Tuesday, May 22, 2007

T.M.I.






Last night, we were watching a rerun of a rerun of Oprah. I just love that Dr.Oz. When he explained how a neti pot could clean out your sinuses, Matt just knew we needed to try it. A member of Oprah's staff had been using one for awhile and she said it was life changing. So I got on the internet to see where I could get us one of these life altering pots. Turns out, they have become so popular that the demand is outweighing the supply. They are going for about $30.00 on Ebay. Seeing as how that seems a little high for a nostril cleaner outer thing, my very clever husband decided that we could just make one ourselves. First he tried a baby bottle with the nipple tip cut off. No such luck. Next up was one of my creamer pitchers. Once again, no dice. We finally succeded with a tupperware funnel and an extra person pouring the salt water steadily into it. I have got to say, I have never breathed easier in my life. Matt said his sense of smell was amazing. So we are hooked on homemade sinus cleansing.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I did this in college all the time for my voice. Although we always just used a cup. Very messy but had the same results!

Sarah T,

Ansley said...

If only we were visiting this week! We are missing out!

LauraD said...

Someone had me try this one time with a water pik. I must not have done it right because it was terrible!!

Hillenblog said...

This could only be better by taking a steady diet of ammoxicilian each day...

Anonymous said...

I saw that too but haven't been brave enough to try it!

htuck

natalier said...

This reminds me of the ear cleaning thingy that Crystal was recently describing to me.

Anthony said...

I’ve used just about everything for my bad sinuses, sprays, netti pots and homemade stuff, and found nasal washes to work the best. I’ve tried a few, but found a brand called SaltAire Sinus in particular to be my favorite as it has a built-in pump, so I’m not dumping into my nose, but rather shooting up into it. The angle makes a huge difference in clearing sinuses, plus it’s so much easier to use. I recommend to anyone with sinus problems.