GIVEAWAY: Organic coconut oil

coconut oil

I am obsessed with coconut oil! It is an amazing oil and can be used for so many things: cooking, baking, moisturizer, weight loss, conditioner, lice killer, deodorant and much more. And today is your special day— Family Sponge is giving away Nutiva Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil to one lucky reader!

Winner will receive two 15-ounce jars of Nutiva USDA-certified organic, extra virgin coconut oil. Why two jars? Well, we think that you are gonna love it so much that you will keep one in your kitchen for cooking and one in your bathroom for moisturizer (using one jar for both is a little funky). And we like to do giveaways right. So, are you ready to get hooked on coconut oil?!


Here is what you have to do to qualify for this awesome giveaway:

STEP 1: LIKE Family Sponge on Facebook.

STEP 2: SUBSCRIBE to Family Sponge.

STEP 3: SHARE this giveaway on your own Facebook page


SUBMIT: Please comment below this post letting us know you did these three steps (counts as one entry). That is how you will be entered in the giveaway. If you already like, follow or subscribe to Family Sponge, just let us know in the comment.

For additional chances to win: Pin the coconut giveaway image on Pinterest, comment on an additional article, share an additional article on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter. Post each optional entry as a separate comment to increase your chances to win.

* This giveaway ends April 15, 2012 at 11:59pm PST. For more information about Family Sponge, click here.


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61 Responses to GIVEAWAY: Organic coconut oil

  1. Jenn Frost March 31, 2012 at 7:06 pm #

    Entered all 3 steps! Thank you so much for this opportunity! Very intrigued by the many uses of cocnut oil 🙂

  2. Gabriele March 31, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Just did all 3 as well! I love Family Sponge and as a gluten-free vegan, I’ve been fervently reading all your posts about coconut oil! It sounds really cool 🙂

    • Family Sponge April 2, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

      Thanks for the love Gabriele! And I am interested in hearing more about gluten-free vegan… wanna share how that story with us? My husband and I keep teetering on the line of going raw foods/vegan, but haven’t crossed it yet. I have been a vegetarian for 10 years and love it— but kinda feel like I need to step up. Thoughts? Advice?

      • Gabriele April 3, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

        Sure! Honestly, being vegan came out of as a vegetarian, learning more about how horribly animals are treated in the dairy/egg factory farms (and dairy really isn’t that good for you). The dairy industry kind of fuels the veal industry, as well.

        I found out I had celiac last year, but since I was used to not eating groups of foods that weren’t vegan, it wasn’t hard to give up bread (especially when it was something making me sick!).

        Veganism really isn’t much harder than vegetarianism. It isn’t hard to make/find replacements for cheese and milk. Almond milk is delicious! I have a bunch of tips on both veganism/gluten-free, if you’d like me to go more in-depth! 🙂

        • Jadah Sellner April 4, 2012 at 11:01 am #

          I would love to hear more too! I’m definitely considering vegan too. Maybe you should share your story with the Family Sponge readers.

  3. Linda Crews March 31, 2012 at 7:30 pm #

    I love coconut oil!! All three steps done!

  4. Liz C. March 31, 2012 at 7:35 pm #

    I did all three! Would love to win!

  5. Gabriele March 31, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    also following on twitter! (kaoriz)

  6. Lee Anne March 31, 2012 at 7:54 pm #

    did all 3.

  7. lauren March 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    just did all three steps. LOVE coconut oil for all its many uses!!

  8. Erica March 31, 2012 at 9:18 pm #

    Did all 3 🙂 thanks!!

  9. Jessica March 31, 2012 at 10:10 pm #

    Did all three and I am just now verifying my subscription

  10. Chani-Claire April 1, 2012 at 12:34 am #

    I did all 3! I just ran out and could def use some more. We use it for everything in our house 🙂

    • Family Sponge April 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm #

      What do you use it for? I am always looking for personal recommendations to try out. I love coconut oil! —Jen

  11. tracy hinton April 1, 2012 at 7:40 am #

    I did the three steps. I love cooking with coconut oil!

  12. Popo Joy April 1, 2012 at 11:39 am #

    I don’t just like Family Sponge, I love them! I am one of your favorite subscribers. I shared it on my Facebook, even though it lowered my odds of winning 🙂 Thanks for another great givaway.

  13. Sherin Mashud April 1, 2012 at 1:14 pm #

    I am obsessed with coconut. I love to eat coconut n use it too. Coconut is on my list to buy so would be so happy to win it!!

  14. Stephanie April 1, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

    Would love to see if coconut oil helps with eczema – here’s hoping I win!

    • Family Sponge April 2, 2012 at 5:43 pm #

      I hope you win too! Eczema is no bueno.

  15. Jenn T. April 1, 2012 at 5:15 pm #

    I was already a “liker” and subscriber … Shared the giveaway, too!

  16. Jen Chapman April 1, 2012 at 9:33 pm #

    I had already “liked” Family Sponge, but I subscribed, posted, AND pinned! 🙂

    I actually just bought a small jar of coconut oil from a health food store to try it out… Starting with the cosmetic stuff and just saw the idea of whipping it, very excited to try that! Thanks, Family Sponge, for all of your great articles and ideas!

    • Family Sponge April 2, 2012 at 5:42 pm #

      Yeah Jen! Welcome to the world of coconut oil! You can even use it as a substitute for butter in pancakes– very tasty. Let me know how it goes with the beauty stuff.

  17. pat April 2, 2012 at 7:43 am #

    did it!

  18. Danielle Williams April 4, 2012 at 10:27 am #

    did all 3 🙂

  19. Rachel Dawson April 4, 2012 at 10:36 am #

    Done!! Thanks so much!!

  20. Megan April 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm #

    Just did all 3! Love me some coconut oil!

  21. Megan April 5, 2012 at 1:53 pm #

    Also started following you on Twitter

  22. Megan April 5, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    Just did all 3! We are crazy for coconut oil at our house! Just used some today in the place of “Goo Gone” to get a pesky spot off the laundry room floor!

  23. melissa April 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm #

    Love this!!!

  24. Ann April 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    I just completed all three. Also, this lady has a great video on her page. Many of the same tips are offered. I love that she uses coconut oil as an eye cream!

  25. Ann April 5, 2012 at 3:59 pm #

    I also pinned your giveaway to Pinterest.

  26. Mandy April 5, 2012 at 5:45 pm #

    Yippee!!!! I am SUCH a lover of coconut oil in my nutrition and skin care. Such a miracle of nature. I hope I am the lucky winner!!!

  27. Sara K. April 5, 2012 at 10:17 pm #

    I have done all 3 steps (and tagged you in the post on FB)! How exciting!! I have been wanting to try coconut oil for a while now, even thought about making my own but I just know I’d screw it up LOL!!
    Sara K.

  28. michelle April 6, 2012 at 3:22 am #

    Did all 3

    • SaraAnn April 6, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

      I subscribed, liked Family Sponge on Facebook, and told all my friends about the giveaway on Facebook as well, along with pinned the article about coconut oil. I’ve been intrigued about all I’ve heard about coconut oil lately and what a great way to try it out for the first time, free! Thanks for the opportunity.

  29. Yvette W. April 7, 2012 at 7:16 am #

    I am totally intrigued by coconut oil lately! I would love to win some to give it a test drive!! I completed all three requirements…hoping I’m lucky today!

  30. Marcia Calhoun April 8, 2012 at 12:40 am #

    I liked you on FB, I subscribed to the newsletter and I shared on FB! Hoping to win because I too love coconut oil!

  31. Marcia Calhoun April 8, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    submitting my 2nd entry, I pinned it on Pinterest!

    • Family Sponge April 8, 2012 at 7:41 pm #

      Thanks Marcia! Good luck winning! You mentioned that you love coconut oil as well— do you have any personal testimonies to add to the list? I love hearing other uses for it— it’s an incredible oil.

  32. Ingrid P. April 8, 2012 at 4:13 am #

    I did all three steps. I love cocunut oil too, but haven’t used the Nutiva brand yet.

    • Family Sponge April 9, 2012 at 7:21 pm #

      What brand do you recommend? I have used Nutiva and love it. But I haven’t had a chance to compare it to other brands. I hear nothing but good things about Mountain Rose Herbs and actually order 2 gallons on their site last week. (Yes, I said gallons. I’m going all the way!)

  33. Rita Galloway April 8, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    Done all three. I just thought I knew all the ways to use coconut oil.

  34. Constance April 8, 2012 at 4:32 pm #

    Did all three! I loved reading all the uses for coconut oil, so excited to start using them!

  35. Vashti M April 8, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    I did all 3 steps!

    Link to my fb post

  36. Vashti M April 8, 2012 at 8:20 pm #

    I follow on twitter as @MamaHunfy

  37. Vashti M April 8, 2012 at 8:22 pm #


  38. Rachelley April 9, 2012 at 1:28 pm #

    I hope I win!!!! PICK ME PICK ME!!!!!!! I did all three steps. 🙂

  39. Catie Young April 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm #

    Done! I’ve heard nothing but great things about this stuff. Must be a good time to check it out.

    • Family Sponge April 9, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

      Yeah! It’s awesome stuff. I’ve even used it in your banana bread recipe when I didn’t have applesauce for the oil substitute. 🙂 —Jen

  40. Penelope Costanzo April 10, 2012 at 8:07 am #

    Did all three. Thanks for the chance.

  41. Kathy April 10, 2012 at 9:16 am #

    I did all three steps for entry. I am just begining to use coconut oil. The scope of its uses it amazing.

  42. Carrie April 10, 2012 at 11:17 am #

    Just found your site when searching google for the “best family chore chart.” 🙂 Fingers crossed for some coconut oil. I liked your page, shared it on my page and subscribed! Thanks!

  43. Julie April 14, 2012 at 8:25 pm #

    I love coconut oil! I’ve done all three steps… thanks for the chance!

  44. Julie April 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    I pinned this giveaway. 🙂

  45. Julie April 14, 2012 at 8:26 pm #

    I’m following you on Twitter!

  46. Julie April 14, 2012 at 8:28 pm #

    I commented on another article.

  47. Mari April 15, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    LIKE Family Sponge on Facebook.(Mari Doug)

  48. Mari April 15, 2012 at 6:23 pm #

    I’m an email subscriber.

  49. Mari April 15, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    I’m a twitter follower (LuckyDuckyToo)