Meet my friend, Neti

December 10, 2008

Do you ever get headcolds, sinus pressure, stuffy nose, allergies, the common cold??


Ya gotta get a Neti Pot!

I was such a skeptic! You gotta admit, pouring salt water through your nose does seem pretty strange … I was worried I would drown -hahaha. Then, I was worried that it might sting . Then, I was worried that it might not work or even make things worse. Well, Guess what, I finally got over it and I did it!!! It is nothing like I thought, and it works, and it is cheap, and it is medicine free, and ok… you get the point, I love it!

Here are the instructions: so simple!

First, Buy a Neti Pot and some sea salt or you can use any item you have around the house that has a spout, or a squeeze bottle (DO NOT sqeeze it though!) yikes. oh my!

  1. Fill it with warm water.
  2. Mix in a small amount (1/4 teaspoon) of salt, and swirl around to dissolve.
  3. Lean over the sink and and look to the right.
  4. Put the tip of the neti pot in your right nostril.
  5. Tilt the pot so that water pours in, letting it flow freely out of your other nostril, which is closest to the sink.
  6. Switch sides halfway through, so that you are looking to your left and pouring it in your left nostril.
  7. Repeat several times a day or however often you deem necessary.

This works so well for me!! I don’t really know why it took me so long to try it, really. It is nothing to be afraid of.

Now if I can just convince my son, who would rather sniff and sniff and sniff, swallowing all the gunk, than to go blow his nose, to use it…  well, that was probably more than you wanted to know. HAHAHA!

Get it, try it, love it!

Entry Filed under: Green Living, Natural Cures and Remedies, Penny Pinchers, chemical free. Tags: allergies, common cold, headaches, headcolds, irritation, nasal irrigation, neti pot, sinus, stuffy nose.

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