Ancient Secrets Nasal Cleansing Pot is the ideal answer for cleansing and
moisturizing of nasal passages. You need only follow the simple directions
inside to prepare the saline solution used to rinse through your nostrils.
This gentle and effective technique of nasal irrigation is widely recommended by
practitioners of yoga and ayurveda world-wide as a wonderful way to improve your
overall feeling of well-being.
Many people practice Neti on a daily basis to keep their nasal passages clean
and moisturized. Most find it a soothing and pleasant practice once they try
If you are one of the many people who find that your nasal passages are blocked
as a result of the effects of pollution, dust, pollen and other irritants, you
may find this simple cleansing and moisturizing technique of invaluable benefit
The practice of nasal washing, known as Neti, has been used by practitioners of
Yoga & Ayurveda in India for hundreds, if not thousands of years. Neti is one
the six purification techniques undertaken prior to the practice of yoga to help
prepare the body. Some yoga teachers consider it valuable in cleansing the
energy channels and balancing the right and left hemispheres as the foundation
upon with true yogic practice can come to fruition. Lukewarm water is used to
gently open up and moisturize the nasal passages. Use of the neti pot is
recommended to ease this process.
1. Prepare the Saline Solution
Generally most people find that non-iodized table salt is the best
source of the salt for mixing the saline solution. We do not recommend
the use of sea salt as it is sometimes too strong and may irritate.
Mix approximately 1/4 teaspoon of fine table salt into about 1 cup
(8 oz.) of warm water, until it is fully dissolved. The water should
be warm, but not hot. It should feel pleasantly warm to the touch
so as to not irritate your nasal passages with either too hot or too
cold water. Never use either HOT or COLD water. You may prefer
to use bottled water if your local water supply is too hard or has
chemicals or an unappealing taste.
2. Fill your Nasal Cleansing Pot
Once you have the saline solution mixed, pour it into the Nasal
Cleansing Pot. You may choose to actually mix it right in the pot
to save a step.
3. The Process of Nasal Cleansing
• Nasal Cleansing is best done as part of a regular hygiene routine.
As you will have saline water flowing and mucus being discharged,
it is best to practice this process over a sink or basin.
• Tilt your head to the side as shown. You will notice that when
you get the proper angle, the water will flow easily from the upper
nostril and out the lower nostril. It takes just a little bit of practice
to get it just right. This is the most important factor in a successful
nasal wash. Don’t be afraid to adjust your head slightly to get the
most comfortable angle for your own personal practice. You
should find that having your forehead angling slightly downward
and sideways will be just about right.
• Insert spout of Nasal Cleansing Pot gently into the raised nostril
and create a seal between the Pot and your nostril.
• Raise the Nasal Cleansing Pot slowly to develop a steady flow of
saline solution through the upper nostril and out the lower nostril.
You are in total control of the flow of the saline water by the way
you hold the pot. The higher you hold it, the faster the flow. Try to
find the right flow just for you by raising the pot slowly while you
hold your head in the correct position.
• During the process breathe through your mouth. The angle of
your head is important to allow you to breath easily through your
mouth during the process. If you do not have sufficient angle, you
will find water draining into your mouth. If this happens as you
get to know the process, simply adjust the angle of your head to
bring the forehead more or less in line with your chin and start
• One Good Tip: You should be able to see the sink drain out of
the corner of your eye when angled properly.
• Upon completion of the process, exhale gently several times to
clear the nasal passages. You may want to use a tissue to catch
any excess mucus.
• Reverse the tilt of your head and repeat the process on the other
side. Some people find they can clear both sides with one pot full
of saline solution, but most people prefer using an entire potful
for each nostril.
• Once you get into practice, the entire process only takes a
couple of minutes.
4. Completion of the Process
• It is beneficial to do some simple gentle exhalation blowing
through both of your nostrils after completion. Either do this over
a sink or into a tissue. Be sure to not close off your nostrils as
you blow as you are trying to expel the excess solution and any
• Some people find it beneficial to do some side or
forward bending to allow easier drainage. Experiment with this to
find out what works best for you.
5. Cleaning your Nasal Cleansing Pot
After use, simply wash out the pot with warm water and dish
soap and rinse away all soap and other residues. We have made
our device out of sturdy food-grade HDPE plastic so that it is
dishwasher safe if you prefer.
Never use either hot or cold water. If you are unable to blow your nose, you should not use this product except under specific care and recommendation of your health care practitioner. Children using this product should be aided by a responsible adult. As with your toothbrush, do not share your Nasal Cleansing Pot with others. If you have any chronic illness or health conditon, or if you experience any kind of discomfort or nosebleed, do not use this product except under the specific guidance of your health care practitioner. Do not use this product before consulting a physician if you have a new or acute ear infection. If you have had ear surgery please contact your physician prior to use of this product. Stop use and contact your physician if you experience pressure in your ears while using. If you are suffering from any disease or illness, be sure to consult your health care practitioner