Greenpet’s Organic Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is obtained from freshwater Australian mines only and is suitable for internal or external use.
What is Diatomaceous Earth?
Diatomaceous earth is a remarkable, all-natural product made from tiny fossilized water plants or algae. Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring siliceous sedimentary mineral compound from microscopic skeletal remains of unicellular algae-like plants called diatoms. These plants have been part of the earth’s ecology since prehistoric times. It is believed that 30 million years ago the diatoms built up into deep, chalky deposits of diatomite. The super-fine diatoms are mined and ground up to render a powder that looks and feels like talcum powder. The coarse ground is less dusty and looks like fine gravel consistency. DE is approximately 3% magnesium, 88% silicon, 3% calcium, 3% sodium, 2% iron and many other trace minerals such as titanium, boron, manganese, copper and zirconium.
Organic Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is a natural (not calcined or flux calcined) compound.
Superfine diatomaceous earth (<0.3mm) may be used for feeding to animals, dusting through animal’s coat or dusting house for pest control.
Coarse ground diatomaceous earth (0.9-2mm) may be used for feeding to livestock or poultry, dusting pens, greenhouse or outdoors on fruits, vegetables, flowers, grains and grass, up to and including the day of harvest.
Superfine is available in 450g, 1kg, 4kg and 20kg bags (for animals)
Coarse ground is available in 1kg, 5kg and 20kg bags (for animal use – This is food grade but not sterilized)
*450g Superfine is sterilized for human use (and animals)
How much do I need to use?
Cats – 1/2 to 2 teaspoons twice daily
Small Dogs (3-9kg) – 1 to 2 teaspoons twice daily
Medium Dogs (10-24kg) – 1-2 tablespoons twice daily
Large Dogs (25-50kg) – 2-3 tablespons twice daily
Miniature Ponies (<10hh) – 1/4 cup daily
Ponies (11hh-14.2hh) – 1/2 cup daily
Horses (14.3hh-17hh) – 1 cup daily
Poultry – 5-10% of dry feed daily
Directions: Mix into moist food for up to 30 days.
Around the home:
Outside areas – approx 250g – 500g per 100 square metres (dry powder)
As a liquid spray – approx 250g per 4 litres water
Lightly sprinkle on carpets
CAUTION – avoid contact with eyes and avoid breathing in fine dust particles.
For more information, please read our article on Diatomaceous Earth.