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Tropical Traditions Review

When my young daughter was diagnosed with asthma and severe eczema her pediatrician recommended we use coconut oil not just for her skin but also as a dietary supplement. Hannah would literally beg me to rub coconut oil into her skin and said it made her “ouchy spots (eczema) feel much better.” I was amazed at the difference in the appearance of her skin and thus began my love affair with coconut oil.

Tropical Traditions has the finest selection of virgin coconut oil available in my opinion as it is extracted by hand instead of produced by mass market machines. It is an unrefined coconut oil that is wet milled and cold pressed (you can learn more about how it is produced which I highly recommend because it is a very interesting read).

We have used numerous brands of coconut oils in the past but the quality, taste and freshness of Tropical Traditions is extraordinary. Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is the highest grade coconut oil and is really delicious as it retains all of the fantastic fresh, coconut taste and aroma. I have especially enjoyed the extensive recipe ideas using Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil and my favorite is the Banana Coconut Cream Bread that had my husband and children declaring me the “best baker in the whole wide world.” (I am actually a terrible baker and give all of the credit to the delicious coconut). You can view the entire recipe collection to pick out your favorite recipes to try.

I can also remember when coconut oil was given a bad rap because it has saturated fat. Thankfully, research has proven that coconut oil has medium chain fatty acids that can boost metabolism, help weight loss and is rich in lauric acid (also found in mother’s milk). In fact I have recently read several fitness and nutrition books that have supported the research that coconut oil is actually beneficial to the human body.

If you have considered using coconut oil or use coconut oil and have questions then I highly recommend reading the Frequently Asked Questions section on the Tropical Traditionswebsite because it is a wealth of information and is sure to give the information you are seeking.

You can purchase Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil on sale now for only $19.95 for a 16 ounce glass jar or $27.50 for a 32 ounce glass jar. This is a tremendous savings opportunity for a limited time and I am ready to stock up! To purchase you can visit the Tropical Traditions website.

Special Note: I recently won a fantastic Tropical Traditions Household Cleaning Set that I wanted to share with you because it worked really well. My kit contained an All Purpose Non-toxic Household Cleaner, Dish Liquid, Glass and Surface Cleaner and Powdered Dishwasher Detergent with Enzymes. While I am really enjoying each and every one of the Tropical Traditions Household products, I want to draw attention to two that were just excellent. The Powdered Dishwasher Detergent with Enzymes does not contain chlorine, phosphates, fillers or fragrances. We use only natural cleaning products and finding the right dishwashing detergent has been very difficult until now. Our dishes and glasses are clean the first time and the ultra concentrated formula really works. I would normally have to wrong a load of pots and pans twice with other products because it simply didn’t clean well and I would get frustrated that I was wasting so much water and energy.

The other product that is exceptional is the Glass and Surface Cleaner. I love that it does not contain ammonia or alcohol and it works just as well. My husband drives me crazy because he has been “less than impressed” with other natural cleaning products and was insisting we use glass cleaners that have ammonia even though I had banished it from our home once we had a child who has breathing difficulties. This is the first product that he concedes works just as good if not better on glass than those containing harsh chemicals.

I am passionate about natural products that limit my family’s exposure to chemicals, pesticides and other immune compromising products which is why I say with confidence that through my own experience Tropical Traditions (House Hold Traditions) is consistently one of my best and favorite spots to shop for natural products for the entire house and our pantry.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are completely my own based on my experience.*


Maureen is a SAHM who left the Corporate healthcare field to home educate her 6, 7 and 8 year old children. She is a voracious reader for both herself & her kids and also enjoys a natural and organic lifestyle. She lives in Orlando, Fl with her husband Mark, three children and 5 year old boxer, Jack.

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