Copaiba Essential Oil is my favorite oil. I use it every single day. I take it in a softgel and I take as needed under my tongue as needed throughout the day. It’s become my go-to oil for anything and everything for me AND for my kids! (It’s even featured in the kid blend called Rescuer).
When I talk about essential oils on my blog, I only recommend Certified Pure Tested Grade Essential Oils. Frankly, there’s hardly any regulations for essential oil purity in the market. It’s all too common for cornmints to be labeled peppermint. And for companies to add synthetic smells and call them natural. I only recommend doTERRA’s CPTG standard. This company goes above and beyond even the organic standard. They care about sustainable resourcing, fair wages, communities, and of course (first and foremost) the purity and quality of the essential oils it produces.
Three Main Cannabinoids
a cannabinoid from the cannibis plant
- Remember how I talked about there being very little regulation of purity on the essential oil market above? Well, the same thing happens in the world of cannabinoid. Even if you do get CBD, there’s not many good sources available. There are very small amounts (fraction of a percent) of actual CBD in the oils currently on the market. You have to do a lot of due diligence to secure a good CBD.
- CBD does not act directly on the CB receptors – so even if you did get a good CBD oil, it’s not working directly with the receptors. We WANT the oil to work directly with the CB2 receptors to get the positive result we are looking for.
- This acts directly on the CB1 receptor. This is NOT a response we want. This is how we get hallucinations. DoTERRA will NEVER harvest an oil for this type of response.
- Technically, this is a natural sesquiterpene. But it interacts with the endocannibinoid system. You’ll see a lot of confusion out there with these two words.
- No CB1 receptors – This is FANTASTIC. We do not want the side effects associated with the CB1 receptor.
- Same positive benefits as the other cannabinoids!
- CB2 direct interaction: direct interaction = better interaction
- Present in therapeutic amounts – just because an oil has a chemical constituent doesn’t mean that its level of presence is high enough to actually make a noticeable difference in the body. We want real, pure, and concentrated oils.
- Oils w/ BCP: Black Pepper, Melissa, Ylang Ylang, Clove, Helichrysum, Juniper Berry, Oregano, and COPAIBA
Beta CaryoPhyllene (BCP)
Beta CaryoPhyllene is well-researched and we know of many benefits that it provides. BCP is an anti-inflammatory agent that also has analgesic, or pain killing, properties. You can find the research HERE on pubmed and HERE on PubChem. The research actually shows that BCP blocks pain naturally!
Do you take a lot of acetaminophen or have you in the past? That stuff is pretty hard on the liver. Well there’s another study that shows using BCP actually helps protect the liver.
This just barely scratches the surface when it comes to the scientific research behind these chemicals. Just spend a little time on sites like Pubmed and PubChem and you’ll find an abundance of research.
Unashamedly, I’m addicted to Pubmed. Oils are not magic (although they sometimes feel that way), they are the gift of the Earth and they do BIG things. And the research backs it up.
Unique blend of 4 different species – Copaifera reticulata, officinalis, coriacea, and langsdorffii
- DoTERRA has chosen to create a unique blend of 4 different species of Copaiba – blending these species will increase potency and the effects of potency.
- All of the responses work through the CB 2 receptor!
Copaiba Essential Oil Physical Uses
- Apply topically for healthy-looking skin (1)
- Take a drop or two in a veggie cap for cellular support
- Use internally or topically for cardiovascular health
- Diffuse (use aromatically) to calm and soothe emotions
- Use internally, topically, or aromatically for immune support (2)
- Apply topically with some coconut oil for a healthy inflammatory response
- Use topically for a reduction of neuronal excitation (3)
- Use in a veggie cap as a powerful antioxidant
- Use topically or in a veggie cap for digestive support
Copaiba Essential Oil Emotional Uses
- Use when you feel guilty, regretful, shameful, rebellious, or unworthy.
- Use to bring forth suppressed emotions.
- Diffuse to promote feelings of clarity, forgiveness, worthiness, and new beginnings