Distilled water is also natural. It is colorless, odourless and tasteless!
Distilled water is water that has been boiled to become steam and then cooled to become water again. It's then free of minerals and salts. Apart from being a major science project and used for drinking purposes, it has several industrial applications as well. Here’s how you can make your own distilled water.
Method 1: Convert Rainwater to Drinking Water.
- Put a large, clean container outside to catch the rainwater.
- Leave the container outside for 2 full days to allow the minerals to dissipate.
- Store the distilled water in clean jugs. Before drinking, it always safer to filter, boil or chemically treat rainwater.
Method 2: Get 2 glass bottles for making distilled water.
- Glass is preferred because it'll last forever, unlike plastic which may leak chemicals over time.
- Fill 1 bottle with tap water. Stop filling about 5 in (12.7 cm) from the top.
- Join the 2 bottles together at the neck and secure them tightly with duct tape.
- Use a 5-gallon (18.927 L) stainless steel pot of boiling water to distil the water.
- Tilt the bottles at about a 30-degree angle, leaning the top, empty bottle on the inside of the pot's rim.
- Rest an ice pack or a bag of ice on top of the bottle on top.
- Continue the distillation process until you collect enough distilled water in the bottle for your needs.