Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth
Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Benefits
DIATOMACEOUS EARTH FOOD GRADE FOR HUMAN USE
Diatomaceous earth is a siliceous sedimentary rock composed of the remains of aquatic organisms known as diatoms. DE powder & granules which are produced by grinding these rocks offers a host of benefits. In its natural state it is an abundant source of Silica and rich with essential minerals. These are the most common materials on the planet required by all living things. Silica is the most fundamental part of all cells and organisms so it has a signifcant benefit. It is an essential component for making mucles, ligaments, cartilage, digestive tract, skin, hair and nails healthy and happy.
The food grade diatomaceous earth is a gentle abrasive and is one of the most versatile health products. DE offers an alternative method for detoxing your body, one that is cheap, simple, and effective. It doesn’t require fasting or foul-tasting foods, and many people have used it with great success. DE’s naturally absorbent and abrasive nature makes it an ideal internal cleaner. As it passes through your system, it absorbs harmful toxins and it does this without requiring you to change your diet or lifestyle. Another benefit from DE is to use a colon cleanse. It functions to eliminate intestinal viruses, parasites and toxic residues
It can be used as a food supplement to improve blood cholesterol, mental clarity and enhance energy. It can also be used as an effective treatment for curing hemorrhoids, insomnia, arthritis, back pain and more. . Besides all this, diatomaceous earth is also widely used in a range of skincare and cosmetic products.
BENEFITS FOR YOUR PETS
Fleas are blood-sucking parasites that live outside, in our homes, and on our pets. The good thing, though, is that fleas hate diatomaceous earth. Because it’s natural and safe, it is the perfect option to treat your pets for fleas.
DE is also a natural alternative for worming your pets. It improves their health as well in the same way it does for humans.
The smells that come from the litter box are not the nicest of scents to have wafting around the house. Luckily, you can also get rid of the kitty litter smell by adding diatomaceous earth to the litter box. DE will will absorb moisture in the box and eliminate the smell; it will also repel any worms, larvae, or parasites in the litter box.
PEST CONTROL BENEFITS
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a natural pest control that is great to use around your home because it’s natural making it the perfect option to treat your house for many types of insects that invade. Some of the pests DE can help control are ants, carpet beetles, bed bugs, weevils, cockroaches and any crawling insects that can cause problems.
BENEFITS IN THE GARDEN
Diatomaceous Earth is tiny plant fossils which nick the bodies of insects and absorb the waxy moisture that their bodies are made of inevitably causing them to dehydrate. Due to the methodology of this organic insecticide pests can never become immune to its effects. Some of the garden pests DE is effective against are:
Aphids, Mites,Thrips, Ants, Slugs,Snails, Queensland Fruit Flies, Cucumber Beetles and many others.
Rodents like rats, moles, mice, and rabbits often do great damage to your garden, but if your sentiments don’t allow trapping them or eliminating them, one option is to discourage their visits. They are known to have an aversion to citrus and peppermint smells, so you can use small containers of diatomaceous earth with a few drops of the essential oil of lemon or peppermint as deterrents. This highly porous substance is better than cotton balls in both absorbing the oil and retaining the smell for longer periods.
Diatomaceous earth is often used as a medium for growing plants, usually in conjunction with other substances. Although it doesn’t have much to offer by way of nutrition, it contains less than 0.1% crystalline silica and provides nutrients to the soil such as magnesium; calcium; sodium; phosphorous; potassium; and selenium. It also
has the capacity to hold fertilizers and then release it to the roots. That, as well as the porosity, makes it a good growing medium for hydroponic containers and Bonsai culture. Mix it with potting soil to increase drainage and air circulation in the root zone. Whether it is industrial farming or small scale gardening our DE offers cultivators many advantages.
BENEFITS IN THE HOME
One of the great strengths of Diatomaceous Earth is its absorbent, porous structure. The porous structure of DE allows it to absorb unwanted odors. By simply placing a small, open container of diatomaceous earth in the vicinity of a bad smell, you can both deodorize and prevent the smell from returning. This is useful for carpets, cupboards, rubbish bins, shoes and pet smells. Adding a few drops of essential oil will add a pleasant scent as well.
Because DE can absorb up to twice its weight, this feature makes it an ideal stain remover. Liquid stains like oil, grease, or soda are often a bigger problem than a paper towel. Diatomaceous earth uses its porous diatoms to soak up messy spills without a hitch.
Ants are the most common insect to contend with in the home. Dust likely ant entryways to ensure ants are exposure to the DE. Bed bugs are the plague in the bug world, just using diatomaceous earth alone will not get rid of them. It’s best to use a combination of intense cleaning, de-cluttering, and DE application.
You can add DE to grains, legumes, beans, rice, corn and other foods to prevent clumping, germinating, or molding. It also works as a natural pesticide to protect against beetles and weevils.