Cheapest place to get a Neti pot in NYC tonight?
October 25, 2017 3:09 PM   Subscribe

I have an unlimited metro card, time, the beginnings of a cold, and not much money. What is the cheapest place I can pick up a Neti pot (plastic or ceramic is fine, the squeeze bottle is not ok) and maybe even the fine salt?

The N/R or 6 trains are best but I’m foolish enough to swap time and legwork for money. (Whole paycheck wants 13.99 for the plastic one. If I can’t get one for say, $10 please tell me to just eat my soup and go to sleep.)
posted by bilabial to Shopping (6 answers total)
Duane Reade has plastic neti pot kits (30 packets of salt included) for iirc ~ $10? It may be a bit over that but since DRs / walgreens blanket the city like a fungus you probably wouldn't have to go far.
posted by halation at 3:19 PM on October 25, 2017 [3 favorites]

Any big drug store. I know they have them in Target at Atlantic Terminal (Brooklyn).
posted by caek at 3:39 PM on October 25, 2017

If you're really wanting to save $, maybe a DIYing a neti pot using a water bottle with a 'sports cap' -- then buying a real one off of Amazon might be your cheapest bet.
posted by suedehead at 3:51 PM on October 25, 2017 [1 favorite]

Walgreens or CVS. Pick up a gallon of distilled water while you're at it. If you decide on the DIY route, look for recipes that use non-iodized salt and baking soda.
posted by dws at 4:23 PM on October 25, 2017 [2 favorites]

Response by poster: I got distilled water and it turned out that Whole Foods had the best price for my limitation (can’t use the squeeze bottle kind). Now I will sleep.
posted by bilabial at 5:01 PM on October 25, 2017 [3 favorites]

All you need is non-iodized salt. I buy canning and pickling salt (just make sure it has nothing else but salt in it). Cheap as dirt.

So glad you can sleep now!
posted by fiercecupcake at 10:09 AM on October 26, 2017

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