Yes - I am writing an article on Neti Pots. Haven't tried one? You definitely should. I know what you are thinking -eww I am going to put salt water in my nose and it is going to feel good? Yes it will! First, let's chat about why Neti Pots are so great. They are great because they help relieve stuffy noses and sinus pressure.
I didn't believe it at first either. But once you try it, you are going to love it. I really try not to take over-the-counter cough cold products unless it is a dire necessity. Let's face it, the ingredients in some of those products are just downright scary. So when allergy season or cough cold season gets underway, I turn to the Net Pot.
It is really easy to use and it can be done whenever you feel sinus pressure or stuffy. Simply use warm water - I use tap water because I know the water in my town does not have additives like fluoride. But if you are unsure about the water in your area, then please use distilled or sterile water.
You can either buy a solution for the neti pot or use 1 teaspoon of salt. Mix the salt or prepared solution with the warm water so it dissolves. Lean over a sink and start to slowly pour the salt water into one nostril. It may drain out the other side but if you are really stuffed, it may just run out the same side! Make sure to have a tissue available!
Once half the pot is drained into one nostril, move on to the other side. When the pot is empty, keep leaning over the sink and blow your nose into a tissue. Do not hold one side! Simply blow and both sides will release mucus! And you will feel a nice release in your sinuses.
I hope this post inspires you try a neti pot. If you do, please tell me what you think! Follow my blog on Bloglovin.