The Best Way To DIY Kratom Capsules

We’ve discussed Kratom capsules in-depth on our Kratom blog before, but in this article we are going to talk about the DIY aspects of creating your own Kratom capsules at home.
Featured Image depicting a packet of Happy Hippo brand kratom capsules. The package sits on top of a pile of loose kratom capsules filled with kratom powder.
August 19, 2022
6 min read

Kratom (Mitragyna Speciosa) has been used in traditional medicine for centuries. When consumed, it provides beneficial effects that come from the natural alkaloid compounds in the leaves. In fact, indigenous people of Southeast Asia would chew on the raw Kratom leaves during a long day of hard labor to help rejuvenate the body and mind. Nowadays, Kratom is used my millions of people across the world who greatly appreciate its natural plant-powered benefits.

Kratom leaves are harvested in mass quantities and set out to dry. Once completely dry and brittle, they get pulverized into a very fine powder. The final product is called Kratom powder. Many people like to use Kratom powder to make Kratom tea, but others prefer to put it into capsules. Kratom capsules (sometimes called Kratom pills, Kratom caps, Kratom tablets, etc.) are a convenient way to take your daily Kratom serving. 

We’ve talked about Kratom capsules in-depth on our Kratom blog before, but in this article we are going to discuss the DIY aspects of creating your own Kratom capsules.

What are the Benefits of Kratom Capsules?

Kratom comes in several forms including Kratom extracts, Kratom powder, and Kratom capsules. There are unique perks to each. 

Capsules are a popular choice for Newbies, but plenty of experienced Kratom users enjoy the luxury of Kratom capsules, too. 

Let’s go over the benefits of Kratom capsules and why some users prefer them over regular Kratom powder.

Consistent Dosage

Kratom capsules contain a pre-measured amount of Kratom powder, which means you don’t have to bother pulling out your measuring tools when preparing your serving. Depending on the size of the capsule, they can contain anywhere from 0.25 grams to 1.5 grams!

Note: Happy Hippo’s Premium Kratom capsules contain a ½ gram of Kratom powder per capsule.

Convenient for Travel (No Mess or Extra Equipment)

If you’re a busy body who’s always on the go, you really can’t go wrong with Kratom capsules. No need to bring along a mixing cup or measuring tools. They can easily be carried in a gym bag, purse, or lunch box. 

Plus, capsules are not nearly as messy as loose powder (which means no more making a dusty mess on the countertop!)

No Bitter Taste

One of the most common reasons people prefer Kratom capsules is because they completely disguise the bitter taste of Kratom.

Less Obvious (Discreet in Public)

Kratom capsules are super discreet! Mixing a strange green liquid in public may spark curiosity in your peers, or get you some weird looks… 

So, if you’re trying to keep your Kratom use on the “down low”, try bringing capsules on your next outing. They attract much less attention! 

Cost Savings

Buying bulk Kratom powder (by the Kilo or ½ Kilo) and using it to fill your own capsules at home is a great way to save money. Kratom powder is cheaper to buy Kratom in bulk. Plus, you can easily customize them with your favorite Kratom strain! 

How to Use Kratom Capsules

The first (and most important) step when using Kratom capsules is to determine what your regular Kratom powder serving size is in capsule form. Some capsules hold more powder than others, so it’s important to take note of how much each capsule contains before diving in. 

For example, my regular serving size is 2 grams and the capsules I use contain a ½ gram per capsule. So, to achieve my accurate serving size I would need to take 4 capsules total. 

Once you figured out your Kratom serving size for capsules, using them is as simple as swallowing them with water. We recommend only taking one capsule at a time so that they’re easier to swallow.

DIY Kratom Capsules

Some vendors offer pre-filled Kratom capsules for sale so you don’t have to worry about making your own. But what if your favorite Kratom strain isn’t available in capsule form? Or what if the capsule size is too big for you? Everyone has different preferences!

For a more personalized Kratom capsule, you’ll have to custom-build your own. This 5-step process will help you get started. 

  • Choose Your Favorite Kratom Strain

  • Determine Your Capsule Size

  • Acquire the Equipment 

  • Fill the Kratom Capsules

  • Enjoy! 

  • Which Kratom Strain is Best to Fill Kratom Capsules?

    You can fill your Kratom Capsules with whatever strain you want! There’s no rules!

    Keep in mind - different Kratom strains produce different effects. Before you start making your capsules, you’ll need to figure out which Kratom strains offer effects that align with your needs. 

    At Happy Hippo, we categorize our Kratom strains by speed to help narrow down the different strains and the effects they offer. 

    Fast Kratom strains = Energy, Motivation, Productivity, Concentration 


    Moderate Kratom strains = Balance of Energy and Relaxation, Mood Enhancement, Sense of well-being 


    Slow Kratom strains = Relaxation, Comfort, Restful Sleep, Discomfort Relief 


    What Kind of Capsules Should I Use?

    You can buy different types and sizes of capsule casing. Again, whatever one you choose will depend on your personal preferences. 

    There are vegetarian capsules and non-vegetarian gelatin capsules. The vegetarian capsules are made of plant cellulose and the gelatin capsules are made from plant OR animal collagen. Both types of capsules work effectively for Kratom use, so it’s worth trying both options to see which you like better.

    Capsules are also available in various sizes. The sizes are 000, 00, 0, and 1-5. Higher numbers indicate smaller capsules. Smaller capsules will hold less Kratom powder but they’re much easier to swallow. Larger capsules will hold much more Kratom powder but they can be tricky to swallow. 


    Infographic image depicting a Kratom Capsule Size Chart. The chart indicates the relevant sizes of capsules ranging in size from OOO to 4.

    DIY Capsule Filling Equipment

    Filling capsules is simple but it can be pretty tedious and time-consuming. Having the proper equipment makes a huge difference. Let’s cover a few items that make filling capsules less of a hassle.

  • Manual Capsule Filling Tray

  • A capsule filling tray is a small board that holds the capsules in place while you fill them. It makes the process of filling much quicker because you can fill multiple capsules at a time. This specific model holds 100 capsules, but you can get ones that can hold up to 400. Be sure the tray corresponds with the size of capsule you are using.

    • Digital Weight Scale

    Using a digital weighing scale helps measure out the amount of Kratom powder to be filled into your capsules. It isn’t required, but it is helpful for keeping track of how much Kratom powder is in the capsules. 

    How to Fill Your Kratom Capsules 

    If you’re using a manual capsule filling tray this process should only take about 10-20 minutes. 

    You can watch the instructional video (above) or read through the steps listed below.  

    1. Set up your area! Make sure the surface is clean, dry, and flat. Grab all of the materials you need (Kratom powder, empty capsules, and filling tray)

    2. Place the body plate on a flat surface and attach the frame plate.

    3. Start opening 100 capsules. The larger piece is the BODY and the smaller piece is the CAP. Once your capsules are open, begin to arrange the BODY pieces into the filling tray.

    4. After all of your capsules are in place, lift up the frame plate and attach the spill guard.

    5. Pour the Kratom Powder evenly on top. Use the powder spreading tool to distribute the powder evenly across.

    6. Use the tamper tool to gently compress the powder. Make sure the capsules are completely full. Add more powder if necessary.

    7. Place the capping plate on the table and put the frame plate on top of it.

    8. Arrange the caps securely on the frame plate. Once full, remove the frame plate and attach the middle plate to the capping plate. Make sure it’s securely locked into place.

    9. Attach capping plate on top of the body plate. The middle plate should be in between the capping plate and the body plate.

    10.  Press down firmly and evenly a couple of times.

    11. Lift up the capping plate and your capsules are ready to go! You can remove the capsules by lifting up the middle plate and gently pressing the capsules out.

    Where to Buy Kratom Powder Online

    You can get pre-filled Kratom capsules from Happy Hippo. We have a great variety of high-quality Kratom strains available in capsules. We also offer an even larger selection of Kratom powder, unique Kratom extracts, and even some alternative botanicals that offer benefits similar to Kratom (Kava Root, Akuamma, Kanna, etc).

    As an AKA-certified vendor, all of our Kratom products are lab-tested and packaged in our GMP-certified manufacturing facility. The entire Happy Hippo staff consists of experienced experts. So, when you reach out to us, you’re speaking directly with our knowledgeable staff who’s ready to offer the most relevant and personal advice possible. 

    Feel free to contact us and let us know if there’s anything we can do to help make your Kratom experiences worthwhile. At Happy Hippo, your happiness is 100% guaranteed! 😊 

    Disclaimer: Kratom remains unregulated by the FDA, the authors of this text would like you to note that although this article contains many points regarding the use of Kratom, they should only serve as a piece of information - not medical advice. 

    Kratom is not intended to cure, diagnose, treat, or prevent any disease or condition. 

    Make sure to speak to a physician if you have questions before using Kratom.

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