The Epsom Salts mixture does have a bit of a bite. Using the power of mind works well for some people. Keep telling yourself how much good it will do for your body. The Olive-Oil / Grapefruit mix I found really quite soothing, I guess I was feeling anxious about not eating since before 2pm, but wasn't really hungry all the same. Good Luck with your first flush, it really is worth it. I have only flushed once and can say I was almost more excited about it than Christmas......... almost.