Hemp Drops by Papa & Barkley Essentials

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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 hemp 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.

Quick Facts about Papa and Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops

  • 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 0.064ppm 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

A truly clean product: lipid infusions.

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 Essentials is that they use absolutely no solvents during the extraction process, instead using a lipid infusion process.

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. Learn more about full spectrum CBD here

Here’s a breakdown of the benefits of each ingredient*:

Hemp-Rich CBD

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!

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.

You can actually see the difference in the retention of phytonutrients when comparing Papa & Barkley Essentials’ tincture 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 Essentials Hemp 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 Essentials Hemp Drops

Papa & Barkley Essentials 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 Hemp 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 all of our DIY workshop activities such as our Relief Rollers and massage oil!

Here’s what our Review Team had to say about Papa & Barkley Essentials Hemp Drops:


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Interested in trying these Hemp Drops for yourself? We offer 2 sizes in our store:

  • Small bottle: $35 for 1/2oz with 450mg CBD

  • Large bottle: $60 for 1oz with 900mg CBD



*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.

This review was sponsored by Papa & Barkley Essentials, and the products shown were gifted to Hempsley in order to conduct this review.

Papa & Barkley Essentials’ sponsorship supported our mission to bring you free, quality education by allowing us to purchase props, create original imagery, perform research, write and edit content, & host events in our local community. Although this is a sponsored review, we assure you that we are committed to bringing you unbiased information and promise that all thoughts and opinions are our own. Thank you for your support!

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This review was written by Kristen Williams. Copyright ©Hempsley 2019, All Rights Reserved