Hi has any one out there ever tryed Lavender soap from Dr.bronners? Any pro or cons about it
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.
A few hours ago, I tried the Peppermint variety of Dr. Bronners. This was the bar version as I didn't want to fork over 17 bucks for a large bottle. That was all they had at Target. I shaved off a good portion of the bar with a cheese grater and added it to about a quart and a half of water. Shaken, not stirred, of course... After a few minutes, I thought, whoa! this really tingles and then after about five minutes, I had to let it all go. Quite a feeling, I must say.. Maybe refreshing is the word I'm looking for. I can definitely recommend the Peppermint as long as you aren't to far away from the toilet.. :)
I wonder if they make a Cotton Candy scent... that would be a treat for me..... I love cotton candy......
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.
I bought the bar variety of the lavender scent recently. Have had about three enemas using the soap since. I like it. Not super harsh, and the scent is not bad. It lathers up pretty well. Cleaned me out really nice. I learned from Chester89 (thanks, Chester) that using a cheese grater was a good way to deal with the bar version. Just shave off as much you need and it dissolves very readily. Or you can shave down the whole bar and keep it in a zip lock baggie or other container.
Lavender is not my favorite "smell", but it's OK (Until they make Cotton Candy Scent, here's hoping!). Although, if I wanted my wife to pay attention to my ass, I probably should wish for Taco Scented Dr. Bronner's.
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.
I concur with healthymale on the lavender Dr. Bonner's. I've used the peppermint and like the tingling on my anus when expelled but the feeling lasts too long for my taste.
I, like some others here, find the Peppermint Castile too irritating, and much prefer the Lavandar, or uncented. Tonight, I did a combination Epsom Salts and uncented Castile with warm water. It's the first time I've tried this mixture, and I found it super soothing, and effective. I used 1 tablespoon of Epsom Salts and 2 tablespoons of Castile soap per qt of warm water. Initially, took about 2 quarts, and then expelled roughly a quart. Then I took the remaining 2 quarts from my 1 gallon container.....so now I had approximately 3 quarts in me. I went very slow, changed positions a few times, and had no problem whatsover holding it. As I said, it was extremely soothing and pleasant, and I will definitely repeat this mixture on many occasions.
I find Dr Bonners Peppermint, tried the lavender was ok. The have quite the selection at my local Target.
I started using goat milk soap. It does not cramp as much as castile or dr. bonners and is very effective. Get some try it.
Do soaps have a drying out factor for the bowel? I suppose it depends on the contents of the bowel?? Any opinion?
I've tried about all of Dr. Bronner's soaps. They are weaker than they
were 20 yrs. ago, as the formula has changed.
There is not as much writing on the label as once was also. It did
make interesting reading while on the toilet.
I have also become very fond of Canus Goats Milk Soap, and like the
original the best. It can be used to make a fairly strong Enema that
is easy to take, and seems to do a great job of cleaning the colon
without leaving any soreness.
Have not tried the Lavander, but have tried the peppermint, almond and Baby Mild. I find the Peppermint too irritating, but love the smell when expelling. The next least irritating is Almond, but my favorite is Baby Mild.....I find it the most comfortable to take without much irritation
I didn’t vote as I’ve only tried peppermint so far. I’d be a little hesitant about the eucalyptus and tea tree varieties as both of those oils are toxic.
I’ve read about Dr Bronner’s soaps many times in this forum, and just before Christmas learnt that they are sold locally, mostly in ‘health’ stores. So while doing my Christmas shopping I dropped into a store that stocks the Dr Bronner range and picked up 1 US quart of the peppermint variety for later experimentation ;)
I don’t know when I’ve ever been so preached at by product packaging! The label covers most of the vertical surface of the bottle, and every square inch of the label is crammed with what I can only call weird quasi-religious rantings in tiny print and a strong German accent. I’m no copywriter and no graphic designer, but I know someone who needs one.
On breaking the seal you are left in no doubt that the product is indeed peppermint, the smell is very distinct. On Boxing Day I mixed up my usual quantity of solution, 2.5 litres, adding 30 ml of soap per litre. I gather that’s stronger than most people use, but I like strong soap solutions. I injected it with a Higginson pump and a double-balloon catheter, quite slowly, taking nearly 15 minutes. It was fairly crampy going in, and more so while holding. At six minutes I nearly lost the catheter. After holding for 10 minutes I deflated the catheter and expelled into a bedpan, very thoroughly. Another ten minutes and I was done. There were no further effects during the day, but the peppermint perfume hung around for quite a while.
So the experiment was quite satisfactory, and no doubt I’ll use up the rest of the bottle in time. It’s rather more expensive than my regular liquid soap (which comes from a soap hobbyists supplier). Time and further experimentation will tell if I like it enough to try others of the doctor’s soaps. I doubt he’ll convert me to his religion though!
I use a combination of Dr Bonners and salt,works well. ADVISE do not use the EUCALYPITUS. I got a bad reaction, other people have also advised not to use this. Why take a chance when the peppermint is fine.
Yes, I bought a big botle of Lavender and wish I had bought Pepermint. I noticed at the time of purchase, at Walgreens, the Pepermint was almost sold out w/ only one botle left.
Peppermint is my favorite soap and I can use more of it than the Lavender or Almond varieties. Too much Lavender and I get sick to the stomach (not good unless that is what you have in mind.)