How to Toss and Wash Kratom? Is it Safe?

How to Toss and Wash Kratom? Is it Safe?


Correct Dosage & Steps For Consumption

Among the various ways of safely consuming kratom, we find that the kratom toss and wash remains one of the most popular methods [1]. If you are unsure how to toss and wash kratom, or simply curious about what this method is, we will cover all the main details of this method below. 

If you find yourself needing some fresh kratom capsules or powder in the meantime, we got you covered. That said, let’s go ahead and break down the method of mixing kratom powder correctly for the toss n wash method. 

All the Essentials of a Kratom Toss and Wash

The toss and wash method for kratom is an effective way of kratom taste masking while ensuring that you can take down your full dose quickly and efficiently. Essentially, what you do is put the powder into your mouth, and then wash it down quickly using water.

Although it is an effective way of consuming powder, there are still some clear dangers. For example, putting powder into your mouth runs the risk of accidentally inhaling powder before the water reaches your mouth. Therefore, be advised right away that this may not be the safest method of consumption. 


Correct Dosage & Steps For Consumption

Before we get started, it’s important that you have the proper amount of ingredients and know-how to do this safely. 

Here is what you need to get started: 

  • 1-3 grams of kratom powder
  • 1-2 cups of fresh water
  • A gram scale
  • A tablespoon

Typically, you can start with 1 gram to test the waters before moving up to higher doses. This is especially important if you are new to using kratom. For beginners, 1 gram is usually a sufficient powder serving size. Finally, you will need plenty of water to ensure that you can wash it down. Usually, one or two cups is enough.

1. Measure Out Your Dose

To start off, place some pure powder onto a gram scale to get the proper dose ready. If you don’t have a scale, you can quickly consume too much - which can generate some potential risks. 

2. Have Water Ready

Before you get started, have a couple of glasses of water ready to help you wash and swish down the powder - and ensure that you don’t leave extra powder sitting around in your mouth. 

3. Place All or Part of Your Dose on a Spoon

We recommend taking the dose in small increments to avoid the risk of inhaling down some powder. For best results, take it in using a tablespoon. 

4. Put the Powder on Your Tongue

To help get the kratom wet and to keep it in place before it goes down into your stomach, try placing it on your tongue. This will moisten it and keep it in place before you wash it down. 

5. Use Water to Wash it Down

Finally, take the water that you have ready to swish and wash down the powder. You may need to repeat steps 3-5 multiple times until you have consumed all of the powder! 

Alternatives to the Toss and Wash Method

Drinking down powder is not for everyone! Here are some extra alternatives to consider if you aren’t quite ready to go down this route: 

Tips For a Safe Toss and Wash

To ensure your safety and to have the best possible experience, we have some further tips for you to consider.

  • Pre-Mixing Kratom in Warm Water: this is a great way to eliminate the risk of inhaling kratom powder before you wash it down with water
  • Use a Spoon: As covered above, it’s best to slowly put kratom powder in your mouth using a tablespoon at a time. 
  • Do Not Breathe In Powder: Once the powder hits your tongue, hold your breath or you will risk inhaling powder and causing a potential problem. 
  • Start with Low Doses: If you are new to using kratom, try to stick with low doses before you graduate to high doses over 1 gram. 
  • Try Out Alternative Methods: Above, we covered some of the best alternatives to the wash and toss method including capsules, extracts, smoothies, and more. 

Are Capsules & Pre-Mixing Methods Better?

As far as kratom consumption safety methods are concerned, the toss n’ wash method generates a clear risk of inhaling the powder. For this reason, many might see capsules and other pre-mixing methods as preferable. 

Capsules have everything packed into a pill, and therefore, you don’t have the risk of inhaling any of the powder. In addition, pre-mixing powder into your water, a smoothie, or even into your tea will ensure the same result.

Selecting the Right Kratom For the Toss and Wash Method

There isn’t a full set of rules when it comes to selecting the right strain or vein of powder for the toss n’ wash method. Here are some factors to consider

  • Strain & Vein: There are red and green veins on the market. Both of these work well for the toss and wash method. 
  • Kratom Quality: It’s always recommended to shop at a high-quality vendor like Kratom Country if you want the best possible experience. 
  • Buy Fresh Powder: Fresh powder looks better, can taste better, and has an overall better and smoother consumption experience.

Ready to Fill Up Your Kratom? 

Many remain firm that kratom is a great way to improve health and wellness [2]. We have the best collection of lab-tested kratom on the market. Whether you are seeking a place to buy high-quality kratom powder for the toss and wash method, or even capsules and extracts, we have you covered! 


  1. Koziol, Adrienne. "How to Take Kratom: The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly."
  2. Ross, Michele. Kratom is Medicine: Natural Relief for Anxiety, Pain, Fatigue, and More. GreenStone Books, 2021.

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