Do you eat dirt?
You may find that an odd question, but truthfully, eating dirt has become all the rage these days. Not just any old dirt, but diatomaceous earth. It can be used for any number of things.
Plus, it is really inexpensive.
So if you are puzzled about this dirt craze and how it can be used to treat and help so many different things, then you are in the right place. I’m going to share with you all of the diatomaceous earth uses.
A Variety of Diatomaceous Earth Uses:
1. Body Detox
We are slowly learning as a society that our bodies need to be detoxed because of all the chemicals we ingest on a daily basis that is really bad for our health.
Well, food-grade DE (diatomaceous earth) can help to do that. You can mix it in your smoothie or in a glass of water to help rid your body of toxins.
2. Purifies Water
DE can also be used to purify water. Many water filtration systems include diatomaceous earth in it. So it is an all-natural product that helps keep toxic items out of our filtered water as well.
3. Gives Parasites the Boot
If you take food grade DE, then you need to know that diatomaceous earth is fighting against most parasites you come in contact with.
Also, if you have animals, know that it will do the same for them. That is why it is never a bad idea to sprinkle a little DE in our livestock’s food.
4. Evicts Insects
If you have insects in your home, just sprinkle a little diatomaceous earth where they may be entering your home or on the paths that they travel. It will stop the pests in their tracks.
5. Keeps Your Body Moving
Consuming food grade diatomaceous earth is not just good for detoxing your body. It is also great for your joints, bones, and ligaments as well.
6. Armor for Your Skin, Nails, and Teeth
If you want healthy skin, healthy nails, and healthy teeth, then you need to consider adding diatomaceous earth to your regular diet. But make sure it is food grade and talk to your healthcare professional too.
7. Keeps Your Digestion Going
Do you battle with constipation? Well, then adding a little diatomaceous earth to your diet may also help to improve your digestion as well.
8. Is a Friend to Your Liver and Colon
Detoxing our liver and colon can have a lot of great health benefits. So adding diatomaceous earth to your diet can help to detox to help the liver and colon function better.
9. Gives Your Immune System a Boost
Naturally, if you are ridding your body of toxins, then your immune system is going to be boosted. So adding DE to your diet can also help with strengthening your immune system.
10. Kills Bed Bugs and Viruses
If you have bed bugs or a virus, then don’t panic on either. Instead, sprinkle DE on the affected surfaces and allow it to stop both bed bugs and viruses in their tracks.
11. Boosts Your Energy
If your body isn’t being weighed down with toxins, then everything begins to function inside of you as it should. This in turn creates a lot more energy for you.
12. Protects Rover from Fleas
I use diatomaceous earth as a great flea medicine. I don’t like the price or ingredients of the flea meds at our vet’s office.
So I skip all of the fuss and expense by sprinkling DE on my cats and dogs to rid them of any pesky fleas.
13. Homemade Deodorant Ingredient
A lot of homemade deodorants don’t really work. We don’t want to stop sweat, but we don’t want to smell like a dead animal either.
Well, if you include DE in your deodorant recipe, it is supposed to help absorb some of the odors that our bodies naturally put out. Therefore, helping you to control your body odor.
14. DIY Toothpaste
Diatomaceous earth is also a great ingredient to include in your homemade toothpaste. It can help improve your dental health.
15. Scrubs Your Face
If you would like an organic option to add to a DIY facial scrub, then you might want to consider diatomaceous earth. It has the right amount of abrasion to help clean your skin.
16. Boosts Collagen Productions
Collagen is what so many women try to hang on to so their skin doesn’t get all soft and wrinkly. You can accomplish this by purchasing a lot of fancy moisturizers.
Or you can add diatomaceous earth to your diet. It helps your body to keep producing collagen which is what you are wanting anyway.
17. Helps Your Hair
There are certain items we can add to our hair to help it look healthier. I use apple cider vinegar quite regularly as it helps my hair to stay healthy.
But a new item I’ll be adding to my list is diatomaceous earth. It too is supposed to help your hair stay healthy and shiny.
18. Produces Stronger Nails
Diatomaceous earth has a way of giving our bodies certain minerals and things that it needs. This boost will obviously help you have stronger and healthier nails as well.
19. Helps with Food Storage
If you have large amounts of foods, such as grains, and you are worried about them being destroyed by bugs, then add a little DE to the mix. The same way diatomaceous earth protects your home from bugs, it does the same for your food in long term situations.