** Originally posted by TJM718 **
I've been trying to keep my nasal passages clear especially now that it's winter here in New York. I don't like the netti pots but I've had success with this homemade spray someone told me about.
1. Buy a small nasal saline spray bottle, the cheapest you can find. Empty the contents so you can fill it with the homemade spray.
2. Mix four cups of tap water with three teaspoons of course salt and one teaspoon of baking soda in a glass container. I'm not sure why it has to be glass.
3. Fill up the spray bottle and use as a spray. I use it about three times a day and it helps by drying things out while keeping the passageways moist.
If the mixture is too strong (burns), cut back on both the salt and baking soda. I once made the mistake of using tablespoons instead of teaspoons. Ouch!
I also am hoping it cuts down on the number of ear/nose/throat infections I get which I think makes my P worse.
It lasts about a week and is very inexpensive.