Thursday, 27 September 2018

Giveaway #697 : Win a jar of Coconut Oil - closed - winner Pam Francis Gregory


What did you get up to at the weekend? We spent most of the time at home, as it was wet, windy and quite cold - brrrrr. This meant that we had plenty of time to get involved in the Coconut Oil challenge though, as the lovely people at Holland & Barrett had kindly sent us a jar of 100% natural raw virgin coconut oil to play with. As it says on the jar, it is great for cooking, baking or spreading - hmmmmm decisions decisions !


Well, if you scroll through my blog, you will find some lovely recipes using coconut oil. How about trying some Blueberry & Coconut Crumble Squares or maybe a Swedish-style Kladdkaka Cake (see below) ? Or you might like to go savoury and try the Hairy Bikers' Vietnamese Pork or Coconut Prawn Laksa instead?


This time, we decided to use it in some homemade beauty treatments though. It's been really windy here for about the last week, and as I have long hair, I've really felt it - here was my hair before jumping in the shower. I should point out that this was how it looked AFTER brushing it !


I warmed up a couple of spoonfuls of the coconut oil and added it to some avocado oil that I had in the cupboard, giving it a good stir. It looked a bit strange, so I wasn't too sure it would work, so I decided to pre-condition my hair, using my regular shampoo afterwards, just in case.


After leaving it on for 20 minutes, then washing it out really well, here was my hair post wash - I think you can see how much better it looked ! There was no styling involved - just a quick brush once it had dried naturally. I was amazed to see the difference, and it's definitely something I'll be doing again.

If you fancy giving it a go, you can buy this coconut oil in two different sizes. If you buy it at Holland & Barrett online, the small 453g jar retails at £14.99 (with a buy one get one half price offer available), but the bigger 920g jar currently has a special price of £9.49 (usually £19.99) so I know which one I'd go for !

I do have another option available though - you can currently win one on my blog ! Just fill in your entries via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck !


UK only. Closing date : 11/10/18

T & C's : Entries close at midnight on the closing date. Winners will be selected with a random number generator and announced on facebook and in the giveaway post subject line. Please note, you will be contacted by email and/or twitter and if I haven't heard from you after 28 days, I'll have to pick another winner. Prizes will be sent out by the companies or their PR directly to winners. Madhouse Family Reviews cannot be held responsible for any prizes that go astray. Any personal data given as part of the competition entry is used for this purpose only and will not be shared with third parties, with the exception of the winners’ information. The winners' personal contact information will be passed on to the PR / Brand responsible and used only for delivery of their prize. 

81 comments:

  1. Yes please! This would do my hair a world of good

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  2. I would use it to remove makeup as it excellent for that

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  3. Use it condition my dogs coat, perfect for her eczema, he like licking off a bit too much though

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  4. I`d use it as an ingredient in a curry

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  5. yes please. I use it for ayuvedic oil pulling!

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  6. Your hair looks lovely, mine could benefit from this

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  7. I would bake with it

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  8. I'd use it on my hair; as you've shown here, it can give some great results.

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  9. I would use some on my hair and body, the rest I would use for cooking.

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  10. I would use it mainly for oil pulling, it's great if you do it everyday and it really improves your dental health

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  11. Stir it into my morning porridge

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  12. I use it as moisturiser on my face, because it seems to be the only thing my skin doesn't react to!

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  13. I would use it in baking. I have a few recipes that use it. Thankyou x

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  14. entered, love coconut oikl its great

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  15. Entered. I'd use it in cooking and baking and on my skin and hair.

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  16. I love coconut oil, thank you

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  17. I would use it to cook with, I love coconut oil as there are so many different uses!

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  18. I would use it to take my make up off with and as a hair mask.

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  19. So useful, everyone should have a jar in the house

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  20. Margaret Clarkson
    To condition the ends of my hair

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  21. it would be great to try on my hair as it is towards the bottom of my back and somewhat forgotten about since I've had my little one

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  22. I'd use it to cook or bake with

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  23. My mum would love this to cook for a big family gathering! xx

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  24. I love cooking with coconut oil

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  25. I Would try some cooking with it @leabana1

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  26. So many uses, I would use it for cooking tho

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  27. I would use in cooking and baking

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  28. I would give this to my daughter to use on my granddaughter's hair. She has very tight curls and this detangles and defrizzes.

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  29. I use it for my cats coat to keep it glossy :)

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  30. I love coconut oil on my hair it is the only thing that saves it from being coloured out and brittle.

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  31. I would use it on my skin and in my hair. Thankyou for the competition x

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  32. I would probably use it most in cooking and baking

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  33. This would be perfect for my dried out hair 😜

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  34. I would like to try oil pulling with it

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  35. Would love to win this jar - so useful for cooking curries

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  36. such a great multi-tasker! Skin, hair, and edible!

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  37. I'd bake with it

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  38. I would really like to bake with it

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  39. I'd use it on my skin its excellnt fro dry skin

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  40. have entered. would definitely use it in my baking. it would be great in place of butter to make pastry i reckon

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  41. I think I would try to make some healthy breakfast bars x

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  42. Cooking and try it in baking. Would like to try and make some protein balls with it too.

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  43. I would use it for baking. Thanks for the competition.

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  44. I haven't tried this before but would like to use in cooking

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  45. I'd like to try some in my hair thanks for the chance

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  46. My wife LOVES cooking with coconut oil :)

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  47. Love this giveaway. Would like to add it to a meal.

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  48. I would use it for cooking, goes great in a thai curry

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  49. Entered. Use it to cook with and also use it
    on my hair

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  50. I would cook with it. Have a few recipes in mind.

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  51. I would use this for my hair...it needs some tlc! @mariajkknight

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  52. I'd use it for my hair and maybe in some DIY cosmetics. Made some before and they were lovely

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  53. I love the smell and taste of coconuts so count me in! There are so many used for this wonderful, magical product. We are very lucky to be able to use this for various advantages :-)

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  54. I'd use it for my skin and hair.

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  55. I need some coconut oil to dilute the pure tea tree oil Ive just bought for beauty and health treatments!! Entered and fingers crossed :)

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  56. I use it in baking and in curries, etc.

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  57. I'm vegetarian and lactose-intolerant, so use coconut oil for cooking. I've never tried it on my hair, although my Indian in-laws use it frequently for that purpose.

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