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An amazing Food Grade gift from Mother Nature

The number of individuals searching the web for substitutes for dangerous and harmful chemicals is growing every month.

Many health conscious individuals are finding out about DE for the first time and are often astounded by its variety of uses.

  • Natural deodorizer
  • Non-toxic cleaner and absorbent
  • Internal detoxifier and cleanse
  • Garden soil amender
  • Pest controller (buy EPA registered # 87949-1 Lumino DE for Pets, see
  • Beauty enhancer for skin, hair, nails, and eyelashes

Under "About Us" we have condensed dozens of 20 to 30 minute conversations to a few sentences.  Many individuals have told us about the difference that DE has made in their lives.

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image of a plus signWhat is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is not earth or dirt.  It is the fossilized remains of microscopic shells created by one-celled aquatic plants (diatoms).  Over the eons, as these diatoms fossilized, they retained their tubular shape and holes.  Their shape and hardness produces extremely pure and consistent DE.

There are different grades of DE.  Of the 600 deposits in the US, only four are considered food grade.  Lumino DE is rated food-grade by the USDA and considered GRAS (generally regarded as safe) by the FDA.  It is almost pure white and consists of 89-94% silicon dioxide plus other trace minerals.

There are two original sources for DE: fresh water and salt water.  Our fresh water deposit began eons ago as pure snow.  The snow's run off provided the water source the diatoms lived in.  Diatoms in fresh water form a harder more uniform shaped shell than those in salt water.

The silica in Lumino DE is amorphous.  This is silica in its naturally occurring state.  It is a trace mineral every mammal on the planet needs for survival.  DE is dangerous when the silica in it is crystallized by exposure to extreme heat.  This type of DE is never considered food grade.

image of a plus signHow Diatomaceous Earth works

Many harmful substances entering the body have a positive charge.  Diatomaceous Earth is a semi-conductive mineral.  When warmed by body heat it develops a negative charge and gives off electrons.  These charged mineral ions attract unhealthy microbes, free radicals, and other harmful metals.  Acting as magnets, they attract and absorb positive things that are small enough fit through the holes.  The trapped toxins are then excreted out of the body.  Because of its strong charge, each DE shell can absorb a large number of positively charged substances.  They then pass through the stomach and intestine, taking these harmful substances out of the body.

It has been postulated that parasites in the stomach or digestive tract are pierced by the sharp edges of the DE.  Another theory is they voluntarily leave because of the alkaline ph and negative electrical charge of DE.  DE does NOT affect beneficial bacteria.  Removing toxins and parasites result in a much healthier body with a stronger resistance to disease.

Diatomaceous Earth is hard.  On the hardness scale where diamonds are a nine, DE is a seven.  As these minute hard and sharp DE cylinders pass through the small and large intestines, they scrub the walls.  After only a few months of taking DE, the intestine wall is no longer coated with mucus other deposits.  The advantage of this is: Regular bowel movements, this is the number one comment users make about DE.

DE can help to create a healthier Colon.  This is especially important as we get older.  A clean healthy colon keeps away polyps, cancers, and ulcers.  Many users report increased energy and needing less sleep.  This is a result of food and nutrients that are better absorbed into the blood stream.  With a coated colon many nutrients never get absorbed.

image of a plus signA Natural Deodorizer

Garbage can--sprinkle DE in bottom of garbage can to deodorize;
Kitty litter box--Mix a handful of DE in with kitty litter.  Not only deodorizes but also absorbs moisture.  DE is odorless so it will not deter cats from using the box.
Vacuum cleaner bags--To deodorize, place two tablespoons of DE in an empty vacuum bag or canister, and again when half full.
Refrigerator--Use as you would baking soda.
Footwear--place some DE in pantyhose (or a sock), tie off, leave pantyhose in shoes until wearing the shoes again.  Alternatively, sprinkle in shoes, leave overnight, shake out well, and wipe up residue.

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Soft scrub cleanser--Mix DE with dish soap to make past. Add a few drops of vinegar if desired.
Muddy footprints on carpet--sprinkle DE powder on wet or dry mud spots.  Brush with stiff broom or brush using a rubbing motion.  Vacuum in 1-2 hours or when powder and mud appear dry.
Polish silver--Mix DE with water to form a paste.  Apply to silver, rubbing with cloth and wash well.  Silver tarnish can be removed by rubbing on dry DE with a cloth.

image of a plus signA Glorious Garden

Preserve and store flower bulbs--Sprinkle bulbs lightly with DE, store in an air permeable bag, and hang in a dry place with airflow.
Amendment for soil--For houseplants, use 1 part DE to 4 parts of soil mix.  As a soil conditioner it helps to break up clay and retain moisture in light or sandy soil.

image of a plus signEasy Beauty Secrets

Facial Mask--Mix DE with water or oil to make a paste.  Apply to face with a circular motion until face is fully covered.  Leave on for 2 to 5 minutes, then wash off with warm water.
Microderm Abrasion Glow--Mix DE with your favorite cleanser and it will remove old dead skin.
Teeth Cleaner--Sprinkle a small amount of DE on your favorite toothpaste then brush as you normally would.
Nail Soak--Mix with your favorite nail oil to strengthen nails.

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Diatomaceous Earth packaged under the Lumino label comes from an extremely pure fresh water deposit in the western United States.  It is almost pure white and consists of at least 85% Silicon Dioxide.  Darker colored Diatomaceous Earth often contains an excess of other minerals such as iron, or a high percentage of clay.

Lumino Diatomaceous Earth for Your Home is listed by the Organic Material Review Institure (OMRI).

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We hope you found something that sparked your interest.  Please feel free to CONTACT US with any questions or concerns-we'd love to hear from you.

Although we had the privilege of selling over 60,000 items in 2016 through stores and etailers, a new web customer is always precious to us.  With your order we include helpful information and free samples of our other products.

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DISCLAIMER: Any food grade diatomaceous earth uses other than those approved by the EPA, FDA,or USDA are strictly based on other peoples personal experiences.