Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil- What Doesn't It Do?- Review and Giveaway

I was very excited that I was given the opportunity to review a quart of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil recently. I kept hearing and reading about coconut oil in my searches for everything from natural skin care to healthy recipes, so of course my curiosity was peaked.
I have used the entire container in less than a month- I am a HUGE coconut oil fan! I have used it for cooking, baking, skin care, everything! This stuff is great!
I love adding it as the "fat" in my baking- I always try to health up my recipes and usually omit fats in place of other moist ingredients but love what coconut oil does for my baked goods. They come out perfectly moist, and impart the slightest coconut flavor which blends itself beautifully in chocolate recipes, muffins, breads, and pancakes. Check out these fudgy vegan brownies, YUM! I will post my recipe for the ultimate {vegan} pancakes, and spiced pumpkin zucchini bread and muffins (also vegan) soon which all utilized Tropical Traditions coconut oil.
For skin care I have used the oil as a base for my exposed organics eye dusts to make them more dramatic, for my sons diaper rash and made an AWESOME refrigerator antiperspirant (everything was done hygienically by dispensing small amounts for designated purposes :)). I have to say it did everything I was hoping and I am most excited about the antiperspirant- I have been on a search for an effective natural alternative for years because of my aversion to using aluminum. I have tried some big natural brands with no luck, dislike the salt based versions and had basically just decided to give up and go stinky (yes, I am that afraid of aluminum) but now I have the best solution! This stuff rocks and uses three ingredients- so very simple- plus, it feels really refreshing to use the antiperspirant chilled!
Most diaper rash ointments are not cloth diaper safe but time and time again I have heard cd'ing mamas mention coconut oil as the best remedy for rashes. Luckily, Colt does not get rashes too often but when he does, he doesn't mess around, they are painful looking. Using just a dab of oil cured his rash right up.
If you can't tell, I love coconut oil. And as far as coconut oil goes, this stuff is the ultimate in quality. 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.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you. Tropical Traditions did supply the coconut oil I used for review but did not compensate me or require that I even post a review.

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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Fun on the Farm

It's been a while since I posted about our Fridays on the farm- with the summer in full swing, a camping trip and a broken computer I got a little out of touch but this week was just too awesome not to post a bit about. First of all, I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Red Hill Farm! As soon as we get to the farm I find I don't think of anything but the present moment- 'be here now' is something I have to remind myself and my husband of frequently, but not at the farm. It just eases away all of the other stuff that life throws at us and makes us appreciate where we are and what we have in our lives.