Papa and Barkley's Releaf Drops are a clean and versatile CBD-rich oil that can be used under the tongue, added to food and beverage, or applied to the skin as a topical.
These Releaf Drops have only two ingredients: MCT oil and hemp, and are made using absolutely no solvents to produce a truly clean and full-spectrum CBD product.
A Truly Clean Product
When it comes to shopping for cannabis, one important question to ask is “How was this product made?”
Cannabinoids are “lipid soluble,” meaning that they dissolve in fat — and therefore should be consumed with fat in order to be best absorbed by the body. This is why most tinctures (unless they have been altered with nanotechnology to be water-soluble, something that we are currently researching) have a base of some kind of oil, whether that’s MCT (fractionated coconut oil), olive, hemp, or another type of oil. The way that cannabinoids are combined with oil is dependent on the method of extraction.
Our favorite thing about Papa & Barkley is that they use absolutely no solvents during the extraction process, instead using a lipid infusion process.
Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of each ingredient*:
A powerful anti-inflammatory and is known to enhance muscle relaxation and soothe nerve pain. Learn more about CBD and other cannabinoids here.
Also referred to as “fractionated coconut oil,” these molecules are smaller than most fats so that they can absorb into your bloodstream more quickly. This makes it perfect for carrying CBD, which binds to fats, into your system!
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration and are intended for educational purposes only.
What’s a lipid infusion?
Instead of using a solvent process such as ethanol, CO2, or butane that strips the phytonutrients from the hemp plant and then adds them back into an oil-based carrier such as MCT or hemp oil, lipid infusions involve submerging the entire plant into oil and using low heat, low pressure over a long period of time to gently infuse all of the phytonutrients. This method arguably produces the most natural end-product.
While we have no qualms with other extraction methods using solvents (as long as their lab reports have tested for residual solvents), lipid infusions are much gentler than other processes, meaning that they retain a truly full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and other phytonutrients from the plant. Click here to learn more about full spectrum CBD
You can actually see the difference in the retention of phytonutrients when comparing Papa & Barkley Releaf Drops to other tinctures created with different extraction processes. Generally speaking, the darker the oil is, the wider range of phytonutrients it contains.
Other reasons why we love Papa & Barkley Releaf Drops
Their tincture droppers have measurements on the side to help you with consistent and accurate dosing — while this seems like a no-brainer, measured droppers for CBD tinctures are actually not as common as you’d think!
With MCT oil and hemp as the only ingredients, this tincture has the added benefit of being able to be used on the skin as a topical. When used on the skin, CBD can be helpful for soothing a specific area of the body. Learn more about topicals here
We used these Hemp Drops to make our CBD-infused birthday cake and overnight oats at the Heart of Health Exchange, and love mixing it into our yogurt and adding to our smoothies!
How to Use Papa & Barkley Releaf Drops
Papa & Barkley suggests using their products to relax from everyday stresses, recover from aches and pains, and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.* Read our Dosing and CBD Safety articles for more information on how to get the most out of this tincture.
To use these Releaf Drops as a tincture, we suggest placing your desired dose under your tongue and holding it there for a minimum of 15 seconds — but ideally 1-3 minutes so that it can absorb through the mucous membranes in your mouth and rapidly enter your bloodstream via those two big veins under your tongue.
Add to food and beverage for longer lasting relief, anywhere from 6-8 hours. Baking up to 350°F is typically ok, but be cautious of exposing the CBD to too much heat or it will lose nutrients; avoid frying or sautéing. For best results, use in uncooked recipes.
Add to skincare products to be used topically — combine with your favorite balm, lotion, shampoo, face moisturizer, etc to infuse it with CBD
We use this in tons of our DIY workshop activities such as our Relief Rollers and bedtime body balm!
Here’s what our family had to say about Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Drops