Using diatomaceous earth has many benefits for the homesteader. From pest control to food storage to gardening and health; you’ll be amazed at what this powder can do for you!
So what the heck is Diatomaceous Earth?
Well it’s plankton baby…plankton. More to the point, food grade diatomaceous earth is a fine powder made from the fossils of phytoplankton. DE has a strong negative ionic charge, attracting positively charged ions (good things happen). It is also high in silica which promotes strong bones and teeth as well as healthy skin, nails and hair. It is also an incredibly hard substance, not far under diamonds – which has amazing benefits for us as well!