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SAFE for Livestock, Pets and Children!

Great Alternative for GRASS FED/Organic raised livestock or anyone looking to decrease the chemical burden on your land, and on your livestock.

Diatomaceous Earth is safe for: LIvestock (Including Fowl), Barns, Milking Parlors, Horses, Stables, Kennels, Pets,

Veterinary Facilities, Horticulture, Crops, Garden, Home, ​and New Construction.

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"Safe & Natural Rescue from Chemical Overload!"  Premium Diatomaceous Earth

The Health Ranch
I started using Diatomaceous Earth years ago for my horses...as a natural de- wormer and for ticks.  I would spend 3 hours picking ticks off of my Gelding Cam, he must have been so tasty!  The DE worked like a charm, I didn't have to rotate wormers, flies were less, animals happy, although they do look like they are snorting coke when you feed it to them, white powder on thier noses, the stuff worked like a charm, and now I am DE dealer! We use it ourselves internally, externally, on all of our critters, around our acreage.  It truly is God's Dirt!  So as Dirt Evangalists we are here to tell you the "Good News!"  There really is something Natural, Safe and Organic that works around your Farm, Home and Ranch, and its been right under our noses! C. Huft The Health Ranch
Diatomaceous Earth  It is completely harmless to any warm blooded animal or human.

Buy Premium food grade Diatomaceous Earth!

Not all Diatomaceous earth is created equal.  Of all of the mines only 4 in the USA are classified as food grade which is safe and reliable for human consumption, home and ranch use.  Many deposits are not of good quality or purity, containing large amounts of clay or other contaminants.  Anything labeled Pool Grade is toxic and should be avoided.  Pool grade diatomaceous earth is super-heated and chemically altered.  Food grade should be labeled as such and the ingredient list should tell the story that it contains only Diatomaceous Earth or Silica or Silica Dioxide.  The Health Ranch, HERO® Brand Diatomaceous Earth is of the purist quality, and meticulously mined from the best ancient freshwater deposits.

What is Diatomaceous Earth?

Diatomaceous Earth is a natural mineral consisting of 89% Silica Dioxide and about 14+ trace minerals depending on the deposit.  It is formed from a plankton like creature called a diatom, called the meadow grass of the sea, which builds an intricate cylindrical shell around itself by pulling the minerals from the water.  The diatom lives only 6 days, dies and falls to the bottom of the lake. Innumerable amounts of diatoms leave a thick layer of silt at the bottom of the lake.  These ancient dry lake beds are then mined for the thick deposits of diatomaceous earth, a white, powdery mineral. HERO® Brand Diatomaceous Earth is premium quality, completely organic, is OMRI listed, non- toxic, safe, natural, odorless, tasteless.  It is truly Nature's Amazing Fossil Mineral!

Consider Diatomaceous Earth For Human Consumption.

We are the only Brand of Diatomaceous Earth to be scrutinized and certified PALEO! There have been many research studies on the use of Diatomaceous Earth or Silica Dioxide for human consumption.  It is known that Silica is the second most abundant element eclipsed only by oxygen in the earth.  All tissues require silica for optimal functioning.  Research suggests that silica boosts collagen levels in the body by 50%.  We normally get silica from food, but with commercial farming these mineral levels have been severely depleted.   Silica is a gateway mineral for calcium uptake in the cell, thereby increasing available calcium for use by the body.   Read more....

How to Use

For Indoor and Outdoor Application: Sprinkle or dust a light layer of Diatomaceous Earth in areas where pests frequent, you can also use a Dustin Mizer, any squeeze bottle or baby powder bottle filled with DE.  Dust window and door frames and sills, sinks, garbage cans entry ways including under threshold and also over the doorway in cracks, and trim.  Dust under stoves, cabinets, sewer pipes and drains, and in cracks and crevices. Repeat treatment as needed.

Best Natural Insecticide

Zero Neurotoxins, Zero Resistance, Zero negative environmental impact! Surprisingly, Diatomaceous Earth is well known as a chemical free, non-toxic, alternative bug killer.  It works so well, once you use it, you will never go back to toxic sprays, granules or other forms. Diatomaceous earth works via a mechanical action on the bug instead of a chemical action.  As a bug comes in contact with the dust, it scratches the protective waxy coating off of the bugs exoskeleton and the bug dehydrates to death.  There is never any harmful residue left on the environment, no toxic chemicals seeping into the earth, and no harmful neurotoxic fumes to breathe.  Best of all, no waiting period, like bug bombs or airing out your room, and it’s perfectly safe for pets and your kids!

Flea Protection for Dogs and Cats

Diatomaceous Earth is an excellent alternative for nasty, chemical flea treatments.  Ever have your dog or cat run away when trying to treat with other formulas?  They know it’s harmful, and many animals have unwanted side-effects, such as skin reactions, coming off of food for a few days, and lethargy or lack of energy.  What if you could avoid all of that, and still kill the fleas?  It's easy, just dust your pet, and any bedding or kennel, or wherever you are seeing fleas.  Enjoy your flea free pet, home and healthy environment.


Blood sucking, icky, crawly, disease carrying ticks!  Yuck!  Diatomaceous earth is a natural, chemical free way to control ticks on all pets, and livestock.  It works the same way on all bugs, by dehydrating the tick to death.  Simply dust your animal, and their living area, or wherever you are coming into contact with ticks.  Typically ticks that are embedded, such as in horses, take as little as 4 hours to 18 hours to dry up and fall off, depending on engorgement.  Diatomaceous Earth also has a repellent effect on ticks and biting insects, keeping your animal bug free.

Best Ant Killer

Ants can be pesky, hard to get rid of, and not to mention dangerous when they bite.  Diatomaceous earth is one of the best natural ant killers around.  A simple dusting of the powder on their ant hill, and using it along their trails, and anywhere they are coming into your home.  Dust around the foundation, into cracks, and especially wherever there is an ample water source.  To kill large ant nests, dust liberally, until you no longer see the ants.

Best Bed Bug Killer

Bed bugs are hard to see, and even harder to get rid of, but you can do it safely and effectively.  We recommend completely dismantling your bed, vacuum all cracks and crevices thoroughly on the bed frame, mattress, and in your bedroom.  Dust all cracks, crevices and even work it into the seems of your mattress, with diatomaceous earth.  You can even use special mattress sacks that you can put DE into and then put your mattress into.  As long as the bed bugs come into contact with the diatomaceous earth they will continue to die.

Long Lasting, Permanent Home Bug Control

Did you know that Diatomaceous Earth is a permanent solution to home bug control?  As long as it stays dry and doesn't get washed away by rain, sprinklers or running water.  How?  Diatomaceous earth can be blown into crawl spaces, attics, basements, in-between cracks, floor joyces, walls, etc.  anywhere you would expect to find spiders, ants, bed bugs, roaches, silverfish, moths, flies, crawling insects, fleas, mites.

Natural Insect Repellant for Gardens

Nothing works better in the garden than Diatomaceous Earth.  For a lush, bountiful, insect free garden.  Diatomaceous earth can be dusted directly on plants to keep pests from eating away at your harvest or ornamentals.  A natural soil amender, mix directly into your soil for nutrient dense soil.  Replaces depleted minerals, and helps soil to retain moisture, and breaks up rocky, hard soils.

Crops & Orchards

Don't stop at the garden, commercial application of diatomaceous earth is well researched, with astounding data.  Not only as an organic insecticide, but research suggests that dusting on orchard fruits acts as a natural frost, and sunscreen.  Don't forget working it into the soil for added nutrient and remineralization.  Read more.....

Horses, Cattle, and other livestock

Flying and biting insects not only cause discomfort but can be a huge concern for herd health, causing high vet bill's, unacceptable toxic load, and loss of production, or performance.  Diatomaceous earth can be a cost effective, eco-friendly solution.  Dusting animals with Diatomaceous earth is an effective way to keep lice, face flies, mites, ticks, and other biting insects away from your herd.  Simply use a dustin mizer (link), or put into an old baby powder bottle, to dust horses, cattle and other livestock, dust barns, manure piles, for effective larvae control, or put out in a corral wherever animals roll frequently to self-dust.  Another option is to put in a burlap bag and hang in a spot that the herd frequents to get a good rub and self-dust.

Manure off-gassing

Feed lots, stalls, calving sheds, hog barns, milking parlors, and dairies can benefit from Diatomaceous Earth unique odor neutralizing capacity.  Because diatomaceous earth is so porous, with a high surface area, it traps noxious odors, as well as drying out wet, mucky conditions.  Spreading diatomaceous earth on manure piles also is an effective, non-chemical alternative to larvae control, keeping barn flies down, and increasing the comfort and production of your herd.  It's also great for composting!

Poultry, chickens, turkeys, and other fowl

Keep the mites and lice at bay and offer your poultry a healthy dust bath.  Use diatomaceous earth in your coop or poultry run and offer an ample amount in a favorite place where they dust bathe.  Mixing it at a rate not to exceed 2% of feed, offer it in feed to produce hard, thick eggshells, healthy feathers, and better feed conversion.

Livestock Mineral Supplement

Consider HERO brand Diatomaceous Earth as a great alternative for grass fed/organic producers.  Reduce the chemical burden on your livestock and land Mineral supplementation has been proven to produce shiny coats, healthier hooves, faster weight gain, tastier meat, sweet, rich milk, and thicker eggshells. Ample research shows the sheer necessity of supplementing all livestock with quality minerals and trace minerals.  However, many mineral products contain fillers, some GMO corn or soy which has been shown to block mineral absorption.  Others contain incomplete, synthetic vitamins that physiologically deplete an animal’s system instead of supplementing it.  Most animals are forage animals and anyone who has been around animals in a natural environment has witnessed animals seeking out certain areas where they eat the dirt.  Herd animals especially need natural forage minerals, where pasture, holding pens or overgrazing has depleted or deprived them of their natural instinct to obtain these needed minerals.  Consider adding Diatomaceous Earth to your herd’s mineral program.  Can be given free choice or mixed with feed (not to exceed 2% of total ration).  Diatomaceous earth has been proven to increase calcium and magnesium uptake, adding it to your mineral program may decrease the incidence of grass tetany.

Natural De-wormer

Although the mechanism is unknown, Diatomaceous Earth is known as a feed through De-wormer.  We recommend a simple fecal egg count prior to feeding, and then feed for 90-120 days to hit all of the parasite egg cycles.  Follow up with another fecal exam. Also used as a feed through larvae control for livestock. DISCLAIMER:   The information on this website is for educational purposes, it is not a substitute for a physician or veterinarians advice.  These staements have not been evaluated by the food and drug administration.  This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.  Any food chemical codex uses of diatomaceous earth other than those approved by the EPA, FDA or USDA are based on others reports. Diatomaceous earth is an anti-caking agent and a feed additive not to exceed 2% of ration.
DISCLAIMER: The information on this website is for educational purposes, it is not a substitute for a physician or veterinarians advice. 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. Any food chemical codex uses of diatomaceous earth other than those approved by the EPA, FDA or USDA are based on others reports. Diatomaceous earth is an anti-caking agent and a feed additive not to exceed 2% of ration.