My Favorite Uses for Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil #Giveaway

By | January 14, 2014

5 Great Uses for Coconut Oil via aheartfulloflove.com

Disclosure:  I love Tropical Traditions and their products and would buy them regardless.  However, I do have to disclose that I was sent a product sample.  I was not under any obligation however to review it, share it with my readers, or host a giveaway.  I am doing that because I truly love the quality of their coconut oil.

I have long been aware of the health benefits of coconut oil.  However, like most foods, processing plays a huge part in how healthy the end product really is.  Most food companies do not like to disclose how their food is produced.  It can be difficult, if not downright impossible, for consumers who want to make informed choices to get any answers from food manufacturers.  Tropical Traditions believes that consumers have the right to know exactly what is involved in processing their coconut oil.    The way they process their oil was the reason I first started buying Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  I stuck around when I discovered what a high-quality product it is.  I currently purchase both their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil  (for when I want the coconut flavor in my recipes) and their Expeller Pressed Coconut Oil (for when I don’t want the coconut flavor).

Tropical Traditions recently sent me a sample of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  So today I thought I would share with you some of the ways I use coconut oil daily.

My favorite uses for Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil

  • Add a healthy fat to my daily green smoothie.  I typically add about a half a tablespoon to my standard recipe, which makes enough green smoothie for me to sip on throughout the entire day. The coconut flavor is particularly wonderful when I use pineapple, mango, and banana as the fruit in my smoothie.  It’s like a little bit of the tropics in a glass!
  • Use as a hand lotion.  A little bit of coconut oil goes a long way in soothing my dry chapped hands.  Plus the smell it imparts is delightful!
  • Use in sauteeing.  Coconut oil has a higher smoke point than olive and vegetable oils.  That makes it a much better choice for sauteeing and oven roasting.
  • Use to grease pans.  Most commercial cooking sprays are full of nasty chemicals and propellants.  Coconut oil is a great alternative.  I just grab a dab of it and rub it into my cookie sheets, bread pans, or muffin pans.  I never have any problem with my recipe sticking.
  • Use it in any recipe that calls for shortening.  You can substitute it on a cup for cup basis.  One recipe that I frequently make for the kids calls for shortening – chocolate chip cookies.  I always substitute coconut oil for the shortening called for in this recipe. You can find that yummy recipe below.

These are the ways I use Tropical Traditions coconut oil most often, but there are a ton of other ways to use it as well.  For more ideas, be sure to check out these great uses for coconut oil.

My Favorite Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

(adapted from the Betty Crocker Cooky Book)

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 cup mini chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Cream together the coconut oil, butter, and sugars.  Mix in the egg and vanilla until well-combined.  In another bowl, combine the whole wheat flour, baking soda, and sea salt.  Add to the creamed mixture, mixing well.  Fold in the mini chocolate chips.   Drop rounded teaspoonfulls of dough on to an ungreased baking dish, keeping about 2 inches between each cookie.  Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown.  Cool slightly on the baking dish before removing to a cooling rack to cool completely.

Want to try Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil for yourself?  If you order by clicking on any of my links in this post and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut  Oil.   (I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.)

Enter to win a 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  The #giveaway is open to US/Canada residents and ends January 26, 2014.

Now for a fun giveaway!  One lucky A Heart Full of Love reader is going to receive a 32 oz Jar  of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil.  Thank you so much to Tropical Traditions for this opportunity!  Entry is easy through the Rafflecopter form below.

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76 thoughts on “My Favorite Uses for Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil #Giveaway

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  2. Rod Jackson

    I learned they also make deodorant. I would love to try their coconut flour also.,

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  3. Vesper Meikle

    I learned from their web page that the founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy. One use of coconut oil is in Organic Coconut Oil Hair Oils (rosemary)

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  4. Sharon Kaminski

    I learned that the Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is the highest quality coconut oil. I use coconut oil for baking (muffins, cakes and cookies). We love the taste.

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  6. Marti Tabora

    I learned that all of the foods are either certified organic or meet quality standards that are equal to or higher than organic certification. I like to use coconut oil when I bake cakes or cookies. I have an oatmeal cookie recipe that I love to use it in. thank you.

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  8. Kortney Picker

    I learned that it is an organic company started by Christians. I love using coconut oil in power bars (coconut, coconut oil, vanilla extract, almonds, prunes, peanut butter, flax seed-so healthy and so good!)

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  9. Kimberly

    I learned that their Gold Label coconut oil is made from fresh coconuts. I use coconut oil for many things like cooking and beauty products, my favorite being a conditioning treatment for my hair.

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  10. Shannon Greathouse

    I was really surprised all the recipes you can use coconut oil for. I learned that the founders made the coconut oil the traditional way, and put it up for sale on the internet starting in the year 2000. I think the baking aspect is the most enticing for me. I have fried with coconut oil before, and loved it.

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  11. Samantha V.

    I learned that the company has a strong commitment to family farming and organic standards. My favorite use for coconut oil is to use it when making my bulletproof coffee, I add 2 tablespoons along with some butter and then the coffee.

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  12. Diana Ward

    I have heard that coconut oil was a healthy oil to use, but I learned that it does not hydrogenate when heated, although it should not be used for deep frying unless mixed with other oils that can take more heat. I have also heard that coconut oil is good topically, and I’ve use products that contain coconut oil before.

    I also learned that the founder of the company serves God, which would make me pleased to purchase from them, so I shall do so. Thanks for the great review.
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  13. Denise Davis

    I learned that Tropical Traditions has the purest coconut oil around, and I like to use coconut oil in my hair.

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  14. Cynthia P

    I love that Tropical Traditions sells various kinds of coconut oil and butter which is pressed & processed in the Philippines. What I like to do with coconut oil is: 1) Use it to condition my hair, 2) use it in homemade face & hand creams, and 3) eat it (in recipes & in my morning coffee)!

    Although friends have given me jars of (other brands of) coconut oil, the ONLY company I will purchase coconut oil from is Tropical Traditions – because of their natural & organic methods.

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  15. Cynthia P

    The coconuts which provide the organic coconut oils and butters available at Tropical traditions are grown in the Philippine islands.

    My favorite way to use their coconut oil is in homemade face and hand creams, but I also love it in my coffees.

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  16. SD Murray

    I learned that they were the first company to bring virgin coconut oil to the US. We use coconut oil in all of our cooking, in our smoothies, as body lotion, as antibacterial ointments, lip balm, and for under eye moisturizer.

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  18. Lacey

    I learned that coconut oil in a pill exists. I like using coconut oil to make popcorn.

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  19. Terra Agueda

    I learned that “Recent studies show that traditionally-made coconut oils have the highest amounts of antioxidants.” My favorite use for coconut oil is baking and using for an oil treatment for my hair.

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  20. Roselyn Yu

    I luv using coconut oil for cooking&baking. Also love using coconut milk for hair treatment. I read it’s from Philippines. w/c I’m proud to be a Filipino!!

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  21. Sheri Ferguson

    One of the founders, Marianita Jader Shilhavy, is a Certified Nutritionist/Dietician in the Philippines. My favorite use for coconut oil is making popcorn! Yummy!

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  22. InezbyDesign

    I learned that the owners of the company are very well educated. One of my favourite uses of coconut oil is as a skin moisturizer.

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  23. Michelle Castagne

    Tropical Traditions is a family company that’s been passed down from generations.
    My favorite use is as a moisturizer.

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  24. Tandi Cortez-Rios

    I learned that they were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the United States back in 2001. I didn’t know that. I would to try the Coconut Oil in cooking, especially frying. I wasn’t aware there were so many uses for this oil!

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  25. Joyce Ackley

    I have heard so many good things about Tropical Traditions. I would love to try this product.

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  27. Elizabeth G.

    I learned that this premium Virgin Coconut Oil is handcrafted by family producers in the Philippines using traditional methods passed down from previous generations.
    I love to use coconut in most of my cooking and baking. I also use it on my skin.

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  28. Beth

    I learned that TT sells more than coconut products, which is amazing!
    My favourite way to use coconut oil is any way I can: cooking, baking, hair care, skin care, and oral care.

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  29. Bonny

    They are Chrisitans! Which I love! and I use coconut oil for chocolate. and body butter. and sauteeing

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  30. Viv Sluys

    I learned that Tropical Traditions sells Organic Canadian Raw Honey. I also learned that they are firmly against GMO’s. I use coconut oil on my daughter’s hand; it is the only thing that doesn’t sting when her hands are chapped and raw. I also use it in my Thai and Caribbean cooking and for making chocolates.

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  31. Heather O'Cain

    I learned that an adult should consume 3.5 Tbs a day to receive the full health benefits! 🙂 My favorite use for coconut oil is to add 2 tsp to my morning cup of coffee…mmmmm….

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  32. Debbie Petch

    I have used Coconut oil many times for making popcorn and frying potatoes. It is very light and more healthy than the average vegetable oil. Coconut oil is now used in many products like makeup.

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  33. lorraine

    My favorite use for coconut oil is:

    don’t laugh, I use it on yellow turnips. They complement is each other so well. Of course, in the morning smoothie also.

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  34. Sue D

    I learned that they were the first to export virgin coconut oil from the Philippines to the US in 2001.
    My favorite use is to make granola.

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  35. Kristie Wheeler

    I learned that all the foods are certified organic or meet quality standards that are equal to or higher than organic certification. I heard that it was great to both cook with and to use on your body for multiple uses. This is an aamazing prize to win.

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  36. breyanna b

    i learned that their Virgin Coconut Oil is handcrafted by family producers in the Philippines using methods passed down from previous generations! Super cool!
    I love using coconut oil in food!! I want to try it on my skin and hair next!

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  37. Alison Braidwood

    I learned and like that you can buy Tropical Traditions coconut oils in 5 gallon pails.

    I use coconut oil as a moisturiser, and eat it daily (a tablespoon) in my oatmeal. I also occasionally use it for oil pulling; you take a tablespoon of oil into your mouth (it melts from a solid really quickly), then swish it around vigorously for about 20 minutes, and then spit it out. It’s supposed to draw out toxins, and is great for oral and gum health.
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  38. Jennifer L.

    I learned that the company stands firmly against genetically modified foods (No GMOs). I love to use coconut oil to make a healthy homemade chocolate.

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  39. Deb

    I learned about all the different sizes and types of containers coconut oil comes in. My favorite way of using coconut oil is on a toasted english muffin.

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  40. MPaula

    Many producers of Virgin Coconut Oil are in remote areas. If they could not sell the oil to TT, the coconuts would go to waste as they cost too much to transport. TT trained them to make Virgin Coconut Oil and were the first to export Virgin Coconut Oil from Philippines to the US market.
    I mostly use coconut oil to saute vegetables but my brother uses it for shaving.

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  41. Ellen Winegeart

    I learned that not all coconut oils smell and taste like coconut which is good since my husband doesn’t care for it. Also the founder of the company shared his experience with God which is encouraging.
    I enjoy using coconut oil in baking as well as skin care products.

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  42. Helga

    I like to use cocnut oil for skin care and for baking cookies and stir fry dishes.

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  43. andie

    I learned that they also sell Raw Pet treats – neat. I use Coconut oil for moisturizer. I learned on a tv show that it melts at the temp. of your skin so that it rubs in very well .

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  44. darci

    They have certified nutritionists on staff, I love popcorn oil for baking, i put it in my muffins and use it to sautee apple slices!

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  45. Amanda Mason

    1) I learned that they have a coconut oil with very little coconut flavor, great for cooking with and 2) I use coconut oil everyday as the oil for my oil pull.

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  46. Kristen

    I learned that TT also sells raw honey. I like to use coconut oil in my granola.

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  47. Carol

    I use coconut oil for everything, its the best. for skin, cooking, even teeth and gums believe it or not, its great to help heal tender gums

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  48. Wanda Bergman

    I learned that while whole coconut does contain coconut oil, you would have to eat more by weight to get the equivalent amount of pure coconut oil.

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    1. Wanda Bergman

      Forgot to add that I love to use coconut oil to soften my skin.

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  49. Ana Suri

    Learned so much about Tropical Traditions…the high quality products and the fact that they work so hard to get this to the public from the Philippines, wow!
    I use Coconut Oil for “oil pulling”. I also try to take 2 Tbs each day, some in my morning joe! love it!

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  50. LaTonya Atkinson

    You where the first to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the United States back in 2001. My favorite is the green label virgin coconut oil

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  51. sarah oswald

    I learned that their coconut oil is handcrafted by family producers in the Philippines using traditional methods passed down from previous generations. I have never used coconut oil but I bet it would taste great in a baked cake or cookies.

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  52. samyra

    I learned there are more health benefits than I knew to coconut oil like the anti parasite and excess healing. I use it for my hair & body

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  53. Amy Yelk

    I learned that the coconuts come from the Philippines.

    My favorite way to use coconut oil is frying my eggs in it every morning.

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  54. Nancy

    I learned that they have an FAQ section on their web site. I like to cook with coconut oil.

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  55. Richelle

    I learned that if you prefer a mild/bland tasting oil to get the Expeller Pressed Coconut oil. I make lots of stove-top popcorn with the Gold Label (our fave). Yum!!

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  56. Gianna

    They also sell meat on their website. My favorite use is for popping popcorn.. it’s the best i’ve ever tasted.

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  57. Judy Mitchell

    I learned that they were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the United States back in 2001 and my favorite use would probably be as an all natural lotion.

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  58. Sarah J.

    I learned that studies show that traditionally-made coconut oils have the highest amounts of antioxidants. I use it for lotion, cooking and baking, in my smoothies, and more! I love the stuff.

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  59. Mary Gardner

    I learned that they ” have a strong commitment to family farming and organic standards. ” I like to use coconut oil for many things, but my favorite is for my daughter’s dry skin. She uses it like lotion every day and it has really improved her dry skin rashes.

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  60. Kathleen M Smith

    They have are commited to family farming and organic standards, as well as against genetically modified foods (No GMOs). My favorite use for coconut oil is in cooking and baking and my cat loves it, she comes running when she hears me open the container….I let her have a small amount.

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  61. Ancilla Jagdeo

    I learned the company was founded by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy, and that they make Cocofeed for chickens and turkeys from the leftover coconut pulp.

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  62. Ancilla Jagdeo

    I learned the company was founded by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy, and that they make Cocofeed for chickens and turkeys from the leftover coconut pulp. I grew up using coconut oil in my hair and for my skin, but lately I have been using it in my cooking. My favorite use would have to be as an after shower oil. It soak’s right in and leaves my skin so smooth.

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  63. Christina Ferguson

    I learned that that Tropical Traditions was the first company to bring virgin coconut oil to the US and that their Gold Label coconut oil is made from fresh coconuts. I use coconut oil in most of my cooking but I also was told that it was great for you hair so I tried it and haven’t looked back since. 🙂

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  64. Angie P

    I learned that ” ‘Liquid Coconut Oil. or “MCT oil” are derivatives of coconut oil, and not real coconut oil.”. My favorite use is for cooking. I like to make a copycat bang bang shrimp recipe using coconut oil. yummy!

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  65. Cheryl Chervitz

    The founders of Tropical Traditions are Brian and Marianita Shilhavy. I like to cook and bake with it.

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