|Copaiba Essential Oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree which can incredibly grow upwards of more than 100 feet and can be found in tropical South America.
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Copaiba is widely used in cosmetic products including soaps, creams, lotions, and perfumes. Since the 16th century, copaiba essential oil has been utilized in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil.
Although Copaiba does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids, the main component beta-caryophyllene may be neuroprotective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits ~ keep reading to learn more about this and how copaiba compares to CBD which is oil from hemp!
Most importantly, this essential oil is also a powerful antioxidant that promotes immune health. This article will explore more about the benefits that can be gained by using Copaiba essential oil in your own life.
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What does Copaiba smell & taste like?
Copaiba Essential Oil has a woodsy and nutty flavour with a slight hint of spice.
How do you use Copaiba?
Copaiba Essential Oil can be used aromatically, internally, and topically. Depending on the method of use, the benefits of copaiba can be far-reaching. When using internally, be sure to dilute 1 drop in 4 fluid ounces of liquid, or use a veggie capsule.
Tip: When taking Copaiba Essential Oil internally, use a carrier such a honey to help the essential oil disperse evenly throughout a liquid.
Science Behind Copaiba
doTERRA Copaiba essential oil is quickly becoming a fast favourite because of its many uses. Much of this comes down to the chemistry behind Copaiba essential oil which contains a high level of beta-caryophyllene - the highest levels known to the essential oil world to date.
This is significant because, according to European scientists, beta-caryophyllene has cannabinoid-like properties. Like many other cannabinoids and terpenes, beta-caryophyllene targets the body’s CB2 receptors.
But, it altogether ignores the CB1 receptors that are involved in creating the high associated with cannabis and the THC cannabinoid. Put more plainly, the benefits of Copaiba essential oil have the potential to profoundly impact the endocannabinoid system and support healthy cell growth.
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Sourcing of Copaiba
The sourcing of doTERRA essential oils is very important to help meet the standards and integrity of essential oil product. Co-impact sourcing helps communities where essential oil products are harvested by creating jobs and income opportunities for people in countries around the world.
Watch the behind the scenes video below where, in order to meet the harvesters and learn more about the process of doTERRA Copaiba oil creation, Emily Wright and Dr. Hill traveled to Brazil. Some of the harvesters are second and third generation, and are deeply proud of their work.
The resin is mostly harvested between January and June, when the water is highest. The harvesters then go to mature trees they have found in the forest to tap the oleoresin, not unlike the way maple sap is harvested.
The harvester drills into the trunk in one spot; the first time only a small amount of resin will be collected. The hole is then sealed off with woods. Six months later, about one liter of resin will be produced from the tree, which contains about 50 percent Copaiba oil.
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Are you already experiencing the benefits of Copaiba Essential Oil in your own life? Share your experience and how you use this essential oil in your own life in the comments below!
Please note: Essential oils are highly concentrated and as such should be used with great care, particularly with children, pregnant women, or those with medical conditions. The statements and information on this website are not intended to diagnose, cure, or prevent disease. This post may contain affiliate links.
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