If you’ve been following me for a while, you know I like to save money! (If you’re new here, welcome!) I hope to save you lots in the time we’re acquainted…more money-saving DIYs planned for the future, so stick around!
Perhaps you ended up with a sinus infection and in your desperation to shake it, grabbed a neti pot (they’ve been the rage for a while) or a Neil Medi bottle (think squirt bottle for your nose) that came with those handy nasal rinse packets you mix with a cup of sterile water. Maybe you ran out unexpectedly and don’t want to head to the store, or maybe you have been buying the little packets for years at $12 per box of 100 and just want to save some money. I can help with that.
I was decluttering my bathroom cabinet this fall and came across some packets that had been given to me and thought, “I should really share that DIY recipe with y’all!” because I don’t like buying things I can make quickly and cheaply at home.
The ingredients are so simple you have them in your kitchen! Grab a clean container, I like the little cup-sized mason jars, and head to your kitchen.
NASAL RINSE RECIPE
6 TBSP sea salt (because the table salt has iodine which might sting)
2 TBSP baking soda
Lid, shake, and store with a measuring spoon for ready scooping. When you want to use, mix 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of the mixture with 1 cup of previously boiled warm water or distilled water. Use in a clean neti pot or Neil Medi bottle (which you should also make sure is clean before each use.)
I love how much more alert I feel after using this stuff! Good luck ditching your sniffles!