Netting the neti pot
Ever have problems trying to find a particular product in Montreal? Sometimes, there’s something you want to buy but just can’t find it anywhere unless you buy it off the internet. Well, that was the case for the neti pot. This device was featured on Oprah as a natural way to cleanse the nasal passages in order to relieve congestion. It seemed that the neti pot was nowhere to be found in Montreal – in pharmacies, health food stores, or any other hippy trippy new-agey hocus pocus lovey dovey all natural kind of establishment. However, just talking to a friend about it the other day, I discovered that there was one place in Montreal where you could find this obscure device and I managed to snag the very last one from the Sivananda Yoga Centre on St. Laurent boulevard corner Fairmount. Apparently they’ve sold hundreds of these things since they appeared on Oprah and are now back-ordered. (The one I got is not exactly like the one shown here as featured on Oprah but it’s pretty similar even though mine is purple.) I’ve been unpleasantly congested with a head cold for the past week so I’m willing to try anything at this point. But I just wondered if there are any well-kept secrets out there about certain products that can be found only in select locations around the city? The kind of thing you learn about only by word-of-mouth or word-of-blog perhaps. In a city full of cooking pots, pot, and pot-holes, it took me months to finally net a neti pot! So I’m really interested to know if anybody actually knows of any other places where you can get these things. Or did I buy the very last one in the whole city?