DIY Sinus Cleanse
I love a good sinus cleanse. In the summer it helps with my allergies and in the winter it helps keep me from getting sick. The only thing I don’t love about sinus cleansing is the tiny packets that the solution comes in. It’s $9 for 40 single use packets, way too expensive for what it is. Not to mention that those tiny foil and plastic-lined packets aren’t recyclable. As convenient as single-use items are, they drive me crazy because they create so much unnecessary trash.
Luckily my dad is a genius and taught me how to make my own sinus cleanse solution with stuff I always have on hand. Take one part baking soda and mix it with 2 parts kosher or table salt. You can mix it up evenly and call it good or you can take it one step further and grind it so that the salt is as fine of powder as the baking soda. I think this is important because it helps the mixture to stay evenly mixed, it also helps it dissolve quicker when you are ready to use it.
You can grind it in a blender, magic bullet, coffee grinder (clean it out first) or even with mortar and pestle. Keep it in an air-tight container and use it as needed.
There is no need to spend lots on a neti-pot either, check a thrift store or a dumpster near you for a kid-sized tea pot and you’ll be all set.