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PLEASE READ FIRST How to protect yourself from breathing ozone
What is a nasal irrigation with ozone?
What equipment do you need?
How to put the equipment together and how to use it?
Risks and how to avoid them



Nasal irrigation is the irrigation of the nasal passages with ozonated water or ozonated saline solution. The use of a neti pot is the simplest method.


In order to be able to do nasal irrigations you need:

oxygen + ozone generator + ozonated water + neti pot

Nasal irrigations with ozonated water

Essentially, you're gonna need the same equipment as for the preparation of ozonated water plus a neti pot made of ozone resistant material.

Oxygen source: Either an oxygen tank or an oxygen concentrator can be used. Both the oxygen concentrator and oxygen tank have to allow for oxygen flows between 1/8 LPM and 1/2 LPM. Super low oxygen flows are not necessary to make ozonated water.

Oxygen concentrator: There are several possibilities. One can either use a low flow oxygen concentrator which allows for oxygen flows of 1/8 LPM to 1/2 LPM, which is enough to ozonate water, or one can use a regular oxygen concentrator (which usually allows for oxygen flows of 1/2 to 5 LPM) and attach an external low flow regulator to bring the flow down to 1/4 to 1/8 LPM and so to be able to achieve higher ozone concentrations.

Oxygen tank: You can use either industrial or medical oxygen tanks. Most pediatric regulators allow for flows of 1/8, 1/4, 1/2 LPM and up.

Ozone generator: It should be a generator which uses ozone resistant materials in the air chamber, can be fed oxygen from an oxygen concentrator or an oxygen tank, and can reliably produce stable ozone concentrations at given oxygen flows. Ozonating water can be performed using relatively high ozone output of up to 100 ug/ml or even higher.

Accessories: 1) trap or check valve. A trap is preferable, which is usually an empty humidifier. 2) Water bubbler: this is a glass container which has a water stone attached to its ozone outlet and which allows for the creation of super small ozone bubbles and hence for a better ozone saturation of the water. An ideal water bubbler has also a destructor attached to its outlet so that no excess ozone leaks out and one can remain in the room while the water is being ozonated. 3) Neti pots made of ceramic or glass can be used.



First, connect the equipment as described in the “Ozonated Water” section and prepare the water. If you prefer ozonated saline, just dissolve some salt in the water before ozonating it.

After the water has been sufficiently ozonated, pour it into the neti pot and perform nasal irrigations with it as you would with regular water. Be careful to hold your breath during the procedure in order to not breathe any ozone in.



Risk: Accidentally breathing in ozone

How to avoid it: Hold your breath while you perform nasal irrigation




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  1. Laney

    Hi Paola! 😀

    Maybe you have some insight on my issue; I certainly appreciate any help you can offer. I seem to sometimes lose my sense of smell or it becomes quite muted rather almost to the point where I can’t really smell anything like my nasal passages are “numb” (even when no congestion present) after doing neti with saline ozone.

    What does this mean? To ozonate water, I use a 1/16 flow rate with my Promolife O3 Elite maxed out on both dials (so below 100 at 95) for about 10 minutes with distilled water for my sinus rinse.

    I used to do it twice daily with 3-5 day breaks every couple of weeks but am considering taking a long breather from it because I recently started to become congested (no improvement with ozone rinses – it may actually be causing me to feel plugged up?) and I haven’t used my ceramic neti-pot for 4 days or done any regular saline rinses.

    Also, the congestion is being an issue now (very clear yet very thick), where before, I oddly never noticed any or very little stuffiness before the ozone neti rinses (but it felt incredibly spacious intranasally after my first few times using ozonated saline).

    Am I doing ozonated saline rinses too often? Is the ozone level too high? I kept it under 100 as your article on ozonating water advised.

    Right now, I feel like my sense of smell is a tad off, I’m not really congested (blew most of it out the past week by drinking plenty of tea and broth).

    I’m actually seeing a Rhinologist in a few weeks who will due imaging and visually inspect (I’ve got a long drawn out mycotoxin illness) but I would greatly appreciate any insight from you, since you are the Ozone Goddess.

    Thank you for the informative website! You are a-mazing!!

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Laney,

      I think it is time for a break … you may have overdone it… or maybe it was the combination of saline and high ozone concentration. The saline can react with ozone and produce reactive oxygen species … Maybe use distilled water in the future and just once a week. Those would be my suggestions. Test it out and see how it goes.


  2. Doreen

    Hi Paola,

    Is irritating twice a day with ozone water safe?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Doreen,

      do you mean irrigating?

      If so, yes, it should be safe. Provided you are using a safe level of ozone to ozonated the water?


  3. Andrea

    Can I mix a small amount of ozone olive oil with saline in my neti pot? I have been putting on the inside of my nostrils with immediate draining and relief, however, the source of my problems are further up my sinus! Great website, and thank you for making all this information public.

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Andrea,

      yes you can.

      Or just use ozonated water or saline for the neti pot.

  4. EB

    Does distilled bottled water that has been Ozonated still have ozone in it? Is it safe to use for nasal irrigation? Do I have to hold my breath when using store bought distilled water that has been Ozonated?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi EB,

      the question is how long ago has it been ozonated? If you mean distilled water which has been cleaned with ozone before being bottled and sold, then no this water does not contain any ozone anymore. You need to ozonate it yourself and then you can use it to get any ozone benefit. And yes, you can use it for nasal irrigations.


  5. Janice

    What temperature can the water be?

    • Paola Dziwetzki

      Hi Janice,

      Not warmer than ambient room temperature.

      A good idea is to mix half refrigerated and half ambient temperature water.

      I hope this helps. Let me know how it goes.

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  6. Julie

    I have been using ozonated water in a water pick but I don't hold my breath. Is this dangerous? Am I breathing in ozone?

    • paola d

      Hi Julie,
      you should hold your breath in order to prevent breathing ozone in, yes.


  7. Swisstoph

    Hi Paola
    Your informations are so clear and clever. And sometimes my blood freeses when you speak with Mr. Lahodny or Zozmann!! So couragefull.
    So married with the truth finding.

    My question:
    Why don't you describe the possibility of pure ozone with a surenche into the nouse while holding the inhaled air in the loungs?

    • paola d

      Hi Swisstoph,
      I know of the nasal insufflations protocol, but honestly I am not a big fan.
      The risk of inhaling ozone in too high concentration is substantial in my opinion.
      But it is something I can talk about at some point.
      Thank you for reading my website.

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