Cart Cart Checkout (0)

Everything You Need To Know For Total Rodent Control

Diatomaceous Earth: The Secret Weapon in Your Pest Control Arsenal

Graveyard Gardening: Using Diatomaceous Earth to Revive Soil

Homemade Halloween Decor: Cauldron Concoctions

How to protect plants during the colder season: Mummify

Spooky Soil Secrets: Unearth the Magic of Diatomaceous Earth for Halloween Gardens

Top 10 Beginner Gardening Tips

Spring Detox Guide: Smoothie Recipes

How To Use Diatomaceous Earth!

Diatomaceous Earth Lemonade Recipe

Does Diatomaceous Earth Kill Bed Bugs?

How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth for Cockroaches

Natural Indoor Ant Treatment

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth: Human Benefits

Diatomaceous Earth: Natural Bed Bug Control

DE Detox: Cleanse Your Body with Diatomaceous Earth

How to Chase Away Rodents with Diatomaceous Earth

Natural Flea Control for Cats with Diatomaceous Earth

Natural Flea Control for Dogs with Diatomaceous Earth

Does Diatomaceous Earth Have Side Effects?

Diatomaceous Earth for Cats

The Difference Between DE and Bentonite Clay

Health Benefits of Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth: The Natural Cockroach Killer

Diatomaceous Earth for Dogs

Can Diatomaceous Earth Help Me Lose Weight?

Beginner's Guide to Diatomaceous Earth

Why Home Remedies for Bed Bugs Are Your Only Option

Diatomaceous Earth Benefits Your Hair, Skin, and Nails

Using DE to Polish Copper Bottomed Pots and Pans

Keep Silverware from Tarnishing

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing The Bread Box

Diatomaceous Earth: Elk Feed Additive

Polishing and Cleaning Silver and Pewter Utensils

Polishing and Cleaning Utensils (Non-Silver)

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing Your Vacuum

Diatomaceous Earth: Goose Feed Additive

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing Shoes

Diatomaceous Earth: Bison Feed Additive

Diatomaceous Earth: Polish Out Hard Water Stains

How Do You Spell Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth: Deodorizing Trash Cans

Diatomaceous Earth: Duck Feed Additive

How Our Diatomaceous Earth Is Going Green

Deodorizing Cupboards, Drawers, and Closets with DE

Pesticides and Dogs Don't Mix

The Many Names of Diatomaceous Earth

Wilcox 3 Quart Duster

Dustin-Mizer Duster

JT Eaton Duster

DE Can Easily Clean Oil and Grease Spills


Diatomaceous earth works quickly to clean up liquid spills such as oil or grease. It works on carpets, driveways, garage floors, and hardwood. The porous diatoms that makeup DE are very absorbent and soak up liquid messes thoroughly.

When does a problem become bigger than a paper towel? Grease can leave a residue that DE will absorb more efficiently than a flimsy paper towel or cloth. Oil can leave behind residue making the area slippery. Either of these messes is unsafe to have around children. DE is able to pull liquids away from the floor and keep residue from remaining.

Follow the steps below to see how DE can help clean up greasy and oily messes:

Step 1:

Don't wait too long after the spill. Take one of our applicators good at covering large areas, like the Wilcox Scoop Applicator, fill it with DE and cover the spill with a thick layer of DE.

Step 2:

Wait for 2 to 24 hours for the spill to be absorbed, depending on the size. This gives the DE as much time as possible to absorb the spill; DE can hold up to twice its weight in liquid.

Step 3:

Return and sweep up any the diatomaceous earth into the dustpan and then dispose of it. If the spill is on the carpet, break up any clumps before vacuuming. Make sure it's completely dry before vacuuming. You may see dust coming out of your vacuum bag, this is normal. Vacuum the area thoroughly.

Step 4:

If the spill causes a stain, you may need to clean it with hot, soapy water and scrub the stain. Use extra caution on the hardwood to prevent any scratches to the surface. The stain should be easier to clean after the use of DE.

Note: Only vacuum DE if you have a non-filtered vacuum cleaner. DE can ruin the filter on its way to the vacuum bag.