*Instant hot chocolate
Contains thickening and preserving agent cellulose or methylcellulose, the building block of wood.
Forbidden words: drink, marshmallows, winter
Papers (tissues, paper towels, newspaper, etc.) are made from wood pulp, which often come from branches of large trees or stumps of smaller trees.
Forbidden words: nose, blow, cold
Glue and adhesives can be made from hard resins or gums, which are found in the sap of some trees.
Forbidden words: sticky, white, Elmer’s
*Spearmint Chewing Gum
Artificial flavoring for gum such as spearmint comes from terpenes (a group of pine derivatives).
Forbidden words: bubbles, chew, crack
Some citrus drinks contain esters, a tree derivative used to enhance the flavor of soda. Sports drinks and orange-flavored soda often contain wood resin and liquid terpenes from the stumps of pine trees.
Forbidden words: soda, Coke, carbonated
Many soaps and detergents are made from fatty acids derived from wood. Some gums that are found in the sap of trees contain antiseptic qualities and are therefore used to make soap.
Forbidden words: clean, shower or bath, dirt
Lotions that contain Vitamins A and E, often come from wood extracts that are formed during the process of making paper.
Forbidden words: dry, moisturize, scented
Carnauba wax, a resin produced by the leaves of the carnauba tree, gives crayons a waxy component.
Forbidden words: Crayola, color, draw
Terpene, a wood derivative, often is used to add to the spearmint or peppermint flavors of toothpaste. Cellulose also can be found in some toothpastes.
Forbidden words: teeth, toothbrush, clean
Pine stumps contain resins and terpenes used in making many lemon-scented liquid cleaners.
Forbidden words: clean, polish, Pledge
Many cooking spices come from trees. Cinnamon comes from the bark of laurel trees.
Forbidden: spice, French toast, gum
A sweet syrup that comes from the sap of the sugar maple.
Forbidden words: French toast and pancakes, breakfast, sap
Hair spray, and many other adhesives, often come from tree resins, or sticky substances that harden when exposed to air.
Forbidden words: hold, sticky, stiff
Cellophane (the material used for sandwich bags) comes from wood during the pulping process used to make paper.
Forbidden words: snacks, plastic, Ziploc
The bark of the willow tree provides ingredients for aspirin. The bark of other trees also contributes to some cancer-fighting drugs.
Forbidden words: swallow, pills, white