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Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review & Giveaway

CONGRATULATIONS SWEETER THE BERRY (LETESSHA)!



One of my favorite oils to use is coconut oil. I can’t get enough of the aroma of coconut oil. I absolutely love the way it smells. The reason why I love coconut oil so much is because it is so versatile. I use it when I’m cooking, on my hair and on my skin so I was super excited when Tropical Traditions sent over their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try since I’m coco for coconut oil and never tried their brand before.

About Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:
This Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. This coconut oil is made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts. Coconuts are used fresh (within 24-48 hours of harvest) from small family farms on Mt. Banahaw and other rural places in Quezon Province, the coconut capital of the Philippines. Only the highest quality coconuts are hand-picked from each harvest. The volcanic soil of Mt. Banahaw makes these organic coconuts some of the most nutritionally rich coconuts in the world! Testing done in independent laboratories reveals higher levels of phenolic antioxidants than other coconut oils. The fresh coconut meat is shredded (wet milled), and then cold-pressed using the water from inside the coconuts to make coconut milk. The milk is then allowed to sit for about half a day, while the oil naturally separates from the heavier water. The oil is then filtered from the curds (coconut solids). No chemical or high-heat treatment is used, and this oil contains no trans fatty acids. We do NOT mass produce this oil. It is made by families who are coconut farmers using old-fashioned traditional methods that have been used in the Philippines for hundreds of years. Our coconut trees and family producers are certified organic according to strict USDA standards. The families who produce the oil are also trained according to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) standards and re-certified each year. This high-grade Virgin Coconut Oil has a long shelf life due to the high antioxidant properties. The Gold Label Standard is our highest standard for Virgin Coconut Oil.

Here is a great informative video on how Tropical Traditions Discovered Virgin Coconut Oil.



When the package arrived, the coconut oil was in solid form. For those of you that don’t know, coconut oil is solid at room temperature and it liquefies above 75degrees F …but not to worry when the coconut oil is in solid form it is not hard to scoop, it very smooth and soft. I first used the coconut oil on a slice of toasted whole grain bread to test to see how it was going to measure up and let me tell you it was absolutely Deeeeeeeeelicious!!

I’ve been using Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil in several ways since I got it. Here are some of the ways I’ve used it.

Food: to make vegetables, eggs, french toast, on rice,on popcorn, in oatmeal, baking, in smoothies, on bread and on wraps. Coconut oil makes a great substitute for butter and it also adds extra “umph” to your meals.

If your interested in recipes Tropical Traditions has a great recipe blog here.

Hair: as a deep conditioner, adding it to my leave in conditioner and using it as a sealant. When I apply coconut oil as a deep conditioner I apply it to clean hair, cover with a shower cap and rinse after 1 hr. The results? Shiny, Strong and Soft hair.

Skin: as a moisturizer. I just rub the coconut oil between my hands and apply it for soft and moisturized skin.

What I Like:
Made by hand
Versatile
Smells and tastes good
Leaves hair strong & shiny
Leaves skin soft
Contains antioxidants
Unrefined
USDA Organic
Has a long shelf life

I wasn’t too sure how Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil was going to measure up and I’m glad to report that I like this better than any other brand I’ve tried. The Quality of the oil is excellent. If you haven’t jumped on the coconut oil bandwagon you should definitely jump on. Not only is it good for you health it’s good for you skin and hair to!

Buy It.
You can buy Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil here.



Win It.
One lucky winner will receive a 32oz jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil! (RV $29.50)

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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.

GOOD LUCK EVERYONE!