Neti Pot for the Sinuses

Home Remedies and Self-Care

For sinus congestion, allergies and to prevent colds

Materials: Neti pot, sea salt or kosher salt, baking soda

In the Neti pot mix ¼ to ½ tsp of salt with ¼ tsp baking soda, add lukewarm water and stir. Rinse each nostril 3 to 5 times. I recommend letting the water flow straight back and spitting it out your mouth for first time users. Avoid using the Neti pot while you are sick. The baking soda creates an alkaline environment which prevents bacterial overgrowth. If you experience burning, increase your Vitamin C consumption and reduce the amount of salt.

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