In September, doTERRA’s Dr. Hill announced the release of Copaiba essential oil to a very excited audience.
Copaiba essential oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow upwards of more than 100 feet and can be found in tropical South America. Copaiba oil 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.
Similar to Black Pepper essential oil, Copaiba can help soothe anxious feelings and it can be applied to the skin to promote a clear, smooth complexion.
Taken internally, Copaiba essential oil supports the health of the cardiovascular, immune, digestive, nervous, and respiratory systems.*
Although Copaiba does not contain psychoactive cannabinoids, the main component caryophyllene may be neuroprotective and have cardiovascular and immune benefits.*
It’s also a powerful antioxidant that promotes immune health.* (Source)
(*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.)
So how do you use Copaiba essential oil?
3 ways to use Copaiba essential oil
There are many applications but today I wanted to share three simple ways to use this multipurpose essential oil in your home.
- Clear Skin: For a clear complexion, rub one or two drops of Copaiba onto your face before applying moisturizer.
- Calming: Diffuse four drops of Copaiba essential oil or mix two drops with two drops of wild orange for an uplifting aroma that can help calm any anxious feelings you may be experiencing.
- Whole Body Support: Give extra support to your body systems (supports the cardiovascular, digestive, nervous, and immune system) by adding one drop of Copaiba essential oil to a cup of warm water and honey.
Possible skin sensitivity. Keep out of reach of children. If you are pregnant, nursing, or under a doctor’s care, consult your physician. Avoid contact with eyes, inner ears, and sensitive areas.
How will you use Copaiba?