How to Use Our Sea Salt

How to Use Our Sea Salt

Our French Atlantic Sea Salt, hand harvested in the pristine waters off Brittany, has trace minerals that aid in healing.



Learn how to use Baraka Neti Pots French Atlantic Sea Salt for everyday sinus maintenance, allergies or chronic sinus conditions.

ISOTONIC RINSE

For everyday maintenance, allergies or chronic conditions:

  1. Place a heaping ½ teaspoon in your neti pot with 10 oz.of distilled or boiled water – cooled to room temperature.
  2. Stir thoroughly and run 5 oz. through each nostril. (See our Neti Pot instructions for step-by-step instructions in using a neti pot.)

HYPERTONIC RINSE

To kick colds and reduce inflammation:

Rinse with twice the amount of salt!

  1. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of salt in your neti pot with 10 oz.of distilled or boiled water – cooled to room temperature.
  2. Stir thoroughly and run 5 oz. through each nostril. (See our Neti Pot instructions for step-by-step instructions in using a neti pot.)
  3. Try doing this 2 to 3 times a day.

Doubling the salt creates a hypertonic rinse to reduce inflammation and liquefy mucous. How? There is more salt in a hypertonic rinse than in the cell walls of your sinuses. This changes the osmotic pressure, drawing out excess water that is creating the swelling and inflammation. As a result, pressure and congestion in your sinuses are relieved quickly.

Does using extra salt burn?

Adding extra salt still keeps the saline solution in a comfortable alkaline range. You may notice the difference from your regular isotonic solution, but it shouldn’t sting or burn. NOTE:  Used over a period of time, the extra salt in a hypertonic rinse could dry out your sinuses. In some cases this is beneficial and in other cases it may create too much dryness.

(Note: Rinsing with a heaping 1/2 teaspoon of salt (recommended for general maintenance) creates a saline rinse that is close to your body’s pH and is called an isotonic rinse.)

For faster relief from colds, also try our Infused Salt Rinse.

Q. What if I experience discomfort?

A.  Adjust the amount of salt. In our experience, people use too little salt. Also, try tilting your head a little more or less. Experiment until you find what works best for you. Don’t give up! Neti rinsing really works.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent disease.


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