The Best Blends: Kratom Mixes You Can Make at Home

This blog is going to go over how to make homemade kratom combinations that work, and work well! Kratom blends are a popular option in the kratom community for several reasons:

  • Kratom blends can be more potent thanks to a blend of alkaloids
  • You can fine-tune blends for your favorite effects
  • They may help with stagnant strain syndrome (learn more about that here)

The Best Blends of Kratom: GRH Blends

Do you want an easy way to get the best blends of kratom? At GRH Kratom, we’ve got three powerhouse blends that we sell (Joy, Boost, Relax) that have been crafted to amplify the best aspects of green veins, white veins, and red veins, respectively. These blends are known for being pretty strong, so be aware you might need a smaller dose compared to single strains!

Making Your Own Homemade Kratom Combinations

We love our three blends, but they might not always offer the specific effects that you’re looking for. Maybe the single strains you’ve been using aren’t quite doing it for you either. In that case, it may be time to try to create your own blend!

Any time you combine two or more kratom strains together, you’re technically making your own kratom blend. In this article, we’re going to go over how to perfect this process a bit more so you can get the desired results every time.

Deciding on the Best Kratom Strains to Mix

There are three steps to getting the perfect blend for your needs.

Step One – What Kratom Effects Do You Want?

When crafting homemade kratom blends, it’s important to start by deciding what kind of effects you’re looking for. This will determine the types of kratom that you’re going to use. 

If you’re looking mostly for energy, your blend will be mostly white strains of kratom. If you are aiming primarily for a mood boost, you’ll want to go with green strains of kratom. Meanwhile, if you’re wanting to relax and ease discomfort, red veins will be the base of your blend.

Step Two – Any Secondary Effects?

Fancy mixing red and green kratom strains? Unsure about what would help if you mix green and white veins? When combining multiple strains it’s possible for your blend to have multiple effects, as well! If you’re looking for a relaxing blend of red veins but also want a euphoric feeling, adding a green strain is a good idea.

Generally, adding a bit of green should provide euphoria and positivity while adding some white could make the blend slightly energizing. Adding a bit of red might make an uplifting strain a bit more mellow, or have an aspect of relief.

Step Three – Create Your Homemade Kratom Blends

Choose your strains based on our effect guides listed on their product pages. Remember, Smile is Mood, Lightning Bolt is Energy, Moon is Sleep/Relaxation, and the Cross is Relief.


kratom strain chart effects homemade kratom blends

Or work with strains you already have, because that can create unique kratom combinations!

Once you’ve selected your kratom strains, mix them together with the choice from Step One outweighing the amount from Step Two. You can make a single dose at a time, or work with larger amounts to have some left over!

Try It Out!

So, that’s all it takes to make the best kratom combinations! Give it a try and see if the effects are what you were hoping for. Don’t forget to eat something before trying out your kratom blend since kratom is always best enjoyed with food in your stomach. 

We hope your kratom blend turned out just the way you wanted! But if not, don’t fret. It’s easy to try again. Try adjusting the ratios of strains that you put in, or switching one strain out for another if you can.

Staff Picks

Here’s which GRH blends people are using around our office!

Kemal (CEO/Founder)– Either going for a dose of JOY kratom blend, or going with the extra potent King K Liquid Kratom Shots.

Patrick (Sales Lead)- Typically reaches for our BOOST blend to amp up energy levels.

Get Your Supplies from Grassroots Harvest Kratom!

At GRH Kratom, we have an extensive range of kratom for sale so you’ll be sure to find what you need. Shop with us today!

Interested in mixing CBD & Kratom? Check out our sister CBD company Grassroots Harvest for some wonderful & powerful products!


  • Richard says:

    Green Borneo Red Bali Blend is Potent and effective. Provides Energy Euphoria and Pain relief but I can stay active.

  • Chris Pace says:

    Red maeng da And green malay. Energy euphoria and relaxation. Now this combo is on point!
    4g green
    2g red 👌 👌

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Dang, that sounds like an awesome blend! Perfect combo of effects.

    • Bob C says:

      Sounds like what Im trying this evening! Want a slight lift but also relief I got from this amazing combo recently:
      1 capsule (.6g) Green Malay and 1 tsp (1.2g) Red Bali. My nerve pain AND arthritis pain were GONE all day! And my calm focus (I’m a generally a distracted person – ADHD?) was consistent as well. Is this the “perfect drug”?!

  • Angel says:

    The blends are spectacular ,like right now I feel like awesome

  • Shaun Thornton says:

    I mixed a 50/50 ratio on my Kratom today to just try something different! I mixed my fave Red Bali with my least fave Green Malay, I mixed the 2 different powders 50% Red Bali 50% Green Malay and I cut my usual dose down to 7grams and the result came out to be very effective, I was surprised at the wonderful effects I got from just 7grams of the mixture! I felt great relief from my pain but also got a great spike in energy and alertness with a good little bit of a euphoric/mood lifting feeling as well! This was a great combo and I would definitely suggest it for any weathered Kratom user who is looking for a great potent mixture for pain relief and a nice not so overpowering boost in energy! Red Bali/Green Malay GREAT MIXTURE!!!

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      This is fantastic advice, thank you so much for letting us know about this great combo!!

    • Maxine says:

      Has anyone ever mixed a yellow? First time using a yellow ,but so used to mixing my white and greens!

    • Bob says:

      It’s funny isn’t it? By itself, Green Malay is my least favorite also, and yet when mixed with a red (Bali is what I’ve tried a few times), it has fantastic effects (paint relief and some mood enhancement).
      I had decided to scratch it from my future-buy list, but instead it is now a top choice for mixing to enhance pain relief without drowsiness.

      • Jasmin Weber says:

        It is certainly funny how different strains can have totally different effects! We hope you enjoy mixing your Green Malay, and find something else that’s more potent for you on its own!

        • Bob C says:

          Looking back, I think the Green Malay was too potent for me. I had super-low tolerance, so ended up feeling sedated i stead of stimulated. Even now, I take only 1-2g Gr Malay and get some calm energy.

          • Jasmin Weber says:

            Hey there, thanks for sharing your experience with us! Green Malay is definitely potent, we’re glad you’ve figured out a more optimal dose! – The GRH Team

  • D.F. says:

    I keep reading that red has the best euphoria but is sedating? I want high euphoria but energy too as I work nights and have depression. I’m looking for an adderall with vicodin effect. (I’ve never taken those together btw. I just mean the effects of both. Happy energy and calm euphoria/pain relief)

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hey there, while red veins can definitely provide euphoria, we’d actually recommend a green vein first. Green veins are great for boosting mood without being sedating, in fact they tend to be mildly energizing which sounds like it would be perfect for you! We can’t comment on effects from prescription medication, but I feel that green veins would be your best bet- Green Maeng Da, Green Malaysian, or our green blend JOY would be my top picks for you!
      the GRH Team

    • JP says:

      I’ve previously been on both of those medications, as well as an avid Kratom user-researcher for almost 4 years. My absolutely favorite combo in those regards is 1tsp green malay and 1tsp white borneo. If you’re very experienced, you could up it by .5tsp after an hour or 2 if you haven’t felt results. This is not medical advice and I am not a homeopathic licensed doc. Just sharing my personal testimony. I’m going to try a green malay/white maeng da mix this month and/or green maeng da/white borneo and see if it works as well! I’m thinking Green Maeng Da base would boost the pain relief “side” as you 1st mentioned 🤫

    • JP says:

      I’ve previously been on both of those medications, as well as an avid Kratom user-researcher for almost 4 years. My absolutely favorite combo in those regards is 1tsp green malay and 1tsp white borneo. If you’re very experienced, you could up it by .5tsp after an hour or 2 if you haven’t felt results. This is not medical advice and I am not a homeopathic licensed doc. Just sharing my personal testimony. I’m going to try a green malay/white maeng da mix this month and/or green maeng da/white borneo and see if it works as well! I’m thinking Green Maeng Da base would boost the pain relief “side” as you 1st mentioned 🤫

    • Shannon says:

      Thank you for asking this specific question bc that’s exactly what I’m looking for

    • Bob C says:

      White MD and Red Bali. EUUUPHORIA!

  • Brian Barszcz says:

    Hi. Just one thing. You guys are wrong about taking kratom with food. No one else says this. Common sense and experience tell me an empty stonach is best to feel all effects of kratom. Have a weak stomach? Ok, i get that. But food will always slow the digestion of anything else in the stomach. Thanks. Brian

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hey there, you’re absolutely right and we agree with you- one way to achieve the strongest effects of kratom is to take it on an empty stomach. That being said, we try not to recommend anything that might potentially make a customer feel ill, and as we’ve experienced & heard people experience nausea and/or vomiting from taking kratom on an empty stomach, we recommend taking it with food. There are other ways to amplify the effects of kratom that won’t risk an upset stomach, but again, your information is absolutely true & we appreciate you sharing it!
      the GRH Team

  • Gena says:

    Red and white maeng da mixed. Good or bad idea?

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi there, this would be an interesting blend as red & white veins tend to lie on opposite sides of the kratom spectrum, but it might be worth giving it a shot! Try mixing a small amount first to see if you enjoy the blend!

  • Rob says:

    I can attest to this. 50/50 blend of Red Bali and Green Malay is perfect. Red Bali is a must, I have also used White Bureno and Red Bali. Pay attention to the percentages. Without getting into great detail, Red Bali is the highest in one and low in the other, where Red Bali is low Green Malay is higher.

    • Bob C says:

      Agree Rob! Tried last week with incredible results! Basically pain free for many hours, and pretty darn good mood and decent reserve energy too

  • Brian says:

    I mixed rad Borneo and green mangda. I feel just in a perfect mood and great for pain! Life is great 👍

  • Brian says:

    II agree with mixing a green, and a red together 50/50. I mixed red Borneo and green Maeng Da. Perfect blend for me. Euphoria, calming pain relief!

  • Shelly Wolgamott says:

    Kratom is working for me in many ways.. however I’d still like to create a specific combo for myself.. im so grateful for having learned about Kratom..

    • Bob C says:

      Me too! Suggest you do as I do –
      Look at as many sources as you can on effects, warnings, uses…. It almost seems like the “perfect drug” (well, plant supplement). I’m just now figuring out mixes based on experience and recommendations like those here and finding great success! Only big advice: Measure and keep doses low (1-2g total) and take days off from it here and there. Good luck on your (our) journey!!

  • Bob C says:

    Here’s one I like that’s different:

    Make some matcha tea (powdered) and mix in some green Maeng Da. I immediately named it my All-Day, Happy Mood Energy Potion!
    Yes, I write down and name combo’s I’ve liked so I won’t forget. Cornay names maybe, but they describe how I Felt for ease of future reference.

  • Jacob K says:

    I love red Bali and green maeng da…. 1:1 ratio is great for relaxing mental boost and pain relief!

  • Danielle says:

    red dragon and white borneo 🎉

  • Kristy says:

    Hi.👋 I am new to Kratom, I’ve only been taking it for a little over a month. The main one I take is red meang da (3 teaspoons). After doing some reading online about it I found out that I was taking too much so I take less now (2 teaspoons). I normally only take it in the mornings… Recently I tried the white meang da because of all the good things I’ve read about it. BUT it made me very very sleepy, I couldn’t keep my eyes open, I only took a teaspoon of it, possibly 1.and a half teaspoons… I didn’t take it again because it scared me.. What did I do wrong?? I have also recently been taking green maeng da (1 to 2 teaspoons), it works really well BUT sometimes it makes me sleepy. What am I doing wrong?

    I read about how some of you do combinations so I just tried that.. I did a combo of 2 teaspoons red meang da, 1/2 teaspoon green maeng da and 1/4 teaspoon of white meang da.. It hasn’t kicked in yet.

    I am trying to calm my all over body pain, help with my mood and give me a little energy..

    I’m sorry you guys for this being sooooo long but I haven’t talked to anyone else that knows about this stuff so I’m turning to yall 🙂🙂

    Thanks in advance! 😊

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi Kristy! Thank you so much for letting us know about your experiences! First off I need to let you know I’m not a medical professional, just someone who works with kratom a lot, so this isn’t medical advice just my best understanding. Because kratom is a completely natural product that isn’t changed in any way to amplify specific effects, the effects we list for our strains is the expected reaction, but every body reacts differently, and it sounds like the alkaloids in kratom might be interacting in your body a bit differently than they do for most- you aren’t doing anything wrong, nor is this a bad thing, it just means you might have to sample around a bit before figuring out your best options, and know that descriptions on kratom labels might not be accurate for your experience, based on what you describe. There is also this possibility- sometimes when taking larger doses of kratom, even more ‘energizing’ strains can become sedating- it’s possible that 1/2 a teaspoon of the white and green maeng da might produce more desired effects. Red Maeng Da tends to be on the relaxing side, the fact that you experience a little energy from it suggests to me that red veins might be the best bet for you!
      I hope this helps, please feel free to respond with any further questions!
      GRH Team

  • Rebekah says:

    Help…I suffer from chronic back pain and have taken buprenorphine to manage it for around 10 years until I discontinued use 3wks ago after a week of rapid tapering. I hope I’m nearing the end of acute withdrawal but I still get that painfully uncomfortable need to stretch my whole body and irresistible urge to move. Along with the pain I also suffer from deep bouts of depression, paralyzing panic attacks & debilitating chronic fatigue which are all exacerbated by the acute/post acute withdrawal. Can anyone tell me specifically what amounts of what blend would provide adequate pain relief, uplifted mood/euphoria, calm sense of well being, while also providing a high level of energy & motivation but with a smooth focused effect, all to combat the immobilizing moderate to severe chronic pain, deep depression & ever present low to mid level feelings of anxiety with sporadic, paralyzing panic attacks, that make me physically ill & feel like I’m having a heart attack, all while providing a major boost of energy, motivation & focus for this debilitating lethargy, total loss of all motivation & complete ack of any energy to even move. Thank you.

    • Jasmin Weber says:

      Hi Rebekah, thank you so much for reaching out with this question! Because we aren’t medical professionals, we have to be really careful not to make medical claims about our products / compare them with prescription drugs. Please know that this comment is only my best information, and is not medical advice. The thing about kratom is, while strains typically provide specific effects, there’s no way to guarantee you will experience those effects as every body is different & may react differently. That being said, I think you would probably most enjoy a kratom blend like our JOY blend, which combines several kinds of green vein kratom for amplified/heightened effects. JOY tends to be energizing without being overwhelming, and provides a big boost to mood and positivity. If you’re looking at just single strains, Green Veins tend to kind of be the ‘best of both worlds’ as far as providing both energy & mood boosting effects! Green Maeng Da, Green Malaysian, and Super Green would probably all be good places to start. Please reach out with any further questions!
      GRH Team

  • Sandy says:

    Hi. I use Res Bali fmy insomnia, pain, and anxiety at night and I like it.

    Can I mix it with Green Maeng Da without getting overstimulated? I am looking for a happy/positive energy boost that won’t raise my blood pressure but gives me focus. Or would Red Borneo be better for a daytime happy, focused energetic boost. Third option would be train wreck.

    I’m sensitive to ‘stimulating’ strands because of my blood pressure and it tends to make me ‘irritable’

    • Bon C. says:

      Hi Sandy,

      Red Bali and Green MD would be similar to just taking Red MD which, in lower doses (say 3g or less) should do well.
      Great question about Red Borneo! I discovered that it is fantastic for a great daytime mood while offering the other benefits of Kratom without a lot of stimulation. Hope you tried and discovered the magic as I did! I found 1.5 to 2.5 grams to be the sweet spot, depending on tolerance. Good luck!

    • Bob C. says:

      Red Borneo is immediately what I thought of too!

  • Mike says:

    This has been my mix for over a year. I call it ‘Pink MD’. I can’t describe it anymore unfortunately. I’d say relaxing with a small bit of energy.

  • Shauna Mitterling says:

    I need help with my enegry boost and to get out of my depression so which kratom is the best one to use

    Thank u

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