Saturday, January 28, 2012

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Dawn who was the winner of the Phytotherapy Grab Bag Contest!  Thanks to all who participated yesterday!  All items in the grab bag are also available in my Etsy shop as well as here on my blog.

Keep checking back for more blogs, tutorials and updates on hand crafted items.  Next up on the list, a mini series on Winter Wellness.  You won't want to miss out, so stay tuned!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Grab Bag Give Away! ~

So here it is folks!  The first Phytotherapy Grab Bag Give Away!
This grab bag set is valued at $30 and contains the following handcrafted Phytotherapy items:
1~ French Vanilla Body Butter

1~ Cocoa Mint Lip Balm

1~ Paper Ornament

1~ Gift Wrapping Kit (Made from repurposed items)

To enter to win, leave a comment below. Each comment = one entry. (Duplicate comments will be deleted.) To earn additional entries, you can “like” Phytotherapy on Facebook, become a follower of this blog or share the contest on facebook, your blog or twitter. Add another comment for each of those steps you take. 

This Contest is now closed.  Thanks to all who participated!  The lucky winner of this Grab Bag is comment #6.  Congratulations to Dawn!  

Monday, January 23, 2012

Coming Soon~

Stay tuned this week for a Phytotherapy Giveaway happening this week!

French Vanilla Body Butter

Details to come...

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Bestest Garlic Bread Ever~

I am of the persuasion that one can never have too much garlic.  Now, I didn't say anyone was exempt from obtaining bad breath, but I love garlic and I love to put it in just about anything!  And with the illness that is currently making it's way through each member of my family, all of those antibacterial, antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties garlic is known to have, now would be a good time to bust out with some. Garlic is a great tool to aid a suffering immune system, colds, the flu, ear infections... Just to name a few. 
So, as I was pulling out last nights left overs for my lunch, which was pasta and salad, I naturally thought it needed garlic bread.  As I was making it, I thought, I should probably share this since I love it so much!  So, here it is:

1.  Drizzle olive oil (or better yet, sesame oil) on bottom of skillet.  Heat over medium or low-medium heat.  Place bread of choice in pan and drizzle the top as well.  When one side is toasted to your liking, flip it over.
Olive oil instead of butter?  You betcha.  Olive oil is a monounsaturated fat that is a MUCH healthier choice for your heart than many other fats out there.  It contains antioxidants and phytonutrients and is a fat your body can actually benefit from.  But as with all fats and oils, moderation is key.

2.  Slice one clove of garlic in half.

3.  Begin rubbing cut side of garlic (liberally) all over the front and back of each slice of bread.  

4.  Slice it up and enjoy!
Of course, the pasta, salad and dressing have some garlic-y goodness as well!
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