Lumino Diatomaceous Earth For Your Home is an environmentally-friendly alternative to toxic chemicals for a cleaner, more enjoyable and beautiful home. Diatomaceous Earth is a fine powder composed of the crushed fossilized exoskeletons of microscopic diatoms. Food Grade Diatomaceous Earth is chemical free, non-toxic and safe around humans and animals. Mined, crushed and bagged in the USA.
For Use as a Natural Deodorizer:
- Garbage can: Sprinkle DE in bottom of garbage can to deodorize.
- Kitty litter box: Mix a handful of DE in with kitty litter. Not only deodorizes but also absorbs moisture. DE is odorless so will not deter cats from using box.
- Vacuum cleaner bags: To deodorize, place two tablespoons of DE in the vacuum bag or canister and again when half full.
- Refrigerator: Use as you would baking soda.
- Footwear: Place some DE in pantyhose tie off leave in shoes until using again. Alternatively sprinkle in shoes leave overnight shake out well and wipe up residue.
For Use as a Non-Toxic Cleanser and Absorbent:
- Soft scrub cleanser: Mix DE with dish soap to make paste add few drops of vinegar if desired.
- Muddy footprints from carpet: sprinkle DE powder on wet or dry mud spots. Brush with stiff broom or brush with a rubbing motion. Vacuum in 1-2 hours or when powder and mud appear dry.
- Polish silver: Mix DE with water to form paste. Apply to silver, rubbing with cloth and wash well. Silver tarnish can be removed by rubbing on dry DE with cloth.
For 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 one fourth DE to soil mix. As a soil conditioner it helps to break up clay and retain moisture in light or sandy soils. It contains 14 trace minerals that help to amend depleted soils.
- Facial Mask: Mix DE and water or oil together to make a paste. Apply to face with a circular motion until face is fully covered. Leave on 2 to 5 minutes then wash off with warm water.
- Microderm Abrasion Glow: Mix DE with your favorite cleanser and it will remove old dead skin.
- Teeth cleaner: Sprinkle a small amount of DE on your favorite toothpaste and brush as you normally would.
- Nail Soak: Mix with your favorite nail oil to strengthen nails.
As a woman of a certain age, Barb Todd became more aware of her changing appearance and was none too pleased. Even though she is healthy, exercises regularly, and eats mostly organic whole foods, her old regimen wasn't working. Barb Todd needed something more.
There are many wonderful health and beauty products available. They just weren't solving Barb Todd's problems. As an Argentine tango dancer Barb Todd was especially concerned about her feet. Her initial attempts produced Lumino's first product, the Himalayan Salt and Organic Coconut Oil Scrub. It wasn't long before she started to notice changes in her feet; the softness and suppleness were improved. Now she could dance for hours without getting sore feet.
If Barb Todd could do this to her feet, what about products for the rest of her body? She was amazed at the results from these natural health and beauty products. She may be a certain age but she now looks and feels years younger.
As these things often happen, somewhere along the way a passion became a business. Here's where the journey took an unexpected turn. Customers using Lumino's body care products began calling and emailing Lumino about how they were using them on their pets and in their home.
Diatomaceous Earth (DE) is used in many of Lumino's body care and bath products. It didn't take a big leap to recognize its many uses in the home. Because Lumino's DE is pure organic food grade it is a pleasure to use. There are no chemical odors or harsh feelings on your hands.
With all natural ingredients Lumino's products will never be as cheap as those produced with petroleum by-products and an array of potentially harmful chemicals, but Lumino can offer products at a great value. You don't always know where life will take you next but at least you will be going there on strong feet with a clean and sparkling home.