Learn how to make your own neti pot salt solution with pure essential oils. It’s easy to make and very inexpensive. It’s also great for your sinuses and keeping your nose clean!
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If you’ve ever bought that salt solution that comes with your neti pot, you know the cost can add up. Especially if you have sinus issues and use the neti pot often.
Today I have an easy recipe for making the the neti pot salt solution using pure essential oils. It’s super easy and economical!
I am a huge neti pot fan. If you suffer from allergies or have sinus congestion, a neti pot can be your best friend. The one that I have comes with little salt packets that you mix with distilled water. They are convenient for traveling but they can be expensive.
To get a sense of how many of those salt packets we can go through, check out my family’s collection of neti pots. We each have our own.
My hubby only uses his when he has a cold, but Max and I use it often. We both have pretty bad allergies and it really helps clear us out.
You know how it feels when you get so stuffed up that you can’t breathe at all through your nose? Well when I use my neti pot, all that stuff comes out and I can breathe like a dream.
What’s In My Neti Pot Salts?
So after a little internet investigation I came up with a recipe that I’ve been using for a couple of years now. Luckily I had all the ingredients at hand.
I wanted to use unprocessed, fine sea salt so I used Real Salt.
“Real Salt is the only brand of sea salt harvested from an ancient, pristine ocean near Redmond, Utah. … unrefined, ancient sea salt with a complete blend of minerals…”
About The Essential Oils
First of all my disclaimer: I am not a doctor and these ideas are not to be taken as medical advice– they are simply what works for me and my family. If you are using essential oils for medicinal purposes, make sure you are using a high-quality oil.
I used Plant Therapy essential oils as I think they are a high quality oil and they are pure essential oils. That is they are not fragrance oils. I also really like Aura Casia essential oils and Young Living and doTERRA are also good brands.
Neti Pot Salt Recipe
The basic recipe is 8 tablespoons (½ cup) of non-iodized salt like Real Salt + 10 drops of rosemary essential oil and 6 drops of tea tree oil essential oil.
Again, make sure you use PURE essential oils and not fragrance oils. This is vitally important.
Mix the oils in the salt mixture and keep in a glass jar or container.
How To Use The Salt To Make A Solution
To use, just take a pinch of the salt and put it in your neti pot with roughly a cup of warm distilled water. Dissolve and then use as you normally do. If you use a neti pot then you know it’s also important to use distilled water.
Well that is all there is to it. I hope this helps you out a little if you are like us and use your neti pot often.
- ½ cup of Real Salt or any non-iodized salt
- 10 drops of rosemary PURE essential oil
- 8 drops of tea tree oil PURE essential oil
- 1 glass jar with lid
- spoon to stir
- In a glass jar, add the salts and the essential oils. Mix well and add your lid to store. If you feel this is too strong for you, please double the amound of salt. I've been using it for many years and have not had a problem but use your best judgement.
- Use a pinch of the salts with roughly 1 cup of warm distilled water to use in your neti pot.
Please make sure to use PURE essential oils not fragrance oils. Also use distilled water and non iodized salt.
I am not a doctor and these ideas are not to be taken as medical advice– they are simply what works for me and my family. If you are using essential oils for medicinal purposes, make sure you are using a high-quality oil. Please consult your doctor before using if you are worried.
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Plant Therapy Organic Rosemary Essential Oil 100% Pure, USDA Certified Organic, Undiluted, Natural Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Grade 10 mL (⅓ oz)
Plant Therapy Organic Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca) 100% Pure, USDA Certified Organic, Undiluted, Natural Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Grade 10 mL (⅓ oz)
Redmond Real Salt - Ancient Fine Sea Salt, Unrefined Mineral Salt, 16 Ounce Pouch (1 Pack)
SinuCleanse Soft Tip Neti-Pot Nasal Wash System - Includes 30 All, Natural, Pre-Mixed Buffered Saline Packets - Relieves Nasal Symptoms and Congestion due to Cold, Flu, Dry Air, or Allergies