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Isabella "Betti" Jones is a professional fitness trainer, health educator and E-RYT 500 Certified Yoga Alliance Instructor with more than 35 years in the health and fitness industry. To help Americans stave off colds, virus, the flu and other sinus ailments, Isabella launched Betti Pot, the only 100% green sinus cleansing system made in the U.S.A. from sustainable, nontoxic and recyclable materials. Easy for all ages to use, Isabella encourages Americans to proactively cleanse their sinus daily to stay healthier. Betti Pot sends a gentle stream of warm water and sea salt through nasal passages to clean any allergens, viruses, bacteria, yeast or fungus out of the sinus, keeping them clear for freer breathing without chemical effects typically associated with allergy, sinus and cold medications. Isabella is also creator of Resort Yoga, a yoga style designed to reflect the stress-relief of a resort vacation. For information, visit or

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Betti Pot In the News!

First For Women Loves the Betti Pot! Gives Betti Pot 2 Thumbs Up

Betti Pot Carried at Whole Foods Grocery Stores

Betti Pot Featured in The Villager (.pdf)


Betti Pot is featured on

Good Morning America

Gorgeously Green

Neti Health Articles

Over-the-Counter Nasal Sprays vs. The Betti Pot

Using the Betti Pot Neti with Salt Water

Sinuses and halitosis

How does pollution affect my sinuses?

Sinus Infections and Headaches

What is Saline Solution?

Mold Allergies

What is Jala Neti?

Pregnancy & Decongestion

First For Women Loves the Betti Pot!

Feb 17, 2010

First For Women featured Betti Pot in the March issue saying, "you can buy a pot ($23) that's pretty enough to keep on your counter. Thats a bonus since subjects in one study who stored rinsing gear within reach tended to stick to their regimen". Gives Betti Pot 2 Thumbs Up

Feb 17, 2010 reviewed Betti Pot and concluded that, "For it’s ease of use, size, attractiveness and effectiveness, the Betti Pot gets two thumbs up. For its greenness (no plastics in product, non-toxic & recycled materials for container) and the made in the USA stamp it goes a step beyond." and gave Betti Pot a rating of 9.8!



Betti Pot Carried at Whole Foods Grocery Stores

May 18, 2009


A local health and wellness company that markets services and products internationally has grabbed the attention of Whole Foods Market. Whole Foods Market has begun rolling out distribution of Betti Pot neti, a sinus cleaning device. Betti Pot is owned and operated by Massanutten resident Isabella Jones.

The Betti Pot neti is made from 100% sustainable, nontoxic materials, and contains no plastics. Jones is able to maintain tight control over quality, because “Betti Pot is manufactured here in the USA,” she said. Packaging for the product is made from post-consumer recycled paper by Carded Graphics in Staunton.

Jones said the Betti Pot neti “promotes good health for everyone in the family by cleaning viruses, bacteria and allergens out of the sinuses.” She said that regular use of the Betti Pot neti reduces the symptoms of colds, allergies and sinus infections, and can help open up the nasal passages naturally without using antibiotics or other medications.

A mother of four, Jones developed the Betti Pot neti as a solution for her elderly mother and her young children, who had difficulty using a standard neti device. The Betti Pot neti is made of 100% high-fired porcelain using quality-controlled, food-grade glazes in a variety of colors. “It’s dishwasher-safe and it’s pretty enough to leave out on the bathroom counter,” Jones said. “That way, you remember to use it every day.”



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Feb 22, 2010

Betti Pot is mentioned in REDBOOK! They tell readers to "consider the Betti Pot - a pretty dishwasher safe version that comes in nine colors - to make the process a little more palatable."

Betti Pot is featured on

Feb 12, 2010

Rachel McAdams has recently endorsed Betti Pot! On her site, Betti Pot is described as their "favorite neti pot is the Betti Pot which comes in lots of colors and feels somehow cooler than other neti’s (considering it’s a nasal teapot)."


Good Morning America

Apr 5, 2010

Betti pot the only neti featured by Ashley Kroff, RD and health expert on Good Morning America! She discusses the best of the best from the Natural Products Expo West, and chose Betti Pot as her number one neti! Betti Pot has her seal of approval and you can check out her website here.

Gorgeously Green

Apr 5, 2010

Eco expert Sophie Uliano's  fave neti is the Betti! Featured on her website Gorgeously Green.

Over-the-Counter Nasal Sprays vs. The Betti Pot

Mar 16, 2009

Steroid, prescription nasal sprays

Overuse of some nasal sprays or drops can also lead to congestion.

Nasal sprays are used to treat nasal decongestion, but they have side effiects. A betti pot is a good, side effect free alternative.

Do nasal sprays cause congestion?

Over-the-counter, antihistamine nasal sprays work by shrinking blood vessels in the lining of the nose. These sprays temporarily relieve nasal stuffiness, but if they're used for more than three days, they actually cause congestion to worsen.

Prescription steroid nasal sprays provide more desirable results than antihistamine sprays, but steroids can cause side effects such as dryness, headaches, sneezing or nosebleed. Medical studies indicate other more troubling side effects may result from long-term steroid use, including glaucoma or growth problems in children.

An effective treatment that's totally free from side effects is a saline sinus rinse, such as the betti pot neti. Doctors are increasingly suggesting the neti pot type of treatment to their patients who suffer from chronic sinus problems and nasal congestion. The betti pot can be used safely in conjunction with prescription nasal sprays. Used alone, the neti betti pot provides natural, chemical-free relief from sinus congestion.


Using the Betti Pot Neti with Salt Water

Jun 4, 2009

Why does swimming in the ocean help my sinuses?

Seawater can be incredibly beneficial in promoting healthy nasal passages. Swimming in seawater has the pleasant side effect of flushing your nose with water, thus thinning the mucus and helping it to drain. This will also flush dust and allergens out of your nose.

But seawater has the added benefit of working to remove bacteria from your nose. This is because of the high levels of salt in the water—in every cubic foot of seawater, there are about 2.2 pounds of salt. When you go swimming in the ocean, you are not only flushing out your nasal passages with water, you are also disinfecting your nose with salt, effectively killing any bacteria lurking in the nasal passages. If the nose is inflamed, the removal of bacterial will cause swelling to subside, giving you more room to breathe.

For those of us who cannot run down to the ocean each morning for a swim, a saline rinse can have the same effect. Daily use of a Betti pot allows salt water to flow through the sinuses and offers a natural alternative to antibiotics and expensive nasal sprays.

Sinuses and halitosis

Jun 19, 2009

Have you ever noticed how bad breath, or ‘halitosis’, often comes hand in hand with sinus problems? 

This is due primarily to the bacteria that lurk on the back of the tongue.  In most cases, the bacteria die from exposure to oxygen, which is deadly to them.  But for folks with post-nasal drip, the bacteria are sheltered and fed by mucus. 

When mucus drips down from the nasal passages into the mouth, it coats the bacteria, thus protecting them from the oxygen that would kill them.  Then, the bacteria break down the proteins in mucus and feed on the amino acids.  When this happens, the bacteria release the sulfur compounds that we smell when someone close by has bad breath.

Many people with halitosis don’t realize they have bad breath because their sense of smell has been impacted by nasal congestion.  They may not find out until someone gets up the nerve to tell them.

Tongue scraping or using nasal wash such as a Betti Pot neti is a good way to combat halitosis. The saline rinse used with the Betti Pot acts both to clean mucus out of the sinuses and to disinfect them.  It prevents sinus-related halitosis by removing the mucus before it has the chance to drip down the throat.  A nasal rinse also improves the ability to smell by removing congestion.

How does pollution affect my sinuses?

Jul 17, 2009

Air pollution has a significant effect on people’s sinuses.  It is estimated that 300,000 people will die in China this year from pollution-related illnesses, including complications from sinus problems.

There are a couple of ways that pollution can cause sinus infections.  Normally, the nose produces mucous to capture and flush out foreign particles.  When there are a large number of particles, as in a large city, the nose can produce so much mucous that the narrow openings (called ostia) from the sinuses become clogged, thus producing a perfect breeding ground for bacteria. 

Also, pollution can adversely affect the cilia, tiny hairs inside the nasal passages that capture dust and dirt and keep mucous moving.  Normally, the cilia ‘beat’ or vibrate 1000 to 1500 times per minute to move the mucous through the nose.  If the cilia are damaged or impacted, however, mucous stagnates inside the nasal passages for hours or days, allowing bacteria to breed.

If you live in a polluted area, you may want to try some simple strategies to take care of your sinuses.  Try applying a warm rag to your nose each night to loosen the mucous.  This may be followed by a saline rinse with a Betti pot neti to flush out your nasal passages.  Prevent flare-ups by keeping your home humid and wearing a facial mask whenever you enter polluted areas.

Sinus Infections and Headaches

Jul 20, 2009

When mucous builds up in your sinuses, it can cause blockages that lead to infection. Mucous blockages put pressure on your sinus cavities, leading to intensely painful sinus headaches that start in the morning and can last all day. The headaches are characterized by heaviness in the forehead, a sense of weight on the eyes, and an ache in the upper jaw and teeth. 

Because the throbbing pain of sinus headaches can mimic migraine headaches, sinus headaches are often mistakenly diagnosed as migraines and vice versa. The key distinction between sinus headaches and migraines is that sinus headaches originate in the nasal cavities due to mucous buildup, while migraines are caused by changes in blood flow within the brain. 

If your headaches turn out to be sinus-related, the treatment may be easier than you think. Although many people use steroids or antibiotics to combat the problem, simple, inexpensive remedies may be just as effective as prescription drugs.

First of all, take care of your sinuses by drinking plenty of water every day to keep fluids moving through your body. If you have sinus pain, lay a warm washcloth across your nose and eyes several times a day to loosen the congestion.

Then, flush out the mucous with a Betti Pot neti or syringe. The saline solution recommended for use with the Betti Pot will not only flush out the mucous, it will also kill any bacteria it comes in contact with. With regular use, you’ll soon be breathing easier and your sinus headaches should begin to diminish and eventually disappear.

What is Saline Solution?

Aug 21, 2009

Mold Allergies

Aug 28, 2009

Allergies are never fun, but mold allergies can be some of the most miserable.  Unlike some allergens, mold grows year-round and often invisibly within your home.  Thriving in damp places, mold can often be found in bathrooms, kitchens, and basements.  Mold allergies cause nasal congestion, sneezing, itching, and dry skin. 

People with mold allergies can greatly decrease their symptoms by taking some precautionary measures. 

  • Keep bathrooms and kitchens well ventilated with a fan or open window.
  • Use a dehumidifier to kill mold in the basement. 
  • Clean your sinks and bathtubs at least once a month to get rid of the soap scum on which mold thrives. 
  • Use a plastic mattress cover on your bed to isolate molds growing in your mattress. 
  • Minimize your trips outside when the mold count is high.  Weather news reports often include the current local mold count.

Since mold is an inevitable part of life, it is vital to find effective ways of addressing your allergy symptoms. Speak with your doctor about allergy treatments, including antihistamines and allergy shots.  Consider nasal irrigation with a Betti Pot to get at the root of sneezing and congestion.  Irrigation with a simple saline solution will not only flush the mold and mucous out of your nasal passages, it will also flush bacteria out, thus lowering nasal inflammation and swelling over time.

What is Jala Neti?

Sep 29, 2009

Jala neti is a cleansing tradition originating in India as part of the tradition of yoga.  In jala neti, known in the West as “nasal irrigation,” sterile water is used to cleanse the sinuses and flush out mucous, bacteria, and allergens lurking in the nose.  Saline solution—a salt and water mixture—is often employed since it is sterile and mimics the blood’s salt content.

In stage one of jala neti, the saline solution is poured into one nostril and cleanses a small portion of the nose before coming out the other.  As the practitioner becomes more adept at jala neti, he can progress from stage one to stages two and three, in which the water cleanses the entire nasal cavity before being expelled through the mouth.

The word ‘yoga’ means ‘breath,’ and breathing is an important part of jala neti.  Practitioners are encouraged to continue breathing through the mouth during practice, as this creates a suction to help loosen mucous.  After rinsing out the nose, the practitioner blows out through the nose to dry the nasal passages and expel any remaining mucous.

Jala neti is typically practiced with a small, spouted container such as a Betti Pot.  The angle of the spout enables the practitioner to easily cleanse the nasal passages, and the pot’s handle assists the practitioner in removing the spout effortlessly from the nose.

Pregnancy & Decongestion

Oct 1, 2009

Pregnancy can be a stressor on the nose.  The high levels of estrogen and progesterone that are produced in a pregnant woman’s body cause the lining of the nasal cavity to swell.  Normally, swelling inside the nose is caused by irritants; your nose tries to get rid of these irritants by producing extra mucous.

During pregnancy, the treatment options for allergy- or cold-related congestion are limited, however, as pregnant women can only take some medicines safely.  Although many cold and allergy medications may be considered safe during pregnancy, Dr. Roger Harms of cautions that it’s best to avoid medicine when possible.

In trying to avoid medicine, many pregnant women discover the benefits of natural remedies. Breathing steam from a bowl of hot water, for example, helps to loosen the mucous so that it is easy to blow out. Using a Betti Pot neti for nasal irrigation is another great natural treatment; by pouring a warm saline solution through your nasal passages, you can flush mucous, bacteria, and allergens out of your nose.  You’ll get relief without worrying about the effect of medicines on your unborn baby.