Saline solutions are sterile solutions of salt and water that are easy to create. To make a saline solution, place 1 cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon of table salt into a sauce pot. Boil the water for 15 minutes, and allow it to cool completely before storing the solution in a sterile jar.
- Combine the water and salt
First, combine 1 cup of water and 1/2 teaspoon of table salt in a sauce pot.
- Boil the water
Next, cover the sauce pot, and bring the water to a boil. Once it begins to boil, allow the water to boil for exactly 15 minutes before removing it from the heat.
- Cool and store
Allow the solution to cool completely to room temperature, and pour the solution into a sterile jar or a bottle. Cover the jar or bottle with its lid, and keep it for up to 24 hours.