In recent years, topical kratom products such as kratom soap have been increasingly more common in online herbal stores. That’s because kratom soap offers unique benefits of experiencing the beneficial aroma of kratom as well as the effect of the powder texture and kratom alkaloids on the skin.
Additionally, natural homemade kratom soap reduces the exposure to harmful chemicals that commercially produced soaps tend to have. So, if you are looking for more natural skincare products, then kratom soap is an excellent way to reduce chemical products in your bathroom.
The best part… you can easily make kratom soap at home any time you need it with a few simple ingredients.
Making kratom soap may be complicated the first time you do it; however, as you learn the process, you may actually be able to enjoy it as a regular hobby.
What Equipment Do You Need to Make Kratom Soap
First of all, gather the tools and equipment you need to make kratom soap. Most of these, you will be able to continuously reuse. You’ll need:
- A scale to measure your ingredients. If you already have a digital scale to measure kratom powder, you should be able to use that.
- Two thermometers to measure the temperature of your mixture.
- Rubber gloves to protect your skin from lye spills and splashes.
- Safety glasses or goggles to protect your eyes from lye fumes and splashes.
- Towels, rags, or old newspapers to clean up spills and protect surfaces from them.
- White vinegar to neutralize lye spills and splashes.
- A large size stainless steel pot.
- Glass jars or bowls to mix lye and water. If you have access to Pyrex glass, use that.
- Wooden spatulas to mix lye and water together.
- Boxes or molds to make soap. You can use muffin trays to make individual kratom soap bars or larger wooden boxes or shoe boxes and make larger soap blocks you can later cut up into smaller bars.
- Parchment paper to line your soap molds.
- Stick blender (optional) to mix faster and speed up the process.
- Sharp knife to cut the soap.
It’s best that you reserve pots and other utensils exclusively to make kratom soap. Ensure that you only use stainless steel. Never use aluminum as it can react with lye and produce hydrogen gas, which is highly flammable.
What Ingredients Do You Need?
To make approximately 4 large bars of kratom soap, you need the following base ingredients:
- 80g of lye. Always make sure that you purchase 100% lye.
- 200g of purified or filtered water.
- 2-6 grams of kratom. More kratom will result in grittier texture, making your soap more exfoliating.
- 500g extra virgin olive oil.
- 100g raw coconut oil.
Yet, you don’t have to stop here. Feel free to add any other herbal ingredients to add even more benefits to your kratom soap. Here are some ideas:
- Shea butter
- Essential oils such as lavender, orange, jasmine, or any other essential oil of your choice
- Orange or lemon zest
- Ground coffee or brown sugar
- Dried flowers such as chamomile, calendula, lavender, or more.
Feel free to try any additional ingredients that you find beneficial.
How to Make Kratom Soap
And finally, let’s get to the making process.
- Safety comes first. Lye is highly corrosive and can cause chemical burns and damage to tissues. So, lay towels, rags, or newspapers on the surface you are going to use. Next, get your safety goggles and rubber gloves on.
- Prepare the molds.
- Pour water into a heat-resistant container such as a glass jar or bowl.
- Mix lye into the water. Fumes will produce during this process, so make sure the area is well-ventilated, and you don’t breathe in the fumes. Keep pets and children away or do this outside if the weather permits it. Wearing a mask can also be beneficial.
- Let me water and lye mixture cool down.
- Then, mix the olive and coconut oils in glass recipients. Allow space for other ingredients too.
- When the lye and water mixture finally cools down, mix it into the oil mixture.
- Use wooden spoons or a stick blender to mix everything together. Be careful as you do so to prevent spills and splashes.
- When the mixture gains the consistency of mayonnaise, mix in kratom, essential oils, flowers, or any other ingredients you wish to use.
- Next, pour your kratom soap mixture into the molds you have prepared.
- Let your soap cool and harden for a minimum of 24 hours.
- Finally, cut your kratom soap into smaller bars. If it is still soft, set it aside for a few more hours, yet not too long as the soap may harden too much to be easily cut.
Precautions and Tips
Be cautious when working with lye. If at any point it gets on any surfaces, use vinegar to neutralize and prevent damage. If, however, it gets on the skin, wash off with plenty of running water.
Experiment with different ingredients and enjoy. Let us and our readers know which ones are your favorite.
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