Netti Bottle Rinse with Pink Himalayan Salt Solution
The therapeutic properties of the salt for alleviating respiratory ailments have been practiced for centuries. I have suffered from recurring sinus infections since middle school, using antibiotics to clear of these infections 2 to 4 times a year. Once I was introduced to a netti pot, with consistant use, I reduced my sinus infections from 2 to 4 times a year to once or twice every 5 years.
A saline rinse can assist mucous membranes maintain a healthy environment which keeps germs at bay (that's what its there to do). Pink Himalayan salt creates a great saline solution with additional trace minerals which nourish your body's immune system.
Regular saline rinses can help clear out mucous build up which may contain built up bacteria and thin out mucous which can result in improved nasal breathing and more restful sleep.
The saline packets contain a blend of pure pink Himalayan salt, organic baking soda, xylitol (moisturizer) and organic grapefruit seed extract (helps fight bacteria in the nasal passages)
Each Netti Rinse set contains an 8 oz rinse bottle and 20 saline packets. You can also purchase saline packets individually.
Use only distilled or filtered water. If neither is available, you can boil water and allow it to come to room temperature. Fill your bottle to the 8 oz line with water, then add 1 saline packet. Warm in the microwave until it is just above room temperature. Shake well and test on your wrist to ensure it is not too warm. Using cold water will burn similar to getting pool water in your nose, so make sure the water is warm.
Over a sink, bend over and tilt your head to the side. Gently squeeze water from bottle into your nostril furthest from the sink. (If you head is tilted to the right, water should go into the left nostril). If you breathe through your mouth, the water will flow through one nostril and out of the other, bringing with it built up mucous. If you feel water going down your throat, make sure you are breathing through your mouth, and bend over the sink a little more. It takes a little practice, but is easy once you get the hang of it. Squeeze about 4 ounces through one nostril, then switch use the rest through the other nostril.
Nasal rinses should be done no more than 3 times a week when you are not having any nasal issues and 1 to 2 times today if you are experiencing nasal issues.