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Enema Equipment and Kits: Homemade, Vintage and Store Bought

Updated on November 5, 2014

Plus Homemade Enema Recipes

Although it's not part of normal "health" conversations, the benefits of enemas are numerous. An enema can help alleviate constipation. It can remove toxins. It can help you feel clear headed, stimulated or relaxed. Certain enemas can even help health problems like arthritis or hemorrhoids.

On this page you'll find everything you need to enhance your enema experience. For beginners, you'll find a simple bulb syringe enema. Experienced users will find large volume enema kits. I've even put together all the supplies you need to build your own homemade enema kit.

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Syringe Bulb Enema

A syringe bulb enema set is probably the easiest way to give yourself a small volume enema. Just fill it up with your favorite enema recipe, insert the nozzle, squeeze and after a few minutes, release the fluids from your body into the toilet. These syringe bulb enema sets can all be cleaned and reused.

Homemade Enema Kit

Making your own homemade enema kit is the best way to personalize your enema experience. You can choose the type of nozzle that fits you best, the length of colon tubing you want and the type of bag or bucket to hold the enema fluid. These enema supplies are for large volume enema.

Enema Nozzles

It's important to choose an enema nozzle that will be comfortable for you to use.

Tapped Enema Nozzle

A tapped nozzle is the thinnest and probably the easiest to use. It's not much wider than the tubing and it tapers off near the end.

Standard Enema Nozzle

The standard enema nozzle is probably the next easiest. It's straight shaft and soft rubber make it a little harder to insert, but once it's in, you'll barely notice it.

Retention Enema Nozzle

A retention nozzle is designed to hold itself in once it's inserted.

Enema Tubing

Generally, enema tubing has a diameter of 5/16". This size will fit most of the enema buckets and enema bags on the market. The length is completely up to you. Although keep in mind that a too short tube can lead to an uncomfortable enema experience.

Enema Bags

Although it's hard to tell at first glance, each of these enema bags is fundamentally different and each has it's own pros and cons.

Disposable Enema Bag

This is a 1 1/2 quart disposable enema bag who's sole function is ease of use. It comes with everything you need for an enema (the nozzle tip is even pre-lubricated) and the design makes clean up a breeze. This is a one time use enema bag but some people wash and reuse it a few times.

Reusable Enema Bag

This enema bag is meant to be used, washed and reused for many many years (you'll find a link to washing instructions down below). It holds 1 gallon of water so it's perfect for enema colon hydrotherapy.

Plastic Enema Bucket

Some people prefer an enema bucket instead of an enema bag. It's used pretty much in the same manner. A nozzle is attached to a tube and the tube is attached to the bucket. The bucket is then hung high to let gravity force the fluid in. If you prefer enema buckets, here are 3 different ones to choose from.

The first bucket on the left is a 5 gallon bucket used for enema colon hydrotherapy. Since it's 5 gallons, you won't have to stop and refill it 3 times like other enema buckets. The second bucket is a disposable bucket set that has everything you need for an enema, including a non-traumatic nozzle tip. The third bucket is actually a bag and bucket set that includes everything you need for 2 enemas. It's meant for one-time use but if you clean and sterilize it properly, it can be reused.

2 Quart Disposable Enema Bucket

This is a smaller disposable bucket set that has everything you need for an enema, including a non-traumatic nozzle tip. Just use it and instead of dealing with clean-up, throw it away.

Enema Bag & Bucket Set

This is actually a 2 quart bag and bucket set that includes everything you need for 2 enemas. It's meant for one-time use but if you clean and sterilize it properly, it can be reused.

PurEnema Stainless Steel Enema Kit

This enema kit includes a 2 liter enema bucket made of stainless steel, six foot medical grade silicone tubing, five foot colon tube, 1 retention nozzle, 2 clamps, 1 straight nozzle and a 60 page enema instructional booklet. Parts can be easily cleaned, sterilized and reused.

Self Enema Shower Hose

A shower enema kit can be used to give yourself a deeply reaching enema in the shower. This can help with chronic constipation and is also sometimes used for colon cleansing.

A shower enema consists of a nozzle connected to a hose or tube that's connected to your shower head. It also has a valve so you can control the flow of water. The lubricated nozzle is inserted from behind and the water is turned on, using the valve to keep the flow at a comfortable level. After the colon has been filled to the proper level, the nozzle is removed and the colon water can be released into the toilet.

Home Enema Recipes

Making your own homemade enema is easy and ensures you get the benefits you're looking for. Depending on the recipe you choose, your enema can be detoxifying, stimulating or relaxing. You can choose a homemade enema recipe that has certain health benefits or you can simply choose to cleanse yourself with water. You can even make tasty flavor enemas. Whatever you choose, it's important that you always follow these "rules".

  • Use only distilled or purified water because tap water can contain harmful substances.
  • If your recipe requires you to strain out solid ingredients, always use a metal sieve or a teabag to filter.
  • ALWAYS let your enema cool to room temperature before using.
  • When you're done preparing your enema, make sure you have 4 cups of fluid. If you have less, add purified water to equal 4 cups.
  • Make sure your enema equipment is sterilized.

Coffee Enema Recipe

A coffee enema can provide you with a stimulating cleanse. While it cleans you out and removes toxins, the caffeine stimulates the liver. When making this coffee enema recipe, you should always use Organic Enema Coffee because it's high in caffeine and contains no toxic substances.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 1


  • 4 1/2 cups distilled water
  • 4 Tablespoons organic coffee


  1. You can either make this recipe in a coffee pot or you can simmer the 2 ingredients on the stove for 15 minutes and then strain out the coffee grounds. Afterwards, let the coffee cool down to room temperature. Pre-rinse with warm water before injecting with this coffee enema. You can hold it in for up to 15 minutes.

Cayenne Pepper Enema Recipe

A cayenne pepper enema can burn a little...or a lot, depending on how much cayenne pepper you use. If it's your first time, use just one tablespoon of cayenne pepper. After a few times, you can increase that to 2 tablespoons. In addition to it's cleansing effects, it's also supposed to relieve arthritis, cure hemorrhoids, and to heal any wounds you might have.

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1


  • 1 tablespoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 cups warm distilled water


  1. Mix the cayenne pepper and warm water together. After injecting, try to hold it in for at least 15 minutes.

Chamomile Tea Enema Recipe

Just like drinking chamomile tea, using a chamomile tea enema can be calming and relaxing.

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 55 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 1


  • 1 tablespoon chamomile flowers
  • 4 cups of distilled water


  1. Bring the water to a boil, then pour over chamomile. Let sit for 20 minutes before straining out the chamomile flowers. Let cool to room temperature before using.After injecting, hold in for up to 20 minutes.

Coconut Oil Enema Recipe - Flavor Enemas

A coconut oil enema has a couple of benefits. If you're constipated, it can help stimulate a bowel movement. It can help remove toxins. And if you're looking for a flavored enema recipe, coconut oil works great.

Beware that coconut oil tends to leak out for a few hours after your enema (so you'll be farting coconut oil for a bit). This problem can be hidden with some Anal Leakage Pads

Prep time: 5 min
Ready in: 5 min
Yields: 1


  • 8 oz coconut oil
  • 4 cups warm distilled water


  1. You can either mix the coconut oil with the water and inject it. Or you can inject just the coconut oil, and then inject the warm water. Either way will leave you feeling cleansed.

Complete Enema Recipe Book

The Complete Enema Recipe Handbook: Keep Your Intestines Clean with 22 Different Enema Recipes and Learn the Effects of Different Foods on Your Body
The Complete Enema Recipe Handbook: Keep Your Intestines Clean with 22 Different Enema Recipes and Learn the Effects of Different Foods on Your Body

This is more than just an enema recipe book. It explains every aspect of enemas and will answer any question you might have. It also teaches you about your diet and how the foods you eat affect your colon. In addition to providing many enema recipes, it also includes some herbal remedies.


Vintage Enema Equipment

Bid on Antique Enema Equipment

Vintage enema equipment is hard to find, but if it's anywhere, it's on Ebay!

How To Perform An Enema

It's actually quite easy to give yourself an enema. After making your enema, pour the fluid into your bag, bucket or syringe. If using a bag or bucket, hang it somewhere high because that method works with gravity. Undo your clamp to get all the air out of the tube, then clamp it again. Lubricate the tip of your nozzle and then, after lying down, insert the nozzle into your rectum. You can control the flow of the enema with the clamp. After all the fluid is in you, stay in that position for as long as possible (usually 15-20 minutes) and massage your abdomen. When ready, evacuate the fluid into the toilet.

Do you have a homemade enema recipe you'd like to share?

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    • Othercatt profile imageAUTHOR


      5 years ago

      @Frischy: For occasional constipation, fleet enemas work better than water enemas because they contain compounds that promote bowel movements.

    • Frischy profile image


      5 years ago from Kentucky, USA

      I had no idea there were so many different types of enemas. When someone in my household needs this intervention, we just use a fleets. This is good information in case we ever decide we need something more extensive.

    • Scarlettohairy profile image

      Peggy Hazelwood 

      5 years ago from Desert Southwest, U.S.A.

      Well, no, this is not a topic that gets a lot of discussion! It is fascinating though to read about the different types! Good to know when you need it!

    • Bestbuyguide profile image


      5 years ago

      Extremely informative article on an uncomfy subject ( pun intended)lol.

      I never knew half these facts.


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