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?
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!