March 10, 2010

Neti Wash: Eco Neti Pot from the Himalayan Institute

You've probably heard by now about the benefits of using a Neti Pot to maintain or improve your sinus and your overall health. Dr. Oz of Oprah fame says that using a Neti Pot may even be "more effective than medication." In case you're scratching your head and thinking, "Neti Pot??" click here to read more about these "ceramic pot(s) that look like a cross between a small teapot and Aladdin's magic lamp.

I have decided to jump on the Neti Pot bandwagon, because there have been many times where I'd like to flush out and clean my nasal passages in order to avoid illness -- particularly after a packed birthday party in an enclosed, unventilated space (which is usually a no brainer that I'll get sick).

In my search for the perfect Neti Pot, I wanted to find one that was of course, eco-friendly. And I luckily came across the Himalayan Institute's Eco Neti Pot. It is "made from petroleum-free, non-toxic, natural bioplastic... and it is certified biodegradable and commercially compostable by the Biodegradable Products Institute." Making it an even better choice, "Proceeds from the sales of Himalayan Institute products benefit Himalayan Institute humanitarian, environmental, and educational projects in India, Africa, and worldwide."

After being somewhat tentative because I was fearful of how it would feel, I was able to use the Eco Neti Pot with no problem. It will take me some practice to be able to get the head positioning just so, but I really like that it is lightweight and I think the Aladdin-lamp shape of this Neti Pot makes it easier to use. I highly recommend it!

Read more about Neti Pots in a comprehensive article featuring the Eco Neti Pot on Inhabitots


sheri said...

I bought a neti pot as well since my whole family raves about it. I must say that I spent about half of an hour trying to get my head adjusted correctly so the water doesn't run down the back of my throat or the side of my face. :) If anyone has any great tips I would appreciate it as allergy season is upon us already in Virginia.

Petite Planet said...

Hi Sheri! I know, I had a hard time w/ the head positioning and ended up swallowing some salt water too. ick. I found that when my chin was positioned below my forehead, I had the most success...

leo11m said...

This is a wonderful, safe product. I am five months pregnant and I have been using my neti pot since 5 weeks at the recommendation of my OB, to deal with my horrendous allergies. This is the only thing that gives me some relief!