Virgin Coconut Oil

Tropical Traditions Product Review/Giveaway
~ Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil ~

I’ve always loved coconut, eating and using it in my drinks, lotions made with it, shampoos etc. The smell of coconut makes my mouth water. Growing up in Florida, I remember many days picking coconuts off the trees and spending all afternoon trying to open them. The hard work always paid off when we finally got it opened, we each got our share of the coconut milk, and eating the juicy coconut right off the hard shell.

Out of all the recipes, lotions,  and coconut products I’ve used over the years, I never knew about coconut oil until recently. After reading an article on how good coconut oil is for your skin, hair, and for cooking. I was excited to accept Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, for review. I received my  2- 16oz jars (equals to a 1 quart jar) in the mail almost 2 weeks ago. Most of you may already know that I like to really test all review products before doing a write-up. So testing I did!

Like I said Tropical Traditions sent me 2 – 16oz jars, which was perfect!! One (1) for cooking and one (1) for my beauty needs. Let’s start with how I used each jar.

Tropical Traditions – Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in the kitchen

Coconut oil is great in the kitchen, from baking to every day cooking. You can also use it for all your Gluten Free recipes, like Lemon Garlic Herb Roast Chicken which I found on Tropical Traditions website under their recipe area or if you’re in the mood for something Gluten Free and sweet try Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pancakes Recipe. They both look delicious! I will have to try the chocolate chip pancakes, next time I am in the mood for pancakes. They also have tons of regular recipes, many of which you’ll be seeing on my up coming Menu Plan Monday series. I have a recipe on this past Monday’s (this week’s menu) called 50/50 Stir Fry Chicken, where the recipes calls for half olive/coconut oil. Another delicious looking recipe, can’t wait to make it on Friday. You can find a ton of recipes using coconut oil here.

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil - Kitchen Uses

Tropical Traditions – Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for Beauty Needs

I will admit after receiving my jars of coconut oil, I did some research. I wanted to know every possible use for it and I wanted to test them for myself. One of the suggested uses was as a moisturizer for your hair. I didn’t know but coconut oil is a traditional oil, that people in tropical places have used for hundreds of years to condition and maintain healthy hair. Some countries have entire industries based around coconut oil for hair treatment. Coconut oil is good for those of us that color, heat straighten and chemically relax our hair. I color, heat blow dry, heat straighten and use a curling iron on my hair. I had to see for myself how it worked.

Coconut Oil as A Hair Moisturizer

I decided to finally recolor my hair, and everyone that has color treated hair knows how dry it can get. This is perfect to test how well it moisturizes hair. 2 days before coloring my hair, I took a quarter size amount and applied it throughout my hair each night before bed. The next day I’d shower as normal, skipping out on the conditioner step. I did the same the second day. During those two days I didn’t pay much attention to any difference, I wanted to see if there was any after coloring my hair. The 3rd day was color hair day, I went a little lighter. When you color treat your hair especially if you’re going lighter, it leaves your hair feeling dry and tangled. (after rinsing it out) It didn’t feel like that this time, I was actually surprised because it felt as though I had just conditioned it. Two days later without using conditioner/coconut oil, my hair still has a glossy shine to it and is super soft.

I also used it as a moisturizer for my legs and feet, it leaves my skin soft with a light glow to it.  Below are pictures of my hair, my makeup vanity (yep right next to my other beauty products) and the last picture is of the coconut oil in its solid state. You can see where I’ve used part of it, I use a small plastic spoon to get it from the jar. It slowly melts from the heat on your hands, then you can apply it where ever you want. It does have a nice coconut smell to it, which doesn’t linger. (if you don’t like the way a coconut smells)

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil - Uses for beauty needs - HairTropical Traditions Coconut Oil - Beauty Uses - Body MoisturizerTropical Traditions Coconut Oil - On my make-up vanity

I love both cooking and using Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for my beauty needs. It has definitely lived up to all the hype I’ve heard.

Tropical Traditions The Company

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil made its internet debut in 2000, when Brian and his wife Marianita decided to put up a website selling their Philippine Herbs. Thinking they’d get most of their business from the herbs, and not expecting much from the coconut. They were surprise the coconut oil sales blossomed, people order and reorder. Businesses were bulk ordering the coconut oil, and that eventually lead to them becoming the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US market. They really have a unique story about how they started making the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, and where they buy the coconuts. Read more here and watch the video below. After 10 years many other coconut oil companies have popped up all over the US, all using machines and dried coconut, not Tropical Traditions they still take pride in making their oil by hand.

Do you have questions like the below? Click on each question to find the answers

How to Use Coconut Oil: There are hundreds of uses!

Where to Buy Coconut Oil?

What is Virgin Coconut Oil?

I found Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to be a top-notch product, customer service and support were a delight to work with, and their shipping methods and time frame were exceptional.
Tropical Tradition you’ve earned a

5 Star Rating - Scattered Musings Product Review Rating

Tropical Traditions also offered a 1 quart jar, to one of my lucky readers. Starting Friday April 27th, I will be hosting a giveaway where one lucky winner will win a 1 quart jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Oil.

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 item. The opinions I express is of my own.

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Do you cook or use coconut oil in your home? Will you try any of the recommended uses I’ve written about?

Comments

    • Deborah says

      Kimberly, thanks for stopping by and following me. I’ll drop by to pay you a visit in a few.

  1. says

    I love using coconut oil. I use it both in hair and body products and as well as cooking. Will recommend it to people.
    Stopping over from World Bloggers Community Hop.

    • Deborah says

      Nekky, thanks for dropping in. I am learning to love coconut oil, until my review I wasn’t aware of the benefits of it. I only knew it tasted great LOL! Thank you for spreading the word, and welcome to my musings.