Free Coconut Oil Just for You

Coconut oil has slowly made its way into the main stream, and I couldn’t be happier about it.  Admittedly, I live in my little Bay Area food bubble, and things I see as commonplace are “weird” or “crunchy” in other parts of the country, but I challenge you to check your local super market and see if there isn’t at least one choice for coconut oil on the shelf!

Better still, if you haven’t yet experienced the joys of having this delicious, healthy source of fat and flavor in your kitchen, I challenge you to get yourself a free jar


Yes, a FREE jar of coconut oil

Find out how to get your free jar

But first, let me tell you about why you might want to try it out (if you haven’t already).

Coconut oil has historically been demonized for its high level of saturated fat. But the fat in coconut oil is different. (The saturated fat debate in general is fodder for another separate discussion, but if we’re in search of the “good” saturated fats in the world, coconut oil is at the TOP of the list!)

The main type of fat present in coconut oil is medium­-chain triglycerides (MCTs), fats that the body can burn off quickly for an instant burst of energy. The body doesn’t tend to store MCTs in adipose tissue (fat) in the body, so many prominent paleo bloggers, biohackers, and other nutrition experts are touting coconut oil as an aid for weight loss.* I will put a little asterisk there, because while I don’t advocate counting calories, calories do count. If you start adding a big scoop of coconut oil to your daily diet but don’t change anything else, chances are you’re going to be consuming more calories than usual — not the best weight loss strategy. But eliminating inflammatory, processed oils and replacing them with coconut oils could do wonders for your waistline.

What I WILL say is that lauric acid, an MCT found in coconut oil, is akin to a miracle substance (I won’t say drug). It’s anti-everything: microbial, viral, fungal, and parasitic. It’s an amazing compound that doesn’t harm the good bacteria in your gut but can help take care of the bad stuff in and around you. It’s certainly great for problem skin and for all sorts of homemade products for your body and household.

Check out an amazing guest post by a good friend of mine and coconut oil evangelist, Dana Gelsomino, to learn 9 reasons you should have coconut oil in your life.

Uses for Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is not just great for cooking — although yes, it is great for cooking. It’s a high-heat oil that can be used for frying, baking, roasting and grilling.

Here are the ways I use coconut oil nearly every day of my life:

  1. Facial cleanser (check out my Vibrantly Healthy Skin protocol)
  2. Skin moisturizer (either alone or in homemade hand salve or lotion bars )
  3. Cooking breakfast (I love it with eggs. Some people don’t. Give it a whirl.)
  4. Scooping into smoothies
  5. Calming my dog’s rashes (and trying to prevent her from licking it off)
  6. Roasting
  7. Sauteing vegetables
  8. Stir-frying shrimp (last night I made shrimp with coconut oil, coconut aminos, and top-quality fish sauce. They were perfection.)
  9. Make up remover

Other less daily uses include:

  1. Gunk remover
  2. Baking
  3. Oil Pulling
  4. Deep hair conditioning
  5. Fatty Coffee
  6. Pancakes
  7. Chocolate bark

It’s clear I could go on forever. Coconut oil is really an amazing ingredient to have in your kitchen.  

This week, Thrive Market is offering all first­-time members a FREE full­-sized (15 ounce) jar of Nutiva organic, fair­ trade virgin coconut oil! 

Claim your jar before they’re gone! CLICK HERE.  The free coconut oil applies to new members only, but if you are already a member like I am, you can get 10% off your purchase at this link (and pick up some of those coconut aminos while you’re at it). Full disclosure: There is a $1.95 shipping charge for the coconut oil. This still ends up being about 13 cents per ounce, which is an amazing deal.

Don’t miss your chance! Get yours today!


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Give the Gift of Health to a Family in Need: Shop Thrive Market

If you’re anything like me this time of year, you contend with “One for You, One for Me Syndrome” as you make your way through your shopping list for the holidays. You find the purse you were going to buy for your sister and think, “You know, I could use a purse like this too,” and end up with two in your hand as you head to the cashier. I’ve actually been doing this as I make all my crafty homemade gifts this year — something that’s not quite so risky on the pocket book, but I digress. It’s even easier to get caught up in the “One for you, One for me” habit with online shopping — it’s a click of a button to add another, so why not? But what if that syndrome actually did something great for a family in need this holiday season?

That’s where Thrive Market comes in.

Before I go any further, I’ll say up front that I’m an affiliate for Thrive Market. If you choose to stay with me through this post and then click the big red and green button at the bottom, I will get a commission at no extra cost to you. That’s how lots of bloggers make their money. : ) We tell you about things we know, love, and use, and when you give them a try, we get a tiny piece of the pie. Win win for everyone! Yay!

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Why Thrive Market?

I’ve had a passive link to Thrive on my home page for quite a while now, so there’s a chance that you’ve clicked on it at least once. But in case you haven’t, I’ll give you a short run-down of why I choose and recommend this beautiful online marketplace.

We all love the foods and products at Whole Foods, but we don’t love the price tags there right? For the average American, it’s not financially tenable to do all the weekly grocery shopping at such an expensive market. The prices at places like Costco or Sams Club are much more appealing. But the hassle of going to those club stores — the parking, the crowds, and the QUANTITY requirement to actually get the savings — is huge. You really need to have a big garage or lots of storage if you want to do the club thing. For me, it’s prohibitive.

I am not a member of a single large-scale wholesale club like Costco or Sams. And there are two reasons for that. One I just named (the hassle/space problem). The second is that I don’t want most of what they sell. I don’t want a 12-pack of Lean Cuisine or the biggest wheel of brie cheese on earth. I want what’s in the aisles of Whole Foods. Having been involved in the natural foods industry and/or holistic health (including working at Whole Foods) for close to 10 years, I’ve come to trust the quality of certain brands and products. And the Venn Diagram of what’s both at Costco and at Whole Foods (while certainly growing) isn’t very big. 

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So in short, I want:

  • the healthy brands I trust
  • in whatever quantity I choose
  • delivered to my doorstep
  • at wholesale prices

That’s Thrive Market.

One for You, One for Me

So back to this holiday conundrum. We’re upon the season of giving, the time of year when most of us ramp up the charity work, the donations to important causes, the deliveries to food banks, and the volunteering at soup kitchens. Many of us join forces with coworkers or neighbors and adopt a family to ensure that they have a Merry Christmas just like we will, filled with gifts and ashop thrive market and give the gift of access yummy meal. Thrive Market can be a part of your gift-giving experience this holiday season. When you join Thrive Market for the year, you sponsor a membership for a family in need. In short, you provide access to top quality staples, snacks, home goods, and baby products for a family that would otherwise be without.

You’re giving them an opportunity to get more for their food dollar (with discounts of 25-50%), improve their health, and enjoy a home cleaned with non-toxic products. And you get all those things too. One for them, one for you. It’s a win-win. And the best part is when you sign up through my link, you get your first month of Thrive Market for free. You can try it out and take advantage of the savings before you commit to an annual membership. Give it a whirl, you might just find some great last-minute, under-$20 holiday gift items. To make it easy for you, I’ve compiled some things I think would make adorable gifts and stocking stuffers!

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Sisters Gourmet Cookie Mixes

Mrs. Clause Chocolate Chip Cookie Mix

Gingerbread Cookie Mix

Cookies for Santa Mix


Ornaments 4 Orphans

Rwandan Ball Ornament


Chocolate and Candy

Dark Chocolate Sampler


Coombs Pure Maple Candy


And the list goes on …

Baby Gifts

Pet Toys and Accessories

Body Care (loving the nail polish!)

Lip Care (balm, scrub, gloss)

They just keep coming. 

Find out what you could save by shopping at Thrive Market, and give the gift of access to healthy living this holiday season!

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