Lumino - Diatomaceous Earth For Your Home - 12 oz.
Lumino's Diatomaceous Earth is an environmentally-friendly alternative to toxic chemicals for a cleaner, more enjoyable and beautiful home. Diatomaceous Earth is a fine powder composed of the crushed fossilized exoskeletons of microscopic diatoms.
Diatomaceous Earth, an amazing gift from Mother Nature, is the natural solution:
- Freshen your air
- Create a spotless home for easy entertaining
- Grow a delicious garden and luscious flowers
- Enhance your own beauty
Food Grade DE is chemical free, non-toxic and safe around humans and animals:
- Lumino's DE is mined, crushed and bagged in the USA
- Organic Material Review Institute listed
Lumino Diatomaceous Earth Frequently Asked Questions
If DE stays dry how long is it effective?
It actually stays effective as long as it is dry. However, as it gets covered with dust or dirt over a period of time, it becomes less effective.
Why haven't I heard more about DE before now?
DE is a naturally occurring product that can't be patented. That means it is of little interest to the drug companies. Many individuals buying DE are doing so because of referrals from family or friends. DE doesn't generate enough profits to pay for the advertising and marketing that supports OTC and prescription drugs.
Many people claim DE is especially dangerous if inhaled, is this true?
NO. There is confusion because Food Grade DE and Commercial Filtering DE have the same name. Filter grade DE is heated to over 1,000 degrees and then fluxed with additional chemicals to crystallize it. These additional step makes it a valuable filtering agent, but also cause it to be dangerous to people and pets.
The World Heath Organization states that DE needs to be less than 2% crystalline silica to be generally considered safe. Filter grade DE is 60% crystalline silica. Filter grade DE is dangerous and should be handled with extreme caution.
All Lumino DE is less than 1/2 of 1% crystalline silica and all other sediments that are considered unsafe by the FDA are below harmful limits. This is four times more than the recommended maximum for safety. Lumino DE is a fine powder, and should be used with caution, as any powder should be, by those with respiratory complications, such as asthma.
How do I use DE in food storage?
The recommended ratio is one cup of DE for every forty pounds of grain or legume product. This is approximately one cup of DE for a five-gallon container. Both the DE and grain need to be dry for even coating and equal distribution. Mixing smaller batches makes this easier.
I keep reading about all the benefits for humans. Why isn't this mentioned on the label?
EPA labeling regulations are extremely restrictive regarding what is allowed (as well as what must appear) on a label when it is used as an insecticide. That aside, almost everyone in our office, lab, and warehouse takes a teaspoon or more of DE in a glass of water or juice every day. Most of them take it for four reasons: 1) they spend time around a variety of animals, 2) they travel to foreign countries, 3) they spend much time outside in the garden and 4) as a mineral additive, the high concentration of silica is great for their skin, hair, and nails.
I understand how DE kills fleas and mites on pets, but how does it kill internal parasites?
There are two schools of thought on how this works. The first is that it kills internally the same as externally, that is by absorbing lipids from the waxy outer layer of the insect's exoskeleton, causing them to dehydrate.
The second, and the one I tend to favor, is that the alkaline ph level, combined with the high concentration of minerals, drives the parasites out of the body looking for more favorable surroundings.
As a woman of a certain age, Barb Todd became more aware of her changing appearance and was none too pleased. Even though Barb Todd is healthy, exercises regularly, and eats mostly organic whole foods, her old regimen wasn't working. Barb Todd needed something more.
There are many wonderful health and beauty products available. They just weren't solving Barb Todd's problems. As an Argentine tango dancer Barb Todd was especially concerned about her feet. Barb todd's initial attempts produced Lumino's first product, the Himalayan salt and organic coconut oil scrub. It wasn't long before Barb Todd started to notice changes in her feet; the softness and suppleness were improved. Now Barb Todd could dance for hours without getting sore feet.
If Barb Todd could do this to her feet, what about products for the rest of her body? Barb Todd was amazed at the results from these natural health and beauty products. Barb Todd may be a certain age but she now looks and feels years younger.
As these things often happen, somewhere along the way a passion became a business. Here's where the journey took an unexpected turn. Customers using Lumino's body care products began calling and emailing Lumino about how they were using them on their pets and in their home.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is used in many of Lumino's body care and bath products. It didn't take a big leap to recognize its many uses in the home. Because Lumino's DE is pure organic food grade it is a pleasure to use. There are no chemical odors or harsh feelings on your hands.
With all natural ingredients Lumino's products will never be as cheap as those produced with petroleum by-products and an array of potentially harmful chemicals, but Lumino can offer products at a great value.
You don't always know where life will take you next but at least you will be going there on strong feet with a clean and sparkling home.