This is not your typical Taste Test Tuesday. Today I’m going to talk about the benefits and uses of Coconut Oil and give you a recipe to make at home deodorant!
I was given a quart size jar of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil to review. I have to tell you I have made 3 batches of brownies with the coconut oil instead of vegetable oil and they were the best, most moist brownies I’ve ever had! All I did was substitute the same amount of coconut oil for the vegetable oil that the box called for and melted it. Yummo! If you’d like to try some coconut oil recipes there are a bunch at this site: Free Coconut Recipes. I love that Tropical Traditions still uses local help to make their Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil by hand! If you’re interested in hearing more about it, they have a video about how they discovered Virgin Coconut Oil on Youtube.
I have made homemade deodorant using coconut oil and it worked great! I wanted to share the recipe with you.
1/4 C corn starch
1/4 C baking soda
2-3 tablespoons of coconut oil.
Mix 2-3 T of coconut oil with other ingredients until it looks like regular deodorant. You can also add a few drops of essential oils to scent it. I like to use mandarin orange. You the can scoop it all into an old twist up deodorant tube and use as normal. The only time it didn’t work for me was while I was pregnant or breastfeeding because my body’s hormones are way too strong.
I’m giving away a free quart of Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil to one lucky winner on my blog! Here’s what you need to do: (please leave a separate comment below for each entry into the contest.)
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Disclaimer: Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review, and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.