When it comes to your bowel and digestive health, enemas are the thing that no one likes to talk about but are often helpful. If you’re dealing with constipation, want to detox, or you’re preparing for a procedure like a colonoscopy and want to cleanse your digestive tract, an enema can offer help.
When performing an enema for the first time, you may feel some discomfort and pain, but it should only be temporary. After the tube is inserted into the rectum and your colon is filled with water, users may feel heavy in the abdomen, which is a natural reaction to the process. Mild muscle spasms or contractions may occur, but this is positive as it’s a sign that your body is riding itself of impacted stool.
At home enema kits are safe to use as long as instructions are followed diligently and all pieces of equipment are cleaned thoroughly. All three packages on our list are reusable, but it’s essential to follow the instructions on cleaning the kits as bacteria can quickly grow in tubes and bags if not washed and sanitized correctly after each use.
If you have health concerns that can be helped by an enema, these are three great at-home kits that can help.
1. Aussie Health Co Non-Toxic Silicone Enema Bag Kit
Approved by the FDA and using medical grade reusable odorless, BPA- and phthalates-free silicone and PVC tips, the Aussie Health Co Non-Toxic Silicone Enema Bag Kit has everything you need to perform an at-home enema safely. The kit is made with clear silicone for clear visibility and has an open fountain top for easy cleaning. Appropriate for water or coffee enemas and doubling as a douche kit, the Aussie Health kit comes with a travel bag for discreet transport.
Pros: The kit was updated in 2016 and now comes with a bonus colonic irrigation nozzle as well as three extra slimline tips that aid in a pain-free insertion.
Cons: The Aussie Health kit is the most expensive kit on our list.
2. Flents Combination Douche & Enema Kit
Get four items in one with the Flents Combination Douche & Enema Kit, which can be used as a hot water bottle, cold water bottle, enema or douche kit. Latex-free, the kit works for water or coffee cleansing, Gerson therapy, general cleansing and feminine douche.
Pros: The kit comes with a douche kit, rectal syringe, and the re-usable bag has a 1.75-quart capacity.
Cons: Unlike the Aussie Health bag, which is clear, customers cannot see inside the Flents’ bag, making it difficult to gauge how much water is remaining.
3. OTBBA Enema Bulb Medical Kit
Easy to use and discreet, the OTBBA Enema Bulb Medical Kit is designed for anal douche enemas. The silicone bulb has a 7 oz capacity and comes with an attached 2.32-inch nozzle for comfortable entry.
Pros: The PVC nozzle twists off for easy cleaning.
Cons: The OTBBA has a much shorter nozzle and smaller capacity than the first two kits.