Diatomaceous Earth is a naturally-formed sedimentary mineral rock. It’s derived from the remains of diatoms, or oceanic unicellular algae. Diatoms are over 30 million years old and are formed from the cementation of microscopic algae-like plant remains into the earth’s surface. These clay-like, chalky remains are usually found in the form of a thick, white, siliceous powder known as diatomaceous earth.
How to use / Directions
- Helps clean and protect teeth
For extra deep cleaning action sprinkle a little DE over your toothpaste, or tooth powder Because it is gently abrasive only a little is needed to effectively remove stains, and it should only be used every once in awhile.
- Acts as a Facial Scrub & Mask
DE contains minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium and phosphorous. Since minerals can be absorbed through the skin, this is a wonderful way to complement a mineral-rich diet.
Tip: Mix about 1 tablespoon of diatomaceous earth with water, milk, aloe vera juice or diluted honey to make a thick paste. Using your fingertips, lightly massage the paste onto your face using small, circular motions. Allow it to set for 1-2 minutes, then gently remove with a warm washcloth using small, circular motions. Follow with toner and a moisturizer.
Note: Avoid using this scrub near the eyes or on chapped skin.
- Insects Control
DE can help eliminate bed bug, house dust mite, cockroach, ants and flea infestations within your home without the use for harsh chemicals. Diatomaceous earth is approved for use against all of these home pests. Experts recommend using a hand duster to puff it into cracks and crevices where bugs are likely to hang out. Just Sprinkle some powder on the affected areas and get rid of insects forever!
- Get rid of Bad Odours
Just like baking soda, a small container/box of diatomaceous earth can be left in the fridge to neutralize odours. Needs to be replaced every 1-2 weeks.
- Garbage Can Deodorizer
Sprinkle in the bottom of the can to help neutralize odours.
- Stain Remover
Due to it’s highly absorbent nature, diatomaceous can be sprinkled on oil-stained clothes to help soak up the oil.