What is the difference between Distilled and Reverse Osmosis (RO) water?

What is Distilled Water?

Distilled water is produced by boiling pre-filtered water water and collecting the resulting steam, which is then condensed back into water. This process removes minerals and most other dissolved solids from the water, making it ultra pure.

What is Reverse Osmosis Water?

Reverse osmosis (RO) water, on the other hand, is purified by forcing water through a semi-permeable membrane that removes dissolved solids, salts, and some other impurities from the water. This process is often followed by carbon filtration to remove any remaining VOCs and other impurities. RO water typically has a higher mineral content than distilled water, around 40ppm.

What is the Difference Between Distilled and Reverse Osmosis Water?

In summary, distilled water is purified by boiling, while reverse osmosis water is purified by forcing it through a semi-permeable filter membrane. Both methods result in pure water, but distilled water is much purer because it removes a wider range of impurities, including dissolved solids, salts, heavy metals and VOCs, from the water.

We actually incorporate reverse osmosis into our proprietary 6-step distillation process to ensure we start with a very pure feedwater.