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ava
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Hi everyone

I'm wondering if anyone knows where to buy distilled water. I've tried Tesco and a couple of garages - but none sell it. Garages have de-ionised water but it's not what I'm after. You can get distilled water online but the postage costs £20 for water that costs £4.

Any suggestions?

Ava x

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myarka
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I've allways bought it from my pharmacist.

Myarka.

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Healistic
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Hi everyone

I'm wondering if anyone knows where to buy distilled water. I've tried Tesco and a couple of garages - but none sell it. Garages have de-ionised water but it's not what I'm after. You can get distilled water online but the postage costs £20 for water that costs £4.

Any suggestions?

Ava x

There are many ways of producing your own, either from a home made still (water only) or buying one of the many manufactured stills

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I've allways bought it from my pharmacist.

I tried my local Boots and the pharmacist looked at me like I was some sort of crazy woman - and suggested that I go to the University chemistry labs and ask them for some. In Australia you buy it from the supermarket - in the little section most have for car stuff and hardware. Otherwise you can get it from a pharmacy. Thanks for confirming that I am NOT crazy by thinking you can get it from a pharmacy!

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There are many ways of producing your own, either from a home made still (water only) or buying one of the many manufactured stills

I love how innocently you suggest I build my own water distilling contraption. If you said that to my face I hug you and smile that you'd think I was able to do that. Thank you for being so thoughtful to look up the resource for me, I appreciate that, but it's really not something I could do. I'm utterly rubbish at anything like that. Plus, I'm only after a couple of litres - maybe 5, at the most.

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Hello Ava,

You can buy it from local hardware stores, i bought a bottle from one in my local area, so if you have one near you see if they have some in stock.

LunaFairie

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Hello Ava,

You can buy it from local hardware stores, i bought a bottle from one in my local area, so if you have one near you see if they have some in stock.

LunaFairie

Problem is some will only sell Deionised Water. which is fine, but will depend on what you wish to use it for.

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Problem is some will only sell Deionised Water. which is fine, but will depend on what you wish to use it for.

Do you know what? I now don't think I actually NEED distilled water? I get a bit OCD about the next big thing, and so I read somewhere that x and y work better with distilled water because of blah blah blah. Maybe they do. But I'm not noticing that every mention of x and y elsewhere is insisting you take it with distilled water. [Ha, you can see that I am being secretive re my x's and y's!]

But thank you for the advice you have offered. Should I discover that the proponent of distilled water was indeed The Truth, then I'll report back on where I got it from. But for the moment I'm mixing it with bottled water.

Ava x

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Surely distilled and deionised are the same - ie the stuff you buy to put in car batteries and steam irons? (O level physics (F), O level chemistry not even attempted, so what do I know? 🙂 )

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Surely distilled and deionised are the same - ie the stuff you buy to put in car batteries and steam irons? (O level physics (F), O level chemistry not even attempted, so what do I know? 🙂 )

No, I don't think they are. Distilled water is what you get when you boil water and catch the steam and let it condense. De-ionised water is filtered water which is put in a tank with an electrode thingamy at one end which attracts the ions. I know that they are different because if you want really super pure water (for medical experiments, for example) you do both - distill first, then de-ionise it.

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My mum just mentioned the other day she used to get it from Robert Dyas. Whether they still sell it or not, I have no idea. She used to buy it all the time for the iron but she doesn't anymore, for some reason.

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I distill my own water with my waterwise 4000 - its a little pricey off the bat but for me its worth every cent, I don't think I could ever go back to bottled water or tap water.

The taste of home distilled water is just so much cleaner to me than other water. That's the best way I can describe it. Ava, may I ask why you're interested in distilled water? Is it for a recipe seeing as you're looking for a certain quantity of it?

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Hi,

We sell distilled water online and our postage starts from only £2.70. We offer 500ml, 1 litre, 5 litre and 25 litre bottles. Our water is fully tested and certified. Thanks!

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Hi everyone

I'm wondering if anyone knows where to buy distilled water. I've tried Tesco and a couple of garages - but none sell it. Garages have de-ionised water but it's not what I'm after. You can get distilled water online but the postage costs £20 for water that costs £4.

Any suggestions?

Ava x

Hi Ava,
I had the same problem, so hard to find what should be such a common item!
What I did is getting my own water distiller. If you're like me and use distilled water regularly you'll recoup the expense in no time.
I got mine from these guys:

Hope this helps!
F

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