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. It may sound sort of gross but it can be very effective when trying to clear a clogged nasal passage.
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 flush out your nasal passage, we’ve got a list of five great neti pots to try out below. Just make sure you let the water cool before giving it a try!
Made from a ceramic construction for long-lasting durability, this option features an anti-spill opening that makes it easy to securely pour water into your nostrils without spillage. This neti pot also comes with an extra silicone nozzle for two people to use the same neti pot.
Pros: Dishwasher safe, making it easy to clean the pot and ensure it remains hygienic.
Cons: A basic neti pot that doesn’t come with a saltwater rinse or any additional features like a temperature gauge.
2. 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 it comes with a thermometer to ensure users don’t use water that is too hot. It is also dishwasher safe.
Pros: Travel-friendly with a lightweight bottle that features a 300ml capacity and 30 individually packaged saltwater nasal washes.
Cons: Made with plastic and therefore not as long-lasting as ceramic options.
3. Himalayan Chandra Neti Pot Complete Sinus Cleansing System
An attractive neti pot that includes a lotus and water design on the side.
Pros: This option 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 is large and for some people may cause some leakage out the sides.
4. 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 this option, which is made with BPA-free plastic, is 100% recyclable and assembled in the US by adults with disabilities.
Cons: At 8 ounces, this neti pot has one of the smallest capacities and may need to be refilled over the course of a single treatment.
5. 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 it has a tapered spout that makes it comfortable to press into the nostril.
Pros: Not only attractive but this option is also lead-free and dishwasher safe, making for an easy and convenient clean-up.
Cons: Doesn’t come with any saltwater solution, which must be purchased separately. Also, because of its ceramic design, it will break if dropped.