It Smells A Little Tropical Around Here..
I had recently been researching how to make homemade deodorants and lotion bars. I really, really wanted to make my own lotion bars since they run $5-$7 at a local Farmer’s Market. I cannot afford that to experience lotion on the go that works in any kind of weather! I’ve been searching online and pinterest looking for the easiest and cheapest versions on lotion bars. I already had beeswax, olive oil, vitamin e oil, and some essential oils, but NO Coconut Oil. I had no idea even where to buy it locally besides a pricey health food store 45 minutes away.
I was lucky enough to come across a blogger review opportunity from Tropical Traditions. I was super excited to learn I qualified to receive a free sample to review and a chance to offer a giveaway to my reader’s of some virgin coconut oil from Tropical Traditions.
My personal experience with Tropical Traditions:
Today I made deodorant with just 4 ingredients thanks to Sara at My Merry Messy Life’s Deodorant Recipe. I was super stoked since my husband had just ran out of his pricey store bought variety. Only problem, it was a liquid and not a screw-up solid. My sister had even saved her last empty deodorant for me to use, but I searched high and low for over a day to no avail. I was switching laundry into the dryer when I saw one of my old solid deodorant tubes lying there collecting dust-JACKPOT! I hurriedly rushed over to the kitchen sink and began running hot water to clean it out.
I had to wait overnight to make sure it was dry before I attempted to make an deodorant. I gathered my ingredients, measuring cups, spoon, and bowl and set to work. I opened the jar of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil from Tropical Traditions. Boy, did it smell a little tropical and coco-nutty, but it wasn’t overpowering. I like coconut, but hubby hates the texture. He said he didn’t mind the smell at all.
Here’s a picture of my deodorant supplies:
I was still so proud of myself that I hit the internet again to find a lotion bar recipe. I found one and substituted Safflower Oil for Shea Butter still using the beeswax and coconut oil! I am now the proud owner of scented lotion bars in hearts and princess shapes!
Here’s my wonderful heart-shaped lotion bars:
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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Sara - My Merry Messy Life says
Very cool, Thaleia! Glad you got hooked up with Tropical Traditions. They are great! And thank you for linking to me! 🙂
Amanda @Natural Living Mamma says
I love tropical Traditions! Their coconut oil is definitely one of my favorites.
Sarah @ Nature's Nurture says
Sweet! Those lotions look so cute! I just looove lotion bars. 🙂 And great job on the deodorant; I use a recipe similar to Sara’s but I also put it into old deodorant containers and just keep it in the fridge during the summers when it gets hot, since the coconut oil melts easily.
We just started using coconut oil this month. It makes awesome popcorn and I’m wanting to try it for making a lip scrub for my dry winter lips.