this giveaway is now closed, the winner was chosen by random.org and has been contacted, will post once he/she gets back to me. thank you so much for entering.
Co founder of Tropical Traditions Marianita Shilhavy grew up in the Philippines on a coconut plantation, In 1998 she and her husband Brain Shilhavy (Co founder) moved back with their three kids and renovated her old family farmhouse. Brain became interested in coconut oil after reading about all the wonderful benefits of it, he was more interested in natural ways of extracting the oil from the coconut so he wouldn’t have to buy the refined oil found in stores. His wife told him about a method used by older generation which was to grate the fresh coconut, extract the milk and letting it stand in a covered container for 24hrs, the oil would separate naturally, producing clear oil that retained the scent and taste of the coconut. So the Shilhavys started making it and cooking with it, in the year 2000 they received telephone service and decided to put up a website mainly about Philippine herbs but also decided to put up their virgin coconut oil, they were surprised when people started ordering it and reordering it, raving about how great they felt after using it. Today more than 9 years later they remain committed to producing healthy coconut oil the natural and traditional way, in addition to coconut oil you can also find great lines of organic food, skin care products, supplements, books and much more on their website.
The list of benefits that come from using coconut oil is quite long, filled with antioxidants and minerals it can be benefited in cooking, but can also be used in you hair and on your skin. I was impressed by the taste of Tropical Traditions virgin coconut oil, not overpowering and not at all oily. I decided to try the fruit-coconut smoothie found here along with tons of other great coconut oil recipes, the coconut oil gave it a great flavor without feeling heavy, next was the banana coconut cake which was extremely good and very easy to make. I feel good when I cook with coconut oil and I feel good feeding it to my family. Tropical Traditions makes you feel safe shopping in their website because they are a company that cares, and proud to say that they would never sell to us what they won’t use themselves.
Where to buy: visit tropical traditions to find gold label virgin coconut oil in sizes from 1 pint to 5 gallon, starting at $19.95
Tropical Traditions also has a great referral program that allows first time customers to receive a free copy of the book (Virgin coconut oil: How it has changed people’s lives and how it can change yours by founders Brian and Marianita Shilhavy) with you first order, Simply select “referred by a friend” and in the box that says “how did you here of us?” enter this number: 5664565.
Win a Quart of Tropical Tradition’s virgin coconut oil!!!
The great folks over at Tropical Traditions are offering one of my readers a chance to win a quart of this healthy coconut oil, giveaway is open to U.S residents 18+ and will end 1/5/10, winner will be chosen by random.org. Good luck
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