I am attempting to make my own 3% saline for inhalation this evening and I thought I would share my recipe I received from a fellow CFer, Tara. It is cooling down right now so we will see how it works tomorrow night. Hopefully I done good LOL
1. Sea Salt (without Iodine)
-you can find this at your grocery store
2. Gallon of Distilled Water
-again, found at the grocery store
3. 1 Liter bottle
-Look at your drugstore. You want one that is thick enough to hold hot water without melting the plastic
4. Pot to boil the water
5. Measuring spoons (teaspoon) *note 1 gram sea salt is approximately equal to 1 teaspoon sea salt
For 7% saline you add 7 grams of sea salt to 1 Liter of distilled water. (technically you should also add 7 extra teaspoons of water to get exactly 7% solution.) Mix the water and the sea salt. Bring it to a boil and then let it cool. You can even do this in the microwave for added convenience!
Store the bottle in fridge, tightly sealed
I would recommend making a new batch once a week. I would also recommend pouring from a new bottle of distilled water each week. It's very cheap and very easy. And if you want a stronger or weaker concentration just change the amount of sea salt. For example, for 3% solution use 3 grams sea salt in 1 liter of water. For 10% solution, use 10 grams sea salt in 1 liter of water.