Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Review

Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut OilI was recently able to review Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and a book entitled “Virgin Coconut Oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours! by Brian and Marianita Shilhavy”! I had no idea what to expect since I had never heard of or used coconut oil before. I was very pleasantly surprised!

About Tropical Traditions
from the jar label

Tropical traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is made from organic, fresh coconuts in rural areas of the Philippines. Only the highest quality organic coconuts are hand selected for use in our Gold Label brand, and the pure coconut water inside the coconut is used to extract the coconut milk using traditional methods. Small scale family businesses produce this oil in small batches, taking great care and pride in their work. All aspects of the production, including packaging, are certified organic according to the strictest standards. This product has been tested repeatedly in laboratories to show that it contains the highest amounts of antioxidants available in Virgin Coconut Oil, earning our designation as Gold Label Standard. Tropical Traditions was the first company to export Virgin Coconut Oil to of the Philippines and continues to set a standard today for the finest available.

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My View

I have loved eating it cold and right off the spoon! It tastes so good and creamy and melts in your mouth with no weird aftertaste. YUM! Coconut oil is also really tasty in many beverages, I sometimes add a tablespoon into my morning coffee instead of creamer. Lots of people say it’s good on toast and I agree! Smear it on there instead of butter, you’ll love it! It makes it taste extra good and gives a little energy boost in the morning before Jazzercise class.

I’ve also been using the oil as a moisturizer for my hands. I have very dry skin and since using the oil I have noticed a difference in the softness of my hands. It isn’t greasy at all, it rubs in nicely and a little goes a long way! As an added bonus my hands smell great! I think I will try it on my face next since I have a dry T zone.

For a quick after dinner treat I melted 1-2 Tbs coconut oil with a cup or so of semi-chocolate chips then drizzled over store bought fortune cookies and chilled. The kids and hubby gobbled them up! I had a bit of the chocolate/oil mixture left so I mixed it with some walnuts and stored in the fridge for those late night snack attacks :)

If you wonder how you can use Coconut oil in cooking like I did then don’t worry! Visit FreeCoconutRecipes.com to get started. Once you see all the possibilities you’ll be dreaming up your own creations in no time! I loved Tiera’s Oat Cakes, Joy’s No-Bake Cookies and I plan on making Ken’s Pilgrim’s Passion recipe for Thanksgiving, I can’t wait!

Buy It!

Tropical Traditions also has a Referral Program, 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… 5454745. 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.

Directions to claim your free book:

1. Add the items you would like to purchase from the order form linked to Tropical Traditions. Visit www.healthybuyersclub.com/orderform.cfm

2. You’ll be directed to the Order Form at the Tropical Traditions/Healthy Buyers Club website. You do not have to be a member or purchase a membership to buy from Tropical Traditions. Membership in the Healthy Buyers Club allows you to purchase in bulk amount at club member discounts if you choose to join.
**If you choose not to purchase a membership to the Healthy Buyers Club please order under the heading “Retail Sale Items”. This will enable you to purchase less than case amounts of any of the individual items without a membership.

3. Select the items you would like to purchase.

4. When you are ready to check out please click on the “Continue” link which will take you to your shopping cart.

5. Review your order and then click on the “Check Out” button from your shopping cart.

6. Fill in your account information as directed. In the box: “How did you hear of us?” you must select: “Referred by a friend” on the drop down arrow. When you make this selection, a box for your sponsor’s User ID number should appear if you are a first time customer.

7. Enter your sponsor’s User ID number. (Mine is 5454745)

8. To complete your order click on “Save and Proceed to Checkout” at the bottom of this page and follow the instructions through the checkout process. You will receive an order number when you have successfully placed your order.

By following these steps, 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.
Your sponsor will receive a coupon for a complimentary gift to redeem on their next order. You may view the current complimentary gift being offered here:

Those with additional questions about taking advantage of the referral program when creating their new account may email us using this link:
http://www.tropicaltraditions.com/customerservice.cfm

Win It!
Tropical Traditions is sponsoring a great giveaway on A Hen’s Nest! One reader will win a free quart of Coconut Oil!

How to Enter:
Visit Tropical Traditions website , then come back here and leave a comment telling something you learned or like about Tropical Traditions. (this step is mandatory & to be completed before using any extra entries! Follow this rule to avoid having entries deleted! Make sure to either leave your email with your comments or that it is visible on your profile. You do not have to have a blog to enter, only an email address!)

Extra Entries:
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The Giveaway is open only to U.S. and Canadian residents, giveaway will run until October 11th, 11:59 est. I will choose the winner using Random.org. Winner will be posted here as well as receive an email and tweet if applicable! Winner must contact me with their mailing address within 48 hours to claim prize.

*I received a 32 oz jar of Tropical Traditions Gold Label Coconut Oil and a Book to facilitate writing this review post and host this giveaway.*

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Henrietta Newman is a tech loving, video game playing, backyard chicken raising, dirt road living, pr friendly mom/gramma blogger who talks about life with a teen daughter, an adult son, a toddler granddaughter, a construction worker soulmate and all that it entails. Subscribe to A Hen's Nest for giveaways, delicious family recipes, reviews and more!

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    Tropical Traditions is located in Springville, CA.

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    I learned that Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, that's good for the immune system.

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    I learned that it is great for super dry skin, exema and psoriasis! I also learned that its a great treatment for dry hair!

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    I learned you should consume about 3.5 tablespoons a day to receive all the benefits of coconut oil.

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    MOMFOREVERANDEVER says:

    people eat this by the spoonful for health, but is also a great sub for other oils- look at all those recipes

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    I like that it is unrefined coconut oil from organic coconuts.

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    wantsandwishes says:

    I like that they have a huge list of recipes on their site helping you to use their products. Coconut oil can help you lose weight. I put it in my smoothies in the morning. And it is a healthy fat.

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    Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system. Lauric acid is also found in human mother’s milk. Dr. Mary Enig suggests the average adult include about 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil per day in their diet to take in an equivalent amount of lauric acid that a nursing infant would receive from breast milk.
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    I learned I would love to try it and that Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, that's good for the immune system.
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    I learned that it makes a good substitute for butter in baking.

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    findingtrueserenity says:

    I loved hearing about how the "older generation" extracted the oil! Very interesting! Call me oldfashioned, but sometimes the old way is the better way! ;)
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    I think it is great that the Coconut oil is made by artisans who have done this the same way for generations.

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    I like the fact that TT is able to employ so many natives in selling the oil!

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    Tropical Traditions uses the "old fashioned" method of extracting coconut oil, which helps keep the nutrients and flavor.

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    i like the fact that tropical traditions had such a variety of really neat products that i never knew existed

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    NATURALLY PROCESSED COCONUT OIL

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    I like all the recipes.

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    The oil is handmade.

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    Now a follower! LOOOOOOOVE Tropical Traditions and The Weston Price Foundation. I am nursing my baby and found out Coconut Oil is high in lauric acid which is soooooo healthy for him! Would love to win a jar and keep him healthy. TT is the best because its hand made, high in antioxidents, and supports the local growers!
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    Coconut oil is a food, not a medication, and therefore it does not have “side effects.”

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    courtneystoffel says:

    I learned that Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid, a nutrient that supports the body’s immune system.

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    I learned they were the first ones to export Virgin Coconut Oil from the Philippines to the US market.

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    I like that the coconut oil is not mass produced, but made by the coconut farmers.

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    They use a more natural way to extract the oil from the coconut by grating the fresh coconut, extracting the coconut milk, and then letting the coconut milk stand in a covered container for about 24 hours.

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    I learned that to equal the amount of MCFAs a nursing infant would receive in one day, an adult would need to consume about 3.5 tablespoons of coconut oil a day according to researchers.

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    I learned that Tropical Traditions has Pastured Organic Raw Chicken Steaks for pets.

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    I learned that virgin coconut oil is rich in lauric acid!

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    Bcteagirl says:

    I like that the coconut oil is produced by the farmers themselves :)

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    I learned you should consume about 3.5 tablespoons a day to receive all the benefits of coconut oil.

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    I learned that Tropical Traditions was founded by Brian & Marianita Shilhavy

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    I like the fact that Tropical Traditions Shredded Coconut is organic. No pesticides in my diet!
    I'd experiment with adding the shredded coconut to Polynesian themed cocktails. Bottoms up!

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    I learned they carry other food products besides coconut ones. I especially am interested in the raw honey and the organic fruit spreads. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)netscape(DOT)net

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    I learned that the founders began making their coconut oil at home while in the Philippines.
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    kathy pease says:

    The meat of the coconut is usually referred to as fruit, and the coconut itself is the nut, or seed, that will reproduce into a coconut palm tree if allowed to sprout and grow, and the oil made from coconuts is classified as a “vegetable oil” in terms of commodity trading

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    The company is owned by a husband and wife who believe in healthy organic food products!
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    I learned that Virgin Coconut oil is rich in lauric acid.

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    I learned that it is great for super dry skin, exema and psoriasis! Thanks

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    I learned that you can substitute coconut oil for butter in your baking.
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    Their coconut oil is made using a traditonal technique.
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    We ONLY use Tropical Traditions organic virgin coconut oil! This stuff is great – and is fantastic on popcorn. There are a lot of reasons to love this stuff – immune system benefits, digestive benefits, skin care. Not to mention, it tastes great!

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    brownhairgirl7 says:

    I learned that their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil, made on Mt. Banahaw and surrounding areas from organic coconuts.

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    brownhairgirl7 says:

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    I learned that the benefits of coconut oil are mainly from the nutrient value of medium chain fatty acids (MCFAs).

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    I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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    What I learned: Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Mt. Banahaw Health Products Corp. in the Philippines, made the traditional way, is made exclusively for Tropical Traditions and only sold under their brand name.

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