Homemade Colon Cleanse with 3 Juices

Homemade colon cleanse - Dr. Axe

Many people suffer from chronic constipation, irritable bowel syndrome, leaky gut and other issues with the digestive system. Because the colon has an important job of eliminating waste, it’s critical that you keep it running smoothly.

Fortunately, there are things you can do to help alleviate discomfort associated with toxins and digestion issues in the body, such as a homemade colon cleanse. I have shared details about why a colon cleanse is important, but what’s great is that you don’t need to see a doctor about it — and can make your own colon cleanser right at home.

A homemade colon cleanse can help flush out some of the toxins in your body that could be contributing to your discomfort and also offer natural relief from constipation. Just plan a day when you do not need to leave home so that you are able to adjust to the colon cleansing changes in your body and the elimination of waste as you begin the detox and internal cleansing process.


Apple, Sea Salt, Ginger and Lemon Colon Cleanse

Let’s get started making this great homemade colon cleanse. You will need a tall glass and a spoon. To start, place 3.5 ounces of purified water in a pan. You want to warm the water, not boil it, so that you can drink the water at a safe temperature.

Once it is warm, pour it into your glass. Then add the sea salt, often part of a salt water flush, and stir. The sea salt will help release toxins, pushing waste through the body and ultimately improving digestion.

Now, add the apple juice, ginger juice and fresh lemon juice. Stir. Where do you think an apple a day keeps the doctor away came from? Well, maybe it is not specific to the colon but it did come from the idea that whole foods, such as the nutrition-rich apple, brings good health and a healthy colon definitely yields good health. In fact, a study shows that those who ate an apple a day had less visits to the doctor and fewer prescription medications. (1

Ginger is great because it reduces bloating while stimulating the colon, keeping it free from wastes and harmful toxins. And let’s not forget about the amazing lemon! Lemon juice aids in digestion, detoxification and is high in vitamin C, making it a great antioxidant — it’s why it plays such a key role in my Secret Detox drink.

How to Do The Cleanse

Drink this first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Then have this mixture again just before a light lunch, preferably of steamed vegetables and baked salmon, and again mid-afternoon.

Have 6–8 glasses of room temperature water throughout the day. It may be best to slow down the consumption of liquids after 5 p.m. so that you are not awakened in the night, with having to go to the bathroom.

Risks 

Performing this type of colon cleanse should not present any problems; however, it is always good to check with your doctor if you are pregnant, have a disease, suffer from allergies or are taking any prescriptions medications prior to any new activity.


From the sound of it, you might think leaky gut only affects the digestive system, but in reality it can affect more. Because Leaky Gut is so common, and such an enigma, I’m offering a free webinar on all things leaky gut. Click here to learn more about the webinar.

Homemade Colon Cleanse with 3 Juices

Total Time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1 serving

Ingredients:

  • ½ cup 100 percent pure organic apple juice
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon ginger juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ cup warm purified water

Directions:

  1. Start with a tall glass and a spoon.
  2. Place 3.5 ounces of purified water in a pan. You want to warm the water, not boil it, so that you can drink the water at a safe temperature.
  3. Once it is warm, pour it into your glass. Then add the sea salt and stir.
  4. Add the apple juice, ginger juice and fresh lemon juice. Stir.
  5. Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Then have this mixture again just before a light lunch, and again mid-afternoon.

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56 Comments

  1. Penny Haulman on

    Its me again. Just a thank you for sharing real doctoring. I reared six children with herbal meds. Never went to school for it, but had I, what you share, is what I’d study.

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    • Melody on

      I was scheduled to have a colonoscopy in the morning but this bowel prep kit has done nothing but make me sick. It tastes so bad that I can’t even take a drink without gagging and puking it right back up.?Wish I would have known. Anyway. I am cancelling

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  2. Erin A on

    Can you use essential lemon oil instead of lemon juice? I have interstitial cystitis and can’t have acidic juices. I do use lemon oil in my water and it doesn’t cause flare ups.

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    • Nan on

      I successfully used Natural Calm magnesium citrate (original) as per the instructions at Bottom Line Publications as a colonoscopy prep. So much better!

      Reply
  3. Vicky Gilliam on

    I have irritable bowel syndrome but with diarrhea. I need a colon cleanse to straighten my body out what do I need to use?

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  4. Mollie on

    Who posts the answers to our questions? Is it possible to find the answers elsewhere for example, whether essential oils could be used?

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  5. Ruth on

    How long ll it take for the colon to be cleansed?I mean can I do this cleansing everyday? how ll I know dat my colon is now clean

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    • Janine on

      Ingredients

      1/2 cup organic apple juice
      2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
      1 teaspoon ginger juice
      1/2 teaspoon sea salt
      1/2 cup warm, purified water
      Directions

      Place 3.5 ounces of purified water in a pan. You want to warm the water, not boil it so you can drink the water at a safe temperature
      Once it is warm, pour it into a tall glass. Then add the sea salt and stir.
      Add the apple juice, ginger juice, and fresh lemon juice. Stir.
      Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Then have this mixture again just before a light lunch, and again mid-afternoon.

      Reply
    • Janine on

      Ingredients

      1/2 cup organic apple juice
      2 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
      1 teaspoon ginger juice
      1/2 teaspoon sea salt
      1/2 cup warm, purified water
      Directions

      Place 3.5 ounces of purified water in a pan. You want to warm the water, not boil it so you can drink the water at a safe temperature
      Once it is warm, pour it into a tall glass. Then add the sea salt and stir.
      Add the apple juice, ginger juice, and fresh lemon juice. Stir.
      Drink first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Then have this mixture again just before a light lunch, and again mid-afternoon.

      Reply
  6. Ellen on

    ??? Dear Dr. Axe, just wanted to give you all the gratitude I have to give. I have been struggling for days, even years, with constipation. Yesterday I followed your simple instructions and this morning I feel amazing!!!

    Reply
  7. Peanut on

    Dr Axe, please help. I’m living in Ghana Africa, been here 1 1/2 yrs. I just starting finding a little pink trail on the outside of my underwear, not kidding. Went to the doctor who poured a bit of water on it and tested it with a paper urine tester. It was blood but it’s not coming from me (outside) of underwear. I’ve had a partial hysterectomy and haven’t bled in over 20 years. Tonight I found a tiny critter on the outside of my underwear a little smaller than a knat. I want to soak in boric acid maybe and do a colon cleanse and maybe a yeast suppository or colon suppository or all of the above. I’m so creeped out!! Not wonder I itch everywhere and I don’t feel good. Recommendations please?!? Thank you!!!

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  8. Josephine Higgins on

    Hi ……. I hope you can help me. I usually mix pink salt with ginger and lemon juice together as I have heard its really good for rosacea.I drink this mixture just before lunch and dinner but I am concerned about the quantity of each ingredient because it may be too strong. I have was diagnose with acne rosacea 4 years ago and I am now 53 years old. Could you please tell me how much of each ingredient I should be using,how much I should consume each time I take it and is it true that it’s beneficial for rosacea. I would really appreciate a reply .Thank you.

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    • He don't care on

      To tell you all Since this Dr Axe don’t answer any bodies questions I think he is quack A knot head he just wants people to buy his stuff and not answer anything about what he tells people to do don’t trust someone who don’t respond to your questions

      Reply
  9. Basem on

    To get ginger juice, use the carrot juice machine, you can also squeeze the apple and half a lemon with it, this is as fresh as it can be

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    • Mary on

      When I take aloe ginger and myrrh capsules they give me a wonderful clean out but then the colon feels raw…….how do I overcome this ?

      Reply
  10. Kristen on

    Just started this on empty stomach. Can you eat anything during the day when you’re doing this two time juice cleanse? Also just one day of it or continue for multiple days?

    Reply

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