DENutrients Diatomaceous Earth (1KG)

$24.80

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a natural sand harvested from dried up freshwater lakes. It is made up of fossilised remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called Diatoms (algae), easily crumbles into a fine powder.

They are rich in Silica, which silica can be widely found in everything – from sand to plants and even in the human body!

DE has been used since the 1960s as a natural pesticide to kill fleas, mites and insects. And Silica has a hardness rating of 7 and is harmless to the touch to humans and pets.

DE can also be found in your toothpaste, deodorant, soap and are also used in wine filtration and anti-caking agent in our food.

Food Grade vs Filter Grade

These fossilised diatoms look like sharp, jagged crystals under the microscope and has many applications in the modern world.

There are 2 types of Diatomaceous Earth (DE)

  1. Food Grade
  2. Filter Grade

Food Grade DE is non-calcined, usually used as a natural insecticide, anti-caking agent, and is approved for use by EPA, USDA and FDA. They are also safe for all animals and though not medically proven, some people are advocating internal use of DE for health claims.

Filter Grade DE is calcined, and highly TOXIC to humans and animals. They are used for industrial purposes such as pool filtration. Avoid using Filter Grade DE at home!

How does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Pests Naturally?

As mentioned previously that these fossilised diatoms have sharp and jagged edges, just like broken glass. When crawling insects come in contact with them, their bodies will be cut and lacerated by the razor-sharp DE.

It will pierce through the exoskeletons of the insects and slowly dehydrate them.

However, Diatomaceous Earth will not cut or harm us, and is safe for use. Do take note that DE will also kill beneficial insects such as ladybirds. Use with caution.

How Do I Use it?

Simply sprinkle our diatomaceous earth on the spots where you want to get rid of pests such as ants, cockroaches, mites, spiders etc.

You can also gently rub some DE into dogs or birds to prevent mites, ticks and fleas infestations.

 

Plants and Household

Safe Pesticide for Plants

 

Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on your plants to get rid of ants, aphids, earwigs, roaches, mites! It is a completely safe pesticide and works on food crops.

Tip: Wet the leaves/stems first before sprinkling the DE so that it will stick better. Reapply when it’s washed off by heavy rain.

Compost Pile

Since DE can eliminate odours and pests, you can also add them into your compost piles. DE is harmless to earthworms.

Improve Your Soil

 

It is also often used in potting soil as a soil conditioner or growing medium. Helps to absorb and hold water for better drainage.

Ants

 

If you have ant hills in your garden, apply a generous amount of DE on top of the mound and mix it in with a shovel. Sprinkle more around the area. Do it consistently so that it can eliminate them over time.

Get Rid of Bed Bugs

Apply a fine later to the mattress, furniture, stuff animals and other nearby infested surfaces. Leave the DE for several weeks and reapply after vacuuming or cleaning.

Tip: You can put the DE powder into a squirt bottle and puff directly into cracks and crevices.

Kill Cockroaches Naturally Without Any Chemicals

 

Dish Soap

Need to remove tough grease and grime from your dishes? Sprinkle some DE into your soap dish or sponge, and it acts as a souring agent to get rid of those tough grime!

Shoe Deodoriser

Sprinkle some DE into shoes and it will helps to deodorise and absorb the stench.

Skin Scrub

You can also mix DE into your regular shower gel and scrub those dead skin cells off your body!

Remove Stains from your Clothes/Carpet

Put a small amount of DE onto the wet stain and allow it to absorb. Rub and scrub the clothing and wash as usual.

For carpet stains: Sprinkle DE onto the stained areas. Leave overnight. Vacuum with a bagless vacuum, so that it will not clog the filter bag. Scrub if necessary.

 

PETS

Mites, Ticks and Fleas Infestation

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Food Grade can also be used on pets such as dogs, cats and birds or chickens!

Dusting

 

Simply dust your pets with food grade DE in their fur or feathers. You can also apply to bedding and carpeted areas or floor boards, where ticks will usually hide.

After few days, you can vacuum the powder.

Diatomaceous Earth act as a dehydrator for bugs, and thus will dry out your pet’s fur. Do not use excessively, and rinse with shampoo after a few days of leaving DE on your pet’s skin.

Food Supplement

DE is full of natural minerals such as magnesium, calcium, sodium, iron and are known to be beneficial to pets. And you can simply mix into their dry food.

Keep Dry Food Dry and Free of Grain/Flour Mites

 

Have you ever encountered opening the container of dry feed, only to realise there are bugs infestation? Pour some Diatomaceous Earth in and shake the bottle. Coat each grains or kibbles and no more annoying insects in your pet’s dry feed!

 

 

Chemical Free Deodorizer

 

Sprinkle DE onto carpet, kitty litter or bedding to neutralise bad odour.

Natural Dewormer

DE can also help pets to get rid of roundworms, whipworms, pinworms and hookworms within a week of faily feeding. It should be fed for at least a month to kill hatching eggs and worms in the stomach.

There are so many more you can do with Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for your pets!