Monday, August 24, 2009

We've Decided to Call it the Nasal Douche

People, I have been sick. And it has been gross. Coughing. Sniffling. Snot everywhere. (Yes, I'm done. Well, mostly.) I reluctantly picked up some cold medicine because I really had to power through a few events that weekend and couldn't do it on my good looks alone. I also, after receiving wise counsel from my friends on Facebook, picked up.........a Neti Pot.

Let's speak frankly here people: It's gross. Possibly grosser than the snot everywhere. But its also, um, kind of addicting. You feel so good after using it! Even if you can't really look yourself in the mirror because you know you didn't look as cute as the smiling girl on Oprah.

Well, David was kind of facinated by the process so I shouldn't have been surprised when I excused myself one day to go use my neti pot, he wanted to watch.

"You can't WATCH me use it! No way!"

"I don't see the problem here."

"It's gross and embarassing and there will be water running out of my nose!"

"Honey, I have seen you give birth to 3 children-this can't be any different."

"Yes, but after those 3 births, I handed you a sweet wonderful and cuddly baby. After I use the neti...........well, that would be something entirely different I would be handing you."


  1. Eeeeeeeeeeew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ew ewwwwwwwwwwww.

  2. Heehee... Matt thinks it's gross too and WON'T watch... even when I ask him to! (Yes, I'm gross like that). I think it's absolutely awesome. Doesn't it just feel so good??? But it IS the weirdest sensation! It SAVED me when I was struck with a terrible cold while prego and couldn't take any drugs! It was my only form of relief!

  3. Hmmm...I've always been curious about these, but haven't been brave enough to try it. There's no way I'd let anyone watch me though! Although my sister who's a nurse would probably want to just b/c she's so fascinated by this kind of stuff.

  4. Now that's funny! Thanks for putting the link on Facebook.

  5. I have always wanted to use one.....

    same with an inhaler. They just both seem so cool. =)

    Sorry you've been sick!!!

  6. I use this occasionally. A friend got it for me when I had a sinus infection. I was veerrryyy skeptical, but it really does help! Hope you're feeling better.

  7. How exactly does this work? And do you not feel like you are drowning?

    And what part of "Two become One" does David not understand?!

  8. the nasal douche. HILARIOUS... but it's such a great investment.

  9. Christian, our German brother-in-law swears by it as well. There, it's called a nosen douche!! he he!

    Let me known if you can't link to this page... but the pic really is priceless... Yjis Note is from a friend. She was obviously not thrilled with the pot! :)

    Hook, Line, and SinkerShare

    Sunday, November 23, 2008 at 11:05am

    I was bewildered by a flyer from Bed, Bath and Beyond which advertised a Nasal Cleansing "Neti" Pot for $19.99. I was so stunned, that I cut it out to contemplate it at my leisure. After I showed it to Isaiah, Talia came running into the room.

    "Can I see the woman sticking the teapot up her nose?" she asked. I held it out to her. She wrinkled her nose in disgust. "Gwoss. She would get snot on it! ... And a booger." She studied it curiously. "Why is she happy?"

    I don't know why she's happy. I can't imagine why, in fact.

    The caption says, "For chemical free cleaning of nasal passages. Reduce pollen and allergens in sinus passages." Maybe I'm a fool, but I didn't realize that most of us were "chemically" cleaning our nostrils, and needed this expensive natural drowning alternative.

    The crowning jewel of this ad, though, is the small inset picture of a smiling brunette demonstrating the device. It has a caption: "Pour into nostril." Water is running out her other nostril and down her face.

    What floors me is that a nose teapot for $19.99 is the bait that Bed, Bath and Beyond thought would lure me into the store to spend money. No wonder our economy is headed down. Can I offer you a piece of advice, as a friend? If this appeals to you, save yourself twenty bucks, and dump a little water up your nose with your regular teapot.

    Nasal Cleansing "Neti" Pot
    - For chemical free cleaning of nasal passages
    - Reduce pollen and allergens in sinus passages

    And, under the inset: Pour into nostril

  11. Why don't you post a nasal douche with a how-to & step by step pictures, B??

    heee-hee. you're a funny lady :)

  12. I have one of these, it's blue, my Mother pretty much forced me into getting it while she was here on vacation and I had a sinus infection. It was the strangest feeling in the world, it felt like that water was going to come out of my eyes. I couldn't stop laughing and while reading your post I just laughed so loud my husband came and asked if everything was ok. Thanks for reminding me why I keep it hidden on a shelf out of sight.