Sinus Sister snorts the good stuff
It has been suggested that a certain sneezer you know is addicted to her nasal spray. Furthermore, it is alleged that said sneezer gets really grumpy when the backlash hits. Okay, okay. Begrudgingly, I decide to call off the chemicals and try a few alternative products.
Enter SinuSoothe. According to the web site, it’s “ZINC FREE, 100% natural and contains no chemicals, additives or preservatives”. Oh brother. Isn’t “100% natural” code for 100% lame? But I’ll try to keep an open mind, for the sake of my mucous membranes. The active ingredients have anti-allergenic, anti-bacterial, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-histamine, anti-inflammatory, ant-septic, anti-viral, decongestant, expectorant and pain relieving properties. Now we’re talking!
But what are the active ingredients? Let’s see….opening the box, I was delighted to find a small, one-sided piece of paper accompanying the spray bottle. Where’s the fine-print document written by liability lawyers? SinuSoothe clearly has nothing to hide. The active ingredients are stated plainly: essential oils of cinnamon, cumin, frankincense, ginger, manuka, tea tree and tumeric diluted in an isotonic saline solution. This sounds like something that goes in your mouth, not up your nose.
After giving the bottle a shake, I inserted the tip into my nostril and snorted while spraying. A tingling sensation was instantaneous, but not unpleasant. No stinging. No burning. Just….breathing.