Kratom users want to feel clean and happy too. These last few years have been extremely challenging, especially trying to stay happy. DIY soap is easy to make, and it offers you the ability to know and choose what you are putting on your body. You can add your favorite essential oils, potent botanicals, or dried herbs without unwanted side effects. Making your own soap is an excellent choice for many kratom advocates who depend on quality kratom products. Finding quality control with online kratom vendors can be tough, but at Christopher’s Organic Botanicals we care about quality.
What Is Kratom??
Kratom is the name for Mitragyna Speciosa. It is found throughout Southeast Asia and is a type of evergreen tree. For hundreds of years, local populations have turned to it for a variety of traditional uses. DIY soap is an easy and convenient way to add kratom to your daily life and routine.
We should note here that while traditionally, kratom leaves have many uses, the FDA disagrees. You should always stay educated or educate yourself about what you are putting in or on your body.
Doing your own research is best, as you know what concerns or needs you have. Making your own soaps with kratom and other botanicals lets you determine what is most helpful for their direct effects on your skin or for the aromatherapy. Different flowers, herbs and essential oils are powerful and can create a synergistic effect when blended with our premium kratom tea powder.
Our ingredients for our DIY kratom soap uses a nutritious oil base that will give your skin the nutrients it needs. When blended with the correct mixture of kratom, essential oils and botanicals you will have softer skin and improved appearance. If you struggle with blemishes that are caused by our own body chemistry and overproduction of oil, clogged pores, and follicles the right soap blend can help clear pores and better manage your skins oil production.
Making soap is straightforward, but there are no limits to your potential customization and creativity to create something that is your own. For this recipe we are going to make a generic glycerin soap that will let you explore every variation your inventive mind can imagine getting the most out of your kratom.
2 lbs. of melt and pour glycerin soap base
One cup of olive, coconut, or palm oil. Please remember that oils that are solid at room temperature will produce harder soap bars
6 oz. of premium kratom powder or Botanicals of your choice. These can be dried flowers, like lavender, or you could choose a Lavender essential oil, lemon essential oil, sweet orange, or peppermint essential oil. Be sure to only add a few drops.
Please note that soap base formulations can vary. Some may already contain nourishing oils like the ones mentioned above. If your soap base contains these, half the amount of oil you add or you can skip it altogether if you choose. Do whichever gives you the consistency of bar you like the best.
While this method is safer than using lye, you should still use caution. Be sure to prepare your work area with newspapers or other absorbent materials in case of a spill. Wear rubber gloves to protect your hands, pour away from your face and use eye protection. Make sure kids and pets stay away from hot oils and glycerin. Also be sure no one mistakes the great smelling kratom soap for food!
MAKING YOUR SOAP:
1. MELT THE GLYCERIN – In a double boiler, heat chunks of glycerin until they melt. This happens at 115 deg. F. If you do not have a double boiler, place one pot inside a larger pot with several inches of water. Heat until it reaches a smooth consistency.
2. PREPARE THE SOAP MOLDS – Silicone soap molds are widely available, but silicone candy, cookie, dessert, or loaf molds work just as well. You can also use a deep baking sheet or cake pan then cut bars to desired size later. Lightly spritzing molds with rubbing alcohol will help keep your soap from bubbling while it cures after you pour it in.
3. ADD OILS – Add your nutritional oils slowly, stirring to create a well-blended solution. Stir slowly and remember to “scrape” the bottom of the pan so you are getting distribution throughout the glycerin.
4. REMOVE FROM HEAT – Take your melting pan from the double boiler
5. ADD ACTIVE COMPOUNDS – Slowly add your kratom to the soap while stirring and any essential oils. If you are using dried plant material, add it last.
6. POUR YOUR SOAP – Carefully fill your molds. Stir as you fill. Any sediment such as dried flowers or flower petals can be spread among the molds once you are done, if desired. Once your molds are full, spritz the tops with rubbing alcohol to prevent air bubbles from marring the surface.
7. LET IT CURE – Place your soap in a cool, dry place where it will not be disturbed for at least 24 hours. At that point, your soap should be ready to go! However, some olive oil heavy soaps may continue to harden for several days.
START WITH QUALITY:
DIY soap can be just as effective as store-bought soap, while offering you the ability to add essential oils and other nutritional oils and botanicals to meet your needs. Make sure that the ingredients you purchase are cruelty free. Ensure that you always use premium kratom powder from Christopher’s Organic Botanicals.