Wash That Stuff Right Out of Your Sinuses

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A home-made isotonic saline nasal wash: (for dry sinuses)

• 1 pint (2 cups) warm water
• 1 teaspoon salt (pickling salt or kosher salt)
• ½ teaspoon baking soda
(Pickling salt or kosher salt is preferred by some because of possible allergies to iodine and these other salts are pure.)

 

A home-made hypertonic saline nasal wash: (for stuffy nose)

• 1 pint (2 cups) warm water
• 2 teaspoons salt (pickling salt or kosher salt)
• 1 teaspoon baking soda
(Baking soda added to the mixture keeps it from burning the nasal passages.)

I have also used sea salt in these recipes, but without the baking soda.  The sea salt will actually purify and remove toxins in the body.  It is my opinion that the sea salt works better to relieve the pressure of sinus caused by the build-up of fluid in the sinus cavities.  This build-up of fluid is what causes the pressure and eventual painful sinus headache.