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{Giveaway} Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review

TropTradCoconutOil copyI use coconut oil daily for almost every aspect of life.  I use it for cooking  – both as a butter/vegetable oil substitute and to fry up pretty much anything in the skillet – from eggs and pancakes to sweet potato fries.  I use it for beautiful skin – as a moisturizer, as the primary component of lotions and salves, as a make-up remover and “personal” moisturizer.  (Remember the post I did on how it is a lifesaver for  sore nursing mommies with teething babies?)

Going Paleo this month I am sure to use a ton of coconut oil for cooking and fat/oil supplementation.  It seems like nearly 90% of the Paleo recipes I’ve found call for either coconut oil or coconut cream concentrate.  And the only place I’ve been able to find coconut cream concentrate is through this great company called Tropical Traditions.  Come to find out they also carry great deals on bulk coconut oil and coconut flour, too!

After writing them to find out if they have an affiliate program, which they totally do, I received a free sample of their Gold Label Virgin coconut oil to review and found out that they are willing to offer you readers some, too! Continue reading

{Giveaway} MadeOn Hard Lotion

Image by Renee MadeOn Hard Lotion

I love making my own salves and lotions.  And, thanks to Renee at Madeon Hard Lotion, I finally figured out how to do it right!

If you are not familiar with the concept of Hard Lotion, let me give you a little bit of background first.  Hard lotion is solid at room temperature.  It kind of looks like a bar of soap, except it’s lotion!  It is designed for sensitive and extremely dry skin.  The beeswax leaves a gentle, protective coating on the skin that won’t wash off if you are a chronic handwasher like me. Continue reading