What is Diatomaceous Earth?
There are different grades of Diatomaceous Earth so be sure you are using 100% Australian Pure Fresh Water Organic Diatomaceous Earth. DE is composed of the skeletal remains of millions of fossilized microscopic diatoms that once flourished as a form of golden brown aquatic algae or plankton that lived in freshwater lakes as a food source for all kinds of aquatic creatures. As far back as the beginning of the Cenozoic Era some 65 million years ago, diatoms have existed and contributed to the buildup of sediment on the ocean floor. Fossilizing over eons of time into soft powdery rock many feet thick, geological forces pushed these deposits up to the Earth's surface. Today, the deposits of Fossil Shell Flour that are mined and milled into a whitish powder are primarily from diatoms that lived in lakes which evolved mostly in the Miocene Epoch or younger time periods roughly 25 million years ago.
This ancient substance is truly a wonderful natural treasure and a safer, simple solution for everyday home, pet and garden needs.
Organic Food grade Diatomaceous Earth can be safely used in the home and garden around children and pets. (Unlike the Pool grade which is only suitable for filters.)
Uses for Diatomaceous Earth
instead of baking soda to deodorize kitty litter, shoes, refrigerators, vacuum cleaner bags and garbage bins
soak up motor oil spills
soothe bug bites and bee stings
absorbs mold and moisture
metal polisher when moistened
preserves leaves and dried flower arrangements
Increase health of fowls
Helps with young animals health and gives 15 trace minerals. Kill intestinal parasites
For grains and seeds in storage
Face scrubs and masks - add to creams.
Increase crop production
Improve family health, both consuming and around the house.
Have healthy happy pets and livestock
Create healthier living areas for pets
Natural Pest Control
Internal parasite control for humans and animals
Organic Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth has a place in everyone's home - "A Natural Pest and Parasite control"
CAUTION: Industrial pool grade Diatomaceous Earth should NOT be used - It is TOXIC to all living creatures.
TYPICAL ANALYSIS OF DIATOMACEOUS EARTH
Silica (Si02) > 85%
Calcium (Ca) 1.00%
Magnesium (Mg) 0.60%
Manganese (Mn) 0.50%
Phosphorus (P) 0.01%
Potassium (K) 0.20%
Iron (Fe) 2.00%
Cobalt (Co) 5mg/kg
Molybdenum (Mo) 5mg/kg
Sulphur (S) 42mg/kg
Zinc (Zn) 42mg/kg