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9 Best Sinus Rinse Kits Reviewed in 2020 (UK & USA)

How do you flush your sinuses? Learn more about the best sinus rinse kits available with reviews of tested products below

Last updated on 10th Jan 2020 by Rachel

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Product reviews

We researched, purchased and tested some of the best sinus rinse kits currently to find what we believe to be the best sinus rinse kits in the UK, creating our top 7 that we’ve reviewed in detail further down the page.

Our testing team took many important factors into consideration, including: how effective the kit is in clearing sinuses, how easy each kit is to use, the special ingredients included and the materials used in the kit, to create our top 7.
The rinse kit that stood out most for us is the ChitoRhino Nasal & Sinus Rinse Kit.
This CleanWash bottle included in this kit ensures there isn’t any backflow, and nor will you need to remove the bottle from your nostril in order to let the air in.
The salt in this kit also includes chitosan (which has many health benefits) that no other kit has to offer.
We’ve created a table below that compares all the best sinus rinse kits that we reviewed.
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    ChitoRhino Nasal & Sinus Rinse Kit Review

    The ChitoRhino Nasal & Sinus Rinse Kit features 30 sachets of ph-balanced saline solution, which includes xylitol, natural salts and chitosan (Chitosan is a biopolymer that is known for its antibacterial, antifungal and anti-inflammatory properties).

    The delivery bottle that comes along with the kit is really easy to wash and rinse, and the CleanWash bottle features a one-way fluid valve that stops backflow.

    Furthermore, it also features a one way air valve that allows you to rinse your nostrils without having the need to remove the nozzle from your nostril.

    The Good
    • The presence of Chitosan in the saline solution
    • The one way fluid and air valves on the bottle are really convenient and make it easy to use this kit
    • We found it really effective at clearing nasal passages
    The Bad
    • Nothing!
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    Himalayan Chandra Sinus Cleansing System Review

    The Himalayan Chandra Sinus Cleansing System features a Ceramic Neti Pot, Neti Wash Plus 60 ml bottle, and Neti Pot Salt 295 ml jar, and this cleansing system has been used in Ayurvedic medical practices for a really long time.

    The lotus shape of the pot is designed to produce the ideal flow rate for cleansing the sinus passage, while the 99.99% pure USP grade salt is the purest salt available in the market and makes the sinus cleansing system even more efficient.

    It’s also non-iodized and doesn’t contain any additives or caking agents.

    Neti Wash Plus is a mixture of 5 herbal extracts including Peppermint, Menthol and Eucalyptus. Xylitol is also found in the mixture which inhibits certain bacterial growth.

     

     

    The Good
    • Kit includes everything (Neti pot, Neti wash and salt) so no need to buy supplement ingredients
    • Neti Wash contains healthy, natural herbal extracts
    • The design and effectiveness of the lotus pot
    The Bad
    • One of our testers commented that the Ceramic Neti pot is heavier compared to plastic Neti pots (so depends on your preference)
    • The spout is quite big compared to other cleaning kits, so possibly not suitable for people with smaller nostrils
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    Squip NasaKleen Nasal Irrigation System Review

    The Squip NasaKleen Nasal Irrigation System comes with 50 saline sachets.

    The nasal tip is made of super soft Latex-free material, which makes it comfortable to use, and the easy-grip handle is designed to help a user position their head and neck correctly to ensure the solution is effective in clearing the nasal passage.

    Furthermore, the single squeeze action makes the application a lot easier.

     

    The Good
    • Includes soft Latex-free medical grade nasal tip, which our testers found comfortable
    • This sinus relief product comes with pre-measured saline sachets ready for immediate use.
    • The easy grip handle was useful
    The Bad
    • One member of our testing team found that the product couldn’t withstand boiling water during sterilisation.
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    NeilMed Sinus Rinse Starter Kit Review

    The NeilMed Sinus Rinse Starter Kit is an all natural saline wash that is available in different concentrations – isotonic, hypertonic, and pediatric. It uses a low pressure but high volume application approach.

    The sinus rinse mix contains sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate mixture, which is free of preservatives and iodine that can cause nose burning and irritation.

     

    The Good
    • The premixed rinse solutions comes in different concentrations e.g isotonic, hypertonic and pediatric, with full details of each, their differences and benefits in the instructions
    • Easy to use
    • Effective in clearing nasal passages
    The Bad
    • It’s expensive compared to other kits available that are just as easy to use and effective
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    Squip Nasaline Nasal Irrigator Review

    The Squip Nasaline Nasal Irrigator features 10 saline solution sachets and a syringe, which is made of Latex-free medical grade silicone for extra comfort.

    The syringe style delivery system allows better flow control and prevents backflow during the rinsing process, and this particular kit is really easy to clean.

    The Good
    • Latex-free Silicone nozzle
    • Anti-backflow delivery system
    • How easy it is to use
    • How easy it is to clean
    The Bad
    • Nothing!
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    NeilMed Sinus Rinse Paediatric Kit Review

    The NeilMed Sinus Rinse Paediatric Kit is specifically for kids and is suitable for ages 4 and older.

    It features 60 premixed salt sachets of sodium chloride and sodium bicarbonate, which can each create 7,200 ml of solution, and the kit also features a squeeze bottle of 120 ml capacity. This particular kit also helps combat nasal allergies and dryness.

    The Good
    • A kit specifically adapted for kids!
    • Premixed salt sachets for ease of use
    The Bad
    • Nothing!
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Side-by-side

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ChitoRhino Nasal & Sinus Rinse Kit Review

  • The presence of Chitosan in the saline solution
  • The one way fluid and air valves on the bottle are really convenient and make it easy to use this kit
  • We found it really effective at clearing nasal passages
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Himalayan Chandra Sinus Cleansing System Review

  • Kit includes everything (Neti pot, Neti wash and salt) so no need to buy supplement ingredients
  • Neti Wash contains healthy, natural herbal extracts
  • The design and effectiveness of the lotus pot
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Squip NasaKleen Nasal Irrigation System Review

  • Includes soft Latex-free medical grade nasal tip, which our testers found comfortable
  • This sinus relief product comes with pre-measured saline sachets ready for immediate use.
  • The easy grip handle was useful
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NeilMed Sinus Rinse Starter Kit Review

  • The premixed rinse solutions comes in different concentrations e.g isotonic, hypertonic and pediatric, with full details of each, their differences and benefits in the instructions
  • Easy to use
  • Effective in clearing nasal passages
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Squip Nasaline Nasal Irrigator Review

  • Latex-free Silicone nozzle
  • Anti-backflow delivery system
  • How easy it is to use
  • How easy it is to clean
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NeilMed Sinus Rinse Paediatric Kit Review

  • A kit specifically adapted for kids!
  • Premixed salt sachets for ease of use
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Frequently asked questions

What are the best sinus rinse kits?

The research done by our testing team suggests that the ChitoRhino Nasal & Sinus Rinse Kit and the Himalayan Chanda Sinus Cleansing System are the best sinus rinse kits currently available in the market.

The ChitoRhino offers a Chitson-infused saline solution and the Himalayan Chanda offers a ceramic Neti pot and 283 gm salt jar that can be converted into a saline solution.

We’ve produced a more in-depth review of each of these products explaining why they’re our top picks, so feel free to check them out for more info.

 

What are the advantages and disadvantages of using a nasal cleaner?

Advantages:

If the rinse kits are effective for you, you’ll need less frequent visits to the doctor.

You’ll have a good night’s sleep because of having the ability to breath through your nose.

You’ll make less noise while eating due to having to breath through your mouth.

Doctors themselves often use saline nasal irrigators to lessen the use of decongestants and steroid nasal sprays.

Disadvantages:

Nasal mucus also contains immune elements with antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties that can be washed away by the saline water. Read all instructions carefully before using, regardless of which product you choose to buy.

What’s the best nasal rinse system for a baby or toddler?

The NeilMed Sinus Rinse Paediatric Kit is specifically for children. It comes with a 120 ml capacity squeeze bottle and 60 premixed packets.

It helps combat symptoms such nasal allergies, sinus problems, nasal dryness, flu and cold nasal symptoms.

What are the side effects of using a nasal irrigation kit?

When the saline solution washes away bad mucus, it can also dilute very important immune elements, including useful antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal properties, so health experts recommend using it in moderation for not more than one to three times a week.

It is also recommended to always keep your nasal irrigation kit clean in order to avoid bacterial growth.

Keeping it forever is also not a good idea, and it should be replaced every three months, just like a toothbrush.

What’s the best homemade recipe for a sinus cleaning solution?

Our researchers came up with an ideal homemade saline solution using three ingredients: 3 teaspoons of non-iodide salt, 1 teaspoon baking soda, 8 ounces (1 cup) lukewarm distilled or boiled water, all mixed together in a clean container.

(Try a weaker solution if you feel a burning sensation when you re-use the kit after cleaning.)

Can using a sinus rinse kit cause an ear infection?

Yes. Improperly using a sinus rinse kit can cause an ear infection, but the possibility of having an ear infection due to the use of sinus rinse kit can be avoided by proper head positioning during nasal rinsing.

It’s also really important to follow all the instructions with whatever brand sinus rinse kit you buy, and to keep the kit as clean as possible.