Today is Memorial Day in the US, and while it’s a fun, long weekend, and usually touted as the unofficial start to summer (unless you’re here in Pennsylvania this year, where it’s cold and rainy). However, it’s also a day where we remember those who lost their lives fighting for our freedoms. Today we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice and the families of those brave men and women. We thank you for service, we thank you for your bravery, we thank you for our freedoms, and we thank you for your sacrifice.
In Flanders Fields
BY JOHN MCCRAE
In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie,
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.
Quick DIY Skin-Soothing Roll-On
With this being the kick-off for the summer season in the US, I thought today I’d give you a recipe for a quick, easy, and soothing roller bottle recipe that you can whip up in just minutes. This roller bottle blend is great to have on hand in the summer months because it can soothe the skin after small burns, bug bites, scratches, sunburn, or even rashes caused by heat, poison ivy, etc. I like to keep a bottle of this close by because we use it so much, and I ALWAYS have a bottle on hand in my kitchen.
Vegetable Oil of Choice – I like to use liquid coconut oil for this, can be fractionated or non-fractionated.
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Lavender Essential Oil
Empty 10 ml roller bottle
Add 4 drops of Tea Tree Oil to empty roller bottle
Add 5 drops of Lavender Oil to the Tea Tree
Top off roller bottle with vegetable oil – whatever you have on hand is fine!
Cap the roller bottle and roll gently between your hands to make sure all ingredients are mixed together thoroughly.