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Virgin Coconut Oil Giveaway

Have you ever cooked with coconut oil? Ever used it on your skin? Until a few years ago, I’d never cooked with the virgin kind and didn’t realize that my favorite hand soap had a good deal of it in there, something that was finally not irritating to my skin.

I came across a company selling virgin coconut oile (unrefined, unbleached) called Tropical Traditions and actually ordered a jar of it. At the time, I was not accustomed to purchasing food, cosmetics (or much of anything) online and was a bit skeptical, but having been convinced by recommendations from sources I trust, as well as the plethora of information this company offers on their website, I decided to confidently give it a try.

I am so glad I did.

Aside from my usual virgin or extra virgin olive oil, it’s been more than a cooking oil for me. In recent months, I’ve put it on my skin and hair as a moisturizer and conditioner, respectively. I don’t break out from using it, either. In fact, it’s quite the opposite,. My skin has never looked or felt better and my hair feels amazing- soft and never greasy (but of course you have to use the right amount for your hair texture and length).

I use this virgin coconut oil in cooking for several reasons- it’s highly tolerant to heat, which means it’s a great oil to use when frying foods so that it doesn’t ruin before you’ve even begun to cook the food.  It also gives food a wonderful taste, which is lovely when cooking many Hispanic and Asian dishes.

Tropical Traditions has been kind enough to offer you a chance to win a 32-ounce jar of their virgin coconut oil so you can try it for yourself. They even have a coconut recipe blog you can check out to get ideas on how to use the oil and purchase other unique products like coconut flour! It’s a natural chef’s dream to find these kinds of authentic, pure, unadulterated ingredients.


How would you like to use this virgin coconut oil in cooking or as a beauty product? If you’ve already tried it, what’s your favorite way to use it?

To enter the giveaway, simple follow the instructions below. A winner will be announced on December 11, 2011.

Giveaway Guidelines and Details

Your answer in the comments section of this post will enter you into the giveaway for one 32-ounce jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

Winners will be randomly chosen from those who follow the giveaway eligibility guidelines. Giveaway ends December 8, 2011 at 12:01 am CST. Winner will be announced on December 11, 2011.

To Enter the Giveaway (U.S. & Canadian residents only):

1) Leave a relevant comment after this post that answers the question:  How would you like to use this virgin coconut oil in cooking or as a beauty product? If you’ve already tried it, what’s your favorite way to use it?

2) Subscribe to the MHK Monthly Newsletter AND sign up to receive MHK articles and recipes by email.

3) Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter and “Like” Tropical Traditions on Facebook.

Entries (comments plus other requirements) must be received by 12:00 am CST on December 8, 2011.

Thanks for participating and stay posted for more giveaways for other wonderful products this month!


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.

UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner of this giveaway: Maryam Mirza!

Since Maryam has recently won another giveaway hosted by My Halal Kitchen, Tropical Traditions agreed to select another random winner!

Congratulations to Maryam Hanif! Both ladies have won a jar of virgin coconut oil, sent direclty by the team at Tropical Traditions!

Thank you, everyone, for participating and stay tuned for our next giveaway coming up very soon!

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  1. Naasirah Jessica Colon

    I would love to receive this coconut oil because I recently started my daughter on a gluten free diet. I would use the coconut pilot make her delicious and healthy snacks as well as some yummy meals. Thanks

  2. I would love to use it to cook with, there are so many recipe’s that you can substitute coconut oil for. There are many beauty tips for using the oil as well! I just read that you can use it for dandruff! I’m so excited to try it.
    “Because of its effective antibacterial and antifungal properties, coconut oil might just get rid of any dandruff problems you have. Simply massage coconut oil (with some added tea tree oil for extra oomph, if you’d like) well into your scalp for 5 minutes. Let it sit on your scalp for as long as you can, time permitting. Wash well.
    Bonus: This may also work for babies who have cradle cap.”
    Also, I want to start doing “oil pulling” (google it), and it’s great for that! There’s so much you can do with it.
    Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. I would love to win this product! Coconut oil is so expensive, but the good thing is that you only need to use a little bit when cooking (so it lasts!)

    Anyways, my FAVORITE way to use it is by making the BEST DESSERT EVERRRR!!! Simply add some coconut oil to a pan, put in bananas (or plantains) sliced in half length-wise and crisp them up a bit. They are warm, crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. SOOO GOOD! The coconut oil really adds such a yummy-ness :) You can even add a little drizzle of honey or cinnamon on top if you want extra flavor. It is seriously so delicious, and healthy!

  4. My husband has been addicted to coconut oil to use on his beard to keep it soft for years. I personally can’t stand the smell of those oils and I’m not so sure they do anything for his beard. If this is as promising as it sounds, I would love him to give it a try. Believe me if he likes it, we’re a customer for life! You have me curious about the high tolerance for heat too. I would love to try it in my cooking. BTW the package too is very inviting.

  5. It’s amazing how an organic product is in the market and facinating to read how it originated…
    I have family that began to really love fresh coconut from taking vacation trips to Aruba, Hawaii and also the fresh taste so aramatic that how can not anyone like it. Coconut have such great
    remedies, to answer the question asked : How would you like to use this virgin coconut oil in cooking or as a beauty product? If you’ve already tried it, what’s your favorite way to use it?

    I would use coconut right onto the skin as a moisture, I’ll also use it on hair since it gives shine and my favorite way to use would be to make stir fry appitizers, home made icecream & use freshly shredded coconut that “Tropical Tradition – Gold Lable Standard” offers.

  6. I have heard of this product and have yet to try it. I would use it in my Hispanic and Asian dishes, because it is a healthier alternative. I am also going to use it in my baking. I suggested to my daughter to use it on her daughter’s hair rather than those heavy hair grease products in the stores that contain a few natural and many unnatural ingredients. My family and I are working our way to going all natural and organic in everything we eat or use in our home.

  7. i love to use coconut oil for my hair. i have never ingested coconut oil, but i love the smell, and might even start cooking with it, if i find some good recipes. a recipe mentioned in one of the comments sounds really good. i would probably try that as well.

  8. i love coconut oil it’s amazing how it has so much benefits Subhan Allah! specially for the Hair care .. i heard so much about it before ..and i just love it !

  9. I would use this product as an ingredient in a lip and face scrub as well as a body and hair moisturizer. I’d also use it in cooking for foods that require any type of oil.

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  10. Actually just recently started using it to cook with as it is part of the Paleo diet and I have read it has a lot of benefits for gut health (I’m intolerant to gluten). So far I have cooked veggie egg scrambles in the morning with it and being the frugal gourmet I am rubbed the excess left on the spoon onto my hands. Have to watch for sales as it is pricier and not widely available but so worth it as it improves skin topically and from the inside out.

  11. I have never used coconut oil. However, I have an eczema problem on my scalp that doesnt seem to go completely away no matter what shampoo or anything I use. I’ve used olive oil, coconut oil and other creams and such. I am hoping I get to try this and see if it works for me. I also have dry skin. I am also not a fan of cooking oil and have been looking for an alternative. I stopped using the cooking oil and stopped using the foods that I had to cook with it because of not having an alternative just yet. Insha Allah if this works like you say, I would for sure not use anything else. I prefer all natural stuff. Thanks for the opportunity and posting this information about coconut oil. I will be looking into it further for sure.

  12. Since last three years, I have tried to move more and more towards natural and organic food with none to very few artificial ingredients. I have started to do the same for beauty remedies and my skin glows more and my hair has become more shiny and manageable (believe me, its an achievement for ppl with curly hair who live in Chicago). I have not tried coconut oil in cooking, but being an amatuer pastry chef, can already think of few recipes where I would love to substitute with coconut oil …

    I already use coconut oil as a conditioner for hair but would love to try it as a moisturizer for skin and as a lip balm. As I said, I would also like to try it in baking breads, cakes and muffins since coconut is one of my family’s favorite flavors for desserts.

    Thanx Yvonne and Tropical Traditions for offering this awesome giveaway. Looking forward to trying Tropical traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconul Oil.

  13. I’ve never knowingly used coconut oil, although I am pretty sure it is in some of my favorite prepared snacks, like banana chips. I love quinoa so I’d have to find a way to incorporate the two into something delicious. I’d also like to try mixing coconut oil with some other oils and vinegars to make a salad dressing, or combine a small amount with coarse coffee grounds to make a body scrub. Having a jar of something healthy and versatile on hand could lead to endless uses!

  14. I find coconut oil is rather hard to find here in my city. The Middle Eastern and Asian markets only sell small bottles of it, and in the cold weather the oil solidifies making it a chore to get any out!
    I love the idea of having the oil in a jar, you can just scoop it out as needed.

    I have not had any experience cooking with it yet, but after reading more about it, I am very eager to try.
    I do, however, use it for beauty purposes, as a hair conditioner as well as a makeup remover. My friend taught me that trick :)

  15. I’d use it to condition my hair, especially the ends, where I often gets splits, and which often look rough in the winter and when I carry my purse (causing them to fluff up and get messy). I’d also use it in cooking. Specifically, I”m thinking it would be perfect for the Sriracha Crab Rangoons I’m going to make as soon as I find some wanton wrappers.

  16. would love to use one tsp of this oil in my pre or post workout shakes,as lauric acid has the most benefits.

  17. i’d love to use the coconut oil on my daughter’s hair. Her hair is super dry and I’ve read that coconut oil would be great for her hair.

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  20. I love virgin coconut oil! I use it to make chocolate, together with a couple other all-natural, unprocessed ingredients.

  21. ASA,

    I most defiantly would love to use this virgin coconut oil in cooking. My husband is from India and so I have been learning how to make Indian food. I’ve been watching my sister-in-laws cook…but they use a lot of canola oil in there dishes…I feel that I want to find the healthy route~in the necessary frying or oil addition’s needed in my new world of cooking.
    I would also put some in my hair…as I watched my mother-in-law do this…if she was her I would put it in her hair too:o)lol

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