The Oil a Day Series: Copaiba

Welcome to Simply Healthy Life’s series on essential oils, An Oil a Day. Here you will find simplified (but still in depth!) information about various essential oils and how they can be used.

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**Please remember that none of the claims about these essential oils have been verified by the FDA and the information here is not meant to diagnose, treat, or cure any disease of chronic conditions. Always consult with your physician before using essential oils if you are pregnant, nursing or taking medications.

Copaiba is an interesting and amazing oil with a weird name.  (It’s pronounced ko-pah-ee-bah!)

History

Copaiba balsam (sap) is tapped directly from Copaifera trees and then steam distilled to make copaiba essential oil.   These trees are primarily found in South America and copaiba has a history of being used in folk medicine.  The annual prouction of copaiba in the Amazon is around 500 tons per year.

Constituents

The primary constituent is beta-caryophyllene which is a sesquiterpene.  Sesquiterpenes are good stuff.  Go google it!

Potential Benefits

–oil “magnifier” (when used with other oils it will magnify their properties)
–supports the digestive system
–supports the body’s natural response to injury or irritation

How to Use

Place two drops in a gel capsule with carrier oil and take up to three times daily.
Add to herbal tea.

Copaiba can be found in the following Young Living oil blends:  Deep Relief Roll-On, Stress Away and Stress Away Roll-On, Breathe Again Roll-On.

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Please feel free to contact me if you have questions about the use of essential oils.  You can learn more about purchasing Young Living essential oils HERE.    They truly are the best oils on the planet!
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