Understanding What Kratom Soap Is, Its Potential Benefits, & How To Make Your Own!
Our Herbal Soap Recipe
We’re not sure which is more terrifying: the toilet paper or the hand sanitizer.
Oh yes, we were there. We were there for the great shortage of Spring 2020 when all reason left consumerist America, and people hoarded crucial supplies like squirrels fighting over the world’s last nut.
The goal wasn’t to stash away victuals — everyone just wanted to stay clean. The hand sanitizer disappeared. A black market even appeared locally. Those who had managed to get some prior to the shortage were royalty. But what if you could make your own soap? Shortages at the market wouldn’t be such an issue. If you’re interested in learning how to make kratom soap, check out our herbal soap recipe and never experience the terror of empty grocery shelves ever again!
What is Kratom Soap?
Herbal soaps have been making a resurgence for a number of reasons. People want personalized scents, natural ingredients, sustainability, and maybe even to get away from big brand names. Perhaps, after the shortage of cleaning products that arose in the Spring of 2020, you’ve also started thinking that homemade herbal soaps are a good thing.
While staying clean during a pandemic is vitally important, you might also discover a new hobby!
Enter Kratom Soap
Kratom has been used as a topical cream in Southeast Asia for decades. From ancient religious ceremonies to traditional home remedies, kratom is very popular overseas. As a topical soap, lotion, or cream, kratom has several unique benefits, including:
- Antibacterial properties
- May soothe irritated skin
- Aids in smoothing dark patches & uneven skin tone
- May relieve aching muscles & reduce tension
- Exfoliating texture
While you can find kratom as a lotion, salve, or soap, there’s something to be said about learning to make your own.
How to Make Kratom Soap
- 1-2 Teaspoons of Plain Kratom Powder
- 30 oz. Soap Flakes
- 3-6 Drops of An Essential Oil (Optional)
- Silicone Soap-Making Mold
- ¼ Cup Plant Materials (Flowers & Herbs) For Decoration
- 18 oz. Moisturizing Oils (Avocado, Coconut, Jojoba, Shea Butter, Etc.)
If you don’t have a silicone soap-making mold, you can also use a metal muffin tray lined with plastic wrap.
- Simmer the kratom powder and plant material together in water for 15-20 minutes.
- Melt the soap flakes in a separate bowl using the double boiler method.
- Pour the kratom powder and plant infusion into the melted soap and add the oil.
- Stir until the mixture is thoroughly combined.
- Pour the mixture into your soap mold, wrap it in plastic, and let it harden over 48 hours.
- Remove the bars of soap and place them on a cardboard tray.
- Turn the bars or cubes every day for four weeks until the kratom soap is done curing.
- Once the bars are completely dry and hard, use them whenever you wash!
Remember, you can include any additional additive that you enjoy, whether it be for scent or sensation. The only limit is your creativity; kratom is the foundation, and you’re decorating the house.
When it comes to personalizing your kratom soap with flowers and oils, consider additions that have specific benefits.
- Lavender Essential Oil
- Chamomile Essential Oil
- Jasmine Essential Oil
- Lemongrass Essential Oil
- Colloidal Oatmeal
- Pumice Powder
- Old Unused Coffee Grounds
- Mint Leaves
- Rosemary Stalks
- Meadow Sage
- Gardenia Petals
- Rose Petals
- Yarrow Blooms
- Azalea Blooms
Try Your Own
With this herbal soap recipe, you probably won’t have to worry about a hand or body soap shortage again. Experiment with different oils and ingredients until you create a beautiful, scented soap that may just come in handy!
Best of luck. Let us know how it turns out!