From medical industries, cosmetic and automobile, distilled water is widely used for its sterile, pure composition, but did you know it’s also a great product to add to your home?
You don’t have to be a professional to make use of distilled water, simply add a few of these kitchen ingredients to a bottle of distilled water to create inexpensive and environmentally friendly cosmetics and household detergents.
To start you’ll need about 10 litres of distilled water to make all of these products. This should last you no less than one month.
It’s easy to chuck linen and clothes into the washing machine, but what about couches and curtains? Freshen up your home by spritzing your couches and curtains with this quick and easy distilled water fabric freshener that doubles up as an air freshener too.
• 1 litre Distilled water
• 50ml Baking soda
• 2xTbs Essential oil (e.g. lavender)
Shake all ingredients in a spray bottle and spritz your curtains, couches or even car seats to deodorise them and release a fresh fragrance into your home (or car)
No More Mould
Mould can be extremely dangerous to your health, rooms that don’t get enough ventilation and are prone to moisture such as the bathroom can develop mould in hard to reach places. Often (If we do reach these places) washing them with soapy water can cause more build-up. Here’s a nifty hack that will keep all your bathroom corners clean.
• Distilled water
• White vinegar
• 1XTbs Tea tree oil
(Use a ratio of vinegar to water of 50:50 or 80:20 depending on the severity and surface area). After filling a spray bottle with your vinegar: distilled water leave about 20mls space to add 1xTbs tea tree oil.
Spritz mouldy corners or ceilings and leave to stand for approximately 20min wipe away (do not rinse). Repeat until the area is mould free.
Glowing, hydrated skin is often hard to achieve in winter or harsh environments. Polluted air, junk food and even our tap water can be contributing factors to dull skin and hair. This toner will refresh, hydrate and cleanse your skin before bedtime when it will do most of its repair work. This mixture can also double up as a hair mist to add a healthy sheen and gloss as well as romantic scent
• 1litre Distilled water
• Fresh rose petals from 3-5 rose buds
• 1x tsp aloe vera
Add rose buds and distilled water into a glass bowl that won’t crack when heated. Pour tap water into a pot slightly smaller than the glass bowl and place on stove on high heat. Place the glass bowl with petals and distilled water over the pot of boiling water. Once the rose water starts to heat add the aloe vera and stir.
Leave to cool overnight and pour into a bottle the next day. Wipe over your face with a cotton pad after cleansing or mist in your hair after gym.
With these hacks, you’ll cut down cosmetic and household costs as well as save the environment from harmful chemicals! For more information on distilled water uses check out our blog here