Ease Anxiety With Copaiba Essential Oil.
Does anyone in your family experience anxious feelings? The woody scent of dōTERRA’s copaiba essential oil can help calm any anxiety you may be experiencing. I like to diffuse it when the kids are getting ready for school, so we have a smooth morning.
Derived from the resin of the Copaiba tree, native Brazilians used it in traditional health practices. Copaiba oil can support many body systems including, the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous and immune systems.
What is Copaiba Essential Oil?
Copaiba oil is steam distilled from the copaiba oleoresin, a substance made up of resin and essential oils. The collection process of the oleoresin is unique among essential oils. It is tapped from the tree in a similar way to how maple trees are for their syrup. The oleoresin is then steam distilled to produce the essential oil.
Here are ways I recommend using copaiba essential oil:
1. To Support Your Overall Health
The chemical composition of copaiba oil has been found to be an anti-inflammatory (source). It’s important to remember that significant evidence shows that inflammation not only causes, but also advances, many diseases. Hence, copaiba oil is known to support your heart health, as well as your immune, digestive, nervous and immune systems.
To use: add 1-2 drops of Copaiba oil to any beverage to support your overall health.
2. To Protect and Support Your Cells
Copaiba’s main chemical component is beta-caryophyllene; a chemical similar to cannabinoids found in cannabis. This, in addition to the diterpenes uniquely found in Copaiba, may protect nerve cells. As a result, the cardiovascular and immune systems benefit.
To use: take 1-2 drops in a veggie capsule to take advantage of its antioxidants.
One study found that copaiba oil exhibits antinociceptive properties; meaning it has the ability to block pain (source). Therefore, it can be great for those with chronic pain, like arthritis.
To use: dilute with fractionated coconut oil and apply topically to areas of pain.
4. For Clear Skin
Due to its anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties, copaiba is a great natural acne treatment. I recommend incorporating the oil into your skin care routine to reduce the appearance of blemishes.
To use: add a drop of copaiba essential oil to your toner or moisturizer.
5. To Calm Down
Copaiba oil has a calming effect when diffused because of its combination of a sweet and woody smell. Many people use it to lighten the mood in the room. Hence, it’s perfect for the office or classroom.
To use: diffuse in your favorite diffuser or add 2-3 drops to your bath.
6. For Oral Care
A 2016 study published in The Open Dentistry Journal revealed that copaiba essential oil is effective against all strains of.
To use: add a drop of copaiba oil to your oil pulling mixture.
Essential Oils that Blend Well with Copaiba
Copaiba essential oil blends well with sandalwood, frankincense, and ylang-ylang.
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