Review & Giveaway (CLOSED): Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
***Note: 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..***
Win 1 quart (32 fl. oz) 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?
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.
I received a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil in early December 2012 and have been using it since then. It arrived well packaged in a box with a reinforced cardboard structure inside to keep the glass jar centered and prevent movement. The oil had not leaked at all.
Typically I use coconut oil as body oil, a pre-shampoo treatment, a sealant, and a cooking oil. I've used this particular oil for all of these purposes. On my body, it's non-greasy, absorbs well, and acts as an emollient. As a pre-shampoo treatment, it prevented stripping when I used shampoos and aided in deep conditioning and detangling. As a sealant, it's quite light. It adds shine and seals in moisture. As a cooking oil, it's delicious. There's a light taste of coconut remaining in my experience.
Most of the aforementioned could probably be said about any coconut oil, but the few differences I've noticed that set it apart are the taste and scent. The taste remained when cooking. The scent is distinct, but light enough that it isn't overpowering. The brands I had previously tried either had an overwhelming scent or none at all. This is a pleasant medium. The following excerpt from the Tropical Traditions site explains why their oil has these qualities:
"There was a method the older generation used to extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours. After about 24 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a crystal clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts."The Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil performs well, does what I need it to do. Comes in a wide range of sizes and there are usually sales running on the site.
Would I purchase this? Yes, definitely. I think I'll try the honey also.
I am a member of the referral program so 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. You can join the referral program on their site also.
One lucky Kinks of Nature reader will win a jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil. The Rafflecopter will be posted shortly (goes live 1 Feb 2013) and run for 2 weeks (1 Feb 2013-14 Feb 2013). The giveaway is open to the USA and Canada. a Rafflecopter giveaway
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