By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi

While winter can be full of festivities and joy, it can also be hard on our bodies. Did you know a drop in barometric pressure can lead to aching joints? When a cold front moves in, the barometric pressure usually drops and there’s less pressure on our bodies from the air, which can cause our muscles and joints to swell. Science! While we know California doesn’t get that cold, our bodies still feel what the inclement weather can do. If your body is dealing with the side effects of winter, we’ve got a handy trick up our sleeve: Releaf Balm! Made with the whole plant and soothing essential oils, our Releaf Balm is a natural product that can help your joints feel better, so you can keep moving this winter.

A Cannabis Salve vs. Cannabis Balm

While one might think the terms ‘salve’ and ‘balm’ can be used interchangeably, that is simply not true! For the most part balms and salves contain the same ingredients and can even be used for the same reasons, but they have one key difference—balms have a higher amount of beeswax in their formulations– giving them a thicker consistency. Most salves have a lower ratio of beeswax and, as a result, are easier to spread. Both salves and balms tend to include nourishing ingredients and be shelf-stable, storable at room temperature, and thicker than lotions. Papa & Barkley’s Releaf Balm is a clean, chemical-free, Whole Plant Full Spectrum cannabis-infused topical made with therapeutic organic oils such as eucalyptus, tea tree, peppermint, and lavender. Whole Plant Full Spectrum means our Balm is made using our unique solventless infusion process to ensure it contains the plant’s natural full spectrum of cannabinoids, terpenes, and phytonutrients. The plant has the most therapeutic benefits when kept intact, so this process ensures our Releaf Balm delivers you maximum efficacy!