Diatomaceous Earth: What Is It & What Are The Benefits?

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There are lots of great skincare ingredients out there, but one of our faves has to be diatomaceous earth! Never heard of it? No worries, we got you covered! This post will explain what this grainy type of ingredient is, and what wonders it can do for your skin. Let’s hop in!  

What Is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous earth - sounds bizarre, but oh is it so good for your skin! This ingredient is a natural product that is formed by fossilized remains of diatoms, aka oceanic algae. Additionally, it is composed of silica that will boost your skin’s health. We love the sound of that!

There are two types of diatomaceous earth out there, food grade and filter grade. The one that is safe for your skin is the food grade type, while the filter kind is toxic and is most often used as a bug repellent. 

Diatomaceous earth has a grainy and powder-like appearance and when water is applied, it looks milky and becomes a thicker substance.


Is Diatomaceous Earth Safe?

As we mentioned above, diatomaceous earth is completely safe to use on your skin if it is the food grade kind. You definitely don’t want to mess with the other kind as it is full of toxins and can cause a lot of harm to your body. 

What Are The Benefits?

What can’t this ingredient do?! Diatomaceous earth acts as an exfoliator and will help you say “see ya later” to dead skin cells. Diatomaceous earth can be found in different skincare products like face masks and natural deodorants. We’ll share some of our unique products that contain this miracle ingredient shortly :) 

Know what else is great about this ingredient? It will boost collagen to prevent wrinkles, as well as fight free radicals! Hello younger and healthier looking skin!

What Purrfect Sunday Offers

At our shop, we have a few different products that feature diatomaceous earth! One of our personal faves is our Renew Cleanser. It is the perfect daily exfoliator that will gently remove all your dead skin cells, and leave your face feeling squeaky clean!

Limonada Deodorant

Another one of our favorites is our Limonada Deodorant! This natural deodorant is perfect for those that have sensitive skin and leaves a refreshing scent from your underarms. Be sure to browse the rest of our collection that features this beneficial ingredient! 

How fun was it to learn all about all things diatomaceous earth?! Which product of ours would you love to try that features the miracle ingredient? As always, be sure to follow us on our socials, check out our website, and subscribe to our newsletter to see what’s new here at Purrfect Sunday. See you next time, friends!


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