Practical Uses of Distilled Water


Drinking – Distilled water is great tasting and healthy for you, the more you limit your chemical intake the faster your body will heal itself.
Baby Formula – Doctors highly recommend using purified water to make up baby formula, distilled water is most ideal for this.
Mixing Drinks
– Using distilled water enhances the flavours of your tea, coffee or fresh juices.
Making Ice – Tap water produces cloudy ice cubes, with distilled your ice cubes are clean and crystal clear.
Brewing – Great for your home made brews and elixirs.
Cooking – Bring out the natural flavours from foods by using distilled water, especially in soups and broths. It is also excellent for fermenting veggies and cooking noodles and pasta.


Cleaning – Mix your cleaning solutions with distilled water for better results and prevent unwanted residue.
Steam Irons – Distilled water prevents scale build up normally seen when tap water is used, this affects the appliances life.
Humidifiers – Tap water contains minerals that promote bacteria growth which can cause illness if inhaled, distilled water ensures healthy uncontaminated mist is released into the air.
Evaporative Coolers – Mineral deposits from tap water can build up inside your cooler over time, using distilled water will prevent this.
Houseplants – Enjoy longer blooms and healthier foliage when watering your plants with distilled water, just as nature intended.


Dental – Used to prevent bacteria and biofilm growth on equipment and operation of autoclaves which are sensitive to damage from impure water.
Clinical – Distilled water is used to clean medical equipment during surgery and to maintain a bacteria free environment
Homeopathic – When making homeopathic medicines, distilled water is used to ensure no other elements can alter the effect of the treatment.
Traditional Medicines – Distilled water is used when making traditional medicines where sensitivity to chemicals can create imbalance in treatment.
Detoxification – Many people support the use of distilled water during a detox cleanse or fasting period, distilled water aids in eliminating toxins and heavy metals.

Other Applications

Skin Care – Those sensitive to allergies would benefit from using distilled water for their cleansing without impurities clogging up their pores.
– Extend the life of any equipment that requires a water source, minerals found in tap water can be corrosive in many industrial applications.
Computer cooling systems – Distilled water’s low conductivity leads to reduce risk of electrical damage and your system stays clean and bacteria free.
Scientific – Science laboratories only use distilled water when the purest and cleanest water source is required
Feeding Pets – your pets will also enjoy the taste of pure water.


Expert Studies and Opinions

“I have found that distilled water is a sovereign remedy for rheumatism, at least as far as my own case is concerned. Some years ago doctors could not find anything to relieve me. The attack came just as I was investigating certain subjects relating to deposits of salts. One was as to the deposit of salts in the human system. A well known scientist had written a book in which he said that old age came from such deposits, and that the ills of advanced years were due to the lack of their elimination. This man thought that when such deposits went to the joints man had rheumatism. When they went to the kidneys, he had kidney trouble and stones in the urinary organs; and when they lodged in the arteries, they produced what is called hardening of the arteries. In the same way, when such deposits coated the nerves, they produced sciatica.
At that time I had been studying about the Dead Sea, the Great Salt Lake, and other bodies of water which have no outlets. The Dead Sea is one-fourth salt and the great Salt Lake is loaded with salt. Well, it occurred to me that my body was much like the Dead Sea and that it needed less salt coming and plenty of ways to get salt out. I knew that distilled water was pure.
I thought that if I drank plenty of it, I might get rid of some of the salts that were covering my sciatic nerves. I tried drinking it, and it worked like a charm. Within a short time my sciatica left me and I have been free from rheumatism from that day to this. I have kept up my drinking of distilled water and I attribute my almost perfect health largely to it.”

Alexander Graham Bell

“Distillation is effective because it removes the water from the contaminants, rather than trying to remove the contaminants from the water. Distillers have several major advantages over other purification systems. A good distillation system pretty much eliminates the need to ever have your water tested. It’s the only purification system i know that removes every kind of bacteria, virus, parasite, and pathogen, as well as pesticides, herbicides, organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals (dissolved or otherwise), and even radioactive contaminants.”

Excerpt from “Why You Should Drink Distilled Water” by
Dr. David Williamson

“The only minerals that the body can utilise are the organic minerals. All other types of minerals are foreign substances to the body and must be eliminated. Distilled water is the only water that can be taken into the body without damage to the tissues.”

Excerpt from “The Choice is Clear” by
Dr Allen E. Banik, O.D.

“The body’s need for minerals is largely met through foods, not drinking water.”

American Medical Journal

“The only type of water that seems to be fit for consumption is distilled water, which is water that is absolutely free of any minerals or chemicals. Distilled water is made pure by first being heated to the point of vaporisaton, so that all the impurities are left behind. Then the water vapour is condensed. The process results in water that is in its purest form. Distillation is the single most effective method of water purification”

Excerpt from “A Diabetic Doctor Looks at Diabetes” by
Dr Peter A. Ludewick, M.D.

“If you decide on on bottled water, make sure it’s distilled… The ‘gold standard’ for purifying your water is a system that distills your water and filters it. You have the comfort of knowing there is no chlorine, fluoride, bacteria, viruses, pesticides or lead. You get nothing but H20”

Excerpt from “Maximum Health” by
Dr Robert D Willis Jr, M.D.

“The home distiller is the best method and also the best way to get distilled water. It is the only reliable home water purification for taking fluoride out of the water.”

Excerpt from ‘Fluoride: The Aging Factor’
John Yiamoyuiannis, Ph.D.

“It is vitally important to ensure the purity of your water. The safest way to ensure freedom from impurities, toxic chemicals and above all, fluoride, is to set up a home distiller. Distillation works by heating water to the point of becoming steam, which is run through a tube that causes it to cool and condense back into water. Since minerals, various impurities and additives do not turn into steam, they stay behind, leaving the cooled, condensed steam free from harmful components. However, volatile liquids, such as benzene fractions, also boil away and are condensed back into the purified water. To remove such items, all distillers should contain a small carbon filter, which removes the unwanted volatile items.
It is sometimes claimed by health professionals that distilled water removes minerals from the body’ and shouldn’t be used, but they are wrong. The minerals found in water (e.g., sodium or calcium) are generally inorganic and are therefore poorly absorbed or downright harmful. Don’t underestimate the importance of ensuring the purity of all the water used in your home.
The worst offender is fluoride, so make sure that your water supply is free from this harmful chemical. If it is not, you must take special precautions. Unlike chlorine, fluoride is not eliminated by boiling the water! The only way to get rid of it is by distillation. If the water supply contains fluoride, only distilled water is permissible for cooking and as a final rinse for fruit and vegetables.”

Excerpt from “Healing the Gerson Way” by
Charlotte Gerson, Gerson Health Media

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