Diatomaceous earth, also known as diatomite and DE, is the naturally occurring fossilized remains of diatoms which is a kind of single celled aquatic algae, called diatomaceous earth.
There are many uses of diatomaceous earth that cover many industries and needs. It is so widely used, many consumers are only a few feet away from products created with diatomaceous earth, whether or not they know it!
Looking for a solution to aphids, caterpillars and beetles? Try to sprinkle a little diatomaceous earth on the soil around the plants. Diatomaceous earth is an effective natural insecticide. Its abrasiveness can cut the exoskeleton of pests and insects, causing them to die from dehydration. You can also use it to treat insects in your home, such as cockroaches, silverfish and fleas.
Because diatomaceous earth can absorb 1.1 times its own weight of water, it is very suitable for cleaning up spills. It also absorbs oil, so if you spill olive oil or any other type of cooking oil, putting some diatomaceous earth on it will make it easier to clean. If you have a cat, putting diatomaceous earth in a litter box is an effective way to absorb smell and moisture.
Adding it to the chicken dust bath mixture helps prevent lice problems. And use it to help control fleas on dogs and reduce parasites on horses, pigs and other farm animals.
Diatomaceous earth can be used as a prophylaxis to mitigate silicon soil deficiencies. It also reduces populations of fungus gnat larvae when growing cannabis seedlings. Because diatomaceous earth is very good at killing insects, it can be used to preserve food.
Diatomaceous earth can be used in personal care products. It can be used as a facial mask, it is sometimes used in toothpaste and as a gentle skin exfoliant. It also acts as an absorbent in deodorant.
Diatomaceous earth is used as a functional inert filler in many paints and coatings. It is added to paint as a matting agent and matting agent, as well as an anti-blocking agent for plastic films. It controls gloss and gloss, expands the main pigments, increases volume and strength, and enhances coating adhesion.
Diatomaceous earth is extremely light and porous, making it an excellent substrate for hydroponic and bonsai cultivation.
Adding it to your standard potting soil will help increase drainage and air circulation around the plant roots.
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