Frequently Asked Questions

General Questions

About Diatomaceous Earth

What is Diatomaceous Earth?

Where does diatomaceous earth come from?

What is DE used for?

How long has DE been around?

Why are there different grades of DE?

Is all Diatomaceous Earth certified organic?

What is the shelf life of DE

Should you store it in the fridge?

Can you store DE in plastic containers?

Is Diatomaceous Earth safe?

Is DE harmful to my lungs?

What are the potential health risks to using DE?

Can DE cause cancer?

Does DE react if mixed with chemicals?

What is the difference between diatomaceous earth and bentonite clay?

Since DE is abrasive, can it cause damage to the intestinal lining?

Is there proof of the benefits?

What is the pH level of DE?

Does DE go bad?

How should I store Diatomaceous Earth?

Will DE eventually lose its strength?

Our Products

Do you sell your products locally?

Do you sell your DE wholesale?

Do you sell your DE wholesale?

Can I order over the phone?

Do you ship to Canada?

Do you ship internationally?

Will your products clear customs if I ship it internationally?

Why does your bag say I need a respirator?

My 50 lb bag has pictures of animals. Is it safe for me?

Where is your diatomaceous earth sourced from?

What is the shelf life of your DE?

What is the difference between Food Grade and Crawling Insect DE?

What is the difference between food grade and food chemical codex grade?

What trace minerals are in your DE?

How much silica is in your DE?

Does your DE contain pyrethrum?

Does your product contain both organic and inorganic silica?

Where can I find a MSDS for your DE?

Can I use multiple promo codes during checkout?

What is the easiest way to contact your company?

What's the best way to open my bag of DE?

Pets

Feeding DE to your Pet

How much do I feed my dog?

How much do I feed my cat?

How much do I feed my horse?

I have a different pet, how much do I feed it?

Can I give DE to my dog/cat in addition to other supplements?

Will DE kill fleas if I feed it to my dog?

How often should I feed it to my pet for deworming?

Will this kill my pet's worms or other parasites?

Should I use food grade DE for my pets?

Flea Treatment

How long do I have to treat my pet for fleas?

Will DE kill fleas if I feed it to my dog?

Can it be applied if my dog has open sores?

Can you bathe pets with Diatomaceous Earth?

How do I apply it to my dog/cat?

Ticks and Other Parasites

How long do I have to treat my pet for ticks?

Will DE kill ticks if I feed it to my dog or cat?

Can it be applied if my dog has open sores?

How do I apply it to my dog/cat?

Human Benefits

Eating Diatomaceous Earth

Is it safe to eat Diatomaceous Earth?

How much DE should I take?

Should I take DE with or without food?

What time of day should I take DE?

Is it good to take DE long term?

Can I take too much Diatomaceous Earth?

Can DE be mixed with hot drinks?

Can I mix it with yogurt, apple sauce, etc?

Is DE kosher?

Is it Vegan?

What DE taste like?

Can I take my medication with DE?

Will DE make me constipated?

Why am I experiencing bloating?

Can you take DE in capsule form?

Are there nutritional benefits to taking DE?

Are there any calories in DE?

How long will a 10 lb bag last if I'm taking it?

Can I give it to my small child?

I've been taking DE for a month. Why don't I see any improvement?

Is the brand sold at Home Depot/Walmart safe to eat?

Taking DE with a Health Condition

How much DE should I take?

Is it good to take DE long term?

Can I take too much Diatomaceous Earth?

Can I take DE while pregnant or breast feeding?

Can I take medication with DE?

What are the symptoms of detoxing too quickly?

Does DE absorb into the blood stream?

Will Diatomaceous Earth help with weight loss?

Does DE help prevent or cure baldness?

Will DE make me constipated?

Does DE help with yeast infections?

Why am I experiencing bloating?

Will DE influence diabetes?

Will DE help with gout?

Does DE work on any type of fungus?

Does DE treat parasites in people?

How true is it that DE can cure cancer?

External Uses

How often should I wash my face with DE?

How can I use it in my toothpaste?

Does DE work in a cradle cap?

Can I take showers and wash my hair with DE?

Can you use DE to clot blood?

Pest Control

Indoor Pest Control

What pests does DE work on?

How does DE kill bugs?

How does it take to kill bugs?

Does it kill insect eggs?

Can I put DE on my couches and chairs?

If I treat my home, with DE hurt my pet or child?

Will DE damage any items in my home if the dust gets on it?

Will DE damage wood or finished surfaces?

How can I easily apply DE?

How long should I keep DE down when applied on the floor?

How much DE do I need to cover my floors?

Can I walk through it once it's on the floor?

Will it kick up dust clouds from the carpet if walked over?

Will it harm my pet rodents/hamsters etc?

Can people with respiratory problems be around DE?

How do I clean DE up once I'm done with it?

What type of vacuum should I use to clean up the DE?

Does DE work on moths in clothing?

Does DE work as a fly repellant?

Can DE be used on clothes in the washer?

Can I use DE to kill lice?

How do I apply DE to kill termites?

Will diatomaceous earth help control dust mites?

Can DE be sprinkled on a bed?

Outdoor Pest Control

How do I spread DE outside?

Can DE be mixed with water and applied in a spray bottle?

How much DE do I mix into water to apply it?

Do I need to put DE on the leaves or soil of plants?

Will it kill earthworms?

Will it repel mosquitos?

Do I need to reapply DE when it rains?

Does humidity affect DE?

Does it work on crickets?

Does DE kill slugs/snails?

Can you use DE to preserve flowers?

Can I mix DE into the soil in my earthboxes?

Can I use food grade DE in the garden?

Bedbugs

How do I know if I have bedbugs?

Does DE kill bedbugs?

How do I apply DE for bedbugs?

Can I put DE on my mattress and box spring?

How long does it take to kill bedbugs?

Applicators

When do I need an applicator?

What applicator works best inside the home?

What applicator should I use outside?

When should I use a wet application of DE over a dry one?

What is the difference between applicators?

Food Storage

Do I put DE in or around my food storage?

How much DE should I use in my food storage?

Will it affect baking when I put it in flour?

Farm & Garden

Applying DE Outside

How do I spread DE outside?

Can DE be mixed with water and applied in a spray bottle?

How much DE do I mix into water to apply it?

Do I need to put DE on the leaves or soil of plants?

Will it kill earthworms?

Will it repel mosquitos?

Will it repel mosquitos?

Do I need to reapply DE when it rains?

Does humidity affect DE?

Does it work on crickets?

Does DE kill slugs/snails?

Can you use DE to preserve flowers?

Can I mix DE into the soil in my earthboxes?

Can I use food grade DE in the garden?

Farm Animals

How much DE do you feed horses?

What is the dosage for cattle?

How much do you feed to sheep/goats?

How much do you feed to chickens?

Do I need to apply DE directly to my chickens?

How does DE work as a fly repellant?

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