Xylitol has created talk in the medical community as an effective way to treat sinus issues. Many xylitol nasal sprays, ranging from £9 to £16, are on the market. But there's no reason to pay that much, because it is easy to create a spray at home with a few simple ingredients. If you begin experiencing nasal issues such as congestion, sinus pressure or pain, use a xylitol nasal spray as a first line of defence.
Purchase a reusable sinus-spray bottle at a drugstore and sea salt and powdered xylitol at a health food store.
Mix a cup of warm water with 1 tsp of sea salt and a 1/2 cup of powdered xylitol until salt and xylitol are dissolved.
Pour the solution into the nasal-spray bottle and store at room temperature.
Tilt head forward over a sink.
Hold one nostril closed while placing the nasal spray in the other nostril. Breathe in through the nostril while spraying the solution deep into the nasal cavity.
Repeat with other nostril. Blow your nose gently and use two to three times a day to prevent infection or other nasal issues from developing.
Things you need
- Nasal spray bottle
- Xylitol powder
- Sea salt