Preparing the nasal wash 1. Mix a 1/4 teaspoon of finely ground non-iodized Neti Pot Salt. Use the purest salt available because impurities in the salt can be irritating. Neti Wash Plus should also be added to help maximize the effect of your sinus rinse. 2. Lean forward and turn your head to one side over the sink, keeping the forehead at the same height as the chin, or slightly higher. 3. Gently insert the spout in the upper nostril so it forms a comfortable seal. 4. Raise the Neti Potâ„¢ gradually so the saline solution flows in through your upper nostril and out of the lower nostril. Breathe through your mouth. 5. When the Neti Potâ„¢ is empty, face the sink and exhale vigorously without pinching the nostrils. 6. Refill the Neti Potâ„¢ and repeat on the other side. Again, exhale vigorously to clear the nasal passages. 7. Do one or more of the recommended exercises to drain any remaining saline solution.