Diatomaceous Earth Organic
Organic Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is a natural compound obtained from freshwater Australian mines only.
Diatomaceous Earth – Organic Food Grade
Diatomaceous earth (DE) is a remarkable, all-natural product made from tiny fossilised water plants or algae. DE is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from microscopic skeletal remains of unicellular algae-like plants called diatoms. These plants have been part of the earth’s ecology since prehistoric times. It is believed that 30 million years ago the diatoms built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite. The super-fine diatoms are mined and ground up to render a powder that looks and feels like talcum powder. The coarse ground is less dusty and looks like fine gravel consistency. DE is approximately 3% magnesium, 33% silicon, 19% calcium, 5% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium.
Superfine diatomaceous earth (<0.3mm) may be used for feeding to animals, dusting through animal’s coat or dusting house for pest control.
Coarse ground diatomaceous earth (1-2mm) may be used for feeding to livestock or poultry, dusting pens, greenhouse or outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass, up to and including the day of harvest.
Available as superfine DE earth
or coarse ground in 750g bucket
*Diatomaceous earth is not sterilised and is for animal use only.