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Beauty Review: SinuCleanse neti pot and giveaway! - Clumps of Mascara
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Beauty Review: SinuCleanse neti pot and giveaway!

Very rarely do I have to do disclaimers on my posts but for those of y’all that are squeamish about liquid going up and out of the nose, you may not want to read any further. I have pictures showing it alllll.

Yep, I love you too. :)

For those of y’all that have hung around, allow me to share with you the power that is the neti pot.

Looks like Aladdin’s genie lamp 2010, uh? While an actual genie won’t pop out and grant you three wishes, the neti pot does provide an insane amount of nasal and sinus relief.

I know what you’re thinking…WHAT in the world does this have to do with beauty? I’ll tell you what’s not beautiful, sinus migraines and under eye discoloration; two things that regularly using a neti pot can alleviate. Follow me as we take a journey up my nose. Literally.
So how does a neti pot work?
For starters, nasal irrigation or the flushing out of mucus and debris from the nasal cavity and sinuses is not a new concept. Its origin began in India and South East Asia and has been around for centuries. (source) The concept is simple. Using warm water and saline solution in your neti pot, you simply tilt your head and allow the solution to go up one nostril and out of the other.

Looks weird, uh? Wellll OBviously, it’s not done at the dinner table on a date but as needed in the comfort of a bathroom.

Saline solution comes with your neti pot and they can also be purchased separately.

But don’t be cheap like me and try to use half a packet of a saline solution. It burns like the dickens! I was screaming for Mommy and Daddy when I accidentally did that. No bueno.

Neti pot instructions….

OMG, what if I choke?
You won’t. Unless, of course you panic. But then again, the same could be said for drinking a glass of water. The key to using the neti pot is to relax. Don’t rush, don’t hold your breath and don’t swallow 4 times in one second. I find that making the K-sound (as in kite) really helps me from accidentally swallowing the water.

Uh, what comes out of your nose?
Boogers. LOL, I’m kidding. Once the saline solution travels from one nostril, through your sinuses and out of the other nostril, you won’t see much of anything except perhaps mucus and saline solution. I’ve seen lint (maybe from a towel or pillowcase) before.

Wait, what’s the point of this again? Who can benefit from using a neti pot?
Anyone! We brush our teeth, clean our ears and bathe on a regular, why not clean out the nasal passage every now and then? It has also been said that using a neti pot can help diminish under eye circles and can alleviate stuffy noses. I’ve used my neti pot with stuffy noses but it doesn’t seem to work. If one nostril is all stuffed up, the water has no where to go. Opps! And while I don’t have allergies, I can only imagine how golden a neti pot would be for allergy sufferers. As a chronic sinus headache suffer, the neti pot has changed my life. I always look at holistic, herbal and homeopathic remedies before OTC and prescribed medication so the neti pot is right up my alley.

And you shouldn’t use it every day. Too much of a good thing can be a bad thing. I use mine at least 3 times a week.

I want one!
You can get the SinuCleanse neti pot at most drugstores and natural food stores. They are super easy to find and will run you about $11.99 USD. Aaaand, you can try and win one from me. I love my neti pot so much that I decided to give TWO readers a chance to snag one of their own.

Here’s what you have to do:

 

Leave a comment telling me why you would like a neti pot
 AND your email address in THIS POST ONLY. You must be following
Clumps on either Facebook or Twitter to be eligible.
Zee Rules:
-For U.S. readers only
-Contest ends  Monday, August 30, 2010 at 12:00 pm EST
-Have you won a giveaway within the past 6 months? Give someone else a chance, homie.
-Winner will be selected at random
-Family members/personal friends of B are not eligible
-In the event that a winner does not respond in 3 days, another person will be selected

 If you have any questions, email me at Brittany@ClumpsOfMascara.com. Good luck!

 

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  • Christie May

    I would LOVE to try neti pot am a chronice sinus ha and allergy sufferer with dark circles under my eyes!

  • xoxotara

    This post is AWESOME.

    I have awful sinus problems but I've held off on buying a new neti pot because I'm a broke college student. My old one bit the dust a year prior.

    Yay for spreading the neti pot word! (Lol @ the sad Hello Kitty as well)

    Oh! My email? xoxotaratara [at] gmail [dot] com.

  • Lola Gets

    Hi! I am following you on Twitter and I am loving it!

    I would love a Neti Pot because I have suffered from sinus headaches for some 20+ years. At this point in my life, I find that the only way to avoid them is to 1) Take Sudafed all the time or 2) Wear a hat all the time. I have an "at home" indoor hat and an "at work" indoor hat. I sleep in a freaking hat, even in the summer! And yet I still suffer from sinus headaches.

    Ive heard of the Neti pot before, but have been afraid to try it. If I were to win this contest, I would put the Neti pot to good use, and hopefully Id see few sinus issues in the future!

    Thanks
    L

    lolagetslife@gmail.com

  • tanya904

    I like Clumps on facebook as (Tanya Riley) I would like to try this out because I have heard before that it really works. It seems natural and better than taking a bunch of sinus medications that don't do any good most of the time.
    tanyainjville@yahoo.com

  • Andi

    I've heard these are great for people with allergies, like me, and I would love to try it out! Thanks!

    orale.chido80[at]gmail[dot]com

  • Beauty H2T

    ahh my flat mate is obsessed by his one! i have never known anyone else to use it. I cannot wait to show him your snaps :)

    Bx

  • Rachael

    I would love this! My seasonal allergies are awful…
    I made it through springtime this year without too many bad episodes; however now that fall is peeking around the corner, it has been bad.
    My nose has been stuffy and my eyes are always watery, I look a hot mess right now!
    Thanks for the giveaway:)

  • Amour

    Hey B,
    Although I live in pretty much a dry climate I definitely suffer from hay-fever and allergies. I'd love to own the neti pot because it seems like cleansing my nasal passage will alleviate some of the pressure off my sinuses. I know it's not a cure all but what ever I can try that doesn't make my heart race like nasal spray is good with me.

  • jilliandanica

    I've always been curious about these things! Your demo is awesome!

  • Sarah

    You just seriously enlightened my day with those pics!

  • Lavendar

    Yes! The neti pot is fantastic! I just can't believe you took pics B. DH and I have been using this for a couple of years, but the pics still creep me out. LOL Make sure your readers know not to share with friends and family….each person should have their own. Ewww B..you took pics! LOL

  • ChickAdvisor

    This is so hilarious. I'm dying over here. Love it!!

  • Deidra

    Hi…I have wanted a netti pot for ages and was so excited thinking was going a free one through a advertisement only to receive a crazy squeeze bottle instead of the netti pot. I was so close to the great netti pot experience…lol

  • Michele

    I would love to try a neti pot. As someone who's starting to study and practice a holistic lifestyle, this would be a great addition to my new collection. I follow you on FB as (Michele Kernisan)….here's my email address mzfoxydiva@aol.com

  • Ethnic Cosmetics

    LOL I can't believe you took pics either! This is too cute.

    There's been some controversy over the neti pots of late.

    You could probably accomplish the flushing with some saline, water and a mini turkey baster :-)

    Michelle

  • Brittany

    Wow Brittany does action shots too! lol
    I really want to try this. My nose gets really stuffy when the seasons begin to change. This could alleviate that.

  • Miss M

    I have one, but I don't use it nearly as much as I should. Thanks for reminding me of the benefits!

  • Cheri V

    I would love to win the Neti Pot because my little sister just had nasal surgery because of her sinus problems and her doctor said that getting a Neti Pot will help her alot.
    Btw thanks for showing how it works. Keep up the great work B!

    esperanza4eva@gmail.com

  • BeautyMaven

    Ah! This is so great!! I remember reading about Mandy Moore using one and I've been curious since then~

    I would like to try the neti pot because 1. I have dark circles, 2. I always feel stuffy in my sinuses and 3. I hate medicine too, B!

    Awesome post! I like it!!
    cdthompson8@gmail.com

  • Bee

    i am cracking up @ the pics!

    i want the neti pot because i get allergies something terrible in the spring. maybe this will help

    shar 2 [at] live [dot] com

  • Felicia Edwards

    A clean nose makes a beautiful girl! lol But the SinuCleanse would definitely increase my chances of smelling the greens and pollution on this earth more clearly!

    Felicia Edwards (itsmyboo2@yahoo.com)

  • Shrinky Inky

    you are the fourth person to recommend a neti pot to me in the last month. i'd never even heard of them before and now i get it! I'd love to win one as I suffer from morning nose irritations and this would be a great homeopathic treatment! thanks for the opportunity to win one, and I do follow you on FB. Inkchick AT Gmail DOT com

  • Kris Evolving

    I would like to enter your giveaway. My hubby has been telling me I need to try this for months becuase I suffer from sinus headaches almost daily. I didnt think he knew what he was talking about. I found your post and pics enlightening.

    kspdreamz@yahoo.com
    I follow you on twitter as @kris_evolving

  • GangStarr Girl

    OMG, I neeeeeeeed one of these in my life! I suffer from a nasty allergic condition called "rhinitis." It's the worst. Basically, it's when my nose develops post nasal drip because of the bacteria and allergens in the air that make my life miserable. What happens when I get this "post nasal drip," in simple terms is, the mucous that tries to defend my body leaks from my nose to my throat which causes a vicious dry cough that and NOTHING seems to work other than OTC meds for which I am not an advocate nor can I obtain because I don't have insurance!

    Plus, add the rhinitis to asthma and general allergies…not fun.

    I figured out how to manage most of my asthma and allergy symptoms holistically but like I said, NOTHING really helps with the rhinitis – ie – annoying and sometimes debilitating cough. I'm willing to try the neti pot, seriously!

    Signed, a colored girl at the end of her rainbow when allergies are enuff!

    gangstarrgirl@gmail.com

    P.S. Sorry for writing a book but this post really struck a nerve lol.

  • Anonymous

    I would LOVE to get this Neti Pot…I suffer with allergies and I'm sure it would help alleviate some of the sinus headaches I get. My brother has one and told me it the next best thing to slice bread!

    gerriskid@yahoo.com

  • Me

    I'd use a free neti pot for my baby girl to try to help her with her chronic congestion. She's gonna have her tonsils out but they couldn't get her in until November. Monica Thomas fortunebaby@gmail.com.

  • Ezzie

    I would absolutely LOVE to win one of these neti pots so I can give it to my little brother, because he's been suffering from a stuffy nose for a while now, and none of the allergy medicines seem to work on him :/ he could use a serious sinus cleansing!

  • Anonymous

    I would love to buy this because my sense of smell hasn't been very good lately, and maybe this could help.

    sarah.burnham@rcn.com

  • LolaAM

    Hmm…makes sense. I would like to try it to see if it helps with sinus headaches. lovelolapls@yahoo.com

  • Rui

    I would really like to try the netipot because I suffer from nasal drip from allergens and trust me, it's not pretty or fun.

    It distracts me from sleeping, eating and just bothers all the time in general, so I really want to try this out and hope it'll relieve it a little :)

    Thanks for the opp!

    - ruiying_zhang@hotmail.com

  • Lex aka Elle

    Yay! More allergy sufferers! Yeah too excited =/ but I'm happy to know I'm not alone. Thanks for the review! I was suffering badly from a sinus infection last week (that seems to be recurring and often) and thinking about trying one of these out. I saw the clip of a lady using it on Oprah…but it was Oprah! People say anything to make her happy. I was scared this thing might aid in keeping me stuffed up. When you tried it when your nose was stuffed up, did it make it worst? Forgive me if someone asked this already (I didn't read the comments).

  • sheridan_amazon

    I'd love to win a neti pot because I suffer from severe allergies and would like to try something that can prevent me from having to always pop a Zyrtex or Benadryl.

    lilamazon123@hotmail.com

  • Nickki B.

    I would love to get this neti pot…Since I was 3, I always had sinus problems(post-nasal drip, sinus headaches, congestion..etc)….thanks to my Dad.. I always had sinus infections and having allergies does not help at all either… I really don't want to resort into having three sinus surgeries like my Dad and try any alternatives to alleviate these symptoms that I have ALL YEAR ROUND. Plus I heard some great reviews about this wonderful device.. I really hope it works..If I win, I am sure to do a review on my blog and YouTube…

  • Blythe

    I'm a singer, and the number one thing that hurts my technique is a cloudy nasal passage. If I had a neti pot, I would use it all the time and I would have less "Rough" singing days!!

    blythe.enke@gmail.com

  • Alana

    I would love to have a neti pot because I am tired of having my runny itchy nose get in the way of everything! Interviews, sleeping…you name it! I get sinus headaches and colds. It is so frustrating

    agreen3611@gmail.com

  • Dani

    I use my netipot twice / day. My husband who resisted it for years does to. As recommended by my ENT and his pulmonologist. He has asthma and allergies and constantly gets sinus infections. I have allergies and get sinus infections and whenever I stop using it regularly they come back. I was on vacation overseas and got lazy b/c its not as polluted as NYC where I live – and sure nuff I had a sinus infection 3 days after I got back. So we're back in biz w/ the neti. Its better than all my allergy meds combined.