I know many don't believe or condone the use of soap enemas but sometimes they are the only thing that really work for constipation! Do I have to follow with a rinse? Will I have problems if I don't? Also, is it safe to use just plain water and if some of the water gets absorbed, is that harmful? Thanks!
I think it depends on the size of the soap enema and how concentrated the soap was. If I use a soap water enema that is a quart or more (1 tsp castile soap per quart), I find that I am very uncomfortable afterwards unless I rinse with a 1-2 quart warm water enema.
When I take a single 2 quart water with 2 teaspoon castile soap enema I usually do not take a salt water enema but when I take a series of say 3 or 4 soapsuds enemas then I follow with a retention coffee enema followed by a saltwater enema.
I avoid a plain water enema because I do not find them good for cleansing or flushing out soap. I retain them too long and absorb too much water. I prefer to take a salt water /baking soda enema (2 teaspoons of each, salt and baking soda, per quart of water).