The sinus canal tends to go largely unnoticed until it’s clogged. When that happens, your sinuses become the most important thing on your mind. Congestion caused by allergies, colds and infections can wreak havoc on your sinuses, making it difficult to breathe. The pressure can often build up and create painful headaches. One of the fastest ways to clear out your sinuses and find immediate reprieve is by using a saltwater or saline solution administered through a sinus rinse bottle.
A neti pot would also work, but we like using a sinus rinse bottle because of their user-friendly design, which requires minimal effort to administer. This is especially important when your sinuses are on fire and screaming at your brain.
Sinus rinses help to remove environmental allergens and dried mucus from the nasal cavity, which in turn can help you breathe better. Sinus rinses are also a great option for people who suffer from allergies and anyone who has recently had nasal surgery.
If you’re ready to take a deep breath and need a nasal rinse bottle to help clear your nasal passage, check out our top picks below.
1. Dr. Hana’s Nasopure System Kit
Start flushing your nasal canal immediately with the Dr. Hana’s Nasopure System Kit. The kit comes with an eight-ounce nasal wash bottle and salt packets that can be added to sterile or distilled water. The plastic squeeze bottle is BPA-free and 100 percent recyclable. Customers can feel good buying from Nasopure since the company makes their bottles in the US by adults with disabilities.
Pros: The Nasopure system comes with 20 buffered salt packets.
Cons: Users need to squeeze the bottle to push the water through the nose and it can be difficult to deliver a consistent, gentle stream.
2. Neti Pot Sinus Rinse Bottle from Waterpulse
For an option that works for adults and kids, we recommend the Neti Pot Sinus Rinse Bottle from Waterpulse. The kit includes 30 nasal salt wash packets, one sinus rinse bottle and three nozzles, including two adult sizes and one child size. The bottle does not need to be squeezed to work and instead uses gravity to push water through the nozzle and into the nasal canal. A water control valve on the bottom of the bottle allows users to control the flow of water with one hand.
Pros: Waterpulse includes a thermometer with their kit, which is especially important for customers who have just had nasal surgery and can’t use extremely cold or hot water when flushing their nasal canal.
Cons: Angle may be awkward for some.
3. Res-Q-Rinse by SinOptim
The 10-fluid-ounce Res-Q-Rinse bottle features an integrated mouthpiece that enables the user to blow the water through the bottle, pushing it into the nasal cavity. The blowing action closes the back of the throat and stops the unpleasant feeling of fluid draining down the back of the throat. Users can also squeeze the bottle to push the water through. Res-Q-Rinse makes a model designed for children and sells their own natural saline solution.
Pros: Thanks to the mouthpiece and squeeze design, users can sit or stand comfortably upright and only tilt their heads slightly when rinsing.
Cons: SinOptim only includes three of their pH-balanced nasal rinse salt packets with the basic kit shown here.