Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous Earth is also known by Diatomite, Kieselgur, or just Diatomaceous powder. Diatomaceous Earth is actually just a soft fossilized rock crumbled into a fine white to off-white powder.

Discovered around 1836 by Peter Kasten in Germany, Diatomaceous was originated to make dynamite, but was first used around 1960 to kill insects and mites. Diatomaceous Earth products are registered for use against bed bugs, lice, mites, fleas, ticks, spiders, and many other pests.

How it works is that the fossilized shell powder has a uniquely crystalized compound structure, and it actually becomes very sharp and drying to tiny bugs and microorganisms that come into contact with it. So much, that it actually pierces and dries out their exoskeletons, resulting in a relatively quick and complete death. However, it is very harmless to the external skin and hair of humans and larger animals such as dogs, cats, and birds.

We use diatomaceous earth in our Shampooch dog shampoo soaps and in our Miracle Mud Shampoo-Body-Shave soap bar.

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