20 Uses for Coconut Oil {Tropical Traditions Review}

20 uses for coconut oil #health #clothdiapers #coconutoil 

Coconut Oil is a very versatile product with many uses. In our house, we use it mostly as a cloth diaper safe rash cream. At the first sign of redness I apply a small amount on my fingers and apply it to the red area. It helps clear it up within a few applications. Note: when it is cool it has a more solid texture but will begin to melt on contact with the skin so it rubs in very nicely. In the summer months it may turn to a liquid in the container. If this happens you can put it in the refrigerator for a few minutes to firm it up if you don’t have a cool place to store it.

Of course, if you are going to use it as a diaper cream I would suggest putting some on a smaller container for ease of use and because coconut oil has so many other uses that you don’t want to contaminate it!

What else can you use coconut oil for? Let me count the ways…

  • Sunburn relief
  • Hair conditioner
  • Skin moisturizer
  • Nipple cream
  • Cradle Cap moisturizer
  • Itch relief from bug bites
  • Mix with other ingredients and use as a toothpaste
  • Make up remover
  • Burn relief
  • Conditions wooden cutting boards
  • Deodorant
  • Lip balm
  • Removes gum from hair
  • Season cast iron pans
  • Leather moisturizer
  • Use in place of WD-40
  • Massage oil
  • Aids in healing tattoos
  • Denture and mouth guard cleanser
  • Some people have noted many various health and healing properties in coconut oil

*These are uses that have worked for some people. Your results may vary

These are just a few ways to use coconut oil, but there are many more! I haven’t even mentioned using it for cooking! We melted some in a pan and cooked shrimp and I have also used it as the fat in brownies. Coconut oil is excellent for cooking as it has a low smoke point and may even boost the metabolism! If you are interested in cooking with coconut oil, Tropical Traditions’ website offers a lot of recipes.

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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Regan is a New England native now living in Colorado with her husband and two sons. She is committed to living greener and is an advocate of cloth diapers, babywearing, breastfeeding, and intuitive parenting. She loves to read, cook, bake, write, and explore her new mountain home.

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  1. meegan whitford says

    I have been wanting to try coconut oil. Thanks for the review and the good ideas for other uses there are so many!

  2. Michelle Proper says

    I use coconut oil for so many things. Just recently I made a chest rub for the hubby for his cold & congestion. Worked great!

  3. Rhea Stogsdill Chladek says

    I can hardly wait to try coconut oil! My friend’s daughter has super-tangled hair. She put coconut oil in her daughter’s hair, let it sit about an hour, then her daughter showered, washed her hair, but didn’t condition, because she was out of conditioner.
    Her hair was more manageable than it had been in years!

  4. Marla says

    I love TROPICAL TRADITIONS! I have tried their coconut oil for baking but have not yet tried it on my baby! I would love the chance to try it as a skin moisturizer since my little guy has excema and severe dry skin. Right now I am using Aquaphor (which is petroleum based) :( and I would love to try something more natural. Thanks for the chance to win this amazing stuff!

    heaventaste @ hotmail dot com

  5. Gail says

    I have never tried coconut oil, but have read a lot about it and would love to win the quart jar of coconut oil, as I have several medical conditions that I have read that coconut oil will help. I am not at this time financially able to purchase a large amount of coconut oil, so winning this contest would be wonderful. Thank you for the opportunity to win.

  6. Debby says

    I love coconut oil and my family goes thru a ton of it! We use it everyday for cooking, baking, a zillion delicious recipes, as a moisturizer, etc!

    thank you and TT for a delicious healthy giveaway!

    Happy New Year!

  7. Kathy Fields says

    Tropical Traditions is one of the best companies to deal with. I love their products and the service is superior too.

  8. Candice says

    We use coconut oil for burns, cuts, lotion and for cooking. The Tropical Traditions Gold label virgin coconut oil has helped us heal completely for 2nd degree burns without scars.

  9. Sarah Hayes says

    Ive heard so many great things about this product. Ive been wanting to try it out for several months. I like how it can be used for so many things

  10. Wild Orchid says

    Entered the Rafflecopter form as “Wild Orchid”

    I love using coconut oil to cook popcorn.

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  11. Gail says

    I can’t find where “Who Won the giveaway” on the coconut oil. I have checked the blog, the home page, but cannot seem to find out who won. Please let me know where to find that out. thanks.


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