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How to Take a Coffee Enema

Coffee enemas improve the body's digestion and help rid it of toxins. No matter if you choose to use the stainless steel bucket or supple bag, this equipment will help you get on your way to feeling your best.

Coffee Enema Kits

Coffee selection
Choose the kind of coffee you would like to use. We recommend organically grown coffee, but it is fine to use regular, such as regular grind or flaked, non-instant and not decaffeinated, or your own ground coffee.  For optimum freshness, keep opened containers of coffee in the freezer.

Coffee preparation
We recommend preparing your coffee with a stainless steel coffee percolator. Please do not use a coffee maker, unless it is high quality with stainless steel internal parts.  If you do not have these appliances, you can follow one of the below methods to prepare your coffee. You may also make larger amounts of coffee if you want to save and use for future enemas.

Percolator method (preferred): 
1. Measure 2-3 cups of purified water, along with 2-3 tablespoons of coffee, into the percolator.
2. Set the heat to high and let coffee to brew for 7-10 minutes.
3. Allow the coffee to sit for a couple minutes after it is done. If there are coffee grounds in the solution, strain it through a fine strainer or coffee filter into a clean enema bag or bucket.

Boiling method:
1. Measure 2-3 cups of purified water, along with 2-3 tablespoons of coffee, into a saucepan and bring to a boil.
2. Let the liquid boil for 5 minutes, before turning the heat off and letting it cool. You may add ice cubes to expedite up the cooling process.
3. After the water is cool to touch, filter it through a fine strainer or coffee filter into a clean enema bag or bucket.

Non-boiling method (least preferred):
1. Measure 1 cup of ground coffee, as well as 2 cups of water, into a container. Stir thoroughly together and soak the mixture overnight.
2. The following morning, filter the liquid with a fine strainer or coffee filter into a storage jar and refrigerate. 
3. To prepare the enema: pour 2 cups of purified water and 2-3 tablespoons of the coffee mixture from the jar into the enema bag or bucket.

NOTE: You can use less water or coffee if you have trouble retaining the recommended amounts. It is more beneficial for cleansing the colon to use up to a quart, or 4 cups, of water.

How to prepare the enema
• Ensure that the plastic hose is attached securely to the bag or bucket with the thin enema tip fastened to the opposite end.
• Remove air from the enema tube by grasping the hose clamp. Be careful not to close the clamp. Put the tip in the sink and hold the bag or bucket above the tip to allow water to flow out. Close the clamp to expel air from the tube.
• Use a small amount of soap or oil to lubricate the enema tip.

How to take the enema
Try to fit in at least one enema each day to enhance liver activity and help the detoxify the body. 
1. We recommend taking an enema after a bowel movement as it is easier to retain. If this is not an option, first try a plain water enema to cleanse the colon. 

2. Make sure you are as comfortable as possible. The majority of people choose to lie down on their back on a towel, whether on the bathroom floor or in the bath tub. It also helps the downhill water flow if you  put a rolled up towel or small pillow underneath your buttocks. 

3. Keep the enema equipment on the floor next to you with the clamp closed. If you use the enema bag, hang it approximately a foot over your abdomen.  

4. Insert the tip slowly and adjust until it is fully in.

5. Open the clamp so the water can flow. This may take a few seconds. If you use the enema bag, you can squeeze the bag gently to help the flow.

6. After the liquid is all inside, close the clamp.  You can leave the tube inserted or slowly take it out.

7. Aim to retain the enema for at least 15 minutes. It is not recommended you walk around the house during this time, but you may relocate to a bed and lie on a towel there if you are able.

8. You may choose to retain the enema for longer, but otherwise; dump the mixture out into the toilet after 15 minutes. 

9. Wash the enema equipment and tube well with soap and water. 

Further enema tips: 
• It is best to avoid coffee enemas in the evening to prevent interference with sleep.
• Try exercising prior to the enema to reduce intestinal gas.
• If you experience cramps while taking an enema: close the hose clamp, rotate from side to side, and breathe deeply. Cramps do not usually last long.