Why Diatomaceous Earth for Homes? Because many of you are looking for alternatives to toxic chemicals. Consumers are demanding simpler options. DE is an amazing all natural product for safer, cleaner and more enjoyable homes.It can be used as a natural deodorizer, a non-toxic cleaner, in cultivating a delicious garden and growing luscious flowers, or to enhance your own beauty when used as a scrub or mask. Lumino food-grade DE is chemical free and safe around humans and animals. Organic Material Review Institute listed. What is diatomaceous earth? It is the fossilized remains of microscopic diatoms, one-celled algae, found in fresh and salt water. It is a non-toxic organic alternative for pest control. How does DE work? It works physically, not chemically. Pests and parasites can’t build an immunity to it. It looks like an old fashion hair curler, a cylinder covered with multiple sharp edges. The points pierce the insect’s outer shell causing dehydration. Why doesn’t it dehydrate people and pets? DE points are too small to pierce the skin of pets and people. Healthy humans or pets should have not problems or reactions. All of our DE products are human tested.