10 Surprising Benefits of Using Filtered Water Beyond Drinking!

by Kiyara Thring

At this point, we all know how important drinking water is to our overall health and that the quantity of water we drink is just as important as the quality. Drinking water that is contaminated with harmful substances is just… a no! This is why so many of us have made the switch and invested in water filters. In this blog post, we'll explore 10 benefits of filtered water other than just drinking.

Better tasting food/drinks

Tap water or unfiltered water often contains unwanted impurities and odours, and as a result, sometimes the food we cook or that cup of tea we make just tastes… off. One of the amazing benefits of using filtered water is that all those nasties are removed and in turn; your meals will taste fresher and even more delicious. (and your guests won’t be giving you a side-eye because you’ve given them a bad cup of tea!).

Healthier skin

Glowing, healthy skin? Yes, please! Tap water can often contain chemicals that can dry out your skin and cause unwanted irritations. By using filtered water to wash your face and body, you can avoid these chemicals and keep your skin looking healthy and hydrated!

Improved indoor air quality

Did you know that using filtered water can improve the air quality in your home? When you shower with unfiltered water, the chlorine in the water can vaporise and release into the air. This can contribute to poor indoor air quality. By using filtered water, you can reduce this chlorine exposure and improve the air quality in your home. In addition to this many people have started using filtered water in their diffusers and humidifiers to enhance their air quality throughout their homes!

Reduced limescale buildup

If you live in the UK then you are probably familiar with limescale but if not, limescale is a white, chalky substance that builds up in appliances and fixtures as a result of hard water (hard water is water that contains high levels of minerals like calcium and magnesium). When hard water is heated, these minerals can precipitate out of the water and form limescale which can damage your appliances and make them less efficient. Using filtered water, you can reduce the amount of minerals in your water and this unwanted limescale build-up.

Longer-lasting appliances

On that note, aside from minerals that cause limescale, tap water often contains minerals and other impurities that can build up in your appliances over time, leading to damage and even the need for repairs. By using filtered water, you can prevent this build-up and prolong the life of your favourite home appliances.

Better for pets

That’s right, water is not only beneficial for humans but also for our furry friends. Pets can be sensitive to impurities in water, just like humans. By giving your pets filtered water, you can help them stay healthy and hydrated.


Using a water filter can also save you money in the long run. Bottled water can be expensive, and buying it regularly can add up. By investing in a water filter, you can save money and have access to clean, healthy water at all times.

Brighter, cleaner laundry

Using filtered water can also benefit your laundry. Hard water can make it difficult for the detergent to dissolve, which can leave a residue on your clothes and make them look dull and dingy. By using filtered water, you can reduce the mineral content in your water and help your detergent work more effectively. This can result in brighter, cleaner laundry that looks and feels better. Additionally, using filtered water for your laundry can help prolong the life of your clothes by reducing the wear and tear caused by hard water minerals.


If you have been with Phox for a while then you know that sustainability is at the heart of our brand. Using filtered water is simply the more sustainable choice. When you use bottled water, you contribute to the plastic waste problem. By using a water filter, you can reduce your plastic waste and help protect the environment. At Phox we took it a step further, read more about how we are the sustainable choice.

Healthier plants

Using filtered water can benefit your plants as well. Tap water can contain chemicals like chlorine and fluoride, which can be harmful to plants. These chemicals can also build up in the soil over time and affect the health of your plants. By using filtered water, you can reduce the chemical content in your water and provide your plants with healthier water. This can result in stronger, more vibrant plants that are less susceptible to disease and pests. Additionally, using filtered water can help prevent mineral buildup in the soil, which can also benefit your plants' health.

There are many benefits of using filtered water beyond just drinking it. So why not invest in a water filter today and start enjoying these benefits? Your health and the health of the planet will thank you!