If you have been reading our blog long you are aware the I, Big Sis, have really been digging deep into using Coconut Oil. I will admit that at first it can be quite overwhelming when you read all about how awesome coconut oil is and everything it can be used for. When I first purchased coconut oil it was to use with cooking... but now I have used it for so many different things.
When we were given the chance to do a product review for Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil, I hopped right on it. I could not wait to get this product in the mail! It came so fast too. I was shocked when I received it because it look so much different then what I had been using from a local store. It was immediately obvious to me why this product has the word "Gold" in its name as it is definitely the best coconut oil that I have seen around.
From the moment I opened the jar I was amazed. This oil looked amazing. The previous oils I had used honestly made me nervous to use anywhere but in my kitchen because it looked a lot like lard. This oil has such amazing texture and consistency. The other thing that struck me about this coconut oil was the distinct smell of coconut. It smelled so yummy. The other products I had used did not have this kind of smell with it....
I have used this oil now for about a month. I did not want to give this product review to you until I was completely sold on it. I was sold from the moment I first used it-- but I wanted to be able to share with you different ways I used it. So, just for you I am going to share a few of my favorite ways that I put this product to use in the past month and tell you how much I loved it! :)
1. In place of olive oil
I had started to use coconut oil in place of olive oil when sautéing my vegetables a few months back. It seemed though that after using a large amount of coconut oil I still had to use olive oil. I decided to give it another go around when I received the Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil. WOW! I only had to use 1-2tbsp. of the oil and it worked like a charm. I used it when sautéing my zucchini and it gave it such an awesome taste. I was instantly struck by the coconut smell as it cooked. It smelled so yummy. The vegetables had such a smooth and strong flavor to them as well. I will for sure continue to use this oil when sautéing in place of my olive oil.
2. In place of sunscreen
I had read that using coconut oil instead of sunscreen would work just as good, if not better. I had been a bit nervous to try this out, but decided that this was a perfect time. So, first I used it on myself... it worked wonders. We spent most of the day outside and because the natural SPF of 4 that coconut oil has I did not get burned at all. I have now began to use it on my family vs. using the sunscreen that you can purchase at a store. It also just so happened that after one fun day in the sun my little boy had gotten a little too much, so I used this to help soothe his skin so he would not be itchy all night... it worked!
3. Moisturizer on my body
THIS IS MY FAVORITE! I have to be honest and tell you that this is one that I have been holding off on trying... but I knew I wanted to try it before I posted this blog. I am so glad I did. I will probably always use this as moisturizer on my body from now on. I mix coconut oil, essential oil, and my lotion and lather it on my body! At first it honestly grossed me out to think of doing it... but it felt awesome! I have never had such soft skin. I highly recommend anyone trying this. The thing is, I would not have done it with the previous coconut oil that I had purchased from a local store. But using Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil seems so clean to me. What I mean by this ... is the consistency of this oil goes on my body so smooth that I do not even second guess it. The awesome part is.... the next morning when I woke up my legs and body still felt so smooth! I have never felt that. So if you try anything, anything AT ALL with this coconut oil-- mix a little into your lotion and lather it on your body and tell me what you think about that.
There are still so many ways I want to use this oil... and I will keep you updated on the outcome as I use it.. Tropical Traditions gives us some great ways to use the oil as well, you can find that HERE. But I have been so excited about this awesome GIVEAWAY that Tropical Traditions is allowing us to do that I did not want to wait any longer. I am going to leave you with a list of ways I plan to use it in the upcoming future .. that way if you decide you want to purchase some and try it out with me, that would be great!
Ways I plan to use it in the upcoming month:
-in place of shaving cream
-adding 1tbsp. of it to my daily smoothies
-in my pie crusts
-for stretch marks during next pregnancy
-on my feet (they are so bad)
There are SO many things you can do this with product... What ways have you used it?
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