In the last 9 months or so I've switched from using primarily salt and baking soda to using soaps in my enemas. To make the transition a gradual one I started with baby shampoo and then, after a few weeks to Bronner's peppermint on the recommendation of Zity board members.
Having found both the baby shampoo and peppermint to be both enjoyable and effective, I bought a bottle of Bronner's lavendar, again, based on posts I'd seen here in the Zity community.
I was eager to see how it worked, expecting a milder, more soothing experience than the peppermint - which itself was far from harsh. My first bag of 2.5 quarts using the lavender soap was, simply, awful. Having started with high hopes, the intense cramps, urgency to expel and nausea I experienced were totally unexpected and instantly turned me off to the new bottle which has, for the last 3 months or so, sat undisturbed in the cabinet.
That was until just this morning. Convinced that I needed more data upon which to make an informed assessment of the lavender soap, I decided I needed to try again. I'm happy to report an altogether nicer experience. Admittedly I may have been a little tentative with the measurement - perhaps 2 tablespoons in 3 quarts of perfectly warm water - and I did adjust the flow to a much slower rate than I usually use, but the enema was very nice indeed. It caused no more cramps than the peppermint variety and appears to have been just as effective. No heinous cramps or discomfort.
It will take a few more trials to completely offset my first experience and put me in a position to declare whether I favor it or otherwise, but for now, I have a smile on my face.