I’m a member of the ARM & HAMMER Influencer Network and received complimentary product samples to facilitate my review, as well as compensation for my time, but all opinions are my own, as I’ve been a loyal ARM & HAMMER user for years.
One aspect of the cold weather that I don’t like is the dry air. With temps going down into the twenties much of the time, the heater is constantly running, and when I step outside, the cold air is so HARSH! Don’t even get me started on how often I’m shocking myself…
I find my nose and throat are always dry at this time of year. Did you know that a dry nose is more vulnerable to colds and the flu virus? This is because there’s not as much wet mucus in there to catch the icky germs you breathe in. What’s more, having the heat on all the time carries all the dust and allergens through the air and throughout your home! Which leads to even more irritation to your sinuses. We use a humidifier in every bedroom, but I find that for some of us, that isn’t enough.
Unlike my husband, who pops a pain killer for everything and anything, I rarely take medicine. While I’m not opposed to using medication when necessary, I definitely prefer to use natural products if possible! For me, it’s about being comfortable. I find that making myself feel good usually soothes whatever ails me. It may be using a heating pad to ease the pain of menstrual cramps, taking a steamy shower to clear my stuffy nose, or sipping on hot tea when my throat hurts… I try to always go the natural route before I open the medicine cabinet.
Against my better judgement, my husband likes to use a nasal spray with a topical decongestant in it when he’s stuffed up. He says it’s the only way he can sleep at night. The warning on the bottle says to not use it for “more than 3 days” but sometimes he’s used it more. I’ve read that it can become addictive and that freaks me out a little bit. Addicted to a nasal spray? Ugh!
This is why I was happy to learn about ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ Nasal Relief… it’s a drug-free comforting mist that helps clear congestion and soothes dryness associated with colds and allergies. I threw out my husband’s other little bottle, and this now sits on his nightstand:
Take a look at the ingredients: purified water and sodium chloride – also known as salt. No contents (or drugs!) I can’t pronounce, plus it has no side effects and is non-addicting, so it can be used as often as needed… yay! And if you’re really sick, because Simply Saline doesn’t contain any drugs, it can be used in combination with other medicines for faster relief.
How does it work? You can flush and irrigate your nasal passages, which you’d have to do over the sink or in the shower, or just moisturize with a quick spray before bed. Easy peasy. And it’s available in three convenient sizes, so everyone in the family can have their own dispenser, depending on their needs, as I don’t recommend sharing (it could spread infection!)
Why am I paying for… salt water? Well, I’d say the little container it comes in is worth the price. It provides a gentle mist, with the attached adaptable nozzle, and the contents remain sterile throughout its use. You can’t say this about a neti pot or similar nasal rinsing devices… which can be dangerous if not cleaned properly!
We’ll continue to use ARM & HAMMER™ Simply Saline™ Nasal Relief throughout the winter and into the spring allergy season.
Simplify and Save with ARM & HAMMER
When you think of ARM & HAMMER™, you usually think of the little yellow box of baking soda. While that is probably my favorite product, it’s just one of many great things the company makes.
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YOUR TURN: When it comes to cold and flu season, how do you simplify and save?
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