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postheadericon My Diatomaceous Earth is NOT for a Pool Filter

It is very very very important to note that we are NOT talking about the kind of diatomaceous earth that is used in swimming pool filters.

We are speaking about “FOOD GRADE”

Pool grade DE is diatomaceous earth produced specially for pool filters and it is treated with heat and other processes.

Pool grade DE should never be used for pest control or taken internally. Swimming pool DE ranges from 60% to 70% free silica and is NOT the same as Food Grade DE.

This is very important that you are aware of this.

postheadericon I Ate My Dirt!

It did indeed take me a few days to get up the courage to eat my dirt.

I don’t know… the thought of eating something that kills bugs… I guess it is sort of like the idea that I have created in my mind about eating frog legs..

Never would I eat a frog leg. Not in a million years. The image of those frogs in the pond swimming and HOPPING and then with just the bodies. Not sure,  is it only me who has that image?

But I got my courage up and got a dish out and put in a big scoop of vanilla yogurt. I added a table spoon of dirt and I stirred… held my nose, took a mouthful and swallowed.

To my surprise there was nothing to it, NO TASTE… NONE. just a very slight and I mean very very slight texture. I have been doing the same thing every morning since… nothing to it.

So you really can eat my dirt.

postheadericon Diatomaceous Earth Took Care of My ANTS Naturally

When I opened up my bag of diatomaceous earth I was surprised to see it looked just like flour.

I sprinkled some of this soft powdery STUFF where all of these ants were on the inside and the outside of my patio door. Within less than a half hour I had dead ants…lots of them, both inside and outside.

I would sweep them up and the next day there were even more dead ants. Even after a rain I was still seeing dead ants on my wooden patio deck.

There must be a nest of ants under my deck but it is all enclosed so I have not figured out a way to get to the source of the ants.

Ripping out the deck was suggested but I dismissed that suggestion.

postheadericon Diatomaceous Earth… A Well Kept Secret

I am so pleased to be able to share with you information about this wonderful all natural product called Diatomaceous Earth. Many years ago I picked up a Mother Earth magazine and read a very interesting article about this stuff called DE for short. The article told about all of the benefits but the part that I was most fascinated with was the fact that you could eat it but it also killed bugs…How could that be?

I set out to find out more about what actually turned out to be a form of dirt. Now mind you this was before Al Gore invented the internet and way before I had a computer so I really had very little to go on.

I took what information I had to my local Co-Op and they too thought it sounded like  great stuff but they were never able to find the “Food Grade” which was spoke of in the Mother Earth article. I did purchase a bag of what they so graciously stocked for me and it did indeed kill the bugs where I put it but I would NEVER have eaten it. So it really was NOT EXACTLY what I was looking for.

Fast forward to mid-summer 2010 (now). I had ants.. lots of ants. I did an online search to help me get rid of these pesky buggers and I once again discovered Diatomaceous Earth.  But this time it was EXACTLY what I had been looking for many years ago.. “Food Grade”. I ordered a bag.  My dirt was here within a week. I loved the quick service. I bought it from a company called Earth Works Health.

At this time I would like to thanks them for allowing me to use the information that is on their website for this blog. I can post stories that I am sure will be down home and of interest to many, but their information has all of the research ect. The owner Larry told me to use what ever I wanted from his site…

Gosh!! I hope he meant that remark because I sure did a bit of BORROWING!!

I am certain that the pesticide companies and the makers of flea products for your pets as well as the people who make colon cleansers would not be happy if the benefits of this all natural product leaked out

We will be discussing all of that and MORE….I hope you will enjoy what I have to share with you.

You can eat my dirt!!