I received complimentary La Tourangelle to facilitate this review. All opinions are my own.
Years ago, my mom used to have a business where she made soaps, lotions and other bath stuff. Those were some of my favorite times, because she was always creating new concoctions for me to try out. One of the main ingredients in everything she made was Coconut Oil. Avocado Oil also played a starring role in her balms. When I was offered the chance to try out La Tourangelle Artisan Oils, I admit that my mind didn’t go right to how I could cook with them. Nope, instead I started thinking about how I could use them in my own body products!
When my La Tourangelle package arrived, the first thing I noticed was how gorgeous the packaging is! I love the look of the bottles and jars. They arrived during my son’s major chapped lip stage too. As soon as he got home from school, I had him rub a little of the Avocado Oil on his lips. After a few days of using it as a lip conditioner, his chapped skin cleared up beautifully.
What is La Tourangelle?
La Tourangelle Artisan Oils are incredibly high-quality oils created in Woodland, California, although they also have a base in France as well . Every oil is non-GMO and made from the best all-natural ingredients. The oils, are sold in 35 countries. They sell a wide range of oils, including the three I received (Coconut, Avocado and Walnut), plus many others I’d love to try one day (hello there, Pumpkin Seed Oil, don’t you look yummy?).
La Tourangelle in your recipes
La Tourangelle Artisan Oils are made for cooking, so obviously they can take the heat in the kitchen. I’ve cooked with them multiple times since receiving my trio. We’ve used them to saute chicken breast, add flavor to baked goods and so much more. The coconut oil in particular adds such an interesting dimension to pie crust cookies. What are pie crust cookies? Well, when I was little, my grandmother used to make tons of pies. She’d take the leftover dough, cut it into squares, then dust it with cinnamon and sugar. Then she’d bake them for me to enjoy. It was my favorite part of watching her make pies! I decided to try my own pie crust using the a Tourangelle Coconut Oil. They had a delicious nutty flavor!
If you want to see what else you can make with these delicious Artisan oils, check out the La Tourangelle Recipes section.
La Tourangelle Nutty Vanilla All-Over Body Butter Recipe
Did you know that Avocado and Coconut Oil are both amazing for your skin and hair? You don’t even have to do anything fancy with them, just rub a dab here, a dab there, wherever needed. However, I wanted to try whipping up a special body butter using all three of the oils. Here’s my super easy, Nutty Vanilla All-Over Body Butter Recipe!
- 1/2 cup La Tourangelle Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
- 1/8 cup La Tourangelle Roasted Walnut Oil
- 1/8 cup La Tourangelle Avocado Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
- Wipe down a small stainless steel pot with alcohol
- Add all the ingredients to the pot
- Simmer over very low heat (I had my stove on 1) until the coconut oil melts and combines with the other oils
- Remove from heat and place in a clean container
- Refrigerate, or if you’re in a rush, put it in the freezer for about 15 minutes
Once it hardens back up, scoop out enough to use as a body butter, then keep the mixture in the refrigerator. It feels great on a warm day! The awesome thing about this oil is that you can use it pretty much everywhere: your hands, feet, body, even your hair! It takes minutes to make and you’ll still have plenty of La Tourangelle Oils left over for cooking.
This Mother’s Day, give mom a La Tourangelle Trio Gift Pack along with this recipe. She’ll love a gift that’s great for her cooking and her skin! The trio starts at $17.97, depending on which oils you choose.
What is your favorite use for Coconut, Avocado or Walnut Oil?