Diatomaceous Earth – A Natural Chemical Free Super Hero

Thousands of years ago tiny creatures inhabited the earth. These creatures lived and died in the sea and by so doing became today’s superheroes. They created one of the worlds wonder products.
Called Diatoms, these microscopic sea creatures lived and died by the millions leaving behind tiny skeletons which collected on the sea bottom. Over the millennia the seas dried up and the deposits of skeletons became one with the land. Modern mining methods unearthed these buried skeletons and the world was introduced to the miracle of Diatomaceous Earth.
Diatomaceous Earth (nicknamed DE), deposits are refined in two ways – as a fine milled food quality powder and a rougher milled filtration powder only used in swimming pool filtration systems and should never be used in any other application. Food quality DE has unlimited uses. Filtration DE should only be used for swimming pool filters. Food quality DE is a natural desiccant.
The food quality Diatomaceous Earth is a fine-milled white powder and is endowed with super powers. It is often called Earth or Shell Flour. DE is both FDA and EPA approved.
The filtration Diatomaceous Earth is used for swimming pool filtration. Swimming pool DE is a large milled product and is UNSAFE for use other than in filtration systems. It should NEVER be used in any other way. Swimming pool DE has large crystals which are too sharp for everyday use.
Food quality Diatomaceous Earth is used for –
1) AGRICULTURE – In agriculture DE is used in grain crop storage and in livestock maintenance. In harvested grain crops it is used two ways. It is added to storage grains to kill and prevent insect infestation and in milled grain crops such as flour it is added as an anti-caking agent. DE’s tiny skeletal parts do not bond together and make an excellent means of controlling caking. For livestock maintenance DE is fed to livestock and improves the overall health of the animals. It is believed that the DE flushes both the intestinal tracts and blood vessels of debris build-up providing overall health benefits.
2) INSECT CONTROL – For insect control, Diatomaceous Earth is unrivaled. It is safe and effective. DE is created from the crushed skeletons of microscopic creatures. These crushed parts, with microscopic sharp edges, scratch the outer skeletal shells of insects causing them to die. The insects are not killed by DE but rather they die from dehydration caused by the scratches on their shells and the drying quality of the DE. It happens gradually, working slowly but effectively. The remaining powder remains viable and will kill any insects which get into it for as long as the powder is there.
One of the benefits of Diatomaceous Earth is that it is chemical free. Insects can build no tolerance Chemical Ingredients to DE as they do with all chemical pesticides and DE continues to kill as long as it is in place.
DE is also non-toxic. Chemicals can be injurious to more than the intended target. Chemicals can damage or kill plants, animals, birds and even people. The toxic side effects of chemicals make DE the preferred choice for insect control. In addition if DE is fed to livestock, it passes through the digestive system killing flies and their larvae which hatch in fresh manure.
Diatomaceous Earth will also kill insects on plants and is an excellent choice for house plant, container or garden use. Sprinkled on the plants it will target insects but won’t injure the plant itself and if the plant is consumed by animals or humans there are no harmful effects.
3) SOIL MANAGEMENT – Diatomaceous Earth is used as a desiccant and dries where ever it is used. In agriculture it is used to dry areas which are chronically wet. It will dry urine in kennels and in stables or wet spots around water tanks but has toxic effects. It also has odor absorbing qualities making it the choice in barns or chicken coops.
4) HEALTH – For health purposes DE is fed to livestock (most commonly dairy cattle) and improves overall health of the animals but it is also consumed by What Causes Someone To Not Clean Their House people for the same reason. It is believed that the DE flushes both the intestinal tracts and blood vessels of debris build-up providing health benefits.
5) HEAVY METAL DETOX – Heavy Metals are also reduced using DE. It is a natural means of detoxifying heavy metals from the body. DE absorbs metals and flushes them out of the body in a non toxic way.
6) WORM & PARASITE CLEANSE – Worms and parasites infect all living mammals and can be very debilitating. Animals are routinely doused with chemicals to remove these parasites but often the chemical drugs used are more toxic than the worms. Humans are reluctant to talk about parasites believing themselves free of them but all humans have at one time or another had “worms.” Diatomaceous Earth consumed regularly, will kill parasite and worm infestations in the same manner as it kills insects. The fine powder scratches and cuts the worms/parasites killing them and then helps flush them from the body. DE only works on intestinal parasites. Heart and brain parasites are killed ONLY in their larvae state while in the digestive system.
7) FLEA AND TICK CONTROL – For pets, Diatomaceous Earth is a wonder product. It is an extremely effective and safe way to control fleas, ticks and lice. Many animals and birds suffer severe allergic reactions from the traditional chemical flea and tick (and lice) products resulting in terrible suffering and even death. Used routinely, shaking a little DE on the animal or on a bird, will control infestations. Should the animal lick their coats or ingest any of the DE it will not harm them. Fed to the animal, DE controls worms and parasites and it also controls stool odor.
Diatomaceous Earth was created from microscopic creatures with super powers. It is an environmentally friendly, non-toxic, chemical free multi-purposed powder which both helps and protects our world today. Diatomaceous Earth may be a mouthful to pronounce but it should be on everyone’s lips.
Diatomaceous Earth, truly these little creatures are Nature’s superheroes!