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Fri May 18, 2007 6:50 pm      Reply with quote
im planning on making my own vit c, and was reading the diy thread with carrie's recipe.

cant u just use normal boiled water?
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Fri May 18, 2007 7:07 pm      Reply with quote
I was wondering that too. How is bottled water different from distilled water? Can bottled water be used instead?
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Fri May 18, 2007 7:10 pm      Reply with quote
i was reading that distilled water is the water thats condensed when boiling, not really sure tho Question
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Fri May 18, 2007 8:24 pm      Reply with quote
I've been curious about distilled water too so I looked it up. According to Wikipedia, it's defined as:

Distilled water is water that has virtually all of its impurities removed through distillation. Distillation involves boiling the water and re-condensing the steam into a clean container, leaving contaminants behind.

I'm wondering if it can be achieved by filtering the water with a Brita Filter and then boiling it. Confused

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Fri May 18, 2007 9:09 pm      Reply with quote
I use boiled distilled water. Smile

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Tue Jun 05, 2007 10:42 am      Reply with quote
that's right.
yeahyeah wrote:
i was reading that distilled water is the water thats condensed when boiling, not really sure tho Question
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 2:15 am      Reply with quote
To be on the safe side I would at least buy bottled distilled water to use in your formulations.

Here's some info on different "types" of water:

Distilled water is boiled, evaporated and condensed to remove impurities and minerals.

Deionized Water has been purified from all other ions (to name a few: sodium, calcium, copper and chloride) with the exception of H3O and OH-. It may still contain organic compounds.

Purified Water is produced by taking water from any source such as well water, spring water, sea water or tap water and processing it through reverse osmosis or deionization. It then becomes similar to distilled water.

Reverse Osmosis- In this purifying process, high pressure forces water through a semi-permeable membrane through which only pure water molecules can fit. The membrane restrains the flow of microorganisms, organic matter and inorganic matter thus allowing only pure water to pass through.

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Wed Jun 06, 2007 7:04 pm      Reply with quote
amnis wrote:
To be on the safe side I would at least buy bottled distilled water to use in your formulations.


Where do you buy your distilled water, can it be found in local supermarket?
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Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:43 pm      Reply with quote
My grandma has a countertop water distiller. I don't remember the brand but it looks like this one.
http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?cat=Water+Treatment&pid=03234480000&vertical=APPL&subcat=Drinking+Water+Systems&BV_UseBVCookie=Yes

They call it a purifier, but under the picture you can see they sell "distiller cleaner" for it. Might be something to look into for people that are having a hard time finding distilled water.
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Thu Jun 07, 2007 2:36 am      Reply with quote
iaimei wrote:

Where do you buy your distilled water, can it be found in local supermarket?


Hi iamimei,

You can find it in some supermarkets and usually at a natural foods store. You can also find it at pharmacies and auto parts stores. It should be around $1 per gallon.

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Thu Jun 07, 2007 6:28 am      Reply with quote
I use distilled water mixed with aloe vera gel for my spritzer.

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[quote="amnis"][quote="iaimei"]
Where do you buy your distilled water, can it be found in local supermarket?[/quote]

Hi iamimei,

You can find it in some supermarkets and usually at a natural foods store. You can also find it at pharmacies and auto parts stores. It should be around $1 per gallon.[/quote]

pharmacies and auto parts stores ? Gee thanks - I would never know where to look for. Smile
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Mon Jun 11, 2007 3:00 am      Reply with quote
i have been using distilled water for my concoctions to avoid anything growing. my question is: if you're using preservatives does it matter if the water is distilled or not?

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Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:11 am      Reply with quote
Hi skincareaddicted ,

Yes, it does. In addition to potentially having bacteria growing, there might be impurities/toxins etc in normal water. Please use distilled water and distilled water is NOT tap water boiled (amongst other things contains chloride). You can buy distilled water at the gas station or pharmacies like Walgreens.

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Mon Jun 11, 2007 9:53 am      Reply with quote
Cat's right.

Everyone's tap water comes either from a water processing plant, a private well or a spring of some sort. All of those sources have their own peculiar "other things" in them.

Distilled water is, ostensibly "dead" water ... because it doesn't contain the things that "living" water does ... and that's good. Laughing

I've never had a problem finding it in the grocery stores in my area ... and it's not expensive. It's usually found near the "Spring Water" bottles ...

If any of you iron [and I don't if I can help it! Laughing ] ... you should always used distilled water in your steam iron as well.

I recall, also, that on the Biochemistry of Beauty site it was recommended that if a bottle of distilled water had been open for 2 or 3 days, it was a good idea to boil it before using ... because stuff from the air can begin to "live" in the opened bottle of distilled water.


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Hi skincareaddicted ,

Yes, it does. In addition to potentially having bacteria growing, there might be impurities/toxins etc in normal water. Please use distilled water and distilled water is NOT tap water boiled (amongst other things contains chloride). You can buy distilled water at the gas station or pharmacies like Walgreens.

Cat

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Tue Jun 12, 2007 7:41 am      Reply with quote
hpjrt wrote:

I recall, also, that on the Biochemistry of Beauty site it was recommended that if a bottle of distilled water had been open for 2 or 3 days, it was a good idea to boil it before using ... because stuff from the air can begin to "live" in the opened bottle of distilled water.


That sounds like an interesting website, could you post the address Smile

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Tue Jun 12, 2007 8:01 am      Reply with quote
Unfortunately, the Biochemistry of Beauty site no longer exists. The woman who owned/ran it needed her time and resources for, I believe, going back to school?

At any rate, it was a fascinating site, although many of the members had way more scientific knowledge than I did ... and sometimes it took me a long time to absorb what it was they were trying to say! Laughing

Carol published a booklet about making your own cosmetics ... which was more than worth the modest cost of it. It may still be available.

The title is: Make Your Own Effective Cosmetic Treatments and the author is Carol Demas.

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Tue Jun 12, 2007 9:31 am      Reply with quote
hpjrt wrote:
Unfortunately, the Biochemistry of Beauty site no longer exists. The woman who owned/ran it needed her time and resources for, I believe, going back to school?

At any rate, it was a fascinating site, although many of the members had way more scientific knowledge than I did ... and sometimes it took me a long time to absorb what it was they were trying to say! Laughing

Carol published a booklet about making your own cosmetics ... which was more than worth the modest cost of it. It may still be available.

The title is: Make Your Own Effective Cosmetic Treatments and the author is Carol Demas.


Thanks so much for this Very Happy

I found it online at cafepress.com and they deliver to Ireland nice and cheap so it's on my wish list.

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Tue Jun 12, 2007 2:30 pm      Reply with quote
good point, i will keep using distilled water, it's cheap anyway. To be honest, on some days when i am lazy and am out of distilled water, i just use drinking water. i usually make small quantity of stuff and haven't noticed any weirdness.

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Thu Aug 30, 2007 12:19 pm      Reply with quote
Is the water in my dehumidifier distilled water? It came out of the air, and if I pour it through my water filter pitcher, it should be pure enough to use, right?

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Fri Aug 31, 2007 7:06 am      Reply with quote
gunjee wrote:
Is the water in my dehumidifier distilled water? It came out of the air, and if I pour it through my water filter pitcher, it should be pure enough to use, right?

-Shilpa
Depends upon what you're using it for. I wouldn't trust it, personally.

Even when distilled water is used in a DIY concoction, preservatives are usually needed unless you plan to refrigerate or use in a limited period of time.

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Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:57 am      Reply with quote
you can buy distilled water in most drug stores.

After doing research on water filters, spring water, etc. I read that many athletes only drink distilled water bc it is the best and impacts sports performance. I do a lot of working-out, so I switched, and it tastes the "cleanest". My personal preference.
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Sun Sep 16, 2007 1:09 pm      Reply with quote
I have actually read the opposite - drinking distilled water can actually be dangerous for your health. I know there's controversy with this but do know, as a fish hobbyist that fishes should never be kept in distilled water as it contains no minerals and can kill fishes eventually.

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Sun Sep 23, 2007 3:06 pm      Reply with quote
The brand 'Smart Water' is distilled. If you don't use it all, you can drink it!
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Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:58 am      Reply with quote
Boiled Water is different from Distilled, you can get it at supermarkets. I have seen them in the water sections, i don't know how good they are but they are available.
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