Buttner Frank Enema-Douche Bucket
A sturdy 1 Litre capacity bucket style enema kit with hole in the bucket for hook mounting or solid enough to stand independently and securely on a shelf
- This is a German made bucket style enema kit
- Robust easy to use design
- Easily cleaned
- Complete with gravity feed rubber tubing, enema and douche tips, tap and it's own 14" rectal implant tube.
This is a solid style reusable bucket enema kit.
Manifest Health know that this kit is very popular with those who plan heavier duty regular cleansing and who are not looking for portability and design as key features. It does still meet our expectation for practicality, ‘cleanability’, safety, reliability and durability so we are happy to sell it to you.
The set contains a rigid white plastic bucket/jug with a capacity of 1 litre. The measurements are incremented up the side of the bucket. There is along RED RUBBER tube which gravity feeds the fluid from the bucket down to the smaller anal tip which is made of plastic. The set also contains a 14inch rectal catheter/implant tube and a vaginal douche attachment.
An enema kit is used in administering a lower bowel flush, typically lying down in a knee bent position. The liquid is gravity fed. For evacuation, the tip or catheter is removed and the fluid is expelled into the toilet. The procedure is repeated as necessary.
As well as using plain water for the enema you try using other fluids.
Here is a link to a page on Enema Recipes for you to consider.
This product comes with an instruction leaflet.
Why we love this product
- German design means a robust and durable product
- It a product that has been used safely by thousands of people
- Easy and reliable to use again and again
- Safer than many designs although all enema kits should be used with caution.
- The tips are made of plastic although the feeder tube is made of RUBBER.
- Plastic parts mean they are durable
- Simple to clean (do not boil though – remember this is plastic!)
- Very straightforward to assemble (you don’t need any detailed instructions)
- Designed to enable you to visibly check most parts easily prior to use (remember you can’t see inside the hot water bottle style enema bags at all.
It's really important to clean the equipment before and after use. Use a gentle but effective cold water sterilising solution like Virkon disinfectant tablets. Replace your enema kit annually or after approximately 30 uses.
- The white bucket has a maximum capacity of 1 litres of fluid.
- The rubber gravity feed tube is 1m 24cm in length.
- The end of the enema tip is about the width of an average ballpoint pen casing and only about 5cm long.
- The vaginal douche is the longer of the two tips. This is for vaginal use only and should not be used in the anus at all.
How do I use it?
An enema administers a lower bowel flush, typically lying down in a knee bent position. The liquid is gravity fed. For evacuation, the tip or catheter is removed and the fluid is expelled into the toilet. The procedure is repeated as necessary.
Before and after you take your enema you should always make sure your equipment is thoroughly clean. Check the equipment thoroughly to ensure it is clean. Flush out the tube and tap to ensure that they are clear throughout.
Connect all the equipment together: The enema attachment is the small tip, the vaginal douche attachment the longer tip. Make sure that the tap mechanism is closed. Fill the enema bag with mineral or filtered water which is at body temperature.
Position the enema bag less than three feet above the hips from a convenient hook on the wall or door or a sturdy shelf. Run some of the water through the tube and out of the tap end to release any air in the long tubing or tap before use. Close the tap again ready to start.
Apply lubricating jelly (YES lubricant, olive oil or KY jelly) to the enema tip and also to the outside of the anus.
Lie either on your side, kneeling head down bottom up, or on your back. Insert the lubricated enema tip into the anus and turn the tap mechanism allowing the water to flow in. Gravity will feed the water down through the tube for as long as the tap is open. You may feel more comfortable letting the water feed down in smaller amounts to allow the fluid to settle, infact that is preferable to trying to take it in all in one go. It is a bit fiddly but with practice it gets simpler.
Now, lie on your right hand side (Remove the tip first if it is easier). Hold the fluid inside you for as long as you can without it being uncomfortable.
When you are ready, remove the tip and catheter if you have not done so already and sit on the lavatory to allow the evacuation of the faecal matter and water. Don’t rush, strain or force.
It may be that you will need to feed water into your rectum and evacuate the contents a number of times in one session or once is enough per session. It really is up to you. You will be able to hold onto the water for longer periods with practice. More fluid needed? Just top up the bucket.
Precautions and Storage
Store the equipment safely where it will be secure and cannot be tampered with. Keep it out of the reach of children. Ideally the equipment needs to be stored in a constant coolish temperature, away from direct sources of heat and avoid damp environments. Do not fold the water tube as it will create a kink in it.
This set contains a rubber tube. If you have a reaction to rubber please do not use this kit.
- NEVER EVER USE TAP WATER FOR ENEMAS.
- Each member of the family should have their own enema kit, if this is not possible then each member should have their own tubing assembly and very strict levels of hygiene should be observed.
- Replace your enema kit annually or after approximately 30 uses. With care you may be able to use the bag more times than this.
- The first few times you use the kit should be seen as experimentation to see what you need to learn and to see how your body gets on with the process of taking an enema. Just use plain water while you are getting used to taking enemas. Once you know how to give yourself a plain water enema with confidence you can progress from there on to other solutions if you choose to do so.
- If using a rectal implant tube (also known as a Catheter) please use caution and ensure that you do not force or push. Discuss the use of a catheter with your Therapist or GP for more detailed instructions according to your medical history.
- We recommend you have sealed bottles of good quality still water (like Evian for example) stored at body temperature to use for plain water enemas. They are cheap and convenient.
We asked around our offices to see if there were any other ‘snippets of wisdom’ that we could bring together based on staff experiences that might help to get you started.
In addition to your enema kit and the fluid of choice for the enema itself the team here suggests…
- A print out of the instructions of what you are supposed to do
- A lubricant (like our Yes Lubricant which is aloe vera based) or you can use a good quality organic oil or KY jelly
- A washing up bowl to rest the end of the tubing and used tip into while you are on the loo, and to use to wash the equipment in when you have finished. Keep it where you can reach it easily while lying down.
- Some disinfectant wipes.
- A few towels in case of spills or accidents!
- Latex gloves so that when you clean up anything messy you don’t have to touch it
- Decent detergent and/or sterilizing solution for when you’ve finished
- A towel to lie on and a pillow wrapped in a towel for your head
- A timer so you know how long you’ve been there!
- Something to read or listen to that is relaxing
- A sense of humour ….just in case!
They also agreed that you don’t have to attempt to take in the full 1 litre of fluid if you find it too hard. Do what feels right and don’t put yourself under any pressure.
Finally, in an ideal world, you’d not be interrupted while performing the enema so phones off, bathroom door locked and no interruptions.