Friday, February 19, 2010

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil

IMAGE COCONUT OILMy Review: I was so excited to receive my Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil. I liked it before even opening it, because this coconut oil comes in a re-usable glass jar. My Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil arrived solidified. The instructions indicate that this will happen if the Coconut Oil drops drops below 76f and in order to reliquefy, you simply place the jar in a pot of warm water. Before I took the steps to reliquefy, I opened the jar to see what it smelt like. This must be what heaven smells like! I have smelled other Coconut oils before, and none of them smelt this good.

I have heard so many great benefits from using Coconut oil. The two that interest me most are weight loss and skin care. My father has actually been taking a tablespoon of Coconut Oil daily and over the course of three months has lost 30lbs. This was enough to convince me, so this week I started doing the same. The Coconut oil tastes great. I was afraid it would be too sweet, but it actually has a very mild taste. Although, it tastes great, I was not too fond on the oil texture. To solve this, I simply added one tablespoon of Coconut Oil in with my smoothie. Now, my smoothies taste even better and I am still receiving the same benefits. I haven't lost any weight yet, but it's only been a week. I do feel like I have a lot more energy then I did before, which is the main reason I will continue using it daily.

Coconut Oil is used by many people to treat skin conditions such as psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema. I have Keratosis Pilaris (KP), which basically means I have severely dry skin. It looks like I have "goose-bumps" year round. As gross as this is, I compare my skin to that of an alligator; It looks dry, rough , cracked and is very itchy. I added a few tablespoons of Coconut Oil to my bath last night and my skin felt incredibly soft. Today, I haven't experienced the itchiness that I normally do. I have used dozens of prescription and non-prescription medications and lotions and none of them gave me the results that Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil did. I plan to use this at least twice a week in a hot bath to find out if my skin will improve even more.

As I said before, I will continue adding one tablespoon to my diet and one to my bath. Be sure to view my one month follow up to find out if this Coconut Oil has helped with my weight and skin. I can't wait to see the results!!

Product Information: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil is made from organic, fresh coconuts in the Philippines, more specifically Mt. Banahaw and rural areas in Quezon Province. Serving Size: 1 Tbsp., Calories 117, Saturated Fat 11.8g. No Trans fat.

Did you know you can cook with Coconut oil? Tropical Traditions has hundreds of recipes, including drinks, desserts, entrees, soups and more. They look very tasty, I can't wait to try some of them!

Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, so if you place an order with them as a first-time customer, please select “Referred by a friend” and in the box that says “How did you hear of us?” enter my sponsor ID number (5891072). By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the book Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy with your first order! This book is filled with testimonies and research showing how healthy coconut oil is, and it also includes over 85 recipes showing how one can incorporate coconut into their diet.

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.


  1. I have been using a different brand of coconut oil and I love it. It healed a rash that wasn't clearing up with other products. My daughter, who can have bad eczema has beautiful clear skin again. I do have to watch her diet but if she has a break out it clears it up. I haven't heard anything about losing weight. I should try that!! Thank you for your review!

  2. I've been using Tropical Traditions for years now. Ever since they first came out and were selling only coconut oil. I love their products and I cook pretty much everything with coconut oil due to my thyroid condition.


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