Hi has any one out there ever tryed Lavender soap from Dr.bronners? Any pro or cons about it
While one should exercise reasonable caution, eucalyptus oil in small quantities/low concentrations doesn’t seem to cause trouble. It is actually used to flavour a traditional Australian candy (recipe here: https://au.answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20100418021633AAOguPX).
I've tried the eucalyptus twice so far. I am fairly sensitive and had no adverse reaction at all. I used a smaller amount than some here recommend, 4 tablespoons to 2 quarts.
All of the Dr Bronner's soaps feel great! I go with SwitchableSusie's dose of one ounce per qt!
When doing shower hose enemas I first fill a small 3 once bulb syringe with Dr Bronner's peppermint, take a little bit of water via the shower hose then inject the soap with the syringe and continue to fill with the shower hose till I felt full (Judging from my use of bag enemas, this was equivalent to 4 qts) and hold the soap solution for about 5 minutes and then expel. After that I do a few more full fill/expel cycles... a delightful cleanse!
That's what I use. I really like it. Someone below mentioned the eucalyptus variety. I have read that eucalyptus oil is toxic to humans and have always avoided the eucalyptus variety of Dr. Bonner's for that reason.
This isn't kinky but it might be useful info to some...I bought what amounts to a lifetime supply of Dr. Bronner's this week. I decided to try it for a purpose other than the intended. I squirted some eucalyptus on a sponge and cleaned my bathroom with it. It makes a great cleaning product and leaves a fresh scent for hours. I have a hammered copper sink in my bathroom which can be difficult to clean..One swipe and it was sparkling. I would highly recommend trying it if you're looking for a way to cut back on the use of household chemicals..and who isn't these days?
@ Grace..Just a thought about your seasonal allergies. Assuming where you are going to put the Dr. Bronner's.eucalyptus, maybe a nice eucalyptus tea might help more..A lot closer to your nose . LOL
Thanks ilffer..that's just the information I was looking for. I'll be on my way to Target to take advantage of the sale this week on Dr. Bronner's. I bought peppermint on Monday. I have seasonal allergies with symptoms similar to a cold. After reading ilffer's post, I'm hoping the eucalyptus might make me feel better. I'm springing for the citrus, too. it's hard for me to pass up a sale. ;-)
I've tried about all of them. The Eucalyptus is one that I have used when I had a bit of a cold. It gave a good clean out, but nothing spectacular. The Almond flavor is also a fairly mild one, like the baby mild regular. Peppermint was the one I was first introduced to by the late Frank Ball, on Mother's Day of '78. I am still using from the last gallon of Peppermint that I bought well over 10 yrs. ago. The tag is from Sherwynn's in Chicago, and was $30.99 for the gallon. From what I have seen of the soaps now, they seem to be much thinner and watered down. I have also tried a few of the bar soaps from Dr. Bronner's. I would find them more convenient to carry when traveling.
I gave the Tea Tree Dr. Bronner's a whirl yesterday. Quite intense. Very tingly and quite a bit of cramping. I don't know if I would recommend this for the new enema users. I'll give it another try next week and try a weaker solution. I'd also like to hear about anyone's experience with the other scents of Dr. Bronner's. I know Grace would really like to know about the eucalyptus one.
This description of Dr. Bronner’s Pure Castile Soap - Peppermint . is off the Target website :"Why is this our most popular fragrance? Because peppermint essential oil is a mild therapeutic stimulant that tingles the body and clears the mind." Why don't they just come right out and say it? "It's the best Enema Soap there is." lol
The soap in the packets tends to dry out. I have had similar issues. I found that it can be scraped or squeezed and reconstituted in hot water. Just make sure you mix well and then add cold water to bring it to an acceptable temp.
I just bought Dr. Bronner's Tea Tree soap today. Thanks Grace, it was still on sale at Target. I will be trying it soon -- as in tomorrow :)
I tried the lavender and did not care for the smell or intensity of action. I like the peppermint soap the best and the baby gentle a close second. The peppermint is good for the intensity, feel, and peristalsis and the baby gentle is good, in that you can use a good amount and it gradually builds to a nice strong peristalsis and urge.
Has anybody tried eucalyptus? I just discovered Dr Bronner's peppermint for the first time. I really like it but would like to try another scent also. I already use J&J Head to Toe in lavender so I want something other than that. Any suggestions?
I have a question about both Dr. Bonner's Castile Soap and the little castile soap packets that come with those plastic enema buckets that they use in the hospital to give enemas with. I bought a box of the castile soap packets to use. After a number of months, maybe a year the liquid soap in the solidified. I threw them away. Then I bought a bottle of Dr. Bonner's Castile Soap and within a year it did the same thing, turned to a solid.
The box of 50 packets was only $8 so it was not a great loss, but I did like those soap packets and they gave a good enema and cleaned you out good, too.
Has anyone else had this experience with either kind of the castile soap I talked about?
Does anybody know why this happens and what can be done to stop it?
I use soap all the time. Mostly Ivory bar soap, for several consecutive
clean outs, and at least one Dr. bonner's peppermint clean out. After each
I usually wait a hour or so until my system calms down. This allows the next
clean out to be less irritating. When I'm done I feel great for the next few days.
Every time I use water it seem to get stuck and take hours, little at a time
I like the regular, peppermint & lavender. Like to use w/Ivory soap. Anyone on it's own is great really gives you a good cleaning out and very sexually arousing.
I too like Dr. bonner's sastile soaps. The peppermint soap seems irritating enough for me that a two quart single enema essentially cleans me out. I find however that I need to be very careful regarding just how much soap I put in the enema. I generally use one and a half teaspoons in a 2 quart enema. I thought I would be brave once and used two teaspoons. NOT!!!! I could not retain even a pint of that solution. The cramping was horrific. Maybe with a balloon catheter, but not otherwise. And it would essentially be a punishment enema.
I prefer the Dr. Bonners regular liquid castile soap for usual maintenance, but the peppermint is occasionally nice, although, as previously noted it does have some extra tingle and irritation. It also has a nice odor after being expelled.
I have now tried Dr. Bonner's peppermint three times. The first time is described above. The two following has been better! I quite like it! The second time I took a just a little bit more soap and didn't feel bad at all. Just the nice hot/cold-feeling expelling it. But I didn't think the result was any different form using regular salt water.
The third time I dared to try a stronger solution... And then I got it! :) I was able to hold it for a couple of minutes and the result was perfect. The cleaning effect was really noticeable. And the special tingling, hot and cold feeling and the feeling of freshness was just amazing. I will absolutely use it again!
Regarding Dr. Bonner's soaps. I read somewhere that Euclyptus (sp) is bad and should not be used in enemas. Can anyone confirm that Euclyptus soap is bad for enema users.
actually, the chemistry between bronners castile soap and epsom salt is the precipitation of magnesium salts of the olive and coconut oils, same thing happens with dr. bronners and very hard water, the calcium and magnesium ions ppt. the acid oils. takes all the "fun" out of the solution.
Dr. Bronner's peppermint is great for an enema and for soaking in the hot bath. A good lather on the chest provides a wonderful treat and aroma while pondering the sensations of that hot soapy enema.
I've wondered if the strong odor of peppermint is a dead giveaway that I've been indulging myself in a solo enema, or if a malodorous scent is more telling.
Ok. Just tried Dr Bronners Peppermint for the first time. (Mostly I just use plain water with salt. Have tried a Swedish very mild soap before but didn't like it much.) Used a rather mild solution and only took about a 1.5 liters. I took it rather easily with just a mild cramp. But a couple of minutes into the enema I got an elevated pulse and a warm sensation. I released it rather quickly. The feeling, while releasing the enema, was as many already said quite special, "a warm but at the same time cold sensation and tingling". And a nice smell. Over all I liked it. The elevated pulse could just be that I was a bit nervous about the effect. I will give it another try in a couple of days.
I bought a bottle Dr. Bronners peppermint a couple of weeks ago. I've used it 3 times and couldn't be more satisfied. The cramping is mild and the smell is wonderful.
I like the plain Dr. Bonner baby soap for a routine soapsuds enema, but the peppermint is nice for extra cramping and tingling. The peppermint also smells nice.
Bought two bottles from Target yesterday, peppermint and baby mild. Just tried the peppermint and I think its my new favorite. Slight tingle and hard to hold.
one-eyes: Thanks for that information. I always enjoy coming here and learning more about the joys of enemas.
When you mix soap and Epsom salts, the two ingredients neutralise each other chemically. Depending on the proportions you use, either the soap, the salts, or both will be completely consumed. You may have noticed a solid precipitate forming when you mix them. It’s the same reaction that produces a scum when you use ordinary soap with hard water.
The other product of the reaction between Epsom salts (magnesium sulphate) and liquid soap will be potassium sulphate. With hard soap you will get sodium sulphate. These act as saline laxatives in a similar way to Epsom salts, i.e. they draw water into the colon and retain it. You would get a similar effect with Epsom salts by itself. The only residual effect of the soap will be if it contains other irritating components like peppermint oil, which would be in pretty small amounts.
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