Distillation is the process of purifying and filtering water. This results in pure, pH-balanced H2O, that is the cleanest and most beneficial thing you can put in your body. Without a doubt, the easiest and most efficient way to distill your own remineralized water is with a countertop water distiller. If you have a large family, you might consider a larger size distiller. I looked around for a while before buying mine, and found that H2O Labs has some of the best prices on the market. One of the best investments I ever made. It has already paid for itself time and time again.
You can make your own distilled water at home using a stove top. However, this process can be tedious. If you drink as much water as you should, you may have to do this several times a day, which is why I’d recommend getting your own automatic distilling system.
Whether you use a countertop water distiller or a stove top to distill your water, the important thing is that by doing so, you are avoiding subjecting yourself to the numerous chemicals and impurities that standard tap water, and even bottled waters contain.
What is Distilled Water?
The process of distilling water is as follows:
1) Boil/evaporate water
2) Collect water vapor
3) Cool vapor to allow condensation back to liquid
4) Collect the liquid
When you boil the water, it causes the evaporation of pure water molecules, which leaves all of the impurities behind in the pot that is boiling. Impurities that distilling your water will remove include heavy metals, viruses, bacteria, particulates, chemicals and salts. Simply put, it’s an extremely effective way to create safe water for drinking.
How To Distill Your Own Remineralized Water On Your Stove Top
You can distill your own remineralized water at home using your kitchen stove. You need:
- A stove top burner
- A large pot (ideally 5 gal. +) with a convex lid
- A smaller pot/bowl that fits in the larger pot
Fill the larger pot approximately half-way with water you want to distill (this can even be tap water). Place the larger pot on a burner, and heat over a temperature that slowly causes the water to boil. Place your small pot/bowl in the middle of the larger pot, so that it floats in the water. Place the lid of the larger pot upside down, so it is essentially on backwards and creates a small bowl on top of the entire set-up. Put a few ice cubes on top of the lid (in the new small bowl you’ve created).
The boiling will convert the water to steam, and will collect on the under side of the upside down lid. Because you added ice to make the lid cold, the steam will condense on the under side of the lid. Since the lid curves inward, the condensation will collect on the lowest point and drop into the smaller pot/bowl. Keep this process going until you fill your smaller pot/bowl, or your smaller pot/bowl of water begins to boil. Don’t you just love science?
Is Distilled Water Safe?
Distilled water is the safest method of drinking water when remineralized correctly, as it has had all of its inorganic minerals and impurities removed, and can be loaded with true organic minerals that the body craves. When remineralized, it is mineral-packed water in its purest form. Tap water contains a handful of inorganic minerals that will be removed during this process, which is why health professionals tend to lean away from distilled water that is not mineralized, as these minerals will be not be present.
To remineralize your water and create “perfect water,” which will be packed with 72 different minerals, have a pH level of 7, and be the healthiest thing you can drink, just add 20-40 drops of Concentrace Trace Minerals per gallon of distilled water. Concentrace seems to last forever, as just an 8 ounce bottle can produce up to 192 gallons of remineralized distilled water.
If you missed my previous post, entitled Water: What Your Body Is Really Craving, it discussed the importance of receiving the proper amount of water for your body to function as it should. It also discusses the effects on your digestive system from not receiving enough water each day. Check it out if you have the chance.
Distilled water that is remineralized is the healthiest thing you can drink, period. Bottled water, store bought pitchers that “purify”, and other methods simply are not pure. Give it a shot, and I’m sure you’ll feel the benefits, and spread the word to your friends and family.
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