Friday, March 26, 2010

Why I love my neti pot...and you should too!

They say that it's all about life's little pleasures and I couldn't agree more, especially when one of mine is a white porcelain genie's lamp resembling neti pot. It's short, it's stout, and yes, you pour the non-iodized salted warm water out...into one nostril and out of the other. Sound uncomfortable? At first, yes, but after a while the clearing sensation I get from a morning neti pot ritual feels really, really good. Not only does it feel good, but it has some real health benefits. Bathing the sinus cavitites in this warm saline solution is known to help sufferers of sinusitis, allergies, sinus headaches, cold and flu. I don't know about you, but as long as my memory serves, I have had that irritatingly stuffed up feeling most mornings. Maybe I was blessed with mucous loving genes or maybe we just live in a time when there are too many dust bugs floating through the air. Whatever the reason, I have my little neti to thank, for allowing me to breathe a little easier every day.


  1. Ok, so I am always congested so I bought one. How do you make the solution?

  2. Hi Brian,
    That's great. Place 1/4 teaspoon non-iodized salt in the pot, and then add warm water. Stir until the salt has dissolved. Then tilt your head and pour the solution into one nostril while letting it drain out the other. I usually use half the pot for one, and then switch to the other side. Good luck!