Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, designed by Frida Stenbäck 2022

Nekti

A sculptural neti pot designed to meet the intimacy and value of maintaining one’s respiratory hygiene.

Ceramic, glazed slip cast, cm 15 x 12 x 6,

volume 250ml.

Presented at the Interior, Design and Furniture Fair Habitare, Helsinki,  2022.

Nekti - ceramic neti pot, designed by Frida Stenbäck 2022
Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, designed by Frida Stenbäck 2022

photos: Lorenz Zenleser

Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, designed by Frida Stenbäck 2022
Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, Frida Stenbäck 2022, photo: Andre Vicentini

नेनेक्ति  - The name Nekti comes from Nenekti - Sanskrit for cleansing, washing and nourishing. The use of nasal or neti pot originated in India. Jala Neti is a Hatha Yoga technique where the upper respiratory tract is cleansed with salt water.

 

photos: Andre Vicentini

Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, designed by Frida Stenbäck 2022
Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, Frida Stenbäck 2022, photo: Andre Vicentini

User experiences:
’’The ceramic neti pot designed and produced by Frida Stenbäck is the most beautiful thing in my bathroom. As a doctor’s child and as a designer, I experience water rituals as endlessly fascinating - from covid health to wet land farming!It is great that someone dared to challenge the plastic predecessor which hiding in my closet rarely supported my rinsing routines. This neti pot I want to have on display in the bathroom, one of the most important spaces for well being in my home.’’ 

- Tehilah Auramo, designer

’’Beautiful and functional product. Salt water pours evenly from the neti pot and eases congestion and irritation in the upper respiratory tract.’’ 

- Niilo Lehtonen, industrial designer

''When comparing to the plastic neti pot this one fit my nose and hand a lot smoother. In the beginning the holding position was something to re-learn but soon it felt completely natural. The ceramic material made me careful with putting the neti pot on top of the sink so I found little piece of felted fabric to place it on.'' 

- Paula Eerikäinen, crossfit enthusiast and a Waldorf teacher to become

Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, Frida Stenbäck 2022, photo: Frida Stenbäck

photos: Frida Stenbäck

Nekti - a ceramic neti pot, Frida Stenbäck 2022, photo: Frida Stenbäck

Instructions
Fill the neti pot 1/3 with boiled water and mix in about 1/2 teaspoon of fine non-iodized sea salt or table salt available from the pharmacy. Add cold water until the temperature of the salt water is hand-warm.


Tilt your head, pour water into your nostril and breathe through your mouth while the water pours out of the other nostril. After rinsing, gently press on the side where you started pouring and blow through the nose.

Repeat the procedure on the other side.
 

Orders and inquiries: stenback.frida@gmail.com