Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3
Ranked 4 of 5 in Topicals for Dry Skin/Skin relief
Activation time: 4/5
Overall score: 4.4
Head High Weak
Body High Weak
All things considered, we believe that Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 deserves an overall score of 4.4 out of 5. This THC topical’s basic jar with a screw-on top was neither remarkably convenient or inconvenient, but we were impressed by its simple ingredients.
For a topical product, we thought that Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 offered reasonably quick activation times, but we’re skeptical about how effective this topical might be for serious pain. We purchased a 50ml container for $66, but Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 is also offered in a more affordable 15ml container for $22, so we think this topical is sold at a fair price.
Papa & Barkley is renowned for the safe, simple ingredients it uses in both its CBD and THC products. As a result, we weren’t surprised by the cleanliness of the ingredients list provided with our Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3.
Here’s a full list of the ingredients present in this product:
Cannabis, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Essential Oil Blend (Eucalyptus, Tea Tree, Peppermint, Lavender), Vitamin E Oil, Natural Terpenes.
As you can see, there’s nothing in this product that would raise the eyebrows of even the most ardent Whole Foods shopper. Papa & Barkley is able to keep this topical clean and simple by opting for an oil-based formulation. Water-based topicals, while offering better bioavailability, are also notoriously complex and difficult to properly preserve.
We like the fact that Papa & Barkley adds terpenes to its THC Releaf Balm 1:3. Research suggests that terpenes might make cannabinoids more effective, which would make this CBD-THC hybrid product even more potent.
We noticed the effects of our Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 around 15 minutes after application, which is relatively fast for an oil-based topical. Also unlike other oil-based formulations, our Releaf Balm absorbed quickly without leaving an oily sheen behind.
The aroma provided by our Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 was mild, and it dissipated quickly. Our Papa & Barkley balm didn’t cause any feeling of intoxication, as is expected of a THC topical. It was relatively difficult to pinpoint exactly when the effects of our THC-CBD topical wore off, but its primary effects seemed to last 2-3 hours.
We used our 50ml container of Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 over the course of 30 days. We used two fingers to scoop out and apply a healthy dollop of this balm once per day.
For our average aches and pains, Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3, worked perfectly well. The effects of this THC-CBD cream were mild enough, however, that we’re skeptical of how well it would work for arthritis, fibromyalgia, or other serious conditions.
Here’s an overview of the effects and activation time of our Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3:
Adam Grossman founded Papa & Barkley after watching his father’s immobilizing back pain disappear with the help of cannabinoids. Papa & Barkley has expanded from a small CBD topical brand into a household name among CBD and THC companies.
Papa & Barkley places a firm focus of producing clean, sustainable products. This brand partners with trusted farmers throughout the country who produce their hemp without pesticides, and each Papa & Barkley product is triple-tested to prove its purity.
Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 contains both CBD and THC to capitalize on the benefits of each cannabinoid. In addition to providing pain relief, this simple balm is also great for dry skin.
Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 is ideal for individuals who experience mild-to-moderate pain. It’s possible that this balm may also be useful for instances of severe pain, but it most likely won’t provide total relief. This brand’s THC products are only available within California.
We found that applying a reasonably-sized dollop of Papa & Barkley THC Releaf Balm 1:3 once per day to an area showing signs of pain provided effective relief. Individuals who experience moderate or severe pain may want to apply this cream two or three times per day.
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written by Samuel Popejoy