Amazing coconut giveaway

nz_eco_homesteadCoconut oil, coconut milk, coconut water, coconut flour; coconut is the newest and greatest (well it’s been around for centuries but we’ve only just cottoned here). Coconut oil is safe to heat at high temperatures so makes it the perfect cooking oil. It can be used from frying eggs to roasting potatoes, baking muffins and everything in between. I was unsure of what coconut oil to buy (there are so many brands and companies out there!!!) Then the wonderful folk at The Coconut Oil Shop NZ got in touch and sent me my own amazing selection of coconut products to try out. Check out how beautiful these products are…

coconut_oil_usesI’ve tried other coconut oils but I didn’t like any of them as much as I like the oil from the The Coconut Oil Shop NZ. Check out those beautiful 1L glass jars! Did you get that 1L coconut oil in GLASS jars! man do I LOVE that!!!

I love both the Ancient Wisdom organic extra virgin raw coconut oil (this one smells a little stronger but tastes fantastic. I think this is my favourite) and theΒ White Gold organic extra virgin coconut oil (smells and tastes great). I find the only time I can taste a tiny bit of coconut oil is when frying eggs but otherwise you never notice any strong flavour. I love cooking with coconut oil as it doesn’t matter how much you use it’s super good for you. You can eat coconut oil, rub it on your skin or make amazing balms out of it.

The coconut butter/ creamed coconut is super yummy in yoghurt though melt it first or you’ll have clumps of coconut oil in your yoghurt (not such a bad thing really). Or you can spread it on toast like peanut butter. You can also make coconut milk from it. I want to have a go making coconut yoghurt from it. Would be super yummy if it works out. Will let you know how I go.

coconut_oil_usesThe coconut flour smells fantastic and is fun to use. It is super dry so you can’t just swap one for one use proper coconut flour recipes. I did make some yummy banana pikelets and fluffed them up by adding 2T of coconut flour.

I was also sent some goats milk soap which smells rather goatliek as you would expect. It feels lovely on your skin so smooth and silky. It is specially designed for people with hypersensitive skin.

Now for the amazing giveaway you’ve all been waiting for….

coconut_oil_usesThis amazing coconut prize consists of

1L White Gold organic extra virgin coconut oil

100ml Ancient Wisdom organic extra virgin raw coconut oil

500ml coconut butter/ creamed coconut

1 kg coconut flour

3 bars of goats milk soap

Wow what an incredible prize that one lucky reader will win.

Sorry since I am posting this prize this is New Zealand only.
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coconut_oil_uses coconut_oil_usesThanks for entering and good luck.

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96 thoughts on “Amazing coconut giveaway

  1. Jo
    January 7, 2014 at 7:20 am

    I am a huge fan of coconut oil and think this prize is amazing!!! I love the coconut macadamia bark, only 3 ingredients, simple to make and tastes so good. We are slowly converting over to Paleo way of eating so this is a paleo friendly treat. Yummy

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Wow how do I make that? sounds amazing!! Good on you paleo is an interesting way of life. Mx

  2. SamR-and Anna Holmes
    January 7, 2014 at 8:14 am

    What an amazing prize! Coconut oil is a MUST have in our household. We use it for EVERYTHING but adding it to our hot chocolates makes it taste creamier, nuttier and strangely sweeter.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Yummy what a great idea! Mx

  3. Amanda Hunter
    January 7, 2014 at 8:22 am

    I make my own toothpaste! Best toothpaste by far!! And I can make it any flavor I want. πŸ™‚

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:55 pm

      Wow fantastic. Would love to have your recipe Mx

  4. Fi Saurus
    January 7, 2014 at 8:31 am

    i love coconut oil, i use it as an all over body mousteriser, my skin has never felt so good plus it has a natural sunscreen built in, yus!!!!!!!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:43 pm

      Fantastic two for the price of one! I was so surprised to find out it was a good sunscreen crazy Mx

  5. Naomi
    January 7, 2014 at 8:39 am

    Love your blog Madelaine, and such a great giveaway. I notice some Dutch words and recipes come up every now and again. What’s the Dutch connection?

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:54 pm

      Thanks. I’m Dutch I was born there and speak it fluently. Even though I’ve lived here most of my life I am very proud of being Dutch. Are you Dutch too? Mx

      1. Naomi
        January 7, 2014 at 9:44 pm

        My husband is. He was born in Wijchen. We lived in NL for a year which was great and I was fully conversational although not fluent by the time we came home. We miss the cheese!!

        1. January 7, 2014 at 9:56 pm

          Wow how exciting. I do so love Holland. Oh how I love Dutch cheese you can buy it here but I don’t often do it as it i rather pricey but oh so yummy!!! I was born in Haarlem. Wow you must pick up languages quickly well done Mx

  6. Sophie Walker
    January 7, 2014 at 8:40 am

    I adore coconut products!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Yummy isn’t it? Mx

  7. Naomi
    January 7, 2014 at 8:41 am

    Oh and fav recipe, well I love using coconut oil to fry with when I don’t want the flavour of olive oil. And coconut milk is a standard in our house for curries.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Great idea Mx

  8. Lainey Te Whatu
    January 7, 2014 at 8:46 am

    pina colada!!! πŸ™‚

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Now that’s a good idea!!! So typical you haha Mx

  9. Bon Ami Lili
    January 7, 2014 at 8:53 am

    Wonderful!! I love coconut oil! I have been using it recently to make toasted muesli.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:53 pm

      Yummy would love to have your recipe. Thanks Mx

      1. Bon Ami Lili
        January 8, 2014 at 8:02 am

        I found it online, looking up muesli recipes at the same time as finding out about coconut oil…
        http://nutritionrevival.co.nz/homemade-muesli/

        and this one is yummy too…

        http://nutritionrevival.co.nz/recipe-of-the-week-rhubarb-and-apple-crumble-recipe/

        1. January 8, 2014 at 8:45 am

          Wonderful thanks heaps. Will look into them Mx

  10. Lesley Burns
    January 7, 2014 at 8:54 am

    I was thrilled to read your blog about Coconut products.I became interested in it recently and so far have only used the oil.I adore the flavour it gives to my stirfys and when I made rice custard it imparted an extra smoothness and mild flavour.Coconut milk has been well used in my family so I would love to try other coconut products

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:52 pm

      Fantastic. I love it with stir fries so yummy Mx

  11. Kerry
    January 7, 2014 at 8:55 am

    Chocolate brownie

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Yummy would you share the recipe? Would love to try it thanks Mx

  12. Ailsa Hayes
    January 7, 2014 at 9:03 am

    I would love to win this. I have been keen to try coconut oil for a while and only recently discovered there was such a thing as coconut flour!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      I was the same. It’s yummy and fun. Mx

  13. Kate Macgregor
    January 7, 2014 at 9:18 am

    Our daughter is 9 months old and dairy intolerant as am I. I use coconut milk a lot in my own diet, it works instead of sour cream for wedges (i was a sour cream addict). Our daughter has a few medical issues, currently her biggest is failure to thrive with no recognised reason for the lack of weight gain. In December we changed from adding flaxseed oil to everyting she eats and started using coconut oil instead, with amazing results, she is now gaining weight, your should see how much we go through with a teaspoon of oil melted into every meal. Because of this site i knew about coconut products, so a big thanks heaps from us.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Wow what an amazing story. Thank you so much for sharing this. I almost shed a tear. I’m so glad I could help you and am so super happy that your daughter is doing better what wonderful news. Mx

      1. Honora Renwick
        January 8, 2014 at 12:44 pm

        Apparently baby elephants will survive on coconut milk but cow’s milk will kill them. I read an article about a child that needed a 95% fat diet, and coconut oil came to the rescue.

        1. January 8, 2014 at 1:27 pm

          Wow crazy. Some strong stuff that coconut oil is! Mx

  14. Debs Tobin
    January 7, 2014 at 9:37 am

    Finally gone gluten/ dairy free for mr 3, this would be soooo great to try.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:51 pm

      Wow go you!!! Good luck MX

  15. Suzy
    January 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

    Amazing prize! I love love love coconut products! πŸ™‚

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      They are great Mx

  16. Suzy
    January 7, 2014 at 10:03 am

    I love adding coconut oil to my bath for some luxury!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Really wow I am so going to do this!! Does it make a mess of your bath? Mx

      1. Suzy
        January 8, 2014 at 9:06 am

        No not really, just give it a little wipe down after. Give it a try, your skin will love you!

        1. January 8, 2014 at 1:24 pm

          Fantastic I will so do that. Thanks Mx

  17. Nikky Winchester
    January 7, 2014 at 10:06 am

    I have been thinking about trying coconut products for a while as my daughter has skin issues which it might alleviate, plus I’m curious about what difference it will make to the flavour of our food πŸ™‚

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:50 pm

      I haven’t noticed much of a difference in flavour. Hope it helps her skin. Good luck Mx

  18. Tracey Hunter
    January 7, 2014 at 10:32 am

    I have been making my own deodorant using coconut oil, arrowroot, baking soda and essential oil for over a year and it is awesome πŸ™‚

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:49 pm

      Fantastic!! I really must give that a try! Would you mind sharing your recipe with me please? Mx

      1. Tracey Hunter
        January 7, 2014 at 10:34 pm

        Hi Madeleine, I got my recipe from Vintage Amanda (on fb) – 2Tbsp coconut oil, 1Tbsp baking soda, 3 Tbsp arrowroot, 5 drops essential oil. I use lavender or orange depending on my mood when making it πŸ™‚ I find this lasts me a couple of months so is great value. During summer I put another tsp of baking soda in to combat odour. Takes a bit of getting used to as is not an antipersperant but is worth it to eliminate the nasties they put in store-bought deodorant.

        1. January 7, 2014 at 10:48 pm

          Wonderful thank you so much. I’m going to make this tomorrow! I normally buy mine ready made I’d tried to make it a few times before but it didn’t work for me. I look forward to trying this recipe. You’re a star Mx

  19. January 7, 2014 at 10:44 am

    What an awesome giveaway! We love everything coconut πŸ™‚ Way too many to list, but seeing this makes me want to make raw vegan cheesecake with raw chocolate or maybe a new raw dessert πŸ™‚

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      That sounds great would love the recipe! Mx

  20. Melanie Ray McMinn
    January 7, 2014 at 10:48 am

    Fantastic swag. Being between houses, I bought some cold pressed at the grocery store yesterday, but I could sure use some Virgin.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:48 pm

      I know it’s just so much better!! Hope the move went well babe Mx

      1. Melanie Ray McMinn
        January 8, 2014 at 8:23 am

        Oh, the cold pressed has its uses as well. Great for cooking things you don’t want to taste like coconut. But I do love a good Virgin oil.

        Still 10 days away from getting the keys to the new house. Urgh.

        1. January 8, 2014 at 1:23 pm

          Even better cold pressed and virgin! yummy Mx

  21. Kirsty Henson
    January 7, 2014 at 11:34 am

    it makes the easiest & most delicious truffles – whiz up ground almonds, dried fruits & coconut oil until it holds together, roll into balls and roll in coconut – delicious vegan treat. we use coconut oil for nearly all our cooking & baking – and coconut sugar is my sweetener of choice.

    1. Elizabeth Collins
      January 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

      Ohhh – that sounds great, will have to give that a go!

    2. January 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      So yummy I make these too. I often make them as gifts too. Nomnomnom Mx

  22. Stacey Edgcombe
    January 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    I’m intrigued by coconut oil. I really want to try it to see what it is like, and whether I could use it every day!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:47 pm

      You sure can. You can use it several times a day in trucks loads of ways. Mx

  23. Elizabeth Collins
    January 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Just converted to coconut oil in last few months – love it, with a family full of allergies (gluten, dairy, fructose, refined sugar etc); these products are safe for everyone. Such a relief!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Glad to hear that (that you can use the product not your families allergies πŸ™ Mx

  24. Natalie Thomson
    January 7, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    sounds awesome raw fish salad with coconut cream

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:42 pm

      Sounds great Mx

  25. Ashlee Kayla
    January 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    yum!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Sure is. Mx

  26. Ieva Jauna
    January 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    awesome giveaway! Would love to try all those products!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:46 pm

      Great products. Mx

  27. Katherine T
    January 7, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    Fabulous prize! I’m really starting to get in to using coconut oil now, mostly in cooking (I tried it as a hair treatment and think I put way too much in!). It’s so easy to use and is delicious – I’ve been on the hunt for different recipes to try so will be testing my skills with coconut flour soon!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      I love her site and so many yummy recipes. Mx

  28. Tania Agnew
    January 7, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    love coconut oil! We use it to make our own toothpaste as well as in cooking.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:45 pm

      Great advice. Mx

  29. Meghan Maloney
    January 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Since discovering coconut oil last year I haven’t looked back. I can’t choose a favourite recipe because every single thing I make now uses it!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Snap me too. Love it Mx

  30. Meghan Maloney
    January 7, 2014 at 6:34 pm

    Since discovering coconut oil last year I haven’t looked back. I can’t choose a favourite recipe because every single thing I make now uses it!

  31. Yvonne de Bruin
    January 7, 2014 at 7:03 pm

    Such a great offer. As my 13yr old son has ASD we try to keep things natural and potatoes baked in coconut oil are simply the best.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Yummy we love them too. Mx

  32. Mary Gemmill
    January 7, 2014 at 8:03 pm

    I have been hearing of the wonderful properties of coconut oil and am interested in all the other products to but the place where you wanted us to enter for this giveaway is not responding,
    I live just up the road in Porirua ,
    Love your blog~~!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:44 pm

      Silly site. Sometimes it takes a little while to load or try it in a different browser. If it still doesn’t work please send me a message and I’ll add you manually. Thanks for your kind words. Mx

  33. Stacey Boniface
    January 7, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    What a great giveaway. I love my sister’s recipe for coconut pecan cake – delish!

    1. January 7, 2014 at 8:59 pm

      Wow I love a good pecan pie would love her recipe! Mx

  34. Maria An Paul Giddens
    January 7, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    I use coconut oil in all my cooking & baking.My fav at the moment is a GF,SF,DF Chocolate Cake with coconut oil,coconut flour and coconut milk…yummy.Another fav is a coconut oil and coconut choc fudge….I use coconut oil on my chooks legs for scaley mite, on my hubbys skin for psorosis…its got endless uses πŸ™‚ ..

    1. January 7, 2014 at 9:22 pm

      Wow what fantastic uses you’ve found for coconut oil. I’d love your chocolate cake recipe please! sounds amazing Mx

  35. Mari
    January 7, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    I make my own toothpaste, hair care, skin care, bbody wash all using coconut oil. Alas I am right out and to broke to buy more for quite some time. I want to start cooking with coconut oil as I have read up a lot about it and the benefits and feel that with going wheat and sugar free, the paleo or primal way, using this, could be what my health needs. I like the sound of yoghurt with coconut oil added.. Endless possibilities.

    1. January 7, 2014 at 9:54 pm

      It is an amazing product that can be used everywhere. I bought some cheaper coconut oil once it was nasty and I only use it as a moisturizer or massage oil. Your health will love you for it. Mx

  36. Amanda Hunter
    January 8, 2014 at 8:59 am

    This is my homemade toothpaste recipe.
    Much cheaper than buying it and better than creating more waste with all those toothpaste tubes.

    6 tbsp coconut oil

    6 tbsp baking soda
    25 drops essential oil (you can use food flavorings too if you like)
    1 tsp stevia (or more if you like it sweeter)

    directions

    1. Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. I used my stick blender to whip it really well and give it a light creamy texture.

    2. Pour into a mason jar and seal it up until ready to use.

    It can be diffucult to get out of the jar so you can wither use a iceblock stick or similar or store it in smaller jars. πŸ™‚

    1. January 10, 2014 at 8:33 am

      Fantastic thanks so much I;ll give it a go Mx

  37. Philippa Manning-Smith
    January 8, 2014 at 11:04 am

    I use coconut oil all the time, since I discovered it… And everyday I find new recipes and uses for this amazing product. In the house I use it for my toothpaste. (bentonite clay, salt and coconut oil) . The favourite recipe is coconut oil, chocolate and maple syrup warmed gently and then either poured over ice cream or bananas, or popcorn or frozen so they become chocolates…

    1. January 8, 2014 at 1:26 pm

      Yummy sounds fantastic!! I’m so going to put that on my popcorn. Mx

  38. Jisun
    January 8, 2014 at 9:25 pm

    We love making(and eating) chocolate muffin with coconut flour, coconut oil and raspberry πŸ™‚

    1. January 9, 2014 at 8:35 am

      Wow sounds super yummy may I have the recipe? Mx

      1. Jisun
        January 9, 2014 at 11:52 am
  39. Ang
    January 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

    Coconut fudge in the slow cooker. Yum.

    1. January 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Wow sounds amazing Mx

  40. Pennie O'Connor
    January 9, 2014 at 11:01 am

    Coconut Banana Loaf is a fave in our house

    1. January 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Yummy sounds great. Would love the recipe. Mx

      1. Pennie O'Connor
        January 10, 2014 at 1:10 pm
  41. Vernita Patel
    January 9, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    I add coconut oil to virtually everything! From drizzling it on to yoghurt; adding it to tea and spreading it on toast (which also has coconut jam spread on it). I’m a total coconut nut :p

    1. January 10, 2014 at 8:32 am

      Yummy so true. I love being a coconut. Mx

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