Diatomaceous Earth

Rated 4.9 out of 5
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INCI: Solum Diatomeae

From freshwater sources.

Diatomaceous Earth is the fossilized remains of ancient algal shells called Diatoms or Phytoplankton.  Diatoms are the foundation basis of all aquatic life and form the most plentiful group of individual species on earth. Diatoms absorb minerals and elements from water which they use to build their shells. As they die they drop to the bottom of the waterways and form sedimentary deposits.
These deposits are mined, milled, dried and bagged creating Diatomaceous Earth (DE) which is widely used internationally for a variety of industrial, agricultural and horticultural applications.  
Diatoms can be found in both fresh and saltwater, saltwater-based DE is generally used for industry as a filtration aid and for paint and chemical additives.  Saltwater DE is harmful to humans and animals and should only be used for the intended industries.
Fresh-water DE, however, is considered to be ‘Food Grade’ and has been shown to have a myriad of uses.

PureNature Diatomaceous Earth is from freshwater sources and so can be considered 'food grade' though we do not recommend it is ingested.

For cosmetics, it can be used as an anti-caking agent and is also highly absorbent. In colour cosmetics, it is considered an opacifying agent so can be used to hides or lighten the appearance of blemishes. It is a rich source of Silica, which is required from the body for collagen formation. It also contains numerous other minerals such as calcium, magnesium, zinc, copper, selenium and phosphorous providing a mineral boost to the skin.

For external use only

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Reviewed by Brydie H.
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Diotomaceous Earth

Very fine powder, which is just what I want for my recipes. Comes in handy resealable bag. More product than I thought I was going to get!

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Reviewed by Gillian R.
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Great!

Love the colour of this!

I use this in my natural deodorant 😊

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Reviewed by Hayden R.
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Great

Using for bug control....

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Reviewed by Karen
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Easy to use.

Dust free. An easy powder to transfer from A to B (it doesn't fall off the spoon like some powders do). Mixes in well with other ingredients.

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Reviewed by Kelly M.
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Fantastic

Really lovely product. Awesome to add in my body butter to get a less greasy effect. also perfect for adding into a natural deodorant.

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