Spotlight on “Tropical Traditions Coconut Oil” (Review)




Brian W. Shilhavy, BA, MA
Brian earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Bible/Greek from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, and his Master of Arts degree in linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in Chicago. He is currently the CEO of Tropical Traditions, Inc.

Marianita Jader Shilhavy, BS, CND (Certified Nutritionist/Dietitian in the Philippines) earned her bachelor of science degree in nutrition in Manila. Understanding the nutrition of Filipino foods, Marianita worked for over eight years as a hospital dietitian and nutritional counselor in the Philippines.

In 1998 Brian  and Marianita returned to the Philippines with their three children and renovated Marianita’s old family farmhouse. By this time the coconut industry was severely depressed due to the negative U.S. campaigns against tropical oils in the 1980s and 1990s. Coconut farmers could no longer support their families on the income generated from harvesting coconuts.**



When I first learned of Coconut Oil. My reaction was: “Uh, what?” I was curious but not sure what to expect. During this review I quickly became educated about Coconut Oil and all the wonderful virtues.

I reviewed the Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil. In case you are wondering what that is exactly. Here is some information from the site:

epconc32Tropical Traditions Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is a high quality refined coconut oil. This oil is processed the “old” way by what is called “physical refining.” The modern way of processing coconut oil is by chemical extraction, using solvent extracts, which produces higher yields and is quicker and less expensive. Tropical Traditions Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil DOES NOT use solvent extracts. It is made the “old” way by expeller-pressed mechanical extraction. This oil is also NOT hydrogenated, and contains NO trans fatty acids. It is a very good quality food-grade coconut oil.

Tropical Traditions Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is made from certified organic coconuts that have NOT been treated with chemicals or fertilizers. It is certified organic according to European and USDA standards. Our Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is high in the medium chain fatty acids, such as Lauric acid. Organic Expeller-Pressed Coconut Oil is less expensive than Virgin Coconut Oil, and because it goes through a steam deodorizing process the taste is very bland, unlike Virgin Coconut Oil which retains the odor and taste of fresh coconuts. Some people prefer a bland, tasteless oil. This coconut oil is solid below 76 degrees F. and liquid above that.**citrus organic virgin coconut oil lotion

I was also able to review the Lime Coconut lotion and it has a divine citrus and fruity scent. I have worn this rather consistently since receiving it. It has the perfect consistency for a summer time lotion. It is not very thick nor does it leave your skin slick or sticky. After all, who really needs to feel any more sticky then they normally do during the summertime?

Made from Virgin Coconut Oil, Virgin Palm Oil and high levels of vitamin E. Independent lab results indicate it has a higher level of antioxidants. The Moisturizing lotion is available in a 8 oz bottle and in six delicious scents. It is a wonderful addition to your summer time beach bag or activities.

Try something new this summer. Bring a little tropical into your life.
Visit Tropical Traditions and check out all of the sensational Coconut products. divider3


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**Information obtained from Tropical Traditions Press Kit and/or Website.


~ by iemommy on July 8, 2009.

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