Kratom has been used throughout the centuries by the people of Southeastern Asia (where it comes from) because of its well-known benefits. Nowadays, many people around the world use kratom thanks to its analgesic relaxing, calming properties. It is also an effective energizer and can induce euphoric states. To get the best of its properties and feel its effects, kratom is usually ingested, either added to beverages (it is commonly prepared as a tea) or food or taken in capsules. But, did you know that you can use kratom to make your own soap, which will also be very beneficial? And not only that, kratom soap is amazingly easy to make!
Benefits of Kratom Soap
Quite likely, cleaning soap is the most used and sold cosmetic product in the world. However many soaps (regardless of the format) that can be bought in drug stores, supermarkets or even specialized beauty stores are anything but harmless: they contain harmful ingredients that can damage your skin by causing dehydration, increasing tolerance to bacteria, obstructing pores and triggering skin allergies. An organic kratom soap is a great natural alternative to these products.
Just like any other kratom product, kratom bathing soap has a calming, relaxing effect that will help you to alleviate stress, muscle joints, tension… It will also improve your blood circulation and boosts your energy. The relaxing effects of a warm bath are increased by the different varieties of kratom extract and the other components you add to the soap recipe.
And a kratom soap will make a great gift for your friends and family!
Kratom Soap Recipe
For this recipe, we will be using Bali kratom powder, which is an effective analgesic and calming sedative kratom strain. Bali kratom is used both as a painkiller and as a remedy against anxiety and depression, as well as to mitigate insomnia. The other main ingredients will be peppermint leaves and essential oil. Peppermint will provide the soap also with anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties as well as with a gorgeous fresh smell.
- 1 tsp Bali kratom powder
- 1/4 cup peppermint leaves
- 1/2 tsp peppermint essential oil
- 3 cups glycerin soap base
- Molds for the soap (you can use silicon molds or even yogurt containers)
- A double boiler or two pots (one larger and one smaller)
Unfortunately, most of the ingredients for this recipe are neither easy to find in your local stores nor cheap, so we advise you to look for them on the internet. You can find more options and, most likely, more affordable.
Make an infusion with the kratom powder and the peppermint leaves. Let it rest for 10 minutes.
Melt the glycerin soap base in the double boiler. If you don’t have a double boiler, put the glycerin into a pot and then place the top over a larger pot containing water, but making sure that this water does not touch the inside of the smaller pot. Heat until the glycerin base has melted into liquid. Then, remove it from the heat.
Add the kratom and peppermint infusion and the oil to the melted glycerin base. Stir and mix it gently to get an even distribution.
Pour the mix into the molds. Remember you can use silicone molds, muffins paper molds or even things so simple to find and affordable as yogurt containers.
Let the soap bars solidify completely before you take them out the molds. The longer you let them sit, the easier to remove. If you use silicone molds you will find it much easier to take the soap out of the mold. You can also place a plastic wrap in the mold to the make process easier.
If you like, you can add other ingredients to the soap, like therapeutic salts or seaweed oil and powder. You would add these ingredients to the glycerin base at the same time as the kratom infusion and the other oils. Of course, you can experiment with different oils and herbs, and even mixing more than one.
And now you have your kratom soap ready to use!