How To Kratom Extract At Home

Kratom Extracts

Kratom extracts are a hit among seasoned users for their heightened potency. Surprisingly, creating your own kratom extract at home is a straightforward process. 

Let’s explore two uncomplicated methods to craft your personalized kratom extract: a basic liquid tea extract and the red bubble method. This guide ensures a simple and enjoyable experience in the comfort of your home.

How Are Kratom Extracts Made?

Kratom extracts are made using a variety of different processes. However, at their most basic level, each method involves using heat, a solvent liquid, or a combination of both to separate out certain desired compounds from the kratom leaf material.

One of The Simplest Extracts – Kratom Tea

In fact, many kratom users have likely made a kratom extract without even realizing it. This is because kratom tea is actually a form of kratom extract!

When you make kratom tea, you are using gentle heat and an edible acid like lemon juice or vinegar. This process extracts or pulls the alkaloids and other beneficial compounds from the kratom leaf powder into the liquid you are brewing. 

Literally, making kratom tea extracts the desirable alkaloids and leaves behind the inert plant matter. The alkaloids end up dissolved in the tea liquid you drink.

More Complex Extraction Methods

While tea is one of the simplest extracts, there are more involved methods used to make concentrated kratom extracts in powder or liquid form. Some processes use solvents like ethanol or acetone to extract the alkaloids. Others use an acid-base extraction. Still others involve complex freezing or filtration steps.

No matter the specific technique, the goal is always the same – to separate and isolate the alkaloids and other target compounds away from the excess plant matter. This concentrates those compounds into a smaller amount of material, increasing their potency and effects.

The type of solvent, amount of heat, duration of extraction, and filtration methods used can all impact the final alkaloid profile and effects of the concentrated extract.

So while making a basic kratom tea is an extract, there are also many more sophisticated commercial extraction processes that manufacturers use to make premium kratom extract products. But they all rely on the same basic principles of solvent extraction.

Easy Recipe For Making Kratom Tea Extract At Home

We’ve put together this ultra-simple recipe for making a basic kratom tea extract right at home. It’s perfect for mixing with your favorite tea bags to add flavor, or just enjoying on its own. 

What You’ll Need:

  1. 2 or 3 cups of water
  2. 1/2 of a large fresh lemon, or 2–2 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice (you can use another acidic liquid like vinegar, but lemon adds a nice flavor)
  3. Your desired amount and strain of kratom powder 
  4. Something to strain the finished tea, like a mesh tea strainer or coffee filter


1. Add the water to a saucepan and bring it to a light boil over high heat.

2. Once boiling, reduce the heat to maintain a gentle simmer.

3. Squeeze in the 1/2 lemon worth of juice, or add the 2 – 2 1/2 tbsp lemon juice. 

4. Make sure the water is simmering, not violently boiling.

5. Add in your desired dose of kratom powder and stir well.

6. Allow the mixture to gently simmer for 10–15 minutes, stirring regularly.  

7. Remove the pan from heat and carefully pour/strain the liquid through a mesh strainer or coffee filter to remove the kratom powder sediment.

8. Let the strained kratom tea extract cool before drinking.

That’s it! The gentle simmering, along with the acid from the lemon juice, helps extract and dissolve the alkaloids from the kratom powder into the water, making a concentrated liquid extract.

This basic tea extract can be enjoyed on its own or mixed with other tea bags to add some flavor if desired. You can easily adjust the brew strength by using more or less kratom powder.

Many find this simple stovetop extract to be a nice way to make their kratom dose, avoiding having to toss and wash powder. And it’s super easy to make at home with just a few basic kitchen supplies! Give this starter kratom extract recipe a try.

A More Advanced Kratom Extract Recipe: The Red Bubble Method

For those looking to make a more potent kratom extract at home beyond just basic tea, we recommend trying this variation of the “red bubble” extraction method. It uses some similar principles as the tea method, but produces a thicker, more concentrated kratom extract.

The red bubble technique helps condense and isolate the powerful alkaloids that occur naturally in the kratom plant. The resulting extract can be added to foods and beverages like brownies, cookies, or anything else you want to make kratom-infused and better tasting.

What You’ll Need:

  • A freezer-safe glass bowl or container  
  • Your desired amount of kratom powder
  • Lemon juice or another edible acid liquid to act as a solvent
  • Distilled or purified water


1. Place your measured dose of kratom powder into the freezer-safe bowl or container.

2. Add in lemon juice or your chosen acidic solvent in roughly the same amount as the kratom powder. Mix together thoroughly, gradually adding more liquid until it reaches a thick, pancake batter-like consistency.

3. Bring some distilled water to a boil, then allow it to cool slightly for a few minutes until very hot but not boiling. 

4. Pour the hot water into the kratom/solvent mixture, stirring continuously, until the container is nearly full.

5. Place the entire mixture into the freezer and leave it to fully freeze for 6-8 hours.  

After freezing, you’ll notice the kratom extract liquid and the inert plant matter will have separated, with the extract rising to the top as an upper red-colored layer.

6. To separate the extract, you can either carefully run a knife along the top layer to remove the solid plant matter residue.

7. Or, allow the frozen mixture to thaw, then pour it through a mesh strainer or coffee filter to remove the plant matter, keeping the potent red liquid.

That’s it! This simple freezing method helps draw out and isolate the alkaloid-rich extract from the plant matter. The red bubble extract can then be creatively added to foods or beverages.

Use High Quality Kratom

For best results on any DIY kratom extract, be sure to start with high quality, pure kratom powder from a reputable vendor. Inferior products with fillers or contaminants can impact the potency and purity of your extract. Reliable suppliers like Kratom Spot carefully source and lab-test their products to ensure you get a premium extract every time.

Kratom Extract Made With Alcohol Solvent

This extraction method uses an alcohol solvent like vodka or Everclear to pull out the alkaloids from the kratom powder. The alcohol helps dissolve and concentrate the desirable compounds.

What You’ll Need:

  • Kratom powder (amount depends on desired strength)
  • High-proof alcohol like vodka, Everclear or grain alcohol
  • Glass jar or bottle with airtight lid
  • Cheesecloth or coffee filters
  • Non-stick pan or double boiler


1. Add your kratom powder to the glass bottle or jar. Pour in enough alcohol to fully submerge and cover the powder. The more alcohol used, the more potent the extract.

2. Seal the jar and shake it vigorously for 2-3 minutes to agitate the mixture. 

3. Store the sealed jar in a cool, dark place to soak for 2-3 days, shaking it thoroughly once per day.

4. After soaking, strain the mixture through a cheesecloth or coffee filter to separate the liquid alcohol extract from the leftover powder.

5. Carefully pour the liquid extract into a non-stick pan or double boiler set-up. 

6. Over very low heat, slowly allow the alcohol to evaporate away, leaving behind a potent thick extract in the pan. Stir frequently as it thickens.

7. Once fully evaporated to a thick consistency, remove from heat and allow the kratom extract to fully cool.

The resulting gooey resin-like extract contains concentrated alkaloids from the kratom powder. It can be ingested directly by mouth, or added to foods/drinks. Start with a small amount as it will be much more potent than powder alone.

This alcohol extraction method takes some time and care, but allows you to create an extremely concentrated full-spectrum extract at home. Just be sure to allow all alcohol to fully evaporate before ingesting the final product.

Final Thoughts:

While it is possible to make potent kratom extracts at home through various methods, it does require some effort, time, and materials that the average person may not have on hand. The extraction processes can be finicky to get right.

For most users, an easier option is to purchase high-quality kratom extracts from a reputable vendor that specializes in manufacturing them properly. Professionally made extracts ensure accurate potency, purity, and consistent quality.

However, for those interested in experimenting with DIY kratom extracts at home, the methods outlined can produce good results when done carefully. Just be sure to start with high-grade kratom powder, use proper safety precautions, and be patient through the process.


Q: Is it safe to make kratom extracts at home?

A: As long as you take basic precautions like using food-grade solvents and fully evaporating any solvents, home extracts can be safe. However, inexact concentrations make overdosing easier, so start with small doses.

Q: How much stronger are extracts than kratom powder? 

A: Extracts can range from 2-10x more potent than plain leaf powder depending on the extraction method used. Their effects also tend to hit faster.

Q: Can I add flavors to my extract?

A: Yes, you can add almost any food flavoring to extracts made through the freezing or alcohol methods after the initial extraction is complete.  

Q: How long do kratom extracts last?

A: Shelf life can vary, but most will stay potent for 6 months to 1 year when stored in an airtight container away from light and moisture.

Q: What is the easiest extraction for beginners?

A: The freezing method or basic kratom tea are the most straightforward for first-time extract makers. Alcohol extractions require more steps.

The key things are using proper safety precautions, using high-quality kratom leaf as your starting material, and understanding that experimentation may be needed to find an ideal extraction method and potency for your needs.

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