Day 226: Pouring Water Up My Nose...On Purpose

If you become a better person by doing something that scares you every day (BLOG IDEA!) then today, I became a infinitely more awesome than I was yesterday.

Because I used a neti pot.

It was one of those things that I had planned out even in my "About this Project" section of the blog, and I finally fulfilled it.  I had been delaying this for most of allergy season though, because frankly, I was terrified...

Using a neti pot is a traditional Indian Ayurvedic health and wellness practice, and it also happens to be excellent at treating seasonal allergies, of which I have many. This tradition is a way of cleansing the sinuses and nasal passages with a warm saline solution...that you literally pour up your nose and let drain out the other side.

And finally, on Day 226, I pulled the trigger.

It was awesome. Like, my nose feels so clear and refreshed and cleansed and open and breathable. The pouring was surprisingly easy once you just go for it, and I swear I'm going to use it again and again, through seasonal allergies, colds and beyond. TRY IT. NOW. It's the best thing that's happened since Zyrtec.


  1. My allergies are terrible, especially during the summer. I have to start using this!

    I know I don't post all the time, but I'm still loving the blog. Keep it up!

  2. I literally used it last night and this morning...and even though I haven't taken a Zyrtec today, I'm not too affected by the pollent! It's good :) If you do try it, let me know.