Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tropical Traditions Soap Giveaway

There's nothing better than a nice bar of soap. Tropical Traditions makes a variety of soaps from organic virgin coconut oil with essential oils added. Why would I tell you this on my garden blog?


Well, here's is what I discovered. One of the bars is scented with essential Tea Tree oil. Tea tree is a natural insect repellent; it repels mosquitoes, fleas, black flies, ticks, and noseeums. I discovered that if I showered with this soap before going out in my garden, I was much more comfortable. The mosquito slapping was gone, and that's a relief. I could concentrate on deadheading my daylilies. Tea Tree also is said to soothe bites and stings and has analgesic qualities so it works as a pain killer. I think it would do well to shower after working in the garden, also.


These Tropical Traditions bars of soap create a surprising lather, thick and rich. I think this is pretty unusual for herbal soaps. I tried the lavender bar soap for my daily hand use and love the scent -- I've always been partial to lavender anyway. I've never used a shampoo bar before, and I'm quite surprised at how much I like it. It too lathers up nicely and rinses easily. The soap bar does not fade your haircolor, and as far as I'm concerned that's a very good thing. It has a gentle natural patchouli scent which I like but it reminds me of another "herb" that I don't really want people to associate with me. I'll have to wait to see if I get any reactions.

Tropical Traditions is offering to give 4 bars of soap to one winner; one Tea Tree, one Lavender, one Unscented, and one Shampoo. This wonderful grouping retails for approximately $28! So get in here and enter! Here's how.


1. Leave a comment after visiting the Tropical Traditions web site about something new you learned there..
 
2. For a second chance to win, sign up as an e-mail subscriber with Feedburner, Feed Blitz, or become a Google Follower (see sidebar.) Then leave a second comment telling me you have subscribed or that you are already a subscriber.
If you subscribe in more than one way, leave a separate comment for each.
 
3. For a third chance to win, blog or Tweet about this contest with a link here, then come back and leave another comment telling me about it.
 
4. For a fourth chance to win, subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter, then come back and tell me that you have done that.
 
5. If you're not a blogger, be sure to leave your contact e-mail address like this to avoid spammers: pianananna(at)gmail(dot)com. If I don't have a way to reach you or you don't respond in three days, your name will be disqualified, and I will choose again, picking my favorite answer.

6. Hositng a giveaway yourself? Enter it on my Giveaway Linky found in the top bar, come back and tell me about it for another chance to win!
Good Luck!!
 
Open to US and Canada residents only, 18+.
Winners will be chosen by random.org.
Email addresses will not be shared with any third parties.
This Giveaway ends on July 19, 2010 at midnight EDT.
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.
 
 
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113 comments:

Denise S. said...

I learned there are tons of coconut products that I've never heard of such as coconut peanut butter!

Denise S. said...

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Denise S. said...

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Denise S. said...

I am subscribed to the Tropical Traditions newsletter
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mar said...

I learned that they have a Healthy Buyer's Club on the website.

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Egle said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions is against GMOs and values everything natural.

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cdziuba said...

I learned that the CEO has a Masters Degree in Linguistics.



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cdziuba said...

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cdziuba said...

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MOMFOREVERANDEVER said...

that they make coconut peanut butter

SharonC said...

The meat of the coconut is usually referred to as fruit, and the coconut itself is the nut, or seed, that will reproduce into a coconut palm tree if allowed to sprout and grow, and the oil made from coconuts is classified as a “vegetable oil” in terms of commodity trading. WOW! I never knew anything about coconut oil....very informative.

meeyeehere said...

Iced Coconut Mocha Cappuccino is a recipe on this site. They have lots of great recipes!
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Lisa said...

I learned that coconut oil can be used to replace other unhealthy oils in one's diet.

mogrill said...

I learned they have coconut peanut butter. YUM. that would make some great cookies.
Thanks for the chance.
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SueZH said...

Coconut oil can be stored as a liquid or a solid

SueZH said...

Im a subscriber

arla said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions sales Organic Apple Sauce and I love that!

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arla said...

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arla said...

I subscribed by email.

arla said...

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Sharon Harmon said...

Many of their producers are in areas so remote, that if they did not use their coconuts to produce Virgin Coconut oil for them, no one would buy their coconuts because it would cost too much to transport them to manufacturing plants.
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Anonymous said...

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All of the skin care products that Tropical Traditions offers are made with organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Virgin Palm Oil. No other products on the market are made with finer oils as their base. Tropical Traditions Virgin Coconut Oil is traditionally made from fresh organic coconuts, and independent laboratory tests show that it has a higher level of antioxidants than other coconut oils

llinda29 said...

I learned they sell a wide variety of products

rah267 said...

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I learned that they sell coconut peanut butter. That sound so yummy

409cope said...

Tropical Traditions uses coconuts grown in the Philippines to make their coconut oil. cardshark42(at)hotmail(dot)com

409cope said...

I am an email subscriber.

409cope said...

I subscribe through rss google feed.

409cope said...

I follow thorugh google friend.

409cope said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions newsletter.

Roy F. said...

I learned that Coconut oil is liquid above 75 degrees F. , and below that it will be a solid fat

Roy F. said...

I became a Google Follower.

h. mcnaron said...

I didn't realize all the things you can do with coconut vinegar water!
hj

pontowd said...

I learned that all of the skin care products that Tropical Traditions offers are made with organic Virgin Coconut Oil and Virgin Palm Oil.

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pontowd said...

I am a subscriber via email

Jean said...

I learned....Coconut oil is a food, not a medication, and therefore it does not have “side effects.”

debbie said...

I learned they have organic honey, and that to be called organic is very hard to do.
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debbie said...

I am a email subscriber.
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debbie said...

I get their newsletters.
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lisa said...

I learned that they also carry chocolate. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

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lisa said...

I subscribe in Google Reader. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

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lisa said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter. msmith572@yahoo.com

lisa said...

I linked to of my giveaways, sorry i didn't see a place to leave a comment. msmith572@yahoo.com

cmcathiem02@gmail.com said...

I learned they sell Coconut peanut butter.

slehan said...

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Kendra at New Life On A Homestead said...

I learned that cooking with coconut oil is much healthier for you!! Cool :) Thanks so much for the giveaway. I love yummy soaps!!

Benita said...

I learned they have weekly sales which they prominently post on their website.

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Benita said...

I became a GFC Follower.

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Benita said...

I subscribe to Tropical Traditions Newsletter.

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Robin T said...

I learned that they have organic honey

clynsg said...

Learned that they have a lot of recipes using coconut in various forms on their site.

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clynsg said...

Follower via GFC

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wgbc1446 said...

I learned that Tropical Traditions Gold Label Virgin Coconut Oil is a truly unrefined coconut oil. wgbc1446@yahoo.com

bison61 said...

Coconut oil is liquid above 75 degrees F. (25 C.), and below that it will be a solid fat

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Louis said...

fun fact:
Coconut oil is liquid above 75 degrees F. (25 C.), and below that it will be a solid fat. It can be stored in either form, and it can be liquefied easily by applying low level heat.

Louis said...

I subscribed to your feed via mail (same as in my profile / this post)

Louis said...

Following publicly as Louis on Google Friends Connect

Louis said...

here is my tweet
http://twitter.com/rosidentevil/status/18867429448

Louis said...

I subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter (same email as in my profile / this post)

Gina said...

I learned that they also carry pet products such as shampoo & treats.
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Gina said...

I follow via GFC.
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KK said...

Patchouli is an ingredient used... love that scent :)

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KK said...

Google follower (kk)

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KK said...

My tweet:
https://twitter.com/kleindesigner/status/18887551974


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I subscribed to Tropical Traditions newsletter (kristiklein/at/gmail/dot/com)

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Nell said...

I learned that there are many uses for coconut oil, including as a substitute for butter, margarine or other oil during cooking.
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Nell said...

I'm an email subscriber with feedburner.
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Nell said...

I'm a google follower.
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Nell said...

I blogged about this contest.
http://oldsockfarmer.blogspot.com/2010/07/shampoo-in-bar.html
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shiloh said...

They now have organic dark chocolates.

Nell said...

I subscribe to the tropical traditions newsletter.
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kari jasus said...

i love tropical traditions!! i like that you can get great products there, like grass fed beef and organic foods...not just great cleaning supplies.
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kari jasus said...

i follow you on Google friend connect

kari jasus said...

i tweeted
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kari jasus said...

i receive tropical traditions newsletter

amy16323 said...

learned that they sell coconut peanut butter
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kelley said...

I learned there are many health benefits to coconut oil.

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TiffsPixieDust said...

They have a recipe section and I found one that looks good>>Iced Coconut Mocha Cappuccino ... tiffypoot@aol.com

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I subscribe by RSS in my feed reader - FeedDemon tiffypoot@aol.com

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Jennifer R said...

I am very interested in trying these. I learned that the soap produces a very rich lather and are scented with organic essential oils.

susan1215 said...

I learned they sell cleaning supplies too

susan1215 said...

follow via GFC

Pamela S said...

I learned they also have recipes for all their food products. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S said...

Follower GFC
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Pamela S said...

Subscribed to feed. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Pamela S said...

Subscribed to trop trad newsletter. Thanks so much! pamelashockley(AT)aol(DOT)com

Shellie said...

I learned that the company was founded by a husband and wife team. They use the old way of extracting coconut oil.
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Shellie said...

Following you publicly via GFC.

Shellie said...

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purango said...

I learned they now have organic dark chocolates. garrettsambo@aol.com

Tracysweetangl said...

They have recipes for their food products.

Tracysweetangl said...

They have recipes for their food products.

Tracysweetangl said...

They have recipes for their food products.

FDP 4 Life said...

i want to try the organic raw honey
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missrantsypants said...

I learned that they also sell organic chocolate..yum.



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brianpiero said...

Thanks for the giveaway...Coconut oil is not a source of Omega 3 fatty acids.

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brianpiero said...

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brianpiero said...

...subscribed to the Tropical Traditions Sales Newsletter:

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brianpiero said...

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Bakersdozen said...

I learned that they now sell organic soy free eggs. vidomich(at)yahoo(dot)com

Donna said...

I learned they also sell organic eggs.
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Donna said...

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Donna said...

I also subscribe to their newsletter.
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Gianna said...

They sell coconut flour.