How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil

How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil

Copaiba essential oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree, which is native to South and Central America, and has been used for centuries for its health and beauty benefits.

Copaiba has a secret superpower! In addition to everything Copaiba can do on its own this oil has a unique ability to enhance the absorption of other essential oils when applied topically. It has a spicy and woody aroma, similar to black pepper, and can be ingested, diffused or applied topically. Let's learn more about how to use Copaiba essential oil.

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Top uses for Copaiba essential oil

  • Calm and soothe anxious feelings
  • Soothe minor discomfort
  • Beneficial for stress and mood management

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Who can use Copaiba?

Pure Copaiba essential oil is safe for children, babies, elderly and even our animals.

Topically, it is safe to be used direct to the skin also known as "neat" application. For sensitive skin, children and elderly it is always recommended to dilute with a carrier oil which is a vegetable based oil applied to the skin along with the essential oil.

My favorite carrier oil is fractionated coconut oil because it is stainless, odorless and absorbs nicely into the skin. Fractionated coconut oil is the same coconut oil you probably have in your kitchen but some of the fats have been removed so that it stays in a liquid state. This works great for roller blends and skin applications. Some other options especially for facial skin are jojoba, argan and sweet almond oil.

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Where is Copaiba sourced?

Copaiba is a large towering tree that grows in tropical rainforests of South America. A Copaiba tree can live up to 400 years and grow more than 100 feet (30 m) tall. For hundreds of years, traditional healers in northern Brazil have used copaiba trees for their health benefits.

Copaiba essential oil is steam distilled from the resin of the tree. A Copaiba tree is tapped for its resin, similar to the way maple syrup is harvested. Initially, a tree is tapped and resin is collected. The hole is then plugged and the tree is re-visited once or twice per year. For six months out of the year the Copaiba trees are inaccessible. Copaiba trees can only be reached by boat during the rainy season from January to June when the rivers rise over 20 feet.

doTERRA partners with local harvesting families that live along the Amazon River in Brazil. Each family takes care of several trees, a tradition that has been fostered for generations.

What are essential Oils?

Essential oils are aromatic compounds found in plants, seeds, bark, flowers and trees. Pure essential oils are 50-70 times more potent than herbs and when used properly are 100% natural and safe.

Have you ever crushed a peppermint leaf between your fingers?  What you were doing was rupturing the essential oil sacs to smell the essential oil aroma.  The aromatic compounds inside those tiny little sacs help the plant protect itself and thrive.  We get the same benefit when we use essential oils. 

Safety Tips

  • Avoid application to the eyes, ears, nose, or sensitive areas, and avoid putting essential oils on broken or damaged skin.
  • Oil and water do not mix. If an essential oil causes discomfort add a carrier oil (or vegetable based oil) to the area to relieve discomfort.
  • When in doubt - dilute, dilute, dilute! .
  • GENERAL GUIDELINES for dilution: 1% dilution means 1 drop of essential oil per 1 teaspoon (100 drops) of carrier oil. (ex. with children use 1% for each year of age, 10 years old = 10% dilution)
  • To avoid photosensitivity do not use citrus essential oils on an area that will be exposed to the sun within 12 hours.
  • Keep essential oils out of reach of your children and do not leave pets in an enclosed room when diffusing essential oils.

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How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil Aromatically

Aromatic use of an oil is the quickest way to effect mood and emotions. When inhaled, the essential oil molecules send chemical messages to the limbic system which is also known as the emotional brain in under 30 seconds!

  • Inhale directly from cupped hands placed around your nose
  • Smell directly from the bottle.
  • Add to a room diffuser at bedtime to promote a calm and peaceful environment
  • Make a room spray or add to your favorite linen spray recipe.

Copaiba Diffuser Blend Recipes

Add the essential oil drops to a room diffuser along with tap water to the fill line. Inhale and relax!

Head Tension
  • 3 drops Copaiba oil
  • 2 drops Peppermint oil
  • 2 drops Lavender oil
Calm the storm
  • 2 drops Copaiba oil
  • 3 drops Frankincense oil
  • 3 drops Lavender oil
Immune Blend
  • 2 drops Copaiba oil
  • 1 drops Lemon oil
  • 3 drops On Guard protective blend

How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil Topically

Essential oils are 50-70 times more concentrated then herbs. Dilute essential oils with a carrier oil (such as fractionated coconut oil) to slow that absorption and avoid sensitivity. Apply directly to the area where needed, pulse points or to the bottom of the feet, spine or navel. To avoid photosensitivity when applying citrus essential oils do not apply on skin that will exposed to the sun within 12 hours.

  • Rub diluted Copaiba on babies gums when teething.
  • Massage into the temples and the back of neck when experiencing head tension.
  • Layer with Deep Blue soothing blend on sore muscles.
  • Add few drops to epsom salt and add to a bath or foot soak
  • Apply over abdomen for occasional indigestion
  • Apply diluted to abdomen when trying to potty train children.
  • Add to a facial moisturizer to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.

Copaiba Roller Blend Recipes

In a roller bottle add the essential oil drops and fill the rest with a carrier oil such as fractionated coconut oil. Roll on area of concern.

Muscle Support
  • 5 drops Copaiba oil
  • 5 drops Lavender oil
  • 5 drops Peppermint oil
  • 10 drops Deep Blue soothing blend
Skin Support
  • 5 drops Copaiba oil
  • 5 drops Lavender oil
  • 5 drops Tea Tree oil
  • 10 drops Frankincense oil
  • 10 drops Copaiba oil
  • 10 drops Adaptiv Calming blend
  • 5 drops Frankincense oil

How to Use Copaiba Essential Oil Internally

Copaiba essential oil is only safe for internal use with pure essential oils labeled "safe for internal use." Do Not Use fragrance essential oils internally. To take essential oils internally you can add a drop of essential oil to water or in a vegetable capsule. Look for the Nutritional Facts label on the side of the bottle to ensure it is safe for internal use.

  • Apply a drop to your thumb and press against the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds when experiencing head tension.
  • Drop it under your tongue to help calm and soothe the nervous system.
  • Add 2 - 3 drops to a veggie capsule and take with water.

Veggie Capsule Recipes with Copaiba essential oil

In a veggie capsule add the following drops of essential oil and take along with water.

Immune Support
  • 2 drops Copaiba oil
  • 2 drops Oregano oil
  • 2 drops On Guard protective blend
Sweet Dreams
  • 2 drops Copaiba oil
  • 2 drops Vetiver oil
  • 2 drops Lavender oil
Aches Away
  • 2 drops Copaiba oil
  • 2 drops Turmeric oil
  • 2 drops Frankincense oil

Copaiba DIY Recipes

Linen Spray
  • 5 drops Lavender oil
  • 5 drops Copaiba oil
  • 5 drops Wild Orange oil
  • Add to a 2 oz. spray bottle and fill with distilled water. Shake & Spray
Soothing Tea
  • Combine 1-2 drops of Copaiba with honey and hot water.
Stress Mist
  • 5 drops Copaiba oil
  • 2 drops Adaptiv Calming blend
  • Add to a 4 oz. spray bottle and fill with distilled water. Shake and spray

What makes doTERRA Copaiba different?

doTERRA Copaiba oil is sourced in Brazil from four species of copaiba. By combining four species a maximum potency essential oil is obtained.

The most important factor when considering an essential oil is its purity. Purity impacts potency. Potency relates to how effective an oil is. Where the plant grows, how its harvested and how it is distilled impacts its chemistry and consistency. When you use an oil, you want it to work the same way every single time. The better the quality the better the oils work with and for your body.

Most essential oil companies say their oil is 100% pure but that is simply not true. Each batch of doTERRA essential oil goes through over 60 tests. On the bottom of every bottle is a code you can enter on to view these reports.

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