Diatomaceous Earth | Australian Food Grade

Diatomaceous Earth | Australian Food Grade


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Diatomaceous Earth is a 100% natural, taste-less, fine, siliceous powder, that is derived from sedimentary mineral rock.

It is renowned for its attributes as an internal and external detoxifying remedy, for targeting intestinal parasites and restoring healthy gut bacterial balance. 

Product Info

Composed of approximately 85% silica, Diatomaceous Earth consists of the fossilised remains of tiny, aquatic organisms called "diatoms" that are formed from microscopic, algae-like plant remains, sourced from the earth's surface.

The wide range of health promoting benefits of Diatomaceous Earth has no limits and are known to include:

  • Internal Detoxification
  • Healthy digestive support
  • Elimination of intestinal parasites
  • Supports healthy liver and colon function
  • Immunity support
  • Better nutrient absorption
  • Stronger hair, nails and skin 
  • Ridding the home of bed bugs and fleas

Learn more on our blog, 5 everyday uses for Diatomaceous Earth


Internal Detoxification - Diatomaceous Earth can be safely ingested in small amounts as a natural detoxifying agent to help the elimination of parasites and accumulated heavy metals in the gut.  Additionally, the mineral rich content may help to support  increased immunity, energy and blood purification.

Method -

Mix 1 teaspoon of Diatomaceous Earth into a glass of water, stir vigorously and drink on an empty stomach, preferably, first thing in the morning, or at least one hour before eating.

Drink an additional glass of water immediately after you've consumed the mix and continue to stay hydrated throughout the day.

Note: The powder will not dissolve in the water but it will distribute evenly so that you will be able to rapidly drink the liquid.  Since it won't dissolve, drink as soon as you've finished stirring to minimise the amount of powder settling to the bottom of the glass. It's normal to see a small amount of gritty residue left behind once consumed.

Diatomaceous Earth Follow this protocol off and on for a few weeks at a time to maximise the ongoing detoxification benefits.  

Skin Care - By penetrating the pores, the silica effectively sweeps the dirt residue and dead skin cells, allowing your skin to detoxify and breathe better. 

The mild abrasive quality of Diatomaceous Earth makes it an excellent scrub and exfoliate for the skin. Despite this slight abrasive feature, the silica particles are small enough that they do not tend to cause irritation or trigger allergies on the skin.  

Method - 

Face Mask - Mix a small amount of DE with distilled water into a paste and smooth over face. Leave for 10 - 12 minutes before rinsing off.

Pet Use - The silica in Diatomaceous Earth manages to scratch the fleas, causing them to die before they can breed further so eliminate fleas.  It is also extremely effective at destroying fleas that may be infesting within carpet and rooms of your home.

Method - 

Simply sprinkle a small amount of Diatomaceous Earth lightly throughout the house, particularly onto the carpet where fleas are most likely to reside. Leave it for 4-12 hours before vacuuming the carpet thoroughly.  

It's recommended that you repeat the process once a week for 3-4 weeks to ensure that the hatchlings are killed off. 

You can also try applying Diatomaceous Earth directly onto the coats of your pets. Just lightly sprinkle and brush until reaches into their scalp.

Home Pest ControlDiatomaceous Earth also helps with the control of pests that might be invading your home. It can target cockroaches, spiders, ants, as well as bedbugs. 

Method - 

With bedbugs, just sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on your bed as well as any other area you believe the bugs are residing. Do this every night for about a month to completely kill not just the adults but also possible eggs and babies.

As for the ants, spiders, and cockroaches, sprinkle wherever you feel these little critters are residing. Windowsills, kitchen cabinets, and others are just some of the most common places where this happens. 


Australian Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth

Net Weight: 185g


More Info

Diatomaceous Earth usually comes in the form of a white powder and may be used in water filtering, food manufacturing, skin products and farming, to naturally eliminate free radicals, viruses, insects, parasites and other harmful organisms by binding to them and drying them out.

It also has the ability to improve the body’s use of calcium, improve bone mineralization, protect joints and to slow the effects of ageing.

Other methods for consuming Diatomaceous Earth include, adding it to fresh juice, yoghurt or a smoothies.



Important Note

Diatomaceous Earth is a 100% natural product that contains no stabilisers, therefore the texture and scent may very from batch to batch. 

We recommend that you consult with your doctor or licensed health care professional prior to use, if you're not sure if this product is right for you. 


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