Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a cleansing product that crosses many borders. An organic source of silica Diatomaceous Earth is a combination of minerals such as iron, magnesium and calcium. It has shown many nutritional and antifungal benefits in both humans and animals alike. Able to support digestion and detoxify it's a powerful tool in environmental cleansing. This fine powder is made up of the fossilised microscopic skeletal remains of hard-shelled plant-like algae called diatoms. Diatomaceous Earth is a sedimentary rock that can easily turn into a white powder when crumbled. It is primarily made up of skeletal structures from underwater plant forms also known as fossils. DE is an amazing natural product from the purest fresh water source. Other food grade Diatomaceous Earth can contain higher amounts of sediment and clay, making the fossil shell flour a grey to brown colour. Our food grade deposits have been analysed and we are satisfied that our food grade DE is the purest form of freshwater DE available. There is an interesting study published on Diatomaceous Earth in 'Journal of Applied and Environmental Microbiology'.
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- Diatomaceous Earth powder (Fresh Water Sourced) Unheated - 100% Natural
- Produced to ecological standards, free from agro-chemicals, non-irradiated and GMO-free.
Adults: Diatomaceous Earth does not have an unpleasant taste. Since Diatomaceous Earth does not dissolve, it may be necessary to stir a few times while drinking to prevent settling. Your healthcare practitioner may advise a higher amount, please research the amount and talk to your healthcare professional.
- Take 1 - 2 teaspoons daily in water, smoothies, juices.
- Take on an empty stomach.
- As some people experience high energy levels, it is best to take it in the morning hours.
Skin: Diatomaceous earth also works as a fantastic exfoliator, making it a perfect addition to many skin care products.
At Home: Use against house insects (ants, cockroaches, silverfish, bed bugs, flies, fleas, ticks, etc.). Sprinkle the area which you suspect is infested.
- Brush and vacuum carpets or any area where you think bugs, insects or fleas could be lurking. This will improve the efficacy of diatomaceous earth for flea and other pest problems, because it aggravates them and gets them to move, which allows DE to work better.
- Apply Diatomaceous Earth powder where needed in your home, yard, carpets, car, etc. Rub the powder into the carpets with a broom. Use enough to finely cover the surface but not too much that it’s easy to breathe in a lot.
- Let the powder sit for about four to 12 hours before vacuuming. It’s recommended that you repeat this process once a week for a total of 2-4 weeks.
Pets: Diatomaceous Earth benefits pets and other animals similarly to the way it does humans, and it can have other benefits as well. For example, rubbing diatomaceous earth on their coats will ward off fleas and ticks and given internally, it is an excellent de-wormer.
The Dosage for Dogs is as Follows:
- Small dogs should receive 1/2 teaspoon.
- Under 50 pounds - 1 teaspoon.
- 50 to 100 pounds - 1 tablespoon.
- More than 100 pounds - 1 to 2 tablespoons.
Cats: Cats should be given 1 teaspoon. Kittens should receive 1/4 of a teaspoon. Diatomaceous earth can also be added to kitty litter and pet carriers to reduce odours.
Plants & Vegetables: Gardeners can find that diatomaceous earth is a dream come true. The sharp points scratch the exoskeleton of insects causing them to dry out and die and the powder also absorbs fats (lipids) from the hard exoskeletons of the insects, drying them even further. It makes an excellent pesticide, effectively controlling aphids, thrips, mites, snails, and slugs without harming worms or beneficial soil microorganisms.
Natural plant protection against insects: DE is the organic way of controlling insects in the garden, greenhouse, orchard, and other places. Use it for control of slugs, whitefly, beetles, mites, grasshoppers, etc. For use in the greenhouse or outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass - up to and including the day of harvest. Ensure coverage over the entire plant, including under the leaves. For young plants, 2 lbs (0.75kg) per acre may be adequate. For larger plants, 5 lbs (1.8kg) per acre may be enough. Add 7 lbs (2.6kg) of DE to each ton of grain and mix well to kill bugs in the grain.
IMPORTANT NOTES: When using food grade diatomaceous earth externally, such as in the garden or on pets, it is probably a good idea to wear a dust mask and gloves. Breathing in too much food grade Diatomaceous Earth may irritate the mucus membranes in the nose and mouth and it may dry out your skin. Once the dust settles, it does not pose a threat. Diatomaceous Earth can also dry out your skin.
- Brand: Ancient Purity.
- Size: 220g.
- Origin: Peru
- Container: Kraft Paper Pouch.
- Estimated shelf life from purchase: 2 - 4 years. (It is already thousands of years old).
- Storage: Keep in a cool dry place, keep out of reach of children.
- Video: Click to watch - Diatomaceous Earth Information
Q - What does DE mean?
A - Diatomaceous Earth, It is simply an abbreviation.
Q - How can something that kills bugs not be harmful for me and my pets?
A - Remember Diatomaceous Earth kills insects by PHYSICAL action---not chemical. Hundreds of the microscopic particles get all over the insects body. As the insects move, it scratches the waxy coating off of them and they dehydrate and die. Because the particles are so small--they cause no harm to people and pets. It is a simple mineral - silica. Please note i do not want to promote the killing of any creatures no matter how small, but this is for your information - Health Refugee
Q - How much Food Grade DE should a person take each day?
A - You could take 1 heaped tablespoon per day in liquid of your choice. I use juice, but many just put in a glass of water. I know some who take 2 or 3 tablespoons a day, but that is usually for a severe problem they are trying to correct. I also know some who just take a teaspoon per day to start out with and work up to a tablespoon - Health Refugee
Q - I have heard DE is dangerous--especially breathing it in.
A - Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth often gets confused with filter grade Diatomaceous Earth. Filter grade DE starts out as food grade, but it is heated to about 1,000 degrees and chemicals are added to crystallize it. This works great for filtering but is dangerous to people and animals. Breathing the crystallized product in over long periods of time causes a disease called silicoses. The world health org. has said that DE needs to be less than 2% crystalline silica in order to be considered safe. The filter grade DE is 60% crystalline!! -- Stay away from it --- it is dangerous!! This food grade Diatomaceous Earth on the other hand is less than .50% crystalline silica. As you can see, that is more than 4 times less than it needs to be to be considered safe! Daily use of Food Grade DE for people, pets and around the home is perfectly safe. But it should be treated like any other dusty product, if you are going to breath it in over long periods of time, wear a dust mask ---- but it should in no way be compared to the dangerous crystallized filter grade.
Q - Will Food Grade DE interfere with any medication I am now taking?
A - Diatomaceous Earth is a mineral---silica. We have never had an issue where anyone has reported problem or reaction to taking DE. If you have any questions as to interactions with medications you are taking---ask your doctor or pharmacist if taking a silica supplement will cause any problems. We know nothing about pharmaceutical drugs so we cannot advise on using both at the same time. Please know this is no direspect to pharma drugs or the good people who prescribe them, i have too much still to learn about natural products to start leaning about anything pharmaceutical - Health Refugee
Q - Does Diatomaceous Earth ever get old or expire?
A - No, Diatomaceous Earth is a mineral and will never expire---remember--it is already thousands of years old, and so could you live to be if you follow a healthy organic lifestyle and use Ancient Purity products ; ) - Health Refugee
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