Neti Pot Saline Solution

How to make your own neti pot saline solution mix (for sinus cleansing). This recipe makes 60 doses, equivalent to a box of mixture you might purchase at the drugstore. I determined the proper ingredients, ratios, and dose size from saline solution mix sold over-the-counter. I only recommend using this recipe if you're familiar with how neti pots work. Non-iodized salt is the normal ingredient for neti pot solution - the additional baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) seems to help sooth nasal passages. If you're uncertain about the baking soda, omit it and just use the salt. Simple, yet effective.

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  • Combine the salt and baking soda in a mortar and pestle.
  • Grind the mixture until very fine (the finer the grain, the faster it will dissolve).
  • Use approximately 1/2 tsp per 8 oz of tepid water.
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"How to make your own neti pot saline solution mix (for sinus cleansing). This recipe makes 60 doses, equivalent to a box of mixture you might purchase at the drugstore. I determined the proper ingredients, ratios, and dose size from saline solution mix sold over-the-counter. I only recommend using this recipe if you're familiar with how neti pots work. Non-iodized salt is the normal ingredient for neti pot solution - the additional baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) seems to help sooth nasal passages. If you're uncertain about the baking soda, omit it and just use the salt. Simple, yet effective."
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  1. karen729
    Great recipe. I was doing hypertonic (using 2 of the pre-filled packets) b/c it removes more fluid and yes it will burn a little, but a life savor for me. I'm thankful to find an economical recipe to make @ home.
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  2. trashme
    Boo.... Author is a sadist (you got me).... It burned, then I sneezed and sneezed.... I'd probably cut the amount of this mixture to 1/4 tsp per bag, then add more to your liking... seriously don't to the 1/2 tsp per bag... though sneezing and burning did clear out my sinuses, but did not enjoy it one little bit.
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  3. judy e.
    How do I make saline solution from kosher salt how much kosher salt do I use
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  4. Zachary T.
    Hello everyone! The biggest issue with creating your own saline solution is knowing the correct chemical balance that won't burn the inside of your nose, and I don't think that this recipe avoids this issue. I used this recipe and changed the amounts of kosher salts on several occasions, but each time, my nose burned as if I snorted glass. That's when I found a product on Facebook called Naväge Nasal Care. It's like the neti pot, but WAY better because you get these SaltPods that have been pre-measured to balance the water requirement. It was funky to try, but when I did try it, my nose did not burn! Ever since, I've been recommending this device to everyone! Plus, there's no mess! It's all self-contained! You don't have to crook your neck over the sink anymore with this thing. Check it out right now: navage.com
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  5. Sam W.
    DONT DO IT IF YOUR NOSE IS RAW FROM BLOWING IT.....very painful
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