Common Uses for Distilled Water

distilled water usesDistilled water is free from all kinds of contaminating substances like debris and bacteria. It does not have any taste due to the absence of any minerals, trace elements, etc.

Whilst you cannot drink our distilled water, The Distilled Water Company’s excellent quality water can be used in myriad other ways. Here are just a few:

  • Lead acid batteries used in vehicles like cars and trucks require a top-up of water at regular intervals of time. Presence of various ions in plain tap water can cause damage to the battery and lead to reduction in its lifespan. Distilled water, free of such ions, is commonly used in such batteries.
  • It is often preferred to tap water in automotive cooling systems too. This is because the ions and minerals present in tap water are usually corrosive in nature and tend to wipe out the anti-corrosive additives present in the radiator.
  • It is used in steam irons for pressing clothes. Absence of any mineral substances in distilled water enables the iron to function properly for a longer period of time.
  • It is used in aquariums to give the aquarium fish a longer life.
  • It is used during surgical procedures where clean water is a must to prevent any kind of infection. For the very same reason, it is also used to wash and clean wounds.

Distilled water is versatile, indispensable and a fantastic resource to have for multiple reasons, and The Distilled Water Company gives you excellent quality at a great price.

The Distilled Water Company
Unit B, 2 Endeavour Way LondonLOSW19 8UH United Kingdom 
 • 0845 500 5440
Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton

Rob Laughton is an established voice in the UK water industry and has business interests in drinking water products like distilled water. He is actively involved in the self-regulatory associations which work to keep strict standards within the UK water industry. His related water businesses are listed on and include The Distilled Water Company.

4 Responses to Common Uses for Distilled Water

  1. Colin Beattie Colin Beattie says:

    Why can you not drink your distilled water?

  2. Rob Laughton Rob Laughton says:

    Hi Colin, people do drink distilled water but we cannot recommend distilled water for drinking. You should contact a medical professional to seek advice if you are considering drinking distilled water.

  3. Robert Broxup Robert Broxup says:

    I was suprised to see the new disclaimer on the 20 L containers stating that the water was not for human consumption. Lets not forget that water is distilled naturally by the sun and rain.

    I bought distilled water in large quantities up to about 1 year ago and the disclaimer was not there. Also openly discussed with staff that my purchases were to drink. Not sure what has changed in the last year for it to be no longer recommended.

    The quality of drinking water in the UK has gone down hill over the last 20 years, and many health books recommend distilled water to help clean the body. Distilled water is excellent when combined with fasting; which I do. I suggest reading up on materials written by Paul and Patricia Bragg.

  4. Rob Laughton Rob Laughton says:


    Many thanks for your enquiry.

    The requirement to state that the water is not for human consumption comes from governmental regulations rather than our opinions. There is widespread debate online about whether distilled water is bad, good or better to drink than other types of water and many different ways of looking at it.

    In the UK the trading standards and health authorities have the power to define fairly exact specifications for labels of water, and this disclaimer is part of current guidelines issued to us.

    What consumers decide to do with the distilled water once purchased is their own matter. Please contact us directly if you require further information


    The Distilled Water Company

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