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Swanson Healthy Home

Diatomaceous Earth Fossil Shell Powder 100% Pure Food Grade

Item | SWHH009

★★★★★ ★★★★★

  4.7 (9)  
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  • Suitable for a variety of uses 

  • Non-toxic fossil shell powder

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1 lb Pwdr

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Ingredients: Diatomaceous earth (fossil shell powder).

Directions: Can be used in the garden by sprinkling on plants and mixing into the soil surrounding them.

NOTE: Not intended for human consumption.


by our team of internal scientific & wellness experts


for unsurpased purity, potency safety & quality by internal & third-party labs


by Swanson Health's expert standards for quality products for mind, body & home

Quality Code Approved
  • Suitable for a variety of uses 

  • Non-toxic fossil shell powder

One of nature's richest sources of silica, Diatomaceous Earth consists of the fossilized remains of hard shelled algae known as diatoms. These fossilized shells are both highly absorptive and mildly abrasive.

Terms and Ingredient Definitions

Shipping Weight: 1.19 lbs

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

MSRP: $17.49

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Disclaimer: Product reviews are provided for informational purposes only. The information or opinions expressed therein are solely those of the contributors and do not necessarily represent those of Swanson Health Products and its employees. Please read full product reviews disclaimer.
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D.Earth powder
Good product
Quality: 5.0 / 5.0
Value: 5.0 / 5.0
Effectiveness: 5.0 / 5.0
Convenience: 5.0 / 5.0
Satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0
Perfect to Combat Ants
I purchased this product in desperation, because suddenly I had huge ants in my kitchen and tiny ants by the thousand outside my front door. None of the usual remedies (cayenne powder, vinegar spray) worked. I've never had any experience with Diatomaceous Earth, but when I learned that having it in the house wouldn't hurt my dogs, my tortoise or myself, I purchased some to use on the ants. I swear, all I had to do was put down one dose. The ants have vanished. I sprinkled the diatomaceous earth thickly in front of my door, and within 5 minutes, the thousands of ants had dwindled to ... zero. They've never returned. I am thrilled with this natural product. Thank you.
Quality: 5.0 / 5.0
Value: 5.0 / 5.0
Effectiveness: 5.0 / 5.0
Convenience: 5.0 / 5.0
Satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0
It’s Awesome 😎
Love ym
Quality: 5.0 / 5.0
Value: 5.0 / 5.0
Effectiveness: 5.0 / 5.0
Convenience: 5.0 / 5.0
Satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0
Not for eating.
I bought it to eat but it says it is not for eating. I did anyway but then I just put it aside. I have lots of other vitamins and minerals. I read a website that was raving about DE for many things good for health and thought I'd try it.
Quality: 1.0 / 5.0
Value: 1.0 / 5.0
Effectiveness: 1.0 / 5.0
Convenience: 1.0 / 5.0
Satisfaction: 1.0 / 5.0
Good Product
Hi, I have been using DE for some time now, a friend uses this brand, I got mine elsewhere before I knew Swanson carried it. She really likes using it and it has helped her in many ways. My use of DE has helped me as well. Food Grade DE is made for humans, pets, ALWAYS look for Food Grade, there is the kind that is used for pools, ponds, etc. That is what you do not want to use. Also do research on where ever you get it if it is not from Swanson. Always do research on items, not just assume because you read one article or blog it is fact. Keep safe folks and enjoy the benefits of DE Food Grade ( DE = Diatomaceous Earth ).
Quality: 5.0 / 5.0
Value: 5.0 / 5.0
Effectiveness: 5.0 / 5.0
Convenience: 5.0 / 5.0
Satisfaction: 5.0 / 5.0

Q: Why does the label say "Not intended for human consumption" if the product is food grade?

A: Diatomaceous Earth products come in 'food grade' and 'pool grade' labels. Pool grade products are considered toxic, whereas food grade products are not. Because our Diatomaceous Earth product isn't toxic, we mark it as being food grade, which makes it safe for use in homes and gardens.

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