Kratom has become increasingly popular among people looking for pain, anxiety, and stress relief as well as among those who are looking for increased energy and focus. The most popular way of taking kratom is by drinking kratom tea or mixing kratom powder with other liquids such as juice or smoothies.
Yet, you may have wondered about alternative ways of how to use kratom powder and if there are any kratom uses that are not internal. After all, there are plenty of foods and supplements that can be used both internally and topically. And not every vendor’s kratom tastes very well.
There are, indeed, several kratom uses that do not require ingesting it. Let’s take a look at them and see if any of them look like something that you’d like to try.
5 Kratom Uses that Are Not Internal
1. Kratom Soap
You may have seen a few kratom vendors or ethnobotanical stores offer kratom soap. That is perhaps one of the most popular kratom products that can be used externally.
Kratom soap does not provide the exact same effects as kratom powder because you aren’t ingesting it. Because of that, it interacts with your body differently. You also would expose your skin to it during a limited period of time. That doesn’t mean that you aren’t getting any benefits.
Most store-bought soaps contain harmful chemicals that your body absorbs through your skin. While their doses are small, the harmful substances can accumulate in your body over time. Thus, they can affect, for instance, the production of your hormones and disrupt different processes in your body.
Organic kratom soap, on the other hand, is completely natural. Moreover, it has mild therapeutic effects, can improve the condition of your skin and your overall wellbeing.
Kratom soap has exfoliating, moisturizing, and anti-bacterial properties. Because of that, it could be great for people who suffer from different skin infections, for instance, acne or blemishes.
A number of users have reported that they feel refreshed and relaxed after taking a shower or a bath with kratom soap.
Kratom soaps usually contain essential oils such as lavender, jasmine, or calendula, but you can add dried or fresh flowers instead. Soap also contains other widely popular ingredients like coconut or avocado oil. These even further amplify the beneficial effects of kratom.
You can purchase kratom soap online from reputable vendors. Alternatively, you make it at home from the kratom powder that you normally take and a few other ingredients that you either have at home or can find in a local health store or online.
Kratom soap can also be an excellent gift for any kratom lover.
2. Kratom Salve
In recent years, there has been increased popularity in different body butters, salves, and other skin products made from hemp-derived products such as CBD.
Yet, few know that it is also possible to make a salve from kratom.
Kratom body salve can provide relief to a variety of different aches and pains. Multiple kratom users have reported its effectiveness. Kratom body salve takes about 20 minutes on average to take effect and lasts for up to 8 hours.
This makes kratom salve a very convenient way of how to take kratom powder if you, for instance, do not like the way it tastes. It could also amplify your options for kratom uses if you would like to take a break from taking it internally, are starting to develop tolerance, or simply do not feel like making kratom tea.
Kratom salve is a relatively new addition to the kratom market. Therefore, there are very few ethnobotanical stores that offer it for sale. But, if you have a bit of time, you can make it at home.
3. Kratom Bath Bombs
If you like taking baths and are looking for some relaxation, kratom bath bombs are another kratom use that you can try.
Bath bombs are balls of dry ingredients that effervesce when exposed to water. They tend to contain essential oils, dried plants, and other ingredients that make the bathroom smell a certain way, make the bathwater change color, and have different effects on the skin and the way you feel.
Many cosmetics stores sell bath bombs, yet, like soap, most of the commercially available ones are packed with harmful ingredients. They may smell nice, but they aren’t at all beneficial to your health and wellbeing.
Kratom bath bombs may not be the prettiest ones that you will find, but their effects will speak for themselves.
Just like kratom soap, kratom bath bombs have antioxidant properties and can soothe different skin conditions. They also will help you relieve pain, stress, and anxiety. Bath bombs made from slow strains can be a great way for you to relax and fall asleep easier.
Since you most likely will soak in the bath for a longer period of time than, for example, if you were to take a shower, the effects of kratom bath bombs may be stronger than those of kratom soap.
As other kratom products, kratom bath bombs aren’t as frequently available. But they too can be made at home. They can also be a great and unusual gift for anyone who loves kratom.
4. Kratom Incense
Incense consists of different fragrant plant materials and releases aromatic smoke when burned. Many cultures use it in ceremonies, meditation, or therapy.
Kratom incense in another kratom use that you can try at home for aromatherapy purposes. It usually has energizing and euphoric properties. You can also add the essential oils of your choice for added or varied effects.
A few online vendors sell powder than you can make incense with in home conditions.
5. Kratom Essential Oil
Similarly to other plants and herbs, you can also encounter essential oil from kratom. Essential oils are naturally obtained oils from plants that retain the fragrance and properties of the plant that they derive from.
There are many different ways of how you can use essential oils. These include aromatherapy, for instance, using an essential oil diffuser. Essential oils also come in a variety of cosmetic products. So, if you would like to make kratom bath bombs, body butter, or soap, you may add essential oils instead of kratom powder.
Kratom essential oil can be rather complicated to make at home, but you may be able to encounter it in some ethnobotanical stores online.
While topical kratom uses aren’t nearly as popular as internal ones, it can still be an interesting way to experiment with your favorite herb. Keep in mind that kratom is a natural substance. Therefore, its effects may differ from person to person not only when you take in internally, but also externally.
Have you ever tried any of these kratom uses? What was your experience with them like? Can you recommend another way of how to use kratom powder that we have not included? We’d love to hear from you.