Hemp Balm by Papa & Barkley Essentials

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A nourishing balm with an activating warmth & soothing cooling sensation

This Hemp Balm is a blend of CBD**, eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender in a thick base of coconut oil and beeswax.

Quick Facts about Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Balm

  • Created by a son for his debilitated father (learn more about the people behind Papa & Barkley here)

  • Papa & Barkley Essentials CBD is sourced from hemp grown in Colorado and extracted via lipid infusion, leaving a clean and solvent-less product

    • All of their CBD is lab tested by a third party and has absolutely no pesticides, residual solvents, mycotoxins, or microbiological impurities. Note: this product tested with 0.07ppm lead, falling well below our 0.1ppm limit in order to meet our Hempsley® Certified Seal standards.

  • View Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops lab reports here

The Product that Started it All

After conventional treatments failed his father’s immobilizing back pain, Adam Grossman researched and formulated a balm in the kitchen — and it ended up being so effective that when used in conjunction with other therapies, “Papa” was able to leave hospice care and return home. This balm formula (now made with hemp-derived CBD for nationwide accessibility) is the product that inspired the entire company. Learn more about Papa & Barkley’s story here.

Rather than being used internally, topicals are applied to the surface of the skin to interact directly with that area for targeted effects. Instead of entering the bloodstream for full body effects, the CBD and other cannabinoids interact with endocannabinoid receptors in the skin. They are typically used for localized pain or soreness, inflammation, skin irritations, etc.

Clean & Carefully Selected Ingredients

Your skin is the largest organ in your body, so always be mindful of what you’re putting on it. This balm has a unique, activating warmth when applied to the skin that is followed by a mild cooling sensation.

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.

This CBD was created using a gentle, solvent-free lipid infusion that retains a truly full spectrum of phytonutrients. Learn more full spectrum CBD here.

Eucalyptus Essential Oil

Commonly used to support the respiratory system, eucalyptus also has compounds believed to fight bacteria and fungi and may help pain and inflammation.

Eucalyptus is rich in the terpene limonene, which is known for its energizing effects and has anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-fungal properties.

Tea Tree Essential Oil

Known for helping with acne, fungal infections, cuts, burns, insect bites, and more.

Tea Tree contains the terpene pinene, which is known for its ability to relieve pain and has antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic properties.

Peppermint Essential Oil

A known pain reliever with analgesic, antiseptic, and antispasmodic properties that can aid digestion, muscle recovery, and the immune system.

Peppermint is rich in the terpene limonene, which is known for its energizing effects and has anti-inflammatory, anti-carcinogenic, anti-fungal properties.

Lavender Essential Oil

A known pain reliever with antifungal, antibacterial, and antispasmodic properties that can aid wounds, burns, and blemish healing.

Lavender is rich in the terpene linalool, which is known for its calming effects and has antipsychotic, antiepileptic, and anti-inflammatory properties.

Natural Terpenes

Terpenes are the compounds that give plants their smell and flavor, and are responsible for many of the therapeutic benefits of cannabis and other herbs.

Coconut Oil

Smooths the skin.

Can help protect your skin from infections in wounds with its disinfecting and antimicrobial properties.


Seals the ingredients into the skin to protect it from outside elements so that it can work longer.

Vitamin E Oil

A powerful antioxidant with anti-aging properties

How to Use Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Balm

Papa & Barkley Essentials suggests using their products to relax from everyday stresses, recover from aches and pains, and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.*

Apply balm liberally and gently massage over affected area until completed absorbed. Repeat 3 or more times daily as needed. Store in a cool place, and contact your doctor if irritation develops. This product is not intended to be used internally.

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*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The efficacy of this product has not been confirmed by FDA-approved research. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. All information presented here is not meant as a substitute for or alternative to information from health care practitioners. Please consult your health care professional about potential interactions or other possible complications before using any product. The Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act requires this notice.

**This product contains CBD that has been derived from hemp that has been grown in compliance with the 2018 Farm Bill, and contains between 0-0.3% THC.

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