First off, I am not a doctor nor have I run this wonderful rinse by him. I personally have used it and I am fine with any risk if there is any.
Basically I am one of those lucky (unlucky) people that get sinus infections pretty easily if I catch a cold. I found a great item about 6 or 7 years ago called a Neti pot and I LOVE it! And me being me, I started making my own saline solution to use with the Neti pot. It has worked wonders but I have found over the last two years it hasn’t helped me as much preventing sinus infections. Maybe I am just getting old, not quite sure. I have done some research on essential oils since I am a fan of them and have them in the house for the product I make. After some studying I devised a saline rinse that works for me. Here it is!
1 cup of water (use drinking water never just tap water)
¼ teaspoon of Salt
Pinch of baking soda (it takes the bite out of the saline sting)
3 drops of lavender
2 drops of rosemary
4 drops of tea tree
4 drops of eucalyptus
I put it in the microwave for not quite 30 secs, most people like it room temperature but I like it just a bit warmer (test it – you don’t want it hot), it seems to be more soothing and less stingy. That is it. I use half the solution for one side of my sinuses using the Neti pot and the other half for the other side.