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Why Buy Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous earth has many different uses for the home and garden and even in your family. There are several different types that exist but the ideal product for your home is food grade DE because it is completely non-toxic and environmentally friendly. Many household products are harmful to the environment, your family and especially your garden where you probably are eating the fruits of your labor. This is why diatomaceous earth is such a great product because you can eliminate those harmful chemicals from your home. Diatomaceous earth is a revolution in creating a chemical free and healthy home. If you are still skeptical take a look at what many people are saying it can be used for in your home.

A natural deodorizer for garbage cupboard or refrigerators
Kitty litter supplement for extra absorbency and odor control
Soft scrub cleaner because of its abrasive properties
Oil stain remover in garages and driveways
Stain remover for carpets
Polishes metal when made into a paste
* De-wormer for pets and livestock
* Dietary supplement for healthier pets and livestock
Grain and food storage protection from moisture
This product can be used for many more things around the home but these are some of the more popular general uses that have surfaced since an increased interest in food grade diatomaceous earth.

The other main use for this product has been human consumption. Many people have found that the benefits that livestock and pets enjoy from consuming this product also have effect on humans. This is something that has been tried by individuals around the country and have given only glowing reviews of how it has affected their health. Diatomaceous earth is made available for human consumption in other parts of the world such as Europe and China but the FDA in the United States has not approved its use for human consumption only animal consumption. Because of this, diatomaceous earth cannot be sold as a dietary supplement in the United States without disclaimers that you consume it at your own risk. Also keep in mind that the health benefits suggested on this website are from people who have personal experience with this product. Nothing on this website is intended to replace the opinions of qualified physicians and other healthcare professionals. As stated above the FDA has not evaluated diatomaceous earth for human consumption and it is not intended to cure, treat or prevent any diseases or health conditions. If you have any special circumstances such as pregnancy, nursing, or any health condition, it is recommended you consult a physician before taking this as a dietary supplement. *

How Can Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Accomplish So Much?

Diatomaceous earth is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one celled plants called diatoms. Food grade DE is the natural form of diatomaceous earth without any special treatments or chemicals which is why it is the most popular type of product for the “Living Green” lifestyle. Fresh water deposits of these fossilized remains have a cylindrical like structure and are very porous which gives it its high absorbency value. Diatomaceous earth is completely harmless to warm blooded animals, but it is also highly lethal to any creature that has an exoskeleton. DE is a natural desiccant which means it dries out or dehydrates.

As for health benefits for your pets and livestock diatomaceous earth is made up of mostly silicon dioxide, a major life sustaining element. Diatomaceous earth provides many trace minerals aside from silicon dioxide such as: calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, sodium, titanium, boron, manganese, copper, and zirconium. This could explain why so many people have reported improved health in themselves and their animals after consuming this product. Silicon is a very important element for healthy growth and has been said to improve the health of bones, blood vessels, and brain cells. If you find yourself deficient in silica you may also be suffering from abnormal or immature bone development.

On top of all these great benefits your animals will also thank you for being free of worms and parasites as diatomaceous earth is great for preventing these infestations and removing them over time. As diatomaceous earth travels through the digestive tract it will slowly come in contact with these small invaders and they will eventually succumb to the effects of the fine powder.

How do I properly use Diatomaceous Earth?

If you want to make a dietary supplement to keep your animals healthy it is important to remember that the amount of Food Grade DE mixed into the dry weight of the food is not to exceed 2%. Although Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is non-toxic it is never a good idea to feed your animals too much of anything. The 2% of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is typically more than enough to take care of any problems you may have, and you will probably be just fine with less than that. For smaller house pets you might want to just add a teaspoon to their food, and for larger pets try using a table spoon. Always consult a veterinarian for your pet’s specific needs when you buy food grade diatomaceous earth. *

Is Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth Safe?

You bet! This product is completely non-toxic and chemical free. Remember to only buy food grade diatomaceous earth and steer clear of the DE used in pool filters as it is processed DE and is toxic. Avoid diatomaceous earth that has any kind of additive in it because they can sometimes be toxic as well. Also because it is a very fine powder, inhaling too much of it can irritate the lungs and cause coughing. Diatomaceous Earth also may cause your skin to become dry if your skin is exposed to large amounts of it, but the typical consumer will not have to worry too much about that as you will rarely come in contact with enough to make a difference. It is recommended that while working with large amounts you use a mask and gloves as a precaution and use DE in well ventilated areas.

Where Do I Find Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth?

Finding a store to buy Food Grade DE is usually very difficult depending on where you live. You can sometimes find it in agriculture stores but their prices are sometimes very expensive. We buy our food grade diatomaceous earth at the largest quantity possible to help keep our prices very low for you our customers. If you are looking for reliable information and the best prices on the internet then you have come to the right place.

Where Do I Buy Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Buying diatomaceous earth has never been easier. Here you will find our selection and prices to be unbeatable. We are constantly thinking of new ways to best satisfy our customers and improve our inventory so you can have the widest selection available. We are always open to suggestions of what you the consumer would like to see, from special applicators, to more convenient quantities that will match your specific need. Just send us an email to: with your suggestions and we will do our best to make it available to you. Remember to always buy food grade diatomaceous earth from PureEarthD at



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