The question you might find yourself asking is does distilled water ever go bad?
In general, normal water rarely goes bad on its own, however, packaging and the outside environment can have a lasting impact on how long your water lasts and the quality thereof.
Distilled water goes through a purification process of distillation, leaving water that is free of impurities and unwanted minerals. Due to this physical characteristic, distilled water is susceptible to absorbing carbon dioxide from the air increasing its acidity level.
Shelf Life of Distilled Water
As the air hits the distilled water, naturally the conductivity of the water will increase over time and some contamination will occur. However, due to the purity of distilled water, the contamination that will occur will be minimal compared to normal mineral water.
In saying this, the container you store your distilled water in will inevitably prolong or deteriorate the shelf life of your water. - For example, plastic containers can seep unwanted chemicals into distilled water and reduce its quality at a rapid rate.
How To Store Your Distilled Water
Storage of distilled water should be carefully considered and well looked after to preserve the expiratory of this commodity. Generally, distilled water should be stored away from direct sunlight and when opened it should be immediately closed again after using your required dosage.
For smaller quantities of distilled water, it is recommended to store in glass bottles making sure it is tightly sealed.
It is recommended that larger quantities of distilled water should be stored in high-density polyethylene (HDPE) tanks, drums or bottles produces with “food-grade quality” specifications. These HDPE containers provide the ideal conditions for your distilled water to last a long time. The container is impact resistant, corrosive proof, there is limited exposure to light and the container controls a cool temperature. This is what you should look for when you buy distilled water.
The Distilled Water Company supplies its distilled water in IBC food grade containers. These containers are made from HDPE, are cost-effective and is safe to use for transport.
For more information on the quality of our distilled water, click here or if you have any further questions about distilled water chat to us on live chat on the website. Alternatively, contact us on 0845 500 4455 or 0845 006 3309.