Yogi's Nosebuddy Neti Pot
Yogi's Nosebuddy Neti Pot
The ultimate neti pot! Yogi's NoseBuddy is used daily by thousands of satisfied people, worldwide. It rinses efficiently and is easy to use both for adults and children.
Measuring spoon for salt included.
Rinsing the nose with lukewarm saltwater is a traditional yoga method and an old folk remedy that has found its way back into our homes. It is recommended by many doctors and ear- nose- and throat specialists. The water flows in through one nostril and out the other, cleansing the nose and nasal cavity.
Regular nasal cleansing (neti) can prevent and relieve nasal congestion, colds, flu and sinusitis. It can also be a great help against allergy and asthma, as well as snoring. In addition, nose cleansing sharpens the sense of smell and gives mental clarity.
How to cleanse your nose with Yogi’s NoseBuddy
Rinse the pot and spoon with clean hot water prior to using the first time.
1. Put one level measuring spoon of salt (4.5 g) in NoseBuddy.
Use fine-grained table or cooking salt – preferably one free of additives, such as iodine or anti-caking agents. Coarse-grained salt may be used, but make sure it fully dissolves.
We recommend using rock salt (from mines), since some people may experience reactions to sea salt, such as a stuffy or runny nose.
2. Fill the pot with clean lukewarm water up to the mark (0.5 litres).
Boil the water first (for 1 minute) and let it cool down to a comfortable temperature (lukewarm/body temperature) – or use distilled or sterilized water heated to lukewarm.
If you have dry mucous membranes (e.g. after a long flight) you can add a few drops of vegetable oil, such as almond/sesame oil, to the water.
3. Stir the water until the salt fully dissolves.
The water now has the same salt concentration as body cells. This is an isotonic solution (0.9% salt).
The correct water temperature and salt concentration will ensure a pleasant experience.
4. Cleanse your nose.
Insert NoseBuddy’s spout into one nostril so that it fits snugly. Breathe gently through your mouth.
Lean forward over a sink. Tilt your head slightly to one side, with the pot following the same angle, so that the water runs in through one nostril and out the other.
Pour half a pot in through each nostril. Gently blow your nose after cleansing to each side (see step 6).
If your nose needs more thorough cleansing, use a full pot for each nostril.
5. Let the water run out.
Bend forward, your head and arms hanging down loosely.
Allow the excess water to run out of your nose. Dab with a tissue.
If you’re familiar with yoga, you may enhance the effect by doing a yoga pose like the Clown or the Headstand.
6. Blow your nose.
Stand up and gently blow each nostril separately. Avoid vigorous blowing.