Updated: May 20, 2019
Copaiba is a coveted essential oil for wellness aficionados, and once you learn about it's incredible healing properties for all body systems (which are being compared to other popular holistic alternatives), you'll understand why!
Co-pa-ee-ba, as it's pronounced by the indigenous people that grow it, has a very high content level of Beta-caryophyllene chemical constituent, which is known to have cannabinoid-like properties. As such, Copaiba essential oil is frequently compared to CBD for having similar healing effects.
There have been over 70 peer-reviewed studies published in scientific journals in the last few years evaluating the benefits of Copaiba. Even though Copaiba is similar to CBD, like the essential oil industry, most of the CBD oil out there is adulterated (unregulated industry) with no proof of authenticity from third-party testing, like doTERRA essential oils has. I wrote a whole blog post on why Copaiba is like CBD oil, only better, here.
doTERRA's Copaiba essential oil is sourced from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow upwards of more than 100 feet and can be found in the Amazon rainforest.
The native people of northeastern Brazil have been using Copaiba for centuries to support the respiratory, digestive, urinary, cardiovascular, and immune systems as well as in beauty & face care products for its skin soothing properties.
The passion of these people is quite remarkable, see for yourself in the amazing (always sustainable) sourcing series videos from doTERRA below!
Copaiba is extracted from mature trees between 30 and 50 years in age and considered one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth. In this way it makes an excellent joint support for arthritis, muscle cramps, tendinitis, gout and inflammation.
Copaiaba also has a high content level of antioxidant — the substance that stops potential damage to your cells from oxidation, making this a solid cellular support too.
It's main chemical constituent, beta caryophyllene, works directly with our endocannabinoid system. Our brain, vital organs, immune cells, and even connective tissue contain endocannabinoid receptors, which affect us on a physiological level based on a multitude of factors, such as environment, diet, etc.
Copaiba soothes the skin, body systems, and mind for whole body wellness, and it does this by working on a cellular level.
Emotionally, Copaiba is the oil of Unveiling. From the book Emotions and Essential oils, it shares that it invites individuals to connect with their past, and it helps unveil the deeper meaning, lessons and messages showing up in one's life. It can be tough to look at our lives honestly and with compassion for where we have been and where we are going, and Copaiba reminds us that by doing so it will reveal the higher message of one's life.
Shame, guilt, blame and fear are subconscious emotions that become internalized, and they are lower vibrational energies which need to be released in order to express our true selves. Using Copaiba helps us to recognize these emotions, and unravel them for restoration.
In this sense, Copaiba is a wonderful support for shadow work and I used it this way extensively last summer - I continue to this day. If you need to make peace with the past, Copaiba is here to 'unveil' the unresolved pain in the heart, mind and body and start the healing and restoration process into wholeness.
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For pain & inflammation, arthritis, gout and muscle cramps, diffuse, inhale from cupped hands, and/or apply to area of concern
Liver toxicity and issues take in a capsule or in water
For tendinitis, plantar fasciitis, and heel spurs, apply to area of concern
For respiratory issues, sore throat and tonsils, diffuse, inhale from cupped hands apply under nose and/or to chest
For bedwetting and incontinence, apply to abdomen and take in a capsule
For colitis and intestinal infections, apply to abdomen and/or take in a capsule
For cancer and autoimmune disorders, take in a capsule apply to bottoms of feet, and/or along spine, combine with frankincense and Siberian fir
For fungal, bacterial, and viral infections, take in a capsule apply to area of concern bottoms of fee and/or along spine
For nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and bloating, take in a capsule or or apply to abdomen
For dry skin and hair, acne, eczema, psoriasis, apply to area of concern or combine with skin or hair care products.
For aging skin and collagen production, wound healing, apply to are of concern to promote the collagen production
For headaches and migraines apply to temples, forehead or take in a capsule
For stress, worry, anxious feelings and racing thoughts, take in capsule, softgel, diffuse or apply to bottoms of feet
For healing from your past, and to work on your shadow aspects of self, use Copaiba on bottom of feet before meditation or healing work, or diffuse in a diffuser
For releasing shame and aligning with your soul path and purposeful existence, apply 1-3 drops over heart, sacral chakra (lower stomach) on forehead, crown of head, or nape of neck
Ways to use
Check out these recipes for Copaiba essential oil here!
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HD Clear Topical blend
How to order
If you’re already a doTERRA customer you can add it to your Loyalty Rewards Order. Not a wholesale member yet? I'd love to help you order Copaiba here. Be sure to enroll with an enrollment kit if you want to waive the annual $35 fee! Then add on single oils you'd like.
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* Methods of use: I'm only referring to use with doTERRA essential oils. Please use at your own risk with other brands.