Oil Enemas

  Many people use some type of oil enema to relieve constipation. An oil enema helps to soften hardened stool allowing for an easier evacuation.  Oil just seems to have that 'slippery' effect no matter where you put it. 
Oil also lubricates the rectum and feces allowing for easier expulsion. For the most part only a few ounces of oil are used.

Over the counter laxatives:
     Of course there are 'over-the-counter' laxatives to cure stubborn constipation and naturally there is a 'however' to this.  Laxatives can be very harsh and painful to the system.  Possible side effects of various laxatives are:  Bloating, cramping, diarrhea, nausea, gas, increased thirst, choking or increased constipation if not taken with enough water.  Belching, diarrhea, nausea, urine discoloration, rectal irritation, stomach discomfort.  Also, some oral and rectal laxatives can lead to an electrolyte imbalance, especially after prolonged use. Electrolytes, which include calcium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and sodium, regulate muscle contraction, heart rhythm, nerve function, fluid balance and other body functions. An electrolyte imbalance can cause abnormal heart rhythms, weakness, confusion and seizures.

Or you can purchase a bottle of extra virgin olive oil,  or mineral oil and pour this into your enema bag for a larger volume oil enema.  Remember when taking large volume oil enemas that you may leak oil for several hours after you thought you expelled all the oil.

You can use alleviate this by using a one or two large volume soap enemas after your oil enema. This will help flush out the oil remaining in your colon. Usually two large volume soap suds enemas and one or two large volume rinse enema of plain warm water will do a relatively complete cleaning of the entire colon.

There are many wonderful  therapeutic essential oils that could also be added to a warm soapy enema.  For added colon health we personally enjoy an olive oil implant enema with added essential oils.  These implant enemas can be held for many hours without discomfort.

Something to remember:  Rubber or Latex enema bags will deteriorate if you use oil in them.  We suggest you use a vinyl enema bag or a plastic enema bucket or metal cans when using oil enemas.

Mineral Oil can also be used orally as a laxative. It will lubricate the colon to produce a bowel movement, as mineral oil is not readily absorbed in the colon it continues on through and out the anus carrying with it the feces.
You  need 1 tbsp. to 1 oz. {1oz. =30ml.} when taken orally, you can also have a glass of lemon juice or grapefruit juice after ingesting the oil to help relieve the oil aftertaste.
You can use olive oil or vegetable oil also as an oral laxative but it requires more of it because some is absorbed by the body 2 to 4 oz. should work well.
{Enema Mixing Instructions}

Mix 16 oz. of warm mineral oil  {you will need to stir continuously to keep the oil and water mixed }
1 quarts of warm filtered water.
Temperature 105 Fahrenheit


Add solution to enema bag to achieve desired amount.
Suspend enema bag approximately18 in. above the  rectum.

  Knee-chest position with chest against floor and rectum higher than head to receive this enema.
Insert nozzle/rectal tube tip into anus, using a lubricant Vaseline or any good personal lubricant as needed. Anal lubrication is very important.
Inject solution into rectum and colon slowly, and take as much as possible, or until it becomes uncomfortable.
Massage abdomen in counter-clockwise direction this will help the solution higher into the colon and help break loose any encrusted material. When bag is empty or no more fluid can be injected remove nozzle/rectal tube.

If you have trouble retaining the nozzle or solution you might want to try a retention nozzle.
Some people prefer to use a retention plug after they received their enema solution and removed the nozzle/rectal tube.

Lie in position for a few minutes, to allow oil to soften the hardened mater.
The harder the feces the longer you need to retain the oil to soften it. { 30 to 45 minutes should be sufficient} to soften the hardened fecal matter sufficiently for a relatively easy expulsion.

Now you can move to the toilet and release.

 Wash and sanitize Enema Equipment after use
Alternate positions for enemas Enema Positions

When expelling the enema:
You can massage the abdomen in a clockwise direction this will help move the solution toward the anus.

 A better way to take an Oil enema.

Use an 8 oz. bulb syringe and fill it with warm oil of your choice. Oil temperature should be approximately 95 to 100 Fahrenheit

Take the 8 oz. bulb syringe with the oil of your choice and inject it into the rectum.
You can use more oil if you feel it is necessary.
You should to retain the oil for 45 minutes to an hour to soften the fecal matter. If you only return oil and no fecal mater you can repeat the enema and retain it longer.

If desired you may take a warm water on top of the oil to force it further into the intestines
Fill enema bag with warm filtered water. {approximately 105 Fahrenheit}
Now take the enema from your enema bag as you normally would as per above.

You might need to take one or two large volume soap suds enemas to wash the oil out of your colon at the finish an oil enema.
Otherwise you could leak oil from your anus for hours.



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This information is strictly educational and is not, in any way, meant to prescribe or to constitute medical advice. The information provided is designed to be used in conjunction with the guidance of a healthcare professional. The author assumes no responsibility for any presumed health effects associated with using this information.