Making a Saline Solution for Piercing Aftercare
Don't pay for aftercare solution, MAKE IT! It's almost as easy as your mom after a bottle of gin!
You don't need much to make your own sterile saline solution for body piercing aftercare (among other uses!), in fact you may already have everything you need!
First you need a glass bottle, preferrably a smaller one, but it potentially could be any size or you may prefer a larger one if you want to make a larger batch seeing as you can use it for other things as well, such as cleansing or toning your face/skin. It's best to use a bottle with a cap that you can also boil along with the bottle, but if no such luck a clean cork that fits the opening will do just fine. You'll want to boil the bottle and cap in a pot of boiling tap water for at least 5 minutes, remove with tongs unless burning yourself turns your crank and set it on some paper towel to cool off.
Now that the hardest part is done, yes, that's how easy this is... fill your bottle with distilled water (or boil tap water for 5 minutes and then cool it down), and add some drops of essential oil such as lavender, tea tree or sandalwood. Obviously do some reasearch and pick one that has the appropriate properties and of course that you enjoy the smell of. My personal pick is lavender, I love the scent and like how it makes me feel relaxed and slows my heart rate. If your using a smaller bottle around 125mL or so 4 to 5 drops will suffice, obviously the larger the bottle the more drops of essential oil are required. Give it a shake and there you have it, your home made aftercare solution! And now you should check out my hub on piercing aftercare to learn how to properly use it for cleaning piercings :)