How to Make a Kratom Tincture


27 Apr, 20231

How to Make a Kratom Tincture

Wondering how to make kratom tincture? You’ve come to the right place! Here at Kingdom Kratom, we are your trusted source for all things kratom. We aren’t just the best kratom vendor for all your product needs—we’re here to help you make the most of kratom and harness all its power!

If you’ve tried kratom before, then you know that kratom tastes pretty bad. While many individuals end up searching for a way to make kratom powder taste better, there are countless other ways to gain the benefits of kratom – like making your tincture.

This type of kratom extract is potent, fast-acting, easy to transport, and very straightforward to use. Water or alcohol tinctures are slightly more complex and more powerful. Kratom resin is the most complex to make at home and the most potent, as it is in semi-solid rather than liquid form.

By the time you finish reading this guide, you’ll feel confident in your next steps to making a kratom tincture. We’ll cover all the different types of tinctures you can make and empower you to try this new delivery method.

Before we teach you how to make a kratom tincture, let’s provide some background information on these potent concoctions.

What is a kratom tincture?

Tinctures are concentrated liquid forms of kratom that have been mixed in a water or alcohol-based solvent to draw out the plant’s alkaloids and then distilled to make a more potent extract. As you’ll discover below, there are countless reasons to consider making a kratom tincture.

Why learn how to make kratom tincture?

  • They are potent, so you can take smaller doses than you would with kratom powder.

  • Since they are stored in little dropper bottles that can easily fit in a bag.

  • They are fast-acting because liquids are more easily absorbed by the body, especially if taken sublingually (under the tongue).

  • They are easy to use—a few drops, and you’re done. Once the tincture is made, measuring or mixing is unnecessary.

  • They stay longer than powder if stored in a cool, dry, dark place. 

What are the types of kratom tinctures you can make?

There are two main types of tinctures – full-spectrum tinctures and isolated tinctures. Full-spectrum kratom tinctures contain all the alkaloids found in the kratom plant. They are simple to make at home, and this is what we will be focusing on below.

Isolated tinctures are much more complex as they extract isolated alkaloids like mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.

A step-by-step guide to making kratom tinctures

Now that we’ve provided a bit more context about the different types of kratom tinctures you can make and their benefits, it’s time to discuss what brought you here today. We’ll guide you through the process of making kratom tinctures at home.

Ingredients and equipment needed:

  • A kitchen scale to measure the kratom powder 
  • A mason jar or other sealable glass container
  • Dark glass tincture bottles, preferably with a dropper in the lid
  • A funnel 
  • Cheesecloth for straining and evaporation
  • pH strips
  • Kratom powder (4 ounces per 1 liter of liquid used)
  • Citric acid
  • 1 liter of 80-100 proof ethanol/ethyl alcohol  

Step-by-step guide to making kratom tincture

  1. Combine the kratom powder and alcohol in the mason jar.
  2. Mix well until smooth.
  3. Using a pH strip as a measure, add citric acid until the mixture reaches a pH of four or less.
  4. Seal the jar and shake it vigorously.
  5. Store the jar of liquid in a cool, dark place for seven to 14 days (the longer you leave it, the more potent it will be).
  6. Once that time has passed, give the jar a good shake.
  7. Strain the liquid by pouring it into a jug through several cheesecloth layers.
  8. Pour the strained liquid into a clean mason jar using the funnel and cover it with cheesecloth.
  9. Mark the jar at the level of the liquid and set it aside until half the mixture has evaporated.
  10. Fill the tincture bottles with the liquid and store them in a cool, dark place. 

FAQs: how to make a kratom tincture

There you have it—a step-by-step guide on how to make a kratom tincture. That wasn’t so bad, was it? But before we wrap up our beginners’ guide, we want to address some of our community’s most common questions.

How much tincture will an ounce of kratom make?

The tincture you can make depends on how much liquid you let evaporate. In our recipe above, we used four ounces of kratom powder. If you let the liquid evaporate so that what’s left is enough to fill four tincture bottles, each bottle will contain an ounce of kratom.

How long does it take to make a tincture of kratom?

The actual process of making the tincture takes about 30 minutes. However, you need to wait seven to 14 days for the alkaloids to be extracted and then for them to evaporate. Be patient—it’s worth the wait!

What is the best alcohol to use for tinctures?

For tinctures, you need to use 80- to 100-proof ethanol/ethyl alcohol. Proof indicates the alcohol content of a substance. In the U.S., proof is two times the alcohol content by volume. So if a bottle of vodka has 40% alcohol, it is 80 proof. 

Ethanol or ethyl alcohol is the only type of alcohol you can drink. Do not use rubbing alcohol (isopropanol) or methanol. If you don’t want to use alcohol at all, you can use water instead, but the tincture will be less potent because the alcohol draws out all of the alkaloids, even those that aren’t water-soluble. It also prolongs the shelf life of your tincture.  

How do you take a tincture and dose it?

  • Sublingually – drop a few drops under your tongue to get the fastest absorption.

  • In food/drink – you may need to increase your dosage slightly to achieve the desired effect since kratom is best taken on an empty stomach.

  • Swallowed alone – drop it on your tongue and swallow. 

As with all kratom, start slow. If you are a beginner, start with one drop. If you have used kratom before, try 2-3 drops. Remember that kratom tincture is a lot more potent than the powder, so a little goes a long way.

What types of kratom are suitable for tinctures?

The short answer is that all kratom is excellent for making a tincture. You can use your favorite vein and strain or experiment with others. You can even combine a few to try something new with a unique kratom blend. With that said, here are the top kratom strains and veins for tinctures:

If you have any questions, our team of passionate experts here at Kingdom Kratom are available to help you on your kratom journey. We also offer Kratom sample packs so you can determine which one is the best fit for you.

What if I don’t want to make kratom tincture after all?

We get it – this is a lot more work than something simple like kratom edibles or kratom capsules. You can always explore the other delivery methods we have in store for you at Kingdom Kratom. Or, you can learn about other approaches to kratom powder consumption: making kratom tea, the toss and wash kratom method, and more.

Parting thoughts on how to make kratom tincture

At this point, it’s time to conclude our complete guide on making kratom tinctures. We hope this article provided you with complete clarity on how to harness the power of kratom by making kratom tinctures.

If you want to learn more about the magic of kratom, our blog has other great resources worth reading. You can learn about how much kratom to take, the best kratom for pain, the best kratom for energy/motivation, the best kratom for relaxation, and so much more.

Otherwise, it’s time to try making kratom tincture yourself today. See firsthand how this approach helps you achieve the benefits that brought you to this miracle plant in the first place!


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