By: Laine Hammer & Cyrus Sepahbodi


Terms to be familiar with:

Kief: The accumulation of dried and cured cannabis resin glands (trichomes) after being tumbled or sifted

Cannabis Resin : The alternative name for the trichomes on the plant.

Rosin : Concentrate oil when cannabis trichomes are pressed using heat and pressure, solventless.

Live Resin: Concentrate made through chemical extraction, such as BHO or CO2 and then filtered through solvents.

What is cannabis rosin? Rosin is a golden, sap-like concentrated oil made by pressing the resinous trichome heads from the flowers of cannabis plants.

While you may not have heard of it, rosin is an oil you didn’t know your skin needed. If you’ve never heard of the golden sap-like substance that is front and center in our skincare suite, here’s a 101 on where it comes from, how we make it, the difference between rosin and resin, and how it helps keep your skin glowing all year long.

Here at Papa & Barkley, we think rosin is pretty cool. Rosin isn’t an ordinary oil – it’s made from the trichomes of the cannabis plant – the fruit of the flower. Trichomes produce THC, CBD, and other medicinal cannabinoids, which is what makes rosin an integral part of our Releaf Repair Cream and Releaf Body Lotion.