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 to harness all the power it has to offer!

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 own tincture.

This type of kratom extract is potent, fast-acting, easy to transport, and even easier 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 semisolid rather than liquid form.

And 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 along your journey to trying this new delivery method.

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

What is a Kratom Tincture?

Tinctures are a concentrated liquid form of Kratom that has been mixed in a water- or alcohol-based solvent to draw out the alkaloids of the plant, and then distilled to make a more potent extract. And as you’ll discover right 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.

  • They are easy to transport because 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 you take them sublingually (under the tongue).

  • They are easy to use – a few drops, and you’re done. There’s no need for measuring or mixing once the tincture is made.

  • They keep for longer periods of time than powder if you store them in a cool, dry, dark place. 

What are the Different 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 to make as they extract isolated alkaloids like mitragynine and 7-hydroxymitragynine.

How to Make Kratom Tincture At Home: Step-by-Step Guide to Making Kratom Tinctures

Now that we’ve provided a bit more context to not only the different types of kratom tinctures you can make – but why you should consider this delivery method – it’s time to get into what really brought you here today. We’re going to guide you through the process of how to make kratom tinctures at home below!

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 through several layers of cheesecloth into a jug.
  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. 

The Most Frequently Asked Questions About 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 on making kratom tincture, we want to address some of the most common questions our community asks us in regard to this topic…

How much tincture will an ounce of Kratom make?

The amount of tincture you can make depends on how much of the liquid you let evaporate. In our recipe above, we used 4 ounces of Kratom powder. If you let the liquid evaporate so that what’s left is enough to fill four tincture bottles, you’ll have an ounce of Kratom in each one.

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

The actual process of making the tincture takes about 30 minutes. However, you then need to wait seven to 14 days for the alkaloids to be extracted and after that, wait for evaporation to occur. 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 is a way to indicate 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 dose and take a tincture?

  • 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 good for tinctures?

The short answer is that all Kratom is great for making a tincture. You can use your favorite vein and strain, or you can 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 is 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. So, 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 bring our complete guide on how to make kratom tinctures to a close. 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 works in helping you achieve the benefits that brought you to this miracle plant in the first place!


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