A new trend of making organic and natural products as opposed to buying commercialized ones has been emerging over the past years. This includes things like shampoos, creams, oils, and the most common one – soaps. People have even begun to try homemade kratom soap for better skin.
This is because of the wonderful properties of the wonder herb which have proven to be much better than most of the high-end, branded versions. Not only will it provide great exfoliation but suits most of the skin types.
Why choose kratom soap? If you compare kratom soap with popular soaps, you will see a clear difference. Firstly, you do not have to go on a hunt to find the perfect soap for you.
Secondly, many of the store-bought soaps also contain a lot of chemicals which may harm the skin or cause allergic reactions. Kratom is highly unlikely to cause an allergic reaction since it is a herb and used for many medicinal purposes.
How Does Kratom Soap Work?
Kratom is a herb grown in Southeast Asia. It is known for its many health benefits. It can help the skin in many ways as well. The texture of kratom can greatly help in removing dead skin and exfoliating. In addition, the herb is packed with antibacterial properties which can help prevent skin problems and even acne.
The herbal leaves can function as an immunostimulant. Putting it precisely they can help get rid of harmful substances from the skin and detoxify it. This can also help slow down the growth of papilloma.
The main power of the kratom leaves come from the phenols and flavonoids present in the herbs that will keep your skin from infections, zits and help it stay glowing and smooth.
DIY Homemade Kratom Soap
The soap is not hard to make but it is important to use the right equipment and follow the method. You need the following for making this soap:
- Safety glasses
- Large steel pot
- Rubber gloves
- Plastic food wrap (a clear one)
- Soap Mold
- Electric immersion stick blender
- Plastic pitcher
- 2 thermometers
- Parchment paper
- Old newspapers
- 1oz shea butter
- 16oz extra virgin olive oil
- 4-8oz of kratom powder
- 7oz organic coconut oil
- 12oz purified water
- 1/8 cup calendula flowers
- 4.6oz Sodium hydroxide (Lye)
- 3oz organic palm oil
- 2oz organic avocado oil
- 3oz organic palm kernel oil
Before starting, make sure to weigh all ingredients on scale properly. After that, place newspaper on the place, you plan to make the soap to avoid spills. Begin with adding kratom powder to the pot and allow it to cool down.
Line the soap molds beforehand with parchment paper. Make sure to wear gloves and all safety equipment. Then slowly add the lye slowly to the pot and do not inhale the fumes while stirring slowly.
At the same time, combine shea butter and all oils in the steel pot and heat them until they melt and are well-mixed. Both of the mixtures will cool down at the same time after they have been mixed. After this has happened, start to slowly mix the lye solution to the oils.
The result of this should be a thick mixture which smells exactly like common soap. Stir for 30-40 minutes with hand or 15-25 if you are using an electric mixer. Ideally, the mixture should reach the proper needed consistency in that time.
It is also at this time when you should add the powdered herbs. You may even add essential oils of choice if you want. After adding, pour the mixture into the mold and place the flowers on the top.
Cover your mold with clear plastic sheets and place in a warm, shaded area.
Your soap should be ready within 24 hours after going through the hardening stage. Use this soap for up to 1-2 months in your daily routine for better skin.