8/08/2012

You Can Use Coconut Oil for What? - Awesome Giveaway!

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Coconut oil keeps showing up everywhere. I first heard about the benefits of cooking with coconut oil a couple of years ago because I always, always, always look for ways to cook and eat more healthfully. 

Although high in saturated fats, coconut oil contains fats that are good for us like Omega-3 fatty acids and something called medium chain triglycerides that increase our metabolic function, are utilized by our body without turning to fat and are digested easily.  It's important to look for coconut oil that is not hydrogenated, however.

Tropical Traditions sent me a free sample of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  I cooked with it then started researching other uses for coconut oil and found hundreds more uses beyond cooking.  Do a Google search for uses of coconut oil and you'll find more hits then you'll ever have time to check. Here's a teaser:
  • as a moisturizer 
  • treat insect bites 
  • gets rid of "doggy" breath (for your dog, of course)
  • controls "doggy" dandruff (and people dandruff too)
  • fade age spots
  • as a natural deodorant
  • hair de-frizzer
  • kills lice and lice eggs
  • teeth whitener
  • energy booster
  • treat eczema
People claim many medical benefits, but as I researched I learned that scientific study on coconut oil is in its early stages, so I hesitate to comment on the medical aspect.

I do know that I cooked the most delicious whole wheat blueberry pancakes ever using coconut oil and when I made a boxed cake mix for my husband's birthday using coconut instead of regular vegetable oil it tasted fantastic, like it had been baked from scratch.

Now that I know about dozens (hundreds) of other uses, I can't wait to try my coconut oil in new and different applications.  Do you want to try some too?  Tropical Traditions allowed me to host a giveaway for one quart of their delicious coconut oil.

Here's the commercial first.
Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz.Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil


Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.


So, do you want to win?  Enter below.  The winner will be announced Monday, August 13.
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Tropical Traditions gave me a free sample of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to try and review.  All opinions expressed are my own

13 comments:

  1. My mother used to put coconut oil in our porridge when I was little. It was truly horrible. It convinced me that coconut oil was was one of those foods that is as healthy as it is disgusting. However in the last year I have come to appreciate coconut oil; it really doesn't taste that bad. By the time I have children I'll probably bee as bad as my mother and be putting it in my children's porridge.

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    1. Mother's have a trunkload of tricks to get kids to eat what's good for them. I'm sure you'll do some sneaky things of your own.

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  2. Guilty as charged! I did used to put coconut oil in the porridge. Personally, I think it tastes fine.

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  3. I use coconut oil mixed w/ white sugar for a facial scrub and I love it! It's so luxurious!

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    1. Ooooh, what are proportions of oil to sugar?

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  4. Haven't used it...but have seen it on so many blogs so I'm definitely curious!

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  5. I recently ate some oatmeal (with chocolate chips) cookies made with coconut oil. They were so very, very good.

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  6. My hair dresser got me started putting coconut oil in my hair and it has made a huge difference. Now I'm learning to use it in my cooking and would love to try the 'good stuff'.

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  7. I have been using coconut oil for a few years for cooking. I did learn a few things from you post about other uses for it. I want to do some research on the medical uses for coconut oil. I originally purchased it because I had read that a teaspoon of coconut oil can help to stabilize blood sugars.

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    1. I've come across some info on coconut oil and blood sugar too, it looks very interesting.

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  8. I LOVE the aroma of Coconut Oil!! Reminds me of days gone by in Hawaii and Bali... (Oh, yes... It's Healthy, too!) Would love to win some!! ;-}
    Lynden
    http://aneleganttouch-lynden.blogspot.com

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/An-Elegant-Touch-/162889457132788

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