Posted 21 April 2016

Does anyone know where I can buy distilled water please?

I'm trying to buy distilled water (not deionised). It's not for a car battery or iron etc, so must be distilled water, but I don't seem to be able to get it anywhere. I know that you can buy it online, but the delivery charges seem to be high. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Buying distilled water – where can I buy distilled water?

Distilled water is water that has been purified to strip it of its minerals. Many people opt to buy distilled water for a variety of purposes, such as use in aquariums, home laboratory experiments or cars and other machinery. Some also drink distilled water as they believe it to be healthier than tap water or bottled water.


Due to it being only used for niche purposes, distilled water can be difficult to come by. It also tends to be far more expensive than regular water. This short guide will give you advice on tips and where to buy distilled water in the UK, so that you can save more when buying it.


Where to buy distilled water

There are a few big supermarket chains that sell distilled water. Asda sell CarPlan De-Ionised Water suitable for your car battery or steam iron, while Morrisons sells Ironing Water which designed only for ironing your clothes (as the water has been scented). Drinkable distilled water used to be available from Superdrug on the high street, but they have since discontinued selling it.


It’s also possible to make your own distilled water, which might be a good option if you regularly need distilled water and don’t want to spend a fortune. You can buy pre-made equipment that takes tap water and distills it for you. If you have a science background, you could also use laboratory equipment to distill water. Both of these options are cheaper than buying pre-made distilled water, but come with an initial investment upfront.


Finding Sellers of Distilled Water Near Me

If you’re looking to find where to buy distilled water near you, the best way to do this is by using the store locators for supermarket chains that sell distilled water. These are available for both Asda and Morrisons. However, you may have to go to a bigger one of these stores to find distilled water, as smaller stores from the two chains are unlikely to sell this speciality item.
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  1. Iain's avatar
    Do you have a tobacconist/cigar shop local to you? They might sell it for use in humidors
  2. plymouthgal's avatar
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    itsme99p

    Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene can supply you with this, it comes in 5litre … Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene can supply you with this, it comes in 5litre containers and should be reasonably priced, they have branches all over the country.



    Thanks, I'll give them a call later as they don't seem to have distilled water on their website.
  3. mattinhull's avatar
    makro £1.99 for five litres
  4. deleted1935096's avatar
    deleted12214121/04/2016 23:22

    My dessicant dehumidifier collects lots of water from air which is pure …My dessicant dehumidifier collects lots of water from air which is pure water.


    I think they are not pure water but they contains a lot of other things such as mould spores etc because I used to use to water plants with the water which my dehumidifier collected. Then, I got a lot mould in my soil in my planters! (edited)
  5. mccririck's avatar
    Why should inorganic minerals not be in the body? And how does distilled water have a negative charge?
  6. deleted11933's avatar
    deleted244288212/02/2020 10:02

    I am also going to make some magnesium oil but have decided to use some …I am also going to make some magnesium oil but have decided to use some natural spring water first as I cannot find any distilled water for sale near me. I hope you have some luck but try natural spring water and see how it works out.


    The reply was from 2.5 years ago so hopefully she isn't still wandering the streets in search of it
  7. Seb_WTF's avatar
    any good?
    (edited)
  8. wayners's avatar
    Lots of window cleaning stores around the country that sell water for the window cleaners. The pure water. It's reverse osmosis water which is the same as distilled water. You can buy it from there very cheep
  9. plymouthgal's avatar
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    Seb_WTF

    any good?



    Thank you, but any idea as to why it's so expensive?!
  10. plymouthgal's avatar
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    wayners

    Lots of window cleaning stores around the country that sell water for the … Lots of window cleaning stores around the country that sell water for the window cleaners. The pure water. It's reverse osmosis water which is the same as distilled water. You can buy it from there very cheep



    Thank you, but I don't know of any window cleaning stores
  11. Astec123's avatar
    Why not make it up yourself at home? It's a fairly basic scientific process to do.
  12. Toptrumpet's avatar
    Looking on other forum sites apart from buying online where the delivery charges are expensive others suggest Independant chemists that use a supplier called sigma pharmaceuticals as the well known high street chemists use the same few suppliers that do not supply distilled water.
  13. Toptrumpet's avatar
    Alternatively use the water from a condensing tumble dryer.
  14. Toptrumpet's avatar
    I think reverse osmosis water can also be bought from aquatic stores. Not sure if it is the same as distilled water though.
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    Sizewell B
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    Astec123

    Why not make it up yourself at home? It's a fairly basic scientific … Why not make it up yourself at home? It's a fairly basic scientific process to do.


    He probably can't be bothered or doesn't have the time
  17. deleted122141's avatar
    My dessicant dehumidifier collects lots of water from air which is pure water.
  18. Fredrics's avatar
    I'd be very surprised if your required need for distilled water instead of deionised water is necessary. They are both very pure forms of water and whilst there are differences between them, the differences only become relevant in technical applications such as chemistry and pharmaceuticals. If I may inquire, what do you need specifically distilled water for?
    Do note, all the people talking about reverse osmosis water, this is deionised water and not distilled water.
  19. fearghalg's avatar
    Supermarkets sell it.
  20. plymouthgal's avatar
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    Fredrics

    I'd be very surprised if your required need for distilled water instead … I'd be very surprised if your required need for distilled water instead of deionised water is necessary. They are both very pure forms of water and whilst there are differences between them, the differences only become relevant in technical applications such as chemistry and pharmaceuticals. If I may inquire, what do you need specifically distilled water for? Do note, all the people talking about reverse osmosis water, this is deionised water and not distilled water.



    It's to make magnesium oil.
  21. itsme99p's avatar
    Bunzl Cleaning and Hygiene can supply you with this, it comes in 5litre containers and should be reasonably priced, they have branches all over the country.
  22. sherbolton's avatar


    It's to make magnesium oil.
    I have recently made some magnesium oil but used tap water. From my research you only need the distilled water to removed impurities and i figured that there isn't anything in tap water that could harm me. The magnesium ion has spread bonded with chlorine (assuming you're using magnesium chloride) so couldn't be affected by other minerals in the water. It does feel like an oil so it must right. As for its effectiveness I can't comment as I've been putting on my autistic son to help him get to sleep (when I remember). Was originally intended for my husband who seemed to be showing magnesium deficiency symptoms but I got him some magnesium biglycinate tablets instead which seem to be working. Hth.
  23. Hot.Babe's avatar
    Boots but you need to ask at pharmacy within.
  24. wayners's avatar
    Many of the window cleaning supply stores sell pure water for about £2 for 5 lt. It where the local window cleaners buy there water. Just find the local suppliers. I found the one bellow on Google. Just a case of taking something to put water in although they will sell bottles. Seen you name so maybe you know this one. 42/43 Faraday Mill Business Park
    Cattedown
    Plymouth
    Devon
    UK
    PL4 0ST
  25. deleted86015's avatar

    ah experimentation on yourself and family - great

    missleading

    Food grade. They sell on eBay as well. Delivery is expensive because … Food grade. They sell on eBay as well. Delivery is expensive because 1l=1kg.https://www.apcpure.com/product/distilled_water


    best buy the dehydrated form

    (edited)
  26. plymouthgal's avatar
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    sherbolton

    Btw found somewhere selling here £1.99/ltr £3.99/5ltr h … Btw found somewhere selling here £1.99/ltr £3.99/5ltr http://m.barberdts.co.uk/distilled-water.html



    Thanks, I'd already seen that. It adds VAT & then postage and packing & comes to a whopping £14.39!!! Lol
  27. plymouthgal's avatar
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    wayners

    Many of the window cleaning supply stores sell pure water for about £2 … Many of the window cleaning supply stores sell pure water for about £2 for 5 lt. It where the local window cleaners buy there water. Just find the local suppliers. I found the one bellow on Google. Just a case of taking something to put water in although they will sell bottles. Seen you name so maybe you know this one. 42/43 Faraday Mill Business ParkCattedownPlymouthDevonUKPL4 0ST



    Thank you very much, I'll give them a call
  28. plymouthgal's avatar
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    missleading

    Food grade. They sell on eBay as well. Delivery is expensive because … Food grade. They sell on eBay as well. Delivery is expensive because 1l=1kg.https://www.apcpure.com/product/distilled_water



    Thank you
  29. joedastudd's avatar
    It's worth contacting any local people doing medical grade cleaning.
    Think dentists, doctors or anyone using medical grade tools as they have to go into an autoclave to be cleaned and most use distilled water in them.
    As they do a lot of cleaning they will either have a machine to make distilled water or buy it in in bulk (not sure why you would as the machines are cheap enough).
  30. aau1's avatar
    Cigar stores sell it for using in humidors (it ain't cheap though)
  31. Gillybean177's avatar
    I'd never heard of magnesium oil, is it for magnesium deficiency?
  32. plymouthgal's avatar
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    Gillybean177

    I'd never heard of magnesium oil, is it for magnesium deficiency?



    this article is very interesting http://growyouthful.com/remedy/magnesium-oil.php

    It's allegedly good for a number of conditions including muscle pain & anxiety. Reading all the reviews I definitely think it's worth trying, as I take a lot of pain relief for fibromyalgia which I don't like doing.
  33. peodude's avatar
    Euro Car Parts should sell it
  34. joedastudd's avatar
    sam_of_london

    My dessicant dehumidifier collects lots of water from air which is pure … My dessicant dehumidifier collects lots of water from air which is pure water.


    No, no it's not.
    It's grey water, you can use it for some things, but it's not suitable for this use.
    en.wikipedia.org/wik…ier
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  35. Fredrics's avatar
    You will be fine to use any water you can get your hands on: tap, distilled or deionised. Having just looked into the intended use and the intended interaction you won't have any problems with side reactions from impurities in your water. If you wish to use pure water, such as distilled or deionised, for your magnesium oil spray, it will be unnecessary but either of them will be fine.
  36. plymouthgal's avatar
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    peodude

    Euro Car Parts should sell it



    Thanks
  37. plymouthgal's avatar
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    Fredrics

    You will be fine to use any water you can get your hands on: tap, … You will be fine to use any water you can get your hands on: tap, distilled or deionised. Having just looked into the intended use and the intended interaction you won't have any problems with side reactions from impurities in your water. If you wish to use pure water, such as distilled or deionised, for your magnesium oil spray, it will be unnecessary but either of them will be fine.



    Thanks, I just wanted to make sure that the magnesium flakes weren't wasted as I'd read that the chlorine in water could stop it working correctly.
  38. Fredrics's avatar
    plymouthgal

    Thanks, I just wanted to make sure that the magnesium flakes weren't … Thanks, I just wanted to make sure that the magnesium flakes weren't wasted as I'd read that the chlorine in water could stop it working correctly.


    Whilst there will be a minor effect with the chlorine in the tap water, the chlorine in the tap water is at a low enough concentration compared to the amount of magnesium chloride that you will add that this effect will be mitigated. If you have a brita water filter, this removes the vast majority of the chlorine in the tap water so you can use this filtered water instead.
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