I have never used soap in an enema, so I'm just wondering, what is the best kind to use?
Do a search for "soap" you will get hundreds of responses.
Also, look through the "recipes" section of the site.
The particular type of soap people like is very subjective.
The two soaps with the biggest number of fans is probably Ivory bar soap and Dr Bronner's peppermint soap.
There are two goat milk soaps that are very mild but effective for me but Dr. Bronner's peppermint is nice too.
I like using Neutrogena bar soap in my enemas. It is not too irritating but works enough to empty me out.
I feel thhat soap is too harsh, I just use plain water. By the way, what is the purpose of the soap?
Soap is supposed to create an urgency to expel, and some types are harsher than others on the colon. Like many here I was brought up with mom-given Ivory enemas but now prefer something milder like Bronner's baby castile or goat milk.
My vote also goes fro Dr Bronners peppermint soap. If you want a milder version, he also sells other fragrances and lavender is pleasant without as powerful an effect. I also used a french liquid soap made with olive oil and it was really gentle.
Since I'm pretty new to all of this having only gotten my first ever enema in March 2009 until recently all of my enemas were just plain warm water. They seemed to work OK but last week I bought some liquid castile soap and all I can say is that it makes a great big difference. OMG!
Baking soda is greeeat. It makes it comfortable & easy to retain.
I am glad you are enjoying your introduction to the world of Enemas. Except for a Coffee Enema, I would suggest you use some salt(prefer celtic salt) in all of your Enemas. This will keep the solution in the Colon and out of the blood stream. This will reduce all the urge to pee after you finished with the Enemas. Just a suggestion.
I love soapy enemas and the way they work so fast and intese. It's so good to hold them as long as possible.
Soap has been a traditional part of enema recipes for years. You got that little bit of sting from the soap (depending on how much you use). The pressure build-up inside the recipiant from it. The slippery feeling of it going in & coming out. All of this leading to an emotional response of the recipiant, especially if this is done in the presence of the giver. You got sensual feelings, embarassment, the submissive feelings that emerge within the recipiant created while receiving the enema and the feeling of someone else in control (the giver). All of which can be very erotic when done at the right time. I like to give enemas the same way I like to receive them. Hot & sudsy. Although I much prefer to give them. I find giving enemas to the opposite sex highly erotic.
Is your enemate cranky? Are they full of anxiety? They could probably use a good SOAP SUDS enema.
For me it's not really an enema without dah SOAP 😉
Dr.Broners Peppermint castile soap is my choice... Adds a nice smell and interesting tingle inside...
Dr bronner's liquid peppermint soap is by far the best out there and you can find it at Wholefoods.
Well, I got some Dr. Bonner's Peppermint soap and had good, although painful, results. Someone here recommended a plain-water rinse after any soap enema, but I didn't do that and had quite severe cramps for about 3 hours afterward, on and off. Maybe I used too much Dr. Bonner's, about one tablespoon per quart for my usual 4-quart experience. I'd like to try Dr. Bonner's again, maybe even tomorrow, and would appreciate any tips for avoiding the cramps. Thanks!
A favorite of mine and cheap too, is Suave brand shampoo. Go easy, it's strong, but good!
Has anyone tried Neutrogena rainbath liquid soap? What do you think of that soap?
I really like Ivory bar soap over the others since it is cheap and does a great job of cleaning me out.
Ivory soap was what I used for years, I like the extra cramping and burn it adds to the enema. When I put it that way it sounds very harsh but it's not overwhelming, and for me its a good hurt.
For my last 2 enema sessions I tried Kirks castile soap. It is definitely my new favorite. It is more intense than the ivory. I worked the water into a thick hot solution that felt wonderful going in,caused nice cramps, and led to a powerful explusion.
After the soapy enema I always do a rinse. Lately I've added some lemon or lime juice to the second enema, it makes it easier for me to expell.
Peppermint soap is the best. Don't use too much and a clean water rinse after.
I found Dr Bronners Peppermint to be fantastic. I find a teaspoon per quart to be the right mix for me, and it flows in better than anything else I have used. I do suggest at least one plain water rinse anytime soap is used. I find taking two, one quart plain water rinses eliminates cramping, especially important if funtime is following your enemas. Don't forget that "pinch" of salt.
Dr. Bronner's peppermint is a long time favorite. A teaspoon per quart seems right for a 2 quart enema, followed by a couple of 2 quart rinse with 2 teaspoons each salt and baking soda. Recently I found (at Whole Foods) a no fragrance goat's milk soap. It is very gentle and effective. I used the same rinses as with the Dr. Bronner's soap. Try it. I got to 3 quarts using the latter.
Thank you, this is good info on Dr Bronner's soap. I have never done any soap before.
Target has it
I grew up with Ivory soap enemas and later Castile soap. Now I buy clear glycerin soap and combine it with Ivory or Castile soap, letting both soaps soak in hot water for about 5 minutes, then add more warm water to make a 3 liter enema at 105 degrees. It is easy to take and causes agreeable cramps as it is retained.
Given that the vast majority of enema lovers on here are American (since it is or used to be such a big part of up-bringing there it seems, much more than in Europe for instance) I am wondering...
I often hear about soaps like "Ivory" or "Castile" and what not.
Whenever I check the (Dutch) grocery or drug stores here, these kinds are no where to be found (or are marketed / sold under a different name?).
Does any European (or US person knowing about this) know what brands are similar / the same as the popular American brands used for enemas?
Ivory is just a cheap soap, no additives. Marketing claim to fame is that its whipped enough to float.
Castile is a vegetable based soap. Coconut oil is a popular Castile base oil now.
Imperial Leather soap is a Castile Type. Don't know if it is available on the continent or is UK only.
Glycerin soaps should also work well.
Also, would any European members have any suggests on which soaps to avoid? For example, what about liqiud hand-wash soaps?
Stick with castile soaps like Dr. Bronner's and others -available at most stores here, they are the best. The others contain irritants, perfumes and also sodium hydrochloride (in very small percentages).
In the UK, Boots Chemists has lots of high-street shops. I don't think they sell Dr Bronners.
So... what would be the recommendation from Boots? Yes, I could read all the labels, but I just hope that someone could save me the trouble.
In the UK, Boots Chemists has lots of high-street shops. I don't think they sell Dr Bronners.So... what would be the recommendation from Boots? Yes, I could read all the labels, but I just hope that someone could save me the trouble.
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