I have been using an easy homemade sinus rinse for over a month now and it works. If you are like me and have sinus issues you may be using a sinus rinse or Neti Pot. I have extreme issues with my sinuses due to yearlong allergies. I have chronic sinusitis. He sent me for scans to see how bad it is and it was really bad. His exact words were “I’ve been doing this for 20 years and I’ve never seen someone’s sinus cavities look so bad.” I had to have balloon sinuplasty surgery. That was 6 months ago.
I have had less headaches but my allergies are still there daily. I see my ENT regularly and he has prescribed over the counter allergy medicine, prescription nasal sprays, and using a sinus rinse daily. All of these medicines I have to take just for this condition are expensive. So, I’ve found a way to make a homemade sinus rinse after researching it for a long time and tired of paying so much for a salt rinse. It seems to be doing the same job that the store bought was doing. This is not only frugal but healthier than the store bought as well.
Homemade Sinus Rinse
- ½ Cup Pickling Salt
- ½ Cup Baking Soda
- Mix both together well and store in an air tight container.
- When ready to use, simply use a ½ Tsp of the mixed ingredients and add your water.
*Please note that you should always use distilled water when doing a sinus rinse!
Three tips that I’ve learned:
- The Pickling Salt is found in your local grocery store in the same isle as your table salt. It is very cheap.
- I kept the store bought nasal rinse container and am using that (you should disinfect this once a month).
- I do use a small, cheap funnel to put the mixture in the container when ready to use every day.
This is an easy change to make that’s healthier and cheaper and it’s not hard to make at all!