My Love Affair With Coconut Oil – A Giveaway!

Coconut oil.  Either you love it – Or you hate it.   In my case?  LOVE.

 

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I first heard about coconut oil from my friend Erika.  She told me of the best egg ever – Fried in coconut oil.  Wha??  A better way to fry an egg?   I HAD to get in on this.

I bought my first jar at the local co-op and hit the Pinterest boards – Oh. My. Goodness.  Do you have any idea how much you can do with this stuff?  The possibilities are endless!  And so began my love affair with coconut oil.  It is officially the most dual-purpose ingredient in this house – Used for both food and my DIY beauty products.

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The jar in my cupboard right now?  Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.  I keep this in my bread box so it’s constantly handy.   It’s popped open first thing in the morning – for my eggs, of course!  Mid-afternoon, I use a teaspoon in my coffee or in my golden milk, to give me a little boost.

 

Their coconut oil (and all of their other products) are of the highest quality.  Using traditional methods for extracting the coconut oil, Tropical Traditions is able to retain more antioxidants in their coconut oils than manufacturers using more modern methods.

More information about their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil can be found HERE.

 

 

 

 

So what do I use coconut oil for?  Here’s a quick run-down:  (after the advertisement)

  1. Frying our foods:  A healthy alternative to processed oils, such as corn and canola.  I use coconut oil daily for cooking my eggs in, but also use it for sauteing anything that would normally require another oil or fat.
  2. Making tortillas:  I often replace the lard in my tortilla recipe with coconut oil, and also use a small smear of it to fry the tortilla in my cast iron skillet.  Yummy!
  3. Brushing my teeth:  I keep a jar of coconut oil in my bathroom and a jar of baking soda + peppermint essential oil.  I dip my toothbrush in the oil, and then in the baking soda mixture.  My teeth have never been cleaner!
  4. Deodorant:  I make my own with a combo of coconut oil, baking soda, arrowroot powder, and essential oils.  Works like a charm
  5. In drinks:  I use Tropical Traditions in my afternoon golden milk and in my coffee (with butter, turmeric paste, cinnamon, and maple syrup).  YUM!!!
  6. Beauty products:  Most recently, I have used coconut oil in my lip balm, body butter, and body scrubs!  Feels great!

For the sake of this post, I will stop there, but really – The uses are endless!  Tropical Traditions has even more uses for coconut oil on their website, HERE.

For more information about Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil (and their other high-quality products), visit their website HERE.

Excited about coconut oil yet?  Well, here’s the REALLY exciting news:  Tropical Traditions has been kind enough to host a giveaway for Faulk Farmstead readers – How nice, right?!  They will be giving away an entire quart of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil to one lucky reader -The same kind that I use!

 

Are you ready to do this??  Enter to win now!  (NOTE:  If you have trouble signing up for the Tropical Traditions Newsletter, click HERE!)

 

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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.

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.



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  1. I use coconut oil for baking, making granola, making deodorant and we put a spoonful in our oatmeal.

  2. I use coconut oil to cook with and for personal care products.

  3. Joanne Keith says:

    Thank you for the coconut oil giveaway! I love the stuff! My favorite way to use it is in hard lotion bars…they work better on my dry skin than anything ever before!

  4. i use coconut oil for so many things. Just a few are cooking, lotion bars, lip balm and baking.

  5. I use it for baking and I put a little in my oatmeal.

  6. I use coconut oil for cooking and personal care homemade product

  7. My favorite use for coconut oil is to wash my face with it!! Wonderful!

  8. I love using coconut oil for moisturizing and for cooking and for many of my DIY projects!

  9. Miranda H. says:

    I use coconut oil in just about everything. From sautéing to baking it is my oil of choice!

  10. I love Coconut oil for many things…….toothpaste, Acid relux………etc

  11. Tracy Spangler says:

    I love coconut oil too, and use it for about everything food and homemade health related, but I had not thought of using it in my tortillas instead of lard. Awesome! Do you have a recipe for your golden milk? This is the second time this week I’ve heard about it, and I just bought some turmeric. Your recipe sounds much better than the other recipe I saw, since it includes maple syrup. If you could share it I’d really appreciate it.
    Also, I adore your website! You and your family give me something to strive towards-after I finish multiple surgeries for chronic, evil pain due to a rare nerve disorder my family and I would like to raise more animals than just our chickens, and I harbor occasional thoughts of blogging. I read yours for great info, stories and often a smile, everyday. Thanks so much!

    • Tracy,
      Thank you so much for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoy it so much! I plan on doing a post soon on the golden milk, but for now, here’s my recipe: 1 cup milk, 3/4 teaspoon turmeric paste, 1 tablespoon coconut oil, and 1 tablespoon maple syrup, heated in a saucepan. Sometimes I will add a sprinkle of cinnamon as well. :) Stay tuned!
      And once again, THANK YOU!
      -Mel

  12. Tracy Spangler says:

    Well, I mentioned some of this in my previous post, but I use coconut oil in place of butter and other unhealthy oils and my family demands it for dinner on homemade bread (as does our dog, but she just gets a spoonful of the oil!) I also use it in homemade deodorant, lip balm, balms for minor injuries and headaches and in lotions. There are so many possibilities I keep learning about! I’m definitely using it when making tortillas next time.

  13. Ann Marie Mones says:

    I use coconut oil for just about everything when cooking! I use it when recipes call for oil. Today I used it to sautée some vegetables before I added broth to make soup.

  14. I mainly use coconut oil for making salves and lotions because I can only afford to buy it locally and the jar is very small. I would love to get a large quantity of it and try it in my cooking.

    • Michelle,
      I currently use the Tropical Traditions, but in the past I have gotten it at Costco for a pretty good deal – Do you have one near you? Thanks for entering and stopping by!
      -Mel

  15. I love coconut oil!

  16. Barbara Mc / Whenihave Time says:

    I use coconut oil for frying, baking and give it to my dog for her skin and coat.

  17. Deanna Furrey says:

    I use it for hash browns, eggs , usually whatever needs oil on the stove top. It’s also great in things like cornbread.

  18. Danielle F says:

    I use coconut oil for oil pulling, cooking, homemade beauty products, baking, etc. = everything!

  19. Apply it to wet hair, on my face every night, carrier oil for essential oils, cooking…

  20. I use CO for baking, deodorant and oil pulling :)

  21. What don’t I use coconut oil for?! I use it for moisterizer, in lip balm, frying, baking, and soon to be soap making! :D

  22. Love this stuff! Although I’ve never tried Tropial Traditions, can you believe it?! My newest uses for it are putting it in a hot bath for the kids (or me!), frying pancakes, and roasting potatos! Thanks for the chance to win!

  23. I love coconut oil and keep eyeing Tropical Traditions 5 gallon pail. I’ve always been curious to compare theirs to the stuff I get. Someday! I use it in a lot of deserts and in our toothpaste and deodorant.

  24. Anne Thornton says:

    I use coconut oil exclusively for cooking now. I also use it for dry skin. I give my dogs coconut oil for their skin as well.

  25. We use it as skin care.

  26. Moisturizer and toothpaste. Sometimes in desserts.

  27. renee pedersen says:

    I do a lot of cooking with coconut oil and I practice oil pulling with it as well! Love it!

  28. Gosh what DON’T I use is for?!? Right now, as it is bitter cold, we use it a lot for moisturizer! But cooking with it is my fav :-)

  29. Diana Penwell says:

    Love coconut oil.

  30. Sarah Johnson says:

    I just started using coconut oil recently as a moisturizer and absolutely LOVE IT!!! Can’t wait to start using it for cooking as well!!

  31. Suan Craig says:

    I use coconut oil for a lot of things. oil pulling, cooking and baking as well as for health and beauty aids

  32. Sherry Marter says:

    I use coconut oil for oil pulling, cooking, moisturizer, small cuts, lip balm, cold sores, reduce scars, and to end painful acne. My cats and dog also love just eating it. I give them a small blob of it on my finger, and they lick it up and want more!

  33. Rebelgirl says:

    I really want to use it to make homemade lotion.

  34. I LOVE finding new uses ( to me ) for coconut oil. I already thought it was the perfect food and now perfect just got better ! Thanks !

  35. cooking, baking, skin care!!

  36. Everything! Cooking, oil pulling, cosmetics, deodarant,….. Thanks for the giveaway!

  37. Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

  38. I have been researching many DIY remedies, most have coconut oil as a main ingredient. I do grow different herbs and such, going to have to grow a bit more now..I haven’t yet made the jump to make the purchase of all the many different ingredients, as they can be expensive, for me anyway. I would love the opportunity to make many of these remedies…and getting started with the coconut oil would be a great step. I have just started to read some of your blog and follow you on Pinterest…(got the info. from “Blue Yurt Farms”), ..I am enjoying all that i am seeing/reading!!…Thank you for the giveaway opportunity!!-Danielle.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Danielle! Yes, coconut oil is a great base for DIY remedies – One nice thing about it is that is is solid as cooler temperatures, which makes it great for the deodorant I make! :)

  39. So far I have used it for make-up remover, made eczema hand cream, fried eggs, and added it to some lara bar type snacks…but I’m new to it so I plan to incorporate it into much more.

  40. Leah Baird says:

    I like to use coconut oil on my skin.

  41. I cook with coconut oil.

  42. I never really knew that coconut oil could be used for do many things. After reading the comments I’m ready to try everything! I’ve only used it for cooking, and I heard it was good for growing hair. Guess I should get with the program :)

  43. Vesper Meikle says:

    I use it in all my cooking – I have replaced all my other cooking oil with the coconut oil

  44. We like to use it for pie crusts. Great for apple pies!

  45. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    I use coconut oil in our daily smoothies and as a moisturizer

  46. diane anderson says:

    I use coconut oil in my coffee, hair, as a moisturizer for my face, skin, feet. For cooking eggs, chicken. And also for my hair!

  47. Anne-Marie Cain says:

    I use coconut oil for all of my cooking and baking! LOVE IT!

  48. Currently, I like using coconut oil as a moisturizer. I’d like to start using it in baking and cooking.

  49. I use coconut oil for cooking, eating, beauty products, and I feed it to my dogs.

  50. I use mine for cooking and as a body butter.

  51. I love to use coconut oil as a skin moisturizer

  52. Blessed Assurance says:

    I use it to moisturize my hands.

  53. I use coconut oil for stir fries to get the flavor without bothering with the milk. I also use it on my skin to prevent/treat dry itchy patches!

  54. Carrie W. says:

    I use coconut oil for baby bottoms, baking, sauteeing, frying eggs, and super itchy end of 3rd trimester pregnancy skin. I would love to use it for many other things!

  55. I use coconut oil in deodorant, lotion, and hair conditioner!

  56. Ellen Winegeart says:

    I like it for baking as well as a moisturizer.

  57. Ellen Winegeart says:

    I use it for baking as well as a moisturizer.

  58. I will absolutely be brushing my teeth with this! Never knew!

  59. use it for almost anything i think of :) love it!

  60. I live on a farm too! I have a pet cow -Daisy. I really would like to try the coconut oil on my hands because they’re so rough. My mom is bed ridden – she has small cell lung cancer and I would like to try it on her feet, legs and hands.

    • Thanks for stopping by, Sheila. I am very sorry to hear about your mom. The coconut oil would be very soothing for her – you could even mix a few drops of lavender essential oil to it for extra relaxation properties. :)

  61. Jennifer L. says:

    I use coconut oil in my baking and I love to make a healthy chocolate with tit.

  62. Kim Campbell says:

    I use it for the dogs allergies!

  63. I’ve never tried coconut oil but have heard great things about!

  64. I would love to try oil pulling for dental health as well as trying it in my coffee. :)

  65. I like to bake with it.

  66. I have used coconut oil for years. I love to use it in fried and baked goods. I bought Tropical Traditions brand when I first tried it and find it to be superior to other brands. I also use it to remove makeup and for a general moisturizer. I am certainly trying it to brush my teeth after reading this blog. Thanks for all of the info and new ideas!

  67. I love coconut oil for my hair as well as cooking. Also some believe coconut oil may help/prevent memory loss. A great book which discusses this is Alzheimer’s Disease: What If There Were a Cure.

  68. I also love frying tortillas in it!

  69. I like to make toothpaste and use it as lotion for my face. Also is wonderful in desserts! And frying… Thank you!

  70. I use TT coconut oil for cooking and beauty!

  71. I use it for any scrapes,burns or skin ailments,itchyies,etc on my lil kids and cooking,baking in place of butter. also like to use it in my hair occasionally,and I do oil pulling

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