Diatomaceous Earth Powder (Pure Siliceous Earth) Food Grade 1kg to 10kg
Sourced from natural freshwater upland extinct volcanic lakes in Northern Queensland, our range of food grade diatomaceous earth is enriched with minerals and naturally occurring silica. With its combination of minerals, diatomaceous earth offers a range of incredible benefits.
What is diatomaceous earth?
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is an extremely versatile natural product that is derived from pure fresh water sources. It is a sedimentary rock that is made up of underwater single cell animal remains known as diatoms. DE powder is in turn produced by processing these rocks. Enriched with minerals, Diatomaceous Earth offers numerous benefits and has many uses.
Diatomaceous Earth is a completely natural product
Food grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE), also known as natural amorphous silica, may be used in more than a thousand ways, to achieve significant improvements in plant and animal health, increasing productivity and lowering production costs. It is an organic, non-toxic, chemical free, natural mineral, making it suitable for use anywhere – from the smallest garden to the largest agricultural ventures, and for animals and in animal enclosures of all kinds. It is widely recognized as an effective form of mechanical pest and parasite control – including the reduction or elimination of internal worms in livestock and horses, fleas and lice, termite and bed bug control.
A word of CAUTION: Do not confuse natural silica or food-grade Diatomaceous Earth with industrial grade DE which may contain crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is dangerous to inhale and must not be consumed by humans, animals, or used on gardens and agricultural crops. Recent news reports have highlighted the dangers of “silica” – this is referring to crystalline silica which comes from building products when cut or abraded and NOT natural amorphus silica.
Our food grade Diatomaceous Earth is regularly tested by registered labs which confirm it contains an undetectable amount (less than 1%) of crystalline silica. This product is regarded as safe by the USFDA.