Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Giveaway!

{For all other freebies up for grabs during TNO's Week of Giveaways - check out my post here!}

* Disclosure: Tropical Traditions provided me with product to review, and I was under no obligation to share it with you all, write a positive review, or host a giveaway in return for the free product.  All opinions are 100% honest and my own!

It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of coconut oil.

I've chatted about it quite a bit in the past on the blog, like my Tips & Tricks post here.  As I've mentioned though, some of the most common ways I use coconut oil have to do with my babies and my postpartum body.  Today, I'm teaming up with Tropical Traditions Coconut Oils for a review and giveaway of their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil.

tropical traditions coconut oil postpartum mama and baby uses for

{For more general information about Virgin Coconut Oil or how to use it, check out those links!}

For the new mamas - here is how I use coconut oil:

- For cradle cap:  When your new baby has developed some cradle cap, most likely you won't want to use lotions or creams with chemicals to soften and remove it.  For both Little Lady and Little Man, I lightly moisturized their teeny heads with some coconut oil, left it on for the rest of the day, and then very gently rubbed them down with a soft brush to remove the flakes.  Works like a charm!

- For sore nipples:  As a new breastfeeding mom, most likely you'll have some irritation to your nipples initially.  Instead of spending a bunch of cash on lanolin {that I never used again, other than to lanolize my wool diaper covers!} or expensive nipple creams, a little bit of coconut oil to the nipple will work just fine to soothe your irritated ladies.  It makes me feel better that anything your baby may ingest is natural and doesn't have a ton of chemicals added.

- A moisturizer for mom or baby:  I personally use coconut oil during my pregnancies to decrease the itchy, dry pregnancy skin.  You can just apply the coconut oil directly to your skin as a lotion, or you can put a little bit into a warm bathtub and have a soak.  Either way, after using it your skin will feel soft and smell like a beachy vacation.  I don't typically use a lot of lotions on my babies, but I have in the past during some very dry winters with our very new babies.  If their skin looks cracked or painful due to our dry weather, I'll use a bit of coconut oil.  Again, because it's not a lotion filled with chemicals, I'm not concerned if those little hands reach their mouth and some is accidentally ingested.

- Applied during perineal massage:  Prior to birthing, if you perform perineal massage to decrease the risk of tearing, coconut oil is an excellent natural product to use to do so!

- Natural diaper rash cream:  Coconut oil, in my experience, works as a mild to moderate diaper rash cream alternative.  When I notice the start of a rash, I often will slather that child up with some coconut oil and give them air time to the bum for a little while.

- Taming those postpartum hair flyaways:  I used about a million products to try to tame my postpartum flyaway hair that mainly just stuck out from my head and looked awkward for a number of months, but finally just ended up slicking it down with some coconut oil and calling it a day as nothing else worked.

In addition to these new mama and baby uses, there are plenty of health benefits from coconut oil and ways to use it while cooking as well!  Tropical Traditions and I are teaming up as part of my week of giveaways to give you all a massively large 32 ounce jar of Organic Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

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30 comments:

  1. I use coconut oil on my baby's butt!

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  2. I use it many ways...I actually buy it by the gallon :) We use it for bum cream, lip balm, cook with it, make all kinds of other good stuff with it too. Sometimes just rubbing coconut oil on our dry skin does the trick. Seriously...EVERYTHING. lol

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  3. I use it for me. I have bad eczema, so I use it daily!

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  4. I love coconut oil! We use it for everything!

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  5. Use coconut oil for so many purposes! Cook with it, use it with essential oils, use it on myself, my face, body hair, eat it, use it on my baby as diaper rash cream, lotion, hair, etc... can go on and on. LOVE coconut oil!!

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  6. We use coconut oil in cooking! I would love to try it for other things.

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  7. So far I've just used coconut oil as a moisturizer, which works great. I'd love to try using it in cooking and baking.

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  8. We use coconut oil in my house for many of these reasons, as well as for treating psoriasis symptoms! We LOVE LOVE LOVE coconut oil!

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  9. I use coconut oil primarily in cooking.

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  10. I have never used it but look forward to trying it!

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  11. I've never used it - but I am so intrigued!!

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  12. I have coconut oil on my cabinet, but all I have used it for so far is a moisterizer, now, thanks to you, Jayne, I am going to try many other things! :)

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    1. Oh dear, *moisturizer*.

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    2. So glad to hear!!! We use it for a TON of things at our house too! I have a jar in the kitchen and a jar in the bathroom, just so we have separate containers for body versus consumption uses. :)

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    3. Just got my first coconut oil today! I think a favorite use for us will be to apply as a skin moisturizer as we go through a ton of lotion, but I worry about all of the additives. This is natural and probably more effective!

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  13. We use coconut oil for cooking, baking, skin care, hair care, and oral care.

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  14. I use coconut oil in baking and frying, also for skin care.

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  15. We bake with it, fry with it, use it in our hair, on our scalp and as a quick lipgloss!

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  16. I use it mostly in the kitchen, but have used it for diaper rash, dry patches on my skin, and we um...ahem...have a seperate jar in the bedroom... ;)

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  17. I use coconut oil in all of my cooking and baking!

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  18. I use coconut oil in all my baking, as a facial lotion, and in my homemade toothpaste and deodorant.

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  19. i would use it for my hair as a treatment its really good for hair

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  20. I use coconut oil as a hair treatment

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  21. I have mostly used Coconut Oil for cooking purposes but the hair thing sounds great to me.

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  22. I can say I honestly had no idea there were so many forms of Coconut Oil.

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  23. I'm obsessed with using coconut oil in baked goods! Black bean brownies, anyone? I agree that it is also great for all the postpartum uses. It is literally the ONLY thing that works for getting rid of that nasty cradle cap!

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  24. we primarily use it for cooking, as we have a dairy allergy that prevents us from using butter. i also use it as a moisturizer and antibacterial agent for booboos on occasion.

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  25. I use coconut oil for many things: in cooking, in making raw chocolate, in smoothies, in oil-pulling, in making deodorant, and other topical uses! Thanks for the giveaway!!

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