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How do you discard left over hair dye

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I dyed my hair today, but I have a lot of left over dye. I don't want to put it down the sink in case it would clog. I don't want to hurt the environment by throwing it in the yard, then the birds or squirrels might come in contact it too.

Any ideas?

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/31/2013 7:47PM

    Sounds like you got your answer.

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DOOBRIE 3/31/2013 11:41AM

    Courti - I don't know if your containers are the same as the ones in the UK, but we can put them in our recycle bin (after we've rinsed them out).

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-COURT- 3/31/2013 11:37AM

    CHALK, thanks for all the info. It is very enlightening. I'm checking some of my moisturizers, etc. I just wish I still had thoat stuff that made my face swell up, but it had something along those lines.

I wonder if those containers can be put in the recycle bin?

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GODZDESIGN95 3/30/2013 10:10PM

    wow that is tough....I just buy the root to tips color. Only the hair around my face is greying.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/30/2013 9:40PM

    Oh, in answer to your discarding... a plastic container will last 70 to 450 years in a landfill, decomposing sooo... were you to discard the bottle into the trash, it's possible the remedy to our dilemma should be solved before then and it would be safer than washing it down into H2O, but that's just my opinion. But... if it's biodegradable plastic it will only take 75 -180 days, sooo... there ya have it. emoticon

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/30/2013 8:42PM

    To find an eco-friendly HAIR tint is... going to be a long study/search, Courti, and a ton of chemistry to wade through but... there is a natural (I repeat, NATURAL) henna that, unlike the gad-zillion henna products CLAIMING their colors are 100% pure, that is *out*there* and on the market, but it doesn't contain ammonia and/or hydrogen peroxide, which are used in synthetic hair tint/dye/henna. What you need/want is something that doesn't rape your hair... but, in order to 'do' that, you MUST find and use the NATURAL henna. If you've heard of henna 'trashing' hair it's because it's got all kinds of nasties in it like, lead acetate, silver nitrate, copper, nickel, cobalt, bismuth and iron salts. Those WILL leave your hair 'brittle' but check out this site for your next treatment:


***Some ingredients in women's 'beauty' products (such as make-up) is dangerous to the environment too.

***BHA & BHT are mainly used in MOISTURIZERS or as a make-up preservative but are harmful to fish and other wildlife AND... are suspected of be an endocrine disruptor (chemicals that interfere with the hormone systems of humans and animals) AND... causing cancer.

e & 'colors' listed as CI (followed by a 5-digit number) or FD&C Blue, or No.1, or Blue 1, are coal tar dyes used in cosmetics and hair, containing HEAVY metals that are... TOXIC TO THE BRAIN and cause cancer.

***DEA-related ingrediants, i.e. creamy/foaming products such as shampoos/moisturizers, again, are harmful to the fish and other wildlife and can react to form nitrosamines (a class of chemical compounds that ARE carcinogenic) causing cancer.

***Dibutyl phthalate is a 'plasticizer' used in many nail care products. Also an endocrine disruptor AND a reproductive toxicant, with the fishes and wildlife in danger.

asing preservatives or, better known as DMDM hydantoin, diazolidinyl urea, imidazolidinyl urea, methenamine and quarternium-15. These are used in ALL kinds of cosmetics and they release small amounts of formaldehyde which... causes cancer.

***Parabens are also used in a variety of cosmetics as preservatives, but are suspected an endocrine disruptor and interference with male reproductive functions.

***Parfum, a.k.a. fragrance is even used in some products marketed as 'unscented' and can trigger allergies, asthma, neurotoxicity - linked to cancer and harmful to fish and other animals.

***PEG is used in many cosmetic cream bases and can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane (colorless liquid with faint sweet odor, used as solvents and short-term inhalation/exposure has caused vertigo, drowsiness, headache, etc) which is a... carcinogen. It has a 'related' chemical called propylene glycol and/or many other names with the letters ***eth***

***Petrolatum for hair care 'shine & moisture' barriers or lip balms, lip sticks and other moisturizers can also be contaminated with polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), also known as poly-aromatic hydrocarbons or polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons, are potent atmospheric pollutants, identified as carcinogenic, mutagenic and teratogenic, like 2-headed calves and such.

***Siloxanes or ingredients ending in the letters "-siloxane" or "-methicone" are used in a variety of cosmetics to soften, smooth and moisten. It's another suspected endocrine disruptor and reproductive toxicant (cyclotetrasiloxane, or a Silicone that's used for hair/skin) and harmful to fish and other animals.

***Sodium laureth sulfate, in foaming cosmetics i.e. shampoos/cleansers/bubble bath, like the PEG mentioned above, can be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane, and the way to look for other related chemical sodium lauryl sulfate is to look for other ingredients with the letters ***eth***

***Triclosan is used in antibacterial cosmetics, toothpastes, cleansers and antiperspirants. It is a suspected endocrine disruptor and contributes to antibiotic resistance in bacteria as well as once again, being harmful to fish and other wildlife.

What I'm trying to SHARE *here* Courti, is... an awakening we all need in the products we use on ourselves BECAUSE... not only should we be concerned with how it's affecting other life, BUT... HOW is it affecting our own personal health and well being!!

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DOOBRIE 3/30/2013 6:19PM

    If you had put it on your head, you would then have washed it away down the sink, so, yes, pour it down the sink.

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NBARNES 3/30/2013 5:59PM

    Well pouring it down the sink would pretty much be the same as discarding in the yard, all goes back to the environment. If you'd used it all and rinsed it out it would have gone down the drain anyway...dilemma emoticon

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ARKPLE 3/30/2013 5:02PM

    Ask at the local salon how they do it....

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When is Easter?

Monday, March 25, 2013

The Council of Nicaea (A.D. 325) set the date of Easter as the Sunday following the paschal full moon, which is the full moon that falls on or after the vernal (spring) equinox.
We know that Easter must always occur on a Sunday, because Sunday was the day of Christ's Resurrection. But why the paschal full moon? Because that was the date of Passover in the Jewish calendar, and the Last Supper (Holy Thursday) occurred on the Passover. Therefore, Easter was the Sunday after Passover.

The Church does not use the exact date of the paschal full moon but an approximation, because the paschal full moon can fall on different days in different time zones, which would mean that the date of Easter would be different depending on which time zone you live in. For calculation purposes, the full moon is always set at the 14th day of the lunar month (the lunar month begins with the new moon). Likewise, the Church sets the date of the vernal equinox at March 21, even though it can occur on March 20. Both approximations allow the Church to set a universal date for Easter.

Still, Easter isn't celebrated universally on that date. While Western Christians use the Gregorian calendar (the calendar that's used throughout the West today, in both the secular and religious worlds) to calculate the date of Easter, the Eastern Orthodox continue to use the older, astronomically inaccurate Julian calendar. Currently, March 21 on the Julian calendar falls on April 3 in the Gregorian calendar. Therefore, for the Orthodox, the Sunday following the 14th day of the paschal full moon has to fall after April 3, hence the discrepancy in the date of Easter.

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JJ4493 3/30/2013 12:16AM

    What an informative blog! I always wondered about this but had never taken the time to find the answer. Thanks Courti!

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GODZDESIGN95 3/29/2013 6:51PM

    The date isn't too important but the the results of enternal life. emoticonare.

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NBARNES 3/26/2013 2:50PM

    Hey...all I care about is when they break out the chocolate emoticon

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SHIITAKE 3/26/2013 5:03AM

Very interesting! Thank you, Courti. !

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 3/25/2013 11:57PM

    Very intriguing! Thank you!

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IRISHMUM3 3/25/2013 11:51PM

    My sons just asked me about this last week!

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

I have been working on my family tree off and on for about 3 years. The big obsession was to find my Irish, which I never did. I just want to try to further what I have on my tree and find some possible new relatives.

I found a cousin through a friend of mine, but the info she gave me, I had and I was able to give her some that she didnít have.

My tree goes back quit a few generations so I have a lot of different surnames what with all the grandmotherís maiden names.

I put a post on FB, but don't know how far out that will go.

To get the names Iím looking for I decided to do a blog and hopefully someone might know a name or two.


These are all surnames.

Any name sound familiar?? I can give more indepth info if anyone has any connection to these names. Thanks

Don't know why the type isn't coming out the way I'm typing. I have 3 lines of names, but when I post it comes out different.

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ANYA_ONION 3/29/2013 8:54AM

    The hunt for ancestors is both fun and frustrating! Do you have any more relatives that might know something? More and more records are coming online. My sister has a subscription to Ancestry.com. Perhaps I could look up a name or two for you. Just shoot me the info via sparkmail.

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-THINQ- 3/25/2013 11:37PM

    i'm just Starting!! to learn geneaology; it's a great hunt! i hope you find what you're hoping to! emoticon

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/25/2013 1:51PM

    OK, I can't help with any of those names (not on my German tree). However, I do have a suggestion. Have you tried contacting the Latter Day Saints. They have huge archives you can search. There are also some local sites to help with ancestry (as 2 of my friends used to volunteer at one that was local). It is open to all who would like to find more of their ancestors.

Hope that helps a bit.

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/25/2013 1:07PM

    Courti, you might try to focus on the 3 names you've got on your list that each have a 'middle' name, which looks like they are all surname 'middle' names, meaning... it's possible that TenEyck, Knowles, and Whitaker were the surnames of the family the wives came from. For example, Ferguson Knowles could have been named after the wife's father, with Jones for the surname. There is a Dutch 'Teneyck' family crest, so perhaps Leigh's mother came from there. Demarest is a surname too, so perhaps Demarest was named after a grandmother's maiden name, with Whitaker being the wife's maiden name. Just some suggestions to look into. Also, might want to try taking just the 1st two names of the 3 named ancestors for a 'root' of who those were, which could lead to a marriage of the last name.

Galloway is being used as a 1st name and is also a surname sooo... chances are, the wife's family is Galloway. Also... Galloway is a place in Scotland and when many came to this country, they'd be given a name that generally reflected the place they came from, sooo... chances are... your ancestor could of be _____ of Galloway, and was given the name Galloway, or the wife of Culp, named her child after her homeland.

Arthur Warrick (1699 - 1743) is found on ancestry.com. He was born in Somerset, Maryland, USA, and married Sarah Townsend. They had 9 children!! Anyway, one of his children (after a daughter, Anne) was also named Arthur, so it could lead to your Arthur, but I don't know what your time frame is on that. Anyway... I am going to email you some *stuff* that may or may not pan out!! ::hugs::

P.S. I am still *sick* emoticon but I'm getting better.

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DAP1313 3/25/2013 9:17AM

    I've been doing a family tree also. One thing you might check are different spellings. I've found the surname of my maternal grandmother to be spell a couple of different ways. It's both excelarating and exasperating. LOL

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-COURT- 3/24/2013 8:15PM

    No leads yet, just good wishes. Thanks.

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ADAGIO_CON_BRIO 3/24/2013 5:22PM

    Good luck! I hope that you get a great lead and lots of information comes out.

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IRISHMUM3 3/24/2013 5:14PM

    Wishing you lots of luck! emoticon

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BARBARASDIET 3/24/2013 1:40PM

    good luck.

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THEEXERCISER 3/24/2013 1:32PM

    good luck

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Janet Evanovich team

Monday, March 18, 2013

Love Stephanie Plum. Now my Janet Evanovich team will be starting a new challenge. If you are a fan of Stephanie, come check out the team and join in on our travel challenge. Enough people and we can be on Team Ranger or Team Morelli. I'm a Joe Morelli fan myself.

I'm a bit behind in my reading, I think the next book for me will be #16 and think she is on #18 or #19. I read all kinds of books, but eventually always come back to Stephanie. I do love Janet Evanovich's Desiel series though. Wish she would write more of him.

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GIELLIOT 3/25/2013 11:21PM

    What a fun team idea! Maybe once BLC I'll look into it--too much on my plate at this time.

Happy Easter!

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NNZOOM 3/25/2013 7:10AM

    I love Evanovitch! I, too, read all sorts of books, but I like reading her when my brain needs a break! LOL
I'll look for your team.

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4-1HEALTHYCYNDI 3/22/2013 7:52PM

    Hmm... haven't read this series yet. I'll bet my husband wouldn't like it as it's yet (another series I'll be addicted to).

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JBELICIOUS5 3/19/2013 7:24PM

    I started the series, but got busy with school! Now that I'm done I should get back into them!!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/18/2013 10:48PM

    Watch out, world. Here comes Stephanie Plum, a bounty hunter with attitude. In Stephanieís opinion, toxic waste, rabid drivers, armed schizophrenics, and August heat, humidity, and hydrocarbons are all part of the great adventure of living in Jersey. emoticon Sounds *fun* Courti. I've never read any Janet Evanovich, but the Stephanie Plum novels sound like they could be pretty good. Thanks for sharing, Courti, but I'd HAVE to 'do' some major reading to know if I wanted Joseph Morelli or Ricardo Carlos Manoso, AKA Ranger. LOL!! I see there's 4 novellas with Diesel...

Now, I'm interested. emoticon

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FRAN0426 3/18/2013 7:52PM

    Hi I have read all , all except for her newest one out. Love here books, but the last two for me weren't as interesting as all the others. Also enjoy other books Janet has written either alonr or with another author. I am thinking about the April challenge, just not someone who walks a lot every day, wouldn't want to hold a team back. Will do some more thinking.

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IRISHMUM3 3/18/2013 1:29PM

    My sister is a huge fan!

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Wildlife Webcam

Friday, March 15, 2013


When you click there may not be anyting at that time, but look at other live cams on the list.

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GCHUNG 3/16/2013 7:40AM

    How cool !!

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1MIN17SECB412PM 3/15/2013 9:35PM

    emoticon Oh, I ***L*O*V*E*** these, Courti!! Thank you sooo MUCH!! emoticon

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