Nasal irrigation using a Neti Pot or a nasal irrigation bottle (available at most chemists but be warned it’s plastic) promotes good sinus and nasal health and can be a life saver for allergy sufferers. Advocates say the practice also keeps colds away.
It can feel a little weird at first when pouring water into one nostril and out the other, however, it’s totally worth the brief discomfort to flush away germs, allergens and excess mucus from the nose and sinuses.
With the current virus situation it’s a good idea to keep nasal passages clean and free from germs. For the best results irrigate every day.
Please make sure your water is filtered, boiled and cooled before using!
DIY Sinus Rinse Recipe
1/2 cup non-iodised Sea Salt
Neti Pot or Nasal Irrigation Bottle (from the chemist)
2 Cups filtered warm water
Mix non-iodised sea salt & baking soda together and store in a jar.
Use 1/2 a teaspoon per sinus rinse.
How To Irrigate
Boil your water and let cool so that it’s warm. Make sure your neti pot or bottle are clean and sterile.
Stir ½ teaspoon sinus rinse into the water to dissolve.
Put one cup of solution into your neti pot, lean over your bathroom or kitchen sink and insert the tip of the neti pot into one nostril and pour so that it comes out the other nostril into sink.
Once all the solution has been used in that nostril repeat the procedure with the remaining solution in the other nostril.
Thoroughly rinse neti pot after each use.
If using an irrigation bottle from the chemist follow the manufacturer’s instructions.