atlantasouthguy saidI mix regular table salt with some warm water in a big bowl. Then I just scope the water up with my hands and sniff it up my nose.
Reminds me of one of my misadventures. Staying with my sister in 1975, she asked me to look at a leak under her kitchen sink as she left on an errand. I rummaged through some drawers until I found a small pocket flashlight.
But I couldn't make it light. I pointed the bulb end at me so I could see if it was working, as I tried pressing several rubber buttons. Suddenly a solid stream of liquid shot out and went deep up my nose, then sprayed directly into one eye.
I immediately realized it was mace even before the pain hit me. I lunged for the bathroom just as the agony began. But being an Army MP I had been trained to tolerate irritant agents, so I stayed calm and knew what I had to do.
I quickly turned the sink taps on and began filling the bowl, already splashing water on my face and into my eye. When the water got deep enough I plunged my head down and started breathing in the water through my nose. Then I exhaled it, took a breathe of air and began again, acting like a pump. I kept it up for several minutes until the pain subsided.
There was no permanent damage, and I laughed when I told my sister about my mishap after she returned home. So I inadvertently had to snort water up my nose on one occasion, but I haven't done it since, and I don't think I'll try doing it with a neti pot, either.