Skin Care Secrets Revealed: Virgin Organic Coconut Oil for Glowing Skin

Yesterday I published a self-portrait of my naked face and swore I’d never do it again but here it is.

Because I told you I had some little secrets, and today I am going to share what they are. Aren’t you glad I don’t make you wait too long?

The first secret to my more glow-y, even-toned skin is something that might surprise you, and I bet you even have some in your pantry! You ready for this? It’s coconut oil.

You guys know I looove to cook and bake with coconut oil. And although I had heard there were so many other great ways to use it, the jar had never left my kitchen. Until recently. I started experiencing some minor acne, and a friend recommended virgin, organic coconut oil. Other friends suggested other products, but I figured, why not start with the one that’s in my pantry?

I am not doctor or esthetician and I warn you that I didn’t even do much research about how to use coconut oil on my skin. I just dove right in and hoped for the best. Fortunately, I was already buying virgin, organic coconut oil; I’m not sure it’s a good idea to use another variety on one’s skin.

First I poured some coconut oil from the jar into a little plastic container to keep into my bathroom – for convenience, and the fact that I didn’t want to keep dunking my fingers or a cotton ball into the big jar. After washing my face morning and night, I use a cotton ball to soak up some coconut oil and then I spread a thin layer on my face, focusing on my forehead, nose and nostril area, and chin – where I think I need it most.

Honestly, I have only been doing this for less than a week and I already feel like my skin looks less bumpy AND more even-toned. I should have started this a long time ago! I now adore coconut oil more than I ever thought was possible, and I’m totally convinced that it’s even more of a superfood.

But like I also said yesterday, it might not be just that one thing. It might just be another thing, that for logistical reasons I have to share in another post…

Because I love you and want your skin to glow and for you to feel all extra healthy too, I want to give you a chance to stock up on some virgin, organic coconut oil – the good stuff!

The Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil Giveaway is happening right here.

Win 1 quart of Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil!

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This giveaway is sponsored by Tropical Traditions. I was not given product for free nor was I asked to write a review. Instead, I used product that I have already been buying for several years. I simply found a new use for it and wanted to share it with you. Winner will be chosen on Wednesday, July 25th and must supply a valid US or Canada shipping address within 3 days.

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.

If you order by clicking on any of my links and have never ordered from Tropical Traditions in the past, you will receive a free book on Virgin Coconut Oil, and I will receive a discount coupon for referring you.

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65 Responses to “Skin Care Secrets Revealed: Virgin Organic Coconut Oil for Glowing Skin”

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    annie — July 19, 2012 @ 7:04 am Reply

    subscribed to newsletter

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    annie — July 19, 2012 @ 7:06 am Reply

    favorite use is adding a little to my mourning coffee to give it a little coconutty flavor and some healthy fats

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    dana — July 19, 2012 @ 7:09 am Reply

    coconut oil is best for psoriasis!

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    dana — July 19, 2012 @ 7:10 am Reply

    subscribed previously

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    Marcie — July 19, 2012 @ 7:59 am Reply

    I use it to coat veggies and roast!

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    liza — July 19, 2012 @ 8:30 am Reply

    I subscribed!

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    liza — July 19, 2012 @ 8:30 am Reply

    I use coconut oil on my baby! Perfect for preventing diaper rash and curing it as well!

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    Alethea — July 19, 2012 @ 9:47 am Reply

    I subscribed! I also love to use organic coconut oil as a moisturizer on my body. My skin still feels smooth at the end of the day!

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    Elle — July 19, 2012 @ 10:54 am Reply

    I do use coconut oil in my cooking – haven’t tried it on my hair or skin. Loved this post and I am going to rethink his for sure!

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    Elle — July 19, 2012 @ 11:01 am Reply

    I signed up to get your posts in my email.

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    April — July 19, 2012 @ 5:40 pm Reply

    I am receiving Tropical Traditions newsletter. Love their stuff!

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    April — July 19, 2012 @ 5:41 pm Reply

    I use a lot of coconut oil in cooking. I have recently started putting it in my bath. Makes your skin so soft!

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    April — July 19, 2012 @ 5:41 pm Reply

    Following you on facebook!

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    Jennifer — July 19, 2012 @ 5:59 pm Reply

    I subscribed to TT.

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    Jennifer — July 19, 2012 @ 5:59 pm Reply

    Coconut curry

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    Kate — July 19, 2012 @ 9:00 pm Reply

    I knew the secret was going to be oil!

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    Jaime — July 19, 2012 @ 11:15 pm Reply

    I subscribe to their news letter.

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    Jaime — July 19, 2012 @ 11:16 pm Reply

    I use it on my son’s hair (african) and skin! Plus love to bake with it!

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    Carly — July 19, 2012 @ 11:43 pm Reply

    I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

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    Carly — July 19, 2012 @ 11:43 pm Reply

    I love using coconut oil on my skin. It makes it so smooth.

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    kayla — July 20, 2012 @ 4:14 am Reply

    truth be told, i’ve never tried coconut oil, but i’m curious to bake with it!

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    kayla — July 20, 2012 @ 4:14 am Reply

    ohh, and i’ve subscribed to the newsletter!

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    kayla — July 20, 2012 @ 4:15 am Reply

    i’m also subscribed to your blog as well!

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    Brittany Thomas — July 20, 2012 @ 1:38 pm Reply

    I subscribe to TT newletter

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    Brittany Thomas — July 20, 2012 @ 1:38 pm Reply

    I love to use coconut oil for our deodorant, toothpaste, moisturizer, and of course cooking/baking!

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    Kristen — July 20, 2012 @ 2:56 pm Reply

    I don’t think this published the first time…
    I subscribe to the TT newsletter.

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    Kristen — July 20, 2012 @ 2:57 pm Reply

    I like using coconut oil in my cooking and baking (pancakes, muffins, stir fry, granola, popcorn, etc.)

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    Kylie C — July 20, 2012 @ 3:37 pm Reply

    I’m subscribed to the TT newsletter!

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    Shannon — July 20, 2012 @ 3:55 pm Reply

    already registered/subscribed!

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    debra marinucci — July 20, 2012 @ 7:18 pm Reply

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    debra marinucci — July 20, 2012 @ 7:19 pm Reply

    I make raw fudge with coconut oil!

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      Emily — July 21, 2012 @ 1:03 am

      That sounds awesome!! How do you make it??

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      debra marinucci — July 22, 2012 @ 1:34 pm

      So simple!
      2 cups coconut oil
      1 cup raw or natural unsweetened cacao powder
      1/3 cup maple syrup (you could also substitute honey)
      1 1/2 cups walnuts, roughly chopped

      Whip coconut oil until fluffy (2-3 minutes). Add cocoa powder and maple syrup and continue to whip until completely combined. Add chopped walnuts and mix just to combine.Spread into a 9″x9″ baking pan. Chill in the refrigerator until set (at least 1 hour). Cut into squares and enjoy (store in the fridge or freezer).

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      Cara — July 22, 2012 @ 8:24 pm

      That sounds so good – thanks for sharing! Do you think I could make it now that my coconut oil is liquid (since it’s warm enough in the house, it is constantly liquid)? I mean, can I just mix the ingredients together as is, or should I refrigerate the coconut oil to let it firm up, then beat till fluffly?

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      debra marinucci — July 22, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

      Sure – give it a try! It will be yummy however it turns out!

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    Samantha — July 20, 2012 @ 10:10 pm Reply

    I am subscribed to TTraditions

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    Samantha — July 20, 2012 @ 10:10 pm Reply

    I love to use it for my skin in the winter months

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    Brenna Rogers — July 21, 2012 @ 12:46 am Reply

    I am a subscriber! I have used this stuff on my cuts and scrapes and it takes the sting out. Love it!! brogers1026/at/hotmail.com

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    Emily — July 21, 2012 @ 1:02 am Reply

    I successfully subscribed to your Sales Newsletter! :)

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    Diana — July 21, 2012 @ 9:51 am Reply

    I just subscribed to the Sales Newsletter.
    I love to cook with coconut oil — use it daily to pan cook eggs or most anything. My kitties love a small amount to remedy or prevent hairball trouble.

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    domestic diva — July 22, 2012 @ 11:27 am Reply

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    domestic diva — July 22, 2012 @ 11:27 am Reply

    I like to use coconut oil to saute vegetables.

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    Sue D — July 22, 2012 @ 2:13 pm Reply

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    Sue D — July 22, 2012 @ 2:14 pm Reply

    I like to use it for my regular cooking and baking buy my favorite use because it works for me is homemade deodorant.

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    Andrea M — July 23, 2012 @ 2:37 pm Reply

    Hi Cara, I subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter.

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    Andrea M — July 23, 2012 @ 3:34 pm Reply

    Tweeted about skincare and the giveaway!!

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    Kevin P — July 23, 2012 @ 7:16 pm Reply

    Subscribed to the newsletter

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    Kevin P — July 23, 2012 @ 7:17 pm Reply

    I like using coconut oil for a lot, but sweet potatoes and coconut oil are my favorite.

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    Richelle — July 24, 2012 @ 12:58 am Reply

    I subscribe with the email in the form.

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    Richelle — July 24, 2012 @ 1:01 am Reply

    I use my TT coconut oil to make stove top popcorn. Yum!

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    Richelle — July 24, 2012 @ 1:05 am Reply

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    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes — July 24, 2012 @ 12:58 pm Reply

    Already subscribed to the newsletter.

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    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes — July 24, 2012 @ 1:15 pm Reply

    My favorite use for coconut oil is just to put it on top of stuff like pancakes or sweet potatoes :)

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    StoriesAndSweetPotatoes — July 24, 2012 @ 1:18 pm Reply

    Tweeted!

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    Amy B. — July 24, 2012 @ 3:12 pm Reply

    I subscribe to TT newsletter

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    Amy B. — July 24, 2012 @ 3:19 pm Reply

    I have not tried Coconut oil YET! Would love to use it in cooking everything!

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    Amy B. — July 24, 2012 @ 3:20 pm Reply

    I subscribe via rss email

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    Lynn — July 24, 2012 @ 5:17 pm Reply

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    Lynn — July 24, 2012 @ 5:18 pm Reply

    WOW the raw brownies above sound amazing! I love using it for everything! Especially pancakes :)

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    Lynn — July 24, 2012 @ 5:19 pm Reply

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    Della Dabner — July 25, 2012 @ 12:16 pm Reply

    I have subscribed to TT previously.
    I just recently heard all the rave about coconut oil so I decided to try it for my & my daughters hair but I decided to start using it on my skin & one day my daughter looks at me & asks what I’ve been using on my skin because it’s so clear & glowing. Now I use it daily religiously.

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