Neti Pot Solution Recipe
How to make your own Neti Pot Solution Recipe
Making a Neti Pot solution is actually quite simple. Compared to the prices of most over the counter medicines, it fairs very well indeed.
For the Neti Pot solution recipe base you can use boiled / tap water or pre prepared distilled water. Essentially the water needs to be sterilized. This part of the preparation is most important as it means you have reduced any risk at all associated with contaminated water.
Also remember to keep the Neti Pot clean and in a decent condition. Just as you would with a toothbrush or any other item used for personal hygiene and health care.
One last factor is to make sure the salts are fully dissolved. The consistency of Sea Salt is obviously not as fine as regular table salt, and so it therefore takes a lot longer to break down into the solution. It is advised to check that they have fully melted to save any parts making there way into the nasal chamber.
For the salt itself we recommend what is commonly known as Sea Salt and not table salt. Sea Salt tends to consist of large chunks or flakes when compared with table salt which is fine due to processing. The reason to not use table salt is due to it being iodized and often containing added aluminium, silicone or anti-caking agents – all of these unneeded additions will sting and irritate your nose which will make the whole process uncomfortable.
My own personal favourite for Sea Salt is Kosher Sea Salt which can be purchased on the former link from Amazon.
Once you have your salt, add it to approximately 10 oz of purified water and allow the granules to fully dissolve.
The Neti Pot solution itself should be at body temperature so as not to be to cold for the nasal system nor to warm.
Other ingredients to consider:
Some people like to add a small amount of baking soda as a anti-buffering agent to compliment the Neti Pot Solution
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