How to Make Homemade Saline Nasal Spray
Homemade Saline Nasal Spray
- 1 cup (8 ounce) water
- 1 teaspoon natural salt (you can add more for more "punch" but it does sting. I use Real Salt)
- 1/8 teaspoon (pinch) baking soda
Homemade Xylitol Nasal Spray Version
- 1 cup water
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon xylitol
- 1/8-1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 drop grapefruit seed extract optional
Warm the water to a temperature that is as warm as you can tolerate (of course, this is a subjective term. The water should not be so hot as to damage your nasal passages. See notes below.)
Add salt and baking soda to your saline container (neti-pot or saline spray bottle).
Add water and mix / shake to combine.
Follow directions for using your saline wash container.
Make sure to rinse out your container after use and leave it open to air dry.