20. Kicks Pests Out of Your Garden
Do you have bugs in your garden? Are you looking for a natural way to get rid of them? Well, use diatomaceous earth in your garden to give unwanted bugs the boot.
21. Gets Rid of Fleas
We have already discussed how diatomaceous earth can get rid of fleas when sprinkled on your pets. If you want fleas out of your yard, then sprinkle DE throughout your yard and it should help to eradicate the problem
22. Deodorizes the Fridge
The same way you use baking soda in your fridge to kill odors, you can basically do the same thing with diatomaceous earth. You just leave some in an open container and let it kick odors out of your fridge.
23. Deodorize Your Garbage Cans
Do you have a smelly garbage can? Don’t get rid of it. Just sprinkle some diatomaceous earth in the bottom of the can and let it battle the odors for you.
24. Gets Rid of Stains
Do you have a hideous stain on your clothing? Just dampen the stain and rub diatomaceous earth on the stain until it is gone. Then wash the garment.
25. Clean-Up on Aisle 4
If you have a spill that needs to be cleaned up, toss some diatomaceous earth on it first. Then after it dries it up, you simply sweep the spill up.
26. Great for Scrubbing
Sometimes when you are scrubbing something, you need it to have a slight abrasive feeling. Well, diatomaceous earth is an all-natural gentle abrasive cleaner. It would be great for cleaning hard surfaces that need something that is effective yet gentle.
27. Ditch the Head Lice
If you’ve ever had head lice or know someone that had it, then you know it is a pain. Quite opposite to what most people think, head lice attracts to clean hair and can be picked up in a lot of public places (like the back of a seat in the movie theater.)
So if you end up contracting head lice, for whatever reason, you’ll be glad to know that you sprinkle diatomaceous earth on your head and all-around your home to get rid of those pesky bugs.
28. Frees Your Chickens
Chickens get mites. They are nasty little creatures that munch on your birds causing lots of irritation and pain. If not treated, they can weaken the birds’ immune systems and cause death.
So I treat our birds and their coop with diatomaceous earth on a regular basis. When they dust in DE it helps them to kill any mites that may be on them.
29. Frees Your Goats
I’ve already talked about head lice, but did you know that goats get lice too? It isn’t the same type of lice so it doesn’t attract to humans.
But it is uncomfortable for your goats. So the best way to keep them lice free is to sprinkle them with diatomaceous earth on a regular basis.
30. Lowers Your Cholesterol
If you struggle with high cholesterol, you may be glad to hear that diatomaceous earth could possibly help lower your cholesterol. When consuming food grade diatomaceous earth it seems the benefits are endless.
31. Offers Your Litterbox a Helping Hand
If you have indoor cats then you know what a battle the litterbox can be. Well, if you sprinkle diatomaceous earth into your litter box it will help absorb moisture and smells.
But be sure that the litter box is open with no lid on it. Breathing too much diatomaceous earth constantly can be bad for you and your animals.
32. Helps Your Lungs
Yet, if you consume food grade diatomaceous earth (and don’t breathe it in) it can actually help to repair lung damage. It also can help maintain lung function as well.
33. Helps Your Kidneys
Do you struggle with kidney stones? Then you might be happy to know that, yet again, if you consume food grade diatomaceous earth it can actually help prevent kidney stones.
34. Decreases Vertigo and Insomnia
If you’ve ever struggled with vertigo, then you know what a pain it can be. Insomnia is also a pain in the rear as well.
So if you are struggling with either and would like to try and find a natural approach to fixing it, then you might want to try food grade diatomaceous earth. It is said to help with both issues.
35. Natural Dewormer
I use diatomaceous earth regularly on our livestock as a dewormer. You just sprinkle a little into their food, and it will jump start their systems and kick any worms in their digestive tract out.
36. Gives Rover Health Benefits
I’ve told you of all of the amazing health benefits you can reap by consuming just a couple of teaspoons of food-grade diatomaceous earth each day.
But the other amazing part is everything that we reap from consuming diatomaceous earth uses can count as well for our dogs and cats. It is a great way to keep your four-legged friends healthy.
37. Friend to Your Breast Feeding Animals
Diatomaceous earth is a great friend to your livestock that has recently become mothers. It is said to decrease mastitis in livestock, but also increase milk production.
So it is a great supplement to give to your animals for a variety of reasons. But it could prove very beneficial for nursing livestock as well.
38. Kicks Flies From the Coop
Do you battle flies around your chicken coop each summer? Well, don’t battle any longer. Instead, sprinkle diatomaceous earth all over the coop. It may not completely rid the entire coop of every fly, but it will help make them more manageable.
39. Increases Egg Quality
Finally, the last consideration for diatomaceous earth uses is that you should try feeding it to your laying hens. Because of all of the minerals it provides, diatomaceous earth is said to increase egg quality.
Now you know of 39 different diatomaceous earth uses can be used in your daily life. It is inexpensive and will hopefully help you out in one way or another.
Again, please remember to only ingest food-grade quality diatomaceous earth for yourself. Also, please speak with a physician before considering diatomaceous earth uses for consumption. We are not physicians. These are just suggestions we have found through our own research.
So please be sure to do your own research before trying any of these diatomaceous earth uses ideas out.