If you are looking for a new way to take care of your skin, kratom beauty products might be the right choice. With the development of skincare products containing coffee, green tea, and other herbs, it is only a matter of time before the cannabis industry also jumps into the beauty, health, and skincare industries. There is an increasing number of products being modeled after the entire ‘CBD-infusion’ labeling such as bath bombs, lotions, etc.
There are several observations and studies that address the topic that kratom may have some topical benefits. Additionally, an article discusses how kratom was traditionally used for skincare by native Malays.
Why kratom leaves can be useful for treating wounds and beauty products?
A 2009 study explored the nature of kratom leaf extract are aqueous, methanol, and alkaloids. In this study, kratom was found to have antibacterial properties which were very effective in killing Salmonella typhi and Bacillus subtilis bacteria. Due to its antibacterial properties, kratom leaves can neutralize the bacteria in wounds and reduce the risk of infection.
Kratom’s antibacterial is also very useful for kratom beauty products that are used in your routine cleaning stages, such as kratom infused soap, lotion, and bath bombs. By applying this new kratom product during your bath or shower, you can increase the effectiveness of your daily cleansing routine and neutralize the bacteria that contribute to acne breakouts.
Another reason kratom is very effective as a home remedy for irritated skin is its antioxidant nature. In the same study that explored kratom’s antibacterial properties, the antioxidant potential of all three kratom extracts was also analyzed and compared.
Of the three extracts, the methanol-based extract used in this study showed a “relatively high antioxidant activity” which was shown in proportion to the amount of phenol contained in the extract. Antioxidants are some of the most sought-after compounds in the skincare industry for their ability to protect cells from free radical damage and help rejuvenate damaged skin.
Apart from being used to protect the skin, antioxidants are also useful for wound care. The body uses a higher amount of antioxidants in the formation and healing of scar tissue, a greater supply of external antioxidants to the wound site can help with faster and more effective healing. Hence, kratom’s antioxidant content can offer protective and restorative as well as cleansing benefits when used in kratom beauty products.
Although formal studies on kratom for skin care are not yet available, people who have tried kratom beauty products at home for some time claim that the herb offers other benefits for their skin, including:
- Skin hydration
- Relief from itching
- Relief from muscle aches
- Improved skin tone
- Fading of patches
Making kratom beauty products at home
You can DIY kratom products at home if you don’t want to spend money on the experience. Start with the highest quality natural ingredients you can find and adapt the recipe to your preferences and skin type.
If you want to make soap, you’ll need a regular soap recipe and for that, add ⅓ cup of kratom powder. You can experiment a little bit until you reach perfection.
Sugar scrubs are another great option to explore. Adding an extra layer of grittiness to kratom might act as an exfoliant. It would be better if you first convert the kratom into a tincture or oil infusion and then add it to your favorite skincare products. The oil makes it easier to absorb the cannabinoids more quickly.
Whether you make your own or are looking for ready-made beauty products, you’ll want to make sure you use premium ingredients, such as the highest quality kratom powder. So research and choose a trusted vendor that sells the highest quality kratom.