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Coconut Oil Fun!!! (+ Tropical Traditions Review)

I first discovered coconut oil and all it’s fun properties back in 2007 during my pregnancy. The first stuff I bought was a non-label brand from a local herb shop. It felt grainy sometimes, and the solid to liquid thing happened almost instantly with temperature change. Then I bought some stuff from greenwise Publix a year ago. It was okay. It was expensive and it fell out of my pantry and all over the floor. I cried.

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is really amazing! At first I found it to be rather greasy on my skin, but I ignored it and my skin soaked it up in a few minutes. My main use for coconut oil in the past is as a moisturizer on my skin. My skin is soft right now. You are all so jealous.

I use coconut oil for sugar scrubs, too. Once I didn’t have any and I used olive oil and it worked fine, but it smelled gross. Coconut oil for sugar scrubs, all the way. Also, it is a necessary ingredient for my home made deodorant.

I decided I wanted to branch out and try other things, so I did a search and fell in love with this list by Crunchy Betty. She has a recipe for deodorant at the top (’cause it’s really cool to make your own, guys) and then it discusses other cool uses for coconut oil. I made some toothpaste using her recipe. I didn’t like it too much, but when we’re all done with our 4 half-used tubes of Crest I’ll be secretly switching everyone to home made toothpaste because it’s convenient and we’ll live.

Here are our recent coconut oil adventures!

We made the most delicious brownies ever. We made lotion soap. We made sugar scrubs. We also used it to brown our roast, cook rice (coconut rice is amazing by the way), as a moisturizer, as sunscreen, on cuts, and as a massage oil. We used so much of this coconut oil I’m nearly ready to buy another big ol’ jar!

Thanks Tropical Traditions! I’ll be hosting a giveaway on June 10th for one free quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. Stay tuned!!!

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. Β Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.



  1. Hey Shary,

    Thanks for a great post!

    I’ve been using more natural home-made products for cleaning and personal hygiene etc. for a couple of years now and have been doing some weekly experiments with alternative hair-care regimes recently.

    I’ve been using coconut oil for cooking for a year or so. Never thought of using it for toothpaste though so I’ll be giving that a go soon!

    Cheers again,


    Natural Shampoo Kits

  2. Wow, great post! I love it in cooking, never thought to use it in sugar scrubs or for rice..and we eat a lot of rice, Im totally going to try that!

  3. I love coconut oil in cooking but never tried it in rice, and we eat a lot of rice! I love that idea will be trying that soon, thanks!

  4. Wow, you can do lots with coconut oil. We have the large jar from Tropical Traditions too and now I want to look more into the different things we can make.

  5. yummy, I didn’t realize all the things you can do with this product, thank you for sharing.

  6. I am a big fan of coconut oil!! I love all the ideas you had for using it though! I’m going to have to try some πŸ™‚

  7. This sounds great! I’ve never used it before. I want to try it on my skin. And bake with it!

  8. I absolutely love how versatile coconut oil is.

  9. I am hearing so much about coconut oil. I need to experiment with it!

  10. Coconut oil is so versatile. We can cook anything with it!

  11. I’ve used it for cooking & baking but hadn’t thought of using it for lotion soap. Great idea!

  12. We love it here too! We’ve been using it mostly for cooking (no more vegetable or canola oil in the house) but also make deodorant with it. Thank you for the great link, so many things to try and make.

  13. Wow, it has so many uses! Would love to try it πŸ™‚

  14. I love coconut oil and TT’s is the best. Thanks for the link to Crunchy Betty’s list!

  15. I love coconut oil, esp in baking. And TT’s is the best! Thanks for the link to Crunchy Betty’s list!

  16. I love coconut oil. It is amazing on the skin and hair! Thanks for the giveaway.

  17. I LOVE coconut in all forms and can’t wait to try this oil!!

  18. Those look so so good.

  19. those brownies look amazing! i can’t wait to start cooking with it!

  20. I’ve never thought of using it when I’m cooking rice. Great idea.

  21. Those brownies looks so good and I look coconut oil in everything!

  22. Those brownies looks so good!

  23. Can’t wait to try it, but need some coconut oil first!! πŸ™‚

  24. Sound yummy and can’t wait to try them- I just need coconut oil!! πŸ™‚

  25. I have heard so much about coconut oil lately. Can’t wait to try it for so many things!!

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