Traveling with Distilled Water

When we travel to a foreign country we often don’t think about the challenges and differences that will be waiting for us when we get there. Our western society is certainly spoiled with its purified water bottles and sanitary foods. Furthermore, we have distilled water bottle options in our supermarkets, which is something that many countries haven’t even allowed into their stores yet. This can be an unfortunate thing if you travel to a foreign land without being able to purchase your favorite kind of purified water. Your only option in this situation will be to pack your own bottles of distilled water and bring them with you on your trip. Of course, you have to check with the laws regarding bottled water in the country you are traveling to. Some countries do not allow distilled water to be consumed for nutritional purposes. Like in India, you won’t be able to get any kind of distilled water in a bottle. You can get purified water, but it is the traditional kind that still has the minerals inside of it (and in India, you may actually get very sick from drinking water). These are usually sold in the touristy locations, such as central hotels and airports. The rest of the country will force you to rely on local tap water, which is about a hundred times more contaminated than the tap water in the United States. You will most likely get sick from drinking foreign tap water, especially if it is in a third world country.

Fortunately, the distillation process is not rocket science. You don’t have to depend on having distilled water supplied to you in order to get it. You will just have to make it yourself on your trip, which may seem like an inconvenience but it is better than drinking toxic tap water. However, if making your own distilled water on a trip is too much then you may be able to get distilled water in an appliance store. In India, they actually sell distilled water to use with humidifiers. It is not intended on being drinking water, but you can easily use it for such purposes in the convenience of your hotel room. If you have any empty water bottles, then you can fill them up with distilled water and nobody will know the difference. Sometimes, you have to think outside the box when trying to consume distilled water in remote locations. After all, your health is more important than local regulations that have nothing to do with a person’s health and wellness in the first place.