Copaiba essential oil is derived from the resin of the copaiba tree which can grow upwards of more than 30 metres 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 utilised in traditional health practices by the natives of north and northeastern Brazil. Similar to Black Pepper essential oil, Copaiba is soothing and calming to the emotions, and can be applied topically combined with a carrier oil to promote the appearance of a clear, smooth complexion.
- Add 1 to 2 drops to water, juice, or tea.
- Diffuse aromatically to create a calming atmosphere.
- Apply topically combined with a carrier oil or a facial moisturiser to promote the appearance of a clear, smooth complexion and to help reduce the appearance of blemishes.
Directions for Use
Aromatic use: Use three to four drops in the diffuser of choice.
Food additive use: Add 1-2 drops to food.
Topical use: Dilute one to two drops with a carrier oil, then apply to desired area. See additional precautions below
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.
- Creates a calming atmosphere when diffused.
- Promotes the appearance of clear, smooth skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes.
Resin from Copaifera reticulata, officinalis, coriacea, and langsdorffii
dōTERRA® Source to You™
In early 2018, Emily Wright and Dr. David Hill traveled to Brazil to meet some of dōTERRA’s sourcing partners. The first two days were spent getting to know Rosimar, Josafa and Jocimar, who are second and third generation Copaiba harvesters.
Discovering Copaiba Oil
Scientists have recently discovered the many benefits of Copaiba oil. Dr. Hill and Nicole Stevens discuss the high level of beta-caryophyllene contained in Copaiba essential oil.
Dr. Hill Discusses Copaiba and Cannabinoid Benefits
Dr. David K. Hill D.C., Founding Executive, Chief Medical Officer, and Chairman of the Scientific Advisory Committee at doTERRA talks about the science behind Copaiba oil. He specifically discusses the endocannabinoid system and how Copaiba oil interacts with this important system of the body.