National Diatomaceous Earth Day is dedicated to raising awareness of diatomaceous earth and its diverse uses. It is celebrated on August 31st.
Most people know about diatomaceous earth. They apply it by filtering the water in their own pool or spreading it as a natural insecticide to control pests in the garden.
Diatomaceous earth, otherwise called diatomaceous earth or kieselguhr, looks like a white powder. It is obtained from fragments of algae collected in dried river and lake oxbow lakes. It is most commonly used as an insect control chemical, but it has other special properties as well. For example, it is used to detoxify the body, its action is similar to that of antioxidants. It also has antibacterial, antifungal and antiparasitic properties, helps the digestive tract and lowers cholesterol.
National Diatomaceous Earth Day was established in 2016 by EP Minerals.
Where do you think the largest of the diatomite deposits can be located? Do exotic distant countries come to your mind? But certainly not the USA? In vain. This largest diatomite deposit is located in the north of Santa Barbara in California.
How to celebrate
How you can celebrate National Diatomaceous Earth Day:
- Enjoy sugar syrups, fruit juices, wines and other foods where DE is used as a filter material.
- Decorate your room. DE lengthens primary pigments, increases bulk strength and improves coating adhesion to paints.
- Work in the garden. DE is an effective natural insecticide that causes dehydration to kill pests. In addition, it is used as a fertilizer for soil aeration. It is also recommended to use it to expel uninvited guests from the house: fleas, bedbugs, ants. Do you want to protect your pets wool coat before a walk in the woods? Feel free to apply diatomaceous earth to the dog’s skin – just make sure that it does not hit the pet’s nose, ears and eyes.
When is National Diatomaceous Earth Day celebrated in 2022?
National Diatomaceous Earth Day is observed on August 31 each year.