Tropical Traditions recently sent me a jar of coconut oil to review – and one to give away! So stay tuned at the end of this post to learn how to win your own jar!
I am a relative newcomer to coconut oil and have to admit that I was slow to try it out simply because I don’t like the taste of coconut. (Actually, I think what I don’t like is the coconut that comes in the blue bag that also has propylene glycol in it!! Maybe it’s fake coconut?)
Anyway, coconut oil has been fabulous all the way around! It only has a mild coconut taste, and I’ve been able to substitute it in recipes for butter and oil with only pleasant results. I used it in a chocolate chip cookie recipe last week instead of butter, and the cookies were wonderful! My family and my neighbors devoured them!
I also used it to make deodorant. I’d been wanting to try making my own for a while, and Tropical Traditions offered me the perfect opportunity! We’ve been really happy with it and it’s stayed a nice solid consistency in our bathroom. (Coconut oil melts in the heat, so I may need to keep the deodorant in the fridge during our Texas summers!) My husband tends to be an opinionated reviewer of my “experiments” and this one has his stamp of approval.
My husband will eat it straight out the jar as well, just for the nutrients! “Research shows that the medium chain fatty acids found in coconut oil boosts the body’s metabolism, raises body temperatures, and helps provide greater energy which can lead to weight loss.”
I love finding a product that’s so versatile. I’ve been intentional about trying to simplify my life lately, and coconut oil is a great fit for that.
If you’d like to win a free jar of your own, enter in the Rafflecopter below! The giveaway is open until Friday at midnight!
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.