How to Do a Coffee Enema at Home: A Step-By-Step Guide

Important: Consult your healthcare provider before using this product for coffee enemas. 

Consult Your Doctor About Coffee Enemas

The first step is always to consult your healthcare provider before administering any type of enema, including a coffee enema. Once you have the go-ahead from your doctor, you can move on to the next steps.

Pick A Spot To Do Your Coffee Enema

The best location to perform your coffee enema is - surprise! - in your bathroom. Some people like to do their coffee enema in the shower, as this provides an easy clean-up solution. However, you can also do your coffee enema on the toilet or in any other location that makes you feel comfortable as long as you're near a loo. Coffee enemas tend to work very quickly so it's important to be close to a toilet when you administer one.

Once you've chosen your location, it's time to get started!

Prepare your Coffee Enema

The first step is to fill your enema bag with the prepared coffee mixture. You can do this over the sink or in the shower. Once the bag is full, hang the enema bag approximately two feet above your head using the hooks that are included with most coffee enema kits. If you have a dressing gown hook at the back of your bathroom door, this is the perfect place to hang your coffee enema bag. Alternatively a shower rail will also do the trick.

It's very important to make sure the temperature of the coffee enema solution is lukewarm or cool, so as to avoid burns.

Get Lubricated For Your Coffee Enema

Next, lubricate the rubber rectal tip and your anus with a water-soluble lubricant. Lubricants for coffee enemas can include KY Jelly, olive oil or coconut oil. Remember that you're using an organic coffee enema so using a lubricant that's also organic is the best way to go if you 're wanting to avoid any harsh chemicals. Ensure that you put enough lubricant on the rectal tip so that it slides in easily.

Get Into Position For Your Coffee Enema

Now it's time to lie down on your back on the floor with a towel underneath you. If you're doing your coffee enema in the shower, you can also do this sitting on the edge of the tub. Lying down on your left side in the foetal position is the best position for administering a coffee enema, as this allows the coffee to flow more easily into your rectum.

Administer Your Coffee Enema

Once you're in position, gently insert the rectal tip into your anus and release the valve on the enema bag so that the coffee mixture can flow slowly into your colon. You might want to let half of the coffee enema bag flow into your colon first.

The coffee will likely cause you to feel the urge to poop, but try to resist this temptation for at least 5 minutes. You might only be able to hold it for a minute or two on your first go and then repeat with the rest of the bag.

After ideally 5 minutes have passed, you can release the coffee mixture into the toilet and then proceed to have a regular bowel movement.

Rehydrate And Relax After Your Coffee Enema

Remember to slowly rehydrate with a few glasses of room temperature water or electrolyte mixture after your coffee enema to help replenish any electrolytes that you may have lost.

You might want to have a warm bath or shower afterwards to help you relax, however many people have reported feeling instantly rejuvenated with more energy after a coffee enema.

Key considerations for the adverse outcomes of coffee enemas include:

It's imperative to approach coffee enemas with caution. They may have potential benefits for some, but it is crucial to undertake thorough research and consult with a healthcare professional before attempting.

Obtaining a reputable enema kit of high quality and adhering to the instructions is essential to circumvent negative outcomes. Possible issues include burns from solutions that are excessively hot, along with dehydration and electrolyte disturbances if not properly rehydrated.

Regular use might result in discomforts such as cramping, gas, and bloating. Immediate cessation of the enema and consultation with a doctor are necessary if you experience severe reactions like vomiting, nausea, acute pain, burning, or rectal bleeding.

Moreover, if there are cuts or open sores near the anus, coffee enemas could introduce bacteria and increase infection risk, making it crucial to ensure the area is clean and fully healed.


Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All of the information in this article is for informational purposes only. This information is not a substitute for medical advice and should not be used to treat, diagnose or cure any medical condition. Consult your doctor before using any of the information in this article, especially if you have a pre-existing medical condition. Pregnant or nursing women should also consult their doctor before using any of the information in this article. Coffee enemas should only be used under the guidance of a qualified healthcare professional.

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