The giveaway is now close!
Thank you Tropical Traditions for the giveaway!
Thank you everybody for entering!
In my previous post I mentioned that my in-laws were visiting, but they flew back home Saturday (waaahhh!). We had a great time with them and always enjoy their visits! Every time they visit they usually bring over things that we can't find or haven't found a good source here in Costa Rica (coconut oil, dried cranberries, rice noodles, etc...). Well, I was so pleased to find a quart of Virgin Coconut Oil in the midst of things they brought over. Tropical Traditions send me a sample of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and book "Virgin Coconut Oil: how it has changed people's lives and how it can change yours" By Brian and Marianita Shilhavy to review and host a giveaway!
You all know I am a huge coconut oil fan because I use it in almost all my recipes. Before reading the book, I already knew the many benefits of eating and using coconut oil. The book reconfirmed what I knew and MORE! I always enjoy reading and hearing testimonies from people who have benefited greatly from using coconut oil.
Not only does this book contain tons of rich information, research and over 100 testimonies, but it also has over 85 recipes showing how you can incorporate coconut into your diet! I have tried a few with great success. Our favorite is the Coconut Banana Muffins using coconut flour. So moist, rich and great source of protein and fiber! Now it gets better, you all can get your own free copy too! All you simply need to do it place an order with them as a first time customer and click on "Referred by a friend" and in the box that says "How did you hear about us?" enter my referral number: 1310574. By telling Tropical Traditions that I referred you, you will receive a complimentary copy of the their book FREE. You will enjoy it and learn a lot! You probably won't want to put it down till you finish reading it!
I use coconut oil in pretty much everything:
- moisturizes my hair and skin
- cook with food
- mix it in with oatmeal
- use as a replacement for butter
- apply to sunburn and rashes
- eat it straight off the spoon mixed with raw honey
- use on cuts and scratches
- spread on toast with honey and cinnamon
- use in my baking and sweets
- in the bath water for my girls
- and more that I can't think of right now :o)
Check out this simple video and watch how this coconut oil is produced:
Most of you might be wondering... "what about the Nutiva brand that you claim to be your favorite?"... well, I have to say that Tropical Traditions' Gold Label Coconut Oil matched the taste and quality of Nutiva's Coconut Oil, but the Gold Label is a step ahead because of the way it is produced. Please read on...
Now, the Giveaway...
A quart jar of organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. I am really enjoying this oil because the taste is so silky and delicious! The oil is produced through wet milling / fermentation (as shown in the video above). Learned from the older generation and done by hand, they extract the oil by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for 24 hours. After 24 hours, the oil naturally separates from the water producing a clear oil that retains the full scent and taste of coconuts. This coconut oil is not only delicious, but it is also RAW because most processed virgin coconut oils experiences temperatures close to the boiling point of water (200 F).
How To Enter...
Head over to Tropical Traditions and check out their great products. Then come back here and leave a comment (one entry) letting me know what products you would love to try... while you are there, subscribe to their newsletter if you aren't receiving it already (required). I really enjoy getting their newsletters and knowing what is on sale. They frequently offer "buy one get one free" sales and free shipping. Good stuff :o)
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PLEASE, every comment must have an email address. You can comment with your blog account as long as I can contact you through there! The giveaway ends on September 22nd and is open to those who have US mailing addresses (hint: if you live outside of the US, but still have a US mailing address and a way to get the product to you... you are qualified!).
Tropical Traditions is a great company and I love the fact that their coconut oil comes directly from family farms and mostly made by hand. Here's a sound bite from their website:
We have a strong commitment to family farming and organic standards. But the organic label is not enough for us. We research and find out where the products are produced, and how they are produced. We find that some organic standards too loose for our trust, so we look beyond what is claimed on a label. We find out as much as possible about those who provide the products. And if a certain quality of product does not exist, we will work with others to produce that product and offer it to our consumers. We did that with Virgin Coconut Oil in the Philippines, and we are working on several other products both here in the US and outside the US that we plan to introduce to you soon.
Now, head over to Tropical Traditions and do your thing! If and when you do make your first order... don't forget to use my referral number: 1310574 and get your free copy of their "Virgin Coconut Oil..." book!