May 3, 2013

Uses for FOOD GRADE Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth has more uses than most people are aware of, if they are aware of Diatomaceous Earth at all.

For Human Consumption:

Diatomaceous Earth has been reported to absorb methyl mercury, E. coli, endotoxins, viruses (including poliovirus), organophosphate pesticide residues, and drug residues. It is a natural organic colon cleanser and detoxifier. This cleansing and detoxification alone has a myriad of positive effects in the human body.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is 89% Silica.

The average human body holds approximately seven grams of silica, needing significantly more silica than even important minerals such as iron. Most people are, in fact, silica deficient. Among other things, enough silica in the body is vital enough for calcium absorbtion to allow calcium supplements to work. If Silica deficient, as is the case in the vast majority of us, calcium supplementation can even be a negative. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent natural and organic source of silica.

Other Reported Health Benefits of Silica / Diatomaceous Earth Includes Lowering Blood Pressure, Lowering Cholesterol, Osteoperosis, Weight Loss, Cosmetics, Hair, Nails, Teeth & Gums, Energy, Bacteria, Mucus, Anti-Aging, Urinary Infections, Headache.

For Pets:

When lightly rubbed into their coats and dusted in your pet's area, Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is very effective against Lice, Mites, Fleas, and Ticks on dogs, cats, and birds. Just rub gently into the pet's coat. For an Ear Mites remedy for your pets, simply rub a pinch of DE onto the skin on both sides of the ear flaps daily for a month or so to kill existing and newly hatched mites.

DE is also an effective organic wormer and will kill any worms or parasites the pets may have. When using as a daily pet food supplement or as a safe wormer, mix Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth with pet food.

Following is Recommended Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth daily doses for Dogs and Cats
as an organic wormer - (complete worming can take up to a month to be safe).. Reported great results with sore and painful hips and joints, and even a fuller, healthier shiny coat as a reg. daily supplement.

Large Cats: 1 teaspoon Kittens :1/4 teaspoon Dogs 100 lbs + : 1-2 tablespoons
Dogs 50-100lbs: 1 tablespoon Dogs Under 50 lbs: 1 teaspoon Mini dogs: 1/2 teaspoon

As pets get older, they often get sore hips and stiff, painful joints.
Diatomaceous Earth in your pet's daily diet will reduce arthritic inflamation.

For your pet's living areas, apply to moist kennel and bedding areas to reduce odors, dry the area, and stop fleas and ticks from breeding. Cat Litter-Kitty Litter: Liberally add Diatomaceous Earth to litter box to effectively control dampness and odors.

For Pest Control:

The most commonly known use for DE is for pest control. Diatomaceous Earth is a natural, organic garden pest control and household insect killer. Diatomaceous Earth kills by physical action, not chemical. It is safe for pets and people. The tiny diatoms scratch off the insect's waxy coating, and dehydrate it. DE kills spiders, roaches, silverfish, ants, fire ants, carpenter ants, bedbugs, lice, mites, earwigs, flies, fleas, box elder bugs, crabs(std), pubic and hair lice, scorpions, crickets and harmful insects. Diatomaceous Earth is used in the home, yard, animal housing, etc. Sprinkle a 2 inch wide border around the foundation of your house to stop insects from entering.

Diatomaceous Earth is safe to earthworms and beneficial micro-organisms, and is also safe to people, pets and livestock. DE organically kills garden insects on huge farm crops as well as in home gardens. Diatomaceous Earth kills aphids, white flies, beetles, loopers, mites, snails, slugs, leaf hoppers, and harmful pests. Use Diatomaceous Earth inside your home, greenhouse or outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass. Apply Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth up to and including day of harvest.

For The Home:

Enjoy the many practical and money saving benefits of Diatomaceous Earth for every day household use!

Metal Cleaner: Make a paste with Diatomaceous Earth and water to make a metal polish. Diatomaceous Earth also makes a very inexpensive soft scrub for the shower, sink and faucets.

Face Mask and Cleanser: Mix Diatomaceous Earth and water together until you have made a paste. Apply to the face with circular scrubbing motion until face is fully covered. Leave on face for approx. 2 min. and then wash off with warm water. Your face will be fully exfoliated and toned for pennies!! Mix Diatomaceous Earth with your favorite cleanser and you will have cleaner, smoother skin.

Teeth Cleaner: Sprinkle a small amount on your favorite brand of toothpaste and brush as you normally would. You will notice that your teeth look and feel "Just went to the dentist" clean.

Garage/Driveway Oil Stains: To remove oil stains from garage floor or driveway: Make sure area is dry and completely cover the stain with diatomaceous earth. Let the powder soak up the oil for 24 hours. Remove the excess with a metal spatula or paint scraper and dispose.

Refrigerator/Freezer Odors: Diatomaceous Earth can be used in the same way as baking soda to banish odors. Leave an open box or jar of DE in the refrigerator and freezer. Replace with fresh DE every week or so.

Foot Odor: For fresh smelling footware, place some DE into the ends of two knee high nylon stockings and tie a knot the top. Place the stockings inside shoes or boots. Leave until used again.

Carpet Stains: To remove stains from carpets, cover the stain with DE and lightly work into the stain. Let set for at least 2 hours and vacuum up.

Garbage Can Odor: To deodorize a garbage can with DE, sprinkle a cup or so of diatomaceous earth in the bottom of the garbage can. Not only deodorizes, but will kill any bugs and larvae that are present.

So there you go friends! An all 'round amazing thing to have on hand for a multitude of things. :)

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