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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143 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.

    Reply
    • 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

      Reply
  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.

    Reply
    • a.kay on

      That’s more of a decoction rather than a tincturing, tinctures are typically made using alcohol to extract instead of heat. Try not to use heat ever when extracting unless its required to release compounds such as in pau d’arco or bracket fungus. Heat destroys the good parts we need!

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  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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    • Tina on

      Vicky this drink is so great my bowels empty up to 20 times with very loose stools this drink has changed that in 5 days I’ve had a big change it’s great

      Reply
  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?

    Reply
  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
      • Meg on

        I was reading some hair stuff on his site, and he answered a lot of questions personally but all the activity was from 2010 I wonder if he is just done with this and it is up anyway

    • Liz on

      I would get my allergies, intolerances and reactions checked by a naturopath that does Vega testing. Josephine. I found my rosacea related to my salicylate reaction.

      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
  11. Lisa J Fletcher on

    One of the biggest concerns in colon care is that all too often our diets are chronically low in fiber, which is vital to good bowel health. I use Bowtrol for my colon health. If you ask me where to buy bowtrol? I will say you can buy bowtrol online. To know more visit http://bit.ly/2lGFvZY

    Reply
  12. Steve Rossiter on

    Hello,

    I have suffered with IBS for approximately 20 years, I’ve managed it through diet and cutting down on alcahol and spicy foods. In the past few years I’ve been treated for Diverticulitus (3 times) and just finished medication. II’ve undergone all the tests going and I’m keen to learn more about how to keep your bowel healthy, so any information will be apprciated.

    Regards

    Steve

    Reply
  13. Gilda on

    I think this is good.Oh yes where will I buy ginger juice.Also how many days do I gave to do this cleansing.And czn I used this cleansing if I’m taking Lansoprazole and Adcal too.

    Reply
  14. Harini on

    I’ve eaten lots of slate pencils (chalk) and I’ve got quite little belly.. Can this colon cleanse help me with my problem?!!

    Reply
  15. Bryson Stephens on

    Lately I have been doing a herbal parasite cleanse and I can’t take pills for a colon cleanse so I tried this and it works awesomely. I just do it a little differently. I put a whole crisp apple some ginger powder apple cider vinegar squeeze a half a lemon and blend them. The best part is it just taste like apple sauce and works so good

    Reply
  16. Harsh Agrawal on

    This drink is to be taken on empty stomach but whether before going to pass the stool of after. Please reply

    Reply
  17. Mike o on

    Dr is perfect I call it sharp sharp cleanser I stomach infection my stomach always makes noise as I use this homemade mixture my shrink body have come back pls I have chronic staphylococcus for 15yrs now I too so many injection,harbs supplements pls help me Dr tell what to do or phone number to call you

    Reply
  18. Lee on

    How many consecutive days should this colon detox be preformed to be successful in cleaning out the entire small/large colon.
    Also would it help to add 2 table spoons of Apple cider vinegar (with mother) to improve the cleanse?

    Thank you

    Reply
  19. Jennie on

    So after drinking 4 glasses of this stuff and nothing happening, i discovered from other areas on this web site that the kind of sea salt is extremely important. I was using iodized sea salt and took the time to juice everything else myself. Would have been nice if he specified this in the recipe. So, FYI, use UN-IODIZED organic sea salt like Pink Himalayan or grayish-colored Celtic sea salt, not the store bought white stuff, per Dr Axe.

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    • Kathy on

      FYI there isn’t IODIZED Sea Salt, because iodized salt is mined and is usually called table salt, sea salt is made from the boiling of sea water and does not contain iodine

      Reply
  20. Sr. Sara on

    For those asking about how to get the ginger juice. Buy fresh ginger from the market but not anything from China (no time to explain you can research). Clean a piece of ginger thoroughly removing all the dirt or grime. Using a spoon, gently peel away the ginger skin. Or you can keep the skin on for an extra spicy juice. The spoon prevents peeling too much skin AND pulp.

    Once you peel, grate ginger using a grater (or blend in blender with a little water) and add to a pot of water. Can’t tell you how much, use according to your preference. I make this often and give to my family so I use alot of ginger and water.

    I bring my ginger and water to a simmer then I turn off and allow to sit over night. Or I drink as a hot tea with lemon. I enjoy the ginger pulp in my tea and juice, but if you don’t like pieces of ginger, strain before using the ginger water.

    You can also just blend the ginger in a blender but you need some liquid or it will be more pulp than juice. Hope this helps.

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  21. Kathy on

    Is this something you do every day for the rest of your life, or do you do this for 1 week, 2 weeks or just 1 day. I don’t see any instructions on this part of if

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    • Kathy on

      It is a cleanse. Usually done when one is constipated or had other bowel issues. Consult with your doctor before trying something new our if you have health issues.

      Reply
  22. Kavita on

    1) how many days course for this cleansing
    2) How many glasses in a day
    3) And how much break before you can restart this colon cleansing recipe again

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    • Kathy on

      The small amount of salt used shouldn’t have that much of an effect but if you are on prescribed medications you soups always consult with your doctor first if you are concerned about the affects.

      Reply
  23. Lenn on

    Someone said do this everyday. You don’t want to do this everyday, you need to stay at home the day you do the cleanse. Are you going to stay at home everyday. I would do it once a week or once every other week.

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    • Kathy on

      In reading many of these comments and questions it is apparent that people are not actually reading the article in full and many aren’t comprehending what they are reading.

      Reply
  24. Kathy on

    I’m wondering if anyone who has left comments like, can I eat during this cleanse and what are the amounts of ingredients to use, and my favorite the repeated question of can I use essential oils. Did you even read the full article?? Also try reading all of the Q&A from other people. No wonder the Doctor who gave this away for free quit answering questions. Read it in full you will find the answers and as
    always ask YOUR doctor before starting or doing something if you have problems or other health conditions.

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