Thursday, December 12, 2013

Tropical Traditions Review & GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!!

 This giveaway is closed. The winner is:
Annie1
The winner has 48 hours to contact me before a new winner is chosen. Random.org was used in this giveaway.
Thank you all for participating
IMG_20131016_094218 Ok, so I realize that it has been forever since I posted this picture on Facebook and Instagram. But you must forgive me, because I am doing an awesome giveaway of Tropical Traditions, Virgin Coconut Oil! But before we get to the giveaway part (which, if that’s the only reason you’re here you can find at the end of this post) I want to share some things I’ve used Coconut Oil for. Some of the things I tried, I liked :), and some got a dislike :( but I’ll share all that with you below, so here we go!
 
My Uses for Coconut Oil
 
Cooking – Liked
I did not use any coconut oil for baking (baking is not really my strong suite) but I did use it in place of frying oil, to sauté different meats, cook onions in, and in different recipe’s that called for oil. Although I could smell the coconut while these different dishes were cooking I could not taste it, my husband, also, never mentioned tasting a coconut flavor (I tried to keep it a secret when I was using the oil in cooking so I could get an honest opinion!)

20131211_150202Cleaning – Liked and Disliked
Liked – I read you can use oil (of any kind) to keep soap scum from building up on a glass shower door and to keep water marks off of the faucets in the bathroom and kitchen. Works like a charm.
Disliked – Even though it worked to use the coconut oil for this, I almost felt like I was mis-using the product when I could purchase a cheaper oil (baby oil for example) that worked just as well. Also, since the coconut oil is a solid it added another step to heat the oil before using it. I like to keep things simple so a bottle of baby oil under each sink is the way to go for me.
 
 
Hair, Skin and Nails – Liked and Disliked
I probably used most of my 32oz. jar on this category. It’s the cosmetologist in me!
  • Hair – Liked and Disliked
I liked using this as a conditioning treatment, to tame flyaway's and for split ends. I washes out easily, (unlike using other oils that almost defeat the purpose of a treatment, because you shampoo your hair to death trying to get the oil out) because its a solid it makes a great, lightweight paste to smooth your hair and I think it must work as a heat protectorate because I have not had split ends since my last trim, 2 months ago!
The dislike part of this is that it is still an oil and if you use too much your hair looks oily very quickly. However that’s the case with most products so I can’t complain too much!
  • Skin – LOVED! IMG_20131010_135728
  1. Moisturizers (body & face) Even  though it is an oil, it does not leave you feeling oily because the molecules are so small in coconut oil your skin can absorb it much easier than other oils. I absolutely love this for my sensitive skin!
  2. Face Wash. I use the oil pulling method every morning, again, its great for my sensitive skin.
  3. Mouth wash (sort of) A friend told me about a teeth, oil pulling method.
  4. Homemade Hand and Skin Scrubs. After you mix it together with your scrubbing agent and scent the oil returns to a solid state which means you don’t have to re-mix it when you want to use some.
This is just a few of the things I used Coconut Oil for but I think you get the idea, that over all, I loved it. Here is some extra reading on Coconut oil and how to use it if your interested.
•       What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
•       How to Use Coconut Oil.
Now for the crazy fun part that we’ve all been waiting for!

Giveaway for a 32oz. jar of Tropical Traditions, Virgin Coconut Oil
Please read over the rules and how to enter before entering the giveaway. I would hate for your entries not to count because you missed something!
Rules
  1. The Mandatory Entry (#1) MUST be completed before any other entries. All other entries done before #1 will be DELETED and thus, not count for you toward the giveaway.
  2. Must be 18 years or older.
  3. Giveaway is open to US and Canada residents only.
  4. Giveaway will end Thursday, December 19, 2013 at 11:59 pm

How to Enter
  1. {Mandatory Entry} Sign up to receive Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter in your email and leave a comment with your email address saying you did.
  2. Leave a comment telling me something you use Coconut Oil for or something you would like to try
  3. Share this giveaway via Twitter, Instagram or Facebook and leave a comment for each time you shared. Please only 1 share on each social media website per day, while extra sharing is appreciated you will not receive extra entries for more than 1 per day.
Good luck to each one!

If you would like to just purchase some coconut oil (or anything else) for yourself from Tropical Traditions you can do so here. I will tell you though, if you are a new customer to Tropical Traditions and you use my link to make a purchase, not only will you receive a free gift with your purchase but I too will get a gift certificate for referring you.
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. All content here is purely my own opinion of this product and what I used it for.












112 comments:

  1. I subscribed (but I think I already was?) - benandrea102607 at gmail

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  2. I use coconut oil to make the tastiest refried beans ever. I also use it as the base/carrier oil in a number of homemade salves and creams.

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  3. I'm thinkin I'm going to need that refried bean recipe! :)

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  4. I subscribed! ajwest413@gmail.com

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  5. I love using coconut oil in hand scrubs and for cooking. It's great in baking, too! Don't be afraid to try it :)

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    1. I might give it a try one of these days!

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  6. I retweeted your tweet about the giveaway :)

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  7. already a subscriber abundantlifeforall at gmail

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  8. I use it daily on my skin and also to make "skinny chocolate" :)

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    1. Skinny chocolate sounds interesting :) never heard of that one

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  9. Shared on facebook https://www.facebook.com/melellen.lockhart/posts/10201896677711921

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  10. I subscribed, shared to facebook and google and I will probably use it for my hair and skin.

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  11. I receive Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter at loriagalbraith at gmail dot com

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  12. I use coconut oil in baking, I have made chocolate zucchini muffins, I have fried lots of different foods with it as well. loriagalbraith at gmail dot com

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    1. My husband likes zucchini bread I'll have to try chocolate zucchini muffins :) maybe that will be my baking experiment with coconut oil.

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  14. https://www.facebook.com/lori.a.galbraith/posts/552506354834664 lori a galbraith loriagalbraith at gmail dot com

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  15. I love coconut oil! I first bought it to use for diaper rash, since most rash creams leave residue on cloth diapers. (Got the idea from Andrea H. :)) I also love cooking with it! I tried to make brownies with it once, but it was a little too potent for our liking. Thanks for all the input on other uses!

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    1. Andrea has a lot of awesome ideas for everything doesn't she? Although I've not tried it yet, a friend told me to mix the coconut oil with another oil in baking until you get used to the taste. Worth trying.

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  16. Shared the giveaway on facebook :)

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  21. I subscribe to the TT newsletter.

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  22. I use coconut oil for granola, pancakes, muffins and popcorn.

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    1. Popcorn? Do you use it as the cooking oil?

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  25. I receive Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter via this email: reducefootprints at gmail dot com

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  26. I have never tried coconut oil but have read so many wonderful things about it. I would, of course, love to try cooking with it but even more, I'd love to use it as a skin moisturizer. Thanks so much for the opportunity to win.

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    1. Coconut oil is perfect for any skin type! I absolutely love it for my sensitive, easily irritated by everything skin! Dont hesitate to get some and try it, it is completely worth it!

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  27. I use it to make Skinny chocolate and to fry things. Popcorn is my husband's favorite.
    I'm curious about the oil pull that you talked about. Could you tell us more?

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    1. The face oil pull or the teeth oil pull?

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  28. Subscribed to Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter

    nancyrobster@gmail.com

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  29. We use Coconut Oil for everything from skincare to making french fries!

    Rafflecopter Name is Anne Taylor

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    1. Anne taylor, thats my favorite store. Any relation? ;) I am aparently going to have to try some of this skinny chocolate you all keep mentioning. Its making my mouth water!

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  31. I subscribe to TT's newsletter - thepistachioproject at gmail dot com

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  32. I love to use coconut oil for my toothpaste, OCM, cooking/baking, tons of stuff.

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    nancyrobster at gmail dot com

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  34. I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Sales newsletter.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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  35. I use coconut oil to make deodorant and for cooking and baking.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

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    1. I would like to try deodorant but I think at this point my hubby would look at me like I was crazy... baby steps :)

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  38. I tweeted. Life in the Big City: Tropical Traditions Review & GIVEAWAY!!!!!!!!!!!! http://ourlifeinthebigcity.blogspot.com/2013/12/tropical-traditions-review-giveaway.html?spref=tw

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  39. I subscribe to Tropical Trditions. Shatzee3@bellsouth.net

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  41. I use coconut oil for everything. Cooking, oil pulling, health and beauty, eat a table spoon every day and give my dogs a table spoon every day.

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    1. I cant handle the texture to take some straight everyday, I have to put mine in something but I love what it does for my dog :)

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  42. subscribe to Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter - meikleblog at gmail dot com

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  43. I use it in all my cooking - replaced all my other oils

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  44. tweeted - https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/412678706797101056

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  46. I would use it in pumpkin muffins.

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  47. I get the TT newsletter. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  48. I love to use coconut oil in smoothies!

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  49. I subscribe, trishbarner@gmail.com.

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  50. I would love to try as a replacement to cooking oil, baking cookies or brownies, maybe for my hair and bake/fake fried chicken.

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  51. livingthesmalltownlife@yahoo.com - I'm already signed up for their newsletter! :)

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  52. I use coconut oil for making my own chocolate. It's nice to have something to munch... or put into (healthy) cookies! I am hoping to use coconut oil to make my own deoderant!

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  53. I posted on my facebook (publicly) as Devon J..... :)

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  54. I subscribe with my email alissiamontanez@hotmail.com

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  55. I use coconut oil when I cook. I use it for everything in place of veg oil.

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  56. I tweeted this giveaway. My twitter acct is @AlissiaMon

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  57. Signed up to receive Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter with reuseandrecycle at hotmail dot com.
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  58. I mix coconut oil with hemp oil to deep condition my hair. I'd love to try this for cooking though. Thanks for the giveaway.
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  62. I'm subscribed to the TT newsletter. radicans gardenia using gmail.
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  63. I use coconut oil for cooking, baking, and as a lotion. It's great! ZuZu

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  67. ZuZu - I forgot to leave my email on my entries ... radicansgardenia at gmail dot com

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  70. I already subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter

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  79. I already subscrib to the TT newsletter. I love coconut oil. I use it on my lips and in my nose. Helps to kill germs and not been getting sick.Love it for everything!

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  82. I subscribed to the email newsletter (ohioholly at gmail dot com)

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  83. I have just started trying the oil pulling method for teeth. It's definitely interesting!

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  87. I subscribe to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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  88. I use coconut oil in most of my cooking and baking.

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