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Saline solution can be expensive if you need to use it regularly with contact lenses. This is a guide about making your own saline solution.
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February 1, 2011

I checked with an experienced pharmacist on the correct ratio/proportions necessary to make a nasal saline 0.9% isotonic solution. (Isotonic means "same as body" saline levels.) Use 250 ml (1 cup) of distilled water (or purified by boiling 5 minutes then cooled). To this, add 1/3 or 2.25 grams of non-iodized canning or pickling salt.

Note: some sites say anywhere from 1/4 to 1 tsp. The correct proportion to achieve 0.9% is exactly 1/3 teaspoon.

Store in a sealed/covered container for up to 5 days. Use the solution as close to body temperature as possible for better absorption.

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August 15, 20130 found this helpful

This is a guide about homemade saline nasal spray. Saline spray is a great remedy for allergies or a stuffy nose. You can buy it at the store or make your own solution.

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For those of us who tend to use saline solution to calm allergic reactions, this recipe is a great money saver. Combine 1/2 tsp. of sea salt with 1 cup warm water in a bottle with a lid. Add a pinch of baking soda, place the lid on the bottle, and shake. Pour some of the mixture into a nasal spray bottle and you're ready to go. The rest of the mixture can be stored in your medicine cabinet or even in the kitchen so it will be readily available when your spray bottle needs a refill.
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By Marie from West Dundee, IL

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Make Your Own Saline Solution

Don't for get the water has to be boiled first and the bottle sterilized, especially if you're going to store it for any length of time! (12/11/2007)

By Sue

Make Your Own Saline Solution

Actually the water used for making a saline solution should be distilled water available from your local drug store. (12/11/2007)

By Dean

Make Your Own Saline Solution

Make sure that you toss any left over solution after 24 hours so bacteria doesn't grow!! - from a nurse (02/14/2008)

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