Posted on August 8, 2012

Homemade Beauty Products with Tropical Traditions

Coconut Oil/ Giveaways/ Product Reviews/ Skin Care/ Tropical Traditions

Over the past two or so years I started to become more conscious of chemicals. Chemicals in the food I eat but also chemicals in the products I use on my skin and hair. So about six months ago I started experimenting in my kitchen making some homemade beauty products and testing them on friends and family. I made a batch of body lotion and to my surprise it got rave reviews. People even started requesting me to make them a batch. Coconut oil is a staple in my lotion recipe, it helps keep my skin from getting dry and gives it a nice glow.

For my hand and body lotion I used the coconut oil from Tropical Traditions There are a few reasons I am in love with their coconut oil;

  •  Certified organic (with my shift to a more natural less chemical lifestyle this is VERY important to me) 
  • Light scent not overpowering 
  • Unrefined and made from fresh coconuts
  • High in antioxidants
  • Focus on customer service and quality ingredients

One of my biggest issues with store bought lotions was that they did not last on my skin all day. After a few hours my skin was dry again. The Tropical Traditions Coconut oil is the best natural moisturizer, unlike petroleum based products, the coconut oil absorbs into the skin making it long lasting.  Check out some of the pictures of the lotion I made.


This is truly the best coconut oil I have used,  far superior in quality to what I have purchased before at the supermarket. Check out Tropical Traditions for more on this great company and the other products they carry, they also have a recipe section on the site so you can look at some other ways to use your coconut oil. There is a coconut brownie bite one I want to try this weekend, yum πŸ™‚

Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil - 32 oz. 
Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!
Tropical Traditions is America’s source for coconut oil. Their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is hand crafted in small batches by family producers, and it is the highest quality coconut oil they offer. You can read more about how virgin coconut oil is different from other coconut oils on their website: What is Virgin Coconut Oil?
You can also watch the video they produced about Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil:

Tropical Traditions also carries other varieties of affordable high quality coconut oil. Visit their website to check on current sales, to learn about the many uses of coconut oil, and to read about all the advantages of buying coconut oil online. Since the FDA does not want us to discuss the health benefits of coconut oil on a page where it is being sold or given away, here is the best website to read about the health benefits of coconut oil.

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

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  • I’d use it for both cooking and beauty, of course πŸ™‚

  • For beauty, for lip scrubs, cuticle oil and for super duper lotion for hubby’s feet. Thanks for the chance:)

  • I would use it foe EVERTHING!!! I would LOVE some of that lotion!!

  • I’m not going to enter because I recently won some Tropical Traditions myself, but I wanted to say how cool it is you made your own lotion from the oil. My mom, amongst others, also use coconut oil in place of lotion πŸ™‚

  • LaNeisha

    I’d use it for pedicures!

  • Anonymous

    I woould say for beauty, not for cooking!

  • Both! I love to cook, but I’ve been wanting to make my own lotions and stuff for a while now πŸ™‚

  • I would use it for Both πŸ˜€

  • So far I have only used coconut oil to make my whipped shea butter never tried it in the kitchen and i would like to.

  • Yes totally!

  • I would use it for beauty! I love the way it make my family’s skin feel!!!

  • I would use it to make beauty items =)

  • Now that I know you can use it for both, some would end up in the bathroom and the rest would stay in the kitchen

  • Beauty! Also my son has severe excema. I thought I read is could help so I would definitely give it a try.

  • I would use the oil for both but making cooking. I love to stir fry Thanks

  • I use it for cooking.

  • purplelarkspur

    Cooking! I would love to bake with it.

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  • Both! We’d use it for stir-frying and for making our homemade deodorant.

  • I would use it for beauty

  • I would use it for cooking! I can’t live without coconut oil. πŸ™‚

  • Why not both?

  • Probably both! I love it for cooking, but am interested in making deoderant, toothepaste, and lip balms!

  • I’d use it for cooking.

  • I don’t think this posted… I’d use it for cooking.

  • I’d use it for both! I love the taste and the soft feel of it πŸ™‚

  • I’d use it for both! Love it as a moisturizer, love it for cooking too!

  • Suzette

    I would use my jar of coconut oil for beauty AND cooking. I can’t wait to try it for all the amazing things I’ve read you can use it for!

  • i would use it for both – so versatile!

  • Renaeen

    I’d (so far) just use it for cooking. But I’m willing to be convinced to use it for beauty!!

  • LaurieJ

    I use it to cook with, bake with and on my hair for conditioner. LOVE TT!!

  • I was looking to use it for beauty but am now interested in cooking too!

  • we mostly use CO for cooking

  • i’d use it for cooking

  • I would use it for both!

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