Diatomaceous Earth - Superfine Blend
OUR SUPPLY OF DIATOMACEOUS EARTH IS
AUSTRALIA'S PREMIUM FOOD GRADE QUALITY
Sourced directly from one of the world’s largest known and highest quality deposits, our supply of freshwater DE is taken from the ancient freshwater lakes of Mount Garnet, Far North Queensland.
Our supply of Diatomaceous Earth is Food Grade, 100% natural and chemical free, and has been certified by the Queensland Government as containing an undetectable amount of crystalline silica (less than 1%) . It has no additives and has not been subject to any manufacturing process other than crushing and bagging. It is only sun-dried and has not been subject to any artificial heat treatment – making it safe to use in the home, garden and on the farm.
Superfine is one of our finest powders – extra-milled to a maximum particle size of 90% less than 200 microns or 0.2 mm (100% less than 300 microns). It is a creamy-whitish colour and feels approximately similar in texture to milk powder. As the name suggests, it contains no grit or crunchy larger particles, allowing easy mixing with liquids (although no DE dissolves entirely), or for use in a duster or sprayer.
Ideal for use with fleas, or mites, lice and bed bugs – easily brushed into the animal’s fur, coat or feathers, or sprayed and dusted into nooks and crevices. The powder can be dusted on all vegetables with a duster or puffer. For horticultural uses it is ideal for spraying in large quantities – without larger particles clogging up sprayer nozzles. Like Regular Grade, it can be used in nesting boxes for chooks, and in dusting baths.
Although Superfine is more expensive than Regular Grade, it can be cost effective depending on the use, as there is little or no wastage due to the absence of larger particles.
Note: While no DE produced in Australia has been certified for human consumption, many people do choose to eat DE, seeking to obtain the many reported health benefits. If you choose to consume DE, spread it in a baking tray and heat in a moderately slow oven of 140 degrees (do not heat any higher as may cause crystalisation) for about 30 minutes to ensure it is sterilised.