If you suffer from allergies or have dealt with sinus issues or a cold, you know that there are endless medications that are supposed to help provide relief from nasal congestion and pain. Unfortunately, it often feels like these medications do little to remove discomfort and clear the mucus that has built-up, instead causing drowsiness, with prolonged use causing tolerances to the medication. That’s why we turn to our neti pot when it’s time to treat pain and inflammation in the nasal cavity.
The neti pot is a natural way to relieve pressure and clear mucus that is blocking the nasal cavity. It works by pouring room temperature water into one nostril while your head is tilted, allowing for the water to pass through the nasal cavity and grab onto the mucus, pushing it out the other nostril.
Tap water can be used in a neti pot only if it has been boiled and allowed to cool. Other liquids that are acceptable for use in a neti pot include a distilled and sterilized salt solution or a solution that is sold with neti pots.
If you’re ready to finally gain some relief and skip the expensive drugs, we’ve got a list of seven great neti pots that will have you feeling better fast.
1. Navage Nasal Care
Get everything you need to clear your nasal passageway safely and naturally with the Navage Nasal Care Essentials bundle. The kit includes the Navage nose cleaner machine, as well as 36 SaltPods, a countertop caddy, a nose pillow and two AA batteries required to run the Navage.
Pros: The Navage is the world’s only nose cleaner that includes a suction grip that helps to quickly and efficiently remove allergens from mucus, dust and germs. This design eliminates the need for users to tilt their heads and pour the neti pot into one nostril.
Cons: The Navage is considerably more expensive than the other options on our list.
Compact and lightweight, the ComfyPot is ergonomically designed to be easy for anyone to use. Made from a ceramic construction for a long-lasting durability, the ComfyPot features an anti-spill opening that makes it easy to securely pour water into your nostrils without spillage. The ComfyPot also comes with an extra silicone nozzle for two people to use the same neti pot.
Pros: The ComfyPot is dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean the pot and ensure it remains hygienic.
Cons: The ComfyPot is a basic neti pot that doesn’t come with a saltwater rinse or any additional features like a temperature gauge.
3. Sinucare Waterpuis
For a neti pot that works for the whole family, we recommend the Sinucare Waterpuis. The Sinucare comes with three color-coded nozzles, including one children’s size option, making it easy to identify which nozzle belongs to each member of the household. The FDA-approved nasal cleaner has a smart 60-degree-angle bend in its tubing that uses gravity to efficiently push water through and into your nose. Users can easily control the flow of water using the control valve on the bottom of the bottle. We also like that the Sinucare comes with a thermometer to ensure users don’t use water that is too hot. The Sinucare is also dishwasher safe.
Pros: Sinucare is travel-friendly with a lightweight bottle that features a 300ml capacity and 30 individually packaged saltwater nasal washes.
Cons: The Sinucare is made with plastic and therefore not as long-lasting as ceramic options.
4. Himalayan Chandra Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleansing System
For a neti pot that can be used for years, we recommend the Himalayan Chandra Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleansing System, which uses a lead-free ceramic glaze to create a neti pot that is durable and comfortable to use. The Himalayan Chandra is an attractive neti pot that includes a lotus and water design on the side.
Pros: The Himalayan Chandra comes with a daily wash to keep the neti pot clean, as well as a neti pot boost, which includes herbal extracts and essential oils that help to cool, soothe, decongest and invigorate the nasal canal.
Cons: The opening on the Himalayan Chandra is large and for some people may cause some leakage out the sides.
5. Aromatic Salt Premium Ceramic Neti Pot
For a neti pot that you won’t have to hide under your sink when guests visit, we recommend the Aromatic Salt Premium Ceramic Neti Pot. Designed to look like a regular teapot while still providing a comfortable experience, the Aromatic has a hygienic solid handle that won’t act as an open cavity where germs can collect. We also like that the Aromatic has a tapered spout that makes it comfortable to press into the nostril.
Pros: The Aromatic is not only attractive, but it’s also lead-free and dishwasher safe, making for an easy and convenient clean-up.
Cons: The Aromatic doesn’t come with any saltwater solution, which must be purchased separately. Also, because of its ceramic design, it will break if dropped.
6. NeilMed NasaFlo Unbreakable Neti Pot
The number one, physician-recommended neti pot is the NeilMed NasaFlo Unbreakable Neti Pot, which has been reworked to feature a clear design that makes it easy for users to know how much water they have left in the pot. The 8-ounce neti pot uses gravity for easy flow into the nose and features an unbreakable BPA-free plastic design.
Pros: The NeilMed comes with 50 saltwater packets, the most of any neti-pot on our list.
Cons: The NeilMed has a smaller water capacity than other neti pots on our list doesn’t have the lifespan of ceramic pots.
7. Dr. Hana’s Nasopure The “Nicer Neti Pot”
For a lightweight and compact option that is ideal for taking with you on the go, try Dr. Hana’s Nasopure The “Nicer Neti Pot”. The small handheld neti pot is designed and recommended by physicians and comes with 20 individually packaged pharmaceutical grade pH balanced alkaline solution packets that reduce burning and irritation from using a neti pot.
Pros: You can feel good about buying the Nicer Neti Pot, which is made with BPA-free plastic, is 100% recyclable and assembled in the US by adults with disabilities.
Cons: At 8 ounces, Dr. Hana’s Nasopure The “Nicer Neti Pot” has one of the smallest capacities for neti pots and may need to be refilled over the course of a single treatment.