How to Make an Isotonic Saline Nasal Wash

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Sinus problems can interfere with everyday life. Using a saline solution in your nostrils can help relieve some of the stuffiness associated with sinusitis. An isotonic saline solution replicates the percentage of salt in your body. Isotonic saline nasal washes can be purchased at the store or made easily in your own home.

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Things you need

  • 1 pint warm water
  • 3/4 tsp. canning or sea salt
  • 3/4 tsp. baking soda
  • Medium pot
  • Clean glass jar with lid
  • Squeeze bottle or neti pot

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    Isotonic Nasal Wash

  1. 1

    Obtain all ingredients from the health food or grocery store.

  2. 2

    Warm water on the stove. Filtered or purified water is usually better than tap water. Do not use hot water.

  3. 3

    Pour water into jar and add canning or sea salt and baking soda. Make sure all salt and baking soda dissolves completelyr. You may need to stir or shake gently.

  4. 4

    Fill squeeze bottle or neti pot with 3/4 cup solution. Be sure to clean squeeze bottle or neti pot between each use.

  5. 5

    Save the rest in a covered jar for up to one week.

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