D.E. used Topically

Diatomaceous Earth

Diatomaceous earth consists of fossilized remains of diatoms, a type of hard-shelled algae. The manner in which D.E. eliminates parasites in the environment is not chemical but rather a physical/mechanical decimation of the parasites. The microscopic sharp texture of the D.E. pierces the parasites’ exoskeleton or “skin” and the absorbancy of D.E. also dehydrates the lipids of the parasite. This is on a microscopic scale.

The texture of D.E. is like talcum powder to the human touch. Also D.E. is nontoxic to people and animals. It is reported that D.E. has a negative charge and this enables it to attract and trap positively charged toxins and heavy metals. 

Using Diatomaceous Earth Topically

The only danger in using D.E. is breathing the dry form of the powder. It has a mostly silica content in its makeup so breathing it is not good. In using D.E. topically it is therefore necessary to “wet” it down with a carrier agent. This allows the safe use of D.E. as a topical treatment. This is a recommended treatment for extreme cases of Morgellons when a “mite or parasite” is the pronounced manifestation. This treatment is aimed at treating the parasite at its food source rather than treating the environment. It is still necessary to conduct a thorough environmental cleansing concurrent to this treatment.

Diatomaceous Lotion Basic Recipe

  • 4 oz of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. This is a dry volume measurement, not a weight measurement.
  • 12 oz of a non-greasy skin Lotion preferably with Aloe Vera.

In a 16 oz squirt bottle (condiment bottle) combine the D.E. with the lotion. This should be a 25% D.E. to 75%  lotion ratio. Use a long-handled spoon stir until completely mixed. Apply to body after showering/bathing and before bedtime. The  D.E.  lotion should leave a thin chalky film on the body when dry. This is the defensive barrier of D.E. and is almost quite pleasant, similar to talc.

One may add 5 -10 drops of E.O. especially the Thieve’s Oil blend to this recipe.  If lotion is too thick especially when in colder temperatures it is easy to gently heat the bottle in a pan of simmering water, similar to heating a baby’s bottle. Carefully check temperature of lotion before applying.

Alternative Recipe for Diatomaceous Earth Lotion

  • 4 oz of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. This is a dry volume measurement, not a weight measurement.
  • 12 oz of organic Coconut Oil.
  • 5 – 10 drops of T.O. blend or E.O. (optional)

 Another Alternative

  • 4 oz of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth. This is a dry volume measurement, not a weight measurement.
  • 6 oz of organic Coconut Oil.
  • 6 oz organic cold pressed Olive Oil.
  • 5 – 10 drops of T.O. blend or E.O. (optional)

Mix together as in the first recipe. This is an alternative recipe that is more effective but has a few drawbacks also. This recipe is very similar to the first but instead of lotion the carrier agent is oil. One benefit is the oils recommended have a combined antifungal/antiparasitic quality. The drawbacks are that this recipe is a little more expensive and the drying time after application is a little longer.

Coconut oil contains caprylic acid, a great anti-fungal and alone is easily absorbed by the skin and the drying time is not much longer than that with the lotion. Olive oil has great anti-parasitic properties due to its content of oleic acid and it’s tendency to smother and draw parasites from the skin. Together these two oils are an excellent carrier oil though as mentioned they are not as quickly absorbed into the skin. There may be a slightly greasy feel left on the skin as well. Adding T.O. blend or E.O. of one’s choice makes this D.E. lotion even more effective. Use of the carrier oils may cause the blend to become rancid over an extended period of time(over 1 week).

Typically these lotions are used twice daily for a period of  3 – 6 weeks. It is suggested that other protocols and treatments be carried out at the same time. Environmental cleansings such as the use of enzyme sprays environmentally or the use of D.E. environmentally.

Use of D.E. Environmentally

Problematic Upholstered Furniture and Other Items

If the severity of one’s symptoms persists or one becomes aware of certain problematic areas such as beds, cars, or certain upholstered items then the following spray can be effective. This is a spray consisting of Diatomaceous Earth (link) and liquid… water may be suitable but liquid enzymes are more effective. The use of a plastic spray bottle is needed.

  1. One quart/liter plastic bottles are the best and easily found at many stores and garden centers. IMPORTANT… before mixing spray open the spray bottle. There is a small plastic filter on the intake tube to the pump/lid. It will easily clog unless removed. Simply pull it off.
  2. The spray is 25% D.E. to 75% water/solution (Blue window cleaning fluid is another choice available in some grocers and department stores in gallon sizes for very cheap). Be certain to fill the sprayer only to the fill mark indicated. Pump… and shake and spray. The DE will not stay in solution for long so shake often and pump often to retain spray pressure.
  3. A Medium to fine mist is desired. Spray the problematic areas lightly but thoroughly. This includes all surfaces of the item in question…top, bottom, inside and out. If nozzle becomes clogged just opening the nozzle up usually clears the clog. Box fans will speed up drying times.
  4. Properly done this method leaves a thin-film of D.E. on the surface sprayed. D.E. sprayed lightly will not show up on light to medium colored fabrics when dry. May show as a powdery residue on dark colors and hard surfaces. Easily washed out or wiped away.
  5. Wipe away and vacuum older D.E. films before reapplying new treatments. May be applied as needed with applications becoming less frequent as condition comes under control.
  6. This treatment is very effective for outdoor areas too… dog runs, dog beds and kennels playground equipment and yards.

A Good source of Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is Wolf Creek Ranch D.E.  (not affiliated with me).

Wolfe

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