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Copaiba Essential Oil

Did you know that Copaiba is one of the most anti-inflammatory substances on earth? Derived from the balsamic resin of the Copaifera trees in the Amazon rainforest, this essential oil has been used by the indigenous people of South America for centuries to treat many ailments. Not only is it a natural anti-inflammatory but contains antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-depressant properties. Talk about a versatile oil!


Based on the (twice) mentioned anti-inflammatory aspect of Copaiba, you can assume that it is a proficient advocate for pain. According to a study conducted in 2012 about the Copaiba-Resin oil, Walace Gomes-Leal and his associates discovered that the oil is neuroprotective and reduces neutrophil recruitment and microglia activation after a motor cortex excitotoxic injury; “The results suggest that COR treatment induces neuroprotection by modulating inflammatory response following an acute damage to the central nervous system.” Furthermore, the same study concluded whether used topically or aromatically, Copaiba retains the same neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory benefits.

As an astringent natural compound, Copaiba offers a multitude of benefits for the skin. Another study conducted in 2012 by TR Gomes indicated Copaiba’s effectiveness against acne vulgaris. The author concluded, “The surface affected with acne decreased when treated with placebo, but the linear model could explain only 26.8% of total variance in original data matrix. There was a highly significant decrease in the surface affected with acne in the areas treated with the 1.0% Copaiba Essential Oil preparation.” Copaiba’s chemical components help tighten the skin, reduce the appearance of imperfections, and strengthen the skin to better prevent against scarring.

Another major feature of Copaiba is its natural anti-depressant properties. In aromatherapy, Copaiba has often been used to lighten the spirit and improve mood. Many find the smell to be sweet and reminiscent of warm honey. The scent alone may help reduce feelings of anxiety and stress. However, it is important to mention that if Copaiba is not the scent for you (meaning whether you like the smell or not), the chemical constituents within the Copaiba Essential Oil will have the same emotional effects regardless. Furthermore, as a detoxification agent, Copaiba is known to release stifled emotions. You may feel upset depending on the emotions you’ve suppressed throughout your life. In fact, we like to jokingly say that the first time you use Copaiba, you may breakdown into some well-needed tears.


 You can use three-to-four drops of Copaiba in a veggie capsule or simply take a Copaiba soft-gel for pain or discomfort. For skin or emotional therapy, I recommend applying topically. Add several drops to your facial cleaners or essential oil roller-ball blends for optimal use. Apply one-to-three drops over your heart, lower stomach, forehead, crown of head, and/or nape of neck to experience the emotional benefits of Copaiba. You may also diffuse several drops for aromatherapy.

And guess what? DoTERRA is hosting a promotion for Copaiba for the month of October! If you place a 200 PV order, you get a 15 mL Copaiba AND Copaiba soft-gels for FREE! That’s not all. Your free list of items is completed with the NEW 5 mL Yellow Mandarin. Purchase now before it’s too late! We’d love to hear your testimonies.

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Jayden Almeida has been the head blogger of Essentially Sp’OILed for Life since 2019. Her passion is to help readers understand the benefits of essential oils to achieve a happier and healthier lifestyle. In addition to writing for ESFL, Jayden’s also a novice author determined to publish her own series of literature.

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