A Natural Deodorizer
Garbage Can -- sprinkle DE in bottom of garbage can to deodorize.
Kitty Litter Box -- mix a handful of DE with kitty litter. Not only deodorizes but also absorbs moisture. DE is odorlessso it will not deter cats from using box.
Vacuum Cleaner Bags -- place two tablespoons of DE in vacuum bag or canister to deodorize. Replenish when half full.
Refrigerator -- use as you would baking soda.
Footwear -- sprinkle in shoes, leave overnight, shake out well, then wipe up residue.
Non-toxic Cleanser and Absorbent
Soft Scrub Cleanser -- mix DE with dish soap to make a paste, adding a few drops of vinegar if desired.
Muddy Footprints on Carpet -- sprinkle DE powder on wet or dry mud spots. Apply with stiff broom or brush without rubbing. Vacuum in 1-2 hours or when powder and mud appear dry.
Polish Silver, Gold Flatware, Jewelry -- mix DE with water to form paste. Apply with cloth and wash well. Tarnish can be removed by rubbing with dry DE and cloth.
A Glorious Garden
Preserve and Store Flower Bulbs -- sprinkle bulbs lightly with DE. Store in an air permeable bag, hang in a dry place for airflow.
Amendment for Soil -- for houseplants, use mix of 1/4 DE to 3/4 soil. As a soil conditioner it helps break up clay and retains moisture in light or sandy soils. Its 14 trace minerals will help amend depleted soils.
Easy Beauty Secrets
Facial Mask -- mix DE and water or oil to make a paste. Apply with a circular motion until face is fully covered. Leave on
2 to 5 minutes then wash off with warm water. Reduces appearance of pores and fine lines.
Microderm Glow -- mix with your favorite cleanser to slough off dead skin cells, resulting in a smoother and softer complexion.
Teeth Cleaner -- sprinkle a small amount of DE on your toothpaste and brush as you normally would.
Nail Soak -- mix DE with your favorite oil to strengthen nails.