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] Date Posted:Saturday, May 14, 2011, 12:49: pm
I have read so many posts about using soap in an enema I am going to try it. Up to now I only used plain warm water or with some table salt. It seems quite a few say to use Castile soap but in looking at Walgreens on line they show many variations. Most are liquid and come in different sents or contents, such as coconut or lavender. Will one be safer or more effective than another? My girlfriend said she tried Ivory but it seemed to irriate to much.
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[> Subject: Re: What type of soap to use in my enema?
Date Posted:Saturday, May 14, 2011, 07:57: pm
Conti Castile (with olive oil) was recommended by the nurse in my gyno's office. I've tried it and like it a lot. Ivory should not irritate if you don't use too much. Just a few swishes so the water is milky. If you let it dissolve too much, it'll irritate.
Date Posted:Saturday, May 14, 2011, 10:43: pm
When I use soap, I use Dr. Bronners castile soap. I have almond scent now but prefer the un-scented. I get it at a local health food store. Neutrogena un-scented works well too. I do not like Ivory.
Date Posted:Sunday, May 15, 2011, 06:48: pm
Ivory no longer makes the pure liquid soap that many of us used in the past. The Ivory Liquid is more of detergent with some very harsh ingredients. I would stay away from that.
Castile, though somewhat harder to find, works great, too. But I do prefer the old Ivory.
Date Posted:Thursday, May 19, 2011, 12:24: pm
Dr. Bronner's Peppermint scented Pure Castille soap is my favorite for taking a soap suds enema. It is even available at Walgreens drug stores. However, one word of caution. Don't use more than one tablespoon of the soap in two quarts of warm water. One tablespoon in the warm water will result in a solution that is plenty strong to get good results. Any stronger solution ruins the enjoyment and results of the enema by causing very strong and immediate urges preventing the ability to take the entire two quarts.
Date Posted:Friday, May 20, 2011, 11:44: am
A half of tablespoon of Dr Bronner's works just fine in my enemas. I enjoy the peppermint, it doesn't make much suds when mixed. I keep an old half tablespoon measure on a bit of string around the neck of the bottle for easy preparation. That's about 30 enemas per eight ounce bottle. In this household, that lasts five months
Date Posted:Sunday, May 22, 2011, 09:32: pm
My Mom's a nurse and used to keep little packets of liquid Castile soap in the bathroom cabinet, along with her enema bag. I haven't looked lately when visiting back home, but I'll bet she still uses them.
Date Posted:Wednesday, May 25, 2011, 06:38: pm
I tink the best soap is Dr Bonner's castile soap. The normal one that doesn't add lavendor or Peppermint because the regular has glycerine in it and the others don't.
I get a better clean out with the regular.
Date Posted:Tuesday, May 24, 2011, 08:01: am
My colon therapist now uses peppermint oil and sea salt for my enemas. It works great and smells lovely (peppermint)
Have to wash latex/rubber equipment since any oils attack the material.
Date Posted:Thursday, May 26, 2011, 11:29: am
My therapist will give any combinations of enemas and or colonics. I started out by asking her if i could have an enema before the colonic, since my first Therapist in FL insisted that you cleaned out the sigmoid before the colonic was given. She said it was to insure when the colonic was given it had a better chance to clean deeper and flush more water tru the system. And, I swear it works better. Otherwise you spend the first 1/2 hour just cleaning the sigmoid. Never really getting a deep cleanse.
So my new therapist agreed. Then I brought in an article that showed high enemas with a colon tube actually reached right to the cecum for an even better cleanse. Well she tried it, I liked it and she seem to agree that it was a better approach for me. I understand that more of her clients now get enema sessions instead of colonics. I go to her about every 3 months. I love having someone else give so I can relax through it all.
Date Posted:Friday, May 27, 2011, 08:31: am
From what I see on the Internet, more and more colon hydrotherapists are endorsing a prep enema at home before coming in for a colonic, for the reasons Susan L gave.
As for increased interest for an enema series, my impression is that younger people have read about how good enemas are but don't have the experience from childhood that we "seniors" had.
As for the soap question: Bronner's castile, goat milk soap and Ivory (for traditionalists).
Date Posted:Wednesday, June 08, 2011, 07:29: am
Just to let everyday know what soap I chose, it was Dr. Bronners Peppermint bar Castile soap. After being constipated for three days last week I went to Walgreens and bought that wonderful product. I filled my bathroom sink with very warm water and swished the bar for several minutes. I took a three quart enema with great results. No cramping, a lot of results and no severe after effects. I highly recommend this product. I looked at the liquid version of this soap but it was $15 for a quart. Not knowing if I would like it, I started with the bar. Has anybody tried or compared the two?
Date Posted:Friday, May 09, 2014, 07:04: am
Ivory bar soap.
In a shaker bottle at least one day before. Better to keep it around. Shake it well at least twice. Once when you set it up, and again right before you use it. If you can do it in between, that's even better.
Date Posted:Wednesday, April 15, 2015, 05:18: pm
My mom used Ivory soap like most moms did back in the day. Later we switched to Dr. Bonners liquid soaps. I use the peppermint one all the time now. A very little of that stuff goes a long ways and it is easy to make the mixture to strong.
Date Posted:Thursday, April 30, 2015, 06:58: pm
I agree with Katie. The smell of Ivory brings back memories of the soapy enemas I got at home and I still use it. Also Castile and pure glycerin soaps do a good job.I vary between those 3 soaps. For a minty, soapy enema, I boil a pint of water and put 6 mint teabags in it, letting them steep covered for 15 min. then add that to lukewarm soapy water to make 2 or more liters , pour that into my plastic irrigating can and lie down to enjoy the experience. I have some douche nozzzles from Europe with small holes that allow me to hang the can high yet the flow is not too fast, it's just right!
Date Posted:Friday, May 01, 2015, 12:20: pm
I purchased a bar of Conti soap to use with my soap suds enemas. I have never used that soap before. It does not suds well but, that's okay. I find it best to let it sit in a glass of warm water for an hour or two before my enema and then use the dissolved soap solution. Running water over the bar while filly my enema bag does not work to well as my bags mouth is to narrow. I find the Conti soap to work well. It find that if I use soap and retain it for 10 or 15 minutes I have to pee a lot for the next 12 or more hours and have some minor bladder discomfort. I think the absorbed soap solution is irritating to my bladder.
Date Posted:Sunday, May 03, 2015, 07:09: pm
Try adding 2 teaspoons of salt to each quart or liter of soapy enema solution. Try Kirks Castille Soap. Neutrogena or other brand pure glycerin soap works very well. But I do love the smell of Ivory soap. Reminds me of enemas I got as a girl. Whether I wanted them or not the Ivory enemas really filled me up and , as soon as I sat down, torrents of soapy water exploded from me. Then my cramping stomach would usually get another large soapy enema before several rinse enemas, the last herbal one really giving me a large, round stomach.