How To Make Your Own Sinus Irrigation System

There are several different types of sinus irrigation systems on the market that we are able to use. Many of them are expensive and will cost you around $100 for the system and then more for the sinus rinse powder or solutions. This can be expensive for those people who only get an infection on occasion.

Rather then spending all of this money why not create your own saline solution and system at home. For the simplest form of solution all you have to do is use plain, non iodized salt that you would use for cooking. This is saline in its purest form and dozens of people have used it without any side effects. If table salt is not something you wish to use then sea salt might be better. This is not pure sodium chloride and is made up of other types of minerals like magnesium, calcium, and potassium. It does not have iodine.

Once you have chosen the salt that you wish to use it is time to pour the water. It is best to use clean water that has been purified. If you do not have a purifier at home simply boil a small amount of water and pour it in a jug.

If you have never done anything like this before then it is best to start off with a ΒΌ teaspoon of salt per cup of water that you use. Some people will use as much as a teaspoon and make what is known as hypertonic saline. This is much saltier then the fluids in your body and is also useful at treating skin that is inflamed. However, for some it can be too strong to use as saline.

Now it is time to add a pinch of baking soda. This is used to help the mucus to dissolve and to wash it away easily. Add this with the salt before you combine it with the water. The water that you use will be warm so that it can be the same temperature as the nasal passages. It will also help the salt to dissolve.