Master Cleanse Recipe

The master cleanse diet is created by Stanley Burroughs in 1941. But only in 1976, he published a master cleanse book. In short, the diet only permits you to consume the lemonade mixture for the whole duration of the master cleanse – You are required to drink a minimum of 60 oz of lemonade a day and drink plenty of water too. But you are not allowed to eat or drink other foods rather than the lemonade for 10 days.

Do note: there were many changes from the period of time when Stanley Burroughs published the book till today (1976 and 2009). For example, the U.S.D.A. has changed the classification of maple syrup and many websites are giving the wrong information on the type of maple syrup you can buy.

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Before you embark on the master cleanse journey…

It is advsiable for you to obtain a copy of the master cleanse guide written by Raylen, so you would know exactly what to do and what to expect. Even though the web contains most of the master cleanse instructions, the content in these sites may not be organized and structured as well as these guides. As a result, you may miss out some of the most important information that can help you in the master cleanse.

Below, we have listed down a single serving recipe of the master cleanse diet. Most of the time, you may want to make the lemonade for the whole day otherwise it’ll be a hassle for you to make the lemonade each time you want to drink it.

You would need to mix the following ingredients together in order to make the lemonade mixture.

1. 2 tablespoons of lemon juice

2. 2 tablespoons of organic maple syrup grade B

3. 1/10 teaspoon of cayenne pepper powder

4. 10 oz glasses of distilled water (This is around 295ml of water)

Lemon Juice

lemon juice detox master cleanse

You would approximately need half a lemon to make 2 tablespoons of lemon juice. If you want to create the lemonade for the whole day, it can only last for 8 hours before it turns bad (even you have put it into the fridge).

Do take note not to use canned lemon juice as the vitamins and nutrients are no longer in the canned lemon. It is essential for your body to absorb the lemon nutrients because you are drinking the lemonade for 10 days.

In our master cleanse survival manual, you would discover how you should you prepare the lemonade exactly in the morning. (You can’t add the cayenne pepper in the morning when you prepare the lemonade for the whole day, otherwise it will turn bad within a short while..)

Maple Syrup

maple syrup master cleanse

When you read all the free information online, the standard instructions are to use organic maple syrup grade B. They would tell you not to use other kinds of syrup as they are not suitable for the master cleanse diet. Usually you can only find the grade B maple syrup in United States only and if you are from other parts of the world, chances are you won’t be able to find grade B maple syrup.

BUT, is grade B maple syrup the only suitable grade for master cleanse? In our master cleanse survival manual, you would also discover whether do you really need grade B maple syrup. (It is found out that Stanley Burroughs originally published the Master Cleanse in 1976 when the U.S.D.A. classified maple syrup into 3 different categories. However, now U.S.D.A. has revised it’s classification… )

Cayenne Pepper

cayenne pepper master cleanse
Do not underestimate the power of cayenne pepper. It is one of the best healing herbs in the world. The pepper can increase the blood flow in the body, have a rich source of vitamins B & C and can save one from heart attack. We would recommend you to buy the powder form of cayenne pepper.

Most people find it difficult to drink the lemonade with the cayenne pepper in it. If you find it difficult too, here’s a tip… Put the cayenne pepper powder into empty capsules and when you drink the lemonade and maple syrup, just swallow the capsules. This is more effective than buying cayenne pepper pills that are produced by the pharmaceutical companies.

Your Master Cleanse Checklist

Here are the entire list of stuffs you need for the 10 days master cleanse.

  • 50 Organic Lemons
  • 2 bottle of 64 Oz Organic Grade B Maple Syrup
  • 1 bottle of Cayenne Pepper
  • 1,000 oz of Distilled Water
  • Sea Salt
  • Laxatives
  • Non-caffeinated Herbal Teas
  • Teaspoons & Tablespoons
  • Lemon Juicer
  • Scales
  • Journal (record down your process, challenges, to help you during the cleanse and for future references)
  • Easing in and easing out preparation

Where can you get all the Master Cleanse ingredients?

As our website is visited by visitors from all over the world, we are only able to share with you some of the general countries (United States) to find the master cleanse ingredients. If you have managed to find some ingredients in your country and would like to share with the rest of the readers, email admin [at] and we will update this website for everyone to read.

  • One of the best places to buy your master cleanse ingredients is by going to our master cleanse shopping list where we list down our supplier site, as the supplier ship to anyone from anywhere.
  • If you are living in U.S., you can get most of the ingredients from Whole Foods Market. Most of our readers share with us that you can find most of your ingredients there.

Laxative Herb Tea

laxative herb tea for master cleanse

Usually one can take the green or peppermint tea but take note that it should not be caffeinated. This is usually taken before the start of the master cleanse and the instruction from the book is to drink it every evening before you go to the bed.

Note: You don’t want to drink the laxative tea together with the salt water flush as it would cause diarrhea.

Salt Water Flush Recipe

You would need to prepare a teaspoon of organic sea salt (not iodized salt) with 25 – 35 oz of warm water. Mix well and do your best to drink the solution in one go. If it is difficult to drink, use normal temperature water then. The purpose of the salt water flush and the laxative tea is to help you in bowel elimination.

It is best to drink the salt water flush before drinking the lemonade in the morning as it is more effective with empty stomach.

sea salt for master cleanse

Have you tried the salt water flush and you totally couldn’t stand the taste? Some people may face the problem not able to have successful bowel movements.  Our master cleanse newsletter below would give you tips, secrets and our experiences on how you can “cheat” on the salt water flush..

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Your Master Cleanse Diet FAQ

Here are some commonly asked questions by our subscribers and readers, we’re certain that you’ll find them useful!

How much weight can I expect to lose with the Master Cleanse Diet?
While the fundamental aim of the Master Cleanse Diet is to flush toxins from your internal system, we have Master Cleansers who happily reported a loss of 10 pounds off their weight! You’ll have to try the diet yourself to experience the health benefits!

Is it fine to use Agave Nectar instead of Maple syrup? (It is organic.)
Though it is organic, it is still inferior to a Grade B maple syrup in terms of nutrition. For the best overall experience and outcome, please stick to the suggest Grade B maple syrup.

Are there any substitutes for the cayenne pepper?
Alternatively, ginger can be used as a substitute. Another way you can try is to take some dried peppers and grind them up into a powder. Then again, the lemonade mixture may not be as effective and efficient.

Can I still continue with my exercise program while I’m on the diet?
You still can exercise but do not engage in strenuous activities. Please note that excessive perspiration will cause a huge loss of mineral through your sweat and it’s always wise to exercise in balance.

If I am breastfeeding, can I do this diet?
You should not go this diet because you will need much more than this diet so that you can produce milk that is good enough for your baby. You can try this diet when you are no longer breast feeding.

How many people do the “ease in” phase and is it recommended?
It is recommended but not compulsory. It will help you to get used to the “no solid food” condition of the diet. You should start by cutting down on solid food, especially the carbohydrates and meats. Eat more fresh fruits and vegetables, and go easy on the sauces and processed, sweetened drinks.

Can I continue on my protein shakes while using the cleanse? (I don’t want to lose the muscle I put on!)
You should not take your shakes during the Lemonade diet because it will interfere with the cleansing for sure. You can carry on with exercise to prevent the loss of your muscle. You can also try organic wheat grass juice.

Today I have bad pains in my legs and back!
This is probably because you are not drinking enough water. Make sure to drink more water after you do the salt water flush and throughout the day. And also, remember that you have to use sea salt for the flush.

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Master Cleansers’ Journal

Amy says : I’m going to try to journal here for myself and anyone else that it may help. My first day is coming to a close. Night time is definitely worse, especially when my husband grilled chicken for dinner. The lemonade helps the cravings though... Read More At Day 1 (Comments section)

Jomoke says: Well here I am on the second day of the cleanse! I am feeling hungrey every few hours. If I drint water or lemonade the feeling goes away for another hour or two. I jogged three miles yesterday and I’m still wondering where that energy came from... Read The Rest At Day 2 (Comments section)

Amy says: Almost to a close of day 3. It’s been hard, but a met a specialist at a Christmas party last night that encouraged me. I’m starting to go to the bathroom a lot more today and have been having a little stomach cramping and feeling a little depressed about not drinking coffee... Read The Rest At Day 3 (Comments section)

eve says: Wow this is way harder then I thought! 4th day as well! Little sleep little bathrooms visits, lost 4lb but that’s not why I’m doing it... Read The Rest At Day 4 (Comments section)

Sara says: Day 5- Today and last night have been the absolute worst for me. I am so extremely hungry. I’m having the worst cravings on top of the physical hunger. I want everything greasy and not greasy. I am seriously considering starting the orange juice tomorrow but am just trying to stick through this. This is my first time trying this cleanse and I really, really want to do this. The hunger is just so intense.... Read The Rest At Day 5 (Comments section)

Jo says: Ok I started this with my husband. He’s been losing weight like mad. I, on the other hand gained 2/10# yesterday. I lost that 2/10# today but that’s it. My hunsband has had to quit. He was physically sick, no energy & couldn’t make it thru the day. I made him have some soup last night... Read The Rest At Day 6 (Comments section)

Amy says: Day 7: There is a light at the end of the tunnel! Now, it’s all controlling the mind. I feel a little cooky and although I know I’m not going to quit, my mind is playing tricks. The description of day 7 above is VERY accurate. I have been having an awful ache on my left side almost behind my lower ribs... Read The Rest At Day 7 (Comments section)

Amy says: I actually can’t believe it’s day 8. I keep thinking it’s day 7. My side is still hurting, but not as bad as yesterday. I also was the most grouchy I’ve been since I started. ALSO, I almost tricked myself into thinking I could maybe cheat a coffee from Starbucks while I was grocery shopping... Read The Rest At Day 8 (Comments section)

Amy says: Alright, today is definitely one of the better days I’ve had, just because I know I only have one more official day. I bought some rice milk and frozen strawberries for a lovely smoothie on day 11... Read The Rest At Day 9 (Comments section)

Amy says: Alright, today is definitely one of the better days I’ve had, just because I know I only have one more official day. I bought some rice milk and frozen strawberries for a lovely smoothie on day 11... Read The Rest At Day 10 (Comments section)

Master Cleansers Who Transformed Their Life Through Master Cleanse

Success Story: Jessie Hairston

"Thanks to Master Cleanse, I’ve lost over 100lbs, i’m typing,my hair is back, I can run, and the doctors are astounded!"

"Just completed my 5th cleanse. Started out of health desparation 3-13-08 at 263lbs, debillitating diseases, couldn’t walk without pain or a cane, knarled joint, depressed and losing hair.

Thanks to Master Cleanse, I’ve lost over 100lbs, i’m typing,my hair is back, I can run, and the doctors are astounded! I’m living proof that the cleanse works. Oh, I look 25 years younger and still losing. I swear by the Master cleanse. The medicines and injections stopped working and began attacking me. I threw them in the garbage and I’m glad I did.

All hail to the Master Cleanse!"
-- Jessie Hairston, a reader of our site.

Success Story #2: Craig

"With a flatter stomach and four days to go I’m giving this diet the thumbs up."

"Well! I have to say the diet has been great.I’m on day6 and feeling good.I have to be honest by the second day I’ve became very hungry and cheated for half of a butter roll lol but, I got back with it.I became very tempted for the pizza with pepperoni that my coworkers had ordered, but refuse the night before.Though my hunger has stop by the third, my mind still think of the foods that i love.With a flatter stomach and four days to go I’m giving this diet the thumbs up."

-- Craig

Success Story #3: Amy

"My skin looks great, I have lost more weight than I thought. I had no idea until I threw on a pair of my tight jeans and had to cinch my belt two more loops."

"Almost there! It’s 6:30pm and while I could probably continue cleansing and it would bring forth even better results, I am ready to get back on the mountain and start snowboarding again. SO, I’m looking forward to my slow recovery to eating foods again and much more physical activity. I think I was the most tempted this day of all because It’s kinda like…… I’m really almost done. My skin looks great, I have lost more weight than I thought. I had no idea until I threw on a pair of my tight jeans and had to cinch my belt two more loops. This was something I hadn’t noticed cause I was focused more on my cleansing results. (unfortunately my boobs are smaller too) I have a good energy level and not as grouchy from lack of food. I will definitely do this again next year maybe lengthening the process another week. Hoping my new obsession with cooking will continue and wasn’t just due to not being able to eat. : ) Thanks for everyone’s support!!!"

-- Amy
Amy is a very nice master cleanser who consistently shared her journal every day while on the cleanse with the visitors on our website. Amy, if you are reading this, our master cleanse team appreciate your sharing, thank you!. You can read her daily journal on our journal categories.

Success Story #4: Carin *New

"I got my new husband to finally buy into it, and he was amazed at the results. He lost 17 lbs in 6 days and again, was never hungry."

"I have done this master cleanse for 5 years. It was doctor recommended, when I was so toxic after a car crash and new home (overwhelmed with new glues/paint etc… body was on over load! The first time i was so skeptical ~ however, I followed ALL the instructions, and never cheated……I wasn’t hungry ever! and felt more energy and emotionally stable than I had in a long long time. I do the cleanse at least once a year, sometimes twice. I got my new husband to finally buy into it, and he was amazed at the results. He lost 17 lbs in 6 days and again, was never hungry. I am starting my 10 day journey, so I know at the end I will be ready for spring break and fight thru the plateau weight loss i have been experiencing. If you are frightened about te hunger………just have faith….drink more…..and meditate. Know that it is in your head, and get out of that spot…do something! Good luck."

-- Carin

Success Story #5: Angelo *New

"This is my first time to try this diet and it really made me feel good not just physically but also emotionally especially now that I have completed it more and more people are becoming inspired and want to try it out..."

"First things first, I would like to thank your website for a very insightful information on the Master Cleanse diet. This has motivated me every step of the way to go through this diet. More than the cheer of my friends and the inspirational messages from them, your site gave me a lot of information and motivation to get me through. your daily journal helped me a lot. This is my first time to try this diet and it really made me feel good not just physically but also emotionally especially now that I have completed it more and more people are becoming inspired and want to try it out. With this, it will be my honor for my facebook page to be graced by your badge. I would like to request if you can create me a personal badge. "

-- Angelo

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  1. Rick
    2760 days ago

    You drink the salt water mix only once a day. The lemonade all day. The vitamin shot is ok to have. Just make sure to drink water thur out the day.

  2. carissa
    2761 days ago

    I have a few question: Do you drink the salt water mixture once in the morning and the lemonade throughout the day or both all day? And I get Vitamin B shots once a week, should I stop while on the clease or can I continue? Wish me luck!

  3. Rick
    2762 days ago

    The cleanse went good last year. I was on it for seven days. The eight day I eat salad. The ninth day was egg whites and salad. Then back to eating my regular way. When doing the cleanse make sure to drink enough water. The salt water flush us sea salt.
    Day 3 still have energy felt a little slugish the first thing but once up feeling great. I am off to the Gym to train and to teach my class and maybe only 3 miles today the fours miles yesterday were a little bit too much with the classes.

  4. Rick Trudell
    2763 days ago

    Day one is done. I feel great went to the gym and did three miles in 30min. I want to keep my pace down cause I did not know how much energy I would have. Day two is going good will see when I get to the gym? I have two classes to teach tonight but I want to get four miles in first.

  5. Emma
    2763 days ago

    @Rick : How was your cleanse last year? Glad that you are starting the cleanse once more! and do keep us updated on your daily experience on the cleanse!

  6. Rick
    2764 days ago

    I have done the Master Cleanse once before last year around this time. I am starting the cleanse today. Make sure to drink more water when doing the salt water flush. That is why you are aching. Also make sure to use sea salt for the flush.

  7. Karen
    2766 days ago

    @remi : I read your message on the master cleanse, what did you get the leg and back pain from and the stomach pain, is it from this diet. Please let me know I am thinking about trying this but I can’t afford to have any leg or back pain.
    Thank you
    God Bless you always

  8. remi
    2769 days ago

    Thanks Emma ,I did the salt water flush and the tea this morning. I soon went to the bathroom.My elimination is more water than anything. Also today I have had bad pains in my legs and back I can barely walk and the chills. lord ,what should i do ? It’s only day four i don’t to give in

  9. emma
    2770 days ago

    @remi I would think that you need to do salt water flush since you are not eliminating too well. Most people after trying the salt water flush have better bowel movements. It would be good that you use both the tea and the salt water flush at different period too.

    Do reply to the comments at and tell us whether you are doing better with the salt water flush so it would help everyone else too.

  10. remi
    2770 days ago

    I’m on day three so for so good not eliminating much. First, forgot to do the tea before the cleanse and also i haven’t did the salt water flush. I did drink the tea at night. please ,tell me what to do, do i really need the salt flush?

  11. Jen
    2772 days ago

    How important is it whether or not the salt is not iodized?

  12. Melissa
    2772 days ago

    I found the syrup at Whole Foods. It was in
    the bulk food area. I just filled a glass jar up
    with it.
    I’m drinking my 1st glass now. It taste REALLY
    good. I’m a “sweets” addict so I’m sure the
    syrup is what I like

  13. john
    2787 days ago

    jt, any major grocery store should have the cayenne pepper in the spice section. Alternatively, you can use cayenne peppers found in the produce section (most good produce sections have these; if your area stores do not, look for them in stores serving predominantly hispanic customers). You can grind them up yourself, and they usually are sold already dried out. Typically they are three or more inches long, red, and they have lots of seeds. You can grind them up electrically or just using anything to mash them.

  14. Heidi
    2791 days ago

    Does it taste bad or good??

  15. lisa
    2795 days ago

    hi i went to my local coop they sold organic maple syrup and my local sainsburys sold the powered cayenne pepper hope this is helpful for u

  16. jt
    2810 days ago

    hey, i can’t seem to find organic maple syrup nor cayenne pepper powder. are there substitutes to these which can be easily found?

  17. emma
    2813 days ago

    I would advise you to schedule your birth control after the master cleanse. This period of time, I would also refrain from sex, because you want your system to be focused on cleansing your body and don’t want anything to hinder the detoxification process. The master cleanse book also mentioned not to have any other supplements.

  18. Ms Splendor
    2816 days ago

    But I had a question. Is it ok to workout and take birthcontrol pills while on this??

  19. Ms Splendor
    2816 days ago

    Starting the cleanse tomorrow but I’m not sure if I can stomach the warm salt water. Eek!

  20. naudia
    2817 days ago

    Its it ok to work out too during the process????,

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