Diatomaceous Earth - What It Is and How to Use It
Trying to avoid hazardous chemicals in your home? Diatomaceous earth is 100% natural and can be used in a multitude of ways including pest control, personal care, pet care and much more!
The primary component of DE is silicon dioxide, also known as silica. Silica comes in two forms: crystalline and amorphous. Crystalline is the result of heated silica (which can be found as pool grade.) Amorphous results when no heat is applied. This is food grade DE and safe for household and personal use.
Why is DE effective for pest control? When ants or any bug with an exoskeleton comes in contact with diatomaceous earth, it dries them up. They no longer can hydrate because the diatomaceous earth sticks to the waxy layer found on the exoskeleton and prevents them from hydrating from the moisture that is in the air.
Food grade DE can be ingested to rid the body of excess toxins. It can be used in gardens, yards, tooth powder and a multitude of other uses!
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