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  • How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth to Your Pet
    I have found a great short video done by the Green Tip Guy showing how to apply diatomaceous earth to your dog. I thought that you might enjoy watching how easy it really is… This is the exact method that I use…… and he is right my dogs love it TOO! I buy my Food [...] The post How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth to Your Pet appeared first on You Can Eat My DIRT […]
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postheadericon How to Apply Diatomaceous Earth to Your Pet

I have found a great short video done by the Green Tip Guy showing how to apply diatomaceous earth to your dog. I thought that you might enjoy watching how easy it really is… This is the exact method that I use…… and he is right my dogs love it TOO!

I buy my Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth from EarthWorksHealth.

postheadericon Handmade bar of soap with goat’s milk and DE

 

EarthWorksHealth has added a New Item! Handmade bar of soap made with goats milk and diatomaceous earth.

Before adding this item to their website, several people tried it out and everyone loved the soap! All that used it commented on how soft it made their skin feel.
The diatomaceous earth in the soap acts as a natural exfoliator. This is a large 4 ounce bar and was invented by one of their loyal customers. Are you ready to give it a try? Goat’s Milk Soap with DE.

Goat milk soap

postheadericon A Diatomaceous Earth Riddle

Question: When does the exact same bag of diatomaceous earth cost more from Earth Works Health (EWH)?
Answer: When it is to be sold as an insect killer.

This label makes the exact same bag more expensive
This is Perma-Guard’s 50# bag of Diatomaceous Earth with the EPA approved label on it. Even though it is the same DE as all the Diatomaceous Earth that EWH sells, the EPA requires that in order to make claims that Diatomaceous Earth kills insects, it has to be labeled with an approved EPA label. This is that product. All of the Diatomaceous Earth products that EWH sells come out of the same mine and are the exact same product—just the labeling is different–but remember—for EWH to legally claim it kills insects, the EPA labeled bag is supposed to be purchased. PERMA-GUARD CRAWLING INSECT CONTROL—EPA REGISTERED AND APPROVED! EPA REG. NO. 73729-1-67197 —- EPA ESTABLISHMENT NO. 67197-UT-001 Shipped in a Box.

Go Figure!

postheadericon DE Pro Pet Powder

Earth Works Health announces… “Pro Pet Powder” This is a Diatomaceous Earth Product with lots of goodies added!! While still 90% Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth, the other 10% is packed with several nutrients to enhance the health of your dog or cat. We have added the Probiotic Lactobacillus Acidophilus, Enzymes, Yeast Culture, Multi-Vitamins and Chelated Trace Minerals. There are approximately 120 tablespoons in this 1 pound container, so even if you have a large dog and are using a tablespoon a day, this is a 4 month supply. If feeding to a cat or small dog, this is up to a years supply! Scoop is included in package.
NOT FOR SALE IN THE STATE OF TEXAS!

postheadericon Bed Bug Interceptor For Your Bed

While you are using Diatomaceous Earth to rid your home of bed bugs (It can take a week or more to get them all), you need to protect your bed so they can not crawl up and bite you. Remember, bed bugs can not fly, so if you remove all bed skirting and pull the bed away from the wall, the only way the bed bugs can get to you is crawling up the bed legs. Put one of these bed bug interceptors under each leg of your bed, and you are protected!!

Note: Order 1 for each leg of the beds you want to protect. Most beds will need 4 or 6.

You can get these handy interceptors at the same place you get the DE. Earth Works Health

postheadericon Perma-Guard FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR®

DE Diatomaceous Earth

All Diatomaceous Earth is not the same.

Where can I find Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth packaged under our FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR® label comes from an extremely pure fresh water deposit of the diatom Aulacoseira from a deposit created in the Miocene epoch. Why is this diatom so special? Its shell is made of amorphous silica. Its shape and hardness are important to how it works. Its hardness keeps it from dissolving in liquid. The holes along the diatom’s wall allow it to absorb moisture, hence its use as an anti-caking agent. Darker colored Diatomaceous Earth often contains an excess of a particular mineral such as iron or a high percentage of clay.

FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR® is almost pure white and consists of 89% ( and sometimes more) Silicon Dioxide plus 28 trace minerals which means more diatom surface area is available. More diatom area means greater absorptive capacity and more improvement in the mixability and flowability of animal feed. FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR® does not swell, does not absorb nutrients and poses no long term hazard when used as an anti-caking agent in your animal’s feed.

What is Diatomaceous Earth

Why fresh water vs. salt water Diatomaceous Earth?

Fresh water deposits like ours have a consistent diatom presence. Their fossilized shells have maintained their tubular shape. This shape and strength of the fossil shell is critical to its effectiveness. Our deposit has 89 – 95 percent amorphous silica content. This deposit is also more consistent in its purity of other elements that have settled in it. A fresh water deposit is confined to the run off water of its surrounding environment. A fresh water deposit in the mountains, such as ours, formed when snow was pure and its run off provided the water source these diatoms lived in. Salt water deposits contain a mix of types of diatoms of different shapes. Their fossilized shells are fragile and break easily. This renders them ineffective for our purposes. The salt water deposits are less predictable in their sediments.

What’s the difference between amorphous and crystalline silica?

Where can you buy Diatomaceous Earth

Amorphous (click here for definition) silica is silica in its natural occurring state. It is a trace mineral every mammal on the planet needs to live. It becomes crystalline when it is exposed to extreme heat through volcanic activity or commercial manufacturing means. The type of Diatomaceous Earth used in swimming pool, and other, filtration systems is crystalline silica. Crystalline silica is extremely dangerous when inhaled or ingested. It is not biodegradable. Perma-Guard Diatomaceous Earth contains less than one half of 1% of crystalline silica and is considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe).

Bird and animal feed contain substances such as molasses that cause the particles to become “sticky.” It forms clumps that not only make the feed hard to pour, but also to become moldy. FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR®, mixed in the feed, coats each particle making it difficult for the particles to stick together. This allows the feed to “flow” better and its absorption ability protects it from mold. No mold means less wasted feed. By separating the particles of feed, the animal’s digestive enzymes are able to completely surround each particle. This allows for a more complete digestion. The animal gets more benefit from his feed and the farmer more benefit for his feed dollar.

FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR® anti-caking agent is to be mixed at a rate not to exceed 2% of the dry weight of the rations. This means, when mixing, in every one hundred pounds of feed, 2 pounds of feed is replaced by 2 pounds of FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR® . All regulated products are sold by the information on the label. FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR® is OMRI listed.

View product label: FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR®

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth DE
Perma-Guard FOSSIL SHELL FLOUR® [Pure Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth] has been reviewed and is now listed with the Organic Materials Review Institute.

postheadericon There is NO GMO in Perma-Guard’s Diatomaceous Earth

Perma-Guard pure diatomaceous earth is all natural. There is no genetically modified organisms (GMO)  Here is a letter from the company pertaining to that very talked about subject.
I get my Perma-Guard diatomaceous earth from Earth Works Health

postheadericon What is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth is a fossilized deposit of microscopic shells created by one celled plants called Diatoms. These plants inhabit all the waters of the earth, and serve as the basic food for aquatic life, just as grass is the basic food for land animals.

What is Codex or “Food Grade” Diatomaceous Earth?
For Diatomaceous Earth to be called “Codex,” it must meet the following requirements:

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth DE

Perma-Guard diatomaceous earth magnified 7,000 times

Perma-Guard DE is what I use. I get it from EarthWorksHealth

 

postheadericon Who Are You Sleeping With?

Who are you sleeping with….? You might be surprised what all that itching that your doing is really from. It may be bedbugs.

Beg bugs are a growing concern everywhere. Here is a very short video about these nasty YUCKY bugs.

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) Kills bed bugs without using heat or chemicals.
DE kills bedbugs by dehydrating them.

PS.. I love this wonderful all natural product. I use it for many things besides keeping fleas and ticks off my animals.
I eat it for my good health TOO.

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postheadericon All That Itching and Scratching Must Be Miserable

Picture yourself lying down relaxing. You have your feet up and your sipping on a nice hot cup of tea…. If it were me…I most likely would be drinking and ice cold beer. Either way… you have music playing in the background and then something lands in your hair.

You itch and you scratch. You settle back into the relaxing position and there it is again. Once again you itch and you scratch.

Very annoying. Creepy actually. SOMETHING is crawling in your hair and your not able to get rid of it!

Has this ever happened to you? If so you know what a terrible feeling this is.

Cat, dogs, birds, all animals are no different. They are able to feel that same sensation when they have fleas or even ticks… MISERABLE!

When a dog or cat has fleas they usually have more than one. Fleas are able to multiply like crazy. So if you don’t do something to get fleas under control your dog or cat just becomes the walking host to more and more fleas.

Fleas are able to JUMP to other animals as well as to you and other members of your family.

Carpets are a nice breeding ground when the flea happens to fall of the host.

You can of course use chemicals to rid your animal of these nasty little crawly things. There are all kinds. Chemicals come in drop form. You can buy the small vials that contain the chemical that you break open and put the liquid chemical between the shoulder blades of your animal. One of the reasons that you place it in this spot is so that they are not able to lick it… because it is a CHEMICAL. You’re also able to choose from a wide range of sprays and powders, of course all of these also contain a chemical that kills the fleas.

OR… You could also use an “all natural powder type substance that is good for everyone and everything” to kill those nasty fleas. This all natural powder is used for many things including killing fleas naturally!

Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is a powder type substance that when fleas come in contact with it they will DIE within a few hours. DE scratches the bodies of insects and they dehydrate.

Insects are able to build up an immunity to chemicals that are used to kill them. You never have to worry about insects building up an immunity to DE. The method that they are killed is always the same… the bodies are scratched so they dehydrate.

It is important to note that the fleas MUST come in contact with the diatomaceous earth. So you will want to rub it into the fur so it gets down to the skin of the animal. Brushes and combs are good for this.

Farmers and ranchers put DE in the places that their chickens and horses give themselves dust baths. This is a great way for them to be able to rid themselves of those nasty insects by doing what comes natural to them… A dust bath.

I sprinkled DE on a fuzzy rug then I sprinkled catnip on the rug.. my cats took turns rolling in the catnip and dusting themselves with the DE all at the same time. They loved it! Use your imagination, I am certain you will be able to think of ways to get your dogs and cats to help you help them.

I love this wonderful all natural product. I use it for many things besides keeping fleas and ticks off my animals. I eat it for my good health TOO.

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