Towering over the Amazon rainforest stands a giant with centuries-old roots. The copaiba tree grows slowly, ultimately reaching more than one hundred feet in height, and within it flows a sticky treasure that’s been tapped for widely diverse applications for hundreds of years. This copaiba oleoresin resembles maple syrup in the way it is collected from the tree, and the process of distillation by heat leads to dōTERRA® Copaiba essential oil.
Copaiba is a valuable tool in your hands to support whole-body wellness. For a mega massage that will leave your muscles and joints wondering where these oils have been their whole life, combine Copaiba with Frankincense and Oregano in the measure of one to two drops each. Dilute with a carrier oil; the Oregano makes this mixture hot! And for some serious support in the slumber department, Copaiba combines beautifully with two other nighttime stars: Vetiver and Lavender. Use these three oils in the diffuser blend below, or turn them into a relaxing bedtime massage applied to the feet or back.
Canopy of Stars
- 2 drops Copaiba
- 2 drops Vetiver
- 2 drops Lavender
You’ve probably heard of CBD, right? Well, Copaiba oil shares some key similarities with CBD while retaining a separate identity all its own. Chemically, the resin of the copaiba tree produces the highest level of beta-caryophyllene (BCP) known in nature. BCP has cannabinoid-like properties, yet in this case it does not originate from the cannabis plant. Instead, this powerful chemical comes straight from our steadfast giant in the rainforest. With zero chance of showing up on a drug test, Copaiba oil boasts a higher amount of BCP than CBD oil does, along with a more reasonable price tag. Okay, enough with acronyms: the point is, Copaiba essential oil is an amazing source of a natural chemical called beta-caryophyllene that is capable of supporting the body in significant and dynamic ways!
Copaiba harvesters walk miles into the jungle to check on their trees and extract resin. Multiple generations have worked in this business, and they are rightfully proud of their expertise. The labor-intensive process involves carefully locating the resin veins and gently tapping into them to obtain the needed flow, while also caring for the tree and its longevity. In Brazil, each generation trains the next in this art, and dōTERRA is thrilled to partner with these expert farmers in their craft. Can you almost smell the rainforest? You’re about to when you turn on this diffuser blend.
Escape With Me
- 4 drops Copaiba
- 3 drops Cedarwood
- 2 drops Lime
Other forms of escape include adding Copaiba to your skin toner or moisturizer, using its woody aroma to help you calm down when anxious feelings creep up, and unwinding with a few drops in a warm bath. Copaiba’s therapeutic properties come straight from an incredible tree which simply does what it was created to do: give the gift of its resin to humanity. Let Copaiba impart steadfastness to you, and see that the only challenge is finding a part of the body that doesn’t benefit from it.