Diatomaceous Earth (Fossil Shell Flour)

Herbs: Diatomaceous Earth (Fossil Shell Flour)

Origin: USA

CAUTION: Do Not Breathe The Powder In While Using.

100% pure Diatomaceous Earth from a fresh water source.

Food Grade Diatomaceaous Earth

Also called Fossil Shell Flour, has many health benefits. Diatomaceous earth consists of diatoms, a type hard-shelled algae which is a fossilized deposit of microscopic shells created by one celled plants called Diatoms. These plants inhabit all the waters of the earth, and serve as the basic food for aquatic life, just as grass is the basic food for land animals. Some of these deposits, shifted to dry land, are extremely important to humans.
Diatomaceaous Earth is a naturally occurring, soft, siliceous sedimentary rock that is easily crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder. It has a particle size ranging from less than 1 micrometre to more than 1 millimetre, but typically 10 to 200 micrometres. This powder has an abrasive feel, similar to pumice powder, and is very light as a result of its high porosity.
It is used as a filtration aid, mild abrasive, and mechanical insecticide.
Diatomaceaous Earth is used as an insecticide, due to its physico-sorptive properties. The fine powder absorbs lipids from the waxy outer layer of insects' exoskeletons, causing them to dehydrate. Arthropods die as a result of the water pressure deficiency, based on Fick's law of diffusion. It can also be used to help control and eventually eliminate cockroach and flea infestations and has wide application for insect control in grain storage. It has also been used to control bedbug infestations, but this method may take weeks to work. DE can be used on bedding and rubbed into animals' fur to kill fleas and mites.

Uses in Gardening

• Beneficial as a soil additive-safe for earthworms

Diatomaceous Earth will not harm earthworms. Earthworm farmers use it to treat their worm beds for parasites, fungus gnat larva etc. Earth worms are structurally different from insects in that they can actually digest particles of DE. The particles are then eliminated in their castings.

• Works against gastropods and is commonly employed in gardening to defeat slugs and snails.

• Will help reduce garden pests when used in the soil and sprinkled on plants.

• Mix into soil for a soil conditioner. Will retain over 6 times its weight in moisture and will release it as the plants need it. It may also help with nematodes.

• Antifungal properties – good for garden fungal growth

What veterinarians, researchers, integrated pest management, and users of quality Diatomaceaous Earth report:

• Absorbent -useful for spill clean-up. The U.S. Center for Disease Control recommends it to clean
up toxic liquid spills.
• Reduce fly hatch. Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly population
• To remove odors – shake on manure, urine, vomit, or spills to absorb odors and moisture
• Reduces moisture and odors in barns, stalls, coops, kennel, litter boxes, compost piles, and other moist areas.
• Use in facial masks to absorb excess oils
• Kills many bugs by dehydration-environmentally safe
• Use to dust animals and animal bedding
• Use in cat litter to absorb moisture and odors
• Lightly rub diatomaceous earth into pets coat and bedding
• On lawns, will retain moisture and prevent drought damage. Adds nitrogen to the soil.
• On camping trips. Dust the ground where you intend to place your tent and camp area.
• Antifungal properties
• Dust under and behind appliances, in window sills, door thresholds and in attics and walls
• Used in seed and grain storage to keep dry and mold free indefinitely. Will allow seeds to sprout after years in storage.
• On lawns, will retain moisture and prevent drought damage
• Keeps fly larvae from developing in manure, noticeably reducing the fly population. (Neighbors no longer complain about flies)
• Sprinkle the ground liberally on and around tree trunks, also may be painted with a mixture of DE and water.

Customer Reviews

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bone on bone hip pain
by GM on Apr 5, 2015

I have been talking DE for 3 months now hoping it build cartlege in my joints. Sometimes I feel great but as soon as I exercise I am cripple again. I have been feeling a whole. Lot better than I was before I started taking g it. Hair, skin, nails, age spots, and I lost 30 pounds. I am hoping my joints can build cushion. I will continue taking it . Will report back later.

Love it!!!
by Ruth on Mar 24, 2015

Ok, It does taste like dirt, But with all the fresh foods we eat, salad bar when we are out. i have only been using it about a month, but energy level is better, So are nails and hair. Relaxed my hair, dried it and was told by hair dresser that it is stronger than it was a month ago!!! Nails have always been long but never strong, This is amazing and sharing with everyone I know!!!

Effects when taking DE
by Dr. J on Mar 14, 2015

Many people have miraculous results when taking DE. Others feel like they are getting worse and wonder what's happening to them. As an alternative doctor for over 30 years I want to explain what is happening when people take DE. Disease is not like western medicine doctors would have you to believe. It is not that we have too many organs and not enough drugs. They do health care, which I call sickness care, by removing organs and giving chemical drugs. Sickness occurs when there is something interfering with the expression of the doctor within or the self healing expression of our bodies that God put within us. Healing only comes from within through the body's inbred intelligence. There are things that can interfere with that such as physical, chemical, electromagnetic and emotional. When something like diatomaceous earth is taken it will start getting rid of things like lead, mercury, viruses, bacteria, chemicals, etc. As this happens we experience what is called detoxifying. This may consist of things like headaches, muscle aches, loose stools, constipation, fatigue sleeplessness, itching, cramps, sweats, etc. These are not fun to go through but they are actually good things because they are due to our bodies getting rid of things that are making us sick and interfering with the expression of our health. This may take days, week, or even months. If you need to, back off from how much DE you are taking but eventually you will get through it. Good health is worth what you have to go through. You will never get it by taking chemical drugs and having boy organs removed.

DE results after 12 days
by Heather on Feb 8, 2015

I was led to this product by looking up oil pulling. It brought me to this product and was curious after reading all the reviews. I am on day 12 and I'm amazed at what was happening inside my body. I am a healthy female in my 30s. Not on any meds at all. I have had so much movement in my stomach since day 8. I have seen lots of cut up parasites in my stools. But the disgusting part is the parasites that are trying to not get killed I can feel in my face, top of head, eyes and nose. It's hard to handle feeling them move. I'm confident within a few days they will die off as well as the rest. I now have strong long nails, a different distribution of belly fat, lost 10 pounds, my skin is silky soft and my bottom is lifted and firmer. Must be the collagen in the product. I'm taking it slow up to one healing Tbsp a day but am reaping the benefits. Can't wait to see how I am after 30 days. Thank you and well wishes to all. ..

cure for inflammatiin
by True on Dec 14, 2014

I use to be in so much pain I cried everyday. I am 61 and the doctors wanted to give me a hip replacement. I never liked operations so on I refused; however my pain was so I couldn't walk. I kept searching for a natural way to help myself.
People seem to pity me. Then one day I found DE my life has changed. It has only been six days and I bearly feel any pain at all. So many other good things. I've lost weight, skin looks beautiful, nails stronger, hair ticker. Thank you God for saving me naturally.

I will give update in a minth.

DE Great for everything!
by Teresa Green on Oct 3, 2014

I started putting DE in a drink each morning. 1 heaping tbsp. I used to color my hair. I haven't done that in 3 years. My hair is almost as red now as it was when I was young. I'm almost 60. I brush my teeth with DE once a week. Makes them whiter. Great for strong nails. I've never had nails that grow like this. Gets rid of the yellow look to us older folks toenails. I use it as a facial mask. Makes your skin feel great. I've lost weight by taking it 2 or 3 times a day. I give it to all my animals. Dog, cats, goats, chickens, rabbits. I haven't had to worm any of them in 3 years. Kills all bugs with an exoskeletal system. I have set an open cup with DE in the feed storage container and find the little weevils that get in feed just laying on top of the DE. On and on I could go. This stuff is amazing!

Human Food Grade DE
by Patricia on May 24, 2014

Shortly after losing my 12 yr old Wheaton Terrier to a topical (well known) flea product, I bought a home next to a creek and had deer grazing in my backyard. My city dogs had never had a tick but when I found ticks on them and given that I had vowed to never use poisons on my dogs again, I searched for natural remedies and found DE!!!! There are 50 acres of woods behind my house and a creek on one side so I have my share of bugs. Fleas and ticks were my main concern. i have used DE for 5 years now, the deer still graze but I haven't seen a tick since the first week I dusted my yard with it. Only rarely do I even put it on my dogs but if Ido it is only a very light amt at their shoulders and a slight amount at their back above their tail. I've always been told that if DE gets wet, it's not effective... I'm not convinced of that because we had historical amounts of rain last summer. I dusted and it rained so I dusted and it rained... all summer. Usually the fleas are worse when it's damp. I have not seen a flea since early spring last year. I took DE myself for a short while and it me have a sore throat so I stopped and never fed it to my dogs either. For FLEAS and especially TICKS, DE is the best stuff ever.

safe for humans?
by Aneta on Mar 18, 2014

I am wondering what your reason is for not recommending that humans use DE internally. I have noticed in many different sources that it is consumed for parasites and for the silica it contains that helps the body utilize calcium. How could I apply DE internally to fulfill the tasks of DE as described in your catalog? thanks in advance!

    Re: safe for humans?
    by Bulk Herb Store on Mar 18, 2014

    Recently we have found research that implies that DE powder may cause intestinal damage in some people. Therefore in order to protect our customers from any possible injury, we recommend not taking it internally. However, your health choices are entirely up to you, and you may choose to go ahead and take DE, we just want to caution our customers as best as we can, with the information that we know. Thanks!

by Anonymous on Nov 1, 2013

Hi "DE" enthusiasts, lovers, and researchers! Wait til you hear this! If anyone would take heed to this, then all the thousands of $ I spent, and all the suffering I went through would be worth it! PLEASE don't make my dilemma be all in vain. Use this info. to benefit you and your loved ones!
I wanted to title this "Thank God For Fleas!" but Corrie Ten Boom beat me to it! LOL! If it wasn't for fleas, I never would have been here to tell you that DE saved my life!!! In the middle of the night my dogs were itching and scratching, I couldn't find fleas, so I Googled "What rids mites...?" And website after website came up talking about "DE", as I read "...kills mites, fleas, bed bugs, insects, parasites < "PARASITES"! OMG!!! I am a groomer and breeder of expensive (show quality) Miniature Schnauzers, (my last sold for $1,500.00) I accidentally itched my left tear duct with dog feces on finger! 2-1/2 days later I got the first migraine ever and was in the left eye! (I thought I'd get Pink Eye! No doctor would treat me, thought I was lying, only wanting drugs, forced me to see a psychiatrist, mocked me, shamed me, etc. until my left eye went sideways and an MRI showed a 7mm ball (nest of worms) by then (after months of suffering), still they refused a parasitic killer. I was in ERs every 10 days - 2 weeks < "incubation period" (Daah!) I then suffered over 100 symptoms (never had before when healthy) in a 1-1/2 year period. I was on my death bed Mar. 18th, 2008, an Infectious Disease Doc decided to listen to me and gave me "Albenza" and saved my life (most all the symptoms left, mainly: migraines, vomiting, brain on fire too, eyes seeing fluorescent, eye turned, 7mm nest, ER visits, temp at 95, etc.) "most" (but not all) worried me, but now it doesn't anymore! I FOUND DE!!! Sept. 9th, 2013, I took 1 Tb. in morn and 1 Tb at night, I also mixed some in peanut butter for the dogs daily dose < they love bite my fingers with it! We love it! I slept like a baby for 2 days (backed off so much and took 1 teas. morn and 1 teas. for night, then upped it gradually). Short lasting pains started happening all over my brain, THEN the 4 main organs I worried about were effected one by one. The gallbladder wrenched with pain then I was finally relieved in ecstasy! The same happened to my liver (I always knew there was probably a liver fluke there, both these organs were attacked with about 8 bites in a row during my horrible ordeal with the 2006-2008 parasite problem. THEN the top right side of my brain was inflamed (I worried, but trusted DE was fighting for me! and I was right...on the third day of taking DE, I had what I believe to be a seizure (my first), I was told it might happen from what I experienced years ago. Lounging, severe tickling in the dead center of my brain for about 30 seconds (kinda felt good) when it stopped, I noticed my eyes were fixed upward (seizure?) Now, are you ready for this?! The day I gave my 92 year old mother-in-law DE, the Alzheimer Center said "What is wrong with her, she was clumsy all day!" when they heard about DE, they yelled at me and said "Stop and ask her doctor first!" < I said "OK!" (but I did my homework and continued. Doctors don't care about us past 85, they are more interested in research of what will happen to someone her age trying something different "At this age, nothing makes a difference!" doctors tell me through the 6 years I have been caregiver to her, she was 111, and I got her up to 133 at doctors amazement). Wow are their thinking wrong! It is now Nov. 1, and not that she no longer (because of DE) wants her brace for her back anymore (she always clung to for dear life for a decade+), nor her cane or walker, nor the fact she doesn't complain of pain anymore, but added to that now: 2 days ago she was so mad we told her to go to bed at 10pm, she shot out of her chair and RAN < R-A-N! through the house saying "Oh for Pete sake!" right to her room! < tell me how that could happen!!! AND! Oct. 15th, I suffered (gladly) a golf ball size pain (migraine) in the top left of my brain! And the next days (when the pain subsided), I suffered drainage like acid all over the left side of my head and when it drained all over the left eyeball, I suffered an eyeball migraine (level 7 pain tolerance, which I have suffered much worse so I refused ER < hate them!) and nausea, and feverish while it drained into neck and chest. Well, today Nov. 1, 2013 I FEEL GREAT! My head is all clear like nothing ever happened, been through another MRI (they didn't find anything), blood tests are fairly good, my sugar is astoundingly lowered and I pigged out on candy this last month! LOL! I lost 2 pounds and didn't try, LOL!!! Oh, I forgot, my movement was getting worse and worse, struggled to get out of bed (for a 57 YO?!) But since the drainage from the golf ball size pain, I can move again and feel like conquering everything! Little by little all the pain around my left eye went. My immune system took care of the waste (toxins) and flushing it out: drinking and drinking ionized water (molecules are half the size of tap and store water) gets to the brain FAST! also it gets more nutrients out of your food and will de-acid it too. I want to note: MAKE SURE you take DE with sugar of some sort (my favorite is a pudding cup mixed with DE in morn, and a yogurt cup mixed with DE at night) The reason be is that "parasites" love sugar and will do anything to get to it (shhh, laced with DE)
My eye doctor who has the most degrees for that specialty did not know of DE! He was glad I told him today and intends on doing his own research on it, he is still amazed how "Albenza" took away that 7mm "Schwannoma" he and his colleges in Michigan called it, but in truth it was called "a nest of worms"! Why do doctors refuse to believe there is a thing called "micro-organisms" and "parasites" (germs, worms, fungus, bacteria, yeast, insects, etc.) and that we humans are perfect hosts (warm, moist, dark, wealthy food source, soft, smelly, etc.)?

I am so thankful for DE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Marie on Sep 10, 2013

All night long my 3 mini schnauzers scratched and chewed on themselves!! I bathed them (help little) but next morning I went to health food store and got the DE I had been learning about for 3 days. I got the white pure food grade, and powdered them. Stopped the itching and scratching instantly! My husband stopped at Baskin Robbins for ice cream, I had my first swallow of the DE sprinkled on the ice cream (chocolate/peanut butter) and it was like eating malted milk balls! I loved the texture feel and the taste of the DE which is no taste at all and makes you think good thoughts of it (as if malted m. b.) It is so cool, I am sitting here realizing I had lost my appetite, normally I'd get the cravings about now. If this keeps up, I will be thin again and living it up! I slept like a baby (napped after the ice cream) Wow! I feel really soothed, the constant headache I've had for so many days is gone, I feel more at peace. I can't wait to explore all the posibilities DE alows you! I am an artist/inventor and will be thinkening some paint, adding ionized water to my mascara with DE (I had encephilitis in 2006-9 and almost died, accidently itched my left tear duct with dog feces while grooming my mini schnauzers, eventually got to my brain and spread...the worst migraines, brain on fire, etc. over 100 symptoms, finally was allowed to take parasitic killer which saved my life, stopped the regular ER visits, but today have wiggling and twitching in and around the eyes ocasionally) Have been washing eyes daily with eye cleaner, but now I will see what this stuff can do to rid me of this evil forever! I am sooo excited I found this stuff!!! I am now shopping everywhere to get the best deal and highest food grade silica DE available.

Great for hair and nail growth
by Madison on Mar 29, 2013

Being paranoid about our new puppy and parasites; Along with the puppy,myself ,My husband,our two young children took a tablespoon of this mixed with juice everyday for about three weeks. It sure made our hair & nails grow super fast and strong. It seemed like I was cutting the kids nails every other day.

Use for parasites
by Laura on Mar 3, 2013

My family and I are missionaries in Asia Pacific, and we brought this with us to use for parasite control. The most impressive instance for us was when all for of us came down with giardia pretty bad. We had about 3 days of really bad diarrhea and upset stomach right after eating. I gave everyone a big tablespooon of our diatomaceous earth and within a day we were doing much better. We stopped after two days and the symptoms came back, so we continued for about 5 days, and the symptoms never came back! Now we stock up on this when we are in the States to take back with us, and we are really grateful for an easy, safe way to keep parasites and other stomach problems under control!

Kills parasites
by Emily on Feb 21, 2013

This stuff amazingly cleanses your colon, like nothing else. And I say, it will kill parasites. Note: as stated above it needs to b taken for 60 days to get the full benefit. If you're worried about parasites or a backed up colon, this does the job. I've taken it for 2 weeks now, and am very surprised at having found dead parasites in my stool. Yuck! The DE killed them, and then you naturally pass them through your stool. Highly, highly recommend this!

Awesome multi purpose product
by Doreen on Sep 7, 2012

I have 8 dogs and many feral cats that I use this product on. It is a bit messy especially when dusting inside the home. But the benifits far outweigh the mess. Along with controlling fleas it keeps Mosquitos off of the animals as well! I love that it is 100% safe for my pets too!!

Diatomaceous Earth
by Anna on May 25, 2012

This works awesome as a flea preventative on our pets! We use it daily with both our cat and dog.

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