Nasal rinsing is a thousand year old Yoga practice using a Neti Pot or nasal Rinse Bottle. There are all kinds of neti pots and nasal rinse bottles out there, but they all work basically the same way. Water flows through one nostril and comes out the other side, to thoroughly cleanse your sinus cavities. Here’s a homemade recipe that anyone can make with ordinary ingredients and it works beyond regular saline rinses.
Homemade Sinus Cleanser Ingredients:
Dendritic Salt (Available online) - 1 Cup
Sea Salt – (fine grain / uniodized) – 4 Cups
Eucalyptus Oil – 1 teaspoon
Lemon Juice –2 teaspoons
Peppermint Oil - 1/2 teaspoon
Baking Soda - 1/4 Cup
Add the Eucalyptus Oil, Lemon Juice and Peppermint Oil and Baking Soda to the Dendritic Salt in a closed container. Shake thoroughly until mixed. Add the Sea Salt and shake again until mixed thoroughly.
Add (1/4 – 1 Teaspoon) per 8 ounces of water depending on your preference and shake well in a neti pot or nasal rinse bottle. You can use luke warm or room temperature tap water, but I prefer distilled water at room temperature. Use once daily to flush out your sinuses and twice daily when you’re experiencing a sinus infection or allergy symptoms.