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How to Make Your Own Kratom Extract

William Clark December 3, 2022 0 comments
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Kratom extracts are very popular, especially among those of us who despise the taste of kratom powder. Extracts offer potency you can’t get from kratom powder or crushed leaves, which offers other benefits as well. 

While you can buy great kratom extract that offers a powerful effect for an affordable price, some people like to save a few bucks and entertain themselves by making their own extracts. Plus, this allows you to make an extract at a specific potency and with your favorite kratom strain. 

So how can you do that? We’ll tell you exactly how, but first, let’s look at the different types of kratom extracts and the benefits of using them. 

What is Kratom Extract?

Kratom extract is a concentrated form of kratom alkaloids so that you can ingest less matter for similar effects. They are created by extracting the beneficial compounds out of the leaves or powder using osmosis, dissolution, or other techniques. Alternatively, some manufacturers may produce synthetic versions of the kratom alkaloids although this is still much rarer than natural extracts. 

Extracts can come in different forms, but the best extracts are full-spectrum options made from high-quality kratom powder or leaves. 

Types of Kratom Extracts

Benefits of Kratom Extract

There are several benefits of using kratom extract instead of kratom powder, which is why kratom extract products still remain super popular. Let’s examine the advantages that may convince you to buy or make your own kratom extract. 


When you extract the kratom alkaloids, you are left with a significantly smaller portion to take. You may simply be able to take a shot, swallow a tablet, eat a gummy, or toss and wash a small amount of crystal or resin. 


With kratom extracts, it’s much easier to get an amplified result that offers desirable benefits like relaxation and energy. But remember that it is possible to build a tolerance and strong extracts may make rapid tolerance more likely especially if dosing more than once or twice per day. 

Fewer Side Effects

Some of the kratom side effects are simply caused by ingesting so much plant matter. Using kratom extracts may reduce the likelihood of nausea, cramping, indigestion, and even dizziness caused by eating too much kratom powder. 

Why Make Your Own Kratom Extract?

A DIY kratom extract can help you save money on potent kratom and it can be a whole lot of fun as well. Plus, when you make your own kratom extract, you get to decide the potency and use the exact kratom color and strain you want. In fact, lots of people use a perfect combination of different strains so that the extract produces incredibly specific effects. 

How to Make Your Own Kratom Extract

There are two primary methods for making kratom extract depending on the type of extract you want to make. The first DIY method makes a liquid kratom tincture and the second is to create a resin. 

How to Make Liquid Kratom Extract

What you need:

  • Kratom powder (any amount, but we recommend at least 100 grams)
  • Scale
  • Drinking alcohol (80 to 100 proof should be good enough!)
  • Mason jar
  • Citric acid (optional, but suggested)
  • Glycerin (optional, but suggested)
  • pH strips (if you use citric acid)
  • Cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer
  • Dropper bottles (optional)


  1. Use the scale to measure your kratom and decide on the ratio of kratom to alcohol. We recommend starting with a 1:4 ratio, which means for every gram of kratom you want 400 ml of alcohol. The higher the ratio, the more potent the extract. 
  2. Mix alcohol and kratom in a mason jar and use a utensil to scrape it off the edges of the jar. Make sure you thoroughly mix it. If you are using citric acid, add a little at a time until the pH level reaches 4 or lower. This helps convert and extract the alkaloids so you don’t waste them by leaving them in the solid matter. 
  3. If you are using glycerin, add it now to neutralize acidity and break down oils and fats. Then, shake the mixture until it is smooth without any lumps or inconsistencies. 
  4. Steep the tincture by putting the whole jar in a pot of hot water and waiting until it cools down. Repeat 4 or 5 times. Alternatively, you can put the jar in a crock pot and set it to low for 2 to 3 days. Pro Tip: Never use heat over 220℉ to avoid killing the alkaloids. 
  5. Strain the mixture through the cheesecloth or very fine mesh. You can get rid of the leftovers because they should have VERY little if any alkaloids left. 
  6. Return the liquid to the jar and evaporate the rest to increase potency. The more you evaporate the stronger it will be. You can just let it sit, but you can also put it somewhere warm to increase potency. 

How to Make Resin Kratom Extract

What you need:

  • Kratom powder (any amount, but we recommend at least 100 grams)
  • Scale
  • Mason jar
  • Freezer-proof vessel 
  • Lime juice (optional, but suggested)
  • 2 Saucepans
  • Fine strainer
  • Baking pan 
  • Oven
  • Parchment paper


  1. Add kratom powder to a jar, then add just enough water to barely cover it. This makes a sludge that’s thick. Add ½ teaspoon lime juice (or lemon juice). Let this thick mixture sit for at least 8 hours. 
  2. Transfer to a container that you will palace into the fridge. Once it freezes completely, remove the vessel and add it to a liter of water in a saucepan. 
  3. Add another ½ teaspoon of lime or lemon juice. Simmer for 1 to 2 hours to evaporate ¼ of the water. 
  4. After it cools down, strain the liquid into a separate saucepan. Repeat steps 3 and 4 at least one more time. The result should be an incredibly thick slide after evaporating most of the water. 
  5. Pour this thick mixture into a shallow baking pan. The more spread out the better. 
  6. Bake in the oven set for 150 to 212℉  (NEVER above 220℉ or you will degrade the good stuff!). Keep the oven door slightly ajar and check once every 30 to 45 minutes. 
  7. Scrape off the remaining solidified resin onto parchment paper so that it doesn’t stick to anything else. 
  8. Eat it like that, mix it with kratom powder, dissolve it in hot water, tea, or coffee, or get creative! 

Final Thoughts on How to Make Your Own Kratom Extract

Kratom extracts can be a lot of fun to make and also offer some great benefits. If you plan on making a kratom extract, remember that it may take a time or two to perfect the process and get the potency just right. Also, make sure you use potent, high-quality kratom from Ketum for an effective, long-lasting, and powerful extract! 

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