Friday, February 24, 2012

What is a Neti Pot?

This cute litte pot is not used for watering your plants, nor is it used to conjure a genie!  Nope, it is used to help with sinus issues!  These adorable little pots have been featured on the Oprah show with Dr. Oz as well as other major television shows.  What is all the fuss about you ask?

This is an ancient practice in which the nasal cavity is washed to flush out excess mucas and debris from the nose and sinuses. Nasal cleansing began as an ayurvedic medicine technique in ancient India. The practice is generally well-tolerated and beneficial with only minor side effects.

According to its advocates, nasal irrigation promotes good sinus and nasal health. Patients with chronic sinusitis including symptoms of facial pain, headache, allergies, etc, often find nasal irrigation to provide effective relief. In published studies, "daily hypertonic saline nasal irrigation improves sinus-related quality of life, decreases symptoms, and decreases medication use in patients with frequent sinusitis," and irrigation is recommended as an adjunctive treatment for chronic sinonasal symptoms. But in most cases it is not necessary to use daily, just as needed. However, if you are unable to blow your nose, you should not use a Neti Pot.

Basically, sea salt or non-iodized salt is mixed with tepid, distilled water, if it is too cold or hot it will be uncomfortable.NEVER use hot or cold water. Follow the directions that come with your Neti Pot! Tilt your head to the side and let the mixture flow easily from your upper nostril and out the lower nostril. According to directions you should breath through your nose during the process. Then gently exhale several times when you finish to clear your sinus passages.

Overall, what we have learned; is using the Neti Pot can help relieve sinus symptoms naturally, which we love!  Please understand, we are not experts or Dr's ourselves and urge you to investigate any source of healing before making a choice that is right for you. We just want to share alternative ways of feeling better that may not require the chemicals most of us turn to, but at time are necessary. Good luck finding the right solution for you and maybe this will help in some way!

*We will not be held liable for any usage of these products.While Neti Pots are deemed safe when using correctly,  Use at your own determination and risk.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Here We Go Again

And as it were...we were back in the Dr.'s office this morning.  Hoping once again to hear a better report.  Happy to say little man is looking good!  Ears are clear and he is ready to roll.  Princess pretty face however, not so much!  I can preface this by telling you we have been to the Dr. probably 12 times since September and hospitialized once.  Before this time we have never been sick in our little lives!  The culprit?  We started Pre-K in the fall. I had no idea this would mean school uniforms, shoes, book bags and 10 gallons of hand sanitizer!  The other children have weathered a bit better, I must add they started school prior and most moms have assured me this is routine and it will get better.  I do not remember as a child having these issues nor did my friends.  Have bugs gotten that much worse over the years or have they morphed into something new?  Are the over the counter meds just not working or are we that weak on immunity? Im heading to my natural healing books to look into this further.  I pray this is the last round and hopefully, I will find some natural healing information that will facilitate this process. If you have experienced similar issues, feel free to chime in! 

Friday, February 10, 2012


Happy Friday!  Welcome to our NEW Blog!  I look forward to sharing ALL THINGS Yummy with you!  While we specialize in All Natural Bath and Body products which you can find at; we hope to also share Yummy recipes for DIY beauty treatments as well as Food and drink!  Welcome and we wish you all a YUMMY day!