Articles about essential oils are all over the place and you might be tired of reading about them, however, many of these extracts have extreme healing benefits for the mind, body, and spirit.
These essential oils can work quicker and better than the recommended pharmaceuticals and other medications that are available today. It is very valuable for your health to understand which essential oils are available and what benefits they offer.
Even if you’ve heard about lavender oil’s or other essential oils’ abilities, not a lot of people have heard about what copaiba oil has to offer.
What is Copaiba Oil?
This essential oil is a mix of four other species which makes it a unique blend with many benefits. In South America, copaiba oil has been used for centuries for different illnesses. It is a resultant from the balsamic resin from copaiba trees (Copaifera officinalis and Copaifera langsdorffi) which are native to the Amazon rainforest.
These trees all have tall trunks and long branches near the top and there they hide their stinky substance that is known as oleoresin which is where the copaiba essential oil comes from. The resin changes color depending on the ratio of essential oil to resin. Usually, it can form a yellow-like essential oil.
Cosmetic products usually use copaiba oil. Products such as soaps, lotions, perfumes, and creams all use this essential oil.
Copaiba Oil Health Benefits
- Soothe anxiety, depression, and stress
- Chronic pain
- Help Digestion
- Clear skin irritations (Acne, eczema, psoriasis…)
- Help with nervous system and cellular support
- Help with cardiovascular health
- Boosting immune system
- Aid Respiratory system
- Reduce neuronal excitability
- Aid inflammatory response
- Balance emotions
The most vital compound in copaiba oil is the cannabinoid beta-caryophyllene or BCP. BCP is a neuroprotective which can have cardiovascular benefits as well. It can also boost the immune system. Additionally, copaiba oil also contains many antioxidants which help the immune system and fight against inflammation.
Three Ways to Use Copaiba Essential Oil
There are three different ways to use the copaiba essential oil for treating psoriasis, chronic pain, eczema, acne, and additional diseases that you might be suffering. You can use this oil by inhalation, ingestion, or topical.
For inhalation, make sure you use a diffuser and add a couple of copaiba oil drops. After, breathe the pleasant aroma. If you do not have a diffuser, you can always inhale directly from the bottle itself or use a bowl of steaming water and inhale from it after adding drops of the oil. With inhalation of copaiba oil, you will reduce depression, stress, anxiety, and get a feeling of peace and calm.
Not every essential oil is safe to ingest, so make sure you keep that in mind. Copaiba oil is one of the few essential oils that is safe to consume and it is recommended to not ingest essential oils without oversight or proper training.
If you are concerned with your safety, just add a few drops of this oil in tea, food, or an empty capsule. When placed on the tongue, the essential oils will taste displeasing because of their high concentration. If you do want to ingest copaiba oil, make sure you buy the purest therapeutic grade essential oil.
For the topical use, just add some drops of the oil to a ball of cotton and apply it slowly on the skin in order to fight off acne, eczema, psoriasis or any other skin irritation. It can also be used to make your skin healthier and look beautiful.