Kratom is being used in different forms to have great health benefits. While some people consume it orally in the raw form or as tea, others take by smoking the powder. What many kratom users are not aware of is the fact that kratom leaves can benefit your skin too. Kratom soaps are available in the stores, which you can use to bring about differences in your skin conditions. While you have the facility to purchase it, there is a high demand for the information regarding the production of kratom soaps since many people prefer to use homemade soaps for better skincare. With the awareness about natural beauty products growing, more people are coming into the scene of producing their own soap. You could make these soaps with either vegetable oil or glycerin base at your home with ease by using a few simple household ingredients.
Here is a closer look at the steps to making kratom herbal soap.
Selection of Herbs and Base
If you know how soap is produced, you might be aware of the fact that a number of bases are used for the process. Many people use vegetable oil as a base, while some others prefer glycerin. Kratom soap can be made out of any of the vegetable oils such as avocado oil, coconut oil, sunflower oil, olive oil, or palm oil. The amount of lather you want will be the factor that determines the type of vegetable oil used for production. Many of the modern soap makers have been using a mixture of these oils for the combined effect. Moisturizing and anti-bacterial properties can be added to the soaps by using glycerin as the base. If you prefer glycerin, make sure to go for the ones derived from vegetable oils rather than the ones made synthetically. Regardless of the base used, the benefits will remain the same.
When adding kratom, it is better to add the plain powder rather than crushed leaves since it is easy to be measured. 1 or 2 teaspoons of kratom powder will make or a small batch of soaps. Apart from the base and kratom, you will have to add other herbs to impart a fragrance and more flavor to the soap. Lemongrass, neem, Indian basil, and tea trees can be used for their antiseptic and moisturizing properties, and jasmine flowers can be used for fragrance. Make sure to add only about a quarter of a cup of fresh leaves and flowers along with kratom powder at the simmering stage.
Making Kratom Soap
- Less than half a cup of fresh jasmine flowers, lemongrass, neem, and tea tree
- 3 cups of glycerin soap flakes or plain vegetable oil
- 2 teaspoons of other essential oils
- 1 or 2 teaspoons of kratom powder
- Soap-making mold
Method of Making
- For about 15-20 minutes, simmer the fresh herbs and flowers in water with the kratom powder.
- Warm the soap flakes in a different pot and turn it into a liquid.
- Stir the soap liquid after adding the herbs and oils infusion into it to prevent the formation of clusters.
- Pour the mixture into the soap mold, and cool it for about 48 hours.
- Cure the soap by placing it on a cardboard piece for 4 weeks; turn the bars until your soap is completely dry and hard.
- Once you accomplish that stage of production within 4 weeks, your soap would be ready for use.