I haven't tried either of these recipe's yet. I'm going to though! I've seen Fred get addicted to Afrin and it was awful!! His nose swelled shut! Let me know if you try it before I do!
The Hydrogen Peroxide Nasal Spray
Dump out the stuff that came in one of the nasal spray bottles and make your own 1.5% hydrogen peroxide nasal spray. It is impossible for me to describe how good this formula is!! It will clean out your sinusus unlike anything else you have ever seen.
Essentially put 1 tablespoon of 3% hyrdogen peroxide into the spray bottle and then put 1 tablespoon of water in the spray bottle. This will make a 1.5% formula. At times it may sting (depending on what you have been doing before you started using it), but keep using it, it is an amazing product.
By the way, if you get a chance to buy a nasal inhaler with 1.5% hydrogen peroxide in it, don't buy it unless it comes with at least a quart of 1.5% hydrogen peroxide on the side. You are going to go through a lot of this stuff because it is so good. (I'm not sure what this is?)
The Essential Oil Nasal Spray
Dump out the stuff that was in the other nasal spray bottle (well, actually you can use it until the essential oils arrive). Since I have not had the chance to experiment with different formulas of essential oils (the vendor is very slow to ship), I would start with Eucalyptus and Marjoram. You can, at your leisure, experiment with other formulas (let me know what you find out), but remember that peppermint may burn, so start much with much smaller doses of it.
(Note... he was buying from Young living essential oils. I've had the same experience with slow and incorrect shipping and a difficult return policy .... that's why I buy from Doterra now!)
Here is the formula: 1 TEASPOON of Eucalyptus, 1 TEASPOON of Marjoram and 1 TABLESPOON of water. If it burns too much, then cut back on the essential oils. This formula will keep your sinuses open for several hours at a time AFTER you clear out your nose with the hydrogen peroxide nasal spray.
After you have completely cleaned out your nasal passages with the hydrogen peroxide nasal spray, then spray exactly two sprays of the essential oil nasal spray in each nostril. After spraying each nostril twice, do NOT blow your nose for at least 5 minutes. Then you may blow your nose very, very gently to get rid of any excess liquid. This should (depending on your formula) keep your nose open for several hours.
Note: While I was using these two types of nasal sprays, I did experience some bleeding in my sinuses. However, I do not think the hydrogen peroxide was what caused the bleeding. I had been using Afrin, a decongestant, a steroid nasal spray, antibiotics, cortisone, a mucus buster and a whole host of alternative treatments. 3% hydrogen peroxide is a common disinfectant, so I doubt 1.5% hydrogen peroxide would cause any problems, but it is a SUPERB nasal spray!!