Wednesday, February 17, 2010

tropical traditions

Just the name makes me happy! Tropical Traditions recently sent me their coconut oil. I love using coconut oil in many different ways, so I was so glad to get to try this brand!

I use coconut oil in many different recipes as well as cook with it. Brian likes his eggs cooked in coconut oil and I love it in my smoothies.

Tropical Traditions Gold Label Standard Virgin Coconut Oil is so tasty! It actually smells and tastes like coconut. It is organic, hand-made, no refining and is made from fresh coconuts. The ingredients are 100% Organic Virgin Coconut oil. That is it! It is from the Philippines.

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil is solid at room temperature, you don't need to refrigerate it. When you cook with it, it will liquify. Not only can you use it in cooking, you can also use it on your body, it is great as a moisturizer. One of my friends has been using it this way and he told me his age spots are disappearing. How is that for a testimony!

Tropical Traditions says on the website that if you refrigerate or freeze the coconut oil, the taste will change and some people call it candy or white chocolate. I'm definitely going to have to try that one! I'll let you know how it comes out.

Since it has been so cold outside for most of us, I am including the recipe from Tropical Traditions for Hot Cocoa!

Hot Cocoa

1 tablespoon Virgin Coconut Oil
1 tablespoon Cocoa Powder
pinch Himalayan salt
1/4 teaspoon organic whole sugar (minimum)

Pour boiling water into a mug and let sit for about 20 seconds. Empty the water and put one tablespoon full of the virgin coconut oil in it. It melts quickly as you stir in one tablespoonful of cocoa powder and a pinch of Himalayan salt. Use a minimum of 1/4 tsp. of whole organic sugar to cut the bitterness of the cocoa and then add stevia drops to taste. Usually about 12 drops. Pour boiling water in the cup, stir, and add cream or milk to taste. This makes a great treat very quickly. Other sweeteners can be used.

Tropical Traditions carries a wide variety of other products. Be sure to stop by and check out all the great products!

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I wanted to include this video for you all to see the great benefits of coconut oil!


  1. Put the lime in the coconut...oh! sorry, wrong type of coconut. I love coconut! oil, pie, ice cream, macaroons. Mmmmm!

  2. Tai food anyone? I love cooking with coconut oil. I even use it when I pop pop corn.

  3. Tropical Traditions is one of my favorite coconut oils. I use it in many recipes and also use it for my hair and skin.

    Coconut oil makes a great hair conditioner. After shampooing and rinsing your hair place a small amount of coconut oil between your palms, rub together, then run your palms through your hair to coat the hair with coconut oil. Leave the oil in your hair for about an hour and then rinse out. I find coconut oil leaves my hair softer, smoother and healthier-looking.

    Studies showed coconut oil actually penetrates the hair shaft and increases protein levels in the hair. The oil also helps reduce hair breakage.

    Here's my step-by-step instructions to using coconut oil for hair conditioning.

    Good luck and I hope this works for you!

  4. I've never tried using coconut oil. I'm intrigued.


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