I recently purchased a SinuCleanse neti pot, and I swear it’s the best thing to ever happen to the inside of my face. Here’s why.
The SinuCleanse neti pot succeeded where others have failed.
I recently went to visit my family in Michigan, just as spring was springing and I was trying to get rid of a nasty sinus infection. My hay fever flared up in a way that made me want to kill myself or chop down every flowering tree in the metro Detroit area. Before I purchased my SinuCleanse neti pot, I tried Aleve-D Cold and Sinus, Mucinex DM, Afrin, Claritin, and Sudafed Cold and Allergy. I was a walking pharmacy, a pill-popping lunatic, and I was still stuffed up and coughing my head off.
I don’t think I would have tried a neti pot if I wasn’t so desperate. The idea of pouring salt water up my nose with a little plastic teapot doesn’t sound appealing or like something that would work better than a drug I needed to show my drivers license to purchase. But miracle of miracles! I want to kiss the woman whose picture is on the box and tell her she’s a genius.
The SinuCleanse neti pot is cheaper than drugs.
A 20-pack of name brand cold pills will run you $10-18. I paid $11.99 for my SinuCleanse neti pot at Meijer in Ann Arbor, Michigan. I guess you can buy the exact same thing at CVS for $8.99, but it was 3:00 am and I would have sawed off my left arm at that point. So I think I got a pretty good deal.
My SinuCleanse neti pot will last forever.
My SinuCleanse neti pot came with 50 packets of salt to make the saline solution that you pour into your face. You can use regular table salt (at a ratio of 1/4 teaspoons to every eight ounces of water) when you run out, or you can buy refill packs.
Even if I only use my neti pot once a week for the rest of my life, that’s a lot of use for something that works so well. I’ll never have to spend another dime on it if I don’t want to, and that plastic is never going to biodegrade. The best part: if I don’t feel like washing it after I stick it in my nostril, the SinuCleanse neti pot is dishwasher safe.
My SinuCleanse neti pot makes me feel super hardcore.
There’s a bit of a learning curve when it comes to using a neti pot. I mean, pouring water up your nose and not drowning takes some practice. My first few times, I swallowed a good couple of swigs of salt water, which resulted in some fabulous gagging and spitting into the sink. But when you successfully pour water into one nostril, and the water comes trickling out the other nostril, you feel like a million bucks for finally doing it right. And those satisfying nose blows afterward, when it feels like your whole brain is gently coming out into your Kleenex, make you feel like one tough mama.
I can use my SinuCleanse neti pot every two hours if I want to.
You can use a neti pot every two hours because it’s just salt water. In fact, I highly recommend it if you’re sick or suffering from allergies, because it feels so darn good afterward to have your head all cleared out. I couldn’t pop a Mucinex every two hours and expect to live through it, so I figure I might as well binge on salt water instead. I just hope no one catches me irrigating my sinuses in the bathroom at work.