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Saline Nasal Spray with Yarrow, Horsetail & Calendula

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4 oz distilled water

1 tsp horsetail, dried or fresh

1 tsp yarrow, dried or fresh

1 tsp calendula, dried or fresh

1/8 tsp – 1/4 tsp non iodized salt (I used pink Himalayan) *

1/4 tsp xylitol powder


  1. Place herbs into a small glass jar and add 1/2 cup of hot water, just off the boil. Cover and allow to steep for 5 or 10 minutes.
  2. Strain out the herbs, making certain all traces of plant matter are removed.
  3. Stir in salt and xylitol (if using) until fully dissolved.
  4. When your solution is completely cooled, fill your nasal spray bottle.
  5. This recipe actually makes enough to fill a few 1-oz bottles. Make a bottle for each family member or store excess product in the refrigerator for up to a week. Nasal sprays should also be stored in the refrigerator between uses and discarded within a week. ♥


For children younger than five years old, use an isotonic solution of no more than 1% (1/8 tsp salt)

I recommend glass containers for storing homemade lotions and potions. Glass doesn’t leach chemicals and it’s easier to clean/sterilize after the product is used up and you’re ready to refill.

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