body lotion. I would love try this coconut brand and some of their other products.

  • Schmidty

    I use it to make my skin look and feel great …and also for popcorn popping!

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  • Beth

    I use it for baking, lotion, dermatitis on my arm. So many uses!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/WH3M2J3AI3BCCVXXBTPOGIKHI4 RobinB

    I use it for cooking and for face and body lotion, I love the smell and it’s so good for you.

  • http://www.lastmomonearth.com/ Amanda

    I use it for everything too!  I have a sore throat right now and I’ve swallowing spoonfuls of coconut oil all day.

  • Teri Morrison

    I have just started using coconut oil!  Thanks for the tips on how to cook with it.  

  • Carlmobo

    Use for cooking!!!

  • Dani

    I’m trying to get my children and husband to eat more coconut oil!

  • Candmforever1

    We use it for everything! there’s a jar in every room and two jars in the kitchen.  This morning we liberally spread it on our pancakes. 

  • Melissa

    We use coconut oil a lot in baking!

  • Laura

    I will use this coconut oil for cooking and for rubbing into my hands!

  • Jooles

    I use to cook but I need to use it more!!!!

  • Ptipescu

    I try to do all my cooking with coconut oil.  Thanks!

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  • http://teresastips.wordpress.com/ Teresa Winters

    I used coconut oil for cooking, baking, making popcorn, putting on my skin, all kinds of stuff!

  • K Dev

    The past two weeks, I have converted my kitchen into a healthy one.  Buying everything organic, and ridding my family of the toxic, processed foods that were in the cabinets.  Just bought my first jar of coconut oil this week, for I have heard nothing but good things about it, and have used it so far for everything that many people have suggested already.  I also heard that it great for the brain, and people have said that it’s helped them with their ADHD.  I am now giving to my 13 yr old. Hoping that this will benefit him better, than those awful drugs he was on!   I’m afraid I’ll be done with this jar by the end of the week!  I would love to enjoy these products! 

  • Nancy

    I would use it for making my homemade deodorant  and cooking popcorn on the stove.

  • Ashley C

    I’ll use it for face moisturizer

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=678382672 Kona Lynn Sankey

    Everything!

  • bethann2

    I will use this for cooking.  I like to put a little in my coffee too.

  • Sue D

    I have gradually been replaced my regular oil with coconut oil and have used it for baking and frying.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  • http://www.facebook.com/brent.nasworthy Brent Nasworthy

    I’ll use it to make my bulletproof coffee even MORE bulletproof!

  • Tamira Graham

    I would love to use it in baking for starters! =]

  • Tehurbanlegend

    I’ll use the oil to nourish my natural hair! :)

  • Stephanie

    I’ve never used coconut oil but would love to try it in popcorn!

  • Kristen

    I’ll use it in my homemade granola.

  • Celeste

    With a multiple food allergic child and a need for all of us to eat better, these products could and would be used for numerous recipes. Smoothies, stir frys, sweet dessert rice, over sweet potatoes, the list is endless.

  • Cheryl Balmas

    I can’t wait to try this for baking and skin care!  I’m already a subscriber to the TT newsletter

  • Terri S

    I’ve started using it on my dry skin.