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I finally found my Neti Pot’s lid.

A few years ago I bought my Neti Pot to help cure a bad cold I had.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neti_pot

Only people who have drained their sinuses before can really understand how weird it feels doing it and how much better you can feel afterwards. Shortly after purchase a certain toddler of mine absconded with the lid. I looked high and low for my Neti Pot’s lid. Luckily the pot is still usable without the lid. Here’s a YouTube video if you want to see the procedure.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kX8HyjZsq_o&feature=related

On Saturday morning I found my Neti Pot’s lid laying perfectly in the middle of my kids bucket of tub toys. Where has it been for over two years? I guess I will never know the answer to that question. The good thing is that my Neti Pot is whole again. Restored to its old glory it will last me through a few more colds.  Eventually I will switch over to a ceramic one when my plastic one needs replacing.

Have you ever used a Neti Pot?

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About stephanieough

Wife, mom, concerned citizen of the earth. Striving towards intentional living rather than blindly following. Former Education Specialist for a corporation, I have now taken a step back to spend time with my family and work closer to home. Hoping to reduce our waste through refusing, reducing and reusing so that we will not have to recycle as much. Also, I love to explore zero-waste fast food and take pictures of my sucesses. I'm a fan of British comedies like Red Dwarf and Black Adder, Kevin Smith and his movies, Asian food, documentaries, biographies and going to Las Vegas on vacation. If someone told me I could only listen to the Beatles for the rest of my life I would die happy.

Discussion

3 thoughts on “I finally found my Neti Pot’s lid.

  1. Hi Stephanie:

    I have one exactly like the blue one. I got it only a few weeks ago. I thought it would help as my sinuses are almost always stuffy. Anyway I used it about three times and then started to feel as thought my ear was clogged. I went to the doctor and sure enough I had a bad ear infection. I asked the doctor if he thought that the infection could have been caused by the Neti pot and he said that it could have been. I ended up having to take an antibiotic for 10 days .I was so dissapppointed. Now I am aftaid to use it again.

    Posted by Susan | August 8, 2011, 1:14 pm
    • Hi Susan,

      I’m sorry to hear you had an ear infection. Ouch! I try to only use my neti pot when I have a really bad sinus cold. If I ever get an ear infection shortly after using it then I’ll have to think twice about using it in the future. Thanks for your info 🙂

      Posted by stephanieough | August 8, 2011, 3:25 pm
  2. Neti is a yoga practice. There is a specified drying procedure to avoid infection. I´m sending a link to a pdf about it. I´m only starting, but have read and heard nothing but good things about it until now. http://www.rainbowbody.net/Purity/NetiHandbook.pdf

    Posted by zuperserena | January 7, 2013, 11:49 am

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