Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil Review

Tropical Traditions coconut oilI’ve talked before about how much we use coconut oil and shared my list of 101 uses. We use coconut oil in everything from deodorant to toothpaste to cooking. I even use it in my coffee

I often get asked and wanted to share my favorite brand of coconut oil: Tropical Traditions Gold Label. (check out the bottom of this post for a free coconut oil gift)

Tropical Traditions offers several different types of coconut oil. I like the taste of coconut so we use the gold label for everything, but their chart shows the difference in the various types:

Types of coconut oils and their benefits

Some of the reasons we’ve decided to use Tropical Traditions coconut oil:

  • All of their coconut oils are organic and non-GMO
  • All are made without the use of chemicals (unlike vegetable oils)
  • Coconut oils are not hydrogenated and don’t contain trans fats
  • Coconut oil contains high levels of Medium Chain Tryglicerides and Lauric Acid- good fats that support health
  • Gold Level is hand made and has high levels of antioxidants
  • All TT coconut oils are packaged in glass instead of plastic to preserve the quality of the coconut oil and keep any plastics from leaching in to the oils

We’ve completely removed any vegetable oils from our house and only use coconut oil. I love that my kids are getting beneficial fats in everything that I cook and it works great in homemade lotions and body products.

Their expeller pressed coconut oil doesn’t have the taste of coconut so it is a good option for those who don’t like the taste.


Tropical Traditions has offered to give you all a free copy of their Virgin Coconut Oil Book if you decide to buy something from their site (minimum purchase $16, first time order only). Just use this link and you will get the book free if you purchase at least $16 on your first order. You get the book free and I get coupons towards their products (which are a tremendous help to our family). Note: If you decide to purchase anything from Tropical Traditions through my link, I do receive coupons that can be used toward Tropical Traditions products and your price is the same. If you do, thanks so much for helping support my blog!

How are you using coconut oil for your family and friends? Share below!

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Reader Comments

  1. I have been using coconut oil for a while now and I love the flavor it adds, great in baking or more savory stuff like a stirfry. Does TT come in a glass jar? I have been using Nutiva which is ok but I wish it didn’t come in plastic.

    • It does come in glass jar. I joke you managed to get yourself some and hope your loving it.
      I just got some myself but unfortunately living in UK I pay double for the delivery costs :/
      I know there is other ones here that I can opt to instead maybe go for raw organic extra Virginia of there is such one over here from the list I have seen advertised in UK as basic one 😉 use this one as treats 😉

      • In the UK Coconut Oil can be purchased from Holland & Barrett at a reasonabl price. I live in the UK and that is where I go for mine,

  2. I love the taste of coconut oil but it’s so expensive so I don’t buy it often. Love your blog!

  3. I get Tropical Traditions newsletter but have yet to place my first order! I just love the smell of coconut oil and would like to try coconut cream.

  4. I’m new to cocount oil, and have yet to try it, but I’m doing your 40-day challenge and would love to try this!

  5. Quick question, what bulk would you recommend for coconut oil? Do you buy it by the gallon? Thanks for the info!

    • We buy it by the gallon now, but I’m considering starting to buy in 5 gallon bulk as much as we use 🙂

  6. I eat coconut oil to keep my blood sugar from raising while eating carbs.

  7. I like that it is solid at room temp so that it has great binding properties in recipes.

  8. I love using coconut oil for cooking and making candy. Yum!!

  9. I love to cook with coconut oil, although I haven’t tried the gold label yet, does it taste like coconut? I subscribe to the TT newsletter.

  10. I’ve been changing my and my family’s lifestyle significantly and this is one of the areas I’d like to change, but am scared about which brand to try first. So I thought this would be a great way to try a product and hopfully be a customer for life!

  11. I use coconut oil every day – for a moisturizer, in my oatmeal, for cooking and baking. It’s a great part of my health regimine!

  12. There are so many reasons I like coconut oil. I guess mostly it’s the health benefits, but I also love the taste and like how it prevents things like eggs from sticking to the pan.

  13. Lost a lot of weight after starting to take coconut oil, plus so many other benefits you and others have enumerated so well. No need to take space on your page to repeat.

  14. I do use coconut butter for hair conditioner, deodarant, skin lotion, and all around eating…

  15. I love that this coconut oil is actually GOOD for you! 🙂

  16. One of the many things I love about coconut oil is how many ways you can use it!!

  17. I use their CO for almost everything–cooking, moisturizer after shower, deodorant, and so on.

  18. I love cooking with coconut oil. I use it when I saute veggies. I use it in baking. Also as a moisturizer.

  19. I love to stirfry in coconut oil and use it in sprouted flour baked goods.

  20. My homemade coconut oil deodorant works better than anything I’ve tried!

  21. I love coconut oil for it’s ability to help keep candida in check. I signed up for the TT Newsletter.

  22. I love to use coconut oil while stir frying veggies. on top of brown rice they taste wonderful!!!!!

  23. I use coconut oil for sauteing and in place of butter in some recipes..When the jar gets near empty I melt the rest and put it in little jars and use it for my hands or face. I dont let any of it go to waste..

  24. We love coconut oil, I use it for cooking, moisturizer, conditioner, and to make other skin products!

  25. I signed up for the tropical traditions newsletter! I put coconut oil in my hair as a heat protectant:-)

  26. I love coconut oil for frying and learn to cook in a whole new way with recently find out that I have a wheat & peanut allegory. Coconut oil give more flavor to the food you cook with it.

  27. I signed up for the TT newsletter. Also signed up for your newsletter. Also liked you on facebook 🙂 I LOVE coconut oil for all the great health benefits and that you can cook with it without it breaking down- yay!! Also, LOOOOVEEE your blog and website. THX so much!!!

  28. Love coconut oil for cooking, and for baby’s bottom. I am looking forward to trying it for skin care using your recipes!

  29. I like to use coconut oil in baking and on my hair. I also get TT newsletter

  30. Oops – forgot to tell you we never use butter on our popcorn anymore. Just CO – love it this way!

  31. Using for sauteing, instead of olive oil.

  32. I just subscribed to their newsletter. I only recently began using coconut oil on my skin & am interested in other ways to use it, too!

  33. I love the aroma and mild coconut flavor I get when I put a spoon of coconut oil in hot tea. So good!

  34. Just placed huge order–hoping I can eat all that liver. 🙂

    Coconut oil makes me feel great–inside & out.

    Thanks so much for this wonderful blog.

  35. Do you worry that the 1 gallon packaging is in a plastic container?

  36. Thanks for the coconut oil recommendation! I look forward to trying it out!
    I just went to order the Tropical Traditions coconut oil but when I selected “referred by a friend” there was no where to enter in your code…. I tried entering it as a coupon code and as a gift certificate but it didn’t work. Just thought I would let you know.

  37. mother is seriously ill in hospital; after drinking coconut water her potassium levels improved (she was also receiving potassium medication); she has an awful spread of coldsores right across her face and mouth, it is spreading rapidly and I desperately want to use TT Gold Label to help to treat her; we are in the UK and I can’t find a distributor anywhere…please help, I need it quickly and honestly don’t want any other brand that TT (I am an aromatherapist and having read all about coconut oil and producers I couldn’t imagine using a better oil than Tropical Traditions – this is for my mother who is in a desperate need… please help and let me know where I can purchase this QUICKLY.. thank you in advance

  38. I use coconut oil and mix a few essential oils in to help my dog stop itching. Lemon, Lavender, and … what’s the other one? Oh! Peppermint. Those three are anti-fungal and anti-bacterial. I also added some Carrot Seed oil for its awesome skin-healing properties. Along with the amazing qualities that coconut oil brings as a base – anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, moisturizing, skin-nourishing – I’m confident she’s getting a safe and effective remedy for her skin allergies which always kick up in the summer. I recently re-discovered the great qualities of Grapefruit Seed Extract and mixed several drops of that into the jar also. A couple of drops of GSE in her water, and coconut oil in her food, and she’s getting all kinds of goodness in and out – and it really helps.

  39. Hi Katy,

    I was wondering why you no longer recommend the Tropical Traditions coconut oil brand? Is there any reason in particular? Please let me know if I shouldn’t buy their coconut oil. Also if there is other supplier’s I can buy from as well.

    • I still use it all the time, but I’m also trying out several other brands as well…