Diatomaceous Earth Uses
Learning about all Diatomaceous Earth uses can be overwhelming at first. Here we can explore several common ways that our Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth can be used safely.
There are many more uses than we will be discussing here, these are just a few...
DE for Pets
We've got a great page setup for you to learn more about Diatomaceous Earth for Pets. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is safe for your dogs, cats, rodents, birds, and even reptiles.
This relates to using DE internally, in relation to parasites. It also discusses more about safely dusting areas around your animals. Learn more here about how you can improve your pets health using our Diatomaceous Earth for Pets.
Diatomaceous Earth for People
It has been a long journey, watching the way Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for human use has slowly but surely gained huge amounts of popularity.
Mainstream and well regarded medical websites are now discussing the safety and health benefits that people are experiencing world-wide.
We want you to be informed when choosing the right brand of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth for your healthy lifestyle.
Learn more here about how you can safely use Diatomaceous Earth for People.
Diatomaceous Earth Soap and Deodorant
Here is where creative folks who enjoy making their own products start to really fall in love with diatomaceous earth, and all it’s amazing uses.
The most popular Artisan uses are when people make their own soaps. Adding DE as the “scrub” is super porous texture on a micro level (silica scrub!).
The other very popular artisan use is for homemade deodorant products, where the DE acts as a specially absorbent ingredient, in order that the deodorant does in fact live up to its purpose.
There is absolutely no doubt that our natural Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is ready to live up to it’s name in your creative projects and artisan products!
Diatomaceous Earth Uses in Food Processing
When people are researching how to use Diatomaceous Earth, they often need to ask if it is Food Grade. What does it mean when a product is called food grade?
This is a regulatory term that means it is an ingredient that is usable in food manufacturing. That means that it can be used as ingredient to aid in processing, or in some cases it is an ingredient that is part of the finished food (or feed) product.
This is very similar to when you'll find a product that is a pharmaceutical grade. Comparable is epsom salts, where most people look for the cleaner pharmacy grade to know that it's safe.
Another example is baking soda, where certain grades are suitable for food, where others will be used in other applications (such as industry).
In parallel, consider Diatomaceous Earth another safe product to put on your shelf at home. That is why the term 'food grade' is so important; safety.
Similar using DE in animal and livestock feed, people are using it in the food industry, along with a number of benefits as well.
As a food processing aid, it helps to keep foods dry and flow properly.
One example given, is when food grade diatomaceous earth is used in spices, dry mixes, candies, or other products that you can buy from a store and keep for an extremely long time, while still maintaining its value. In other words, thanks to the DE, your spices are still spicy for months later!
DE for Farms and Feeds
One of the most common Diatomaceous Earth uses is in agriulture; particularily in feeds.
First and foremost we need to articulate the important difference between food grade and other grades of DE. The grade that we are offering you today is Food Grade, which means it is natural and safe.
For more in-depth information about the composition of DE, take a look at our What is Diatomaceous Earth page.
Here we can go over some of the uses and benefits: to give your livestock a healthy glow, reduce and control internal parasites, freshen up the barn (indoors), and even more innovative applications!
The natural form of silica is what makes our diatomaceous earth so safe, it means that you can add it directly to the feed or daily ration for your livestock.
Yes, this is the absolute best possible way to give your animals exactly what they need when it comes to a silica supplement.
The health benefits are through the roof! Many owners notice a difference within the first few weeks of adding it to their feed recipe.
Taking a Closer Look at DE
Let’s take a closer look at some of the additional benefits you could have at your farm or homestead.
Add our DE to your Animal Feed in the amount of 2% (dry weight) or less for maximum health benefits and feed preservation quality.
This can be added by mixing into feeds directly, or in some cases in water for special cases. This product is to be used as an inert carrier and anti-caking agent.
Your animals need the right diet in order to be at their best health, and being at their best health will also yield the best performance.
Your animals want to feel healthy, they need all the proper nutrients and minerals included in a daily routine. This gives your animals optimal health, and maintain higher performance for years to come.
When you include our DE in your livestocks diet, you’ll see the way the natural silica strengthens a healthy coat, adding a silky shine.
Remember, that is just one of the many benefits you’ll notice when you begin using our Diatomaceous Earth.
When you add our Food Grade DE into your livestocks daily diet, the internal digestive benefits are monumental.
This is due to the ability of DE to reduce (often eliminate completely) many types of internal parasites.
The research and science behind these amazing effects is fundamentally related to the microscopic shape and ionic charge (negative) of the DE particle, which is a fossilized diatom.
As you can see, our product is a must have, to stock on your farm. We are excited to help you reach higher performance with your livestock.
Most of all, enjoy the benefits of cleaner and better health that naturally comes along with adding our Diatomaceous Earth to your daily operations.
Diatomaceous Earth Deodorizer
Here is yet another application on a farm, is to use Diatomaceous Earth as a Deodorizer. We know that chicken coup can wield a seriously offensive odour at times.
By dusting the bedding for your chickens, you can eliminate growing sources of ammonia, and help also prevent damage to your coup structure.
Maintain a healthy environment for your chickens, and you'll see the rewards in the end result.
As you can imagine, DE can play a vital role in any homesteading operation. Having such a versatile product on hand will be a real aid in times of need.
We are proud to present our product as being sourced from the cleanest and highest quality Diatomaceous Earth reservoir available in all of North America.
Join us today in the positive and natural adventure of using Food Grade DE in your homestead or small scale farm.
DE Uses for Homesteads
Having your own small scale farm or homestead is becoming a more popular trend.
The truth is, the purpose of creating your own homestead reaches far beyond anything trendy.
This is an opportunity for a home and family to support themselves with a number of yields. For example, a homestead might have a large garden, greenhouse, and a chicken coop.
Another might have a full acre of crops, and two green houses. Of course, the scale is endless, where soon it becomes a small scale farm. It really all depends on what direction you plan to take it.
The way Diatomaceous Earth connects to farming and homesteading, is all about living the natural and healthy way.
Typically people will use DE in their gardens, and as a soil amendment in special cases. As for using it for livestock or a small barn, it can be both used as a supplement (dietary) and also for drying and absorbent purposes in feeds.
One very well known use for DE is in grain and feed bins. This is to preserve and protect the grain or feed, while also keeping it dry, and helping it flow when needed.
When it comes to a homestead, you might not have a full size silo, but other ways of storing feed for your livestock.
Have you considered adding our Food Grade DE to your livestock storage container? It would save many steps and dramatically improve the performance of your feed. Your livestock needs to be free of parasites, and have dry, clean, flowing, feed.
Diatomaceous Earth Safety
One central advantage of regulation, is it creates a product quality standard nationwide, and worldwide. This demands quality control standards on a manufacturing level.
These standards mean that our suppliers have perfected product quality, in order to undergo rigorous scrutiny.
By the time the product has reached us, we have ample data to help us know every time that the product is safe and the high quality is stable.
Knowing your Diatomaceous Earth source is safe, is always the first step in choosing the right product. You might be curious to do further research about DE.
We've explored just a few topics about how it is used, and some of the technical know-how that helps with your research.
As a nearly pure silica product, the innovations and ways to use are product is nearly endless. We encourage you to reach out with any questions, we're happy to help!