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Ocean to the Rescue! – Review and Giveaway

Oh yes you say, now Mariah is going bonkers and she’s reviewing “the Ocean”, “which one Mariah? Atlantic, Pacific?” No no no, my friends, I lost my marbles a long time ago, but that’s beside the point,  I am reviewing products from Ocean, a company.

Ocean Logo & Products for Sinus help

I want to introduce you to a company called Ocean, that has products that spoke to me right away when I was invited to test them out. It was in a very timely manner too (more about that later.)

First off the products are for your sinus’ and I have a chronic condition, called Chronic Sinusitis. I have dealt with this condition since my 20’s. In my 30’s my parents told me about sinus irrigation… at first I was given a recipe that my parents doctor recommended, which was the beginning of my sinus irrigation adventures. I won’t go into the details here as I seldom used this as I was to sniff in the homemade concoction from my cupped hands and blow out. Yes, it is as gross as you may think, but if you suffer from sinusitis you know you get desperate for relief, however it felt like I was trying to drown myself!

Next came to the drug stores in the US another way to do this  treatment. I later discovered this treatment has been used for ages in ancient Hindu practice of Ayurveda (I watch the Discovery Channel). In the stores came “Neti Pots” (looks like a teapot used to pour the solution into your sinuses where it drains out the other nostril) and premixed packets that you just add your tap water to, for real proper and thorough irrigation. Now this is the method I used for years,although a few problems can happen when mixing this solution with tap water:

1) It stings if,

a) you’re not used to it
b) if you mixed it too strong
c) if not thoroughly mixed

2) it uses plain tap water!

Ok now to a great Modern treatment from Ocean… I was asked to test the products, just when I needed a new solution to my sinusitis the most!

Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation Product

I was introduced to  Ocean Complete Sinus Irrigation. This was great timing, as had I stopped using the Neti Pot with the home mixed solution! Why? Because I started hearing about a brain eating Amoeba, first it was a young woman that had gone swimming and inhaled some water. They say that the shortest route to the brain for this Amoeba is right there, in the sinus cavity with inches to go. The young woman died within days. But not to worry it was in the wild, this brain eating amoeba. Well as horrified as I was, I happily continued to use my Neti Pot, after all the Amoeba is in the wild, in rivers etc.

Then came the disturbing news! The brain eating Amoeba is in some tap water! OMG, and the newest Neti Pot mix says to boil your water first and wait for it to cool down before mixing with the solution. Well, I did my irrigation at night-time before bed and was too lazy to boil the water & wait for it to cool before going through my routine.

Then all my fears realized, upon my further research into the guy that got tap water in his nose, and got the brain eating Amoeba. The research revealed “A man used a Neti pot & it’s believed the Amoeba was living in his home’s water system.” OMG my fears all came to realization, and so did the wording “it is important to boil water first before using their Neti pot, If users do follow these instructions, there is a slim chance they would be exposed to the Amoeba.” Slim Chance? Slim Chance… no not what this gal is willing to bet on then… slim chance, not good enough!

So now you see why I thought the invite to use the Ocean Sinus Irrigation came in a timely manner? No??? Oh I see, I forgot to tell you, it’s premixed, no addition of any water needed! Thank you Ocean, your products make me feel safe once again to irrigate and sleep well at night.

Ocean Premium Saline Nasal SprayAlong with the Sinus Irrigation came the Ocean Premium Saline Solution, a moisturizing non medicated nasal spray.  The Saline Nasal spray I bring with me when I go to the hospital as the air their tends to be super dry and this helps me a lot. I just know that it would also be super for airplane travel, in a small travel size… speaking of which Colorado is very dry for visitors that are unaccustomed to our dry climate, so I should pick up extras for out of state family and friends when they come to visit. 🙂

Here is some information on Ocean, that I was supplied with:

Many allergists recommend the use of a non-medicated saline nasal spray, like OCEAN, as a safe way to thin the mucus and rid the nasal passages of harmful irritants.  Unlike medicated sprays, saline nasal allergy products may be applied as often as needed.  Plus, they are frequently recommended as co-therapy with nasal steroids and other prescription medications which can have a drying effect on the nose.

Here are several products in the OCEAN line that are perfect for all ages:

 Ocean Complete:

  • Two-in-one saline solution for sinus and nasal relief of congestion
  • White tip contains the saline mist for nasal moisturizing
  • Orange tip contains an even bigger saline stream for sinus irrigation
  • Pre-mixed, easy to use, and non-medicated

  Ocean Premium:

  • Perfect for people suffering from dry nasal passages, nose bleeds, nasal congestion, or sinusitis
  • Best-selling nasal spray “recommended by most doctors coast to coast”

  Ocean For Kids:  Ocean for Kids

  • Specifically formulated for newborns to children up to 12 years of age
  • Perfect for children suffering from dry nasal passages, nose bleeds, nasal congestion, or sinusitis

Now thanks to Ocean, you can enter to win the Ocean Complete with the tips for nasal irrigation and moisturizing and the Ocean Premium also for moisturizing dry nasal passages. Good luck my friends and please take care of your health wisely.

#Win Ocean Sinus Products & read about Riah’s Adventure in Sinus Irrigation. Ends 12/14 #sinusitis #sinusirrigation


Mariah Lockwood personally reviewed this product. I did not receive any monetary compensation for my review, Ocean provided me with a free sample of this product to test. I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose. Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product. . All opinions are mine and belong to me solely. My thoughts and opinions may differ from yours. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commissions 16 CFR, Part 255 Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising. The photo’s used in this review were provided by Ocean and the large (first and long) photo was my work using their pictures to place them all together. (more…)