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Octisalate is an organic compound
used as an ingredient in sunscreens
and cosmetics to absorb UVB
(ultraviolet) rays from the sun. It is an
ester formed by the condensation of
a salicylic acid with 2-ethylhexanol. It
is a colorless oily liquid with a slight
floral odor.  This ingredient found in
sunscreens is considered Stage
Two on the Feingold Program.
What is in Your sunscreen?
Items needed:
1 cup of water
1/4 cup of brown sugar
1/4 tsp of dry yeast
1 2-liter bottle without lid

1. Cut the plastic bottle in half.
2. Mix brown sugar with hot water. Let cool. When
cold, pour in the bottom half of the bottle.
3. Add the yeast. No need to mix. It creates carbon
dioxide, which attracts mosquitoes.
4. Place the funnel part, upside down, into the
other half of the bottle, taping them together if
5. Wrap the bottle with something black, leaving
the top uncovered, and place it outside in an area
away from your normal gathering area.
(Mosquitoes are also drawn to the color black.)
Home Made Mosquito Trap

  • Take Dad out for a great brunch!

  • Plan to take him to something that he loves
    like golfing or fishing.

  • Plan a barbecue with family and friends.

  • This week, "you" take the garbage out.

  • Clean Dad's car.

  • Plan a night with your Dad's favorite movie
    and popcorn.
6 Ways to Show Dad That You Love Him!
The chlorine-based products used in most
swimming pools can cause reactions in some
Feingold members.  Although the indoor pools
are generally the worst offenders since the
chlorine gasses are trapped inside the
building, some people have trouble with
outdoor pools as well. There are chlorine-free
options; check with your pool supply dealer for
the various devices and products available.  
Some people avoid chlorine by having salt
water pools. One member suggests you first
wet your skin in a shower so less chlorinated
water is absorbed. Another member, who used
to be a lifeguard, suggests making sure that
the pH of the pool is properly adjusted.  When
the pH is correct, much less chlorine comes
out of the water to be inhaled.
Chlorine Problems
Flag Day
June 14th

Just look at the weeds (left picture) growing along a pea-
stone path in my herb garden, moments before I sprayed
them with cheap, undiluted, store-brand white vinegar.

I’d say those weeds(right picture) are deader than dead. And
that’s why I use vinegar on the gravel paths, brick walk-
ways, and blue-stone patio here at A Garden for the House.
For me it has proven an effective, eco-friendly answer to

And speaking of Roundup, this year Monsanto, the product’s
manufacturer, agreed with the New York Attorney General’s
office to discontinue their use of the terms “biodegradable”
and “environmentally friendly” in ads promoting Roundup.
Why? Because these terms were bald-faced lies. Roundup
is neither biodegradable nor environmentally friendly.

The next time you want to murder your weeds, why douse
them with something that will remain in the soil for who
knows how long? Maybe you should reach for vinegar
instead. Vinegar is cheap. It’s easy to use. I keep gallons of it
in my garden shed.

How to apply: You can use a watering can, a spray bottle or a
pump-sprayer to apply vinegar. I use a pump-sprayer,
because it is more efficient. Be sure to rinse your sprayer
after use, or metal parts (if any) can corrode.

Make your application on a warm, sunny, calm (not windy)
day. Vinegar is not selective; it can potentially harm plants
you wish to keep, should you accidentally spray them. As I
said earlier, I use vinegar on walkways, where grass and
ornamental plants are not an issue.

Will vinegar kill every weed in every garden? That I can not
say. I only know that it has kept my pathways free of
unwanted growth.

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By:  Kevin Lee Jacobs

Combine 1 cup of lemon
or lime juice with 4 cups
of water.  Stir in enough
sugar to get the sweetness
you like.  Generally 3/4 cup
of sugar works well.

From Healthier Food for Busy People by Jane Hersey
Fresh Homemade Lemonade or Limeade
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